Ando Yuzu (Team Syachihoko) suspends activities indefinitely

Ando Yuzu (安藤ゆず) - Team Syachihoko (チームしゃちほこ)Team Syachihoko announced that Ando Yuzu suspended activities for an indefinite period of time due to poor physical health.

Ando Yuzu reported on her blog in November that she had been diagnosed with vertigo. She went on temporary hiatus, and she wasn’t able to participate in release events for Team Syachihoko’s mini-albums Iijanaika and Eejanaika at the end of last year.


Hoshino Mai new member of LinQ

Hoshino Mai (星野真依) - LinQHoshino Mai has just joined LinQ as a new member. She is part of the 7th generation of the idol group.

Hoshino Mai is 14 years old. She is a middle school student from Fukuoka. Her hobbies are painting and music.

Check out her introduction video.


La PomPon – Unmei no Roulette Mawashite / Sayonara wa Hajimari no Kotoba

La PomPon - Unmei no Roulette Mawashite / Sayonara wa Hajimari no KotobaLa PomPon‘s 4th single Unmei no Roulette Mawashite / Sayonara wa Hajimari no Kotoba (運命のルーレット廻して / サヨナラは始まりの言葉) will be on sale on March 23rd.

Unmei no Roulette Mawashite is the ending theme song for the anime Detective Conan (名探偵コナン).

The MV shows La PomPon members practicing dance, and it includes scenes from the audio recording.


E.G. Smile -E-Girls Best-

E.G. Smile -E-Girls Best-The new best-of album of E-Girls E.G. SMILE -E-Girls BEST- will be released on February 10th.

This is the first greatest hits album of E-girls and it includes all the singles of the dance and vocal unit released since its debut.

The MV for Dance with Me Now!! and the tracklists were unveiled.


Matsui Rena & Charan Po Rantan – Shabon

Matsui Rena (松井玲奈)Matsui Rena and Charan Po Rantan will release the single Shabon (シャボン) on April 6th.

This is the 1st solo project of Matsui Rena since her graduation from SKE48 in August 2015.

Matsui Rena makes regular appearances on the radio show Music and Comic Plus (ミュ~コミ+プラス) broadcast on All Night Nippon. She became friend with Charan Po Rantant when they participated in the show as guests.


GEM – Fine! ~fly for the future~

GEM (Girls Entertainment Mixture)GEM‘s new single Fine! ~fly for the future~ will be released on March 23rd.

Takeda Maaya is making last appearance with GEM before her departure in June to study in Los Angeles during 2 years.

The artwork is red, which is a tribute to Takeda Maaya’s image color (star ruby).


Sakura Gakuin 2015 Nendo ~Kirameki no Kakera~

Sakura Gakuin 2015 Nendo ~Kirameki no Kakera~Sakura Gakuin‘s 6th album Sakura Gakuin 2015 Nendo ~Kirameki no Kakera~ (さくら学院 2015年度 ~キラメキの雫~) will be on sale on March 3rd.

The MV for the title song Kirameki no Kakera (キラメキの雫), the teaser trailer and the cover have been unveiled.

The album includes songs by the Sakura Gakuin and its sub-units sleepiece (Go Home Club), Mini-Patissier (Cooking Club), Koubaibu (Purchasing Club) and Kagakubu Kagaku Kyumei Kiko Logica? (Science Club).

Isono Rinon, Ooga Saki, Shirai Saki, who are going to leave the idol group this spring, perform their graduation song Michi Shirube (未知標 ~ミチシルベ~).