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Agarie Hikari to graduate from SAY-LA

Agarie Hikari (東江ひかり) - SAY-LAAs of December 1st, the “first old-school idol group in 3000 years” SAY-LA has been operating as a 6-girl unit with the addition of Yoshinaga Miina. During a joint live performance, SAY-LA & BABY TO KISS Emergency Show with Important Announcement, Agarie Hikari shared that she will be graduating on January 7, Sunday, at Shibuya WWW-X’s 3000-Nen ni Ichido no Happiness release event (single to be released on January 2nd), SAY-LA’s Agarie Hikari’s Graduation Solo Show.

SAY-LA has had some notable achievements leading up to Agarie Hikari’s graduation: Their 1st single, Kojirase Kataomoi was ranked #1 on the Oricon Daily Chart, their 1st live show DVD, Kojirase Kinnenbi was also ranked #1 on the Oricon Daily Chart and #2 on the Oricon Weekly Chart.

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BiS – Return of Pour Lui and major debut

BiS (Brand-new Idol Society)BiS (Brand-new Idol Society) recently made two announcements!

On the one hand, the leader Pour Lui finally resumed her activities with the idol group on October 8. She had been on hiatus last September for failing a regular challenge of BiS and BiSH, DiET or DiE, whose goal was to lose weight.

On the other hand, during their one-man live titled IDOL is DEAD at BLITZ, the girls revealed that the new group mount will make its major debut on the Nippon Crown label, also known as Crown Records, a well-known label for managing other groups in the J-pop scene such as BAND-MAID, SKE48, les PASSPO☆, etc.

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Kuroiwa Yui leaves STU48

Kuroiwa Yui (黒岩唯) - STU48Kuroiwa Yui announced her graduation from STU48.

This announcement was made on October 2 by herself and via STU48’s website.

Kuroiwa Yui chose to leave STU48 to devote herself to her studies. It is obviously difficult for her to work with the group and be in school at the same time.

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New start for LinQ

LinQThe recent big line-up change shows a new start for LinQ !

Many members left the idol group between last June and August.

LinQ is now reduced to 11 members.

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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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4 new members joined Iketeru Hearts

Iketeru Hearts (イケてるハーツ)Iketeru Hearts welcomed 4 new girls this August.

The announcement was done on August 19, at the idol group’s recent live performance ~Dreaming Love Kimi no Moto e~ at Shibuya duo MUSIC EXCHANGE.

The 4 new girls who joined Iketeru Hearts are: Aise Risako, Imai Aki, Koizumi Shiika and Shiroki Leia.

Discover their profile pictures below.

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Miyamoto Karin, diagnosed with functional dysphonia

Miyamoto Karin (宮本佳林) - Juice=JuiceHello! Project announced on its official website on July 25th that Miyamoto Karin, a member of Juice=Juice, is suffering from functional dysphonia.

Miyamoto Karin is the lead singer and central member of the idol group, but because of this alteration on her vocal cords, she is no longer able to sing accordingly.

She has to suspend her activities with Juice=Juice, for an indefinite period, to follow a medical treatment.

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