LINE UP -TIF 2017 performer information
TIF 2017 chairman
Comment of enthusiasm as chairman
Up to now, I have attended TIF several times, but always get amazed at the calorie of idols and fans there. I love the hot stages created by every idol and every fan. Chosen as chairman for TIF, I am thinking of making it even hotter. I am looking forward to it!
There might be modifications to the information, such as additional performer or schedule change.
In addition, it may be changed without notice depending on the situation of the day of the event. Please be noted.
Depending on the group, the number of days of attendance is different. We will publish dates of performance for each group later.
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This idol group is born from a 3-month audition out of numerous applicants.
While holding the theme of "FASHION&EMOTION", the members with vivid personalities are weaving a story that catches people’s eyes.
2o Love to Sweet Bullet
Known as "2o Love". Debuted in August 2015 with the release of a single.
At the time they were said to be nothing except cute, but with their latest single becoming the 1st of the Oricon Daily chart, they are quickly gathering popularity.
They became a group that is the most suitable for the word "KAWAII (cuteness) is justice". They established a new idol genre called "gazing type" as there are many fans who just gaze at their beautiful movements. Messages on the youth pop EDM also capture the hearts of many people and keep them firmly.
It is a performance girls’ unit consisting of 4 people -- Uki Satake, Hirona Murata, Kanae Yoshii, and Sayaka Nishiwaki. With a will of delivering "the best happiness", they are performing live performance with the flag of "Cloud 9".
9nine turned into 4-member lineup on July 24, 2016 and as the first step, they held a one-man live show at Zepp TOKYO on January 1, 2017.
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＠１７ (at seventeen)
"Welcome home! My Master / My Lady!"
It is a maid unit composed of maids (=eternally 17 years old) who serve masters and ladies to feasts and sing songs for them at "@home café" in Akihabara. The entertainer spirit of maids who received the great prize for buzzword with the phrase "Moe" has been inherited to "@17". They will serve everyone at their LIVE show!
AIS-All Idol Songs-
Members of AIS -All Idol Songs- absorb through their own sensibility the fun-filled word-of-mouth "idol songs of the 21st century" which live in the memory of fans, and will continue to sing these songs from present to the future.
AKB48 16th Generation
AKB48 16th Generation have passed the audition in the fall of 2016 and started activities as trainees of AKB48 from December.
In January 2017, they held a one-man live show at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL in just one month after the debut.
From February, they began holding regular shows of 'the 16th Generation' at the AKB48 theater in Akihabara.
The average age is 15 years old. In this year's general election, Orin Mutou was successfully selected, and (the 16th generation) is responsible for the future of AKB48.
AKB48 Team 8
From AKB48 who has been active as "idols whom you can go to meet", a new team based on the concept of "idols who can go to meet you" was born. It is AKB48 Team 8.
Members are 47 people elected one by one from each prefecture during “AKB48 Team 8 nationwide audition” held in 47 prefectures all over Japan. With activities closely tied to the community, they are delivering lots of energy to each and every one of their fans.
This idol group is active with the concept of Akihabara and Shibuya culture fusion.
Tickets of their one-man LIVE show held at AKASAKA BLITZ in 2016 were sold out regardless of the fact that the event was during a weekday.
In the same year, they held another one-man live show at Zepp Tokyo, and their 1st single won the 1st place upon the Oricon(Japanese hit chart) Daily Rankings / 9th place upon the Weekly Rankings.
In 2017, 4 new members additionally selected from the whole country joined the group, accelerating their momentum forward.
It is a high school girls’ unit formed by ami and miyu. It creates a unique view of the world with performances that interweave cross-genre songs of post rock, electronica, northern Europe sounds, etc., and the two girls of different types.
Formed in 2012. In May 2016, miyu joined, and the lineup became current one. In August of the same year, they released the 4th single which became a topic because of jumping-out jacket, and their 1st album was released in October. Another mini album will be released in June this year.
This is an idol group consisting of successful applicants of "The 3rd DOLL AUDITION" to uncover idols aiming for a major debut. They made stage debut at Nippon Seinenkan (a venue in Shinjuku, Tokyo) in April 2014.
(In French) "Ange = Angel" + "Reve = Dream", they are an ultra-fresh orthodox pure group bestowed the name "Angel's Dream"!
17 years since first encounter! 7 years since foundation! The live entertainment idol unit "ANNA☆S" consists of three members -- real sisters "Anna·Yuna" and their childhood friend "Suzuka”. With overwhelming singing skills and performance which are highly recognized, they are gaining substantial popularity.
Their producer is Issei Nishida, a popular choreographer who produced dances for AKB Group, Hello! Project, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, and yumemiru adolescence.
Wish to talk more about animation! Wish to convey the interesting points of animation! Wish to "selfishly" cheer for animation! Here starts the animation-supporting project.
In this project, as "something could be done when girls who love animation are assembled", a unit of girls who love animation -- "AOP" is formed.
On July 2, 2016, they debuted at Idol Yokocho Summer Festival!
“APPARE! HARAJUKU” is a new idol group that has never been seen by anyone yet. Just like "Harajuku (a place in Japan)” that incorporates KAWAII from all over the world and creates its own culture, it is a 6-person unit creating and disseminating "It's fine sunshine!" KAWAII culture to world, at an average age of 16.
A Secret Service Of Idol LEVEL7
With the concept of female spy, the team consists of 6 members with code names of "Oshiri-no", "Kurumu", "Koyukira", "Marima-ri" and "Yamnmya". As a mission, they dress up as actresses or gravure idols and lurk in various entertainment activities such as dramas, movies, variety shows, etc.! They call their fans BOSS and have a mission to report their progress during lurk!
The 4-person idol unit that debuted in May 2016 will appear at TIF for the first time!!
Members are Mayu Sonozaki, Korone Toda, Nao Suzumoto, Mai Yuki.
With the motto of "Run all out for what can be done now or never!", they are presenting powerful stage performance while being good-looking. They are here to excite TIF!!
This is an idol punk DJ unit from Kansai, consisting of the singer "Ayumi", the DJ "Kurika", and the life of the party "Maki". Their 1st major album, released last year, got the 8th place on the Oricon Weekly Chart(Japanese hit chart)! They also appear at other large outdoor festivals every summer, such as SUMMER SONIC and ROCK IN JAPAN. On April 12(Wed), they released 5th single with lyrics written by Kenji Tamura!
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5-people idol group "Babyraids Japan"
Last year, they attended "JAPAN EXPO" in Paris, France and achieved their first oversea performance.
Starting from April, their well-reputed regular TV show is on the air! Their 13th single will be released in May and their second outdoor one-man show out of the three in total will be held on June 24(Sat).
This is an idol group of about 80 members from AKIHABARA Backstage pass, Japan’s biggest idol-cultivating entertainment café in Akihabara, Tokyo.
Azuki Moeno, known for the nickname of edacious idol " Moeazu" also belongs to this group. The group's first completely best album is on sale!
BAND JA NAIMON!
[Mixed media in the idol scene] Formed in 2011 with Misako Suzuki as the center.
It became the current lineup in 2014, and major debuted through Pony Canyon in January 2016. In 2017, entitled "PARFECT YEAR 2017", they are currently sweeping across Japan with BANMON! style entertainment. On March 8, they released their first album after major redebut. It won the 4th place on the Oricon Weekly Chart.
Formed in Fukuoka Prefecture, June 2015, they are "the most outstanding group of Stardust Promotion (Japan's leading entertainment company) in last 100 years". They made major debut in April 2016, and their 2nd single is selected as the ending theme music of TV animation "DRAGON BALL SUPER"! Their 3rd single ranked 5th place on Oricon weekly chart and all 3 works since major debut entered the top ten. They will release their 1st album on June 21, on the 2nd anniversary of the group’s formation.
Beboga! Is a six-person idol unit belonging to pixiv which developed "Tsukudol! Project”. With the theme of "clean hit to your heart!", they are active in a variety of fields including live performances, TV shows, manga, and gravure! In January 2017, they attracted a full house at CLUB CITTA and their 2nd single released in February ranked first place on Oricon Daily chart. Now, they are one of the most noteworthy idol units.
It is an "underground sexy idol unit" by Kaori Masukodera and Mai Chusonji. In order to induce a storm of bubbles again in Japan, they are active with a respect for the late 1980s ~ early 1990s by complete self-production. On February 15, 2017, their 1st major single was released. Lose your self in their "body conscious rock" with Kaori’s confident and wild voice and Mai's heart-wrenching guitar play!
After the graduation of Idoling!!!, Mayu Sekiya and Mayu Furuhashi, once active as "W·Mayu", started their full-scale artist activities!
The origin of the unit name "BESTIEM" is the best friend = BESTIE and their common initial M.
Their debut album will be released on 8/2 (Wed) through Brand New Music Record Company. Please pay attention to the godlike harmony of best friends with different ranges.
It is a girls’ unit consisting of 4 people -- First Summer Uika, Nozomi Hirano, Momo Momose and Akira. Cooperatively produced by fashion designer NIGO® and Junnosuke Watanabe, the former BiS manager, they are pursuing their own view of the world with sounds and visual images under the theme of "Neo 80's".
The release of their new single is scheduled on August 23, 2017, after which a one-man live tour is scheduled to take place in 5 cities across Japan.
BiS is the abbreviation for Brand-new idol Society.
