TIF ONLINE 2020 chairman
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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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22/7 - nanabunnonijyuuni
A joint production from Akimoto Yasushi, Sony Music and ANIPLEX.
Formed through a voice actress audition, each member represents an original character. The characters were designed by famous Japanese artists.
Their rhythm game app “22/7 Music Time” and upcoming single “Kaze wa Fuiteruka?” will be released on September 30th.
【22/7 Staff Twitter】@227_staff
26 o'clock Masquerade
Formed in October 2016 through the BOYS&GIRLSxZIPPER idol audition.
Their name refers to a 2am masquerade ball and is shortened to NijiMasu.
With their group theme of FASHION & EMOTION, their unique story has become a hot topic amongst young people.
Keep an eye on newly-reformed NijiMasu as they gain more momentum!
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An idol group produced by Akimoto Yasushi in 2005 with a concept of "idols you can meet." Their 57th single “Shisuren Arigatou” ranked #1 on the Oricon Weekly chart. The group has 38 consecutive million-selling releases, with 39 million-sellers overall.
In July 2020, “Hanareteitemo” relayed a heartwarming message to their fans.
AKB48 will be leaping into their 15th anniversary in December.
AKB48 Team 8
AKB48’s Team 8 was formed with the concept of “idols you can meet.”
Auditions were held throughout Japan to find 47 members, each representing a prefecture in Japan. To celebrate the group's 6th anniversary, members have been attending local events and making regular appearances on TV. Their latest song “Jitabata” was released in March.
Having performed regularly at Akihabara Twinbox since 2014, their powerful performances led them to hold a solo concert at Zepp Diversity in January, 2020!
Their popularity is increasing overseas, having performed at well-known festivals across Asia!
Akishibu Project stands apart from regular live idols, making their major debut under King Records in 2018!
2 new members joined the group in July 2020. With this new lineup, many are predicting the next big break for this new-generation orthodox idol group.
No breaks, no handles, she’s a runaway idol! her dream is to become “the idol representative of the 21st century.”
With her boundary-defying creativity, she transferred into the virtual world.
(Currently: Solo / Formerly: Virtual Godoku)
Eko has been appearing on TV, radio, music shows and at events since her major debut under Nippon Columbia Records, even becoming a weather forecaster.
Next goal: Appear on stage with an AKB group.
Special skill: Food report quizzes. Pushing her oshi.
A unit of 4 NEW ERA girls, sent the Stardust Planet. The members are AIRA, ICHIKAWA YUZUKI, KOJIMA HANA and SUZUKI MOEKA. The group is constantly metamorphosing, often performing as 3/4 members or even solo in order to unite as one. Their slogan is “We will rain happiness upon everyone!” The group was formed on November 3rd, 2018.
A girls unit formed of ami and miyu. amiinA’s music transcends the idol genre and their unique worldview is woven into their performances. The matching artwork has also become a hot topic.
amiinA joined sora tob sakana on the Sky Stage as the closing act in TIF2019.
An idol group formed of idols aiming to make their major debut through the 3rd DOLL AUDITION. They made their stage debut at Nippon Seinenkan Tokyo in April 2014.
"Ange = Angel" + "Reve = Dream".
"Angel's Dream" was the name given to ultra-fresh, pure and orthodox idol group!
With their “Excitement and exhilaration for you” concept, the unique members will pull you into a whirlpool with their wide variety of songs.
This 7-member group is spreading Appare!Sound and Appare!Culture around the world.
Asano Sisters Project
Ninja VTubers from the Hokuriku village.
Ruri, the older sister, wears a blue morning glory in her hair while her younger sister Akane wears a red morning glory.
Their activities focus around singing and chatting about their daily lives.
Ruri is working as a voice actor, performing in more roles than any other VTuber.
If it looks interesting then these sisters will try it!
As rising VTubers, their channel reached 100,000 subscribers in August 2020.
Formed on June 20th, 2020.
The group was named after the members, who strive to respond to their fans' excitement hundredfold.
Their 1st single “Seishun wa Mijikairashii” was released on August 20th, 2020.
Awww! has only just been born so please look after them!
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Kicking off from September 2019, their debut live on March 27th, 2020 was cancelled. Their Battle Of The Bands will begin on July 6th.
Their name in Kanji uses the kanji for horse (ba) and deer (ka) -
“Japan is full of tough and unlikable things these days but at this moment, we want to have fun and mess around like idiots! (baka)”
BAND JA NAIMON! MAXX NAKAYOSHI
Formed in 2011 by Shinsei Kamatte-chan member Misako Suzuki, the 2 members made their major debut as a “Twin Drum Idol” unit.
They went on to make their major debut as a 6 member group in January 2016.
In 2018 the group restarted their activities as "BAND JA NAIMON! MAXX NAKAYOSHI."
A 5-member group from Kyushu, belonging to Stardust Promotion. The name “Batten” comes from the Fukuoka dialect. Their goal is to become a group that can liven up not just Kyushu, but all of Japan.
Their edgy rock/ska music is unusual for an idol group and has received high praise from critics.
In April 2016 they were appointed as tourism ambassadors for Munakata City in Fukuoka Prefecture.
BenjamineJasmine, AKA Benjasu, is a 7 member idol group formed of Asakura Umi, Yoshinaga Anna, Naruse Tomoka, Takanashi Hotaru, Takamatsu Airi, Kitami Kotoka and Hidaka Rio.
They quickly gained popularity upon their debut for their impressive live singing skills. They won first place in the Main Stage Opening Act Competition for TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2019 and appeared on the TIF mainstage 3 months after their debut.
Their group name means to go beyond or exceed something.
BEYOOOOONDS will exceed expectations and byooon freely into the future! BEYOOOOONDS will lead the new era of Hello!Project. Their goal is to become a slime-like group that can transform into any shape.
BiS stands for Brand-new idol Society.
The group is formed of Itou Misensiteebu, Chantomonkee, Neo Trees, and Toggy.
BiSH is a “punk band without instruments.”
