CHIKA RADAR #27: 幻想ばっどえんど (Gensou Bad End)

CHIKA RADAR #27: 幻想ばっどえんど (Gensou Bad End)

On this new episode of Chika Radar we will get to know more about the metal idol group 幻想ばっどえんど (Gensou Bad End).

Welcome back to your favorite idol-discovering column, IdolOnChaos’ Chika Radar! Idol groups still popping up during these hard times is a very good sign, and we can’t miss the chance to talk about them. Today we are going to find out more about a group we mentioned last week on this website thanks to the release of their first MV: Gensou Bad End.

The unit, which unveiled its members last July and then debuted in August, presents itself as a duo of dark-dressed blond girls holding a noose in their hands; I don’t want to make assumptions about them, but I’m quite sure that this is your average sugar-filled idol group. Sure, Akuma and Urara may be very cute, but that doesn’t mean that their music is as adorable as their looks.

Luckily, as I said before, they recently released their first MV for “Tōkyō Shōjo”, which allows us to clear up any (non-existing) doubt regarding their music. So let’s take a look at it.

And… surprise surprise: it’s a very metal-sounding song! Don’t tell me that’s what you expected, I’m not going to believe you.

I must say that the vocals of the verse remind me a lot of Wagamama Rakia’s “Rain”, except this one is definitely less refined and more straightforward, or more metal in other words; that aside, “Tōkyō Shōjo” is quite enjoyable, featuring some gloomy and calmer parts among the aggressive ones.

They also have another single called “Zettai Watashi Shugi” which you can listen below and a third one on their online store, so I guess they had a good start. Hopefully we are going to get lots of good music from them in the future!

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

CHIKA RADAR #26: coboreru

CHIKA RADAR #26: coboreru

Chika Radar is back to bring us coboreru, a ska/punk idol quartet produced by DAICHI’s McDog works which recently debuted.

The idol scene may have been penalized by the ongoing pandemic, but some people can’t seem to be stopped even by a virus infecting the whole world. If you have been round the alt-idol thing for a while, you have probably heard of a guy named DAICHI: groups like Guso Drop, 2&, CHICKEN BLOW THE IDOL and Himegoto Zettaichi should ring a bell, right? His agency McDog works has more groups on its roster and every now and then a new one pops up. So let’s get to know coboreru.

The unit’s line-up features four members:

Last month, the group held their debut live show and released their first single, allowing us to listen to their music. So let’s start from the single “Flow In”.

Catchy vocal lines, upbeat guitar riffs and rhythm and a brass section: yes, that’s some really good ska/punk. The chorus and the brass melodies are especially great, blending the genre with the usual idolish sound we all love.

With their debut live, they showed us some more songs, mostly in the same vein and equally enjoyable; besides “Flow In”, I especially liked the final one “シンチエーション”. In any case, the four girls put on a great show; you can watch it too below, thanks to LIVE IDOL STAGE.

The groups produced by DAICHI are usually very nice and coboreru is no exception: judging from the few things they released, they will probably bring us som good idol music in the future.

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