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Hauptharmonie announced dismissal of Chigasaki Riko and their break-up

Hauptharmonie (ハウプトハルモニー)Two days after celebrating the birthdays of members Terada Juno and Shirogane Rin, Hauptharmonie made several announcements via their official blog on March 14th.

O-ant, the producer of the group began by mentioning the contract cancellation of member Chigasaki Riko (one of the Miss iD 2017 finalists), due to her health issues and non-compliance with the rules.

He also said that Hauptharmonie will disband next summer because the painful experiences over the last three years have pushed the staff of the idol group to no longer want to keep them active.

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Ishikawa Rika (ex Morning Musume) got married

Ishikawa Rika (石川梨華)The former Hello! Project and Morning Musume idol, Ishikawa Rika, announced her marriage to a professional baseball player, Nogami Ryoma.

Her husband Nogami Ryoma plays on the Seibu Lions team as a pitcher.

The couple had already announced their intent to marriage since the beginning of the year and gets together since 2014. The papers for their marriage will be made official on March 13.

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Rev. from DVL announced its break-up

Rev. from DVLRev. from DVL announced its disbandment in March.

A rather unexpected news.

The main reason is that the members decided to continue their own way in other areas. They also said they want to think of their future, like job researching, focusing on school exams, going to university, etc.

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Death of Matsuno Rina from Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku

Matsuno Rina (松野莉奈) - Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (私立恵比寿中学)Japanese idol group Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku is in mourning.

It’s with delay but also with sadness that we announce to you the recent death of Matsuno Rina occurred of February 8. The news broke shortly after 11:30am (JST) on FNN Spark.

Matsuno, fallen ill a few days ago, was resting at her home in Tokyo while the rest of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku members was performing a concert in Osaka on February 7th. At around 5:00am, on February 8th, her family contacted emergency medical services (119) as her condition had worsened. Despite being rushed to the hospital, Matsuno passed away at the age of 18.

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Especia announced its disbandment

EspeciaTo the surprise of the fans, Especia announced that it will disband.

A news announcement at the end of last January via a message from the group on the official website.

The members discussed with their agency about their separation. The reasons remain rather blurred but it’s said that structural problems with their agency would have led the group to dissolve. This information remains to be confirmed.

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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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