Monday, October 31, 2011

Momoiro Clover Z: Roudou Sanka

Momoiro Clover Z: Roudou Sanka

Momoiro Clover Z has released a video for their upcoming November 23 release single “Roudou Sanka”. This PV has a little bit of everything and is shot as a tribute to the working man. Of all the videos this group has made, this is in my opinion alone  is the best PV this group has made. There is a lot in this video and if you are not careful, you will miss something.

In related news
Momoiro Clover Z vs. Tokyo Girls` Style Nov 22

On November 22 an epic battle of sorts will take place at Yokohama BLITZ as the two units will face off in a live concert on USTREAM .The live is titled “The 5th game!” and TGS representative Avex Entertainment regards this as a battle to “Snatch away Yokohama BLITZ” ,while Momoiro Clover Z said that they regard this as the end game of a growing friendly rivalry which has seen the two units hold live USTREAM concerts in the past either at the same time or right after each other from the same venue .
To add a little more spice to the situation both units will be releasing singles on November 23.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fresh Faces ASAS And More

Fresh Faces ASAS And More

If you watched the newest episode of Tsunku`s new show ,then you saw some new idol groups that had not been on the show ,I thought that it would be a good show you some of the artists outside of Tsunku`s show that we have not covered on PIH .

First up is ASAS which stands for As Soon As. ASAS is a new unit signed under Victor Entertainment and recently had a debut release. The group is from Kansai and they like use Kansai dialect in their music.

Member profile video w/ their blog links in the video

Is a Shibuya based unit that is a part of the whole Shibuya Gal culture of blonde hair and spray on tans.


For those who don`t know it the girl on the show known as AD is actually an idol and has been a member of a couple of groups


Lovely ★DOLL


Tsuntube #18

Tsuntube #18
Another week and more Tsunku and idols, this week another audition episode for fresh idols for the show and AD becomes a judge.

As an added bonus I have put some of the groups that are in this episode that we have not covered yet on PIH in a separate video and link post.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Momoiro Clover Z : BIONIC CHERRY Radio Preview

Momoiro Clover Z : BIONIC CHERRY Radio Preview

Momoiro Clover Z has released the radio preview theme song for the movie “Salvage Mice” called “BIONIC CHERRY” and is their second song on the movie ,the first was “CONTRADICTION”.

Bonus CONTRADICTION Live Version

SKE48 Magical Radio #3

SKE48 Magical Radio #3

This episode was a Halloween themed episode. There is tears and yelling in this episode and a guest member from SKE48 . For my English first readers of PIH in the second video look for a white sign with black lettering on the right side of the stage set up and read it for a funny laugh.

SKE48のマジカル・ラジオ 111025 第3話 1 by tennis800v

SKE48のマジカル・ラジオ 111025 第3話 2 by tennis800v

AKB48 Single Day Million Sales

AKB48 Single Day Million Sales

AKB48 has recorded another record with a very special earthquake support single. AKB48`s single “Kaze wa Fuiteiru” has sold a single day record of 1,045,037. This is the second single in a row for AKB48 to sale one million copies on the first day of release. With the improvement of 20,000 sales over their last single, AKB48 broke a record they set themselves, meaning AKB48 has reached new level in their career; they are now breaking their own records.

With the results of this opening day release AKB48 now has four consecutive million seller singles and their 5th as a unit ,placing them above Morning Musume which has had three one million sales singles . Along with that mark, AKB48 has had every single they have released this year go on to sale one million copies.
AKB48 single sales seem to be topping out at 1.570 million, so passing two million for a single [a dream of many AKB48 fans] maybe difficult but not impossible for this unit at this current time.

AKB48`s sales run is nothing short of impressive in a time when a number of international artists struggle to sale a million worldwide let alone in their own backyard.

H!P Heads Nationwide

H!P Heads Nationwide

To celebrate H!P`s Mobekimasu super unit ,they have organized a nationwide single day promotional campaign . On the October 29  all the members of the company will split up and deploy nationwide for a promotional campaign for their upcoming single "Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku".

