Monday, August 18, 2014


I noticed that for the past few months that MINAMI, the only trainee in Michinoku Sendai ORI ☆ HIMETAI, has not been in group photos.  I thought it was due to illness but apparently there were other reasons.  According to the ORI ☆ HIMETAI blog, MINAMI has been taking exams to get into the high school that she wants.  Her chosen school has strict rules about the students being in the entertainment industry, so MINAMI had to think about being in ORI ☆ HIMETAI over.  The final reason that MINAMI has chosen to graduate has to do with her father getting a job transfer, which means her family will be moving far away from Sendai.  It's pretty sad that MINAMI never became a full member of ORI ☆ HIMETAI before she had to leave.  MINAMI is also one of my favorite singers in this group, so I hate to see her graduate.  MINAMI will perform with ORI ☆ HIMETAI for the final time on August 31, 2014.  Farewell, sweet princess, and good luck with school!                

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Quartet Of Q♥Ts!

Recently I have become aware of a group of young idols who are also models named Q♥T.  I have done some digging and have found a little bit of info for this group.  I still don't know everything, but I'll share what I have discovered.

Q♥T debuted sometime in March 2014.  At least their first photo is dated March 15, 2014.  They performed, perhaps for the first time, perhaps not, at an idol event on April 26.  The members in the photo below, left to right, are:

Mio - Born on January 1, 2004
Luna - Born on September 16, 2002
Himari - Born on December 15, 2004

Q♥T's Twitter account was created on May 1, 2014.  They have two Ameba blogs, one created on May 3 and the other created on June 4.  One of their blogs has other idols whose photos appear on it.  On July 10, 2014 Yano Myu was announced as a new member of Q♥T on her blog and on Q♥T's Twitter.  Her last photo with the group was uploaded on July 23 (see below).

On July 29 Myu announced that she was joining usa☆usa Girls Club.  The blog article that announced she was joining Q♥T was deleted.  Myu went to TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2014 with usa☆usa Girls Club, although she did not perform with them.  Instead Myu simply watched the other members perform, shook hands with the fans and signed autographs.  On August 10, 2014 Myu performed at the Ikebukuro Junior Idol Festival where Q♥T also performed separately.

Yano Myu - Born on December 25, 2003

Myu still has not performed with usa☆usa Girls Club, and I haven't found a video of her singing, but I hope this will change soon.  Q♥T have released an indie single with a new one due soon.

"Happy Happy" (May 1, 2014)

QT Official Blog #1
QT Official Blog #2
QT Official Twitter
Yano Myu Official Blog

"Happy Happy" clip.


A fan video.  


Friday, August 1, 2014

Caramel ☆ Ribbon's "First Secret" Video

Caramel ☆ Ribbon's first music video for 2014 and their second studio video was uploaded to T-Palette Record's YouTube channel today.  "First Secret" is the fifth single for this indie idol group and it's another winner!  Most of the video has the girls of Caramel ☆ Ribbon, Fukada Seina, Ueno Amane and Yoshinaka Aoi, dancing in front of a beach.  They also have some fun with sparklers and walk on a bridge.  Nothing innovative, but it's still fun to watch.  

The B-Side to "First Secret" is titled "Nana Iro no Niji no Muko ni", and it's an energetic pop rocker. Here is the live version.   

Caramel ☆ Ribbon don't release lots of singles like other idol groups, but the singles they do release are all above average.