MELTIA GENERAL #001: ANNIVERSARY EDITION
>>>This group named “meltia” is consist of 6 teenage girls wearing Lolita fashion.
>>>We'll introduce our own "kawaii" to all over the world from Harajuku!
Anniversary Live announced for 10/24
Look for Melo in the next issue of Kera!
A Corsage of White Rose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPpIRnYxCfo
Cinderella Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60uBUkf96LA
Fairies and the Magical Symphony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2S09hRC4s
10/24: First Anniversary Live @ Strobe Cafe
10/31: Live Plus @ RUIDO.K4
11/01: Live Plus @ Belle Epoque
11/07: Live Plus @ Belle Epoque
Official Site: http://www.meltia-lolita.com/
New Official Blog: http://lineblog.me/meltia/
Old Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/meltia-blog/
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzv6-07O7hFdfG7-7SjttA
Melo Shirayuki: https://twitter.com/meltia_melo
Nadeshiko Mizuki: https://twitter.com/meltianadeshiko
Aira Hoshino: https://twitter.com/meltia_aira
Caty Tambo: https://twitter.com/meltia_Caty/
Ruru Fuwari: https://twitter.com/meltia_ruruko
Yura Shiina: https://twitter.com/meltia_yura
>>>PREVIOUSLY ON /mel/
Credit to First OP for blurb. Happy Anniversary, Meltia!
>Are they doing Lolita fashion justice?
>What new prints should they wear next?
>Lolita idols our future kawaii overlords?
Today on the 1st anniversary of the birth of the Meltias, I hope they surprise us with a PV.
Not being in Tokyo is suffering.
FUCK IT'S THE BEGINNING OF THE END
NADESHIKO ANNOUNCES GRADUATION FROM MELTIA.
This wasn't the kind of news I was expecting today..
She will be leaving in November.
>not recognizing 卒業 characters
Nadeshiko is graduating in November.
>Today on the 1st anniversary of the birth of the Meltias, I hope they surprise us with a PV.
>I hope they surprise us with a PV.
>I hope they surprise us
I don't follow idols well enough to recognize those.
Either way that really sucks, especially since she's the most popular member right? All I can imagine is that she needs to leave because she has to focus on her future, which (as much as I love Meltia) probably doesn't lie in a fairly unknown idol group.
This should be on /jp/. Especially if you're going to start numbering your threads. Having a constant thread just to post selfies of the girls isn't suitable for /cgl/. There doesn't seem to be a lot of dress discussion in the last thread which is what you should be discussing, but there's not enough content to have a general.
If this was /jp/ you would now have 50 posts about how they want to lick their sweaty armpits after the concert or cum in their socks. Meltia thread deserves better than that.
Think of it as lolitas doing idol rather than idols doing lolita, and relax. It belongs here much more than elsewhere.
>tfw you bought Cream Cookie Collection in sax to be like Nadeshiko
>tfw you dreamt about meeting Nadeshiko at a live and taking a polaroid together in our twin dresses
>tfw you are actually considering booking a last minute ticket for the graduation
The rules for /jp/ say that idol threads are welcome there so that's where they should stay. Just because some people post in a way that makes you feel comfortable doesn't make it okay for this thread to be here. From what I saw in the last thread you guys were acting exactly the same way I've seen /jp/ threads as in you post pictures of the girls with a random comment. Nothing to do with the fashion.
Obviously you could make a thread when a music video comes out where they have new outfits but the last thread lasted 89 days because someone would just post a random picture to keep it alive. That's just going to repeat over and over again which is a waste of a thread for here.
I mean't uncomfortable of course. With otaku things you're going to have a lot of people who act that way. You can't really hide from it but you could try over there and see if you could create some proper discussion while ignoring the perverts.
