くぴぽ (qppo) – PAINT PAIN 平成 (Paint Pain Heisei)

くぴぽ (qppo)
くぴぽ (qppo) released a new MV for “PAINT PAIN 平成”, a chaotic and crazy electro-pop-punk song written by 後藤まりこ (Gotō Mariko).
This week’s dose of craziness is kindly offered by くぴぽ (qppo) and their new MV for “PAINT PAIN 平成”. You might be wondering with it is so crazy, so let’s start by taking a look at it.

First of all, this mix of upbeat pop and out of control electro-punk. It’s absolutely impressive, especially because the song was composed by none other than 後藤まりこ (Gotō Mariko), former member of the punk jazz band ミドリ (Midori) and now producing her own music as DJ後藤まりこ (you might want to check out her first album). qppo‘s members are probably as crazy as her, being able to keep up with this bizarre style: you’ll get a lot of cute and catchy vocals, but also some ear-piercing screams. And of course, the result is just awesome.

What makes the group even more unusual is that it’s a gender-mixed unit. Or at least it should be, but since Maki-chan is actually a six years old who wants to be a cute girl, let’s believe in them and call it an all-female group. Just don’t be too surprised if you hear a deeper — but still very cute! — voice in some of their songs.


I may be biased towards Gotō Mariko, as I still remember the moment I discovered Midori during my adolescence; nonetheless, I believe that qppo is a pretty solid group and this song simply proved it.

CHIKA RADAR #18: Re:INCARNATION

CHIKA RADAR #18: Re:INCARNATION

In the middle of this pandemic, a new group of rock idols was born: let’s talk about Re:INCARNATION, the sister group of CANDY GO! GO!

“Those who have walked different paths gathered under a new project”: such cool words to introduce this fresh new group Re:INCARNATION. Let’s get to know them, since they look quite interesting.

The unit officially formed at the end of April and will be the sister group of CANDY GO! GO!, which share the same agency and producer with them, namely ONEtoONE and OKB. Due the lockdown in Japan, Re:INCARNATION had to introduce themselves through their YouTube channel; this introduction video also presents their first song “信じてる-keep on going-” (Shinjiteru -keep on going-), which really fits the concept of rock idols full of positive feelings.

Let’s also get to know the members of this unit, as the name Re:INCARNATION and those cool words actually have a meaning: these six girls had their own experiences in other fields of the entertainment world, and now have been united in this group.

田中舞 (Tanaka Mai) has been working as an actress and model for five years, but also wanted to be an idol and finally achieved her dream with Re:INCARNATION; 川井マリア (Kawai Maria) has a similar story, having been working as a model and trying to be an idol too thanks to some fun memories; のあ。 (Noa.) is not just an idol, as she is also the drummer in Elue Marine, the backing band of CANDY GO! GO!; ましろりま (Mashiro Rima)’s story almost sounds like an idol anime character’s background, coming from the countryside and deciding to become an artist after attending a show; kill. chose this name from the desire to kill the hearts of those around her, and while it sounds dangerous, it’s not 100% true… only 20%; last but not least, 嬉野あかり (Ureshino Akari) is the inexperienced-but-full-of-hopes-and-dreams one here, and also had to fight against her parents to join the group.


Due to the lockdown still going on in Japan, we will probably need to wait a bit for Re:INCARNATION‘s real debut, but having started right in the middle of this pandemic I’m pretty sure they won’t get discouraged by this virus. Let’s wait for them and hope they’ll be as successful as their sisters.

KNOW YOUR IDOL #3: 沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya)

沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya)

The Know Your Idol series is back and this time we’ll get to know the avant-garde idol 沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya). As usual, special thanks to Idol Underworld.

A few weeks ago we talked about her thanks to the stunning MV for “Rhythm” and now we’re going to know everything about one of the most unique idols in the scene: of course I’m talking about 沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya), the avant-garde artist that likes to experiment with various genres such as electronic, pop, noise and ethnic music.

In this interview made in collaboration with Idol Underworld, Okinawa Electric Girl Saya talks about personal interests, how she sees herself in the idol scene and — of course — her music and her dance. Enjoy the interview!

Okinawa Electric Girl Saya has recently released her latest album “NEO SAYA”, which you can buy on Idol Underworld as usual. You can also take a look at some of her videos in the Idol Tube area of this website.

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