Sunday, May 25, 2014

Minarin Graduates From Candy Zoo

Today Ootsuka Minami, known to her fans as Minarin, graduated from Candy Zoo.  I'm very sad about this as I've only been a fan of Candy Zoo for a few months.  Minami was the Lion girl in Candy Zoo, the oldest member and the second shortest.  Minami announced she was leaving back in March due to her difficulty of being a student and an idol at the same time.  Minami is an irreplaceable part of Candy Zoo.  I will miss her very much.

Minami's Graduation Comment
Chiba Rian's Goodbye To Minami
Sakamaki Yuuna's Goodbye to Minami   

Minami (February 2012)

Minami (July 2013)

Minami (May 2014)

Here's a short video of Minami doing a challenge.


Monday, May 12, 2014

CoCo DeCoRu

Thanks to a tip from Shura Striker at IDOLcore on Facebook who suggested I check out a YouTube channel with some idol videos on it, I found another idol group that I like.  The group is CoCo DeCoRu, a young group that is the sister group of Kimitomo Candy.  

CoCo DeCoRu are a four member idol group that debuted on July 27, 2013.  All four members were born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture.  The official website doesn't give much in the way of information, so I don't know anything more than this about their history.  CoCo DeCoRu don't have a single available yet, but if you check out their YouTube channel you will find four lyrics-only videos with the studio versions of all four of their original songs.  Here is a recent live video.  


Yoshioka Ruka - Born on January 25, 2000  
Nishihara Kurea - Born on March 30, 2001 
Arai Momo - Born on April 2, 2001  
Fujii Yumi - Born on April 25, 2002 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Kikuchi Moa Becomes The New Sakura Gakuin President

For those of you who haven't heard the news yet, Kikuchi Moa has been named the fourth Student Council President of Sakura Gakuin.  Here's the complete list of new offices at Sakura Gakuin.

Kikuchi Moa - Student Council President 

Mizuno Yui - Chairperson of Production (Vice President) 

Notsu Yunano - Chairperson of Communication

Taguchi Hana - Chairperson of (Fighting) Spirit


Sunday, May 4, 2014

New Sakura Gakuin Members!

Today I watched the audition video of the two newest Sakura Gakuin members, Kurashima Sara (left, below) and Okada Megumi (right).  Here is the video.

Kurashima Sara - born on February 24, 2002 
Okada Megumi - born April 4, 2002

It's a bit surprising that only two girls have joined the group.  This means there will only be ten members this year, which is the same amount of members during Sakura Gakuin's first year in 2010.  I'm not sure if two more will be joining later, or if this will be all.  In any case, I can't wait to hear these young ladies sing!