Friday, November 30, 2012

Magical cover; Afilia Saga East: Magical Faces Part 4

Well sadly we are coming to the end of our Magical cover; Afilia Saga East: Magical Faces member profiles as we have this post and one more to do.
Today we have three more members and two of the best idol names regardless of home country.
So let’s not waste any more time

First up is

MG 11: Noonnim
Sobriquet: Rock Girl
Blood type: B
Birth day: 11/28
Height: 154 cm
Her Charm point is: Having white bulge cheeks
Her Hobbies Are: Sleeping, Watching Anime, Watching Movie
Her Special Abilities Are: Singing, Drawing, Make up (maybe)
The one word that she uses to describe herself is: *Mumble*
Her Self Introduction Is: Hello, my name is Noon. I’m a talkative girl, sometimes I will look like I’m not serious but I’m serious (hahaha)

Next maybe is one of the best Idol names regardless of what country you call home.

MG 12: Cake (cover as Meiry Malonfeel)
Sobriquet: Killing Smile
Birth day: 02/24
Blood type: B
Height: 150 cm (a height is what I want)
Her Charm point is: Smile (I think...)
Her Hobbies Are: Manga, Anime, Playing Games
Her Special Abilities: Hmm…not sure. I can do many things but not too much good. TvT
She uses the following words to describe herself: Good Girl! & Nice Girl! & Baby Face!
Her Self Introduction Is: The truth is I’m very neat, polite and tidy. ^____^b

If I had  to make a list of top Idol names this next name along with several of the Magical would rank alongside the names of Afilia Saga East as great Idol names

Ending today’s previews is

MG 14: Gift (cover as Miku Doll Charlotte)
Sobriquet: Megane Girl
Birthday: 12/27
Blood type: B
Height: 152 – 153 cm
Her Charm point is: Glasses
Her Hobbies Are: Watching Anime, Anime and Anime!
Her Special Abilities: Singing, Swimming, Playing Badminton, Using Photoshop
The one word that she uses to describe herself is: Fanciful
Her Self Introduction Is: Hi! I’m Gift ><

We are down to one more day of member profiles , and after that we will continue our introduction to Magical cover; Afilia Saga East with an exclusive Pure Idol Heart Interview ,which the members started doing yesterday.


Profile Day 6

Profiles Day 5

Profiles Day 3

Profiles Day 2

Profiles Day 1

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Rise of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East

This post is actually for the members of  Magical cover; Afilia Saga East it`s something that I told their staff I was going to post as we waited for more profiles and for them to finish answering our interview questions.

I told the members of Magical about their articles being popular on Pure Idol Heart. They are very excited about the interest from the readers of Pure Idol Heart, so I made this photo so they could post it on their Facebook page.

I want the readers of Pure Idol Heart to know that this is some of the nicest idols and staff you could get to know.  This Thailand based group is very much like our Japanese Independent Idols, yet different at the same time.

Magical cover; Afilia Saga East is our first dance cover idol group that we have covered, it will not be the last, this is a side of the idol genre that we need to cover more .The influence of JPop Idols is not just on fans outside of Asia watching and reading about idol groups, the genre has created a large number of dance cover idol groups across Asia, who are supported just like single producing idols, with their own story to tell.

So here is to Magical cover; Afilia Saga East our newest rising star on Pure Idol Heart and in idol genre.
[Here is the photo that  I mentioned to Puttiano ,the rankings update each day]

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Magical cover; Afilia Saga East: Magical Faces Part 3

Our special look at the Thai Dance Cover Idol group Magical cover; Afilia Saga East continues.
With a group like Magical it`s hard to select an Oshimen [member that you would give your fullest support to] ,so to help you decide here we go for today`s previews.

First up ,is a member that is on the top of my Magical Oshiman candidate list.

MG 07 : Prae (cover as Louise Sforzur)
Sobriquet : Taro (White as Taro) (This is "Thai Idioms")
Birthday : 12/26
Blood type : A
Height : 165 cm
Her Charm Point is  : Flabby Mouth (lol lol lol)
Her  hobbies are : Reading, Anime, Manga, Computer, Cosplay, Cover Dance, and Afilia Saga East Addicted
Her Special Ability is : Making Bracelets & Some Trifling’s
The 1 Word she uses to describe herself is : Taro….
Her Self-introduction is : Yo! I’m very nube but love everyone, byeeeeee.

