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Mitsumune Kaoru graduates from AKB48

Mitsumune Kaoru (AKB48)Mitsumune Kaoru announced her graduation from AKB48.

She took her decision to leave the group because of health problems.

Mitsumune Kaoru had joined AKB48 in 2011 as a 13th generation Kenkyuusei. She was part of Team K since the last team shuffle in August.

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°C-ute – 2 °C-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album

 

°C-ute - 2 °C-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album°C-ute’s 2nd best-of album 2 °C-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album (② ℃-ute神聖なるベストアルバム) will be released on November 21.

The album contains 16 tracks including their latest singles and a new song titled Daisuki no Imi wo Oshiete! (「大好き」の意味を教えて!). It also includes self cover songs with new vocal and instrumental arrangements.

The limited editions come with a DVD featuring either music video collection plus Kanashiki Heaven (type A), or a documentary and an interview on the evolution of °C-ute from their debut (type B).

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Team Syachihoko – The Stardust Bowling

Team Syachihoko - The Stardust BowlingTeam Syachihoko’s new single The Stardust Bowling (ザ・スターダスト・ボウリング) will be released on October 31.

This is their major debut single.

The CD contains 3 songs plus instrumental versions.

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IRF – TRF Respect Idol Tribute

IRF - TRF Respect Idol TributeIdoling!!!, Super☆Girls, Cheeky Parade, Tokyo Girls’ Style, Dream5, and BiS will release a collaboration album titled TRF Respect Idol Tribute (TRF リスペクトアイドルトリビュート) on December 19.

A special unit called IRF (Idol Rave Factory) was formed. It consists of Tachibana Yurika (Idoling!!!), Shoji Mei (Tokyo Girls’ Style), Suzuki Yuriya (Cheeky Parade), Hibi Mikoto (Dream5) and Pour Lui (BiS).

Each idol group sings a cover of TRF.

The limited edition includes a DVD featuring music video and bonus footage.

This project celebrates the 20th anniversary of the debut of TRF. Their best-of album TRF 20th Anniversary Complete Single Best will be released on November 21.

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Sashihara Rino Produce 1st Yubi Matsuri ~Idol Rinji Soukai~

Sashihara RinoSashihara Rino Produce 1st Yubi Matsuri ~Idol Rinji Soukai~ (指原莉乃プロデュース 第一回ゆび祭り ~アイドル臨時総会~) will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 26.

Many idols participated in the live : Shiritsu Ebisu Chūgaku, Nogizaka46, Passpo☆, Watarirouka Hashiritai 7, Momoiro Clover Z, Tokyo Girls’ Style, Super☆Girls, Buono!, Idoling!!!, and Sashihara Rino (AKB48, HKT48).

The concert was held on June 25 at Nippon Budokan.

Both DVD and blu-ray editions include 2 discs featuring 29 songs performed during this idol festival and making-of footage.

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Kashiwagi Yuki 1st Solo Live ~Netemo Sametemo Yukirin World~

Kashiwagi Yuki 1st Solo Live ~Netemo Sametemo Yukirin World~AKB48’s Kashiwagi Yuki’s 1st Solo Live ~Netemo Sametemo Yukirin World~ (柏木由紀 1stソロライブ 〜寝ても覚めてもゆきりんワールド〜) will be released on DVD and blu-ray on January 2.

She performed 17 songs including covers of AKB48, French Kiss, Aya Matsuura, Petit Moni, Seiko Matsuda, and more.

The concert was held on July 13 at Nakano Sun Plaza.

The DVD and the blu-ray come with a 20-page booklet and a photo randomly selected from 9 kinds.

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9nine – Brave / Iiaru! Kyonshi feat. Hao Hao! Kyonshi Girl

9nine - Iiaru Kyonshi feat. Hao Hao Kyonshi Girl - Brave9nine’s 7th single Brave / Iiaru! Kyonshi feat. Hao Hao! Kyonshi Girl (Brave / イーアル! キョンシー feat. 好好!キョンシーガール) will be released on November 14.

This is a double A-side single.

The limited editions include a bonus DVD featuring music video, making-of and dance shot version. They also contain an additional track remixed by a DJ.

The songs are used as theme songs for the drama Hao Hao! Kyonshi Girl ~Tokyo Denshidai Senki~ (好好!キョンシーガール〜東京電視台戦記〜) starring Kawashima Umika and other 9nine members.

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Tokunaga Chinami and Yajima Maimi in Sugar Spot

Sugar SpotTokunaga Chinami (Berryz Kōbō) and Yajima Maimi (°C-ute) will perform in the stage play Sugar Spot.

Miyamoto Karin and Tanabe Nanami (Hello Pro Kenshuusei) will also appear in the play. It is written and directed by Shioda Taizo.

Sugar Spot will be held between November 21-27 in Tokyo, and between December 1-2 in Osaka.

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Dancing Dolls at Oricon Sound Blowin’ 10th Anniversary

Dancing DollsDancing Dolls, Kondo Akihisa, Silent Siren, Joker, and more will perform at Oricon Sound Blowin’ 10th Anniversary.

2 lives will be held simultaneously on December 8 at Shibuya-AX in Tokyo and at Matsushita IMP Hall in Osaka.

The event will be broadcasted on Ustream.

It is supported by NTT West “Tsunagaru Project”.

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