Furukawa Airi to graduate from SKE48

Furukawa Airi (SKE48)Furukawa Airi announced her graduation from SKE48.

She will continue her activities with the idol group from Nagoya until her graduation ceremony scheduled on March 31.

Furukawa Airi is the leader of SKE48 Team KII.

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Pottya – Po Po Po Pocha Rinko

Pottya - Po Po Po Pocha RinkoThe new single of Pottya entitled Po・Po・Po・Pocha Rinko☆ (ポ・ポ・ポ・ポチャりん子☆) is on sale as digital single since January 28.

Pottya (ポッチャ) is a new idol group formed at the end of the previous year. It is composed of 5 members : Oki Risa, Indo Maiko, Yokokawa Mai, Tdukada Emi, Osashi Michiko. It gets a particular concept which is the “chubby girl”. The group is indeed composed of body weight girl above the norm. The group has an average weight of 76 kg (167,2 lbs) and combined weight of 380kg. This idol group was created to encourage the “chubby” girls to fulfill their dreams as idols.

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Lyrical School Oneman Live 2014 at Liquidroom

Lyrical School Oneman Live 2014 at LiquidroomThe concert of Lyrical School entitled lyrical school oneman live 2014 at LIQUIDROOM was released on DVD on January 27.

The tracklist was revealed.

The DVD contains a video of Lyrical School’s solo live held at Liquidroom in Tokyo on November 2, 2014. The members of Lyrical School sang several of their songs, including ones which were released as singles and the ones when the group was known as Tengal6.

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Doll Elements – Kimi ni Sakura Hirari to Mau

Doll Elements - Kimi ni Sakura Hirari to MauThe new single of Doll☆Elements Kimi ni Sakura Hirari to Mau (君に桜ヒラリと舞う) was released on January 7.

This is the 5th single of the idol group. The previous single is Kimi no Negai Kanaetai!, it was released last July.

The tracklist and the music video were revealed.

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Interview : Manaminorisa

Manaminorisa (まなみのりさ)Manaminorisa is an idol group from Hiroshima. They recently moved to Tokyo.

Formed in 2007, the unit consists of Manami, Minori and Risa.

We talked with them on various topics such as their activities, their future projects, their memories, their desire to hold concerts overseas…

Check out our interview with the members of Manaminorisa (まなみのりさ).

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Creation of NGT48

AKB48The creation of NGT48, a new sister unit of AKB48, has been announced.

NGT48 will be based in Niigata in the prefecture of the same name.

The auditions to recruit new members will be held in March.

NGT48 Theater will open on October 1, 2015.

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AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 1035 2015

AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 1035 2015AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 1035 2015 (AKB48リクエストアワー セットリストベスト1035 2015) was held on January 21-25 at Tokyo Dome City Hall.

The song Suzukake no Ki no Michi de… was ranked 1st. Tomodachi by NMB48’s Yamada Nana and Yamamoto Sayaka, and Jane Doe by Takahashi Minami reached the 2nd and the 3rd rank.

The creation of NGT48, a new sister unit based jn Niigata, was announced on Day 5.

Check out the full results of AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 1035 2015 and the news announced during the event.

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Flower – Sayonara Alice / Tomorrow ~Shiawase no Housoku~

Flower - Sayonara, Alice / Tomorrow ~Shiawase no Housoku~Flower‘s 9th single Sayonara, Alice / Tomorrow ~Shiawase no Housoku~ (さよなら、アリス / Tomorrow~しあわせの法則~) will be released on February 18.

It includes the Japanese version of the theme song for the American movie Annie performed by Flower. The film is going to be released in theaters on January 24 in Japan. It is an adaptation of the musical of the same title.

The MV has been unveiled.

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Cupitron – Battery

Cupitron - BatteryCupitron‘s new single Battery (バッテリー) will be released on February 11.

It is the 2nd single from Cupitron. The idol group performes techno pop songs.

The MV has been unveiled.

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Houkago Princess – HouPri Live Lesson 1 ~Live Lived Lived~

Houkago Princess - HouPri Live Lesson 1 ~Lived Lived Lived~Houkago Princess concert HouPri Live Lesson 1 ~Live Lived Lived~ is on sale since January 23.

This is the 1st concert DVD from Houkago Princess. The event celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the idol group.

Check out the 6-minute version of the trailer.

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