Next up is

MG 08 : Lukkupato (Lukpud in Romaji Style) (cover as Emiu Weilschmidt)
Sobriquet : Black Hole, Little Sheep
Birthday : 07/26
Blood type : O
Height : 154 cm
Her Charm Point is  : Mole under Right Eye
Her  Hobbies are : Cosplay, Cover Dance, Reading Books, Photography, Playing with my lovely cat
Her Special Ability is:  that she has a Special Sense for Sweets. [Loves Sweets]
The 1 Word she uses to describe herself is: I'm Hungry!….
Self-introduction : A little sheep blood O type that wants to rule the World, is a Nikon type Cosplayer. Salve of all cats in the world and Megane Holic. Normally I’m the Magical Girl who loves to put on makeup and is a Fashion Holic.

The last profile we have is

MG 09 : Palm(Olive) (cover as Laura Sucreine)
Sobriquet : Slothy (Sloth is an animal that have a cute dizzy face)
Birthday : 02/20
Blood type : B
Height : 158 cm
Her Charm Point is  : having a face like this >>> ( = = )? All the time.
Her  Hobby is : Yaoi Holic (Another Fujoshi?)
Her Special Ability is : Being a salve of all Cats (≧◇≦)
The 1 Word she uses to describe herself is: Nube~
Her Self-introduction is : In this World I will forgive just Megane Boys , Loli Girls and all Cats. ╮(╯▽╰)╭

The more I  learn about the members of Magical the more I wish they had a maid café in Akihabara ,Magical is just  moe sweetness overload.

 If you missed any past profiles
Day 1
Day 2

Day 4

Day 5
PS-Make sure you go to their Facebook Page and help them get to 1,000 likes and leave some words of support if you want to.

Profile Day 6

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BABYMETAL Ijime,Dame,Zettai (Full PV.)

Ok look it`s very simple ,we know that everybody on Pure Idol Heart loves BABYMETAL and as the title says , you know what this is  so let the greatness that is BABYMETAL shine for all to see.
By the way the twin guitar solos the ladies do is just so cute and epic .

Steamgirls Song Preview: Fate

The Steamgirls have uploaded another song to their agencies YouTube page.

Magical cover; Afilia Saga East: Magical Faces Part 2

In our continuing look at the members of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East we have three more members to introduce , bringing the total to five Magical faces.
First up is

MG 02 : Momin (cover as Maho Sotto Voce)
Sobriquet : Sweet Eyes
Birthday : 07/01
Blood Type : A
Height : 163
Her charm point is her tan skin ,she sometimes feels that she may tan “Maybe too much”
Her hobbies are  Cover Dancing, Drawing, and Watching Anime
Her Special Ability is : is singing and playing keyboards
The words that she uses to best describe herself is “Too Much”
Her Self-Introduction is : Ha~i .. Momindayo~

Next up is

MG 04 : BB (cover as Aria M Milvana)
Sobriquet : The Tallest!
Birthday : 11/23
Blood type : O
Height : 2 m (???)
Her charm point is: Being the  Tallest! In Magical
Her hobbies are  : Eating, playing games, drawing, Cosplay & Cover
Her Special Ability is: Never get enough sleep!
The one word that she uses to describe herself is : Talllllll
Her Self-introduction is : I’m a tallest girl in Magical that admires lolicon ///v/// and always loves moe moe cute things! I’m a cry-baby girl type and love to hug. Love you all

The last member we have today is
MG 05 : Jahoii (cover as Kurumi Lala Milk)
Sobriquet : Polite Max! (Really)
Birthday : 02/22
Blood type : B
Height : 158 cm

Her charm point is: Being the most polite girl in Magical!
Her hobbies are  : Cosplay, Cover, Drawing, UFO, Community Work, Anime, Manga, Enjoy Eating, 
Her Special abilities : Being polite in every situation  and she can  sleep anywhere [in every situation ]
The one word that she uses to describe herself is: Cheeky
Her Self-introduction is : I’m a very polite and kind to the environment girl, so please don’t be scared of me. I love kids, snacks (or everything that I can eat) , money and everything for free. Please feed me!~ (!?!?)