It is a 7-member group formed by Pour Lui, Peri Ubu, Go Zeela, Kika Front Frontal, Saki Kamiya, Pan Luna Leafy, and Momoland, who are studying idols, trying to become idols, or endeavor to be idols.
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This girls’ unit is made up from 3 people--KOUMI, RUUNA and MIMORI.
Utilizing their specialty field respectively, RUUNA the leader, KOUMI who is good at dancing and MIMORI who is good at composing work hand in hand to offer high-level dances and songs, as well as creative performances.
A unit of Hello! Project formed in May 2015!
The group is named to be “like Tsubaki (camellia) flowers of neatly dignified beauty as well as evergreen’s freshness and strength”.
In February 2017, they realized the anticipated major debut and released the second single on July 26.
Active with the goal of becoming a leading role in the idol world.
This idol unit focuses on supportive songs to deliver dreams and hopes throughout Japan.
Stage debut in May 2013!!
It is a zoo-style idol group composed of elementary and junior high school students. The name of the unit expresses the hope to gather various personalities like candies and to become idols loved by everyone like a zoo.
As the second idol group produced by avex's first idol special label "iDOL Street", they made major debut on January 9, 2013.
They showed rapid growth with advance singing skills and aggressive live performances full of sense of unity.
With plenty of oversea live experiences, they are active globally.
This is a professional dance-vocal group known for synchronous dances and catchy melodies.
Debuted with their 1st single on 2016/5/25. Before debut, they attracted attention as they appeared at Girls Award (Japan's largest fashion & music event) and other events. They released the 2nd single on 10/12. Including large events and school festivals held in various places, they appeared in 150 events a year and are actively expanding their activities.
A sister group of Picotaro!! Song producer is Daimaou Kosaka.
It is a 9-person group, of which all the members are chosen from among about 3,500 people during "National Puniko (plump girl) Audition" organized jointly by avex record company and CanCam fashion magazine in 2013.
First in Japan! Get fired if you lose weight! Get fired you are too fat! It is an elite Puniko group!!
ciao bella cinquetti
Girls’ vocal group embracing the 11th year since formation!
These adult idols’ weapon is their ultimate closeness to the audience during live show in Japan.
From 2015, the group name is changed to ciao bella cinquetti. (Former group name: THE POSSIBLE)
So as not to be defeated by the name, they are practicing in high spirits to be "good women"!!!!!
Established on August 8, 2015, from Geino Department 2 of Stardust Promotion Company, this is a next-generation dance idol unit consisting of middle and high school students who are good at dancing.
The origin of the name “CROWN POP” comes from the concept "struggling to polish dance to grasp the crown in the entertainment world".
Known as "Kurapo". Their beloved fans are called "Popper".
Aiming for national idol, they are growing day by day.
"Cupidolic" is an orthodox idol unit formed by "The Need of Love".
In Roman myth, it is said that those shot by Cupid's released arrows will be deprived of love heart.
Cupido’s "arrow of love" will be shot at every heart of their fans.
Cupidolic is a coined word combining "Cupido (god of love in Roman myth)" and "Idol (idol)".
They are idols who absolutely shock the world, "CY8ER".
A 6-member group consisting of Rinahamu Ichigo, Mashiro, Pochi Koinumaru, Anna Fujishiro, Natancoromushi and yAmmy yamiyume.
In February 2016, they held the first one-man live at Shibuya WWWX and achieved a target mobilization of 650 people.
A tour around Tomeihan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka) will start from July and a one-man live at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM will start on September 8.
They have attended many festivals and clubs of international brands in Asia, including major clubs throughout Japan. Their dances employing beautiful bodies release the power to fascinate the audience in a blink of an eye. Starting from clubs, they are extending their active field by giving performances on the TOKYO AUTO SALON and the KANSAI COLLECTION, as well as appearing on TV commercials, etc. They will make CD debut through UNIVERSAL MUSIC in July 2017.
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A punk band without instruments!!! Yo.
DEAR KISS is a unit led by Saki Shishima as a playing manager.
"Any song will be unique with DEAR KISS’s taste."
She will bring together members with outstanding talent and vivid personality, to go after the next stage.
Sometimes cute, sometimes coquettish.
With all the power of their body and mind, they find out the "magical landscape" hidden in impressive songs, and deliver to "beloved" you.
DeerStars are coming from Akihabara Dear Stage (live space & bar)!
This is a group established autonomously by the members based on the concept of "Deer Stage style".
They are active to get as many people as possible to know about the Deer Stage!
They are highly motivated next-generation stars!!
Their concept is messengers descending from heavenly world to make people happy. Like the group name "Devil ANTHEM" indicates, they are activate with the theme of girls’ duality of angels and devils. This is an unpredictable idol group that sometimes makes people smile like angels, and sometimes teases people like small devils. Known as Devian.
Dorothy Little Happy
Girls’ unit "Dorothy Little Happy" is a 2-person unit consisting of Kana Shirato and Mari Takahashi. Their catch phrase is "Listen to it and you will begin to dance. Look at it and you will fall in love.". Their live performances with high-quality vocal & dance and fascinating ballads attract people’s full attention. This is an evolving girls’ unit.
They are an adult idol group that is active with the concept "a continuation of a dream".
On February 13, 2017, their 2nd one-man LIVE show was held at TSUTAYA O-EAST!!
Through all the activities they convey a notion that "it is never too late to start something."
Starting from May 30, 2017, with additional 2 members, a new lineup will come into being!
Drop is a daughter unit of Japan Twin Tail Association, the body that knows most about beautiful girls in Japan. Members of drop are Misato Misaki, Haruka Oba, Hikari Takiguchi, Mai Kohinata, and Runa Koizumi. Their debut single recorded the 1st place on the Oricon Daily and the 7th place in the Weekly rankings. Two years ago, in TIF 2015 's rankings of "idols that I absolutely want to see at TIF", they were ranked the 3rd, right after the AKB48.
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They have girly electro pop sounds. They released a single through "HakoRecords" in September 2015. From March 24, 2017, they restart with 6-member lineup including 3 new members. On May 30 the same year, they released the first single of the 6 people!
elfloat was formed in 2014 as a fairy that melts like an ice cream. It is a triple idol unit of Mizuki, Momo and Maaya.
A total of 20,000 copies of their first single released on February 28, 2017 were sold, making it the first on Oricon Daily chart.
On May 24 of the same year, they held a one-man live show at ZeppTokyo, attracting more than 1,000 people despite that it was a weekday, which was a great success.
The unit was born from AKIHABARA Backstage pass (an entertainment cafe)!
TSUNKU is the lyricist of their debut song, and Chiyomaru Shikura the composer.
The 2nd single was their first animation tie-up song.
Up to now, they have released 3 singles!
Presented by YOYOGI ANIMATION ACADEMY and produced by Rino Sashihara, it is a voice actress idol group "=LOVE".
"An Idol has to be loved by fans, and she should also love idol as a profession. Idol means love." It is the origin of the group name.
This is a group of 12 elites who pass an audition with severe failing rate.
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Based around Okayama prefecture, the idol group "feel NEO" is active all over Japan
The group consists of 5 people, from primary school 6th grader to middle school 2nd grader
The idol group formed by exclusive models of Okayama prefecture's free paper -- parent-child information magazine HUGHUG
September 2013, start of activities
November 2016, nationwide release of the 5th single
Ranked No. 1 on the TSUTAYA nationwide chart (on 2016.10.31)
Ranked No.14 on the Oricon Chart (on 2016.10.31)
This is a festival themed idol unit aiming at energizing Japan.
They have a reputation for hot live shows. Highly evaluated by abroad spectators, they also actively expand overseas. In February 2017, they released 4th single through Tokuma Japan, and will hold a 2-day one-man live show at TSUTAYA O-EAST in May! They are riding on the momentum!
Formed in July 2013, it is a nine-member female idol group of 15 to 18 years olds residing in Shiga prefecture.
This year is their 4th year since formation, and they are wishing to flapping from Shiga throughout Japan and to make big flowers bloom. Everyone! We need your warm support.
Finishing our one-man LIVE show of first anniversary on April 23, 2017, we are entering the second year. We would like to refine our performance and take a challenge at TIF, and will be happy if you can come to see our LIVE show. We are waiting for you at the venue.
This is a unique 6-people “unit in male attire” in the entertainment industry.
Their new single got the 2nd place on the Oricon Weekly Chart.
They are supported mainly by girls of teens and twenties. They once published "Fudanjuku Story" in "Margaret" (Japanese cartoon magazine), and did various collaborations regardless of genre to showcase 2.5-dimensional world.
She is a member of "Dempagumi.inc" with the nickname "PINKY!". Catchphrase is "Incredibly changeful when dancing!" and she is good at dancing. Started the career as a cosplayer from 1 year old due to parents' influences. Theme color is blue. Belongs to Akihabara Dear Stage.
She is a center member of "Dempagumi.inc". With the nickname of "Mirinchan", she loves playing games and is a "singing and dancing gamer idol". She is fond of various game genres and is active as program hostess and in other events. Theme color is red. Belongs to Dear Stage.
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The one before the last single got the 10th place on Oricon Weekly chart, and the last single released on 4/25 won the 14th place.
They had a rental trade with a sister group in May and the idol group GANG PARADE changed into the seven-person new system.
The release of their NEW single is due in July and a tour around five places throughout Japan has also been decided. Their future activities are attracting people’s attention.
