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SKE48 – 6th Generation Auditions

SKE48

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SKE48 announced that 6th generation auditions will be held in October.

Applications have to be sent between August 15 and September 15. Auditions are open to young women aged 11 to 22 years old.

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°C-ute – Aitai Aitai Aitaina

°C-ute - Aitai Aitai Aitaina°C-ute’s 19th single Aitai Aitai Aitaina (会いたい 会いたい 会いたいな) will be released on September 5.

The limited editions come with a DVD featuring either MV (dance-shot or close-up versions) or a document on new song announcement.

B-side tracks are depending on the version.

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Babyraids – Babyraids

Babyraids

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Babyraids’ debut single Babyraids (ベイビーレイズ) will be released on September 26.

Babyraids is a new idol group managed by LesPros Entertainment and under the label Pony Canyon. The unit was formed in May and performed in various live events during the summer (Ultra Punch Live!! Vol. 1 & 2, Niigata Idol Summit 2012 Natsu Matsuri).

Babyraids consists of 5 members : Ooya Rikako (大矢梨華子), Denya Erika (傳谷英里香), Hayashi Manatsu (林愛夏), Takami Nao (高見奈央) and Watanabe Rio (渡邊璃生).

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YGA – Kari Onna Natsuko

YGA - Kari Onna NatsukoYGA’s 7th single Kari Onna Natsuko (狩り女夏子) will be released on August 14.

The CD contains only one song and its instrumental version.

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Morning Musume Concert Tour 2012 Haru ~Ultra Smart~ Niigaki Risa Mitsui Aika Sotsugyou Special

Morning Musume Concert Tour 2012 Haru ~Ultra Smart~Morning Musume Concert Tour 2012 Haru ~Ultra Smart~ Niigaki Risa Mitsui Aika Sotsugyou Special (モーニング娘。コンサートツアー2012春 ~ウルトラスマート~ 新垣里沙 光井愛佳 卒業スペシャル) DVD and blu-ray will be released on August 29.

The DVD and the blu-ray include video footage of Niigaki Risa and Mitsui Aika’s graduation ceremony which took place during Morning Musume’s concert on May 18 at Nippon Budokan.

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Sakura Gakuin – Wonderful Journey

Sakura Gakuin - Wonderful JourneySakura Gakuin’s 4th single Wonderful Journey will be released on September 5.

B-side tracks are different depending on the version.

The limited editions come with a DVD featuring Wonderful Journey music video (Type A) or live video (Type B).

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Tochiotome25 – Tochiotome25 no Theme

Tochiotome25 - Tochiotome25 no ThemeTochiotome25’s debut single Tochiotome25 no Theme (とちおとめ25のテーマ) will be released on August 29.

The single has 3 editions with different B-side tracks : Ichigo Kinenbi (Type “To”), Ano Sora wo Koete (Type “Chi”) and KyunKyun Love (Type “Gi”).

Tochiotome25 is an idol group from Tochigi prefecture. They took part in Tokyo Idol Festival 2012.

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AKB1/153 Renai Sousenkyo (Love Election)

AKB1/153 Renai SousenkyoThe video game AKB1/153 Renai Sousenkyo (AKB1/153 恋愛総選挙) will be released on December 20.

AKB1/153 Renai Sousenkyo is a dating simulation featuring the 153 members of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48.

The special edition includes AKB48 making of video (4 DVD, 400mn), SKE48 making of video (3 DVD, 300mn), NMB48 making of video (2 DVD, 200mn), HKT48 making of video (1 DVD, 100mn). It also comes with a special photobook (more than 150 pages), 10 pictures and special download contents.

The game is available on PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.

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NMB48 – Kyun to Doki (Photobook)

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NMB48’s 1st photobook Kyun to Doki (きゅんとどきっ) will be released on September 3.

The theme of the photobook is “a girls’ school with only NMB48’s members”.

It features pictures of daily life. Some photos show the girls in swimsuit or in leotard. There is also a love atmosphere.

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Tokyo Joshi Cafe #1 a-bossa

Tokyo Joshi Cafe #1 a-bossaThe compilation album Tokyo Joshi Cafe #1 a-bossa (東京女子カフェ #1 a-bossa) will be released on August 22.

The album contains songs performed solo by some members of the following idol groups :

  • Tokyo Girls’ Style (Konishi Ayano, Arai Hitomi, Nakane Yuri)
  • Dorothy Little Happy (Takahashi Mari, Shirato Kana, Hayasaka Koumi)
  • Party Rockets (Watanabe Koume)

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