You’ll be charmed by BLACKNAZARENE’s THUG x Kawaii concept, representing the raw strength of girls.
They gained popularity with women for their strong visuals, skilled vocals and music representing strong girls. Thanks to this, their first mini album, released in February 2020, ranked #1 on the Oricon Daily chart and #5 on the Oricon Weekly chart. These new female idols will cut through the new era.
A 4-member group formed of Naito Runa, Takai Chiho, Aoyama Nanoha and Shirahama Aya of Stardust Planet, alongside Momoiro Clover Z and Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku. Aoyama and Shirahama are in the 6th grade, making them the youngest in Stardust Planet. They were formed at an agency live event on July 15th, 2019. Their major debut album “POP” was released on July 15th, 2020.
A senbatsu unit formed of aspiring idols, actresses, and other candidates from the IQ project, led by idol group NinQ.
The name can be broken down to Bud (flower bud) and Lab (Laboratory), as many fresh buds are being formed within the unit, with the aims of blooming and making their own way.
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A 6-member vocal group, formed in April 2019.
Their concept is to convey the members brightly blooming voices.
Their debut song “Uta no Saku Shima” was written/composed by Takahashi Hyouri (Owarikara) and arranged by Sakurai Kenta.
The members’ clear singing voices stand out against the melody, painting an image of colorful flowers.
A 4 member unit formed of Pan Luna Leafy, YUiNA EMPiRE, Uruu Ru, Yumeka Naukana?. They debuted on October 22nd, 2019 with their self-titled album and their first single “Ningen” was released on February 11th, 2020.
The “CARRY OF MAJOR” project began on July 20th, where it was announced that the members would live together until they make their major debut. The project is being streamed 24 hours a day.
CHIAKI MAYUMURA is a charismatic idol who sings and produces her own songs, best known for her song Kaisha Janaimon.
Her hobbies include picking up trash and living a manga-esque daily life. Her goal is to reach #1 on the Billboard chart.
Her first major album "MejaMejaMonje" was released on May 5th 2019 and her second album “Gekidan Ogyarhythm” was released in January 2020.
This Stardust Promotion group will LOCK ON to your heart! Super thrilling♡Promotion Department (Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu)
Once again, these girls will cross the fields and scale the mountains as they sing in order to promote something thrilling…
“Tomorrow Saikyosetsu!!” was released on August 26th!
This Shibuya-Harajuku style 7 member idol unit will get you pumped up with their high-tempo music of up to 200 BPM!
Last year the group toured around 8 prefectures.
Their first major release “Kanzen Muteki AIUEO” was released on May 26th, 2020. It ranked 1st in the Oricon Daily Ranking and 4th in the Oricon Weekly Ranking.
ChuLA’s 3.1st anniversary concert was held at Shibuya TSUTAYA-O-EAST on July 5th. They perform every third tuesday at Shibuya TSUTAYA O-Crest.
Made in Kansai! A quirky orthodox idol group!
“We’ll add color to your heart!” is their concept. Their music is nostalgic yet new, cute yet emotional. Their performances aren’t just fun, but packed full of drama in order to capture your heart!
A new-generation idol unit from Stardust Planet, formed of 6 highly skilled dancers.
Their name represents their “endeavor to improve their dancing and grasp the crown of the entertainment world.”
CROWN POP is often shortened to “CROPO” and their fans are called POPPERS.
The members are constantly growing as they work towards their goal of becoming national idols.
Formed on December 24th, 2016. A 5-member Tokyo style idol unit with a concept of “super serious idols tearing up the world”
Completely self-produced, their goal is to create a new culture without being swayed by “adult circumstances.”
They will be disbanding on January 10th, 2021 at CY8ER-style Yokohama Arena at Nippon Budokan, where they will “fulfill their original dream.”
This go-go team is dancing into its 20th year, having performed throughout Japan and around Asia.
In 2019 they featured in commercials for the Annual Boat Race and Regain Triple Force.
In July 2019, CYBERJAPAN DANCERS released their first solo album “BIKINI FOREVER” with Universal Music. In August of the same year, they performed for the first time at Toyosu PIT.
They released their first photobook “Yummy!” on September 17th, 2020.
CYNHN is Blue in Russian.
The group was formed through the DEARSTAGE x JOYSOUND audition and is made up of Sakino Soto, Ayase Shiki, Tsukomo Neru, Momose Rei and Aoyagi Tooru. This “blue, unfinished vocal unit” will convey to you their fresh “blue” worldview through their songs and visuals, with lyrics often provided by Watanabe Sho.
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A 6-member unit from Dear Stage, formed of Furukawa Mirin, Aizawa Risa, Naruse Eimi, Fujisaki Ayane, Kaname Rin, and Nemoto Nagi. THE FAMILY TOUR 2020 ONLINE FINAL!!~Nee Kiite? Uchuu wo Sukuu no wa Kitto…….~ will be livestreamed on November 16th, 2020 to celebrate the 9th anniversary of their major debut under TOY’S FACTORY.
Their slogan is “Make Some Noise”.
With their “exciting orthodox idol” concept, this unit strives to overwhelm you with their fun performances.
The energy from the stage and heat of the floor will envelope the audience in Devil ANTHEM.’s unique worldview.
A 5-member group with an average age of 16.8. Often referred to as “DeviAN”.
An artist unit formed of 8 new voice actresses in 2019. With music produced by Tabuchi Tomoya, DIALOGUE+ made their TV debut with “Hajimete no Kakumei!” which was used as the opening theme for “High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World.” Their YouTube channel has over 700,000 views. As their name suggests, the group aims to produce music that utilizes their voice acting talent.
All 8 members featured in a voice actor training game called “CUE!”
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Eclair Etat is an idol group based in the Yamaguchi and Fukuoka prefectures.
As they perform, the 7 members are represented using rainbow motifs.
The group is challenging a variety of unique sounds in order to entertain their fans, unaffected by genre restrictions.
The members have fun performing as Eclair Eclat,
So they hope to sweetly heal you with their friendly atmosphere.
