Pure Idol Heart’s 2013 Indie Idol Tournament Round 2 Part 1

Polls: OPEN

Thank you to everyone who has participated so far! Polls for the first matchups are now closed. Polls for the second part of Round 1 are still open, so please vote if you haven’t had the chance to!

I was asked earlier which groups are participating. The following list is all the groups/idols that have been entered into the tournament. Round 1 was to eliminate four groups before moving on to a more standard 64-group tournament situation.

1:Jewel Kiss
2:WHY@DOLL
3:chairmans
4:さくらんぼんBom Sakuran bombom
5:アイくるガールズ Icle Girls
6:KIRA☆GIRL
7:水戸ご当地アイドル(仮) mito-idol.kirara
8:T!P
9:CoCoRo学園 cocorogakuen
10:浦安マリンエンジェルス Urayasu Marine Angels
11:EDOist
12:silQ
13:Aither
14:Tsuribit
15:川崎純情小町☆ Kawasaki Junjou Komachi
16:ぶどう党 budou idol
17:ひかりwithおしくらまんじゅ Oshikura Manju
18:3776
19:アイドル教室 Idol Class
20:Star☆t
21:RED-POINT
22:Le Siana
23:べじっ娘 Beji~tsumusume
24:S-Qty
25:ひろしまMAPLE★S STUDIO MAPLE★S
26:SPL∞ASH
27:だいやぁ☆もんど daiyaa mondo
28:Chelip
29:乙女の純情 Otojun
30:サザン☆クロス Southern Cross
31:SiAM&POPTUNe
32:Death Rabbits
33:つばさFly- tsubasafly
34:HR
35:Rev.from DVL
36:RYUTist
37:Rhymeberry
38:MMJ
39:Bellring Shoujo Heart
40: LONDON BLUE
41:CAMOUFLAGE
42:Lolisyn
43:Fruitpochette
44:Space Girls Planet
45:Fruity Girls
46:MKM-Zero
47:ポンバシwktkメイツ Ponbashi wktk Mates
48:Merci♡Coco
49:Maria
50:Doki Doki
51:Natural Point
52:Mary Angel
53:SCK Girls
54:Candy GO!GO!
55:Pramo
56:QunQun
57:GALLETe
58:Oyapuri
59:Angel Generation
60:Houkago Princess
61:READY TO KISS
62:PPP! PiXiON
63:Nato*Kan
64:You`ll Melt More!
65:mibuki with tutu’beats
66:Telephaty
67:WELOVE
68:C-ZONE7

And with that, Part 1 of Round 2

Block A

Beji Musume (べじっ娘)

Debut year: 2013
Number of Members: 3
Hometown/Region: Izumisano, Osaka
Singles Released: 1
Latest Single: V1 ~for you`
Website: http://japan-izumisanopr.com/inunakin/wp-content/themes/inunakin/caravan.html
Twitter: Each member has her own twitter, on that website.
Interesting Fact: Beji comes from Bejitaburu, vegetable. This reflects their aim to be a healthy, cheerful unit. The V from vegetable also stands for Victory.

Bellring Shoujo Heart

Debut year: 2012
Number of Members: 5
Hometown/Region: Tokyo
Singles Released: 5
Latest Single: Untouchable EP
Website: http://crimpri.com/index.html
Twitter: @BELLRING_SH
Interesting Fact: Directed by filmmaker Tanaka Koji, this group often wears fake crow wings on their arms!

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Block B

Mitogotochi Idol (Kakko kari)

Debut year: 2012
Number of Members: 6
Hometown/Region: Mito city, Ibaraki
Singles Released: 2
Latest Single: Torehai!
Website: http://mito-idol.kirara.st
Twitter: @mito_idol
Interesting Fact:As a local group of Mito, their main goals are to promote the city and to cheer on the city. Half of the members in the group are in their 20s, making it a bit of an older group!

T!P

Debut year: 2012
Number of Members: 4
Hometown/Region: Tochigi
Singles Released: 2
Latest Single: You Gotta Dance!
Website: http://mito-idol.kirara.st
Twitter: @staff_TIP
Interesting Fact: Again, this group’s biggest goal is to promote Tochigi; T!P comes from ‘Tochigi Idol Project.’

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Block C

Idol Kyoushitsu

Debut year: 2011
Number of Members: 10
Hometown/Region: Nagoya
Singles Released: 3
Latest Single: Happy Christmas Dadadadaijo-V
Website: http://idolclass.com/
Twitter: @idolclass
Interesting Fact: Not only do the members perform, but they also serve/work at a sushi restaurant in Nagoya!

Ponbashi wktk Mates

Debut year: 2009
Number of Members: 7
Hometown/Region: Osaka
Singles Released: 3
Latest Single: BAKA POP!!
Website: http://wktkmates.net/
Twitter: @wktkmates
Interesting Fact: They aim for and admire 80s era idols, like Onyanko Club. They adopted the Onyanko Club style of numbering the members.

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Block D

Ready to Kiss

Debut year: 2013
Number of Members: 5
Hometown/Region: Tokyo
Singles Released: N/A
Latest Single: N/A
Website: http://www.ready-to-kiss.jp/
Twitter: @readytokissoffi
Interesting Fact: This group was formed partially with former Houkago Princess members; they perform at the same theater in Ikebukuro.

rev.from DVL

Debut year: 2011
Number of Members: 14
Hometown/Region: Fukuoka
Singles Released: 2
Latest Single: Ai ni Kinshai!
Website: http://www.active-hakata.co.jp/revfromdvl/
Twitter: @RevFromDVL_tw
Interesting Fact: They have a sister group, D-Little, who often performs with them. This year they performed a live in Vietnam!

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About the author

Local Idols are my thing. rev.from DVL and MMJ are my specialties.