This nationwide campaign will include concerts and fan talk events ,there will also be restricted to pre order sales only handshake events.

In addition to the location events , members will be on 13 television shows , 5 radio shows , 15 magazine features and Sayu`s web show as part of the promotional events for this single [some of which has already started to air or have been published].

Note-This list is growing faster then I can complete this post ,UF/H!P are gong all in for this single.

Moving into November the super unit will hold a live event on the 23rd at Yomiuri Land Open Theater EAST ,called “Hello! Project☆Festival 2011“.

For some time now our media has called the move of more and more idol groups and companies making a mark on the industry “The age of idol wars” ,many fans and media outlets have wondered if or when H!P would go all in and join this fight ,it looks from this campaign ,that the decision has been made at last at least for one single ,to go all in and join the battle full force with an open checkbook.

The October 29 promotional campaign locations
October 29th @ Ario Sapporo

First Round: 1:00pm -1:30pm SHOW / 1:30pm-2:30pm Handshake Event
Second Round: 3:00pm-3:30pm SHOW / 3:30pm-4:30pm Handshake Event

October 29th @ Tokyo Dome Laqua

First Round: 12:30pm-1:00pm SHOW / 1:00pm-2:00pm Handshake Event
Second Round: 3:00pm-3:30pm SHOW / 3:30pm-4:30pm Handshake Event
Third Round: 5:30pm-6:00pm SHOW / 6:00pm-7:00pm Handshake Event

Tokai Area
October 29th

First Round: 2:30pm-3:00pm SHOW / 3:00pm-3:40pm Handshake Event
Second Round: 4:40pm-5:10pm SHOW / 5:10pm-5:50pm Handshake Event
Third Round: 6:50pm-7:20pm SHOW / 7:20pm-8:00pm Handshake Event

Kansai Area

October 29th @ Minatomachi River Place & Ario Otori
First Round: Minatomachi River Place 1:00pm-1:15pm SHOW (Talk-only) / 1:30pm-2:15pm Handshake Event
Second Round: Ario Otori 5:00pm-5:20pm SHOW / 5:25pm-6:15pm Handshake Event
Third Round: Ario Otori 7:00pm-7:20pm SHOW / 7:25pm-8:15pm Handshake Event

Fukuoka Area
October 29th @ Canal City Hakata & River Walk Kitakyushu

First Round: Canal City Hakata 11:00am-11:30am SHOW / 11:30 am-12:30pm Handshake Event
Second Round: River Walk Kitakyushu 5:00pm-5:30pm SHOW / 5:30pm-6:30pm Handshake Event

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dorothy Little Happy Concert

Dorothy Little Happy Concert

On the 22nd Dorothy Little Happy held a live concert on USTREAM .This actually happens regularly by this group. This concert had a little bit of everything new costumes, TEAM DOROTHY back dancers and a fun time was had by all.
DLH will be releasing another single soon, so be sure to continue to follow the group on PIH.

Note-As to DLH blog translations that we started and stopped ,Ryo has had some personal things to tend to and right now ,I am the only staffer and my time is limited as to what I will cover each day and something’s have had to be sacrificed .
When Ryo takes care of his family needs the DLH blog translations and other projects that are planned for PIH will resume.

NMB48 Sets Oricon Records

NMB48 Sets Oricon Records

Have you heard this story before if there is a 48 in the name a record is set to be broken. NMB48 has set three records with their current single .With weekly sales of 265,000 this is their second single in a row to debut at number one, making them the first group in Oricon history to have their first two singles debut at number one.

The second achievement
NMB48 is just the third female artist group or soloist to have their first two singles debut at number one. The other two artists are Yakushimaru Hiroko and Sawajiri Erika.

Third achievement
NMB48 became the first female group to have their first two singles sale over 200,000 in its release week.

Overall from majors to indies the genre is in a healthy state and groups are doing well for the levels they are at in their careers .More and more media outlets are paying attention to both the majors and indies with a wide range of groups having  national  or regional weekly television programs .