Ele Funk Garden
Their concept is an idol group that sings and dances to electric, funk and disco music with deep lyrics. Ele Funk Garden is produced by Zopp, the lyricist who wrote the lyrics for hit songs such as “Seishun Amigo” and Daite Senorita.”
“Fashionable but Humanity” is their catchphrase.
They attended over 200 concerts within their first year, performing songs that are not limited to the idol genre.
A WACK and Avex joint project formed of YU-Ki EMPiRE, MAYU EMPiRE, MiDORiKO EMPiRE, MAHO EMPiRE, MiKiNA EMPiRE, and NOW EMPiRE.
Their songs combine electronic dance music with an emotional sound and their choreography will unite the crowd.
The “SUPER COOL EP” was released on August 5th, featuring 7 new songs.
A 4-member idol group formed in March 2018 with the goal of “making virtual idols a natural thing.”
The group name is filled with the members hopes of “mixing the members together to create a new color and shape.”
Their aim is to become the VR idols of the world. The group is made up of Suzuki Anzu, Shirafuji Tamaki, Hinata Nao and Natsume Haru.
Yoyogi Animation School presents =LOVE, a Sashihara Rino produced voice-acting idol unit.
“Idols must be loved by their fans. They must also love their job as an idol. Idols ARE love.” is the meaning behind their name.
An elite group formed of 12 members who fought their way through the audition, despite the huge turnout.
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FES☆TIVE made a surprising evolution during the 2019 summer idol festivals. Their song “OIDEMASE!!-Gokuraku-” is recognized by idol fans as one of the most exciting songs to see performed live. This addictive Matsuri themed unit combines energetic music with a traditional Japanese sound. They’re drawing huge attention as one of the hottest emerging groups.
This Sendai-based group has performed at events throughout Japan.
They hold unique LIVE & BAR events regularly on weekdays in Sendai City.
They’ll show you a powerful performance with a wide range of music genres.
This 6-member group is the only cross-dressing idol unit in the entertainment industry! Their motto is to "make people feel more energetic".
They've gained support from all generations; men, children, and especially women in their 10s and 20s.
FUDANJUKU have appeared in variety shows and men's fashion magazines. Their existence itself is PIONEERING!
An artist whose concept is being “the cheerleader of your heart.”
She is mostly active on her YouTube channel “Aoi ch.”
She made her major debut in November 2018 and charted within the top 10 on the Oricon Daily Single Ranking.
She released a cover album in April 2019 which ranked on the iTunes Real Time Album Ranking and reached 13th on the J-Pop Ranking.
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Kyaa!! It’s everybody’s idol, Gachikoi PONPOKOooo! Aaauuuh! Hihiiin! You’ll fall seriously in love with me at first sight~! LOVE YOU! Fiiine, I guess it can’t be helped! LOOKING MY moooovie!
A new form of idol group, produced by SQUARE ENIX under Dear Stage.
The group recently celebrated it’s 2nd anniversary, having formed in August 2018.
GEMS COMPANY will be making their major debut under Avex in October 2020.
They regularly upload songs and videos to their YouTube channel so check it out!
An alien who aims to make humanity surrender happily to her. She may be bad at quizzes due to her lack of earthling knowledge but her dancing is out of this world!
She works at her own pace, attending events on earth to perform her favorite dances and collaborating with her VTuber friends.
GO TO THE BEDS
In March 2020, WACK agency representative Watanabe Junnosuke announced at the WACK EXHiBITiON that GANG PARADE would be splitting into two.
GO TO THE BEDS first solo concert “ARE YOU SLEEPER?” was held at Yokohama Kannai Hall on September 6th.
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A 17 year old virtual artist under the virtual talent agency Re:Act.
She debuted in September 2018.
She first uploaded her original song “Ao no Tamerau” and has covered famous songs. Kyo’s activities have a focus on music, utilizing her angelic singing voice.
Hanayori Girls' Dormitory
A dormitory where beautiful flowers gather. Why not spend your days with the women who stay at the Hanayori Girls’ Dormitory?
It may seem like they’re just messing around, but these girls actually have big dreams...
Formed of trainees who wish to make their major debut under Hello!Project.
This special unit was formed to monitor select members as they get closer to their goal of debuting.
The 4th sister group to AKB48. HKT48 has been setting new sales records for female artists, from their first single “SUKI! SUKI! SKIP!” until their latest single “3-2.”
The new NISHI-NIPPON CITY BANK HKT48 Theatre will be opening at BOSS E・Z FUKUOKA in 2020.
Somewhere in Japan (Akabane, Kita-ku) you’ll find a certain “Nighttime Coffee Shop” where you can enjoy coffee and even alcohol.
Working at the shop are 4 beautiful and unique young ladies who chat and play video games. Somehow, this doesn’t feel like a normal coffee shop…
As it turns out, this store is connected to the demon world… and the beautiful women who work there are demons!?
hololive production is a VTuber agency under Cover Company that produces the all-female VTuber group hololive, the all-male VTuber group holostars and the INoNaKa Music music label. hololive supports next-generation virtual stars who produce live content and interact with their fans using Twitter.
The members appear in live streams using 2D or 3D model characters.
Hoshino Mea is a 2nd year student at Yumemi High School. She started working as a virtual idol on July 26th 2018.
Aiming to become a galactic superstar, she has released original songs, covered popular songs, and challenged a variety of work.
Her fans adore the contrast between her silly personality and singing voice.
Hoshino Mea is full of energy, performing at real-life events and at solo concerts, even releasing her first album.
She surpassed 100,000 subscribers in August 2020 and is one of the hottest new singers.
HUETONE is a new AKB48 sub-unit formed of the youngest, freshest members!
This fun unit was made with the hopes of watching the members grow into their own individual hue and tone.
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In this project aimed to “develop the idols of the future together,” members attend singing, dancing, and acting lessons while performing at public events to show their progress and support their growth.
I’m Inuyama Tamaki, a male crossdressing VTuber! I’m currently working as a VTuber and the manga illustrator Tsukidani Norio is my producer. I love singing and trying unusual things!
