TOP 10 IDOL MV – November 2021

TOP 10 IDOL MV - November 2021

Having just entered December, we are almost at the end of the year and this is the last Top 10 we’ll publish in 2021 (the next one will come at the beginning of next month as usual). So let’s take a look at November’s best MV’s!


10) 15GERM – フラウ (Frau)

November gave us many 15GERM MV’s, so let’s include at least one in this list. Despite being an electro-pop song (as expected from them), the ah-ah thing in “PARADISE” made my thing of the wooh-ooh stuff in Blur’s “Song 2”. Not that it matters, but I can’t really take this comparison out of my head.


9) プシュケとラーガ (Psyche And Raga) – Stray’s Banquet

Our favorite psychedelic rock idols Psyche And Raga are back with their new MV for “Stray’s Banquet”. Their everchanging line-up has been reduced to three members now, but their awesomeness is still there among guitar solos, organ melodies and a otherworldly atmosphere.


8) unknown – 何億光年先の星 (Nan’okukōnen-saki No Hoshi)

“Nan’okukōnen-saki No Hoshi” is a great song from unknown, with quiete eerie and slightly dark sounds on top of their intense rock music. It features a lot of interesting elements in both the intrumentals and the vocals, often in a choir-like style.


7) ASP – NO REASON

In case you needed some new digital hardcore stuff, ASP are here for you bringing “NO REASON” with them. Fast and distorted drum beats, a powerful bass, aggressive electric guitars, and of course the girls’ vocals: do you really need anything else?


6) BLACKNAZARENE – URGE

BLACKNAZARENE‘s rock sound is something I’ll always enjoy, despite not being my favorite idol genre. “URGE” is a nice song following their usual style, balancing the power of rock with some pop catchiness, and that’s exactly why I like it.


5) SARI – Paraiso

Another paradise-themed song? Of course, we can’t leave SARI out of this list. With “Paraiso”, this incredible artist gives us a very dreamy approach to pop music: a perfect sound for her unique artistic sense. That bass is awesome anyway, and it gets even better with everything else around it.


4) Malcolm Mask McLaren – Try&Try

While it’s true that punk idols are alwyas a lot of fun, Malcolm Mask McLaren are probably the ones who bring the most fun with their music. Combining a good amount of energy with some catchiness, “Try&Try” is a very enjoyable and well-done song, with interesting guitar riffs and bass lines.


3) Bon Club – 祭りの夜に (Matsuri No Yoru Ni)

Bon Club are one of the groups that you almost forget, until they come up with a new song or video which makes you think how did I forget about this? With an almost psychedelic atmosphere, “Matsuri No Yoru Ni” brings back the unique sound of this duo which deserved to be mentioned in this Top 10.


2) ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (Zenbukiminoseida.) – SCAR SIGN

I’m always happy when Zenbukiminoseida. goes hard, and this time things got quite hard. The group dive right into an intense alternative metal sound with “SCAR SIGN”, featuring very fast drumming (that double kick is unstoppable) and dissonant guitars.


1) みんなのこどもちゃん (Minna No Kodomo-Chan) – 明滅する世界 (Meimetsu Suru Sekai)

There is no doubt about who made the weirdest MV last month: Minna No Kodomo-Chan totally deserved the first place. Bizarre doesn’t even begin to describe “Meimetsu Suru Sekai”, but let me just tell you that this may be the creepiest industrial metal song I’ve ever heard. And let’s not talk about the video, since it’s probably cursed or something.


Honorable Mentions

BLACKNAZARENE: new line-up unveiled

BLACKNAZARENE (2021)

THUG×kawaii idol group BLACKNAZARENE just unveiled their new line-up; together with the three remaining members of the previous line-up, four new idols have joined the rock-oriented unit.

The current members of BLACKNAZARENE are:

村田実果子 (MURATA MIKAKO) – KILLERQUEEN (Birthday Photobook)

村田実果子 (Murata Mikako)

KILLERQUEEN is the birthday photobook of 村田実果子 (Murata Mikako) from BLACKNAZARENE, featuring many noble-looking pics of this doll-like idol.

Yes, I’m just a tiny bit late; but it’s not my fault, you know how huge delays have been affecting many deliveries in the entire world. The item I’m going to talk about has been released a few weeks after a certain idol’s birthday at the beginning November, and it took almost two months to arrive here in Italy. Was it worth the wait? Of course it was.

KILLERQUEEN is a photobook made to celebrate the birthday of Mikako Murata, one of the three remaining members of BLACKNAZARENE. The name comes from a famous Queen song with the same title which talk about a high class call girl; the classy theme indeed is part of these pics as well.

Comprised of 32 pages, the album shows Mikako in what seems to be a noble European palace of a few centuries ago; her doll-like aesthetics, expressed through both her features and her dresses, perfectly fits this kind of elegant environment. Whether she is relaxing on her luxurious sofa and bed or taking a stroll while bathing in the gentle light of the Sun, the girl’s charm never fails to enchant and you won’t be able to take your eyes off her.

However, despite the elegant theme, Mikako doesn’t always act like an irreproachable noble girl: sometimes, she will stick out her tongue or give you a mischievous smile, or even a mysterious and slightly provocative look; it’s almost as if she wanted to tell us that behind that perfect-looking porcelain doll there are also the souls of a bratty child and a full-fledged lady, mixed together in the idol and model we already know.

村田実果子 (Murata Mikako) - KILLERQUEEN

村田実果子 (Murata Mikako) – KILLERQUEEN

The costumes, the details of the set, the lighting: everything is beautifully arranged, but instead of catching your attention, they enhance the appealing and bewitching aura surrounding the girl. This photobook is literally made to celebrate Mikako Murata and nothing else.

KILLERQUEEN is not available anymore, as it was a special item made to order; however, like Mikako Murata, many idols are also models and sell this kind of items every now and then, so you should keep an eye on their social accounts. So this review was not just a way to make you envious for this amazing album — it’s not only that, at least — but I also wanted to show you the huge effort idols put in their works and the high quality of their products.

Mikako‘s next birthday is still far away and we don’t know if she’ll do another photobook this year too; in the meantime, I recommend you to follow her on Instagram.

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