Greetings from Las Vegas! Between the last Weekender and this one I have been tooling around the Los Angeles metropolitan area following NEO JAPONISM from one live to the next. It has been quite the week and I’ve been able to experience the group challenging themselves in front a diverse array of audiences: from performing in front of hundreds at the OC Japan Fair, to a crowd of about 30 at an impromptu coffee house set, to absolutely rocking the iconic Viper Room.
It was a fantastic show tonight from NEO JAPONISM at the Viper Room. pic.twitter.com/JgX3rA2CfL
— Daemon 🖤 Aimless (@DaeMetal) November 3, 2023
It has also been awesome to hang out with old friends and also meet some members of the Homicidols community In Real Life® for the first time. And the trip isn’t quite over yet! I’ve now travelled from LA here to Vegas as, later today, NEO JAPONISM will be appearing at the Sin City Anime convention at 6:00 pm before quickly heading over to the Backstage Bar the for the TOUSHINRANBU tour final.
Isiliel is also in the US on the final leg of her first world tour, moonbow rising. She has announced that her tour final will take place in Chicago and also mark her first time performing in the Windy City.
＼✨💝 VIP Packs for US Dates 💝✨／
We have just a few tour VIP packs left for the US dates on the final leg of #moonbowrising !🌙
11/3 San Francisco
Sizes are limited – please order early!
— Isiliel (@Isiliel_jp) November 3, 2023
In the virtual space, our friends at the Swedish-Japanese Performers Association are hosting FiDZ and DA BAMBI for an online Q&A and cheki session.
Come and chat with @official_FiDZ and @DABAMBIofficial online! Live Q&A and a private cheki signing Sun 12 Nov 1200 CET. Chekis @ SEK 150 each, incl. regular postage worldwide. Free stream of the Q&A on YouTube. Order link in comments⬇️ pic.twitter.com/8AntnZsOZz
— Swedish-Japanese Performers Association (@swejpnpa) November 2, 2023
We have received a new testament from our personal lord and savior, nonayu.
It is not possible to get enough of NaNoMoRaL.
SAZANAMi Λug. have slowly turned into one of my favorite things.
anew (Art Idol New World) have also snuck into this category.
The latest shoegaze single Shimmer Shrimpmer is now available on your streaming service of choice.
🎧 'Surprise Motherf*cker'
— ShimmerShrimpmer (@ShrimpmerTwit) November 3, 2023
Antithese give us this optimistic new MV.
MAD MEDiCINE give us a taste of their live prescription.
YA’ABURNEE, the new unit themed as, “not gothic, but grotesque and cute,” held their first live this week and dropped their first manic single.
sui sui star in this week’s episode of everyone’s favorite show, Idols with Guns.
Qppo! are the subject of a documentary being released nationwide in December.
∞lette is “art idol” in the sense that the unit is literally made up of art students.
Hime Kyun Fruit Can, one of the oldest alt-idol units in existence, predating even BiS and BABYMETAL, will disband at the end of December.
HimeKyunFruitCan 解散のお知らせ pic.twitter.com/5bDwT4oH8F
— ひめキュンフルーツ缶 HimeKyunFruitCan (@himekyun) November 3, 2023
Here is the heartbreaking final live from Minna no Kodomochan.
They have also released their latest posthumous single.
『ふたりはなかよし -70's mixture arrange-』
— みんなのこどもちゃん (@kodomocafeid) October 30, 2023
Reo will be leaving MAZE.
— Reo (@reo_maze) November 2, 2023
Dinosaur released a PV from their final live. They are now in hiatus.
B.K.S.N disbanded on Halloween.
— 閻魔 バカは死ぬまでなおらない。 (@bksn_enma) November 1, 2023
Ame Ryu Matsuri will be graduating from Treble.
— Treble (@treble_offi) October 31, 2023
In a surprise new front runner for Reboot of the Year, Yurapico announced the one-day reunion of both BURST GIRL and GUSO DROP for her 10th anniversary show in December.
🎉 『 12Smile45678910 』
— ゆらぴこ🌼🐤 (@yura_burstgirl) November 3, 2023
The reunion announcement has led to lots of lovely reminiscences, especially from Boss Rei who notes that, during her GUSO DROP days, she was mostly just trying to pick fights with otaku.
— しばくぞ零ちゃん🐶ナックルチワワ (@reichan_Chiwa) November 3, 2023
In what would be the Oshifound headline in any other week: Megumi Kisaragi (leader and producer of Zenbu Kimi no Sei da.) has been announced as the fourth and final member of Yukueshirezutsurezure reboot, Not Secured, Loose Ends.
Not Secured,Loose Ends
— Not Secured,Loose Ends (@nsleystz) November 2, 2023
Speaking of Yukueshirezutsurezure, former member, Con, (aka Kokoko) has released a new MV with her band, Gordon.
Seira Asahina (ex. SPARK SPEAKER) has re-emerged on Twitter.