So we are five members in and as you can see ,this is a charming group with colorful members. In the coming days we will learn about more members and the Pure Idol Heart staff is putting the final touches on the questions that we will send to the members of Magical for an upcoming interview.
So please look forward to many more Magical faces of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East and an upcoming interview on Pure Idol Heart.

Thanks again to the members of Magical and to their staff for providing the members information for this article.

Part 1 [First 2 members ]

Part 3 [More members]

Part 4

Part 5

Profile Day 6

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fun with Hachamecha

This has to be my favorite promotional teaser of all-time

The goal of this is to make the  Indies Oricon chart top 10 with more than 3,000 copies "CD!Sold

After the last post were i showed you their variety show, now it`s time for some live concert footage

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Magical cover; Afilia Saga East: Magical Faces Part 1

I would like to thank the staff of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East and the members of the group for taking the time to provide more information about the members and to the members for accepting our request for an upcoming interview.

 The members of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East  want all the readers of Pure Idol Heart to know that they are very happy to have international fan interest so soon after their debut.

You can leave them messages of support on their Facebook page and in the comments of each part of this series as the articles are shared on their Facebook page.

The Magical Faces of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East

In this age of idol “Sengoku Jidai” [warring states or in this case warring idol groups] comes a magical face from the distance, Magical cover; Afilia Saga East.

Magical cover; Afilia Saga East are a new dance cover group from Thailand, that perform dances to Afilia Saga East songs. Each member takes on the dance position of a member of Afilia Saga East and like the members of Afilia Saga East the members of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East capture the hearts of fans, with their heart felt dances, special charms and magical faces.

The first two members we have to introduce are

MG 01: Piko (cover as Ayami Chercy Snow)
Sobriquet: Civet 

Birthday: 11/19

Blood Type: O

Height: 159

Her charm point is that she is “Always  cheerful and crazy even when  around strangers”

Her hobbies are Cosplay, Anime, Manga, Listening to music, Street dancing, Walking, Meditation and imagining the Magical members in “YURI Situations”

She considers her “YURI” Imagination  a special ability and wonders if she is a bit Fujoshi. The one word she uses to describe herself is Odeko-chan (forehead showing girl)

Her Self-Introduction is: Hana Piko Piko, I like Pocky and Cake and Brown Colored Snacks. I'm old but hyper and like to walk around everywhere.I really wanna have a lizard as a pet. Wow!!!!!!

The second member for this segment is

MG 03: Fernne (cover as Yukafin Doll)

Sobriquet: ikeman

Birthday: 05/29

Blood Type: B [BB]

Height: 161

Her charm point is a Mole under her Mouth

Her hobbies are Cosplay, Anime, Manga, Dancing, Drawing, Reaching the Essence of Everything [like reaching the closing part as in the Finale in music]

 Her special ability is sleeping; she can sleep everywhere and feels sleepy all the time and the one word she uses to describe herself  is "Handsome"

Her Self-Introduction is: Sleepy Fernne, really likes to Cosplay as a Boy (Cosplay as a Girl is a rare item for her). I like FuwaFuwa (Fluffy, plush) things that I can hug when I sleep. I don’t do anything except imagine. 'Coz I cover as Yukafin. If I don't imagine, there's no way I can go through to the Fin (ale). (Yuka"fin" and "fin"ale)

  [ note - A sobriquet is a nickname ,Like “The Fresh Lemon" Ichikawa Miori]

Part 2 [3 more members]

Part 3 [more members]

Part 4

Part 5

Profile Day 6

Friday, November 23, 2012

BiS: Housekeeping Service?

 If you follow Idol genre long enough you will see your share of creative promotions and our rebels of the idol genre BiS [Brand-new Idol Society] have come up with the best yet in their young career.

The group is auctioning themselves off to be housekeepers. That`s right  the lucky winner will have BiS clean, cook, do your laundry or trash your house .With this group , you better throw in trash your house as you never know what the end result may be.

