Bitter & Sweet – Shiawase ni Naritai. / Shashin ni wa Nokoranai Shoot

Bitter & Sweet - Shiawase ni Naritai. / Shashin ni wa Nokoranai ShootBitter & Sweet will release their new single Shiawase ni Naritai. / Shashin ni wa Nokoranai Shoot (幸せになりたい。/写真には残らないシュート) on May 17.

This is the 1st major single of the idol group from Up-Front Works. It has a double A-side.

After releasing several indies singles, Tasaki Asahi and Hasegawa Moemi, the Bitter & Sweet members, make their major debut and recently signed under Piccolo Town label.


Graduation of Kizaki Yuria from AKB48

Kizaki Yuria (木﨑ゆりあ) - AKB48Kizaki Yuria announced her graduation from AKB48.

This announcement was made on April 12 during the radio show All Night Nippon with the presence of the AKB48 members, Yokoyama Yui and Iriyama Anna.

The date of her graduation ceremony hasn’t been determined yet.


Kirameki☆Anforent – Unmei √ Big Bang / Genei ★ Galactica

Kirameki☆Anforent - Unmei √ Big Bang / Genei ★ GalacticaKirameki☆Anforent‘s very first single, Unmei √ Big Bang / Genei ★ Galactica (運命√ビッグバン / 幻影★ギャラクティカ) reached the number 2 spot on the Oricon Daily Chart on April 3 behind Nogizaka46‘s Influencer.

In conjunction with the chart ranking, the music video for Unmei √ Big Bang was released on YouTube.

Furthermore, the music video for A-side Genei ★ Galactica, released on March 28, has garnered much press due to the presence of the attention-grabbing mysterious gentleman.


SiAM&POPTUNe – Graduation of Hamada Nana and new members

SiAM&POPTUNeThe formation whithin SiAM&POPTUNe recently changed.

One of the members, Hamada Nana (濱田菜々), had announced her graduation on February 2, which took place on March 20 during the SiAM&POPTUNe tour (held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka respectively). On the day of her graduation, a limited press single of the group Kimi ni Hirari (キミニヒラリ), in which Nana performs a solo version of the title song, is distributed in concert.

After this departure, the idol group staff decided to recruit new girls.

Three new members, Kobayashi Mizuki, Endo Miku and Masuda Kotone, joined SiAM&POPTUNe on March 25 during the tour. They are the youngest members of the group, they were still only trainees.


Flower – Moon Jellyfish

Flower - Moon JellyfishFlower will release their 14th single Moon Jellyfish on April 26.

The MV for the main song was unveiled.

In this one, the Flower membres dance in what appears to be an abandoned street decorated with colorful plants, contrasting with other places, such as the one where the girls dance on a hexagonal platform surrounded by 20 tons of water for visually represent the theme of an aquatic flower.


Juice=Juice World Tour 2017

Juice=JuiceJuice=Juice will hold a world tour and give concerts in 7 countries : the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Mexico, Thailand and Malaysia.

This announcement was made by the members of the idol group from Hello! Project on Hello! Station #214 on April 12.