 The number of groups debuting on the independent level is doubling each month; the genre is in much better shape than it was around 2004-05 when it was showing signs of stalling out.
 2011 has brought a lot of surprises to the genre and fans and 2012 is going to bring many more exciting groups, sales records, television shows.

Milky Holmes Live In Budokan

Milky Holmes Live In Budokan

Seiyuu idol unit Milky Holmes announced at their recent live that on May 20, 2012 they will hold a concert at the famed Nippon Budokan.

For readers unfamiliar with the group Milky Holmes is made of four voice actresses [Seiyuu] who are Mimori Suzuko, Tokui Sora, Sasaki Mikoi, and Kitta Izumi .The members of Milky Holmes are currently the voices for the anime series “Tantei Opera Milky Homes”. The groups costume concept is based on the Sherlock Shellingford series which the four members were the character voices and is also related to the Milky Holmes anime.

The group has been recently on a summer tour and has released a DVD called Colourful Garden.

Nogizaka46 Nogizakatte, Doko? #4

Nogizaka46 Nogizakatte, Doko? #4

This week was a bit more entertaining as we start to see the athletic abilities of the members or in some cases the lack of ability. If you are a fan of idols doing athletic competitions then this is a show for you to watch.

Tsunku And The Indies #17

Tsunku And The Indies #17
I almost forgot about this episode, because I have been so busy. This episode we have part two of the dart game episode .Tsunku can throw a good game as well.
Overall I feel the show is starting to slip a bit I the creativity department , but what I am excited about is Tsunku has taken the show one step beyond the television , by producing live single day concert festivals with the groups on the show.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Maeda Yuuka To Leave S/mileage

Maeda Yuuka To Leave S/mileage

Maeda Yuuka of S/mileage announced her retirement from the idol industry yesterday, and apologies for not getting this out sooner; I had things to tend to.

Yuuka has announced that her final day as an idol will be December 31, when she will have her graduation so that she can make sure that her grades and studies are at the level to pass her University entrance exams.

Yuuka explained in her announcement that since she entered high school, she has been unable to keep up with my S/mileage work and school at the same time and it has bothered me a great deal.
As time went on her desire to enter university has taken root in her heart and she came to realize that she was leading a half-hearted life and grew unhappy with how things were going .Yuuka said the following when reaching this moment to graduate “I thought to myself “Things aren’t going to work out if it keeps going like this”. “If I let these feelings continue, it would not be fair to the other members, nor to all the fans that support me.”

“I thought a lot about it. I may not be very bright but I put all my energy into thinking about this… and came up with this as the only possible option.”
S/mileage`s upcoming single will be her last as an idol and while it is sad to see any idol leave the industry so early ,she is doing what she and her family feels is best for her future , so we should all enjoy the memories she gave to everyone and the time she has left in S/mileage.

Footnote –apologies for not translating the entire retirement announcement, I much business with my own career to attend to these days and so little time to say everything that I want to.

Baby Metal: Princesses Of Idol Metal

Baby Metal: Princesses Of Idol Metal

Under normal circumstances this would be posted on my hard rock blog, but as I have not opened it yet and the fact these three darlings of cuteness are idols it falls here on PIH.

Please welcome to the site Baby Metal

Baby Metal is a Idol  Metal Group, created from members of the idol group Sakura Gakuin and are all under the age of 14.

Baby Metal members are
SU-METAL [Vocals and Dance]
MOAMETAL [Screamer and Dance]
YUIMETAL [Screamer and Dance]

Baby Metal was born in 2010 to be a mix of Idol and Heavy Metal Music .They made their debut in October 2010 performing their debut single “Doki Doki Morning” .They followed that up with a song this July called “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” .This release became an immediate buzz in both the idol and rock genre for its music and lyrical content along with Baby Metal`s performance abilities for the song.

Because Baby Metal is a heavy metal group ,they have attracted a number of heavy metal wotas to their lives that Baby Metal lovingly calls “WELCOME TO THE MOSH PIT OF CHAOS”, that sees any idol event they play at transformed into a heavy metal mosh pit.

