TOP 10 IDOL MV – November 2020

Top 10 Idol MV - November 2020

Here we go again with another Top 10 of the latest MV’s. Check out this list of the best alternative idol music videos of November!


10) ピューパ!! (Pupa!!) – FUTURE IS MINE

Why do I never read people talking about ピューパ!! (Pupa!!)? They are a very refined idol unit and “FUTURE IS MINE” is a great tune. The fuzzy electric guitars in the background combined with their bright synth pop sound give an ethereal and almost post-rockish aura to to this song. I highly recommend you to follow them.


9) POPPiNG EMO – NIGHTMARE

I wouldn’t say that POPPiNG EMO are among my favorite groups, but every now and then they release something that makes me doubt this statement. The rock sound of “NIGHTMARE” feels full of emotions and the song is perfectly capable of conveying them all, thanks especially to the vocals and the very dynamic rhythm. Good job.


8) Devil ANTHEM. – UP

Did we just enter a Second Life session or what? Devil ANTHEM. activated their WTF mode with the MV for “UP”, a strongly EDM-oriented song accompanied by the weirdest music video of this month. I’m not sure about calling it beautiful or great, but what I’m sure is that I won’t be able to keep it out of my mind for a while.


7) ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (Zenbukiminoseida.) – インソムニア (Insomnia)

I’ll be honest, I’m still dealing with the recent line-up changes ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (Zenbukiminoseida.) went through, but at least “Insomnia” is a nice song. While it’s not their best one, it’s good enough to make me (partially) overcome my disappointment. Losing members important like Mashiro and Yotsu must have been hard, which is why I consider this a first positive step in rebuilding the part of the group which is not there anymore.


6) 回せ!グルーヴ開発部 (Mawase! Groove Kaihatsubu) – 安全開発ソング (Anzen kaihatsu song)

Unfortunately, this is probably the swansong of 回せ!グルーヴ開発部 (Mawase! Groove Kaihatsubu), and it’s a pity since they were very interesting. “安全開発ソング” (Anzen kaihatsu song) blends pop catchiness with happy hardcore beats and some breakcore-like parts. I’m sure I wanted a lot more music from this group, but we know how the cruel idol world likes to toy with our feelings.


5) YORUWAKOREKARA – オキテ破り (Okite-yaburi)

Don’t be fooled by the outdated visuals of this MV: YORUWAKOREKARA is a new idol group and this is their first music video. “オキテ破り” (Okite-yaburi) brings us some kind of catchy city pop mixed up with fast and intense electronic beats. The result is moderately bizarre, and that’s why this unit looks very interesting.


4) FRUN FRIN FRIENDS – 檸檬色の爆弾 (Lemon-iro no bakudan)

You can’t help but loving FRUN FRIN FRIENDS‘s unique brand of pop music. “檸檬色の爆弾” (Lemon-iro no bakudan) seems to draw influences from late 80s or early 90s music, which together with the cute vocals of the duo results in a charming and dreamlike song accompanied by a colorful video inspired by those past decades.


3) INforMEL – Drown

Despite being a young unit, INforMEL already sounds very interesting. Intense and emotional, their music will give you the kind of feelings you would expect from a post-hardcore group and “Drown” is a perfect example of how good they are at conveying them. The catchiness of the chorus combined with the powerful guitars and rhythms is definitely amazing.


2) 我儘ラキア (Wagamama Rakia) – SURVIVE

Although I already knew that 我儘ラキア (Wagamama Rakia) never disappoints, “SURVIVE” managed to surprise me with its quality: it’s the best proof of how MIRI has been a great addition to the group, often bringing the group’s sound towards some sort of nu metal, which works perfectly with their already intense, powerful and highly emotional music. A very cool song and an equally interesting MV.


1) ZOMBIE POWDER – 傷だらけのミラー (Kizu-darake no Mirror)

This month, Zombie Powder definitely deserve the first place. Blending heavy metal riffs with hip-hop beats and vocals and also an interesting k-pop-like flavor, “傷だらけのミラー” (Kizu-darake no Mirror) will bring you in a ghost town with its MV. And you’ll find yourself visiting that same abandoned city many and many times over, with the four zombie girls providing an awesome soundtrack to your journey.


Once again, there were so many good MV’s this month. So, if you need more of them, here they are!

