Shuukan Idol – Pour Idle Edition

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In this week’s Shuukan Idol, we have a whole boatload of MVs from AKB48, FESTIVE, Devil ANTHEM., LADYBABY, and even BABYMETAl. Add in a surprise addition to Billie Idle and a new single from Momusu and you have our 7 highlights of the week!


> Pour Lui joins Billie Idle

Well, this is a nice surprise. Remember how Pour Lui decided to leave BiS? It seems like we are finally getting news about what’s up next for her and thankfully she’s headed to Billie Idle. Full details are available above including dates for their next album and first performance. Welcome to Billie Idle, Lui!

> Here are all of the coupling MVs for AKB48’s 52nd single

AKB48 fans rejoice! This morning we got all of the remaining MVs for AKB48’s latest single and surprisingly, they’re all good. From a choreographed school MV to an MV packed full of rain and umbrellas, there’s something there for everyone to enjoy.

> FESTIVE bring the colorful party in their MV for Yamatonadeshiko Sunrise

Do you want to go blind from seeing so much color? That’s a weird request, but you’re in luck because FESTIVE have released an MV with so much color in it that the human eye cannot process it all in one watch. Make sure to watch it at least 5 times to fully enjoy this upbeat release.

> Devil ANTHEM. get the party started in the MV for Like a Nettaiya

Nothing says Devil ANTHEM. like an idol song packed full of EDM and slightly bored vocals. All kidding aside, the vocals are pretty good and the MV is impressive, but that chorus is something else. Give it a watch and get ready to party. Yay.

> Osaka Shunkashuto dance on stage for Sekai ni wa Bokura Dake

What do you do when you’re promoting your 1st full album? If you’re Osaka Shunkashuto you release an MV full of impressive dancing and pack in as many Maina lines as you can. Thankfully, that’s exactly what they did. Enjoy this Maina-packed release above!

> LADYBABY get heavy with their new  lineup in Hoshi no Nai Sora

LADYBABY have been radio silent since they debuted their new lineup. But, they’ve finally released the MV for their next single and it is a complete treat. Yes, it’s simple but the song … oh that song is pure goodness. There are screaming vocals, dark outfits, and so much more.

> BABYMETAL get dark in the MV for Distortion

BABYMETAL are currently seeding the scriptures of the fox god throughout the US with their Metal Resistance tour. But, in a surprise move they’ve released some new music for fans to enjoy. Yes, they’ve actually released some new music. Make sure to check it out above! Now if you excuse me, I have to go back to looking for Yui.

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This week we have Erabareshi and their MV for Motto, Ne Motto.

Fans of idol metal are in for a treat because the latest Erabareshi release has all you need.

Beavis and Butthead reference? Check.

Random American guy playing guitar? Check.

English lyrics that make no sense at all? Check.

Headbanging and heavy metal hair spinning? Double check.

This release is more of a parody of the idol metal scene but it works so well because it doesn’t take itself seriously. Yes, the song is still catchy and the heavy sound is a delight but the visuals are what make this release so worth it. Make sure to check it out below!

Motto, Ne Motto

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That’s it for this weekend, stay tuned for the next one!