CHIKA RADAR #29: 負け犬とクズ (Makeinu To Kuzu / Losing dog Waste)

CHIKA RADAR #29: 負け犬とクズ (Makeinu To Kuzu / Losing dog Waste)

Today on Chika Radar we are going to discover 負け犬とクズ, or Losing dog Waste; a recently born group for fans of dark and metal idols.

When it comes to bizarre names, idol groups are often an interesting category to look at. I mean, who else would think that Losing dog Waste is a good name, if not a Japanese idol unit? Maybe a grindcore band, but let’s ignore that for now. In any case, the group’s original name is 負け犬とクズ (Makeinu To Kuzu) and they’re not really punk-ish, although their music is still quite heavy.

Makeinu To Kuzu was born this year and their line-up currently includes five members:

After their debut which happened last August, Makeinu To Kuzu recently released their first singles, which you can find below.

The first one is called “Illusion Requiem” and it gives symphonic metal vibes right from the beginning, featuring choir-like vocals, church organs and a neoclassical solo. Despite the dark and atmospheric elements, the song brings some heaviness with powerful guitar riffs and some growls here and there.

Lately, the group released another singles called “HANGEKI KATARUSISU”, which sounds more idol-ish (especially during the chorus) than the previous one, while also keeping the rock-metal elements; this one also seems less gothic-symphonic, except for the slightly creepy waltz-rhythmed parts.

From these first releases, we can say that Makeinu To Kuzu doesn’t sound that bad. In my opinion, “Illusion Requiem” has a better and more insteresting sound, although “HANGEKI KATARUSISU” is quite enjoyable as well. Their aesthetics seems to suggest that they may lean more towards gothic-oriented music, and I personally hope they’ll do that in the future.

CHIKA RADAR #28: MystericGirl

CHIKA RADAR #28: MystericGirl

MystericGirl hasn’t released anything yet, but from their live shows they look very promising. Let’s get to know these idols with Chika Radar.

As you should already know, Chika Radar usually intercepts unknown signals from new unidentified entities; in other words, it’s all about newborn idol units. This time, though, the group we are going to talk about has been around for more than one year; despite this, there are no MVs, singles or any kind of releases from them yet. That’s why, as always, we have to thank iColony for allowing us to see high quality live videos from these obscure idols. Anyway, it’s time to talk about MystericGirl.

First of all, they are under Cmajor Works; I’m saying this immediately because they are not even mentioned on the units section of their website, which confused me a bit when I started searching informations about them. The group’s first line-up has been unveiled in August 2020 and they gave off strongly dark-tinged vibes; while their sound is not that dark, they definitely lean towards that side of the music world and their aesthetics is gothic-like as well.

Currently, MystericGirl features five members:

  • ハルカ (Haruka), in charge of green
  • 四葉ひより (Yotsuba Hiyori), in charge of yellow
  • 有栖れあ (Arisu Rea), in charge of violet
  • 椿あやね (Tsubaki Ayane), in charge of orange
  • 藤白ねむ。 (Fujishiro Nemu), in charge of blue

MystericGirl

The group has been quite active with their live shows and, thanks to iColony, we get to see their performance at GOTANDA G2 of last August.

As we said before, they a slightly dark idol unit, but they also feature the usual idol music catchiness in their vocal lines. Their intense and emotional rock/metal sound is often enriched by symphonic elements and gothic-like vibes; the result of this combination perfectly matches their aesthetics with black and refined outfits. On a side note, I love those bass parts they have here and there.

The only thing I need from them now is a release of any kind and in any format, from a digital single to a full length CD anything goes. I’m begging you, guys at Cmajor Works: let me support them and listen to their music.

シンダーエラ (Cinder-ella) – Cinder-ella

Cinder-ella

Jyu Jyu’s sister group シンダーエラ (Cinder-ella) released their first two EPs, introducing this dark, powerful and emotional idol unit from Xidea.

It’s been almost a year since シンダーエラ (Cinder-ella) released their first live video, which immediately got me interested in them. Since then, I’ve been waiting for something new from this group and finally, in August, they released two EPs through Zankyo Records. I’m going to talk about their self-titled EP here, but I recommend you to check out “「LOVE」” too, since it’s as good as this one.

The Cinder-ella EP includes the two songs we already knew thanks to their live video, “君のいない世界” (Kimi No Inai Sekai) and “NOT FRIEND”; as expected, these two songs are still awesome, showing their symphonic/gothic metal sound which features both emotion and energy. While the genre is similar to their sister unit Jyu Jyu — which also released their latest single La Fin through Zankyo Records — there are also some differences: Cinder-ella seems to be less on the creepy side and more on a romantic-emotional side.

As I said before, “君のいない世界” is my favorite track, thanks to its combination of dramatic strings melodies and delicate, Japanese-like vocal lines; but I also have to say that the neo-classical influences and the really catchy chorus of “NOT FRIEND” are equally great. The union of this elements with powerful guitars and rhythms makes the music of this group really exciting.

As for the other two songs, they are also very nice and introduce some new elements. “暗赤の薔薇” (Kura Aka No Bara) includes some post-rock elements, especially in the more introspective atmosphere and in some guitar parts; this mixes perfectly with the dark and thunderous sound of Cinder-ella, giving slightly melancholic vibes. On the other hand, “死返し” (Shigaeshi) makes use of a more electronic-sounding synth, which works well replacing the symphonic-like ones; this difference doesn’t really distort the group’s sound, being actually a nice change while keeping itself faithful to the concept. There is also a very heavy bridge towards the end of the song which I really enjoyed.


All in all, Cinder-ella does a great job in introducing this group, showing that the four girls and their staff are really capable. Once again, I recommend you to give a try to “「LOVE」” as well, since it gives you a more alternative/post-rock oriented point of view on Cinder-ella.

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