Friday, February 28, 2014

Onigokko's Debut Album

Onigo Musume a.k.a. Onigokko are releasing their debut album "Toy Box".  This news was reported earlier today on the official websiteTwitter (Kawahara Kana's mom's account), Kana's blog and Hoshina Haru's blog.  There will be seven tracks on the CD, with six of them previously released.  I'm assuming this means the two singles from Haru ☆ Kana, Onigokko's subunit, are also included.  All the singles from Onigo Musume and Haru ☆ Kana were venue-only singles.  I am not sure if the album will be available outside of venues or not, but I will keep everyone up-to-date when I have more information.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ayami To Graduate From Prizmmy☆

The list of idols who are graduating this Spring continues to grow, much to the dismay of idol fans. Announced two days ago on the Prizmmy☆ website and the following day at "GROW UP LIVE" featuring Prism☆Box was Sema Ayami's graduation.  According to this blog, Ayami wishes to concentrate on school.

When Prizmmy☆ first formed in 2011 there was only three members, Kubo Reina, Kusakabe Mia and Takahashi Karin.  Ayami joined Prizmmy☆ sometime before the first single was recorded.   Presumably Prizmmy☆ will continue on as a trio, just like they were in the beginning.   

Friday, February 7, 2014

Two Times Two Equals Double Five!

Two idol groups I love are expanding their lineups with two new members!  This means that each group is currently or will be a five member group!

Himekko 5 announced on their blog on February 2 that the names of the two new members are Raisa (with the white bows in her hair) and Rinri (straight hair).  There was also a video message about this as well.  I can't wait to see a video with the new girls singing! 

Aither's staff recently announced on Twitter and Yuuka on Aither's blog that Aither will be getting two new members on April 26.  This means that U.S. fans will be able to see the new members at Aither's live at Idol Matsuri.  I'm curious to see how the songs will be performed with five members.  

Special thanks to friends on Facebook for helping me out.   

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Aither's U.S. Live Debut!

Aither, the three member idol group comprised of former members of other idol groups that I profiled in November 2013, will be appearing at Idol Matsuri in Silverdale, Washington on June 20 to 22, 2014.  This news was mentioned on Aither's blogIdol Matsuri's Facebook group and Twitter.   This is big news for fans of Aither in particular and indie idol groups in general.  Although big, well known idol groups have played concerts in the United States before, Aither is either the first or one of the first indie idol groups to perform here.  I'm pretty excited about this, and I'm hoping I can attend.  Those of you who wish to attend Idol Matsuri and haven't registered yet, you can do so here.