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5 members of Nogizaka46 held their coming-of-age ceremony

Nogizaka46 Coming-of-age Ceremony 2017Nogizaka46 members Ikuta Erika, Kitano Hinako, Saito Chiharu, Nakamoto Himeka and Hori Miona held their coming-of-age ceremony (成人式, seijin shiki).

The ceremony took place on January 7 at Nogi Shrine in Tokyo. The 5 members of the idol group, who were born in 1996 and in early 1997, were wearing beautiful kimonos and holding Japanese traditional accessories.

Check out some photos of the event.

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Tsukishiro Himari new member of Necronomidol

Necronomidol (ネクロノマイドル)Necronomidol announces the arrival of new member Tsukishiro Himari.

Necronomidol’s 2017 kickoff event A New Dark Age Dawns, to be held on January 5 at Meguro’s Rokumeikan, will be the first live performance of new member Tsukishiro Himari. The idol group will also unveil new uniforms and several new songs at the show along with the announcement of a number of new projects for 2017.

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Morning Musume 13th Generation

Morning Musume 13th Generation (モーニング娘。13期)Morning Musume revealed the 2 members who are going to join the idol group as 13th Generation members. They are Kaga Kaede and Yokoyama Reina.

Both girls were already part of Hello! Project as Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

Nobody succeeded the general audition.

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Prizmmy☆ and Prism Mates to disband

Prizmmy☆Prizmmy☆ and their sister group Prism Mates are going to stop activities at the end of March 2017.

The reason given by both idol groups is that members want to expand activities to go towards their dreams.

They will release a last album entitled Prizmmy☆ The Best!! on February 22, 2017.

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Michishige Sayumi is back

Michishige Sayumi (道重さゆみ) - Morning Musume (モーニング娘。)Michishige Sayumi announced her return to show business in a post published on her blog on November 26.

She will resume activities next Spring.

Michishige Sayumi explained that she aimed to do performances that give her new feelings, and that are different from live.

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New start of Takahashi Yurika (ex Otome Shinto) in a new group

Ichigo Milk Iro ni Somaritai. (いちごみるく色に染まりたい.)Takahashi Yurika, former leader of Otome Shinto, which disbanded in July after their final live performance at Tsutaya O-WEST, announced her return on stage!

Indeed, she went back to zero by founding a new idol group named Ichigo Milk Iro ni Somaritai. (いちごみるく色に染まりたい.), of which she is the leader and also producer. The group consists of herself and four other members.

The girls have just been officially introduced. They are Takahashi Yurika (高橋優里花), Yanagi Sorami (柳宙見), Ashizaka Sana (芦坂早菜), Terao Nene (寺尾音々), and Kawasaki Miyu (川崎実祐).

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Disbandment of One Little Kiss?

One Little Kiss (ワンリルキス)It seems that the group of idols One Little Kiss (ワンリルキス) show no activity since over a year.

The quartet hasn’t released anything since August 2014.

The girls released, for the last time, a tribute album to Pizzicato Five in collaboration with other idol groups of T-Palette Records in April 2015 and have left the label since the end of 2015.

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Maplez – Authentic Invention to Romantic Paranoid

MaplezMaplez will release their new single Authentic Invention to Romantic Paranoid (オーセンティックインベンションとロマンティックパラノイド) on November 29.

This is the 7th single from Maplez, and their first one since the idol group changed its name. They were previously known as Hiroshima Maple★S.

The title song expresses the thought of a girl who is delusive with a melancholy feeling.

The MV was inspired by 1980s popular song programs and by dramas.

 

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New AKB48 sister group : STU48

STU48A new idol group of the franchise AKB48 was formed: this is STU48.

The name of the STU48 refers to the town of Setouchi, located in Okayama Prefecture.

After the formation of the sister group NGT48 in 2015, the group of STU48 will be the 6th national sister group of AKB48, scheduled to debut in summer of 2017.

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