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Kaede – Ano Musume ga Kurasu Machi (Made Ato Dorekurai?)

Kaede - Ano Musume ga Kurasu Machi (Made Ato Dorekurai?)Kaede‘s new single was released on September 17th.

It is entitled Ano Musume ga Kurasu Machi (Made Ato Dorekurai?) (あの娘が暮らす街(まであとどれくらい?)).

This is Kaede’s first single, a member of the idol group Negicco. After the release of the first single of Megu, it is the turn of Kaede to release her own single.

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Pour Lui is on hiatus from BiS

Pour Lui (プー・ルイ) - BiSPour Lui announced her hiatus from BiS (Brand-new Idol Society).

This announcement was made on September 17.

Suspension of Pour Lui results after it has failed during a DiET or DiE challenge. According to the announcement, it failed to reach her target and increased 0.4 kg in weight during her last weight.

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The World Standard – Paradox World

The World Standard - Paradox WorldThe World Standard will release their new album Paradox World (パラドックス ワールド) on October 18.

This is the second album of The World Standard, also known as Wa-Suta.

It will include the songs Magical World, Stay with me baby and Koi Suru Nyakotan ~Furi Mo Furare mo Anata no Mama~ which have all been performed before in concert.

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Fuwa Fuwa – Jelly Beans

Fuwa Fuwa - Jelly BeansFuwa Fuwa will release their 5th single Jelly Beans (ジェリービーンズ) on October 4th.

It is also the first single without the members Ishi Miyu, Tanino Arisa and Tsukada Nagisa, who left Fuwa Fuwa over the last months.

Check out the MV below.

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Yamamoto Sayaka – Identity

Yamamoto Sayaka - IdentityNearly a year after the release of her album Rainbow, Yamamoto Sayaka unveils her new album entitled identity.

It is the 2nd album of the leader of NMB48. It will be released on next October 4th.

The CD will contain a total of 13 new songs.

The MV for Joker was unveiled.

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Ogawa Rena left Kobushi Factory

Ogawa Rena (小川麗奈) - Kobushi Factory (こぶしファクトリー)Ogawa Rena left Kobushi Factory et le Hello! Project.

This announcement was made on September 6 on the official website of Hello! Project.

Renako has been suffering from anxiety for several months. Unfortunately, her condition did not improve after treatment and after consulting her doctor, she decided to leave the group and the entertainment industry.

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Morning Musume ’17 20th Anniversary Concert

Morning Musume '17 (モーニング娘。'17)Morning Musume ’17 announced that they will hold a special concert to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the idol group.

Though this announcement was made in early August ; the concert will take place on September 14 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST.

For this concert, the fans could vote for their favorite songs of Morning Musume and the combination of members that they want to perform these songs ; the voting period ran until August 14, and tickets went on sale on August 19.

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FES☆TIVE – Brand New FES☆TIVE #BNF0903

FES☆TIVE - Brand New FES☆TIVE #BNF0903Matsuri-themed idol unit FES☆TIVE held their live performance Brand New FES☆TIVE #BNF0903 at Akasaka BLITZ on September 3rd.

The summer of 2017 has been one of success after success, with appearances in three major music festivals: Tokyo Idol Festival, @JAM EXPO 2017, and Idol Yokocho Natsu Matsuri!! 2017. Compared to previous years, FES☆TIVE has performed on more stages and more major venues; their effort, drive, and perseverance are obvious.

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=LOVE – =LOVE (Single)

=LOVE=LOVE (pronounced Equal Love) will release their new single on September 6th.

This self-titled single is the first of the idol group.

In the song, the girls are looking for ideal love.

=LOVE is produced by Sashihara Rino (HKT48 and STU48), in collaboration with Yoyogi Animation Gakuen, and consists of members who are also seiyuu.

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