Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fruity Girls : Nine Fruits To Love

Fruity Girls : Nine Fruits To Love
Every time a news report on a new idol group airs on TV ,it starts the same way with making a reference to AKB48 making idol genre popular and new challengers are rising up to face them.

Well this is not a TV station and those words will not be used to introduce this unit.

Coming from the city of Sapporo is nine idols who represent fruit .Together they are known as Fruity Girls. Fruity Girls are made up of the following members

Group Blog

Fruity Girls use a ranking system to rank their members similar to an AKB48 Senbatsu. Every three months their points are totaled and half the members become the first troops and the rest become the second troops. Based on the system it`s designed to feature more than nine members as the first two groups are or should be split evenly five members each and every one below ten become the reserve troops. if you end up in first place three times you enter the groups “hall of fame” .

The breakdown between the rankings more or less defines what the member’s promotional activities will be and overall popularity. The members earn vote points based on the actions of their fans [I’ll explain below].There is no points for dating or any other kinds of nonsense that you see with AKBN0.

This ranking system is actually really cool and tasteful and is something that you can use with any group .

If you join their official group fan club called ` mix juice` you earn the right to vote  for as long as you are a member. This is worth one vote card active  every Sunday.

Next if you enter the live performance `fruit basket` ,you get another vote card.

If you buy a Fruity CD you get two votes

If you buy 10,000 yen worth of goods you get 10 votes ,a 3,000 yen shirt earns you 6 votes .

After you collect your vote cards , you fill them out and mail them in. Relative’s votes do not count to prevent vote rigging.

Currently the group is in their third voting cycle which runs from November to January .The second vote cycle resulted in the following results
1.Aya 869 votes 2.Misa 571 votes 3. Asuka 519 votes 4.Maho 510 votes 5.Risa 469 votes 6.Anzu 409 votes 7.Yui 328 votes 8.Yuka 25 votes 9.Miduki 212 votes.

As a group their songs are good and easy to get into.

I don`t know how their future will turn out , but they are off to a promising start and the voting system has me wanting to revisit them and see how the voting is going.

So what do you think about the voting system ? As for me I can support this ,compared to what they could be doing ,this is a good way to max out a small fan base and grow it larger.

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