Rev. from DVL is a Japanese idol group formed in June 2011.
It currently consists of 11 members.
The center is popular idol Hashimoto Kanna.
The leader is Imai Hitomi.
The unit is based in Fukuoka in the prefecture of the same name.
Biography / History
The name comes from 2 words. “Rev” is an abbreviation for “revolution” and it means “dream” in Haitian
creole. “DVL” is an acronym for “Dance Vocal Lesson”.
Rev. from DVL perform mainly in festivals and local events around Fukuoka. The members are also models.
In July 2013, Rev. from DVL participated in Manga Festival in Vietnam.
In November 2013, Hashimoto Kanna gained the attention and became popular on the internet due to her cuteness. As a result, various photos of her have been published on Japanese websites such as 2ch. Some idol fans believe that she will be the next superstar. The nickname “the too angelic idol (天使すぎるアイドル)” that we can find “once in a thousand years” has been given to her.
Rev. from DVL went back in Vietnam in December 2013 to hold new live performances.
Narunaru and Kanae graduated from the idol group in February 2014.
Their radio show Rev. from DVL no Vitamin Revolution started broadcasting in March 2014 on KBC Radio.
Akiyama Miho and Washio Miki host a segment titled Rev. ni Ai ni Kinshai! (Rev.に逢いにきんしゃい！) on the show Girls☆Punch broadcast on RKB Radio every Friday evening. Hashimoto Kanna makes irregular appearances.
Rev. from DVL released their major debut single Love -Arigatou- under the label Yoshimoto R and C in April 2014.
It is also the CM song for the first commercial featuring Hashimoto Kanna and Rev. from DVL.
In May 2014, Hashimoto Kanna appeared in a TV CM for the social video game Girlfriend Beta (ガールフレンド（仮）). Her own anime character is also featuring in the game.
The idol group participated in the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2014 (VMAJ) on MTV Asia in June 2014.
Their 1st one-man live, entitled Live And Peace vol.1, was held in August 2014 in Fukuoka.
Hashimoto Kanna’s 1st photobook and DVD Little Star ~Kanna 15~ were successively released in November 2014 and in February 2015.
Hashimoto Kanna performed as a voice actress (seiyu) in the anime Aikatsu! (アイカツ！) in late 2014.
In January 2015, Rev. from DVL members appeared in another commercial for Juutaku Jouhou-kan (住宅情報館新) real estate agency. The CM was broadcast on TV in Tokyo and Sendai areas.
The idol group held its 1st concert tour, entitled Live House Tour Live And Peace vol.3, between February and March 2015.
Hashimoto Kanna was appointed as Gabonumi (がぶ飲み) manager as part of a campaign to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the soda brand in March 2015.
The “once in a thousand year idol” also appeared in commercial for Nissin cup noodles in April and in July 2015.
The girls host Rev. from DVL no Ho-Kago (Rev.fromDVLのホーカゴ) variety show since April 2015.
In August 2015, Hashimoto Kanna dressed up as a maid and as a devil in commercials for Rohto’s Lip Baby Fruits and Lip Baby Crayon.
Motono Kyoka announced her graduation in October 2015.
Rev. from DVL official fan club I Rev You (アイ・レブ・ユー) was created in December 2015.
A smartphone app was launched at the same time. It is available on Android and iPhone devices.
The idol group participated in Winter Convention in Ho-Chi-Minh City, in Vietnam, in late December 2015.
Hashimoto Kanna is starring in the movie Sailor Suit and Machine Gun -Graduation- (セーラー服と機関銃 -卒業-) which is going to be released in theaters in March 2016 in Japan. The story is about a teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi who inherits her father’s yakuza clan.
Hashimoto Kanna’s solo debut single Sailor Fuku to Kikanjuu (セーラー服と機関銃), on sale in February 2016, is the theme song for the movie. She wrote the lyrics of the coupling song arigato ～ ありがとう.
In April 2016, Akiyama Miho, Shinomiya Nagisa, Hashimoto Yukina and Ikematsu Airi formed the special unit Rev. from DVL Teenz in Vietnam. They aim to promote Calpis Teenz drink in this country. Their song ngọt mà chua chua mà ngọt is used in the commercial.
Takahashi Nanami and Kouya Honami graduated in May 2016.
In August 2016, Hashimoto Kanna appeared in a cute black cat costume in a commercial for Lip Baby Crayon make-up.
Hashimoto Kanna will be starring in the movie Haruka & Chika (ハルチカ ; Haruchika) along with Sato Shori (Sexy Zone). The story is based on the mystery novel series of the same name by Sei Hatsuno. The movie will be released in theaters in March 2017 in Japan.
- Rev. from DVL
- Years active : 2011 – present
- Label : Yoshimoto R and C
- Agency : Active Hakata
- Hashimoto Kanna (橋本環奈) – Kanna (かんな)
- Akiyama Miho (秋山美穂) – Miporin (みぽりん)
- Shinomiya Nagisa (四宮なぎさ) – Nagichon (なぎちょん)
- Washio Miki (鷲尾美紀) – Miki (みき)
- Imai Hitomi (今井瞳) – Hitomin (ひとみん)
- Nishioka Yuna (西岡優菜) – Yuuna (ゆうな)
- Hashimoto Yukina (橋本幸奈) – Yukky (ゆっきー)
- Chikaraishi Nanami (力石奈波) – Chikanana (ちかなな)
- Fujimoto Reina (藤本麗依菜) – Reina (れいな)
- Furusawa Saki (古澤早希) – Saki (さき)
- Ikematsu Airi (池松愛理) – Airi (あいり)
- Yano Juri (矢野樹里)
- Oda Saori (小田彩央怜)
- Shingai Kanae (新谷香苗) – Kanae (かなえ)
- Ichigo Shion (一期シオン)
- Nishiuchi Hiro (西内ひろ)
- Abe Natsuki (安部奈津希)
- Misumi Emiri (三角笑里)
- Tanaka Ayumi (田中彩友美)
- Ishimaru Miyari (石丸雅理)
- Iwahashi Nana (岩橋那奈)
- Yagi Yukino (八木裕紀乃)
- Hiramatsu Sayaka (平松沙也香)
- Okabe Raia (岡部来亜) – Rairai (らいらい)
- Yokomizo Yuki (横溝有季)
- Matsuda Narumi (松田成未) – Narunaru (なるなる)
- Motono Kyoka (本野杏香)
- Takahashi Nanami (高橋菜々美) – Nacchi (なっち)
- Kouya Honami (神谷帆南) – Honami (ほなみ)
- Love Arigatou
- Ai ni Kinshai (逢いにきんしゃい)
- 16/04/2014 : Love -Arigatou-
- 13/08/2014 : Do my Best!!
- 03/12/2014 : Real / Koi Iro Passion (リアル / 恋色パッション)
- 25/03/2015 : Kimi ga Ite Boku ga Ita / Ai Girl (君がいて僕がいた/愛がーる)
- 30/06/2015 : Kimi wo Mitsuketa ano Hi kara Boku no Omoi wa Hitotsu Dake (君を見つけたあの日から僕の想いは一つだけ)
- 05/01/2016 : Okujou no Sukima Shiroi Sora (屋上のスキマ白いソラ)