"200% Dance Vocal Idol"
(100% dance vocal + 100% idol)
With such a catch phrase, their aim is to become the No. 1 performance group of the idol scene.
"GEM" has double meanings, one of which being "jewels" with the idea “becoming a jewel while being polished”, and another being the acronym of "the collection of girls' entertainment".
G☆Girls from weekly magazine "FLASH" is a sexy performance unit composed only of substantial gravure idols, centering on successive Miss FLASH’s. It is active on TV shows, magazines, live shows, etc., with the motto "singing, dancing, enchanting as gravures". Its "gravure show" in swimming suit looks is worth a visit!
This is an everyday after-school girls’ unit formed by eight people who are active individually as gravure, model, performer and so on.
They play a popular and cute harmony of their glittering days of youth.
First single released on August 31st last year!
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Hajirai Rescue JPN
This is the NEW STANDARD of Japan!
The three-member group was formed in November 2013, at the "Akiba Idol Hunting" audition sponsored by Universal Music Record company.
In 2015, they resumed activities as a transcendent of the concept of nationality, sex and idol. They started new activities as "Hajirai Rescue JPN”.
It is an idol unit formed by girls of 12 to 17 years old who belong to BOX CORPORATION. Their songs include covers of famous idol songs of 1980s and 90’s, as well as original songs of old taste, through which they heal and move people, expressing "girls’ original cuteness". With 3 new members (4th enrollment) in April, they are active with a new lineup of improved power! They plan to release the first cover album this autumn.
"Harajuku Monogatari" (alias MONOGA) is a beautiful girls' army group, of which "everyone" has overwhelming look and performance.
With a motto "fascinating", it pursues show-like performances full of plots and stories.
They attract audience with a variety of live configurations， such as "complex composition weaved by a large number of performers" and "non-stop marginal performance", which change every time by performance.
Always asking for changes and making changes, "Harajuku Monogatari" is exactly unpredictable and their possibilities are infinite.
hattyaketai from PASSPO☆
They are idols to cheer Japan! There is a reputation for their stage performance making full use of cardboard work, and their boundlessly bright songs are greatly welcomed.
A local idol group of Ehime Prefecture that was born in August 2010. They became a topic with rock songs and high-quality live performances. They made major debut in August 2013, and has released six single songs and three albums through major recording company. In January 2016, they held a one-man live at Himegin Sub Hall, Ehime Prefecture, and had all tickets sold out.
Started from Hakata, Fukuoka, they are the 4th group of AKB48 Project following AKB48, SKE48 and NMB48. Currently there are 52 members in total.
On October 23, 2011, they debuted in front of 15,000 people at AKB 48’s handshake meeting in Seibu Dome.
On November 26th the same year, they started LIVE performances at their home base--"HKT48 Theater".
On March 20, 2013, their debut single was released. It ranked the 1st on the Oricon Weekly Chart. As female artists, they are renewing a record that their successive nine singles since debut topped the Oricon Chart. Currently they are doing a tour in Kanto.
After 16 o'clock, hair hoops will be replaced by tiaras, uniforms by Princess' dresses, they are a group with the concept of "transforming into princess after school". Their first single in 2017 was released on February 15.
1st full album was released on March 22.
An idol unit from Fukuoka Prefecture.
Their 4th major single released in March 2017 got No. 9 on Oricon chart (Japan's hit chart).
From January 2014 in their independent period, their consecutive 6 works hit TOP10 of Oricon chart.
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An idol unit produced by Yurika Takahashi, leader of ex · Otome Shinto. After the break-up, she found herself still eager for the idol career, so much as to gather Nene, Miyu, Sana and Sorami who also would like to become idols whole-heartedly, to form this group. Based on her own experience, she produced this group. Starting from 4/2, Rion Nakano joined as a new member, and the 2nd act of 6 people started! You, too, should come to be dyed!
With the purpose of "delivering smiles and energies to all over Japan", they made debut in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, 2013. They have attended and won various idol contests hosted by NHK, NTV, and SKY PerfecTV!. In the year of 2016, they attended and won the No.1 local idol contest "U.M.U AWARD 2016", achieving their successive 4th victory (since NHK, NTV, SKY PerfecTV). They are a group with a wide age range from 14 to 25 years old, and a variety and diversity of original songs. Activity motto is "energetic cheering group of Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture!"
With the concept "let's bring up the future idols together", this project accumulates singing, dancing and acting lessons for girls. The whole procedure is during public events where the girls’ progress is evaluated and their growth being cheered by the audience.
The 8-member group debuted in 2014. Averaging 15 years old, they are now active with the theme "singing and dancing to perform famous songs, regardless of time and genre". After releasing 6 singles and 1 album, they succeeded in holding their biggest one-man live show at Zepp DiverCity in November 2016. In June 2017, their first original song written by Yusuke Koide will be released. Their next leap attracts attention.
In this world, people’s hearts sometimes get tired, sometimes sick, sometimes hurt and sometimes negative. This group is formed to positively convert these hearts into “IKETERU HEARTS (cheerful hearts)” with their "songs", "dances" and “energetic smiling faces”. This is Iketheru Hearts!
They will positively convert Japan and the world into IKETERU HEARTS (cheerful hearts)!
i☆Ris is a hybrid unit whose members are both voice actresses and idols. On December 25th, they held a one-man live show at Nippon Budokan to celebrate the 4th anniversary of debut, and had a great success.
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"As singers, dancers and idols, we are gemstone which will shine with polishment" Holding this concept, they aim at becoming supreme jewels!
They are delighted to deliver cheerful and bustling stages
JUNJO NO AFILIA
A school-type girls’ vocal unit composed of members representing "Afilia Group", a cafe & restaurant group expanding in Japan.
The unit is double produced by two major producers of Moe industry, Chiyomaru Shikura and Haruko Momo. In June 2017, the unit announced major reforms such as changing its name from "Afilia Saga" and the enrollment of new member. They take charge of the opening theme song of TV animation "Hajimete no Gal" starting from July.
Junsui Caffe latte
A 7-person group that made debut in March 2017.
An idol unit that eases people like in a cozy cafe.
Through the internet platform SHOWROOM, it is active as an idol group that fans can meet every day.
Centering on monthly one-man performances, it is holding LIVE activities on a regular basis!
Starting from March 29, 2014, an idol unit ‘jyujyu’ with the concept of "curse" became active. On February 23, 2016 they released an album. On March 5 of the same year, they held the 2nd one-man live show at TOKYO KINEMA CLUB. In March 2017 they released the second single with the 3-member lineup. In addition, they held an one-man live performance in Shibuya eggman for the first time since the group became 3-member system.
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KAMEN RIDER GIRLS
Kamen Rider Official Girls’ Unit. Debuted on the 40th anniversary of Kamen Rider's birth. They are to excite Kamen Rider series from the aspect of music. Not only the theme songs and inserted songs of movies and TV series, they are also responsible for the theme songs of app games and PlayStation games. In 2016, their collaboration song with a popular singer ToR+ from Thailand was appointed as the theme song of Kamen Rider Gaim locally broadcast in Thailand. They are active not only in Japan but also abroad.
From Harajuku! Five-person idol unit
The group name "KAMIYADO" is a combination of "Jingumae(an area of Tokyo)" and "Harajuku".
The acronym for KAMIYADO (KMYD)
K = KAWAII (Cute!)
M = MAX (Full force!)
Y = YELL (Cheers!)
D = DREAM (Dream!)
Based in Harajuku, they are active to deliver the above elements to you.
kamo ga negi wo shottekuru!!!
They are active high school girl idols who gather at Harajuku and send out the energetic cuteness of high school girls as a part of KAWAII culture.
kapushikigaisha Hyper Motivation
An office idol group who work under "management philosophy" of "brightly cheerful, and highly motivated!". Known as "hymoti". Inside the group, there are sales department, general affairs department, personnel department and public relations department, each carrying out business by making full use of respective characteristics. Calling the fans "Kapunushi (meaning Shareholder)", releasing "Kapuken (Stock certificate)", and distributing "Meishi (Name card)", they are a latest idol group in the system unique to office idols, who endeavor for the expansion of shareholders.
Formed on 2016/4/23 from the idol reserve force unit "Idol ← Kataomoichu"! This is a 7-member idol group supporting people in unrequited love with something, such as a dream or a goal! Their music is provided by comedians, including Yasoshima from 2700 (a comedy combination, the same below), 8.6 seconds Bazooka, Bon Mizokuro from Canary, and others. While being an orthodox group, it is attracting public attention with unique songs and entertaining live performances!
It is the second group of "Sakamichi Series" following Nogizaka46, which is comprehensively produced by Yasushi Akimoto.
The members are selected from 22,509 applicants, and made their debut on April 6, 2016!
They also participated in the "67th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen"(a large music TV program) at the end of 2016.
Their first album will be released on July 19, 2017.
Born on May 1, 1992, Ibaraki prefecture. After completing training courses of the Hello! Project (a major Japanese idol agency), she made her solo debut in 2011. With outstanding singing skills and gifted eloquence full of humor, she actively participates in oversea events (17 times to 7 countries in the past). She also actively challenges doing stages, acting in drama and working as a gravure, etc. Starting from June, she will appear as a guest performer in “Umebou Pikaichi”, a jazz entertainment mime show. On May 24th she will release her 11th single.
