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It’s a week until Necronomidol’s big show and, practicing at a dance studio in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward, the four members make a decision to change one line from “We’ve come to bring about the Apocalypse” to “We’ve come to enact Armageddon.” Manager Ricky Wilson agrees; another problem solved.

The four-member Necronomidol claims to be Japan’s first occult-infused idol unit, and its members are still tweaking lyrics and stumbling through the choreography for their new song, “Skulls in the Stars,” but 31-year old Wilson is calm. He supplies the concept — in this case, a tale of cosmic horror set to horror disco — and the members make it their own. Besides, even if they stumble on stage, imperfection is a selling point in the idol world.

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