>tens of stupid threads are created and expire every day
>you decide to take on the one thread dedicated to a group that does lolita in a fun and creative way
Luckily, 4chan has a built-in feature made just for you, anon!
while i understand your reasoning anon, jp would not welcome objective discussion of meltia's fashion and what impact this group may hold for the future of lolita. Aoki Misako tried a similar venture with Lolitina which did not pan out as she had hoped. I think there is merit in following Meltia's journey and keeping a thread on cgl so people can discuss it. shitposting is an art on jp, meltia and lolita fashion both deserve better. If you've seen their threads then you know they have pretty unpleasant things to say more often than not.
to keep this on topic, we can open this into a general discussion of lolitas being idols? Is this a viable future, what is the biggest challenge of this endeavor, would the rise of a lolita group encourage fetishisizing the fashion? etc.
I think Meltia has it right in that they are a girl group created by a female producer. All other idol groups are playing up some way for the male fans, but I don't get that feeling at all with Meltia. It just feels like I'm in a girl's world living the dream with other cute girls. They will still have male fans irregardless though. I think the biggest challenge is really to get girls to understand it's a fashion and not a gimmick. I've known about lolita for a really long time (before I got into the fashion) and for some reason, I always thought it was some silly kinky fashion.
I'm getting worried that Meltia will last much longer. There hasn't been a new song for a couple of months, nothing special announced on the anniversary (besides a graduation). Still no way to purchase any of their songs to support them in some way. They could get sponsored by AP maybe and wear more dresses? I don't know, but I'm getting frustrated and feeling the momentum from their management is starting to die down.
Losing Nadeshiko is a big deal. I know you don't really need to be talented, but Airan will now be carrying the group in terms of singing and dancing now. I wonder if Nadeshiko will return to private life or have another try at being idol because she honestly has what it takes to make it big.
I pretty much share all your worries, mostly that I'm afraid the group will slowly crumble. They could really use a PV or at least digital release of their songs.
Also I get the same feeling where it doesn't feel like the group is pandering to male fans that want a pure waifu to lust after, like so many other groups.
>I think Meltia has it right in that they are a girl group created by a female producer. All other idol groups are playing up some way for the male fans, but I don't get that feeling at all with Meltia.
That was exactly the point that their producer wanted to make. They're still an idol group, but produced by a female and focused on an inherently girly fashion. I don't remember any other girl idol group targeted towards girl audiences (boy idols are a whole different story). This is also why saying that this belongs in /jp/ where other typical wota-pandering idols are discussed is missing the point of Meltia completely.
>I'm getting worried that Meltia will last much longer. There hasn't been a new song for a couple of months, nothing special announced on the anniversary (besides a graduation).
This is my worry as well. I expected many things to be possibly announced at the anniversary live, instead we got the last thing I wanted and the last thing the group needed.
Meltia's management situation is pretty worrisome. I don't think they have a solid business plan together; the staff e-mail address they list for inquiries in their Twitter profile doesn't even work, the domain has been expired for months. Their producer said she created the group with the Tokyo Olympics in mind, but the idea that Meltia could have any involvement there seems naive at best, under the circumstances.
As for Nadeshiko, she just completed high school this year so it seems she's choosing to graduate in order to put her future first, but she also made it sound like she had some uncertainties about continuing to be an idol. I can see why, because Meltia doesn't look all that stable even by most idol groups' standards.
Caty 10/10 modern artist.
>Their producer said she created the group with the Tokyo Olympics in mind, but the idea that Meltia could have any involvement there seems naive at best, under the circumstances.
Considering that Akimoto is involved in the committee it is indeed naive, we all know too well which idol group, if any at all, will end up in the opening ceremony.
Another member, Emiri graduated in January so she was only there a couple of months.
All you lolitas going to Japan, you should really go to a live if you can and show your support.
I think this is fairly normal by indie idol standards. Most of the groups I've followed/observed have had pretty tumultuous lineup changes in the first year. Of course, Meltia has it harder than most because of the investment that goes into the dresses, and they went and gave everyone their own member colors already...
Nurse Nadeshiko forgot her trigger discipline.