Honorable Mentions

DEVIL ANTHEM. – New Outfits + Live Videos + 5th Anniversary One Man Live

Devil Anthem
Devil ANTHEM. is going to celebrate their 5th anniversary with a one man live; they also unveiled their new outfits and are releasing some live videos.
Cute devils are best devils: are we all agreed? Even you, dirty old metalheads fangirling at every artist with the words demon or devil in their name? That’s great. Devil ANTHEM. may not look as extreme and alternative as other groups we usually about — at least, they don’t have a split tongue; regardless, the way they switch from standard idol pop to hard hitting EDM stuff and even some slightly rock-ish songs makes them interesting enough. Last week, the unit unveiled their new outfits, which you can see below. Aside from the iconic cute devil horns, this time they look more on the heavenly side.
  • Devil Anthem - Kaede Ando
    Devil Anthem - Kaede Ando
  • Devil Anthem - Yume Hashimoto
    Devil Anthem - Yume Hashimoto
  • Devil Anthem - Akira Mizuno
    Devil Anthem - Akira Mizuno
  • Devil Anthem - Kurumi Takekoshi
    Devil Anthem - Kurumi Takekoshi
  • Devil Anthem - Airi Takemoto
    Devil Anthem - Airi Takemoto

Devil ANTHEM. made their debut in 2014; this means that the unit has been active for five years and they’re going to celebrate right before the end of the year with a one man live titled 未来とは、今である~The future is now.~ Congratulations! Let’s also take the chance to review their evolution through the many different looks they changed through the years (hopefully we included all of them!).

  • Devil Anthem (2015)
    Devil Anthem (2015)
  • Devil Anthem (2015)
    Devil Anthem (2015)
  • Devil Anthem (2016)
    Devil Anthem (2016)
  • Devil Anthem (2017)
    Devil Anthem (2017)
  • Devil Anthem (2017)
    Devil Anthem (2017)
  • Devil Anthem (2018)
    Devil Anthem (2018)
  • Devil Anthem (2018)
    Devil Anthem (2018)
  • Devil Anthem (2019)
    Devil Anthem (2019)
  • Devil Anthem (2019)
    Devil Anthem (2019)
  • Devil Anthem (2019)
    Devil Anthem (2019)

Live Anthems

In case you’d like to know how Devil ANTHEM. sounds live, they’ve been uploading some videos to show us what they’re made of. Let’s start with the pop-rock sound full of positivity of “①②③④⑤”, in which the group already shows their new outfits.


On the other hand, “Days” — which we already know thanks to their most recent MV and its making of — leans more toward Devil ANTHEM.‘s EDM side.


And finally, one of my personal favorites: “あなたにANTHEM.” (Anata Ni ANTHEM.). This must be one of the most fun songs ever. How can you not love those happy melodies?


So Devil ANTHEM. brought us a lot of good stuff lately. Let’s wish them many more years of awesome idol music!

TRICK OR TREAT? – Idol Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019
Let’s celebrate Halloween with a short horror-themed playlist and a photo gallery of the cutest …sorry, scariest idols out there.

There is nothing better than an alternative idol playlist to celebrate Halloween: horror punk, darkwave and heavy metal apparently work perfectly with evil witches and carved pumpkins. Unfortunately, we couldn’t include Dopechan’s rap on Nightmare Before Christmas‘s theme, but give it a listen anyway.

So here we go with Necronomidol‘s ultra-dark sound, Pikarin‘s craziest madness, XTEEN‘s horrific punk and much more; one thing’s for sure: you’re gonna have the best nightmares you’ve ever had…

In addition, below you can find some pics of our favorite idols in Halloween-themed outfits. Spoiler: Hanako-san has not been included, as she’s always the scariest one.


  • Necronomidol - Halloween 2019
    Necronomidol - Halloween 2019
  • Necronomidol - Halloween 2019
    Necronomidol - Halloween 2019
  • Raymay - Halloween 2019
    Raymay - Halloween 2019
  • Cinder Ella - Halloween 2019
    Cinder Ella - Halloween 2019
  • Queens - Halloween 2019
    Queens - Halloween 2019
  • Lyrical School - Halloween 2019
    Lyrical School - Halloween 2019
  • Wasuta (The World Standard) - Halloween 2019
    Wasuta (The World Standard) - Halloween 2019
  • Wasuta - Halloween 2019
    Wasuta - Halloween 2019
  • KAQRIYOTERROR - Halloween 2019
    KAQRIYOTERROR - Halloween 2019
  • Migma Shelter - Halloween 2019
    Migma Shelter - Halloween 2019
  • YukueshirezuTsurezure - Halloween 2019
    YukueshirezuTsurezure - Halloween 2019
  • XOXO Extreme - Halloween 2019
    XOXO Extreme - Halloween 2019
  • Very Very Red Berry - Halloween 2019
    Very Very Red Berry - Halloween 2019
  • Spark Speaker - Halloween 2019
    Spark Speaker - Halloween 2019
  • Melon Batake A Go Go - Halloween 2019
    Melon Batake A Go Go - Halloween 2019
  • Lily Of The Valley - Halloween 2019
    Lily Of The Valley - Halloween 2019
  • I.D.And Fly LooM - Halloween 2019
    I.D.And Fly LooM - Halloween 2019
  • Burst Girl - Halloween 2019
    Burst Girl - Halloween 2019
  • BlackNazarene - Halloween 2019
    BlackNazarene - Halloween 2019
  • 963 (Kurumi) - Halloween 2019
    963 (Kurumi) - Halloween 2019