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“Blowing through the wind to you from Namie.”
This 7-member group is bringing warm smiles to people across Japan. Namie Town Hall worker Ogaki-san and Momoiro Clover Z’s Sasaki have come together to bring the winds of change to Namie. There are plenty of young members too!
Jewel☆Ciel was created as a collaboration between @JAM producer Hashimoto Megumi and ArcJewel.
Their name combines the words "Jewel" with "Ciel", the French word for Sky, representing their goal of taking off into the clear blue sky.
JUNJO NO AFILIA
A unit composed of members representing the Japanese cafe & restaurant “"Afilia Group."
The unit is produced by Chiyomaru Shikura and Haruko Momo, both major players in the Moe music scene. The group name was originally AFILIA SAGA.
They have provided songs for many games, including the opening song for the anime “Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense.”
They’re currently active as “idols you can get close to and meet!”
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I’ve been a VTuber for around 2 years now!!!!!!!! I’m super cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll do my best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A 5-member idol unit from HARAJUKU!
Their name is made up of the kanji from Jingumae (神宮前) and Harajuku (原宿).
Their name (KaMiYaDo) also means:
Y = YELL!
D = DREAM!
The group is working to spread KaMiYaDo from Harajuku.
This cute and kawaii group has an impressive discography spanning from uptune numbers to orthodox idol songs! Over half of the members have been in the group since it’s debut. KATA☆CHU transcends generations; the youngest member is 18, while the eldest is 26.
Their latest song “Guruguru na Kanjiro” is now available on most streaming sites!
Debuted on November 3rd, 2019!
More than friends, but less than lovers… Their concept is “Let’s make bittersweet memories together, as if it’s our first love!♡”
Experience thrills and excitement with these unique girlfriends!
They perform for 90 minutes every week at their dedicated theatre in Osaka and are active across Japan, mainly in the Kansai area.
A 7 member idol group from Mie prefecture that has gone from working around the Tokai area to performing throughout Asia, including Taiwan and Thailand.
They made their major debut under Japan Colombia with the release of their first EP “Shinchuu±Warpdrive” on February 26th, 2020. It reached #7 on the Oricon Weekly chart.
They have performed to sold out venues such as Zepp Nagoya, Ebisu LIQUIDROOM and TSUTAYA O-EAST.
Kyushu Girls Wing
A girl group representing Kyushu girls’ beauty, cuteness and strength. Their dancing is aggressive, their sound emotional and sophisticated and their vocals are all live. Kyushu Girls Wing are active within Japan and overseas, performing at events such as Momoiro Christmas 2019~HoriAkira Part2 and JAPAN EXPO THAILAND 2020.
They won the TIF2018 National Selection Live Kyushu/Okinawa block competition and have performed at TIF ever since.
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LAST IDOL(LAST IDOL 1st, lastidol 2nd, lastidol 2nd under, LAST IDOL TIF selection team)
LAST IDOL 1st
A unit formed of 16 1st generation members of LAST IDOL, an audition show produced by Akimoto Yasushi.
Their 8th single “Ai wo Shiru” reached #1 on the Oricon Weekly chart.
LAST IDOL 2nd
A unit formed of 9 2nd generation members of LAST IDOL, an audition show produced by Akimoto Yasushi.
Their 8th single “Ai wo Shiru” reached #1 on the Oricon Weekly chart.
LAST IDOL 2nd Under
A unit formed of 14 2nd UNDER members of LAST IDOL, an audition show produced by Akimoto Yasushi.
Their 8th single “Ai wo Shiru” reached #1 on the Oricon Weekly chart.
LAST IDOL TIF Senbatsu Team
A unit formed through LAST IDOL, an audition show produced by Akimoto Yasushi.
41 members fought in the audition battle to participate in the 8th single, with 18 succeeding. “Ai wo Shiru” reached #1 on the Oricon Weekly chart.
The LAST IDOL TIF Selection Team is a special unit of 12 members formed especially for TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2020.
Lily of the valley
A beautiful idol group that was formed in 2018, during the last summer of the Heisei Era.
Their concept is represented by Lily of the Valley: “Happiness will come again” in the language of flowers.
With an average age of 13.8 (at the time of formation), the members will send happiness to all who watch them.
Formed on July 31st, 2019. Active with a concept of “2020’s Oshakawa (stylish+cute)”. Formed of Shidomi Yuuka, Kirihara Mizuki and Kurihara Mayu through the DempaNijiconJr. Member Recruitment Audition.
Originally from Fukuoka, LinQ has been active since 2011, performing both in Japan and overseas. The group has been constantly evolving since their debut, and recently underwent a transformation under the slogan “Always Hot Idol Full Force Declaration!”
They will create a new LinQ world with their “Always Hot” performances.
"A bridge of smiles!" "Our next goal is Marine Messe!" The members are marching onwards to new performances with these goals in mind. Watch as the new LinQ world is born!
“Always your doll♪" is the catchphrase of this idol group who are so cute, you’ll want to keep them in your pocket. Their authentic performances are full of entertainment!
lyrical school (aka lyrischoo) is a hip hop idol unit formed of hinako, hime, minan, yuu, risano in 2010.
They reformed in 2017 and transferred to Victor Entertainments CONNECTONE in 2019.
Luce Twinkle Wink☆
"Adding excitement to this twinkling moment!" is Luce Twinkle Wink☆’s catchphrase.
Formed of Usami Yukino, Sakimoto Miu, Itayama Saori, Higaki Kaho and Shirosaki Momoka, this 5 member unit will show you their cute, energetic dancing and a sparkling, powerful performance!
The group has made a new start with the addition of Shirosaki Momoka on August 2nd, 2020!
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MADE IN TOHOKU
A Stardust Promotion’s first Tohoku-based trainee group.
All members were born in the 21st century!
Their first goal is to debut under Stardust Michinoku! (They want praise from the company ♡)
The "Iginari" in their Japanese name “Iginari Tohoku” means "awesome" or "very" in Miyagi dialect.
