Idol’s Single that will be released in December :
Many of Idol Fans must be aware already about this event called Tokyo Idol Festival. Held for the first time at 2010, this event has become the biggest idol event in the world with 138 idols and 41,282 peoples attending this event last year. With the last year’s worldwide ticket purchase availability, this event can be categorized as International Event.
This event was organized by Tokyo Idol Festival Executive Comittee from 2010 to 2014, before being taken over by Tokyo Idol Project for 2015 event.
This project was proposed for the first time by Kadosawa Seita from Fuji TV, also the ex-producer of Idoling!!! That’s why Idoling!!! was headlining the first TIF, either as performer, MC and such.
Kadosawa said in an interview that he want to spread various idols who have their own specialty, and instead of calling it “Idol Warring Period”, he want it to be called “Idol Diversification Era”. And instead of using Fuji TV organizers, he established “Tokyo Idol Festival Executive Commitee”.
In 24th March 2015, the press conference was held for the introduction of Tokyo Idol Project by Fuji TV, and it was also announced that Tokyo Idol Festival will be organized by them. The conference was attended by following idols : Idoling!!!, Sakura Gakuin, Tokyo Girls Style, Vanilla Beans, Nakano Fujo Sisters, Momoiro Clover and YGA.
Tokyo Idol Festival 2010
Managed by : Tokyo Kyodo
Organized by : Tokyo Idol Festival Executive Commitee
Sponsored by : Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Yoshimoto Prince Theatre, Fuji Television Network.
Date : 7th-8th August 2010.
Venue : Shinagawa
There are 8 stages in Tokyo Idol Festival 2010. Main Stage, Second Stage, Sky Stage, Hall Stage, Event Stage, Greeting Stage, Aqua Stage, Bowling Stage. (Event Stage and Greeting Stage didn’t need ticket).
There are 45 idols participated in Tokyo Idol Festival 2010, with approximately 5,000 peoples attending.
This is the list of the performing idol : Idoling!!!, Sakura Gakuin, Super Girls, Tokyo Girls Style, Tomato n’Pine, Nakano Fujo Sisters, Passpo, Vanilla Beans, Fudanjuku, Momoiro Clover Z, Yoshimoto Gravure Agency, Idol College, Idol School, Anela, Afilia Saga East, Cream, Cocolocolon, Circadian Rhytm, JK21, Shizu kaze, Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, Jewel Kiss, Starmarie, Dear Stage All Star, D-trance, D-Rive, Techpri, Doki Doki Dream Campus, Natural Point, Bakunyu Koshien, Bakunyu Sangokushi,Bakunyu Sentai Pairanger,Bakunyu Yankee,Pandanekozu (Kari),Bikyaku sentai slender ,pinkish,Hoshi no Otome uta gekidan, HopClub,MaixNao, Minit ia Bears, Mune no tanima ni umore-tai, Momochi Minami,Love Bowlers ,Yangu Gangan,wata ♥ chū.
At this first Tokyo Idol Festival all of the fund is used for the stage equipment and such, and the performers weren’t paid, instead they get a space/booth to sell their goods or doing their own small event.
That’s all about the first Tokyo Idol Festival, will be continued later.
At July 8 2014, BiS (Brand New Idol Society) was disbanded at Yokohama Arena. Even though their intention is to hold a sold-out Budokan concert for their disbandment but they failed and hold a concert at Yokohama Arena , which is titled “BiS ni Nari Budokan” (Budokan a la BiS).
So, where are the members now after the disbandment? Here you go~
Yufu Terashima (Official Site)
Yufu Terashima who turned from Idol Group BiS to Solo, As a serious type idol, from an independent activity moving to major debut single.
She was on group until 26th May 2013. “Came from the old days. Serious Idol, Seriously Idol.” Yufu Terashima also known as Yufii has got a major debut as solo idol. She also got support from loose character. Juncho ni yufisuto (her fans name) is also growing.
Since departing from group, here is her achievement :
- 20th September 2013, Ranked number 1 as Miss ID 2014. Also got Amaterasu Special Award.
- 4 Singles (1 of them on major label) :
- #Yufuraito (#ゆーふらいと) released 26th February 2013.
- Campanula no Yuutsu released 6th August 2014.
- Neko ni Naritai released 17th December 2014.
- Fuhehehehehehehe Daisakusen released 20th May 2015. < Major Debut
- 8th February 2015, at Shibuya WWW, 1st one man live.
