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New line-up within E-Girls

E-GirlsE-Girls have made a major new line-up within their group.

This announcement was made on June 4.

The group now comprises 11 members: SAYAKA, Kaede, Fujii Karen, YURINO, Anna, Suda, Washio Reina, Bando Nozomi, Sato Harumi, Ishida Anna, Yamaguchi Nonoka and Takebe Yuzuna.

Several members of the idol groups Dream, Happiness et Flower left E-Girls.

Several graduations of members took place at the beginning of this month.

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palet become PALET and new best-of album

For the palet 5th anniversary, the group of idols of Platinum Passport announced to change its name.

The name of the group PALET written in lowercase will now be in capital letters.

This announcement was made during their regular live “palet Tuesday Night” at the AKIBA Cultures Theater on May 16.

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Graduation of Yurano Yuno from Iketeru Hearts

Yurano Yuno (由良乃ゆの)Yurano Yuno announced he graduation from Iketeru Hearts.

This announcement was made by herself on the group’s radio show, TAKE UR HEARTs, on Shibuya Cross FM, on May 18.

Yurano Yuno has decided to leave due to health issues ; Yurano Yuno suffers for several months from a chronic illness which has deteriorated since its activities with the idol group. However, she said she wanted to stay in the group, despite this, and apologized to the fans.

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Buono! announce their break-up

Buono!Buono! held the concert Buono! Live 2017 ~Pienezza!~ at Yokohama Arena on May 22

This was the last live of the Hello! Project idol group.

The reasons why Buono! broke up are due to the various activities of the members:

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Shirato Kana leaves Dorothy Little Happy

Shirato Kana (白戸佳奈) - Dorothy Little HappyShirato Kana will leave Dorothy Little Happy after a last live performance on July 23 at Mt.Rainier Hall Shibuya Pleasure Pleasure in Tokyo.

She will also retire from the entertainment industry.

The staff added that it will also be the end of Dorothy Little Happy’s activites in the current system. Further details will be given later.

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Higashi Ikebukuro 52 – Watashi Saison

Higashi Ikebukuro 52 - Watashi SaisonThe debut single of Higashi Ikebukuro 52 entitled Watashi Saison (わたしセゾン) was unveiled.

This single is an answer to Keyakizaka46‘s 3rd single Futari Saison.

To put you in context, just as Keyakizaka46 is getting all the hypes for their outstanding performances every where they go, one company, Credit Saison, has decided create a special idol group.

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Imaizumi Rei (Necronomidol) will make her solo debut

Imaizumi Rei (今泉怜) - NecronomidolImaizumi Rei, member of the idol group Necronomidol, announced her solo debut.

This announcement was made by the singer via her Twitter account.

A photo of her was also published on Twitter ; she appears smiling and dressed in clothes (of a traditional idol) brighter than those worn by Necronomidol.

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Mizorogi Seran and Kodakari Momoka leave Cheeky Parade

Cheeky ParadeMizorogi Seran and Kodakari Momoka are going to leave Cheeky Parade.

Both girls will stop their activities after a last performance during Cheeky Parade Live Live Live ! Vol.5 which will be held on June 9 at Shibuya Womb in Tokyo.

Mizorogi Seran and Kodakari Momoka recently had many discussions with the other members, the staff and their families.

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Graduation of Fujii Rio from Kobushi Factory

Fujii Rio (藤井梨央) - Kobushi Factory (こぶしファクトリー)Fujii Rio announced her graduation from Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project.

Riorio is going to leave the idol group at the end of the Hello! Project 2017 Summer concert tour.

Fujii Rio goes to university since this Spring, and she has decided to focus on studies. She was worried about the balance between her activities with Kobushi Factory. She wants to become a teacher or a nurse.

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FES☆TIVE tried their hand at gravure modeling

Girls GravureIn April, 4 out of 8 members of idol unit FES☆TIVE tried their hand at gravure modeling.

FES☆TIVE evokes visions of the group’s energetic live performance which have taken the idol scene by storm. However, in 2017, we shift our focus to the lives of the individual members as they pose for gravure photos.

The 4 FES☆TIVE members who have forayed into the world of gravure idols are Aoba Hinari, Sakamoto Yuna, Suzuki Kotone, and Shiraishi Piano.

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