It’s been almost a month but we’re finally back with a brand new ALT iDOL PODCAST! John was unable to make this week’s recording so Terry and Garry do their best to cover all of the major talking points, releases and MVs from the past few weeks. It’s a long show but there was a lot to talk about so hopefully you’re all sitting comfortably and ready for 2 hours of audiovisual magic.


GUIDE: How to use ZenMarket

I know a lot of us are familiar with proxy buying services by now but for newcomers to collecting Japanese music CD’s and Merchandise, ordering from sites not in your native language and shipping stuff internationally can seem a little daunting.

So in order to hopefully inspire some confidence in those of you on the fence about using these kinds of services I decided to make a small guide on why and exactly how you go about using them.

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Chika Corner VOL.2

Back again and more determined than ever to spread some spotlight on the lesser known idol groups currently active in the scene, I’ve teamed up yet again with my good friend Kris to take you on a trip to Chika corner!

The idea of these articles is to try to put together a short list of 2-3 acts we think are worth checking out that you might not know about as well as giving you all the information you might need to know before doing so!

lets get stuck in!

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Chika Corner VOL.1

By now a lot of you are more than aware of the larger groups that garner a lot of attention within the alt idol community but what about the newer and lesser known stuff?

Determined to spread some spotlight on them where possible I decided to team up with with my good friend Kris (That’s Mr.Moondoggie to you mate!) and take you on a short trip to Chika corner!

Every so often we’ll try to put together a short list of 2-3 acts we think are worth checking out as well everything you might need to know before doing so!

lets kick things off shall we?

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Interview with Melon Batake a go go

Not long ago a good friend of mine Kris put me on to a really cool group called “Melon Batake a go go” and am I glad he did! Honestly they might be one of the most unique and interesting things I’ve seen in the idol scene in a while. Needless to say after giving them a listen and watching a few lives on YouTube I was compelled to get to know them better and hopefully spread the word of the Melon just as Kris did to me.

Luckily for me one of their members Soze Nakamura posted about being available for interviews and promptly agreed to one with me, Happy days! After brainstorming some questions I thought you’d all be interested in reading the answers to and some major translation help from a friend on twitter (big shout out to @auhby for making this all possible) I’m finally ready to present to you, my interview with Melon Batake a go go!

From left to right; Run Rutakame, Yuffie Sakimura, Soze Nakamura, Rukatama.

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