Shuukan Idol – WACK Shuffle Edition

banana bish hashiyasume atsuko

In this week’s Shuukan idol, we get the kind-of debut song for EMPiRE, a major label debut for BiS, and a preview of what’s to come for Devil ANTHEM. In the MV department we have Wa-suta, Kaqriyo Terror Architect, SAiNT SEX, Osaka Shunkashuto, and more.

There is more to enjoy, so check out our top 7 highlights of the week!


> BiS is going major again, also Pour Lui is back from her hiatus

BiS have been going at it indie since they made their comeback. But it seems like that’s about to change with the recent announcement that they would be on a major label once again. Oh yeah, Pour Lui is back once again so that’s pretty nice. Check out the post above for the full details!

> EMPiRE releases their debut song …. somewhat

A few days ago EMPiRE unleashed their debut song into the world, with a catch: Watanabe is singing in it. Maybe EMPiRE is actually just a group of girls that pose for pictures and Watanabe will be performing all of the songs? Time will tell, but for now it’s a pretty interesting release to enjoy so make sure to check it out above.

> The lack of EDM in Devil ANTHEM.’s official audio for EMOTIONAL makes me emotional

Devil ANTHEM. have always had devilishly catchy songs packed full of electronic beats. However, their latest song is very different featuring guitars, drums, and other traditional instruments. Is it still good? Yes, yes, definitely check it out!

> Hopefully you like the color black because Kaqriyo Terror Architect’s Kagome Kagome is packed full of it

Kaqriyo Terror Architect are somewhat unknown for many fans of the idol scene, but their debut single is pretty solid so far. Packed full of dark outfits, daruma dolls, and animal mask wearing strangers, they all combine to make this MV a must see!

> Wa-suta’s MV for Saijoukyuu Paradox has so much color that my eyes hurt

Wa-suta are one of the most colorful idols on the scene, so naturally their latest MV features some of the brightest colors possible. Can your eyes handle the adorable scenes packed full of pure color?

> WACK powers unite! BiS, BiSH, and GANG PARADE combine to form SAiNT SEX

WACK has one of the best combination of groups on the anti-idol scene. So why not combine them all into a shuffle unit? Enter SAiNT SEX, featuring some of WACK’s best singers all in one place. It’s honestly one of the best songs I’ve heard in a while, and I highly recommend you check it out if you haven’t done so already!

> Do you like gold? You’ll probably like Osaka Shunkashuto’s MV for Travelin’ Travelin’

Osaka Shunkashuto has been dominating the indie scene with their catchy songs for some time. Now the time has come for them to have a major debut and they’re doing it in style: with a room full of gold. The song is a bit meh, but it’s worth a look for those who haven’t experienced the vocal expertise of Maina.

Notable mentions:



This week we have “Neo Dance Performance Group” Himegami CRISIS with their song titled Hayate Ranbu. 

I first heard about Himegami CRISIS on Maniac’s site and I have been a big fan of their music since then. In a nutshell, they have a traditional Japanese sound mixed with electronic and rock, making for a unique sound that is sure to please many.

The MV is a bit on the simple side but it doesn’t distract too much from the song so that’s a plus. Unfortunately, their music is not available to buy right now, we’ll have to wait until November 1st for that. But at least we can still enjoy their MV!

Hayate Ranbu
Himegami CRISIS

That’s it for this week, make sure to stay tuned for the next one!