Your Homicidols Weekender #371

It is the final weekend (and Weekender) 2023 and I’m almost sad this year is about to end. It’s not that I have any great affection for the year that has almost passed, it’s just that there were so many great alt, indie, and underground idol units putting out so much amazing material that I probably need another month or too just to catch up with it all. Even though I compile this weekly digest, I know that I have missed some stellar stuff.  That’s why we have the  Homicidols Discord server, so folks can let us all know anything we happed to have overlooked. It takes a village to keep abreast of this genre.

Speaking of the Homicidols Discord server, everyone over there is putting forward their idol predictions for 2024. So far, predictions include:

  • Nagase Ritsu (ex. ZSASZ) will be the new Screamer in Broken by the Scream. (Tim_64)
  • Planck Stars and Juggs Mafia combine for a concert performed entirely in Jell-O at Budokan. (ShaneAlpha)
  • “Zenbu Kimi no Sei da.” is rebooted as “C’est de ta faute.”, with all lyrics translated to French. (RocketSigns)

Please drop on by and play idol Nostradamus. Then stay tuned in 2024 to see whose predictions come true.

In the meantime, here some items from the recent past:

TOKYO Tefutefu decided to remind us that Butterfly Dogma is one of the best album’s of the year.

The new LADYBABY give us their take on the unit’s original classic, “Nippon manju”.

tonalia continue to help us weather the loss of RILISREVERSE.

The Candace put out some of the best tracks of the year and leave us with one last retro banger.

 

KUROGURO, McDog Works unit and label mate of CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL, released their second song.

 

You know who had an amazing 2023? pupa!! For some reason, I always sound like I’m excited when I talk about pupa!!

NightOwl is another unit that ends the year stronger than they started it.

We got two MV’s in one week from Tokyo Moso Map. It feels like the end of the world, not just the end of the year.

INUWASI had a quieter 2023 than 2022 so, hopefully, they were just resting up to hit us hard in 2024.

This time last year, we thought that kinopo. would have taken over the world by now. Not quite yet.

The new, 2023 version of Malcolm Mask McLaren help us ring in the new year with a new tune.

Future bass unit, eik, feature in the chill new tune.

NiL to 2023: “Let’s bounce.”

MOON RABBiTS are a punk rock rabbit unit. What else do you need to know?

Usabeni takes a new year’s walk in Shibuya.

I missed this last week, but Lupus caught it for us over on the Homicidols Discord server: New unit, RAIDEN, dropped their debut single and MV.

2023 began with the creation of JUGS MAFIA, so we might as well close out the year with them.

Oshiloss Corner

Today, HimeKyunFruitCan, one of the foundational units of alternative idol, will be calling it quits after 13 years.

THE DEVIL’S KILLING MERRY-GO-ROUND will be disbanding on February 4th.

MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN and TONAi BOUSHO will be disbanding and replaced by a new group called MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN TONAi BOUSHO aka MONSTER IDOL for short. Got it?

Near Yaotome will be taking a break from JIEMEI to address a health issue that has led to her having seizures recently. She is determined to get well and return.

NARLOW has fired their producer, ANCHOR (Daiki Suzuki), for an unspecified contract violation.

nanoCUNE (HimeKyunFruitCan’s sister unit) has disbanded for the third time.

Oshifound Corner

Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. is rebooting plus more details coming soon.

The best Christmas gift we got this year: yumegiwa last girl will be revived in March.

Ten Ebihara (ex. On the Treat Super Season and LAST IN MY CULT) has joined MagMell.

Shoko Murase and Miyu Asana (ex. ONE KILL) are both members of the newly unveiled unit,  LOVE Re:MiND.

The idol formerly known as Amanesiu of ZEPANEWT has re-emerged as Fu Misiu, an original member of the new unit, DOPING DOUBT, debuting in late January.

 

Seira (ex. SPARK SPEAKER) was banned from Twitter for three days for suspicious activity after following back too many fans.

Have a Good Weekend and a Happy New Year!!