BILLIE IDLE (Official Page)
Ex-BiS First Summer Uika and Hirono Nozomi led a 4-girl group BILLIE IDLE, produced by formed BiS manager Watanabe Junnosuke, the other two members are Momose Momo and Yasui Yuuhi. Idol group that has decided that the anarchy of being of Self-proclaimed “NOT IDOLS” is their path in Idol. They are currently looking for fan club members, their fans called “Idle Fella$”, with yearly fee of ￥7000. The idol that is “NOT IDOL , NOT KAWAII”, brings the freshness to the idol world with American graffiti style performance.
Since the formation, this is their work :
- 1st Single : “Anarchy in the Music Scene” released on 1st March 2015.
- 2nd Single : “Be My Boy” released on 1st April 2015
- 1st Album : “IDLE GOSSIP” released on 1st April 2015 (+Bonus track for iTunes buyer)
Tentenko (Official Page)
After the group disbanded in July 2014, she declared to continue to work as a freelancer. Her first single “Good bye, Good Girl” has Pop Tune with 1980s techno song feel. The remix team is pelly clolo, NATURE DANGER GANG.
She is one of the ex-member who has the most diverse work, Singing and dancing, DJ, Writer, Model, Photographer, Video Directer. Her next move is unpredictable at all.
Pla2me (Official site) (Now changed to Period of Plastic 2 Mercy)
Associated with T-Pallete Records, the duo will released their second single. Unit that consisted of Kamiya Saki and Mari Mizuta (ex-Izukoneko)
At 1st June 2015, Mari Mizuta left the group because of a musical differences with Kamiya Saki and with the addition of another 4 girls, the group name changed to Period of Plastic 2 Mercy.
Here is the list of release by pla2me :
- 1st single, “Plastic 2 Mercy” released on 30th September 2014.
- 2nd Single “Unit” released on 6th January 2015.
- 1st Album “Title TBA” released on 4th August 2015. (As POP)
LUI FRONTiC Akabane JAPAN (Official Site)
Pour Lui, the leader and the founder of BiS formed a band with ex-BiS sound producer Kenta Matsukuma. But, Matsukuma withdrew from the group in November 2014. They continued on, and announced that their Concert of January 11 at the Shibuya Club Quattro would be their last as an indie band. They also stated that if the show sold out, they would move up to “The Next Step”, while if it didn’t, they would go on hiatus. The show sold out, and it was announced at the concert that they would be making their major label debut from Universal Japan in March. It was also announced that they would change their name to LUI FRONTiC Akabane JAPAN.
This is their work as LUI FRONTiC :
- 1st Mini Album : JAPONiCA! released on 19th February 2014
- 2nd Mini Album : JAPONiCA!2 released on 20th August 2014
- 1st Single : Ripumi released on 25 March 2015.
Maison Book Girl (Official site)
Maison Book Girl, “Bukuga” for short, is an idol group with 4 members. Megumi Koshouji is working with Izukoneko producer, Kenta Sakurai. In the official site, it is said that Megumi Koshouji was born on 4th May 2014, so she is still 1 year old.
Maison Book Girl has released 2 singles that is sold exclusively on live event.
- 1st/2nd Single : White/Black released on 14th March 2015.
BiSH or Brand New Idol Shit, formed by BiS former manager, Watanabe Junnosuke. This group is billed as the successor of BiS. The group started with 5 members, but 1 of them withdrew before the debut. Their first album, Brand-new idol SHiT is produced by Matsuguma Kenta. With Watanabe Junnosuko intention to “Start BiS once again”, they really followed the path of BiS with grotesque and shocking pv. Emo-i Rock too.
This is their release :
- 1st Album : Brand New Idol Shit released on 27th May 2015.
- 1st Single : TBA released on 4th September 2015
“DJ MEGUMI’s BiS MiX” is a CD featuring a nonstop mix of BiS’ songs and ex-member Megumi Koshoji on the cover. While it is not unusual for idols to also DJ from time to time, do not be deceived by Koshoji’s cool visage! This CD is actually by hiyokochang, who is a DJ at Shibuya’s TRUMPROOM nightclub. This is not to say you shouldn’t buy it but, just know that it wasn’t “Megumon” who was behind the turntables during the creation of this mix CD. However, if you do pre-order it, there will be 1 of 6 randomly selected photo of Koshoji enclosed in the CD. (TGU)
That’s all, if there is something wrong or you have more information about BiS related work, don’t hestitate to tell on the comment section. Enjoy~
Country Girls went major with single “Itooshikutte Gomen Ne/Koi Dorobō”, released on 25th March 2015 under Zetima (Epic Records (SME)).