Formed on February 19th, 2016. A 6 member group formed of Asano Anna, Koyama Lina, Shimizu Himawari, Okiguchi Yuna, Yoshizawa Haru and Yoshida Yurari. Magipan for short!
MAGiCAL PUNCHLiNE started their new journey as 6 members in February 2019!
To celebrate their 4th anniversary, their first full-length album was released on February 19th, 2020, which charted 8th on the Oricon Weekly Ranking, the highest album ranking yet for the group!
MAMESHiBANOTAiGUN was formed through TBS Variety show Suiyoubi no Downtown’s MONSTER IDOL audition and is made up of Aika The Spy, Nao of Nao, Miyuki Angel, Hanae Monster and Kaedephoenix.
Their debut single “reStart” was produced by Yasuda Dai Circus’ Kuro-chan.
Their first solo hall concert will be held at the Showa Women's University Hitomi Memorial Hall on October 24th.
Formed in August 2015 with the goal of participating in the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. They were able to perform at Nippon Budokan in September 2018 after only 3 years of activities, attracting over 10,000 fans.
Having been picked as one of the Top 10 Japanese Artists in UK magazine CLASSIC ROCK in 2017, the group is rapidly gaining popularity for their singing ability and high quality music.
The group is formed of Nakagawa Miyuu, Miyauchi Rin, Matsushita Reona, Fukase Mio and Shinohara Aoi.
With their theme of “Orthodox idols girls can relate to,” MAYBEME’s idolish pop songs are full of empowering lyrics that girls find relatable.
Their idol songs convey feelings that are unique to modern times, such as things ”other people can’t understand” and that “can’t be put into words.”
A 3-member dance unit formed of SENA, MAMI, and HINA, in October 2017.
Their 5th single “Saikou Kessaku” was released on July 29th, 2020. The new song was written, composed and arranged by Konishi Yasuharu. His unique pop tone combined with the members cuteness has been referred to by many as “One of Konishi Yasuharu’s masterpieces (saikou kessaku).”
A REIWA idol group formed through the 2019 “DempaNijiconJr. Audition.” With SOLI returning from her break, MEW, ASUKA, RITO, KOROMO and SOLI will continue as 5 members.
As SOLI is Korean, their Japan-based events will proceed with MEW, ASUKA, RITO and KOROMO.
MIKANSEI LIP SPARKLE
“Surely we can change the future, because it is incomplete (mikansei).” A 3-member unit formed at @JAM EXPO 2019 on August 24th, 2019.
Their 5th one-man concert was held at Daikanyama UNIT on November 17th, 2019. Winners of the TIF National Selection LIVE Kanto-Hokuriku A Block. Their strongest power is their ability to heat up the entire venue!
You can find them on YouTube by searching Mirisupa Channel (みりすぱちゃんねる)!!
Momoiro Clover Z
A 4-member idol group made up of Momota Kanako, Sasaki Ayaka, Tamai Shiori and Takagi Reni. They formed in 2008 as Momoiro Clover in 2008 and made their major debut in May 2010 with “Ikuze! Kaitō Shōjo.” They reformed as Momoiro Clover Z in April 2011 following the departure of Hayami Akari. Despite performing at the first TIF in 2010, they went on to hold their own concert on the exact same day. Sorry about that.
Now thanks to Kikutake-san, the kind hearted TIF general producer, Momoiro Clover Z will be performing at TIF once more and showing off their charms.
Produced by Kotone Mai, this group is formed entirely of pink members, from salmon to shocking.
They fascinate fans, continuing to perform at rooftop and back-to-work concerts while taking precautionary measures against Coronavirus. The group was reformed at the end of 2019, with new center Shiratori Maho being highly praised for her skilled performance.
music and comic! musume
"Mucomi Plus" is broadcast live at 12am every Monday to Thursday through Nippon Broadcasting System.
The idols assisting the show have formed a limited unit exclusively for TIF ONLINE 2020.
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nanaland is an idol group that debuted on July 7th, 2018.
The group is formed of Ooba Haruka, Kohinata Mai, Mineshima Komaki, Yukimura Karin, Nishijima Nanako, Takeuchi Tsukine, Seto Minami and Miyosh Reina.
nanaland won the TIF2018 Main Stage competition and their major debut single reached #4 on the Oricon Weekly chart.
The “Add”Venture Tour 2020 is the first tour under their new lineup. Their third single was released on August 26th!
The new //NECOPLA// was formed on October 5th 2019!
An ever-evolving unit combining COOL and CUTE with electronic, high-tempo music. Photography at their concerts is allowed! An evolutionary idol unit that is “fun to energize, fun to record, and fun to watch!”
NEMO-PERO from DEMPAGUMI.inc
A “Reiwa-NeoAma Idol” themed Dempagumi.inc spin-off unit made up of Kaname Rin and Nemoto Nagi.
The unit was announced during the Makuhari Messe Jamboree Concert. They also have a focus on gravure work. They’re slightly sexy and thrillingly cute!
Formed in Niigata in 2015, NGT48 is the fifth sister group to AKB48 and is produced by Akimoto Yasushi. They work closely within Niigata and contribute to the local communities.
They made their major debut in April 2017 with “Seishun Tokei.” Their latest single “Sherbet Pink” was released on July 22nd, 2020. There are 30 members as of September 2020.
NICHOME NO SAKIGAKE COMINGOUT
Refusing to give up just because they're gay, "Gay people can be idols too" is the concept of this group.
Formed of Mikitty Honmono and Pei Nyamunyamu.
With a group name based on the Shinjuku Ni-chome district, this unit is coming out with a new “gay idol” genre.
Nijigasaki High School Idol Club
Nijigasaki High School Idol Club are school idols from the Love Live! series who aim to take over all forms of media. They feature in the “Love Live! School Idol Festival ALL STARS” app.
The NIjigasaki High School Idol Club First Live “with You” was held at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza Main Arena in December 2019. An anime adaptation has been announced.
