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Restart: akishibu project’s Kera Hinako & Miyatani Yue Graduation Live Report

akishibu project bid a fond farewell to founding members Miyatani Yue and Kera Hinako on May 24, 2019…

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TIF2019: Sawatdi kha! Spotlight on Thai idols with BNK48 and Siam☆Dream

This August 3rd, Tokyo Idol Festival 2019 felt a little fresh wind of new faces coming from overseas:…

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Battle Royale at Tokyo Dome City Hall: CY8ER DEATH MATCH Live Report

It was a night of redemption for CY8ER as they rang the bell at Tokyo Dome City Hall…

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TIF2019: Debut performance for Sashihara Rino’s ≠ME

After successfully producing idol group =LOVE, Tokyo Idol Festival chairwoman Sashihara Rino‘s latest production ≠ME made their performance…

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Throwback to Tokyo Idol Festival 2018: Kozuki Serena, akishibu project & Task have Fun

In this second throwback article, we are heading back to Tokyo Idol Festival 2018 with a couple of…

Interviews & Behind The Scenes

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Road to Japan Expo Paris 2019: Interview with We=MUKASHIBANASHI

As we had introduced the very cheerful ladies of BANZAI JAPAN last year, here we are again and…

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A Whole New World: Interview with Iketeru Hearts

We have been writing quite a lot about idol group Iketeru Hearts – to be more precise, the…

News & Press Releases

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Tracklist and cover art revealed for NECRONOMIDOL’s “scions of the blasted heath”

Ultradark Japanese idol unit NECRONOMIDOL will release the first recording featuring their new 2019 lineup on June 12.…

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Saiba Mizuki (Kyueens) and Kodama Haruka unite forces in new play “Watashi ni Ai ni Kite”

We were invited this June 10 to the official press conference about the upcoming stage play “Watashi ni…

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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