In October they were a part of a music event in Shinjuku called “NO MUSIC,NO IDOL?” and look set to continue their unique brand of mayhem for some time to come. While a few units proclaim that they are heavy metal idols, no one has embraced the concept to the degree that Baby Metal has.

While some metal and hard rock purists may scream this breaks everything we hold of value in the genre, I am not one of them .You see if your secure in your manhood, then you can see what Baby Metal is in its truest form, a tribute to the great genre that is heavy metal  and the “Princesses Of Idol Metal”. And for me, someone who makes his living as a hard rock singer and as a fan of idol genre, I say bring on the chaos and Baby Metal.

Monday, October 24, 2011

HKT48 Debut

HKT48 Debut

The Fukuoka branch of the 48 sisterhood made their debut at AKB48`s live handshake event  at the Seibu Dome yesterday. 15,000 fans greeted the new idols.

21 members passed their audition and  the group is youngest of all the 48 groups with a group average age of 13.8 yrs. The oldest member being 17 year old Sugamoto Yuko and the youngest being 11 year old Tanaka Natsumi .

Looking at the group photo starting back row left to right the members are in this order
Abe Kyoka, Eto Sayaka, Nakanishi Sayaka, Imada Mina, Shimono Yuki, Kumazawa Serina, Ueki Nao, Nakanishi Chiyori, Moriyasu Madoka, Anai Chihiro, Sugamoto Yuko.

Moving to the front row again left to right
Tanaka Natsumi, Fukagawa Maiko, Komori Yui, Taniguchi Airi, Wakatabe Haruka, Motomura Aoi, Murashige Anna, Miyawaki Sakura, Matsuoka Natsumi, Kodama Haruka.


AKB48 Bimyo #4

AKB48 Bimyo #4
Here is episode four of the show. It seems the directors are starting to settle on a regular cast as several members are starting to make more and more skits .Don`t be surprised after a few months if you start to see the same faces each episode.

If you have missed past episodes they are in the link on the right side

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fresh Faces: Pureful

Fresh Faces: Pureful
Back in June I made a brief post on two members of this group getting injured in a television taping; now it is time to introduce the group.

Pureful is a heavy metal/rock idol unit and are members of a company known as Alice Project .AP features Pureful their sister units Prism, Cherry Blossom and Alice Juban.
Pureful is made up of the following members Fujisaki Asami, Mori Kanon, Ayakawa Komugi, Koitabashi YU-KI, Tsukimura Reika, and Sakura Nodoka. The absolute number one thing that I like about Pureful is that they stage dive into the wotas at lives. The second thing that I like about Pureful is that on the weekends when not working you can find them out cosplaying with non-idols on their free time and the last reason that I like them is because when you ask them why they stage dive, they will gladly say to you “it reflects our current common sense”.
Pureful made their stage diving assault on the idol genre in 2010 and have two CDs to date. While I love Pureful, I think the idol unit HY4_4YH have a harder music sound to them .While both are heavy metal idol units, HY4_4YH holds a specialness to me for being one brick short of a full load and are just plain insane on stage, Pureful gets a slight edge overall in my heart because of the stage dives at lives and because of their lives, they are an experience that you just have to see to fully understand this unit.

The Stage Diving Idols
Ready set ,2 minutes kick wotas in face and it`s 1,2,3,4, idols stage dive.

Street Live


Fresh Faces: LSP

Fresh Faces: LSP

LSP [Larval Stage Planning] is a group made up of Kirishima Airi, Maisaki Nami and Asami Rin. LSP belong to a company based in Sapporo called I`ve Sound or I`ve for short .I`ve is a techno/trance style company that have created works for a number of entertainment fields.
LSP is a real fresh faced unit having made their recording debut in June 2010 on an I`ve compilation album before making their single debut this past July with “Kimi+Nazo+Watashi de JUMP!!”