In the fall of 2015, they debuted to cheer up Mie Prefecture with the concept of "universe" and "sparkle".
In the spring of 2017, their 1st single got 2nd on Oricon Daily chart & 14th on weekly chart.
In the summer of the same year, their 2nd one-man live held at NAGOYA CLUB QUATTRO was a big success and they decided to hold the first nationwide tour.
The final show of the tour will be on 9/18 (holiday) at Nagoya Diamond Hall.
The 7-year-old group is formed by girls with big breasts ♪ Only big breasts are being noticed and their individual personalities are greatly neglected, such girls will show out "cute smiles, plenty of love and big breasts" to the maximum★ Although they tend to be seen as sensual people, with the songs of proud and adults' attraction, they will rush through the royal road of idol route!
She qualified among hundreds of competitors in an audition for movie theme song, and debuted with the theme song of that movie.
Her 1st single ranked 20th on Oricon chart and 2nd single ranked 10th on Oricon chart. In recent years, her biggest event was held at Studio Coast, which was a big success. She is a unique solo idol transmitting her own view of the world.
Formed in December 2013, debuted in February 2014.
They are active around Himeji city, Hyogo Prefecture.
With pop songs, Japanese-style rock music and powerful formation performance, they are extending the range of activities to all over Japan.
Their major debut single which was released in November 2016 got 1st place on Oricon Daily Chart and 12th on Weekly Chart, as well as 7th on Billboard Japan chart for single sales.
Kurumi Takekoshi from Devil ANTHEM.
It is a solo project of KURUMI from the group Devil ANTHEM. She abundantly incorporates the elements of DUB STEP and is exploring new idol songs. Her songs are produced by up‐and‐coming creators including Sasa Imaki who has been in cooperation with Devil ANTHEM. for long, Sugaya Bros., kiyoshi sugo and BAGUZERO .
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They are an authentic dance & vocal group with average age of 17 years. Major debut was in January 2015. Their 3rd single and 4th single were both adopted as theme songs of animation "Detective Conan”, which became a topic. Their latest single was recorded as 6th on Oricon weekly chart. Their performance armed with powerful dances and harmonies of 6 members is a must-see! On 7/2 (Sun) their 1st one-man live show will be held at TSUTAYA O-WEST!!
Let's poco poco
This is the second idol group that the production team of You'll Melt More! (an idol group) has created. With the concept of "nostalgic and new" and the theme of "JIWARI POPPS", they present pop tunes that are somewhat nostalgic and lingering once being heard.
This is an idol group from Kyushu who made debut on April 17, 2011.
LinQ = "Love in Kyushu" coined with the initials, they desire to connect various people and things, regions and countries through idol activities, and to become a "bridge of smiles".
LovelyDoll has a slogan "always your dolls♪". They are so cute that induces the desire to keep them at a close distance, yet they also have professional LIVE performances. This orthodox idol unit is expanding its stages full of entertaining elements!
Luce Twinkle Wink☆
Deliver hot and glittering stages with a catchphrase "to turn the shining moment into heartbeat". It is a 5-person group formed by Yukino Usami, Megumi Nishikiori, Saori Itayama, Saki Fukasawa and Kaho Higaki! Aiming at realizing animation song×idol in high dimension, they are active with weapons of live performances characterized by dance of "splendor" and high "sync rate"! Their song is selected as the ending theme of TV anime "Gamers!" to be on air from July 2017!
It is a pioneer group of Girl's Rap formed in 2010. In 2017, 3 members joined through a member audition. With hinako, hime, minan, yuu and risano being the 5-member lineup, the group entered a new era.
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MADE IN TOHOKU
It is Stardust Promotion’s first Tohoku (a region in Japan) trainees’ group.
Active from August 2015, they are the best nine of whom all were born in the 21st century! First of all, they are aiming for a debut to be Stardust of Michinoku (another name for Tohoku)! (Record Company ♡ Recruiting)
"Iginari" means "awesome" or "very" in is Miyagi Prefecture dialect.
On February 19, 2016, the group was made up from members who engaged in a diversity of activities as model and talent. Group name is a coined word meaning "magical word". On July 20, 2016, they took major debut with a mini album through Pony Canyon. On January 2017, their first regular performance was held at the AKIBA Cultures Theater, and all the following six performances enjoyed great success. On July 20, 2017, the group will celebrate its first anniversary.
The eight-person group was born from Hello! Project on January 2, 2015. Their major debut was on September 2. At the end of 2015, they received the "Best New Artist Award" at "57th Japan Record Awards"! Their 2nd single got the 1st place on Oricon Weekly chart. Their 4th single was released on June 14!!
Thanks to activities of 'Hamaguchi Comte Circle' lead by Masaru Hamaguchi, a member of Japanese comedy unit Yoiko, members of former Idoling!!! loosely assembled to form the idol group ‘maintenance’. ‘After starting the machine, before warming up (idoling)”, do all kinds of "inspection (maintenance)" first!
Starting members are Yui Kawamura, Hitomi Sakai, Nao Asahi, Chika Ojima, Mayu Furuhashi, and Mayu Sekiya.
Maison book girl
This 4-member New Age Pop Unit, known as Bukuga, consists of Megumi Koshoji, Aoi Yagawa, Yui Inoue and Rin Wada.
Musician Kenta Sakurai thoroughly produced from songs to the world outlook, which with its own musicality and branding called up a topic. They took major debut in November 2016. On April 5, 2017, they released the long-awaited first major album.
Starting from April 2 of the same year, they decided to hold their first one-man live tour at 6 places throughout Japan.
Malcolm Mask McLaren
It is a 4-person idol group consisting of mone, ai, kana, and momo. Starting from July 2017, they become active with a new lineup. Their music is based on melodic hardcore and easycore. Their non-stop stage performance with no talks between songs is a must-see. Common name is MMM.
Since debut in August 2015, their 2 consecutive singles both won the first place in the Oricon Daily Rankings. In the TIF 2016 main stage contest live show held last year, they ended up ranking the first in both the web voting and audience voting from the qualifying to the finals, and achieved a perfect victory. The song that they performed in the finals was awarded the Idol Song Prize 2016 as well. In June 2017, they decided to take a major debut through Universal Music.
Formed in Hiroshima on 1st January 2013.
With Matsumoto Masaya, the leader of Hiroshima's music production unit "Oscillophone" being their sound producer, their weapons are sounds based on Rock · Electro with the theme "light" and "shadow", and nonstop live performances without MC section. This is an idol unit that continues its journey to increase its "guards" across Japan.
Singing and dancing to psychedelic trances, they are a hallucinatory idol unit!
Together with MiShel, let’s start a journey hunting exciting sounds!
It is a six-person group of Yoneko, Seisei, Mimimiyu, Komachi, Amari and Kotejun.
She started composing from the age of 6, and started playing while singing from the age of 16. She participated in the "Senko Riot 2011", a stage for young bands, as "an idol who composes songs and writes lyrics". She attracted attention there, and as a result started activities as "mikichu". As a free idol, she exceptionally got into TOP 10 of the Oricon rankings, and also appeared in many music festivals. It has been a year since she suddenly claimed to stop activities. Now, she works for Dear Stage. Please pay attention to the powered-up mikichu!
Active mainly in Hokkaido. The first champion of "Idolmatsuri (an idol contest)”. Released a song cooperatively produced by singer Sho Ayanokoji and music producer Hyadain. Appeared in TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL, RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2016 and many other music events. Attended the live show in Singapore as a part of “HELLO HOKKAIDO" project organized by Hokkaido headquarters, and achieved their overseas expansion. They also have successful live shows in Thailand, and appear as a representative group for Hokkaido in Southeast Asia. They are expanding activities on a global scale.
Active based on Kyoto Prefecture with the concept of "elegant & pop", it is an idol unit by two -- Marina Kojima and Juna Hashimoto.
Formed in 2014. Major debuted in 2015.
Actively engaged in events with dignified appearance and live performances conveying the feelings of "ancient capital·Kyoto".
Coming from yamaguchi kassei gakuen, she started activities as a solo idol in 2016
Her live show of Techno Pop's exhilarating songs which expands free and mysterious "Moriwaki World" is a must-see.
Consisting of Mahiru Kurumizawa, Usa Sakurano, Nia Hoshino, Iori Amamiya and Yumeko Mizuki, this is an idol unit from Akihabara Dear Stage. Last December they made a major debut through Sony Music Records company. Starting from April, their 5th single to be released on June 14 was appointed as the ending theme song for TV animation "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend"! Expanding activities both domestically and overseas, they are a group of much attention!
It is a 5-person group who connect Japanese cuteness to everyone in the world. Their name is "musubizm".
Around the spring of 2014, an underwater project "ASOBISYSTEM IDOL PROJECT" was established, where Eru Shiina, Rurika Miyajima, Misa Kimura, Nami Yamada, and Mai Imai became the five selected among numerous candidates to form an entertainment idol unit on December 19, 2014.
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It is a "super aggressive vocal unit" consisting of Akane Minato (Predia), Yuriya Suzuki (Cheeky Parade), Cent Chihiro Chittiii (BiSH), and MAINA (OSAKA☆SYUNKASYUTO). Formed at last year's "@JAM×natalie EXPO 2016". In 2017, Rinne Yoshida quited to concentrate on solo activities, and other members are active as four.
