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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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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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A lot of changes within Hello! Project

Hello! ProjectSeveral announcements about Hello! Project were made during the months of June and July.

Its main idol groups Morning Musume ’17Juice=JuiceANGERME and Country Girls changed their lineup.

In parallel with their activities under Country Girls, Morito Chisaki is now part of the Morning Musume ’17 as a 14th generation member, Yanagawa Nanami is a member of Juice=Juice, and Funaki Musubu will be part of ANGERME.

Along with these announcements, it was announced that 3 members of the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei who were going to start in Hello! Project : Danbara Ruru is part of the Juice=Juice and Kawamura Ayano is will a member of ANGERME. These members started their activities during the Hello! Project Summer Concert Tour.

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Fujii Rio was dismissed from Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project

Fujii Rio (藤井梨央) - Kobushi Factory (こぶしファクトリー)Although Fujii Rio announced in last May her graduation from Kobushi Factory scheduled after the end of Hello! Project summer tour, it was announced on July 6 that she had left this group and the Hello! Project earlier than expected.

Her contract with Hello! Project was canceled immediately, due to a violation of the latter. The staff of H!P noting the decision was made after discussions with her family.

Hirose Ayaka, leader of the Kobushi Factory, apologized to the fans for this sudden announcement.

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