For some reason that I just can`t explain with words [it`s just a gut feeling type thing] this group interests me and I have found their works and live events enjoyable. Would I call them idols? Yes and no ,they are not traditional idols ,but fit the general wotas like them rule ,so they fit ,lol.




International idol group Sea☆A is back with their second single titled “DELI-DELI☆DELICIOUS” .The single is the current ending theme for the anime “Toriko”. The PV features the girls being transformed into a video game .I am giving this PV a win score because not only is it cute, the effects are nicely done and set to a fun story.

The single comes out November 23

SKE48 no Magical Radio #2

SKE48 no Magical Radio #2
Week two of SKE48 new variety show “no Magical Radio” has aired .Week two follows the same setup as the first episode and likely every episode will be the same format.

111019sakaeradioshow by iiiat

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tsunku And Indie Idols #16

Tsunku And Indie Idols #16

Episode of Tsuntube, this time he takes the idols for a game of darts
It`s idol & pro player team format.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

AKB48 Get Own Anime Series

AKB48 Get Own Anime Series

AKB48 run of success is seeing no end as starting next spring they will have their own anime series.
The untitled anime will center around 9 idol trainees looking to move up the ranks to idol stardom. The characters will be based on  members of AKB48 .  The voices will be selected through a 48 family audition; the members of AKB48, SKE48, and NMB48 will all audition for the roles with the first round results to be announced in mid-November. The finals will be held at a live event.
The winners will also perform the show’s theme songs, in addition to the anime a manga will be created for the series as well.
The writer for the anime is famed “Macross Frontier” writer Kawamori Shoji .Kawamori said that the anime would combine traditional animation and the latest in CGI advancement along with the spirit of idols .Kawamori said the series will make viewers laugh, cry, and dance and feel encouragement.

Footnote- The Anime photo is not the final version of what they will look like in the anime ,it`s just a media release drawing.

Not yet Yonpara FUTURE Game Battle Ep 1

Not yet Yonpara FUTURE Game Battle Ep 1

Not yet has a new show that just aired it`s first episode on the 9th and it`s by far the strangest of the current idol shows.
The members are seated in front of four different computers in different locations.

The girls are using web cams to play various games under the direction of an MC. I never thought we would have a game delay due to a toe cramp while holding flags between your toes. We also have a sandwich break by one member. A very strange fashion point check that has members climbing over things to show their outfits.

As to the show if you have a foot fetish your going to love this episode ,if not your going to feel like Not yet was transferred to H!P to bring back the not so old Haromoni@ show when we had let's watch YouTube together for a half hour.

Nogizaka46 Nogizakatte, Doko? Episode 3,

Nogizaka46 Nogizakatte, Doko? Episode 3,
This is the final week of member profiles next week will start a game segment.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

S/mileage News Flash: New Members Update

[Updated Oct 19]

S/mileage News Flash: New Member Update

This is just a news flash , earlier today the submembers of S/mileage became full 2nd generation members of S/mileage as all members passed their entry test.

Related Video [Oct 19 Update]

AKB48 Bimyo #3

AKB48 Bimyo #3

Here is week three of AKB48`s new comedy show. This show will not stay up long on YouTube so I have posted the alternate non-YouTube link instead. There is also a single skit that has been fan subbed that I am including, giving you a feel of what the skits are like.

Full show alternate non-YouTube site link.

Single Skit Fan Subbed

SCANDAL: New Tour, New Look

SCANDAL: New Tour, New Look

SCANDAL has started their first concert hall tour called “SCANDAL VIRGIN HALL TOUR “BABY ACTION”

The tour features an outstanding setup and song list, along with some very noticeable changes. Gone are the traditional school uniforms and the girls have altered their hairstyles and colors giving the group a fresh and exciting look.

Leader HARUNA spoke on the tour and changes just as the tour got underway in Japan after a brief Asia run.

HARUNA- “Just like our tour’s title says we’ve come with a new kind of experience for everyone. Let’s make this an awesome night where we can push aside all our worries and the things that make us angry!”