Formed in 2003, this idol unit lives in Niigata. Members include Nao☆, Megu and Kaede. Currently serving as "Tourism and Sightseeing Ambassador for Niigata." In 2016, they successfully held one-man live shows at Nakano Sunplaza, NHK Hall, and a 2-day event at Naeba Prince Hotel in December. In 2017, it has been decided that they will have a live house tour with a final stop at Zepp DiverCity.
As a sister group of AKB48 produced by Mr. Yasushi Akimoto, they are the fifth 48 group in Japan that was born in Niigata Prefecture in 2015. It is named NGT48 taking the initials of "NiiGaTa".
The manager of theater is Etsuro Imamura transferred from SKE48. Rie Kitahara is transferred from AKB48 as a captain of the group, and Yuki Kashiwagi is doing both groups concurrently.
In the 2nd AKB48 Group Draft Conference, it nominated and acquired two people, together with the 22 members who have passed the audition for the first grade, the group started activities with 26 people. Now 25 members belong to it (of which 11 are from Niigata Prefecture / 1 graduated in March 2017).
As one of the activity themes, they put an emphasis on "local contacts / local contributions", and actively participate in events held in Niigata Prefecture. Other efforts such as PR activities of Niigata rice and tie-up with local companies and prefectures and cities have also been done. They also have 3 title programs in local radio station, and are being extensively exposed in local media.
On January 10, 2016, a dedicated theater was opened in the commercial building "LoveLa 2" in Bandai District. At the same time, Team NIII was formed. Currently (October 2016), team NIII and trainees are holding performances together.
It was announced at the AKB 48 general election held in Niigata in June that their major debut is determined.
In January 2017, the first original song for NGT48 was selected as the No. 1 song from about 1000 songs at "AKB48 Request Hour” according to fan volts.
On April 12 they made a major debut and earned the first place of Oricon (Japan's hit chart) at the first appearance.
During the 9th AKB48 general election in June, 10 people ranked within TOP80 and selected members included Yuka Ogino (5th place), Rie Kitahara (10th place) and Hinata Honma (13th place).
"Nia Pin" is a group of Ayane Fujisaki, the PINKY! of Dempagumi.inc and Nia Hoshino of Moso Calibration. Like ‘near pin’ in golf, "seemingly reachable but never reaches!", the two are still growing. With vibrant dance and cute sound, they will convey unusual charm!
NICHOME NO SAKIGAKE COMINGOUT
Active with the concept “gay can also be idol”, this is a 4-member dance-vocal unit consisting of Mikitty_Honmono, Peinyamnyam, Kimarumokkori, and Shiratorihakucho. The group name includes the idea of initiating the new genre “gay idol” from Shinjuku 2-chome (an area of gay bars). Mikitty_Honmono also works as a choreographer for Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, BiS, LADY BABY, You'll Melt More!, and other groups.
We, niconicolovers, are an idol group formed by models of Season Photo Plus, a management group who is holding photo sessions at collabo-studio in Akihabara and other house studios in Tokyo. On March 11, 2017, the 2nd stage started with 9-member lineup. We are also holding live performances where taking picture or video is permitted, to spread the joy of photo session through idol activities. Although we are still growing, please tenderly support us.
Active as voice actors, illustrators, cosplayers, choreographers, etc., as well as idols to create feelings of excitement and agitation, they are a group from illustration SNS "pixiv" with the theme "every day is a cultural festival!". Their major debut DVD single will be released on April 26 through King Records.
After their debut at TIF 2014, this time will be their fourth appearance in the four consecutive years.
Centered around Sendai, Tohoku, they are looking for colorful and glittering members as a nice enlargement plan♪
"Niji No Kakehashi (Bridge of rainbow)" is an idol group who support dreams and hopes. Currently, they are based in local Sendai while being active in National Capital Region and Tokai Area!
From today’s most momentous idol group "Nogizaka46", the third graders who joined last year will step on the stage of TIF for the first time!
Last year, during Nogizaka46 new member audition, the falling rate reached 4,000, which was an extraordinary number in recent years. Nevertheless, 12 people passed and joined the group, and will appear at TIF for the first time!
Tentatively engaged in various events, the 3rd generation is presenting one-man stages, LIVE performances, and so on. Be sure to check their first performance at TIF!
The concept is "Sunday morning exercise idol".
At 10 o'clock every Sunday morning, they are holding "public morning exercise live shows" at Shinjuku Kadoza Theater!
Their debut show was at "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016" in August 2016, and they advanced into the finals of the "3rd Tokyo Candoll Idol Contest" in May 2017.
Having debuted on April 2, 2017, "No,SateLight" is the official rival group of "ichigomilkironisomaritai”, the idol group produced by Yurika Takahashi from former Otome Shinto.
They perform intense dances to EDM-style music in a non-stop way.
The concept of "notall" is "next-generation social idol raised by everyone together".
With group names, nicknames, logos, songs, costumes designs and goods collectively decided through SNS, they debuted in June 2014 as an idol group produced by everyone.
In the summer of this year, they will hold a tour to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of formation! The tour final is scheduled as a one-man live show at Zepp Tokyo on September 10.
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In June 2005， ℃-ute was formed by members of Hello! Project Kids.
Major debut was on February 21, 2007.
Have appeared on numerous concerts of the Hello! Project.
They also successfully held overseas performances, as well as appeared in numerous festivals and events.
On June 12, 2017, ℃-ute disbanded after a performance at Saitama Super Arena.
Active in variety shows with inherent cheerfulness.
Members being Nagisa, Yui, Aoi, and Enano, this is a 4-person idol group from Osaka prefecture.
The four are attending the same high school with colorful personalities. They are four-colored Naniwa (Osaka's old name) Idols!
The unit was formed in September 2015. Based on the concept of "FREE&EASY", they are mainly focused on one-man live shows without being restricted by existing common sense. Since the first live performance, their one-man live shows often appear in the band set. They released a mini album on June 22, 2016, the 1st Single on November 23, and the 2nd Single on April 19, 2017.
From Japan! Unconventional dance & vocal idol unit averaging 18 years old. Centered around lead vocal MAINA, they offer stages of surprises by singing and dancing to perform songs from soulful ROCK to funk and ballad. Their performance is absolutely unforgettable, and makes you eager to see more. They are OSAKA ☆ SYUNKASYUTO.
Under the concept of RPG, "Otome Brave" is an idol unit aiming at building "legends" that nobody has achieved. With their addictive high-tension upper tune against the world view of the game, they will give your heart a Critical Hit! In May 2017, new brave fighters, Kanami Mano and Karen Ayasaka joined, and now they are evolving day by day, improving their status rapidly!
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"P.IDL" stands for "Performance IDol League", which consists of four teams. It is in charge of the opening song of the animation movie " POPIN Q". With this year being the third year since debut, their further leap forward is expected.
Based on the theme of "color", it is an orthodox idol group which dyes your heart with 8 colors of 8 people. It celebrates the fifth anniversary in June 2017 by renaming itself from the lower cases ‘palet’ to the upper cases ‘PALET’, with the idea of expanding ‘PALET’.
Formed on June 7, 2016, pandamic is the third unit of 'Furappe Idol Project', following SiAM&POPTUNe and sora tob sakana!
With all the members being middle school first grader, it is a fresh unit full of juvenile.
It fascinates people with powerful performance of rock and fashionable music!
A pure idol group that is active mainly in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Their 3rd Single released in February 2015 got the 12th place on Oricon Weekly chart.
1st Album ranked the 8th on Oricon Weekly chart.
Their one-man live show held in January 2017 successfully mobilized 411 people.
It is a cool, hard, beautiful idol group from Fukuoka Prefecture.
1st Single ranked 19th on Oricon Weekly Chart (Japan’s hit chart) at its first appearance.
At an event held at Zepp FUKUOKA in March last year, they delivered the opening performance.
Parfait means "cute" and "perfect".
As the words indicate, they aim to be an idol group that is beloved like sweet and delicious parfait.
With the concept of mainstream idols, they showcase cute and high-level performances.
Party Rockets GT
Party Rockets GT is an idol unit from Sendai City.
Theirs performances with hard rock sounds and vocals & dance of high level of completion are spreading all over Japan through fans’ word-of-mouth.
This "singing, dancing, playing" group consists of 7 people who bring spectators to an unforgettable journey with their girls’ rock. It is famous as "idol-supportive rate No. 1 idol", and there are always many love calls from co-stars to them at the events. This year will be their full-attendance since TIF 2010. Their slogan is " persistence is the shortest rule".
5-member girls’ unit living in Tohoku.
Their charming point includes freshness out of an average age of 13 years old, and the high-level sophisticated vocal & dance performances.
The name of pax puella comes from
· Pax → goddess of peace and order
· Puella → girls.
It contains the meaning of "5 girls who are not aware of their own secret power are goddesses who bring peace to the world with Dance & Music".
It's cute and cool, cool while... Idol!!
Bumping full power and weed spirits onto the stage, this is the 120% full-power-stage idol group that excites the fans!
With exclusive magazine models, actresses, gravures, dancers and other members, the group fascinate the audience with members of various personalities.
There will be a major release through "OTODAMA RECORDS" on July 21, 2017!!
Selected as "Top 10 stage of Excellence" in last year's TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016.
This is a side project of a different color by Ayane Fujisaki, the PINKY! from Dempagumi.inc!
