Okazaki Ichigo joins Idol College

Okazaki Ichigo (Idol College)Okazaki Ichigo joined Idol College as a new member.

Okazaki Ichigo is 13 years old. She was formerly part of Smile Gakuen and Under Face.

The announcement was made during Idol College One-Man Live ~Natsu made Matenai! Hashaijatte mo Ii Desu ka?~ (アイドルカレッジ ワンマンライブ 〜夏まで待てない!はしゃいじゃってもイイですか?〜) on May 24 at Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo.


Starmarie – Net Auction Babies

Starmarie - Net Auction BabiesStarmarie‘s new single Net Auction Babies (ネット・オークション・ベイビーズ) will be on sale on May 27.

Produced by Toru Hidaka of The Starbems, Net Auction Babies is the first project of Nyt (brand new NOTTV Music Channel “Music Nyt” Label.

The music video has been posted on YouTube.


Maruyama Karin passed away

Maruyama Karin (丸山夏鈴)It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Maruyama Karin (丸山夏鈴).

Rin-chan passed away from lung cancer on May 22. She was 21 years old.

In spite of a cancer and a brain tumor, Maruyama Karin did her best to realize her dreams to become an idol. She continued her activities until her last breath.


AKB48 Senbatsu General Election 2015

AKB48 41st Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo (AKB48 41stシングル 選抜総選挙)The 7th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election 2015 (第7回AKB48選抜総選挙2015) will be held on June 6 at Fukuoka Dome.

The preliminary results of the AKB48 41st Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo (AKB48 41stシングル 選抜総選挙) were announced on May 20. Sashihara Rino ranked 1st with 38,151 votes. Kashiwagi Yuki and Watanabe Mayu came in 2nd and 3rd position with respectively 33,426 and 29,924 votes.


Fukuda Kanon to graduate from Angerme

Fukuda Kanon (Angerme - S/mileage))Fukuda Kanon announced her graduation from Angerme (ex S/mileage) and Hello! Project.

She is going to continue her activities with Angerme and Hello! Project until her graduation scheduled this autumn.

Fukuda Kanon explained that she wanted to focus on studies at university.

Maro made this announcement during Hello! Station #118 on May 20. Check out the video below.


Ayumikurikamaki – Honey Honey Honey

Ayumikurikamaki - Honey Honey HoneyAyumikurikamaki‘s new single Honey Honey Honey (蜜蜜蜜) will be released on June 24.

This is the 2nd major single by Ayumikurikamaki, an idol group consisting of 3 cute “bear girls”.

It is the ending theme song for the anime Punch Line (パンチライン) airing on Fuji TV’s notaminA (“animation” written backwards).