48 makes me so uncomfortable these days. Ever since I watched the Acchan documentary (a short one) I realized how bad the culture of that group is.
I don't even want to know the ends those girls go to, to get to the top.
Here you go, part two should be in the related links
Pic related pretty much shows how much confidence former number 1 ranked member of AKB48 had. This was all from years ago though, so before she graduated and all.
The management of AKB is really shitty. They constantly make the girls compete against each other in the elections. And that probably results in them doing more disgusting male fan pandering shit.
This thread needs more Meltia love!
Happy Halloween from Meltia.
the real thing is wtf is up with these ranking ceremonies??? i mean i've always seen random rankings in random magazines all the time but to have a ceremony like that is especially fucked up.
but i guess that kind of shows a lot of how AKB is run. its strange. very in the spotlight with those emotions. like these same feelings must have gone through other idols heads when they saw rankings.. but then again those rankings weren't showcased on stage
>the real thing is wtf is up with these ranking ceremonies???
To vote for your favourite you need a ticket.
You get one ticket per each copy of the single.
If you buy 10 copies of the single you can vote for your waifu 10 times.
i get that it would be based off of some raffle type thing, but i'm just questioning why they are making it a ceremony. i remember seeing morning musume rankings and other random pop artist rankings in magazines, but they never had a fuckin crowd watch it get announced or anything. it's weird.
It's not a normal ranking, it's literally called an election. There are too many members so the votes determine which ones will be in the next single and the winner gets to be the "center"/main girl in the song.
Wouldn't even be surprised, but everything about AKB48 seems off, I vaguely remember one girl in an interview going "yeah I was pretty much homeless while getting into AKB48" or something shitty like that. This was pre-popularity though.
I mean ever their MVs are always so sexual toned, Heavy Rotation has to be one of the worst. Were all the girls in that mv even 18+??
Nadeshiko's graduation live is now confirmed for 11/27:
It's not even their solo live. I can't go and I'm sad.
Not a solo live? That makes me so sad. Nadeshiko deserves so much better..
I'm glad I'm not the only that thinks she has talent. She made a blog post about why she is graduating. I can't moon, but the Google translate seems to suggest she's always loved idols. She seems really passionate so I hope she can make a career out of it somehow.
There is one song for download from Soundcloud on their official site, other than that it's just whatever they put on their youtube channel (i.e. concert recordings with wota chants mixed in).
No physical releases or even official digital releases available to buy. I wonder if we'll ever get any.
Oh no it is far from a happy idol life. The competition within the group is brutal since its so big and there's only a few prime spots for them to get.
One way is getting voted high enough in the elections which are used to decide would gets to be in the new single.
Basically they do insane amounts of fan pandering, from gravure shoots to handshaking events. Last year I believe some messed up Wota tried to attack one of the girls during a handshaking event.
Interview with Meltia in GIRLISM, a lolita zine from Shanghai.
In that way the management isn't playing their cards right. They should have at least attempted to make their music available through digital sales or even physical.
I really like Meltia but I fear it'll disappear within 2 years
Yeah, my main concern is how are they funded. Even frequent gigs for like 50 people with 1000 yen door fee can't pay for all that.
Meltia presents, The Lolita Centipede, coming soon to a theatre near you.
(I'm so sorry...)
>One way is getting voted high enough in the elections which are used to decide would gets to be in the new single.
They do janken tournaments for single placements too, so you can get in by pure luck. I think. Wouldn't be surprised if those were rigged too.
>Basically they do insane amounts of fan pandering, from gravure shoots to handshaking events.
>Last year I believe some messed up Wota tried to attack one of the girls during a handshaking event.
Please don't equate those two things. Regardless of AKB's business model that guy was a nutjob and that's all there is to it. He fucked it up for pretty much every idol outfit out there as they introduced retarded security or just did away with handshakes entirely.
Anyway, what's with all that AKB talk in a Meltia thread?
