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Trip to Russia for NGT48’s 4th single “Sekai no Hito he”

Vladivostok (literally “Who dominates the East” in Russian), is a Russian port city, and it warmly welcomed the…


Iketeru Hearts go on a world-saving trip with first album LOVELY HEARTS

Junjou no Afilia’s little sister group Iketeru Hearts seems to go places as they are preparing for the…

Live reports

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Smiles and tears for Babyraids JAPAN: legendary climax and fireworks

The beautiful stage of Yamanakako Plaza Kirara welcomed this week-end Babyraids JAPAN for their final live, “Hear the…


Tokyo Idol Festival 2018: Three Idol Farewells

2018 has been a particularly rough year for idol groups as many popular acts announced their upcoming disbandment.…

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Tokyo Idol Festival 2018: Sashihara Rino and HKT48 came back strong!

On this third and final day of the Tokyo Idol Festival 2018, Sashihara Rino, chairwoman for the second…

Interviews & Behind the scenes


A life after Baito AKB : Exclusive interview with Yui Chiyoda

Since 2005, AKB48 has been propelling idols into the star system. Then, the comets disappear. Well, not exactly.…


Are you ready to dance? Pre-Japan Expo interview with callme

Following the surprise announcement for this year’s Japan Expo Paris, 3-members girl group callme gave some of their…


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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…


Discovery: Malcolm Mask McLaren

Current members: Mone, Ai, Kana, Momo Do you know the Sex Pistols? If you are familiar with rock music, I guess you do, but do you know their manager, Malcolm McLaren? It’s partly with his name that in September 2015, Asian Promotion, the label of Malcolm Mask McLaren (abbreviated as MMM), decided to launch his…

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Road to Japan Expo 2018: Wi-Fi-5

Every year, Japan Expo in Paris gathers a very diverse panel of idol guests. While the convention has now a very Hello!Project oriented reputation, Japan Expo also welcomes lesser known and very promising groups and artists that you definitely do not want to miss. In this week’s write-up, we will introduce the fresh faces of…

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