On May 14th and 15th 2016 Idols from Sapporo and across Hokkaido traveled to Sapporo for the second edition of Aifesu. Aifesu is an idol festival designed to showcase the spirit of Hokkaido Idol groups.
The venue is a live house stage on the 3rd floor of a shopping center called nORBESA. nORBESA is a landmark in the Susukino entertainment district that includes more than 30 fashion and amusement stores along with a variety of restaurants. It also features a Ferris wheel on the roof of the building.
Another feature of this building is the rules for the live stage. At the live stage you are allowed to bring your own food, you can take your own photos and videos, provided you do not use flash photography.
You can film entire concerts from the video area of any group after obtaining a filming license from each group you wish to film and explain what the film will be used for. There are also bans on stage diving, mosh pits and other disrupting crowd acts. Any violations run the risk of the idol group being suspended from performing at nORBESA
For the first day performances started at 14:00 and ended well past 20:00.
For the first day performances the artists performing in order were!
Cradle , Blazing Sunset ,EIP ,Idol Class Sapporo , The Gosyuzinsama,EIP2nd Unit, World Domination Killer Tune (self-described Idols from Hell) , Fruity , AriaForte , Akarigaoka Koen Dori, moel, MissCarat, [FiBROLiTE],AvidLeap and headlining the show was 2nd Generation Happy Girls.
So let’s take a look at the groups that agreed to be filmed on the 14th.
Cocoa & Mika of unit “Blazing Sunset”.
EIP [Ebetsu Idol Project]
EIP started in 2012, they use a member number system and the current members are 001.Ayaka （紫担当）, 003.Reina （赤担当）, 004.Mai （黄担当）, 007.Haruna（黄緑担当）
Idol Class Sapporo
This is the 2nd unit of EIP and serve as a development unit to EIP
World Domination Killer Tune (self-described Idols from Hell)
If you want to know the whole picture wrapped in the mystery of the veil idol group set!! it is this group. They make the underworld look cute.
They are built on the theme “Justice bent on world domination? By evil Idols? Populations, entertainment shall fall to this corps by “world domination killer tune”.
The members go by the names kat spade New York, Satan panna cotta Bannister and CO pain Thunderbolt strategy.
Kat is a cat from NYC and her hobby is mail order, in which she wishes to control the world by mail order.
Bannister has made Satan her pet which she carries on stage [the caped creature that looks like something from an anime, he serves as their manager]
Co Pain she is from Mars and desires to dominate the world in the name of Mars.
Fruity is one of the best units in Hokkaido, they put on fun shows ranging from cute colorful costumes to pajamas. They represent the fruits of Hokkaido
AriaForte＆Akarigaoka Koen Dori
These are two new groups that just recently was introduced to our own idol production company that will be debuting idol groups shortly. AriaForte are a duo and they are the elder group to Akarigaoka Koen Dori who wear white.
Avid Leap is a fairly new group that works just in Sapporo for now
This is what I would call the best of all Hokkaido idol units
They live in a world that knows endless happiness and they wish to make everyone happy.
Is an idol duo that presents themselves with class of 80s idols with a modern freshness and up tempo EDM POP
Groups not in this presentation
Cradle, moel is a maid bar group; [FiBROLiTE] is a danso idol unit,
Please look forward to details of day two of the festival coming soon.