The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 23: The Father The Son and The Holy Sex

Hey you all, we have a podcast this week. Things…… Stuff…… Excitement.

Anyway, I couldn’t think of anything to say, but we covered a lot of stuff and I am tired, so here it is.

In the news this week:

  • Living Dead I Dolls suffer a mass exodus of members.
  • BiSH perform at the 2017 VMAJ.
  • EMPiRE finally reveal their faces.
  • Bonnou Paradox lose 2 members.
  • Kuromiya Rei from LADYBABY is going on hiatus.
  • NECRONOMIDOL suffer a slight hitch, also announce a brand new single.
  • BiS make a bunch of announcements at their BAD SOCiAL TOUR FiNAL.
  • PassCode’s “bite the bullet” features as the theme song for a television drama.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect release their first single, immediately announce their second.
  • SPARK SPEAKER announce details of their first album.
  • Does It Escape Again team up with Uijin for a split release.
  • Uijin also announce details of their upcoming double single release.
  • EMPiRE preview new song “EMPiRE is COMiNG”.
  • Watanabe Junnosuke and Pour Lui release a duet.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Candye♡Syrup, NECRONOMIDOL, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da, Does It Escape Again X Uijin, SAiNT SEX and Kaqriyo Terror Architect.

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The Alt Idol Podcast Ep.14: DEAD and BERRiED

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.

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Google Play Music and iTunes.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at archive.org.

Bonnou Paradox In VR

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.

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A TIF2017 First Round Pass

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/

Bonnou Paradox Putting in Some Hard Work

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).

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