Morning Musume ’17 20th Anniversary Concert

Morning Musume '17 (モーニング娘。'17)Morning Musume ’17 announced that they will hold a special concert to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the idol group.

Though this announcement was made in early August ; the concert will take place on September 14 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST.

For this concert, the fans could vote for their favorite songs of Morning Musume and the combination of members that they want to perform these songs ; the voting period ran until August 14, and tickets went on sale on August 19.


FES☆TIVE – Brand New FES☆TIVE #BNF0903

FES☆TIVE - Brand New FES☆TIVE #BNF0903Matsuri-themed idol unit FES☆TIVE held their live performance Brand New FES☆TIVE #BNF0903 at Akasaka BLITZ on September 3rd.

The summer of 2017 has been one of success after success, with appearances in three major music festivals: Tokyo Idol Festival, @JAM EXPO 2017, and Idol Yokocho Natsu Matsuri!! 2017. Compared to previous years, FES☆TIVE has performed on more stages and more major venues; their effort, drive, and perseverance are obvious.


=LOVE – =LOVE (Single)

=LOVE=LOVE (pronounced Equal Love) will release their new single on September 6th.

This self-titled single is the first of the idol group.

In the song, the girls are looking for ideal love.

=LOVE is produced by Sashihara Rino (HKT48 and STU48), in collaboration with Yoyogi Animation Gakuen, and consists of members who are also seiyuu.


LoVendoЯ – Яe:Start

LoVendoЯThe new album of LoVendoR will be released on September 6.

It is entitled Яe:Start and this is the 4th mini album and 3rd original of the band.

This is also the first since the graduation of Uozumi Yuki in September 2016. The members of LoVendoЯ have resumed their activities since that, and resume a new start, as a trio, after this graduation (hence the album title).

The MV for the new song Buppanase! Baby, I Love Ya! was unveiled ; you can watch it below.


SiAM&POPTUNe – Bring me!!

SiAM&POPTUNe - Bring me!!SiAM&POPTUNe will release their new single on September 13.

It is entitled Bring me!! ; it is the 6th single by the idol group SiAM&POPTUNe.

This the first single to be released by the unit for more than two years, the first with the new girls Kobayashi MizukiEndo Miku and Kotone Masuda (who joined SiAM&POPTUNe last March) and without the members Hamada Nana and Otsu Erina (who respectively graduated in last March and June).


Appare! Harajuku – Kimi no Gankyugoshi Sukuitamae Idol yo

Appare! Harajuku - Kimi no Gankyugoshi Sukuitamae Idol yoThe new single from Appare! Harajuku will be released on September 20.

It will be entitled Kimi no Gankyugoshi Sukuitamae Idol yo (君の眼球越し救いたまえアイドルよ).

This is the 1st major label single by the idol group Appare! Harajuku.

This music video, which was directed by filmmaker Raita Kuramoto, shows the members of Appare! Harajuku running along the seashore in muted tones on a cloudy day.


Hirota Aika announced her graduation from Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku

Hirota Aika (廣田あいか) - Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (私立恵比寿中学)Hirota Aika announced her graduation from Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku.

This annoncement was made on August 31 at LINE LIVE during a Ebichu’s concert.

According to the official website, this is being described as “changing schools”, playing off the fact that Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku is described to fans as a school and members as students. However, “changing schools” seems to simply be a light way of saying that Hirota has decided to leave the group.


Petit Milady – Petit Miretta

Petit Milady - Petit MirettaPetit Milady are back this year with a new album.

Their 4th album Petit Miretta will be released on September 20th.

It contains brand-new songs since Petit Milady haven’t released any singles this year.

Check out the MV for Boku no Tinker Bell below!