She will start a new unit in the summer of 2017 with "Noora & Petra" from Finland who longed for the Japanese idol scene and especially Ayane Fujisaki.
In this way, a new project "pinky!Nora&Petra" with the unprecedented concept "Northern European style × idol!!" is born to shock today’s idol scene.
The idol unit "PPP! PiXiON" has a reputation for catchy songs and good looks, and can always heat up the atmosphere in venue.
In 2017, the fifth year since formation, its "team power" which continues to evolve and evolve is worth attention!!
Average age being 27 years old, this unique 10-member adult idol group "predia" is the sexiest in Japan, and has the best singing ability to stimulate your senses.
With the principle of "never do the same set list", they developed a unique medley style -- "variable nonstop medley" as their weapon. From rock style to orthodox idol style, from dance numbers to amusing songs, they are an active team with a variety of songs.
Running after the rainbow-like glory of “idol” that is a fantasy and worship, they are a live show group of six who pursue the “taste of music” with their whole heart and soul.
Member: Tsuchida Satoko (Vocal & Acoustic guitar), Kawakita Aiko (Vocal & Piano).
On the New Year's Day of 2011, the two who used to work as solo singer-songwriters formed a unit and started off.
From January 2017, they started a unit account on SHOWROOM. Soon after, they attended an internal competition of SHOWROOM, got the first place and won a Grand Prix in the finals. They also took charge of songs used in advertisement tracks in the week of 3/25 to 31.
Their 3rd album will be released around autumn.
It is a five-member sports cheering group who started running toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Based on cheering and rhythm for all sports, they sweat to sing and dance, in order to make "idol" an official Olympic event.
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It is a 7-person idol unit that debuted on October 30, 2016.
"We are rushing up the idol road at Q-pitch (rapid pitch)!" With such catch phrase, they are actively attending live shows, events, media program, etc. around Tokyo.
They have an unforgettable song produced by Tamurapan, a Japanese singer-songwriter.
From April 2017, the song is adopted as the ending theme song of popular TV animation "Rilu Rilu Fairilu ~ Magical mirror”.
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Formed in October 2013 with "fill the world with kisses!" as a catchphrase. Popular with the nickname of "READYKISS", they have cute looks and catchy songs with a rock-taste, and their hot performances are overwhelming. They do not restrict their active area to Japan, but are reaching out to Thailand, Taiwan, and other places in Asia, in addition to Hong Kong where they have held two one-man performances. On June 28th, they will hold a one-man live show in memory of Hitomi Noda’s graduation at SHIBUYA CLUB QUATTRO. On July 5, they will hold the first public one-man live show at Shinjuku BLAZE in celebration of the new lineup.
RECOJO is an idol group produced by zopp, a music producer. The concept is "fashionable anti-idol". They are characterized by fashionable costumes & musicality, lyrics with strong narrative nature, and dance that images the lyrics. They made live show debut on November 3, 2016. From January 17 to May 17, they published a new music video every month.
She is a solo idol from Yamanashi Prefecture who debuted in September 2014. In accordance with electro / pop songs, she expresses "RinaticState (Rina’s Status)". Starting from November 2016, she released event-venue-limited single for 4 consecutive months, which were all sold out. In May 2017, she held the first host event "YAMANASYNDROME" in Yamanashi, her hometown. In addition, she actively participates in events in Bangkok, Shanghai, Taiwan and so on, also being active outside Japan.
Average age is 11 years old! The three-member unit is an ultra-new generation group integrating melodic core and subculture!
It also induced great echoes from overseas rock fans and idol fans, and is attracting people’s attention!
ROCK A JAPONICA
As the name "ROCK A JAPONICA" indicates, it contains the meaning of ROCKing (shocking, stimulating, moving) JAPONICA (Japan-specific things). They started activities not only to stimulate Japanese music scenes that is not restricted to idols, but also to stimulate the whole of Japan.
It is a 5-person group based in Shizuoka Prefecture. Utilizing dance experiences from early childhood, they won numerous contests including "Idolmatsuri (an contest for idols)".
They are also actively participating in regional activities such as PR for Shizuoka Oden.
They made CD debut in November 2015.
RYUTist is an idol group from Furumachi, Niigata City.
Their group name combines the word that represents Niigata City -- "Ryuto" and "artist", to convey the meaning "the artist of Niigata".
Based in Niigata, they are active in various parts of Japan.
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As a younger sister of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, they made their debut show at "TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2015".
They are aiming to acquire adults' humor, and to become the most interesting group in talks!
..., but the new manager suddenly said "let’s do a cool group" and now they are accumulating daily lessons to become a cool group. In the first place, can they really be cool with a group name called sakuraebis?
It is a "growth period limited" unit that expresses personalities in various fields with the theme of school life and club activities.
As a rule, members will graduate from Sakura Gakuin in March of their third year in junior high school, at the end of compulsory education.
Lovely bright character; self-produced lyrics and songs that take audience as slaves; powerful vocal to perform the songs: this is Kaori Sakura.
This summer, her 4th consecutive appearance at TIF and her birthday cinematic one-man live show as a fusion of "singing while playing the instrument, dance, band, cinematic live" at Harajuku Astro Hall are becoming a hot topic ☆!
The time-limited navigating unit sakuranoyume is responsible for heating up the atmosphere of "@JAM".
Members are Sakura Ando of tsuribit, Mika Ichinose of kamiyado and Yumeri Abe of SUPER☆GiRLS!
Determined to disband at "@JAMxNatalie EXPO 2017" on August 26th and 27th, it is a fleeting unit like cherry blossoms. But they will run through this summer.
sanspo idol reporter
Pachinko report idol unit produced by Sports newspaper SANSPO. They have a series in Sansupo, and are delivering energy and smiles to people through visits to pachinko halls, live activities and others. They have a TV program on air every Friday. Their goal is to hold a one-man live at Nippon Budokan by the year of 2020! They have been attending TIF for six consecutive years since formation.
She is responsible for the pink color in Momoiro Clover Z, an idol unit belonging to a major entertainment agency -- Stardust Promotion, to which the actress Ko Shibasaki and Keiko Kitagawa also belong.
In 2016, she held her first solo concert at the Yokohama Arena. In addition, this year she will hold a 2Days solo concert on August 25 (Fri) and 26 (Sat) at Tokyo · Ryogoku Kokugikan. On August 23 (Wed), she will release her first solo single.
Since their formation in December 2014, they have held live activities not only in Japan but also in Taiwan and Thailand with a tagline "the only orthodox idol group in the last 3000 years". Their 1st single released on November 22, 2016 got the second place on Oricon Daily Chart. Their appearance at Idol Yokocho Summer Festival! ~ 2017 ~ is also decided. On July 19, 2017, their first live DVD will be released.
Centering on successful applicants of "COLUMBIA Idol audition 2015" held in 2015，the group "seeDream" was formed in June 2016. As a group that became the foundation of Label The Garden (one of the labels under COLUMBIA), they have sent "Flower Notes" and "Clef Leaf" (both of which are idol groups) to the world.
With "Eden" which is the etymology of "Garden" = "idol paradise" as a theme, "seeds" of idols are seeing "dreams" today.
First appearance at the long-awaited TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL in 8th year since formation! It is a rock idol unit from Fukuoka Prefecture. It is a superb entertainment group woven by the trinity of president and producer SHUN, female department and freak department. Mainly in charge of the theme songs of TV shows, they are active in a variety of fields, including being responsible for all the songs in AKB48’s movie "9 Windows". 2017/1/9, their one-man live show at Zepp DiverCity was a great success! This summer Seishungakuen will catch your eyes!
Sakurataro Shiromizu, Homare Hukami and Reiya Shimotsuki are working at Akihabara Dear Stage, but their true identities are a male unit fighting in the virtual reality world -- Senko Planetagate.
With polished songs of a unique view of world and breathtaking dances, they are attracting many fans regardless of gender!
From Nagano Prefecture. 17 years old. A solo idol with a nickname of live monster.
Starting with the theme song of anime series "Tenchi Muyo!”, she is in charge of theme songs for animation and games, etc.
Her one-man live show is scheduled by the end of the year, at Shinjuku BLAZE on December 30.
Search with Twitter hash tag "＃本日のライブモンスター"!
"i☆Ris" debuted as a hybrid unit active in both voice actor and idol scene. Starting with the role of Mirei Minami in TV anime "PriPara", they casted Yoko Shiragami in "I am …", Aika Tenkubashi in "Shomin Sample", Mayura Otomi in "Twin Star Exorcists" starting from 2016, and Mutsu in "Love Live! Sunshine!!", etc. They made their debut with a mini album in May 2017.
Born in March 2017 as the 6th AKB’s sister group in Japan.
Based in “Setonchi” area, they are AKB group's first wide-area idol group travelling all over “a sea and seven prefectures”.
Named STU 48 from the initials of Setouchi (SeToUchi).
In a shipboard theater style, they will focus on Seto Inland Sea in the future, and hold shows composed of songs, dances and talks.
It is a large-scale watch-keeping project formed by members from the elementary school third grader to the high school third grader who belong to Platinum Production that chases future dreams!
Focusing on live performance and stage performances with songs and dances, they are active on a regular basis!!
"The world was waiting for their glory!!"
On October 16, 2016, the three of Mano Hirose, Erika Takashita and Suzuho Sasaki are starting out officially as "SHiNY SHiNY"! In April 2017, with Miyuu Matsuura and Yaya Takeshima joining the unit, it will become active as 5-person group from July!
