EMPiRE – The EMPiRE Strikes Start!!


The new album of EMPiRE will be released on April 11.

Il is entitled THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!! and marks the idol group’s debut.

As you’ve probably understood, the title of the album refers to the original title of the Star Wars movie (The Empire Strikes Back) and the beginning of the group’s activities (Start).

The MVs for Akarui Mirai and Mad Love were unveiled.


Wada Ayaka will graduate from Angerme and Hello! Project

Wada Ayaka (和田彩花) - ANGERME (アンジュルム)

Wada Ayaka announced her future graduation of Angerme and Hello! Project.

The announcement was made on April 5, by Wada Ayaka herself, through a long message on her blog.

According to her, she discussed with her few friends of the staff of Angerme about her decision to graduate. They decided that 2019 would be the year to graduate as it marks her 10th anniversary of Angerme activities (previously S/mileage). As the last member of the 1st generation of the idol group to be still part, she will pass the torch to younger generations.


Ayumikurikamaki – Dai Gyakushuu

Ayumikurikamaki - Dai Gyakushuu

Ayumikurikamaki released their new album Dai Gyakushuu (大逆襲) on March 28th.

This is the 2nd album of the idol group and Ayumikurikamaki’s first major album.

The CD contains a total of 12 songs.

The MV for the song Zanzou Flashback was unveiled.


sora tob sakana – alight ep

sora tob sakana

sora tob sakana will release their new mini album alight ep on May 16th.

This is the second mini album of the idol group, after the mini album cocoon ep released in April 2017.

You can now watch the new MV, below, of the song Lightpool.


Graduation of Ogata Haruna from Morning Musume ’18

Ogata Haruna (尾形春水) - Morning Musume '18 (モーニング娘。'18)Ogata Haruna announced on March 27 her future graduation from Morning Musume ’18 and Hello! Project

According to her, she decided to leave the group to devote herself entirely to her university studies. She commented that she feels unable to pursue her dreams of attending university in parallel with her idol activities, so she decided to graduate from the group.


MIRI – spit it out

MIRI - spit it outMiri (MC Miri), the leader of Rhymeberry, will release her new solo album!

It’s called Spit it out and will be released on April 4.

This is her second solo album ; Miri had released a debut album called “hiphop” to Nanottemo Iidesuka. (“hiphop”ト名乗ッテモイイデスカ。) in 2016.