“SCANDAL VIRGIN HALL TOUR “BABY ACTION” Is the first of a series of events that SCANDAL will be undertaking heading into 2012 and their debut live at the Mecca venue for all groups in Japan the Nippon Budokan  on March 28 ,2012


SCANDAL Asia Tour 2011 “Baby Action”

"Baby Action" Taipei

September 11 @ The Wall

"Baby Action" Hong Kong

September 12 @ Rotunda 3, 6/F., KITEC, Kowloon Bay

"Baby Action" Singapore

September 16 @ La Salle Singapore Airlines Theatre
September 17 @ La Salle Singapore Airlines Theatre


October 13 @ Kobe Cultural Hall Theater
October 15 @ Fukuoka City Hall
October 17 @ Alpha Nabuki Hall (Small Hall) (Kagawa Prefecture)
October 21 @ Hamamatsu Welfare Centre
October 23 @ Hiroshima Aster Plaza Hall
October 24 @ Kurashiki Geibun Hall
October 26 @ Nakano Sun Plaza (Tokyo)
October 28 @ Niigata Prefectural Hall
October 30 @ Kanazawa Bunka Hall
November 4 @ Sapporo Education & Cultural Center Grand Hall
November11 @ NHK Hall (Osaka)
November13 @ Nagoya Public Hall
November23 @ Sendai City Hall
November24 @ Koriyama Cultural Centre Concert Hall
December 1 @ Nakano Sun Plaza (Tokyo)

2. Sparkling
3. SCANDAL Nanka Buttobase
4. Sono Toki, Sekai wa Kimi Darake no Rain
6. Shoujo S
7. Shoujo M
8. Dobondobondo no Theme
9. Appletachi no Dengon
10. Maboroshi Night
11. Tokyo Skyscrapper
12. BURN
13. Haruka
14. Pride
15. Very Special
16. Shunkan Sentimental


E2. one piece

Ebisu Muscats` To Release Single Internationally

Ebisu Muscats` To Release Single Internationally

Ebisu Muscats` an AV/Gravure member idol group that we have yet to cover on PIH has started to make global waves in the music industry.

Ebisu Muscats` will be releasing their new single in 25 countries and hope that their growing popularity as idols will take over Asia ,just as member Sola Aoi has gained popularity in China with over 7 million people following her Chinese language blog .

The single is called “Ropponpon☆Fantasy“and the lyrics were written by the members of the group, while the music was written by Kishidan vocalist Ayanokoji Sho


SDN48 Mass Graduation

SDN48 Mass Graduation

In a move that has taken, everyone by surprise SDN48 will graduate every member of the group at the same time on March 31, 2012.

 No clear explanation has been given, however Nachu blogged that the reason will be explained next week on Suppon.

This move sees a group whose current single is over 72,000 in sales become the surprise talk of the industry and fans as speculation is running wild.

In the official statement there are a few lines that stand out to me ,that makes this feel like there is  a major shift in things to come with the 48`s . If Aki-P can mass graduate a group that sales near 100,000 a release, what else could be in the works for the members of SDN48 and the 48`s in general in 2012.

A selected part of the official statement.

    In order to focus on each member’s career path, all the members of SDN48 will graduate from the group together.

    Through their farewell concert on March 31, 2012, the first chapter of SDN48 will conclude its role.

    We are approaching the time where we need to think about our break point.

    Though all of us will go on a new stage to fulfill our own dreams, please continue to support us.”

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tsunku Opens Idol Cafe

Tsunku Opens Idol Cafe

Hello!Project  ,Nice Girl Project! producer Tsunku and  Afilia Saga East  co-producer and 5pb owner Chiyomaru Shikura  have come together for the latest Akihabara idol cafe.

The cafe is named “AKIHABARA Back sta<-->ge pass” and is just three minutes from AKB`s Theater. “AKIHABARA Back sta<-->ge pass” combines the two moguls strong points into one for a perfect combination that will be hard to beat on the Independent level.

“AKIHABARA Back sta<-->ge pass” concept will be idols in training while working at the cafe .Once the girls reach their training graduation they will become a full-fledged idol group and have an official debut.