Country Girls is an idol under Hello!Project umbrella. They are formed in 5th November 2014, but have done their activities under the name “Country Musume.” since 1999. They said the change of name is to attract more overseas fans. The current members are Mai Satoda, Momoko Tsugunaga, Risa Yamaki, Manaka Inaba, Chisaki Morito, Uta Shimamura and Mai Ozeki
How it went : The reported sales figure on the first week is 45,032 and ranked 3rd at Oricon Weekly Chart.
Through Skills (Official Site)
Through Skills went major with single “Makuake Sensation!”, released on 1st April 2015 under Yoshimoto R&C.
Through Skills is an idol group with 12 members. It was formed on 19th January 2013 and using generation system, there are 3 generations until now. They have released 10 singles and 2 dvds before going major.
How it went : The reported sales figure in the first week is 992 and was ranked 55th. They released simultaneous single on 3rd may 2015, “Tattaima koko de, kimitoboku dake no uta” and “Susume! Mirai Movement”. But both of that is self-produced, not under major record label.
This is the continuation from the last part, some latest major debuting idols and some idols that i forgot to mention in the last part. If you haven’t read the previous part, you MUST check it out here > http://dobod2.livejournal.com/33785.html
And then without further ado, here you go :
Every year the number of the Idol Group in Japan is keep rising and rising. Many just come and then gone, many released indies single then gone, many release indies singles then stayed indies and reach their success in indies scene, many release indies singles then went major, some went major from the very start. There are really many kind of Idols out there. So, this time i’ll write about Idols that go Major in this year of 2015 and how it went for them. Continue reading Idols that Go Major on 2015! (And how it went) – Part 1
Just curious, so i did a little research.
There are 8 members who have been graduated from 9nine, this will list what they do now, if you know other than this or there is something wrong with this list, please tell me. Continue reading 9nine Graduated Members : Where are they now?
Nippon Budokan, a well-known concert arena in Japan. Located in the heart of Tokyo. The building is modeled after Yumedono (Hall of Dreams) in Hōryū-ji in Nara. It has a capacity of 10,000. Nippon Budokan (will referred as Budokan later) was built and opened at 1964 for Judo Competition of 1964 Summer Olympic. It still used as the venue for Martial Art competition but why this venue become one of the most prestigious venue in Japan? Of course it’s not about the facility, Tokyo Dome City Hall is better in facility, of course not about the size, Tokyo Dome is bigger, and also not about the capacity, the Olympic Stadium is the number. So, why? It’s all about the “Magic”. So let’s see this “magic” of Budokan. Continue reading Why Budokan?
Group Name : TSURI×BIT
Status : Active
Debut : 22 May 2013 (Single), 24 May 2013 at Akasaka Genki Theater (Live)
Base : Tokyo
Member : 5 (Chanaya, Sakusan, Miichan, Nacchan, Ayutan)
Theme : Fishing
Discography : 4 Singles, 3 Limited Singles, 1 Album, 1 Compilation Album
Affiliation : Sugar&Spice Model Agency.
Social Networking Services :Twitter | Facebook | Website
Tsuribit is from words "Tsuri" (Fishing) and "Bit" (Smallest unit) with multiplication mark, it can also read "Tsurihito" (Fisher). Idol Unit that consisted of girls who want to go deep with fishing either as sport or as leisure. Debuted 22 May 2013 with the release of the limited single "Start Dash". Their catchphrase is "Someday i'll fish the world!" (It can also be interpreted "They'll make the world to become their fans")
Their main concept is that the members is a beginner in fishing and with the experience they'll grow as a fisher also as performer and as idol at the same time. Fishing is the main pillar of their activities, the example is deciding the center for single with fishing competition and fishing event with fans.
They have official fans club named "Gyoshin kurabu" (Fish Finder Club), they also have fish index in their website.
