Garry, Terry and John are back for the next installment of the worlds greatest (only) English language alternative idol podcast in the world. We do some talking about the news, look at some MVs, the usual stuff. Sit back and enjoy.
In the news this week:
- Candye♡Syrup are the new kids on the block.
- Bonnou Paradox gets a new member.
- Mimoto Tomomi and Miyu Yuki are leaving Hachimitsu★Emperor.
- AIBECK release 4 new songs on SoundCloud.
- DOPING BERRY are breaking up and STRAWBERRY SYNDROME are losing a member and going on hiatus.
- BiS member Pour Lui concludes her “DiET or DiE” challenge.
- BABYMETAL are announced as the “2nd headliner” of the SUMMER SONIC festival.
- GANG PARADE unveil the jacket covers and new visuals for their upcoming “Beyond the Mountain” single.
- Former Guso Drop member and current 2& soloist Saki announces that she isn’t an Idol anymore and is cutting down on chekis with fans.
- BiSH member Aina the End will be contributing an ending theme for the anime “18if”.
We also share our thoughts on MVs from Artema Doll, You’ll Melt More!, DaiDaiDai and Maison book girl.
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An interesting thing popped up as a retweet from 煩悩Paradox my Twitter earlier. An it looked interesting. So, like any curious person I had to see what it was all about. Now I am thinking I need to invest in some new hardware. Here is the tweet.
It has been a while since 煩悩Paradox has been on the radar. Yeah, there have been some live videos and what not, but not really anything of note. That all changed today with this announcement.
Well, this is more like it. After the somewhat downer story the other day here is a bit of good news. One of the groups that I really like to support, 煩悩Paradox, was shooting a video. As soon as I saw the news I was really excited, I mean who doesn’t love an MV?
煩悩 Paradox is really coming along. They have been putting in a good amount of work lately and it is starting to show. Now, anyone that has been paying attention to me for awhile knows that I have been the champion for this group since the start. I will be the first to admit they are still a bit rough, but that will change with time.
Yes, another story about my favorite girls, 煩悩Paradox. It looks like they have entered the selection process for entry into the Tokyo Idol Festival 2017. This is super exciting because it is such a huge audience for them to play for, regardless of which stage out of the many TIF stages they play on. The exposure would be great for them. I say congratulations on your first round pass and good luck in the second round.
The second round selection will be shown on Showroom from February 19 to February 28th.
If you want to watch the selection process on Showroom or see a list of some other group trying to make the cut, here you go.
Official Website: http://www.bonpara.com/
煩悩Paradox looks to be moving up and this makes me pretty happy. Anyone that has spent any amount of time reading back through this site, or spent time in the alt idol Facebook group will know this is my favorite group. They are super new but very motivated, and I just can’t get enough.
Here at Straight From Japan we have supported 煩悩Paradox from the start, sort of our own little special idol group to nurture and grow. Being a pretty new act people probably don’t expect to much from them, but they would like to show you what they are made of.
They are well aware that they already have international support, shoot, a couple of us westerners were ready to pretty much throw money at their initial Campfire crowdfunding effort (if it were only open to international donors……. sigh).