Check out their future performances that will continue to develop day by day!
Formed in August 2009, this is a 7-member group of "Forever Junior High School Students" consisting of no actual junior high school students.
Commonly called "Ebichu", they call themselves "King of School Art Show".
From April 2017, they will start a tour of 19 concerts around Japan with the title "Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku IDOL march HALLTOUR 2017 ~ now, I am here with you ~".
The 4th full album released on May 31, 2017 got the first place on Oricon Weekly chart.
Their concept is Siamese cats’ cuteness and tuned-up POP music.
heir live show armed with formation dance is worth a visit!
In March 2017, a new member joined and they started running as a new lineup!
SIN SEKAI SEN
"Update the world with you!"
This is a group formed by Chika Narumi, Can Dysun, Yuzuri Matsunaga and Retasu Kagurazaka who met with each other at Akihabara Dear Stage. They are creating new world lines.
What are the missions awaiting them?....
As the first step for AKB48 to become nationwide in Japan, it was born in Sakae, Nagoya City in 2008.
In the 9th AKB48 general election held in June 2017,
5 members of the group were selected, including Jurina Matsui, Akari Suda, Sarina Soda, Nao Furuhata, and Akane Takayanagi, with a total of 19 members being ranked. It continues to keep the momentum going.
Its 21st single will be released on July 19.
Heading to all over Japan as a solo fighter idol!
Known by the nickname of "Blue comet" Aonyan, this is Aozora Sorano. (｀･ω･´)ゞ
2nd single released on 2/15.
sora tob sakana
Formed in July 2014, this idol unit is full of new possibilities with an average age of 14. It consists of Maraika Rei Kazama, Fuka Kanzaki, Natsuka Teraguchi and Mana Yamazaki. It has narrative songs of a mixture of post-rock / electronica, etc., and pure and straightforward performances as well. On April 30, 2017, their first one-man show as the band set--“sora tob sakana” was held at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM!
A brand-new 6-person idol group that emits flash-like sparkles and delivers stages that look like movie road shows. It is a new-generation cultural icon that integrates movie elements into rock music base and has a charm that cannot be easily categorized. They are making dazzling flashes in the ever-changing music scene!
Two-person elder sister unit formed in July 2009, S★Spicy.
Enjoy the sexy and cute unique to an elder sister unit!
Five-person unit expressing fantasy stories with songs and dances.
In charge of the ending theme song of TV animation " CARDFIGHT!! VanguardG NEXT" starting from July. Also in charge of the theme song of anime "Onigiri”. On August 30th they held the second single concert at Nakano Sunplaza.
Not only in Japan, they also had over 70 overseas performances.
Hybrid idol of angel and devil, sugartrap.
They have a commitment to music and stage performance. Armed with vigorous dances and powerful movements, their performances are close to breathless exercises. Their overwhelming stage is a must-see!
Angel NANA and Devil HINA, the awakening of the two has begun.
It is a six-person idol group with the catchphrase ‘purely white idol’.
Through all their works, the consistency of inheriting the royal road of idol sound of the 1980 's releases their unique existence, and their live show performance that balances between "static" and "dynamic" is a must-see.
Be sure to visit their "Listening" live shows armed with covers of newly redeemed famous songs and original songs inheriting the 80's sound!
Formed in June 2010, they are the first artist group produced by idol special label "iDOL Street" of avex record company. This year, they are celebrating the seventh anniversary of commencement, and will continue pushing through the flower road of idol, to paint the 7th anniversary year as "transcendent☆rainbow" with the theme "Rainbow color = 7 colors" which has been the group color from the beginning of formation.
Born in Chiba Prefecture, living in Chiba Prefecture.
As a singer-songwriter idol, she writes the lyrics and melodies of all her original songs.
While appearing at over 300 LIVE performances every year, she keeps distribute information through SHOWROOM for more than a year, and is honored with an award (by SHOWROOM).
In 2017, a new-generation group -- "Syuuengo Buppan” will suddenly appear in the idol scene (anticipated).
On July 8, the same year, they will make a splendid debut (anticipated) at "Idol Yokocho Summer Festival !! ~ 2017 ~ ”, after which they will continue to leap forward, approach a wide range of listeners, and expand the Saikoubi (= fans’ nickname) with overwhelming speed (anticipated)!
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The final weapon of Stardust, "takoyaki rainbow". The five living in Kansai have a dream of successfully holding a live show at Koshien Stadium, and bringing the soil of Koshien back. In April 2016, they made major debut with a single through Avex. Their 4th single will be released this autumn.
Task have Fun
If life is full of Tasks, let 's clear such Tasks while enjoying them! They are an idol unit with such concept! The members are 3 middle school students. At the one-man debut live show held on 28th May 2016, they cleared their Task of the day--"attracting 100 people"! Besides, advance tickets to their 3rd one-man live show held on January 8, 2017 were sold out!
Based in Nagoya, this is a five-person idol unit from Aichi prefecture. Their debut performace was a road show at Nagoya Castle in 2012. Having succeeded in holding independent show at Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium in March 2017, they entered the sixth year with a new goal "ROAD to Nagoya Dome Maeyada"!
This is a 7-person idol group that expresses songs full of emotional and literary elements with powerful stage performance. Formed in November 2014, it changed into new lineup with the joining of 2 new members in January 2017. On April 25, 2017, "Transfer Girl Records" was established. Their first nationwidely circulated single won the No. 1 on Oricon daily chart and the No. 13 on weekly chart.
The dance for philosophy
Started in August 2015. Consisting of 4 people--Mariri Okutsu, Maria Sato, Haru Hinata and Otoha Totsuka, this idol group aims for FUNKY BUT CHIC.
It is an 8-person handsome girls’ group! Their performances and "new sensation musical" that combines acrobat superior to males and extreme sexuality became a topic "like in a girl-oriented game!" They are honored as "Best 5 New Artist" at the 30th Japan Gold Disc Awards last year! Their overseas performances are also successes one after another. 2 new members joined on 2017.6.24, and Season 2 of THE HOOPERS has begun!!
The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY
They are Japan’s strongest terminator idols who destroy the rule of the world -- The Idol Formerly Known As LADY BABY.
Members are 19-year-old Rie Kaneko and 16-year-old Rei Kuromiya.
In August 2016, the team adopted a double-center system by the two, renamed itself to "The Idol Formerly Known As LADY BABY" and started a new chapter.
THE NATSUNO MAMONO IZUMIMARI ASAMIYAMIZUHO KAGAMIRUBII
This is a rock and roll band featured by penlight formed in January 2017 by Daichi Narita who hosted the Rock Fest "NATSUNO MAMONO". It is a mixed gender group consisting of Daichi Narita, Mari Izumi, Mizuho Asamiya, Ruby Kagami, Ohuchi_RYDEEN and Antonio Honda. This time, three female members from the group formed a special unit to perform at TIF. On July 12, they released an EP disk which includes a song composed by Kenichi Maeyamada via Vap Record company.
There There Theres
Debuted on February 18, 2017. Psychedelic Chaos is born in Tokyo. The stage delivered by Reina Arisaka, Kai, Mei Hirasawa and Karin Ogura will destroy your daily life!
They rushed from the debut that was ridiculed as below primary school art performance’s level to the most aggressive group in Tokyo. They are a successor group of BELLING Girls' Heart, who collapsed at the end of 2016.
The World Standard
This is the fourth idol group produced by avex’s idol special label "iDOL Street".
Formed on March 29, 2015. Major debut album released on May 4, 2016.
Through SNS and real idol activities, they are sending KAWAII Japanese idol culture to all over the world.
Three Bee junior
It is a special force sent out by Stardust Promotion with all of its strength.
Aiming for a unit that is active in every field, they are doing their best to open up an unwalked path.
Three Bee junior are reliable and mysterious agents who dare to challenge the unreasonable world.
They belong to Artist Department 3 of Stardust Promotion. Lock on your heart! They are tokimekisendenbu (Heartbeat propaganda department).
To promote throbbing things, beyond the field, crossing the mountain, they are still singing today.
The members are Kanamin, Oharu, Hitochan, and Hiyorin.
The 5-person female idol unit "TOKYO 5" started activities in December 2015. Never restricted by the genre, they are gaining popularity with catchy songs and attractive dance performance!
There is no doubt about the members’ looks!!
This young group is a big splash in 2017!!
TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE
"We would like to sing and dance to tell the pleasure of music!”
Formed in 2010, this is girls’ dance & vocal group belonging to Avex. As the group name suggests, they are “singing and dancing to tell the pleasure of music" from Tokyo to Asia, and to the world. It is a group of attention that continues releasing high-quality music and delivering live performances with the pursuit of possibilities of dance and vocal. New single will be released on July 5.
Tokyo Performance Doll
It is a group of 9 who made a CD debut in June 2014. Inheriting the DNA of the original Tokyo Performance Doll, to which Ryoko Shinohara (a Japanese actress) belonged, they are holding hot LIVE shows – ‘Dance Summit’, which are characterized by nonstop performance of singing and dancing without interposing MC (master of ceremonies)!