Have a Yura, she never gets any love.
My face when not going to work on Monday.
Can't tell if lolita accessory or Sailor Moon merch.
two piercings, cool! Isn't that a bit 'out there' for a sweet idol type though? I remember when people were surprised when I had just three holes in each ear and joked that I was 'rebellious'.
I have a feeling Nadeshiko has a darker side than we all imagine.
I can't help but love them all more and more every day.
she is but they all wear contacts a lot of the time, especially for close-ups, they're just very natural looking circle lenses with only a modest and subtle iris diameter increase.
I think they all look cute with or without lenses, they just give a slightly different impression.
Nadeshiko was never the most popular meltia. There's just a lot of anons here that like her.
This is my guess at popularity ranking (including number of Twitter followers)..
Nadeshiko (972) / Airan (734)
Ruru (632) / Yura (649)
Caty (381) (sorry fellow anons, I know a lot of you like her).
This is also based on the lines for the polaroids for each girl. Mero actually required her own line. While everyone else got a shared line.
It wouldn't be the first time Western fans have completely different preferences to Japanese ones.
Caty is fucking metal and you know it!
I want to [spoiler]hug[/spoiler] her.
25 minute long graduation live for Nadeshiko tomorrow.
It's plain insulting for her, and also devaluing the group's status too in the bigger picture.
I'm quite mad.
Man what the fuck.
I so wish I could be there, I doubt there is a polaroid event, but I'd like to be there with my blue glow stick.
Whenever I see Cream Cookie Collection in sax, I will think of Nadeshiko!
Don't know about polaroids, but they said they would be meeting people from 19:30 I think.
Nadeshiko and her fans from the graduation. I wish I was there.
This is proof how tiny Meltia is ;_;
>I feel like Caty is becoming even more cute recently
More like there are no decisions being made, from what we get to see.
Can we start commenting on all over their Youtube to ask when/where to buy songs? This way we can show they have tons of oversea fans that want to support them. There's also the idea of spam asking a con to bring them over as a guest.
Even my 10 year old nieces love these girls! I don't want them to fail!
I was thinking something like that! I followed their twitters a while back and they thanked me and said something along the lines of them being surprised to hear that they have overseas fans. I think we should try to encourage them and their management might take notice!
I've seen so many idols graduate in my life and I still don't know where most of them end up.
And so it ends.
New group photo and new outfits, I guess.
New website layout, too. I'm not overly impressed with it, but I guess it works.
Notice there is no English blurb as there was in the old site. I wonder if it just happened, or if it was a premeditated decision to show a subtle "fuck you" to foreign fans.
Ah, maybe I'm thinking too negatively. Well see when(ever) a new song is posted on YT and if it has English subs, I guess.
Completely agree we should do this. Given the recent happenings with the website and no more subtitled videos, it makes me worried.
Regarding the con, which one should we target though?
Nadeshiko still posts on another twitter account luckily.
Anon, which show were you looking to attend?
For their 1 man lives, you can purchase the ticket ahead of the time if you are interested in taking pictures. http://peatix.com/event/130242
Otherwise, you can just buy at the door. These lives are really small so you shouldn't have to worry about not getting a ticket (unless you arrive really late maybe.)
That makes me super happy! I'm not sure how well versed you are with idols, but I hope you don't mind me giving some advice. Past experience showed me how easy it is to lose your spaghetti.
You should bring a glow stick in the color of the girl you like. It will make them happy, but also your experience better too.
If you decide to do a polaroid with your favoriate, you can have a pose in mind to do with them. Otherwise they'll just pick one for you. Poses would just be like peace sign, hug, heart shape with hands, etc. Nadeshiko liked hugging girls. It was really cute.
