the pillows 25th Anniversary Cover and Dance Contest

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, the Pillows (ザ・ピロウズ, or stylized as “the pillows“) is holding an international cover and and dance cover competition.

The group is best known for providing the soundtrack for the FLCL anime.

Winners can win a chance to meet the band and be a part of their 25th Anniversary concert on the 4th of October. Transportation will be covered. In addition, 10 lucky finalists will have their entries included in a “the pillows UNOFFICIAL TRIBUTE ALBUM”, which will be given as a gift to the band. Keep Reading

Know Your Youtube Idol (KRP28’s Kali of Team K)

Aidolizings is back!

The number of Youtube Idols increase every year. Just as the number of Youtube Idol groups are formed every year. Some of them become one for fun, others do it for a few minutes under the spotlight while others hope for a future doing something they love.

My first encounter with the KRP28 or the Kira Kira Project was quite accidental. I was browsing through Youtube and I suddenly came across a video called, “Closer” by Team R. Keep Reading

Know Your Youtube Idol (Oishii!Ichigo and REMOTE GIRL☆’s Lolichiidesu)

“I can’t believe I’m actually talking to Remote Girl

Just that basically sums up how this writer felt during the whole interview with the beautiful and talented brunette from the United States.

Most people are probably asking, “Who is this girl?”, “Who is Lolichiidesu?” and “Why all the excitement over a girl in the internet?”

She is 1/8 of the girls in Oishii!Ichigo and ½ of REMOTE GIRL☆ Her solo channel in Youtube (Lolichiidesu) has almost reached a half a million views and her works with REMOTE GIRL☆ almost reaching a hundred thousand views. Keep Reading

For the Love of Kawaii (Lolita and Gyaru Fashion with Sunny)

What is Lolita?

For those who are exposed to the world of anime, they would probably connect it to popular characters like: Misa Amane (Death Note), Maria Ushiromiya (Umineko Naku Koro ni), Stocking (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt ), Anna Kushina (K Anime) and Chii from (Chobits). While those who are more familiar with literature would connect it to Vladimir Nabokov’s novel, Lolita.

However, unlike the infamous work of fiction there is nothing sexual about Japan’s Lolita fashion. Keep Reading

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Know Your YouTube Idol – Oishii! Ichigo’s Micchigopyon2

In the Jpop fandom, when you hear the word ‘Idol’ (アイドル, aidoru) what comes to mind?

I am willing to bet that it is usually ‘Morning Musume’ (モーニング娘。Mōningu Musume) or the AKB48. The idol industry is currently one of the highest selling musical acts in Japan. But their popularity isn’t exclusively in Japan. Their fame has extended to different parts of the world. Even as far as the United States. Keep Reading