Category Archives: Dance/Vocal Group

Shizukaze & Kizuna -Idol Rock Pioneers Call It A Day

shizukaze and kizuna

One of the pioneers of Idol rock dating back to 2009 as separate groups before uniting into a one unit idol rock machines Shizukaze & Kizuna has announced that they were ending activities as a group. Unlike other Idol units that have set a date for an ending live ,…

Tsubaki Factory Joins Hello!Project

Tsubaki Factory

Looks like former Berryz Kobo captain Saki Shimizu is settling in well to her new position as an Hello!Project advisor. After having an active role in the creation and naming of Kobushi Factory ,Saki is at it again with Tsubaki Factory. Tsubaki comes from the flower Camellia Japonica which is…

Ruuna, Mimori, Koumi Set to Leave Dorothy Little Happy for callme


Dorothy Little Happy is in the news on Pure Idol Heart today as they have made a major announcement about the future of the group. Akimoto Ruuna, Tominaga Mimori, Hayasaka Koumi are going to graduate from Dorothy Little Happy on July 12th to become the group callme, fulltime. callme was…

Join the Idol Revolution: Dream Station Team Water Start an Idol Revolution


Dream Station Team Water is an entertaining Idol unit that I’ve been following for a little bit now. Team Water are members of a multi-unit idol group called Dream Station. Dream Station are “survival themed Idols” with each unit taking on a name related to something needed for mankind`s survival….

FRUITPOCHETTE : Statement of Paradox ,Releases Souten –Paradox MV

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  When you say the words “ vanguards of kawaii-metal” ,it seems the metal media world outside of our lovely island of Japan ,seem to think that it is BABYMETAL and a bunch of copycat groups jumping on the BABYMETAL bandwagon. I can understand this naive thinking for those just…

Idol Exclusive E-Magazine Issues 9 & 10 Available

exclusive 9 and 10

Issues 9 and 10 from our Thai partner’s free Thai language Idol E-Magazine is ready for download through this article. In Issue 9 you will find Idol exclusive issue 9 out now ***(มีกิจกรรมแจกรางวัลด้วยนะรายละเอียดด้านล่างเลยยย)*** >>>DOWNLOAD<<< Idol exclusive issue 9 สามารถ download ได้แล้วนะครับฉบับนี้ท่านจะได้พบกับ Exclusive idol :FES☆TIVE New face idol : Miniature…

Idol Group Resistance Reloads for a Fresh Resistance

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With what feels like 1,000 active Idol groups ,trying to cover all of them daily becomes a task that no man can do or staff , but we do our best to show international Idol fans our wonderful Idol groups  here in Japan that you don`t often see on major…

Pla2me : Creative Differences Leads to Member Leaving


                                     [Mari]                           [Saki] When you hear the words left due to creative differences ,that`s often a code word in metal music to nicely say “they got on my last nerve”. In Idol genre you don`t see those words instead you see graduation ,that is until Mari Mizuta claimed “they got…

KAMIYADO: New Shining Idols


The hardest road to the top is through the Independent Idol ranks ,it`s a genre were the Idols themselves are as much a part of their development and concepts as the staff. Indie Idols are not blessed with an army of staff waiting on their every need. They don`t always…

Idol Metal unit nIo Return as nIo-destroy

nio reborn

The last time we talked about nIo it was just after member No.1 had left the group and “buried” the remaining members in a “shallow grave” only for the members to shortly afterwards be seen as spirits in photos shot at night. This was followed by the appearance of the…