Bring a gift for your favorite if you feel like (doesn't have to be expensive, even a card would be cool). It would make them super happy to see an enthusiastic foreigner as their fan and I am sure they would cherish it.
this is great advice anon, thank you! mero is my favorite, so I assume I should bring pink? I'm going to wear her cut/colourway of cream cookie to one of their shows, super excitedd. I didn't know we're allowed to bring gifts though, that's actually really sweet!
do you know how I can check which shows will allow polaroids after? I've never been to a small idol show like this, only really big ones where it's in an arena.
I'll also make sure to ask them about publishing songs online if we get a chance to talk!
Yes, bring a pink glow stick.
I'm actually having a hard time finding information for the shows and I can't moon very well. I need to retract my previous statement. While you can just buy the ticket on the day of, seems like there are perks to reserving ahead of time so I might suggest you to do it.
There's 4 shows scheduled this month so far -
12/12 - http://liveplus.asia/live/detail/20151212/ Meltia performs at 2:30 for 15 minutes (lol, wtf). They have a booth at Booth B at 3:45pm for 1 hour. You probably get to at least meet them, no idea if there is a polaroid. Perks to reserving, no clue what they are. Reservations on twitter. https://twitter.com/info_citrus/status/674114434713804800
12/15 - I see information on the internet about this show, but nothing on the Meltia twitter yet.
12/23 - No info. available yet
12/26 - http://lineblog.me/meltia/archives/49437039.html Should definitely have polaroids, but doesn't say the price. Definitely says that if you bring a friend that hasn't gone to a Meltia show before you will get a free polaroid though. You actually get benefits for reserving early. Benefits include a free signed Christmas card from Meltia. Also 5 randomly chosen people that reserved will get a Christmas present from a member. Reservations on twitter. https://twitter.com/info_citrus/status/674116978580176896
This took some time to research and unfortunately makes me sad that they're not making it easier for foreigners to come. What's more, it's really lacking in information too.. The word for polaroid is usually チェキ or 2ショット (different number for more members).
Keep checking their twitter for more updates since they tend to only post them a couple of days before the live.
Try to only give them their gift if you're for sure getting a polaroid because I think only then you can hand it to them personally.
You are doing god's work mentioning the songs thing.
Please let us know how it all goes, anon!
That's what makes her best Meltia, now that Nadeshiko is gone.
I think Caty and Ruru are the closest, and they hang out with Nade a lot too.
I'm not sure about the other girls, but Yura seems to be the outlier and hardly ever pops up in the others' posts.
>Regarding the con, which one should we target though?
A con that would bring over a small musical guest and one a lot of interested people would be at to go to their concert for. I imagine AX is too large of a con to care about them. Does Fanime do musical guests like them? I know Sakura Con has been pretty good about securing some pretty big musical groups.
I wouldn't do fanime, the lolita presence is very low and the con is underwhelming at best. I think AX is a good option, a lot of lolitas attend and they can always use additional interesting programming. the other con I would suggest (if they get their shit together) would be PMX, since it's very jfash oriented. i know their target audience aren't just lolitas, but it'd be the safest audience to target in the us.
first and foremost, i think they need to release some music we can buy. the numbers will speak for themselves and will help convince cons to invite them over, among other things.
When I went to AX a couple years ago, they had some no-name idol group at the fashion show with only three or so of their most diehard Japanese fans in the audience and barely anyone else at the event seemed to know who they were. I don't think it'd be a long shot for Meltia to pull that off, especially with their greater foreign fanbase through the connection they have to lolita fashion (their producer has even said she thinks they have more fans overseas than they do in Japan). Their staff just needs to play their cards right as far as filming a real music video, making their releases available digitally worldwide, etc. And budget well to afford it, of course.
I don't suppose anyone has a list in which issues of which fashion mags did the girls appear? I know next to nothing about their modelling or other careers outside of Meltia.
Thanks. I'll need to go through the few issues of Kera I have at home. I'm bad at keeping track of who does what.
Also, recent Nadeshiko with two of her besties. I'm so glad to see they still hang out together.
Why didn't anyone tell me Caty was in a youtube show? About vidya??
