TOP 10 IDOL MV- September 2021

TOP 10 IDOL MV- September 2021

As we just entered into the spookiest month, it’s time to check out the best videos of September. So here’s the greatest (and spookiest!) MV’s released last month!


10) IQ99 – Fun Funny Future

This month’s Top 10 starts off with some good old punk kindly offered by IQ99. “Fun Funny Future” features the pop-ish side of the genre, a dirty and powerful electric guitar tone and even a lullaby-like part. Yes, another normal day in the idol world, but with some very colorful costumes.


9) アイナ・ジ・エンド (AiNA THE END) – ロマンスの血 (Romance No Chi)

I guess I don’t need to explain who AiNA THE END is, right? Her vocals really shine in “Romance No Chi”, where a brass section blends with a steady and intense rhythm, with Aina’s awesomeness on top of it all. Not really an idol-ish song, but great nonetheless.


8) HO6LA – ピリカリラ (Pirikarira)

Fans of CY8ER probably know of Rinahamu’s new group HO6LA; for the ones who don’t, here they are, with some members from BiS and PIGGS. If you missed that kind of electro-pop sound, you’re going to love “Pirikarira”.


7) ASP – the MAN CALLiNG

A huge punk explosion is probably the best definition I could give you about ASP‘s “the MAN CALLiNG”. If you love the more extreme side of Wack groups, the insanely fast and intense rhythm of the song will definitely make you happy.


6) じゅじゅ (Jyu Jyu) – Guilty

Jyu Jyu are back with their gothic-tinged metal sound and another bizarre video. I don’t know why there are yellow cartoon guys in this dark-themed MV, but putting that aside, “Guilty” is a very enjoyable song, although not their best in my opinion. They are always fascinating, in any case.


5) twinpale – ぼくたちは失敗 (Boku-tachi Wa Shippai)

Former Herosyn members Aoi Kanau and Shirayuki Himeno are back together in twinpale. “Boku-tachi Wa Shippai” shows that they are going towards a more electro-pop-oriented sound with this project, while keeping that kind of colorful and flashy aesthetics.


4) MiiS – Saturn Return Day

With “Saturn Return Day”, MiiS bring us some powerful and emotional rock, combined with a flamboyant video. Good guitar riffs, nice vocals, just a bit of electronica and vibrant colors: that’s what this MV is made of, and I surely enjoyed it a lot (even more than I expected).


3) NEO JAPONISM – Buster Buster

I feel like NEO JAPONISM keep finding a way to be in the Top 10 of every month, and usually among the top 5. That just means that they are an awesome group, I guess, and “Buster Buster” does its best to remind us of their greatness. Plus, it’s always cool to see idols fighting against the bad guys.


2) 戦国アニマル極楽浄土 (Senkyoku) – あさきゆめみし (Asakiyumemishi)

This month’s best surreal moment belongs to Senkyoku and their song “Asakiyumemishi”. Weird strings, organs and synth mix with a bouncy bass line and a danceable rhythm, with the girls singing a very normal idol pop song on top of it all. Can’t say that the video is less bizarre either, despite showing just the girls dancing.


1) ミソラドエジソン (Misolade Edison) – ラストディナー (Last Dinner)

The perfect video to start the spooky season is Misolade Edison‘s “Last Dinner”, which incidentally is also the most impressive one of this list. Less ethereal than their gothic-idol colleagues we mentioned before but with a more intense and somehow idolish sound, the group totally deserves to be the number one of the month.


Honorable Mentions

TOP 10 IDOL MV – August 2021

TOP 10 IDOL MV - August 2021

Goodbye August and welcome September! Autumn is coming very soon, but we still need to take another look at last month to find out the best MV’s our favorite idols released. Let’s go!


10) YORUWA KOREKARA – Take Off

City pop will always be welcome here on IdolOnChaos; YORUWA KOREKARA‘s latest MV for “Take Off” brings back the Eighties vibes with nice synth melodies, funky bass lines and neon lights. If you miss Especia, you are definitely going to enjoy this one.


9) 戦国アニマル極楽浄土 (Senkyoku) – 奏色恋音 (Utairo Koioto)

Traditional Japanese music blends with an everchanging form of pop in “Utairo Koioto” by Senkyoku: the song keeps shifting gears and — despite the very catchy chorus — is kinda hard to follow at some point; which is exactly why I love it, as it makes me want to listen to it a thousand times until I get it.


8) SZWARC – Revolution!

SZWARC‘s hip-hop sound seems to like some influences from the past as well; the dancey beat and the synths, together with the rapped vocals, make “Revolution!” a very enjoyable song; bonus points for the very Eighties-like video as well, totally fits the music.


7) lonely planet – SECRET GIRL

I have to admit that the powerful and emotional rock sound of lonely planet‘s latest MV surprised me: while I’ve been following them since the beginning, “SECRET GIRL” is one of their best tunes yet, featuring touching piano notes supported by an intense drumming a nice chorus.


6) ラストクエスチョン (Last Question) – おっちょこちょい (Occhokochoi)

Last Question turned into a trio of pink horned girls for the MV of “Occhokochoi”, and it’s not even the kawaiiest thing here. Just listen to its catchy chorus: I haven’t been able to get it out of my head for a while now. But maybe it’s because I’m not even trying.


5) NEO JAPONISM – GAN GAN HERO!!!!!

In a perfect world, NEO JAPONISM‘s “GAN GAN HERO!!!!!” would be the opening theme for My Hero Academia. This is exactly what you would expect from a metal/rock idol unit singing about heroes. I want these girls to save the world from the bad guys.