NIJI NO CONQUISTADOR
An indoor-loving orthodox idol group pursuing their ideal “Cute!” and “Love!”
Shortened to Nijicon.
They’ll conquer your heart with a passionate, Nijicon-style performance!
Their latest summer single “Summer towa Kimi to Watashi nari!!” was released on September 16th!
NMB48 was formed in October 2010 and is produced by Akimoto Yasushi.
They’re based in their exclusive theatre in Namba, Osaka and debuted on July 20th, 2011 with “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo.”
They were the first AKB48 sister group whose debut single ranked #1 on the Oricon Weekly chart.
They participated in NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen as a standalone group for the first time in 2013. They embarked on a nationwide tour in 2016, followed by an Asia tour in 2017. Their latest single “Datte Datte Datte” was released on August 18th, 2020.
A Sashihara Rino produced idol group, backed by Yoyogi Animation School.
They made their major debut in 2017 with “=LOVE.”
Each of their singles has ranked in the Oricon Weekly TOP 10 chart.
“Idols must be loved by their fans. They must also love their job as an idol. Idols ARE love.” is the meaning behind “=LOVE.”
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OSAKA☆SYUNKASYUTO is an unconventional Naniwa rockin’ performance group.
An Osakan dance and vocal group formed of MAINA, ANNA, MANA, EON, YUNA and RUNA.
The girls have been working at full power, releasing their long awaited new album “BRAVE SOULS” on July 29th, 2020!
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A girls unit formed of Iwakura Aoi, Urushihara Yuuna, Tsujimura Pako, Musha Shion and Yamagata Hanna.
Their pop and funk music has a strong groove to it.
A Crow Is White member Taihei has recently joined as sound director. PANDAMIC has been attracting widespread attention for their high quality music.
A fusion of young voices and pop funk! Don’t miss out, as they’ll grow up in the blink of an eye!
An idol group formed of Terashima Yuuka, Tsukino Usagi, Naruhaworld and Kila May.
The group was formed in March 2020 on the final day of the WACK Joint Audition 2020, when their agency announced that GANG PARADE would be split into two.
The debut split album of both split groups “G/P” was released on April 1st, 2020.
Their first full album “PARADISES” was released on July 22nd of the same year.
Peel the Apple
Formed of 8 girls who failed the 26 o'clock Masquerade audition but refused to give up on their dreams of becoming idols. The new group was formed immediately after the audition, with the members being given only 30 minutes to decide whether they would join or not.
Driven by their regrets, the girls decided to chase their dreams and join the group.
They have nothing to lose! Don’t miss the Apple Whirlwind that these girls have created.
Philosophy no Dance
Produced by Kamo Keitaro, who has worked with Kishidan, Number Girl, Baseball Bear and more. Formed in 2015, their music combines contemporary funk and R&B. The group was formed with the concept of including philosophical messages within their lyrics.
Their strong vocals and impressive, genre-surpassing music has become a hot topic!
Philosophy no Dance will be making their major debut under Sony Music Labels!
A 5 member mixed rock idol unit.
Despite their cute looks, their intense rock sound and performances have become popular in the world of bands and artists.
They’re working on a variety of activities, including hosting radio shows and appearing in magazines.
In 2019 they successfully toured across Tokyo, Osaka, Aichi, Iwate and Shizuoka, performing with other bands and artists outside of the idol sphere.
Pinky Pop Hepburn
She may look cute, but in reality she’s a shut-in otaku.
A popular VTuber who speaks freely and (pretends to be) arrogant.
Pinky is also working as a singer, releasing her first album “P-POP” on September 9th.
Debuted on November 23rd, 2018. They promise to inspire you☆ The quirky members will show you their POWERCOOL performance!
They perform for 90 minutes in their Osaka theatre every week and tour nationwide, focusing on the Kansai area.
An average age of 16.5. Mix the pixels (personalities) of this cute and pop 6 member girl group.
Following their Major Debut Challenge, PiXMiX made their major debut under King Records with “Sono Saki He” on October 23rd, 2019.
Their third single “Towel wo Mawasu Tame no Uta” was released on August 26th, 2020.
These incomplete perfect girls want to show you that they’re up for a challenge.
Currently active as local idols!
Working within the Aichi Prefecture, P-loco are working as the Kaifu Area Promotion Team, the Gifu Dental Association Promoters, Chuubu Guide Dog Support Idols, and as the Nakatsugawa Local Gourmet Support Idols.
Working hard in various fields, the group went from local idols to live idols, focusing on the Nagoya area.
They aren’t just cute - The unique and individual members unite as one to create a fun-packed performance!
“Being cute isn’t enough. Welcome to the adults playground” is the catchphrase of this 7 member one-of-a-kind group, combining Japan’s sexiness and strong singing abilities to stimulate your senses.
Their name combines “Diamond (Dia)” and “Rough Gemstone (Pre)” to make predia.
New member Anon joined in November 2017 to make 7 members.
2020 marks their 10th anniversary as they continue to evolve as an adult idol group.
pure white canvas
“I want to draw my biggest dreams together with you. Upon this pure white canvas.” is the concept of this idol group.
Formed in September 2017.
This 6 member group is formed of Onodera Azusa, Miura Nanako, and Hashimoto Mio, Nishino Chiaki, Hamabe Yurina and Hata Haruka.
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A 6-member group whose concept is "Danceable Rock".
Their first solo concert at Aoyama RiZM captivated a packed venue.
Their first full album "RXX" was released on June 25th, 2019!!
The QUEENS members often create their own music, choreography, and costumes!
QUEENS are the must-see idols of 2020.
“The department store of the world’s heart!” is the concept of this 6 member idol group.
They reformed on February 28th, 2020 at MAINA BLITZ Akasaka.
Their first new single under the new lineup, “SUN HYAKU 6JUU” GO NICCHI” was released on August 18th.
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【黎明】- Reimei - Opening. Breaking dawn.
Run Girls, Run！
A 3-member (Hayashi Coco, Morishima Yuuka, Nanami Atsugi) voice acting unit formed through the 3rd Anison Vocal Audition, which had over 2000 applicants.