And where can I see more Caty dancing in a Justice For All shirt???
You make it sound like nerdy is a bad thing!
Meltia Land Story, Part 1
I can't read Japanese and I wonder if this is worth my time trying to translate it.
It could be useful as a Japanese practice I suppose.
Hey everyone. I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but I have noticed that there has pretty much been a meltia dedicated thread for.... a really long time now. Out of interest I viewed the first thread when it appeared ages a go to see what it was...
Now this is where I am not trying to be a cunt. Is there really that much to talk about to require an almost continuous meltia thread?
I notice that it is their 1 year anniversary.. They still only have 3 songs from what I can see.. And nothing has really changed from when I looked at the first /mel/ thread ages ago. What the fuck do you guys actually talk about?
No offense but it's kind of creepy how you guys obsess over a bunch of teenage girls anonymously. Some of the comments I've seen posted in this thread are just...uncomfortable. For all anyone knows, you're a bunch of creepy old men fetishizing young Lolitas.
We keep track of cute lolitas doing cute things and we're spreading awareness of the group that really could use more popularity and recognition. There is no need to be upset.
And you just made the creepiest post in the history of this thread. Hide and ignore if it bothers you, but please don't bring your projections here.
Just make sure not to come across as obnoxious weebs.
I have very little interest in idols but honestly I like these threads being about, it seems to encourage friendly and non-judgmental collab between cgl and jp whilst giving an insight of some actual context of lolita in niche Japanese media.
I'm a lolita and pop in now and again to see photos of cute idol friends having fun in cute outfits, if you don't like then just hide it the way I hide the countless skeevy "sexy cosplay" threads.
Each member is telling little stories about the imaginary places they're from in the group. Aira is from "Ailand" where it's always night.
I've thought about translating their blog posts before, but I don't really have the dedication to maintain a Meltia Tumblr or something by myself. Hmm.
I know of a few places that translate idol blogs, but they are focused on specific groups or agencies (Hellopro, AKB).
In any case, if you get to do it, please make it a "something", rather than tumblr, lol.
5-nin Meltia will have lasted only this long - Caty is graduating end of January.
All of my What The Fuck.
>tumblrs are easy to maintain and follow
Mine too. Took the spot after Nadeshiko graduated. :-x
I seriously don't know what to think, it's the fifth idol I cared about graduating in the space of 2 months.
I feel really bad about this, if this is the way Meltia is going, they probably won't see the end of 2016. The managers are really dropping the ball on pushing their publicity, it's so frustrating. They're so talented and their songs are genuinely good.
Hardly feels like a joke considering all recent developments.
All girls frantically reassuring on twitter that LOL NO MELTIA IS NOT OVER doesn't strike much confidence in me either.
They seem to have fixated on doing lives whenever they can, but with most of them being the first 15-minute slot before like 10 other groups it feels more like regressing.
The management either gave up on them already and are just doing things by inertia, or they really don't know how to handle them.
Or, they have something "big" planned and are waiting to do the reveal, but every day works against them now.
Me too. Fug.
hi /mel/, it's >>8756362 again. I got to talk to the group today- thanks so much for all the advice, it was really helpful!
It was a bit rushed since things were pretty busy, but I was able to express our international support and hope for them to come visit America sometime soon. I also asked about releasing music digitally for us to purchase, it seems this is already in the works for early next year!
Pic of excited Melo from the Christmas show (sorry for potato quality). Please support Meltia everyone!
I'm a lolita and I like having a place to discuss Meltia news and events with other lolitas without the creepy obsession factor (idol forums and jp are generally too much for me). This thread also helped me a bunch to navigate my way through idol culture (e.g. polaroids, live info, etc), so that's something pretty helpful for anyone interested in seeing them live in the future.
Aw anon, I really hope you had fun! I'm sure Meltia treated you well. Did you get a polaroid? How was the interaction with the girls? Don't feel obligated to answer.