One of the PV for their single "Go! Go! Fishing!" (You can find the rest at that channel, that is youtube channel for their record company . Kisspoint Records) :
- Manatsu no tentai kansoku (24 July 2013)
- Vanilla na Sora (27 November 2013)
- Tabidachi kirari (26 March 2014)
- Odoro yo, fish (30 July 2014)
- Start Dash!! （22 May 2013）
- FISH ISLAND （10 October 2013）
- Go! Go!! Fishing （10 October 2014）
Disney Rocks!!! Girl's Power!（22 January 2014）
Fishing Life (10 December 2014)
1) Kikima Aya
Birthday : 2000/11/19
Fish you want to catch : Tuna
Color : Red
Nickname : Chanaaya
Special Skill : Piano
2) Ando Sakura
Birthday : 2001/3/23
Fish you want to catch : Swordfish
Color : Pink
Nickname : Sakusan,
Special Skill : Calligraphy
3) Hasegawa Mizuki
Birthday : 1998/2/13
Fish you want to catch : Red sea bream
Color : Light Blue
Nickname : Miichan
Special Skill : Can do anything with hullahoop. Sweet-selling
4) Takeuchi Natsuki
Birthday : 2000/8/25
Fish you want to catch : Skipjack Tuna
Color : Yellow
Nickname : , Nacchan
Special Skill : Impersonating Crow
5) Konishi Ayu
Birthday : 2001/4/30
Fish you want to catch : Sweetfish (Ayu)
Color : Green
Nickname : , Ayutan
Special Skill : Jazz dance, Piano
Group Name : Pajama Farm√13 (Short name : Pajaru)
Status : Active
Debut : 29 July 2013 at Aruaru YY Theater.
Base : Kitakyushu, Fukuoka (Local Idol)
Member : 8 (Nacchan, Okapi, Moekoru, Aripyon, Kyon, Fuumin, Yukarin, Megumin)
Discography : 1 Mini-album.
Affiliation : Yoshimoto Creative Agency.
Social Networking Services :Twitter | Youtube
Pajaru is an Idol group based in Kitakyushu, their slogan is "Pajama Force Woman power!!". Their main goal is to promote Kitakyushu Agricultural Specialty Products and helping local activities in Kyushu. They started with 18 members, 10 from YY Dream Audition while the other 8 is from PajaColle Hakata that was operated by College Student in Fukuoka City. So, Pajaru was born with aim to grows up freely.
The name Pajama Farm √13 has a meaning :
Pajama : Their Basic costume is Pajama
Farm : You can compare it to farm, Born from YY Theater farm, then growing freely and loosely.
√13 : National Highway Route 10 and Route 3, that combined number of National Highway that expanding to Kagoshima.
But because half of them is a college student, they have difficulty in balancing between the works, academic and job hunting, at March 2014 8 members remaining. But, Nagata got a regular radio program and helping with local activities, she still became the leader even after graduating from college.
Mini Album : Tommorow ~ Ashita no kazeninotte
1) Ito Natsuki
Nickname : Nacchan
Birthdate : 20 November 1993
Blood Type : A
Twitter : @pajaruu13_natu
Blog : http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/natsuki_ito_blog
Representing : Asparagus
2) Okano Yui (from Pajakore Hakata)
Nickname : Okapii
Birthdate : 26 Mei 1993
Blood Type : A
Twitter : @pajaruu13_okapi
Blog : http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/okano_yui_blog
Representing : Tomato
3) Sakino Moe
Nickname : Moe
Birthdate : 19 January 1994
Blood Type : B
Twitter : @pajaruu13_moe
Blog : http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/moe_sakino_blog
Representing : Strawberry
4) Arisa Shiomi (from Pajakore Hakata)
Nickname : Aripyon
Birthdate : 29 May 1993
Blood Type : AB
Twitter : @pajaruu13_arip
Blog : http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/arisa_shiomi_blog
Representing : Green pepper
5) Kyoko Seikoba (from Pajakore Hakata)
Nickname : Kyon
Birthdate : 18 September 1993
Blood Type : B
Twitter : @pajaruu13_kyon
Blog : http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kyoko_seikoba_blog
Representing : Okra
6) Nakashima Fumina (Sub-leader)
Nickname : Fuumin
Birthdate : 6 April 1993
Blood Type : O
Twitter : @pajaruu13_fum
Blog : http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/nakashima_fumina_blog
Representing : Cabbage
7) Yukari Nagata (Leader)
Nickname : Yukarin
Birthdate : 30 March 1992
Blood Type : O
Twitter : @pajaruu13_mitu
Blog : http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/yukari_nagata_blog
Representing : Trefoil
8) Megumi Hata
Nickname : Megumin
Birthdate : 21 June 1993
Blood Type : A
Twitter : @pajaruu13_megu
Blog : http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/megumi_hata_blog
Representing : Potato