Idol Incidents #01 — Gross Misconduct

January 8th, 2017


How long before Japan makes a show about how great human trafficking is?


If you were wondering how they were going to work in the "idols run the government" angle, then let me lay it out for you from top to bottom. They don't. The end. There's some lipservice here and there, but mostly, it's that instead of idols being the most important thing in the world, idols are the most important thing in the world. It would take maybe forty-five seconds of cuts to completely remove the unique selling gimmick and reduce it simply to yet another glorified slobjob to the idol industry, complete with overexcited hapless clumsy shrieking idol fangirl who is bad at everything, yet the magic is seen within her by random person, and it turns out she had the magic all along and is beloved by the entire world thanks to one godawful awkward CGI dance sequence. Lieutenant Mary Sue eat your heart out.

Posted in Anime | 6 Comments »

6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • The Phantom says:

    This whole idol thing is absolutely questionable and sick, using anime to promote it is the same thing.

    This whole sicko parade with extremely young girls being object of “fans” and can’t even have a normal life is sick beyond words, whoever support this BS needs therapy, this whole thing is just creepy and degenerated, Japan is only raising pedophiles with this BS, they need to stop this ASAP.

  • jgoi says:

    I think its just boring. And its not like america and its celebrity worship is any better.

    Aroduc says:

    On the fan side, it’s no better, but American celebrities tend more towards the like of television/movie stars and professional atheletes, not preying upon and exploiting teenagers.

    Outside of college athletics and the Disney popstar machine at least.

    LUNI_TUNZ says:

    Disney popstars are mostly only idolized by other teenagers (who are incidentally no better), and there’s at least no “no dating” provisions. They date all the time, and their teen fans actively “ship” them… which fits into the “they’re no better” part.

  • anise_punter says:

    What if there was a show featuring idols, except it was dumb on purpose like a Milky Holmes or Galaxy Angel instead of just being standard idol dumb. Where’s that show?

    LUNI_TUNZ says:

    We kind of got that with Milky Holmes Season 4, when JC Staff realized the super serious Milky Holmes was boring, and we hate their OCs, they slogged around with an idol, though all of her scenes were pretty boring.