Really glad to hear about them releasing music. I really want them to do well even though I'm sorta losing hope in the management. It's purely for supporting the remaining girls at this point. ;_;
That's awesome! Please tell us more.
Did they seem uneasy at all with Nadeshiko gone and Caty soon to be gone, or was it business as usual?
Happy new year, /mel/!
No worries, I'm happy to share! The girls are incredibly sweet and really energetic on stage. It was mostly girls attending the show, quite a few other fellow lolitas! I was lucky enough to get a polaroid too, Melo had the longest line by far though. The turnout must have been better than they expected, as they ran out of christmas cards to give out (I ended up giving my spot away to another younger attendee who didn't get a card).
I have to say Caty was the most fun to talk to, she's quite funny and expressive in person. I'm going to be really heartbroken to see her graduate, but hopefully it means bigger things in her future.
If they were feeling uneasy, it didn't show- they were very cheerful and everything seemed normal. I think Caty wore a hat from Nadeshiko after the show, so there doesn't seem to be any animosity from her departure if that's the case. I do wish I was able to meet Nadeshiko too ;-;!
Either poor bait or someone very uninformed. Not worth getting worked up about anyway.
Two live appearances on the weekend!
『JUMP POP FES~2016年スタートSP』 会場:TOKYO FM HAL
『アイドルフェス in 秋葉原映画祭』 会場:TwinBoxGARAGE
Their time slot is literally 10 minutes at both...
>Caty is graduating end of January.
Seconding that Meltia is probably going to be dead by the end of the year. Really depressing, this is the only idol group I've ever wanted to keep up with.
Unless they're going to make some big changes, I can't imagine Meltia surviving 2016.
The most popular member graduated, and another popular one is about to do so as well.
They still don't have songs up for purchase and I still stand by my point that they really need some sort of MV.
I hate to correct you anon because I generally agree and I don't see the group lasting much longer.
But Nadeshiko was not the most popular member - maybe 2nd or 3rd.
Caty is by far the most unpopular. See >>8727771
During the polaroid event I was at, Caty was constantly taking a break due to no one coming to take a picture with her. It was sad. And for the people that did come, she gave them ample time.
It's taking them so damn long to put songs for purchase, but this anon >>8782860 said it's in the works.
Mero looks so cute naturally. Pretty sure this make up would not translate so well on my face.I watched a lot of these videos on this channel though. What's with the amount of them applying make up with fingers including eye shadow?!
GUYS, it's not much, but it looks like there's a live stream of one of their shows.
『地下でアイドルLIVE in 秋葉原映画祭』出演!
We should all watch. A small chance to support them (even if it isn't monetary).
(Sorry anon, I deleted my previous post because I linked a wrong post). But yeah I'm super excited too!
Sorry, I had the idea that Nadeshiko was the most popular for some reason.
But yeah, it's really sad since I love the concept, it's actually cute and not just 'cute' but very catering to a certain crowd.
But there's no way to support them as overseas fans, and only being able to watch some lives doesn't bring them far.
Being lolita idol is hard work...
So, did anyone watch?
I found out about Meltia through the Kawaii Pateen channel that a few anons have linked above and I'm one of the converted \o/
There's a playlist for all the Meltia videos too
They're a lot of fun and it's so nice to have a Lolita idol group to support
It's great to hear that they have digital distribution planned. I searched all over recochoku, line music and itunes for them hoping to see something uploaded, hopefully they release it somewhere accessible for people outside Japan.
This thread is so off topic it hurts. Discussion about the members' dresses and fashion is one thing, but 80% of this is just selfie spam and off topic speculation about the girls. Any thread devoted to discussing a cosplayer or lolita's private life would get pruned immediately, why is this still around?
Because they are fun lolita idols to follow, they have cute songs, they are inspirational and can be used as role models, they are promoting the fashion in various media, and they are reaching out to the Western audiences.
If you don't like the thread then hide and ignore it. And go be salty somewhere else.