In the fine print of the auction it reads BiS will go to the winner's house and do whatever you want for three hours!" [Not that whatever, man you guys minds].

They will however do your cooking, cleaning and laundry, the term used for folding laundry is also used as an innuendo for [watch your mouth Gaki] let`s just say, well let`s just move along and let that go.

When you think about BiS, it`s an interesting mix of a group .On the one hand you have a innuendo throwing, anti-idol establishment image. However when you strip that outer shell off, you see it`s really just an adult version of Momoiro Clover Z. In the end it`s all about surviving as an idol group and an innuendo talking. rebel attitude is just the next trend in this new idol age.

Bonus  Concert Footage

Alice Project Theatre

I told you recently that Alice No. 10 [Alice Juban] and their sister units in Alice Project are getting their own performance theatre located in Akihabara and how it was the largest seating theater [350 people] any idol unit had .

You can see the units Steamgirls, OZ and Alice No.10 dress rehearsing in the theatre and wide shots of the venue in the footage below



Alice No.10

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Each Pure Idol Heart staffer has  their own style and interests and  voice .Sometimes this voice  can only be found on the staff members blogs .So in order for Pure Idol Heart readers to know all the interests of the staff ,we have decided that starting  today Pure Idol Heart will begin cross promoting its staff members blogs.

First up are some reviews from Candy  on her fairly new Idol blog Strawberry Love.
The first one is
Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku: The Tissue ~Tomaranai Seishun~

Second Is
Sakura Gakuin: Yume ni Mukatte/ Hello! IVY

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Idol Live ANNA☆S

Interest in ANNA☆S is on the rise on Pure Idol Heart, so I thought everyone would like to experience what they are like in concert. They do really fun lives, as we have never shown them in concert before; I think everyone may find this a fun group to watch.

Magical cover; Afilia Saga East: Popular Request

I normally keep things like this private, however as I will explain this is onetime when I have to go public and am happy to do so.  The following is for the members of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East, their fans and their friends to know and we hope that they will be told or read this.

Recently we made a short post on a Thai dance group known as Magical cover; Afilia Saga East, a group that performs to Afilia Saga East songs.

 The post has been one of our more popular posts; in fact it is one of the highest read posts in the three year history of Pure Idol Heart. The post has managed to reach reader levels equal to some of our  Idol groups that we feature regularly on Pure Idol Heart.  The readership interest in Magical cover; Afilia Saga East has been around the same level as when we write about BABYMETAL.

Over the day Tuesday November 20th Japan Standard Time, myself and Pure Idol Heart co-owner Fukuya Ryouji have watched their dance performance video a number of times and as a result we have decided to make the group Magical cover; Afilia Saga East a group that we want to cover regularly on Pure Idol Heart, Just like we do with our idol groups here in Japan.

Myself and Fukuya Ryouji attempted several times Tuesday to reach out privately with some difficulty to the members of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East to let them know of their popularity on Pure Idol Heart and to let them know that we would like to make them a group that we cover more on Pure Idol Heart .

Starting with a new feature post on Magical cover; Afilia Saga East, introducing their members, their history, performance plans and Idol dreams to the readers of Pure Idol Heart. Ryouji and myself believe that Magical cover; Afilia Saga East will become more popular to the readers of Pure Idol Heart here in Japan and those who live in countries across the world, by being read alongside our normal coverage.

We would like the members of Magical cover; Afilia Saga East to know that they have supporters at  Pure Idol Heart and that they are welcome to contact Pure Idol Heart at any time.

Gaki and Fukuya Ryouji,
The ownership of Pure Idol Heart 


New Update

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Idol Round Up: Idol Special Part 2

As I mentioned before in the first post, I was going to back track the shows
The first two parts of the program before the Headbanging episode that was posted earlier, the groups did their PR intros and sing some.

This is a good chance to introduce you to the groups on the program, many who have not been on Pure Idol Heart.

