News

Graduation of Fujii Rio from Kobushi Factory

Fujii Rio (藤井梨央) - Kobushi Factory (こぶしファクトリー)Fujii Rio announced her graduation from Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project.

Riorio is going to leave the idol group at the end of the Hello! Project 2017 Summer concert tour.

Fujii Rio goes to university since this Spring, and she has decided to focus on studies. She was worried about the balance between her activities with Kobushi Factory. She wants to become a teacher or a nurse.

(more…)

FES☆TIVE tried their hand at gravure modeling

Girls GravureIn April, 4 out of 8 members of idol unit FES☆TIVE tried their hand at gravure modeling.

FES☆TIVE evokes visions of the group’s energetic live performance which have taken the idol scene by storm. However, in 2017, we shift our focus to the lives of the individual members as they pose for gravure photos.

The 4 FES☆TIVE members who have forayed into the world of gravure idols are Aoba Hinari, Sakamoto Yuna, Suzuki Kotone, and Shiraishi Piano.

(more…)

YuiKaori to stop their activities in June

YuiKaori (ゆいかおり)YuiKaori announced they will suspend their activities on June 30.

This announcement was made by Ogura Yui on her official blog and on the website of YuiKaori.

Both members Ogura Yui and Ishihara Kaori have decided to stop the duo’s activities to focus on their solo careers, and also because Ishihara Kaori left the talent agency Sigma Seven in 2016.

(more…)

Itano Tomomi – #Iine!

Itano Tomomi - #Iine!The 9th single of Itano Tomomi will be on sale on May 17.

It is entitled #Iine! (#いいね!).

The MV was unveiled. The video and the song take the theme of spring as a season of new beginnings and has Tomomi Itano enduring a series of unfortunate events but through it all she just shrugs them off and sings.

(more…)