>Just getting into Meltia
>Find out that group is now down to just four members
>Probably won't last the end of this year
This is a pain unlike any I've ever felt. Lend them your strength, seagulls.
I'm sorry anon - you know our struggle to support Meltia. I hope your favorite wasn't Nadeshiko or Caty otherwise I truly mourn for you.
Let's fangirl together until the end.
I had like 5 of my favourite idols graduate on me in the last 4 months, including 2 from Meltia. I'm kinda starting to lose count.
Look who went to hang out together again today!
Yeah fanart sounds like a good idea. Just make sure to post it to them on their twitters so they can actually see it.
Drop hints that you'd like to buy their releases, just try not to be obnoxious with it.
If you can pull it off then cosplay them and also post pics to them. Or just say something like "this was inspired by your outfit blah blah". Some of them often post their makeup tips on twitter, so you could show you tried it too.
Basically engage with them and keep showing them there is interest.
Kiki and Lala? That's really cute. Wonder if it's for a Kawaii Pateen video.
Hahaha, oh wow, this picture. I never thought I'd see that. But on a second thought Caty totally seems like she could be best friends with Rei.
If you don't get it, this is Caty with Ladybaby. If you don't know Ladybaby then I'll just leave this here:
I think it's for another Girlism issue, but might be wrong.
Melo saying she got fan letters from USA and Taiwan? I hope it's true. Please notice us senpai.
Can't moon, but I hope Google translate is right.
That's pretty damn amazing! Whoever did it did a good job.
>mfw fav member graduating in 6 days
>mfw too busy to even check twitters lately
It's okay anon. I just wanted to imply some implications for the sake of it.
The Final Countdown is now playing in your head.
How much would you pay for a piece of signed archival quality artist's limited edition print of Caty Tambo's art?
I know that feel.
Caty got a new tsuittaa, but I wonder if it won't be much radio silence as it is with Nade. After all, all the daily posts are a part of their job.
Meanwhile, more Ruru. Oharuru.
Ruru is working hard to fill the void left by Caty and Nade. [spoiler]I guess she's my new favourite among the remaining meltias.[/spoiler]
Looks like former member Emirin is in a different idol group called 81moment. She is the one with brown short hair.
Her twitter is here - https://twitter.com/haruemi822
Kinda lost respect for her (or maybe it's her management), a lot of her pictures look like wota bait..
I hold out hope that maybe Caty and Nade will join other groups too ;_;
Why so many of them are graduating? Do they left because they think this group is not successful enough? Is Meltia really dead?
I kinda lost all hope and faith in humanity when one of my faves quit her idol group and went ahead to do porn.
>a lot of her pictures look like wota bait
>or maybe it's her management
Of course it's her management. Don't ever belive that anything that happens in idol world is spontaneous or authentic or not otherwise made up and approved by the management.
It is/was probably just a side job for them. It's too low profile and too unprofitable to be thought as much more than that.
I don't know why exactly they quit, if they just got over it or if they figured some other group will give them a better shot at a larger career, but whatever Meltia's management is doing they are sure not helping it grow big in the last like 9 months.
lol at all those "when is the right moment to hand MY notice in" faces.
Caty graduated to enjoy a simpler life.
I want to stay positive so badly for meltia's sake! Maybe they'll recruit new members this year and release that single. I think I feel really sad to know that a lot of Lolitas think they're lame, even though they're not the pedobait idols, a lot of people won't even give them a chance.
I think their songs are actually pretty good and I've tried getting a few friends interested but I think they think I'm joking.
I just hope they release the single because I want to support them, and maybe they'll get more support than they expected!
Sorry if this is slighty OT, but what is Caty's new Twitter? I forgot to save it when she posted it and it seems she deleted the old one.
I'm really sad about meltia. I think they have a lot of potential, but it seems they aren't very knowledgable on how to market an idol group for girls. It's certainly harder than it is to market an idol group for wota since they'll eat anything up as long as the girls are cute.