Some of the groups who have not appeared on PIH are
Ten + C [From Astral Idol Café]
Moery-Star [Idol Café]
Shining Stars [Danso Café] [Part of Moery Café]
[Moery is like Afilia Saga East, themed café]

Of course Afilia Saga East, Marry Doll and Ponbashi wktk Mates,

Show 1 clip
This show they do their own special comedy PRs and sing

Show 2


Idol Round Up Special: Idol Headbanger

Afilia Saga East and other Indie Idols show off their Heavy Metal Headbanging skills.

This is a highly entertaining  show and it features Idols, Maid Café Idols of a number of units .

This is actually week three of events related to these groups, I will go back and put together the weeks before it as time allows.

[Marry Doll just doesn`t get the idea of this game]

Monday, November 19, 2012

Magical cover Afilia Saga East

I normally don`t cover dancer cover groups, but you know what, who says you can`t right.

Magical cover Afilia Saga East is a group from Thailand that dances to Afilia Saga East songs.

The group is not professional idols, yet I find that not only are they cute, there is a cute style to their performance.

I have no clue, but it`s cute

Thanks to a reader, I can edit this part.
She is doing a parody of a Jam ad.
The comments are more ... more jam mom more ...
Many thanks for that clarification.

The same reader added this photo to help understand  this comment

Update  [message for Magical cover Afilia Saga East Members]

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tanaka Reina to Leave Morning Musume

It has been officially announced that  Tanaka Reina will graduate this coming spring from Morning Musume  .The event is called “Morning Musume。Concert Tour 2013 Spring Michishige☆Eleven SOUL ~Tanaka Reina Special Commemoration Graduation”.

It has been decided that her focus will be on her upcoming rock band.

Tsunku asked everyone in a message to continue to support Reina as she transitions into her new music career.

Reina in her letter also stated that she would be leaving both Morning Musume and Hello!Project.
As to Reina`s unnamed band the members are [co-vocals w/Reina] Okada Marina (19), Uozumi Yuki (21) [Guitar] & Miyazawa Marin (19) [Guitar] with another one or two possible members .Reina has mentioned in the past that she would like to see her band rival SCANDAL.

I am sure that many fans will be upset, as for me graduations do not trouble me; instead I look to the journey ahead for both the member graduating and the remaining members.
Morning Musume has always been about change, which is something that I have watched from the day the group was created, each graduation brings the group to a new evolution.

It`s time for Reina to become more than an Idol, she`s earned that right. Reina will go on to do great things as she in my view is one of the top three singers the group has ever had. [Abe Natsumi and Takahashi Ai being the others].

In each evolution of Morning Musume they have shown to have a strong surviving will and freshness, and great things and great fresh members comes from it. Morning Musume will continue to be strong as will Reina, long after she says her last goodbye.

Now Reina get that rock record out already and let`s do this thing.

Idol Round Up #15

Time to see what is out in the world of Indies, underground and others you may have not heard of before.

First up is Cheeky Parade

Just let me go on record and say that this is really good .With this, on first play, I just smiled and it hit with me from the start and I`ve already gave it a couple of plays while writing this. I think if you like that many readers will find this song enjoyable on first play.

Next up is a beautiful Lolita soloist Kaoru Hayano

Time to go to school

Lyrical School


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Alice 10Ban Do a Song Remake

Alice 10Ban [Alice Juban] have done a remake of Pureful DIVE-E .If you’re not familiar with Pureful they are also members of Alice Project and every member is a member of Alice 10Ban

Alice 10 version

Pureful version

Hachamecha: Fun Time

The more I see of Hachamecha the more that I love this group, they are kind of like an Indie version of Momoiro Clover Z. What I mean by this is they are just a free spirited ball of energy, which does just about whatever comes to mind first.
Here is some must watch footage of Hachamecha out discovering the world around them, it`s pretty entertaining.

They make contact with the locals

In this they discover the wonders of the big city and that a broke idol can`t buy stuff .One wants to take a statue and they also discover alien life.

In this episode they head to the park with a cardboard cutout to try a start a space program that consists of helium balloons and trying to launch a member into space. They also try launching an orbiter into space.

And lastly they discover a new land with strange creatures, customs and eat bugs

This is a Nico Nico screen capture, so the volume is not very loud
So you may want to turn up your notebook volume some.