Answer- A lot of wotas going home with no money and a lot of goods, for the Idols you have the largest Idol festival in the history of the genre to date.
November 1st will see the arrival of Idol Koshien Festival with its 140 groups/soloists it will become the largest festival to date, topping the 138 group Tokyo Idol Festival and the 100 group @JAM EXPO Idol festivals.
The groups selected for Idol Koshien are groups that present different expectations to your traditional cookie cutter, sugar and sweet everybody is happy Idol groups. Instead we have Idol Metal; Sweet Idols , Fairy Tale Horror Romance Idol group to an Idol that performs a one-man live with her unibrow teddy bear.
Because the groups span various ends of the idol world, they have been divided up into 70 team Idol warring factions with baseball themed names “Wild Pitch” and “Fastball”.
While time will not allow a full run down of factions [see link below article] here is a short sample of what concert goers will find in each group.
First up from the Faction called Wild Pitch
NEXT Shojo Jiken
This group is an Idol Metal unit that mixes ,rebellion, profanity in songs and at fans, MCs were all members talk at the same time on top of each other to see who can be the loudest, mischief ,toy knives in a type of hooligan themed Idol group. Staying true to their theme, this now two member unit had an original member simply quit. She stop going to events and stop taking calls. Guess you can take the Idol out of the hood, but not the hood out the Idols with this unit.
Ultimate Future Weapons Mofu
Idols out to save Japan as the ultimate weapon to unite otaku, cosplayers, voices actresses, Idols and anything else Idol and Kawaii in Akihabara into one united army.
This is as far as I know the only Idol group to feature a blow up doll as substitute member. You have never had your wota man card tested until you pop for a blow up doll in an idol costume , missing member photo taped to its head ,water bottle holding conducting an greeting MC.
BELLRING Shojo Heart
There is not many ways to describe BELLRING Girls Heart, then simply saying that if you thought BiS was the only strange Idol group, then you’ve never seen these Idol crows in black school uniforms.
In the Fastball Faction of 70 Idol groups, you will see such groups as
Himekyun Fruit Can
HFC is a Pop/Punk Rock Idol group that simply get better with every release. They are not coming alone as they are bringing back up to this idol rumble, agency mates the Kawaii unit nanoCUNE and the Idol Metal unit FRUITPOCHETTE
My advice as this is a baseball theme Idol rumble, watch for this units closing pitcher, she has a wicked sidearm fastball
This is just a few of the 140 groups that will be throwing down in this historic Idol rumble in Tokyo`s Shin-Kiba Studio Coast. Bring 5,000 yen for a ticket and as much money you can spend on goods.
Full list of groups