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The Path to Sweet Greatness: Sweet Alley 1st One-Man Live Report

Sweet Alley is one of the youngest children of the Twin Planet family, following the footsteps of their…

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Japan Expo Thailand 2020: BANZAI JAPAN and akishibu project

This series of reports about Japan Expo Thailand 2020 ends with more idols! Idols mean music, but also…

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Japan Expo Thailand 2020: Spotlight on Thailand’s Idol Groups

Japan Expo Thailand is the perfect playground for local idols, especially since Thailand has their own rather successful…

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Idols For One Day: Deep-dive into UNIDOL Winter 2019-2020

For the past two decades idol culture has slowly but surely seeped into Japanese society. Among the baseball,…

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akishibu project discovers a New World in this First One-man Live of 2020

As you may have noticed, idol group akishibu project is one of our favorites at Bonjour Idol, as…

Interviews & Behind The Scenes

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A Japanese Girl in Spain: Interview with Kamieda Emika (former NMB48) (Part 2)

You might already know of Kamieda Emika if you followed the 48Groups, even from afar. If you don’t,…

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A Japanese Girl in Spain: Interview with Kamieda Emika (former NMB48) (Part 1)

You might already know of Kamieda Emika if you followed the 48Groups, even from afar. If you don’t,…

News & Press Releases

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Support your Idols and #StayHome: News and Tips

As you all know, the COVID-19 pandemic (or coronavirus) is having a great impact on all markets around…

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Nostalgia Hits with an Idol-heavy Cast for New Musical “Cutie Honey Emotional”

It goes without saying that Go Nagai‘s “Cutie Honey” can be considered as the original Japanese battle heroine,…

Discoveries

Summer

Beach, watermelons and bikini: a Summer Idol Playlist

The sun is shining, the cicadas are waking up, Tokyo Idol Festival is getting closer… summer is not only about come to Japan but also everywhere else around the world of idol fans! It is the perfect opportunity for us to put up this little list of idol (and j-pop) songs that are perfect to…

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Discovery: FES☆TIVE

Latest update: February 4, 2019 With a name like FES☆TIVE, you can already picture what kind of direction and sound such a group might have… and you would be right. Deriving from words such as “festival”, “positive” and “active”, the songs of FES☆TIVE describe these terms perfectly thanks to their colorful melodies. Add to this…

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Discovery: NECRONOMIDOL

Necronomidol, under their label VELOCITRON, is an idol group based in Tokyo created in June 2014, with a rock-like musical style with a big metal inspiration. It is currently composed of 5 members: Risaki Kakizaki, Sari, Hina Yotsuyu, Rei Imaizumi and Himari Tsukishiro, while they were only 4 at their debut. Only Risaki and Sari…

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