It is a reborn sister unit of Tokyo Performance Doll which was reformed in 2013. Immediately after the formation, their performances decorated the first stage of TPD’s show (abbreviation of Tokyo Performing Doll). Since became active, they held their first one-man live show in August 2015, and were actively engaged in activities such as the stage and talk programs thereafter. Taking over the "cheerful and naughty" DNA of the former TPD and the "beauty and intenseness" of the new-generation · TPD's taste. All-round in the talk, live, and drama, the naughty family of the TPD group will break the convention and run around this year as well!
Tsuribit debuted as an idol group who pledged to engage in fishing. Their songs with fishing theme and mainstream pop music taste are attractive. The tickets to their one-man live held at AKASAKA BLITZ this year were sold out. They are also active in TV shows and so on, which raises their publicity and their fans are rapidly increasing. Average age is 16 years old. As idol and angler, the girls will fish the world someday!
Only their enthusiasm never yields! They excite people with catching songs and dedication of members as their weapons. Only because they have experienced frustration, they are able to deliver emotional stages that are rustic, but cool.
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It is a 4-person idol group formed in December 2016 by Ari, Rin, Hitochibi, and Yayoi.
Active with the concept of a fictitious city named "neo Tokyo".
They successfully held a one-man live show three months after formation, with all the tickets sold out.
The members also weave their life-sized feelings into lyrics, and express these feelings through live shows. On July 5, their first album of nationwide circulation will be released.
UP UP GIRLS kakko KARI
This idol unit is composed of Minami Sengoku, Konatsu Furukawa, Saki Mori, Ayano Sato, Akari Saho, Azusa Sekine and Manami Arai. It is a LIVE show athlete group with toned bodies that are able to give fiery performance at any time, after experiences such as 47 prefectural tour, unprecedented Mt. Fuji peak live, and 2-hour completely nonstop live performances, and so on. Last year they made it to an one-man LIVE show at Nippon Budokan! In 2017 new member also joined the group.
UP UP GIRLS kakko The SECOND
During the live show of UP UP GIRLS kakko KARI on November 8, 2016 at Nippon Budokan, UP UP GIRLS kakko The SECOND was made public. It is a group of 5 who cannot give up their dreams chosen from among about 750 people.
Members are Chinatsu Takahagi, Mayu Yoshikawa, Aya Kajishima, Riko Hashimura, and Rin Nakaoki.
Armed with bright and optimistic challenging spirits inherited from UP UP GIRLS kakko KARI, they are going higher and higher!
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They are "fashionable idols" with a neat and innocent atmosphere that come in the wind of Northern Europe.
Taking advantage of outstanding talk skills and the two members’ characteristics—“idol otaku" and "real celebrity", they are active also as personalities and event hostesses in television, radio, web, etc.
October 3 this year marks the tenth anniversary of their debut.
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This is an organic girls’ unit from Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture.
Contrary to the amiable appearance, they enchant the stage with songs that make use of the twin vocals and with aggressive dances of high quality.
In November 2016 they moved to T-Palette Records (a Japanese record company) and are working to deliver high-quality CITY POP and mellow music.
Starting from Tokyo on 2017.3.26, it is a next-generation "Alternative" IDOL unit with the concept of "infinity".
Members are Akane Koizumi who served as the center of MAPLEZ, Futaba Imai, Nana Aizawa, Ayame Shibata and Fuko Himekawa.
With "Woltanative Sound" packed with all genres including HOUSE · EDM · ROCK · IDOL ... etc, they are aiming for the "world".
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X21 was made up from the finalists of the 13th and 14th Japan Bishōjo Contest. Their CD debut was in March 2014! After that, their 5th single won the 5th place upon Oricon Weekly Chart. In 2016, aiming for a nation-wide popular song, they released a single in collaboration with Tetsuya Komuro, Goro Matsui, and Tsugutoshi Goto. Following the 9th single, their 2nd album is on sale from March 15th!
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yamaguchi kassei gakuen
Boasting of their hottest performances and touching songs, they are attracting attention while doing activities throughout Japan. In addition, appointed as the home ambassador of Yamaguchi prefecture, they actively engage in events to promote the local community revitalization both within and outside the prefecture.
Yanakoto Sotto Mute
Formed in June 2016. "Even if you gently mute all the disgusting daily triviality, it will do no good, but just try singing to a sad melody against rock sound for the time being." Their first one-man show held at Shibuya WWW was SOLDOUT. Their first album was elected into a promoting project by the Tower Records(a major CD chain store in Japan), which was the first time for an idol group.
You'll Melt More!l
Their songs have lyrics for those who carry scratches and sounds of unlimited power. This 4-member girls’ new wave group is fighting to reduce pressure on the cramped world. Having much collaboration with rock bands, their genre-less movement becomes a tope. They are also popular abroad, and are holding one-man live shows in various countries. They are going to release a mini album in June and will do a summer tour including Akasaka BLITZ on July 23.
"I come from good old days. I am a serious idol who seriously idols."
From Chiba Prefecture. Graduated from Japanese Literature Course Major, Department of Literature, Waseda University. Acquired junior high school and senior high school teaching certificate.
Connecting favorite "idol" and "Yuru Chara (loose mascot character popular in Japan)", she is a “Yurudol". In addition to "Yuru Character Grand Prix", she attends various character events, active as a hostess or Yuru Chara interpreter.
Nowadays, as a total of 100 million middle class is converting into a total of 100 million personalities, Yuigadokuson as the one and only group, has a goal of becoming a unit that can not be replaced by anyone else, to convey the message of “take care of yourself, be true to yourself” through songs and stage performances. They have been attending TIF for 3 consecutive years. On July 26, their double-A-side single will be released.
The group becomes a hot topic as all the members are cute anyway.
Based on the models of popular teen fashion magazines, it is an active group consisting of 4 people -- Karin Ogino, Yuumi Shida, Rei Kobayashi and Kyoka.
They made major debut through Sony Music in 2015. With songs provided by gorgeous creators, they became a hot topic and are loved not only by idol fans but also by a wide range of people. Released a best album in March this year. Currently in the midst of the largest nationwide tour of the group history. Being cute anyway, their hot live performances is a must see!
"yurutto kakumeidan" is formed by members selected from 300 competitors during an audition in October 2015. It entered the second year of activity from the autumn of last year.
While each member has a different personality, the point in common is that all the members are "loose". Such looseness is the core of this group.
While being active as the leader of "Party Rockets GT", she started a solo project as an individual, Haruka Yoshiki. In solo activities, with the theme of presenting her "now", she shows another aspect of herself apart from that in the group. 19 years old is a border between children and adults. Standing at this line, she expresses a unique view of world with mellow tracks and lyrics full of reality. (In addition to idol activities), she also puts emphasis on musical activities, which is worthy of attention.
Born on February 5, 1998. From Tokushima Prefecture.
In 2012, at the vocal audition sponsored by King Records (Japanese record company), she won the Grand Prix among over 10,000 applicants.
Next year in 2013, she debuted as a singer and actress, starred in a film while singing the theme song.
Active mainly as singer, she is also challenging to be actress, model, gravure and voice actress, etc., and her versatility is worth expecting.
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zettai chokkyu joshi playballs
Formed in June 2015, this idol group has a goal of promoting baseball. With members being former baseball/softball club member, baseball club manager, former cheerleader, brass band cheering team member, everyone in the group has some experience related with baseball in some way. They spread the wonderfulness and enjoyment of baseball to the world through songs and performances.
Next Girls 2017
In 2011, under the mission of energizing Gunma Prefecture, they started off from Maebashi City.
At the time, the group was formed to excite Gunma prefecture, which ranked among the lowest in a regional brand survey.
A great earthquake occurred on March 11, a week before the anticipated audition.
However, they resolutely held the audition during the blackout with the thought "to make some bright topic during such period!"
In 2013, they became tourism ambassadors of Gunma Prefecture. Apart from live performances, they have been devoting themselves to "community activation", "social contribution", "PR of Gunma Prefecture" for 7 years.
Including festivals in Gunma Prefecture, events and live outside Gunma Prefecture, wherever they go, a lot of supporters go with them.
In addition, they have been steadily carrying out consolation activities and greening campaign for 6 years. They have received tremendous support from the local as an idol group that contributes to the area.
Formed as a disaster area supporting unit by the models of Iwate Prefecture Beautiful Girls Pamphlet.
In order to spread AED to disaster areas, they provided part of the 1st single sales and organized volunteer LIVE show activities.
This year marks their sixth year. Currently they are holding LIVE performances and PR activities for Iwate Prefecture and disaster areas in various regions all over Japan.
chairmans who are living in Iwate will release a single stuffed with feelings for Tokyo and love for Iwate on August 2, 2017!
Formed in Fukuoka Prefecture, April 2016, it is a group with a mean age of 15 years consisting 6 people, Yukine Aizaki, Nana Akahoshi, Miyu Aoi, Aina Kozakura, Haruka Tonokawa and Sora Natsuno.
In their LIVE show with the motif of passenger liner, members dress up as stewards and unleash a powerful nonstop performance.
Mai Kotone, who became famous in the blink of an eye with the nickname "Mainya", stopped solo activity to form the group. Centering on Mai Kotone of 147 cm (4 feet 9⅞ inches), this smallest group in the idol world with an average height of 154.1 cm (5 feet 43⁄64 inches) is said to have "today’s most interesting LIVE shows". With members becoming 12 people, MOMOIROKAKUMEI is gaining momentum. It is going to hold an one-year anniversary one-man LIVE show at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM on August 20.
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