4) KOSAME – CORD

Finally, the Idol Underworld-produced solo idol KOSAME. Expect death growls and screams, blast beats, breakdowns and literally every heavy thing in music you can think of. Don’t forget about her clean vocals though, which are even better than everything else.


3) I to U $CREAMing!! – float

With “float”, the duo I to U $CREAMing!! dives into the post-rock genre, and it’s absolutely great. Starting off quiet and ethereal, the song suddenly brings in a huge, shoegazey wall of guitars carrying the heaviest emotions. Well, it’s post-rock, what did you expect?


2) HINAGIKU – 雛菊 (Hinagiku)

Traditional Japanese music comes back thanks to HINAGIKU, this time with a more typical electro-pop sound with some hip-hop here and there. The debut MV for their self-titled song lets us see what they are made of, and I don’t dislike it at all. If you enjoy idol groups with male members, you will surely love this.


1) 令名の和歌 (Reimei No Waka) – 神楽姫 (Kagurahime)

Being the kind of guy who love experimental and weird music, I didn’t really expect to choose Reimei No Waka‘s MV as the best one of last month. However, “Kagurahime” is a very enjoyable idol/rock song with memorable vocal lines and a sound full of energy and emotions. Another song I can’t get out of my head.


Honorable Mentions

TOP 10 IDOL MV – July 2021

TOP 10 IDOL MV - July 2021

July has been so hectic that I almost forgot I had to select the best MV’s of the month for this Top 10. This actually gave me a good chance to re-listen to some song I mistakenly discarded as just nice (don’t blame me please, I said I’ve been busy), so all’s well that ends well. Anyway, let’s see the ten videos I chose for last month.


10) くぴぽ (qppo) – 天国 (Tengoku)

For a song titled “Tengoku”, the music is indeed quite heavenly here. For this one, qppo went for an atmospheric future bass sound with ethereal vocals on top of it and the result is quite fascinating. Good job with the glitchy and colorful MV too.


9) バグMEME (BUG MEME) – It’s My Steelo

“It’s My Steelo” is a song we already knew from the time BUG MEME were still called SAVATLIME; it was actually my favorite one from that group, so I’m not complaining about it getting a (live) MV. I especially like the pre-chorus, which reminds me a lot of Western EDM/pop music.


8) Re:INCARNATION – Twinkle GIRL

Among the many oh-so-weird moments in the alternative idol scene, every now and then you may need a simple rock song for a change: that’s what Re:INCARNATION are here for, bringing their “Twinkle GIRL” song with them. No surprises, no unneeded bizarreness, just a plain rock song, and a nice one too.


7) ピュ―パ!! (Pupa!!) – Nichijo

Whether they do cheesy synth pop or more rock-ish stuff, Pupa!! always pull it off. This time, with “Nichijo”, the three girls went for a very enjoyable dream pop sound, featuring all the ethereal emotions usually conveyed by this genre. Maybe it’s not the most outstanding song from them, but at the same time the quality of their music is never too low.


6) さっきの女の子、(Sakki No Onnanoko) – が覚えてる青春 (Ga Oboe Teru Seishun)

Sakki No Onnanoko have been releasing this kind of anime-like MV’s for a while, with “Ga Oboe Teru Seishun” being the latest song getting one. If happy-sounding jazz-infused electro-pop is a style you would enjoy, you should definitely try them and starting from this one may be a good idea.


5) GO TO THE BEDS – Meaningless

Blending an electro-pop sound with intense rock guitars, GO TO THE BEDS‘ “Meaningless” is not half bad. The mix of genres is almost bizarre if you consider how different the verse sounds compared to the chorus, but it actually flows nicely. There are also some strange people dancing with them in the MV, making the music not so weird after all.


4) 始発待ちアンダーグラウンド (Shihatsu-Machi Underground) – ノスタルジア (Nostalgia)

Shihatsu-Machi Underground temporarily put their usual psychedelic music aside in favor of a more jazzy pop-oriented sound. I have to say that I didn’t expect this from them, but “Nostalgia” sounds pretty good nonetheless. The piano and bass combo with some brass and guitars here and there make a very refined yet slightly upbeat and easily enjoyable song.


3) #2i2 – FATE

For some reasong, I expected #2i2 to be a bit softer than this. I’ m not saying I don’t like them though, on the contrary I’m enjoying this pop-ish post-hardcore sound more than I thought. “FATE” has all it needs to be a perfect alt-idol song: emotional vocals (with harsh ones in the background), intense music, catchy synths and a random electro-pop part which doesn’t really belong here.


2) unknown – envy

unknown bring us a very atmospheric, ethereal and shoegaze-ish brand of rock with “Envy” with delicate synths and guitar notes supported by a relatively powerful rhythm section (that bass is almost too loud! …not that I’m complaining). The vocals are also on the graceful side, making the sound even more heavenly and emotional. The setting of the MV is also very cool and the choreography is interesting too.


1) 神使轟く、激情の如く。 (Shingeki) – 神奏曲:インフェルノ (Shinsō Kyoku: Inferno)

Differently from other groups, I always know what to expect from Shingeki, to some extent; except they always find some way to impress me. “Shinsō Kyoku: Inferno” is an incredibly intense song ranging from alternative metal to powerful metalcore with their usual quirks like 8-bit synths, emotional piano notes, lots of harsh vocals, rapped parts and — of course — a carchy chorus. They never fail to remind me why I love them so much.


Honorable Mentions

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