The cafe will also see other active idols making guest appearances. Both the cafe and supporting web site will open at the end of November. No time schedule for when the unnamed group will debut.

Footnote -This unit will likely be on 5pb`s recording label, which has Afilia Saga East, Kosaka Riyu and 24 other recording artists under contract.

Related HP

NMB48 Release Coupling PV`s

NMB48 Release Coupling PV`s

NMB48 have released the coupling track PV`s for their “Oh My God” single.

First up is “Shirogumi – “Kesshou”

This video is cool and takes the girls into a magical wonderland with a mysterious rabbit .The way the videos CGI is done reminds me of a snow globe .The ending is a nice twist that will leave NMB48 fans saying how cute .

The second video is Akagumi – “Hoshokusha tachi yo”

This video is a more intense, more serious subject matter of overcoming a controlling club owner. This video really is more in line with SDN48 then what you would expect from NMB48. Even saying that this video is nicely done and the song is good.

Berikyuu: Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku PV

Berikyuu: Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku PV

Berikyuu the joint unit created from the members of Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute have released their PV for their theme song for the December 17 release horror film ‘Ousama Game” which features the members of the two groups.

Mobekimasu: “Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku” PV

Mobekimasu: “Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku” PV

Mobekimasu ,Hello!Project`s new super unit comprised of the members of Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, S/mileage, and  members of Hello! Pro Egg.Have released their debut single Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku PV

On November 16, the single will come out .The single will come in seven editions: Limited Edition A, B, C, D, E, and F, as well as a Regular Edition. Each edition will feature a specific group-coupling track, and all editions will enclose tickets for an H! P handshake event.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

SKE48 no Magical Radio [New TV Show]

SKE48 no Magical Radio

SKE48 new variety show has aired it`s first episode and you know what it`s really entertaining.

no Magical Radio has all the makings to be a big hit with wotas and non-wota music fans and comedy lovers. I definitely will have my TV on this show each week.

After seeing the debut episode all I can say is, this is just great and it will hold your attention until the very end, even if you were not an idol fan it would be hard not to watch this.

Youtube Version

Daily motion Version

111012sakaemagicalradio by iiiat

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nogizaka46: Nogizakatte, Doko? #2

Week 2 of Nogizaka46, new show .You can pretty much forget Sony allowing anything from this group staying on YouTube very long.

Therefore, here is an alternate site version

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Takahashi Ai Gets A New Job

Takahashi Ai Gets A New Job

Takahashi Ai has a new job as MC for “Joshiryoku cafe ~Aisu Chris~“

 “Joshiryoku cafe ~Aisu Chris~“is a live internet program on Ameba Studio that features ‘girl talks’ with Chris Matsumura .In addition viewers can talk with Aichan and Matsumura through Ameba Pigg.

The show debuts October 12 from 10pm to 11pm JST and will air every other week.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Morning Musume 10th Gen Special

Morning Musume 10th Gen Special

This is a special post on Morning Musume`s 10th Generation. As many of the readers of PIH do not speak Japanese, I thought that you would like to see the announcement of the 10th gen and their reactions in English subs.

If you are a YouTube user , be sure to leave a few kind words to the subber .It takes a lot of time to sub television shows and any kind words makes a person feel their worth is of value.

Special Bonus Ai-chan`s graduation

SUPER☆GiRLS Declare Revenge

SUPER☆GiRLS Declare Revenge

SUPER☆GiRLS Declare Revenge

Avex Idol unit SUPER☆GiRLS have declared revenge on a venue of all things. On February 5 2012, SUPER☆GiRLS will be holding a revenge concert at Nippon Seinenkan. Nippon Seinenkan was to be the site of their debut concert; however, the event was cancelled due to low-ticket sales. Since that time, the group has made tremendous gains in the industry and is set to return to the building in triumph.

Group leader Yasaka Saori recently expressed the feelings of the group about their revenge concert.

“In January, it was canceled because of our lack of power, but this time, we want to show our growth!”