The members are active as artists as well as voice actresses, performing the theme songs for Kiratto☆Prichan in April 2018 and Girly Airforce in January 2019.
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Momoiro Clover Z’s pink member.
An idol loving PPP. In 2019 she joined Namie Joshihatsu Kumiai as a member and producer. She is also active in Momoiro Clover Z.
Seisyun Highschool 3C
An idol group born from "Seishun High School Class 3C," a docu-variety series broadcast every monday at midnight on TV Tokyo. The members have already successfully performed at Nakano Sun Plaza and Toyosu PIT and have released two singles, both entering the top 10 in the Oricon Weekly chart.
Don’t miss out on one of the hottest new idol groups!
The 6th sister group to AKB48, formed in March 2017. STU48 is the first AKB group to be located within the Setouchi area, based on “1 sea, 7 prefectures.”
Their name stands for SeToUchi.
They perform around the Setouchi region on their travelling boat theater, singing, dancing and talking to fans at each port.
SHINGEKI's ultra-unique music and rapping is their strongest weapon. With their performance and MC skills rivalling that of bands, these progressive mixture rock idols have grown popular with band fans and music lovers.
They performed the ending song for Zenryoku! Datsuryoku Times and have appeared on popular TV shows such as Downtown DX and Ariyoshi Hanseikai.
SHINGEKI performed at ZeppDC to a sold out crowd of 2000 fans in 2018 and will be performing at Toyosu PIT on September 22nd.
Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku
Formed in August 2009, there are no real middle schoolers in this 6-member group of “forever middle schoolers.”
Often referred to as Ebichuu. They have performed in arenas and at festivals, as well as in theater and dramas. They released 2 albums in 2019 to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Their 6th full album “playlist” topped the Billboard Weekly Album chart.
An AVATAR 2.0 (self-proclaimed) God of Destruction who breaks everything she touches. Hopeless with electronics. Gonzales, her pet otter, sits upon her head and is often mistaken for a hat.
Hobbies: Playing games (APEX, DbD, Identity 5)
Special Skill: UFO Catchers, playing instruments (flute, koto, violin, some guitar)
Current interest: Adding vinegar to any dish.
Her dream is to become a VTuber and perform in an aquarium!
Formed in Sakae, Nagoya in 2008 as the first national expansion of AKB48, a group based in Akihabara, Tokyo. Their name stands for SaKaE. SKE48 was the first of many new 48 groups around Japan and the world. Their 26th single “SOU YUU TOKO Aru Yo Ne?” was released on January 15th.
SoundOrion is a unit formed of new voice actors from the Stardust Promotion Seiyuu Club.
Their concept is to utilize the power of speech to bring a twinkle to the world.
We’ll spread Toyota’s charm and energy across the nation in order to become Toyota’s stars! is the catchphrase of these local idols from Toyota in Aichi prefecture. Their wide discography contains a mixture of local themes, orthodox idol songs, and heartfelt messages. Having won the National Selection LIVE Second Challenge, Star☆T will be making their long awaited appearance at TIF.
“This world is surely overflowing with transparency.” An idol group that debuted on June 18th, 2020
Formed in June 2010 as the first group under Avex's specialist idol label, iDOL Street.
Since their formation they have followed an illustrious career as orthodox idols.
They celebrated their 10th anniversary in June 2020, and released their 25th single “Ashita wo Shinjite Mitaitte Omoeruyo” on August 5th.
Even on their 10th anniversary, their monumentum just won’t stop!!
The big-sister like AniMare clerk who will listen to all your problems.
She never fails to show the customers her smile and positivity. This active girl will try anything she’s interested in, paying no heed to her strengths or weaknesses.
The time has come for the girls who dreamed of becoming idols...
The group was formed through "TIF de Debut", a collaboration between Twin Planet and TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL with over 1500 applicants.
They made their debut at TIF2019 as next-generation orthodox idols!
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Stardust's ultimate weapon, tacoyaki rainbow, is a 5-member group based in Kansai. Their dream is to perform at Koshien and take a handful of soil home as a souvenir. They made their major debut on April 13th, 2016 under Avex. While the group is based in Osaka, they have travelled across Japan, touring Zepp venues and performing solo at Makuhari Messe and Hibiya Noon. “Koi no Dungeon UME” was released on August 7th.
If life is a TASK, then clear it while having fun! is the concept of this group.
TaskhaveFun’s unexpectedly powerful performances are a huge topic amongst audiences. They streamed their concert from an empty Super Saitama Arena in July 2020. They collaborated with Tsunku in their latest Tsun♂Task♀ project.
A God from Kyoto who started posting videos to increase her religious following. She is 500 years old. She uses the name Kotone online.
Her Ponkotsu Believers (fans) usually refer to her as Kotone-sama or God/Kami-sama.
An idol group with emotional, literary music and powerful staging.
They established a private label in April 2017. Every new release has ranked Oricon Daily #1 and within the Weekly Top 10.
They released their first major album “COSMOS” under Nihon Crown in November 2019.
TENKOUSHOUJO has been receiving widespread attention for their high-quality music and refined performances.
THE IDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS（L'Antica、Straylight）
As the IDOLM@STER series celebrates its 15th anniversary, TIF welcomes two units from THE IDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS game.
All units featured in the game will be attending THE IDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS MUSIC DAWN live event on October 31st, 2020.
The World Standard
This is the 4th idol group produced by avex’s special idol label iDOL Street.
Formed on March 29th, 2015. Their major debut album “The World Standard” was released on May 4th, 2016.
The World Standard spread KAWAII Japanese idol culture with the world through real-life activities and social media.
Formed in December 2016. tipToe is an idol group with a concept of “shall we enjoy our youth together?”
3 years have passed since the group's formation and 5 out of 6 members have completed the first term, leaving the group.
From June 2020, the new second generation’s term began, with new members Minami Airi and Yuki Uta joining Hino Ami. They will fully restart in September as they reveal the new members in person.
TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE
"We want to show you the fun of music through singing and dancing!”
Formed in 2010, this girls’ dance & vocal group is produced by Avex. As the group name suggests, TOKYO GIRLS STYLE wants to share the fun of singing and dancing with Asia and the world from Tokyo. They explore the possibilities of singing and dancing with their high-quality music. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, “10th anniversary single” was released on May 5th.
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A 6-member group under Stardust Planet, alongside Momoiro Clover Z and Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku.
In November 2019, the group name was changed to ukka and their first single “Koi, Ichibanme” was released.
UP UP GIRLS kakko KARI
An idol group formed of Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, Sekine Azusa, and Arai Manami.
This athletic group has challenged a variety of intense idol activities such as a 47 prefecture tour, a 2 hour nonstop live, an 81 song live, and an unprecedented performance at the peak of mt. Fuji. They held a one-man concert at Nippon Budokan in 2016.
The group will be switching to a new system following their concert at Hibiya Yaon on September 26th.
UP UP GIRLS The SECOND
Formed in 2017 as the sister group to athletic idol group UP UP GIRLS kakko KARI. Made up of Takahagi Chinatsu, Yoshikawa Mayu, Kajishima Aya, Nakagawa Chihiro, Sasaki Honoka, Morinaga Niina, Shimazaki Yuria and Niikura Ami. They have received songs from well-known producers such as Tsunku, Oomori Seiko, and michitomo. These idols are making the most of their youth at full throttle!
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A project started to discover the next generation of idols, established with the purpose of training young artists until they are ready to debut under WACK.
Hanae Monster made her debut in Suiyoubi no Downtown group MAMESHiBANOTAiGUUN , Naruhaworld and Kila May debuted in PARADISES, and Uruu Ru debuted in CARRY LOOSE.
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Yanakoto Sotto Mute
“Just muting your daily woes won't solve anything... So for now, try singing along to our emotional rock music.” is the concept of this 4 member group, formed of Nadeshiko, Mamiya Mani, Minami Ichika, and Rin Tsukasa.
You'll Melt More!
Their lyrics will resonate with those who are hurt and want to fight against the world. Loosen up with this 4-member new wave girl group. Their music covers a huge variety of genres, even collaborating with rock bands. The group has become popular overseas, performing solo around the world.
Their 4th full album “Surpriser” was released on February 26th, 2020. The album was released as Nani and Nerun joined to make 5 members.
"I come from the good old days. I am a serious idol who idols seriously."
Yufu started working as a solo idol in 2013 and debuted in 2014 with “#yuuflight.” She loves mascot characters and is a self-proclaimed "Yurudol", often appearing at mascot character events as a mascot interpreter. She is known for being the biggest PomPomPurin fan in the entertainment industry, often collaborating with Sanrio. Yufu walks on her own unique path as an idol.
Yumesaki Kaede & Sakuragi Miria
Yumesaki Kaede may be a clumsy airhead but her singing voice is so cool!? and
She’s eccentric and hot blooded! But Sakuragi Miria wants to be uniquely cute at any given moment.
Both of them are active on YouTube almost every day so make sure to check them out!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ZOC is an idol group formed around Oomori Seiko.Their name stands for Zone Of Control, a phrase often used in war simulation games. It can also mean to “stop loneliness in isolation.”
VIRTUAL TIF SP（Virtual x Real collaboration stage planning）
Enogu × YUki
A special collaboration between VR idol unit Enogu and voice actress and i☆Ris member Wakai Yuki (Yuki), who previously composed a song for Enogu.
Souya Ichika（AniMare） × Pinky Pop Hepburn × Matoba Karin（NIJI NO CONQUISTADOR）
Matoba Karin (NIJI NO CONQUISTADOR) will be teaching Souya Ichika (AniMare) and Pinky Pop Hepburn all about idols! Will the two girls be able to clear this mission?
HoneyStrap × Task have Fun
HoneyStrap’s Patra and Mary have invited Task have Fun to their wonderful virtual world!
A mysterious collaboration with an age gap of over 8000 years!
Virtual TIF ×Life Like a Live！Collaboration stage
A collaboration between Virtual TIF and Life Like a Live! (L3)! 3 groups from virtual production sponsor AVALON will be appearing.
GEMS COMPANY and Enogu members will be joining the popular idol unit Palette Project, plus the four L3 Special Shuffle Units will be reunited! Don’t miss the joint performance between these two major virtual idol festivals!
TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL ONLINE 2020 from Bangkok
SWEAT16’s junior group S16 TRAINEE!
S16 TRAINEE is an idol group under Yoshimoto Entertainment (Thailand) formed of 12 members between the ages of 14 and 24 through the ASIA STAR AUDITION 2019.
The members are Best, Bew, Jinnie, Marchmint, Minnie, Mira, Pang, Pat, Pimkarn, Pla, Puifai and Vivi.
A Thai-based idol group with an Energetic, Healthy, and Sporty concept.
The group was formed through the ASIA STAR AUDITION in September 2016 and debuted on October 1st, 2017.
The members are Ae, Ant, Fame, Mahnmook, Mint, Pada, Petch, Pim, Proud and Sonja.
FEVER presenting themselves as a genre-bending group, embrace and borrow the sound of the 80's and 90's japanese pop whilst also adding something new to the table.
Debuting in late 2018, FEVER gathering fast attention to themselves through various successful live events that doesn't attract only the usual idol fan clubs, but those who genuinely enjoy music as well.
In 2019 Harupiii moved her activities to Asia and moved to Bangkok, Thailand. She is currently based in Bangkok.
She has successfully performed solo in Bangkok and attended events in Malaysia and Taiwan. She is also working as a YouTuber and has appeared in the “Oh My Boss,” a drama airing on GMM.TV in Thailand!!
"The White light that Outshines the darkness."
Thai idol group that represents angel of stars.
There are 8 members(Nanow, Nookie, Dear, Eung, Prayfon, Khaimook, Lookkeaw, and Palm.) They are representing each stars.