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SRAM Brings Idol Rock to Life with Mentai Rock Sound

SRAM

Idol rock group SRAM on June 9th released their 3rd single “You May Dream/Kawaii Ano Ko” .The single continues their presentation of the Mentai rock sound to the idol world. Mentai rock is a style of Japanese rock that originated in the late 70s and early 80s in the Hakata…

Idol Exclusive E-Magazine Issue 8

Idol Exclusive 8

Our partners at Idol Exclusive have released issue #8 of their free Thai language Idol E-Magazine. In this issue of the E-Magazine you will find stories on the following groups Exclusive idol: ひめキュンフルーツ缶 (Hime Kyun Fruit Can) New face idol: アリスインアリス (ALICEINALICE), P.IDL (Performance IDol League), SiAM&POPTUNe, シブヤDOMINION Idol review:…

Idol Matsuri Event Report

Idol Matsuri

From June 20th through June 22nd, I had the distinct pleasure of attending Idol Matsuri, which was geared at being the United States’ first idol convention. I was interested in the event when it was first announced quite some time ago, but when the guests were announced I knew I…

Linda III Sei: Hayake Mahcine

Hayake Machine

Brazilian-Japanese Idol group Linda III Sei has been on the rise. Since their debt last year, they’ve appeared on TV shows, in magazines, and even performed at the famous Tokyo Idol Festival this year. Now, they’re back again for their third single, Hayake Machine. The group seems to be sticking…

Idoling!!!: Recent News & Reviews

Idoling!!! - Shout!

Mega Idol group Idoling!!! has been on a roll with their releases lately. It hasn’t been long since they released their last single, Summer Lion. The group is back with their 21st single Shout! I’m extremely impressed with what I see. Idoling!!! jumps all over the place. They don’t have…

Tokyo Girls Style: ROAD to Budokan 2013 ~Chisana Kiseki~

Chisana Kiseki - TGS

It hasn’t been that long since the Tokyo Girls’ Style released Get The Star/Last Forever. Now the group is back again with another single. Tokyo Girls’ Style seems to be in an experimentation mode. This is the second single where they’ve exchanged their usual sound for something new. Chisana Kiseki…

Weather Girls: HEY BOY ~Weishenme~

HEY BOY ~weishenme~

Taiwanese Idol group weather girls is back with their 4th single after releasing their first album in September. These girls are on a roll with their releases. I guess this is a sign that their doing well! Weather Girls really adopt a new look in this single. They’ve ditched the…

Sakura Gakuin: Ganbare!!

Ganbare!! - Sakura Gakuin

12 member Idol group Sakura Gakuin is finally back with their sixth single. The last single they released was in February, so its been a while since the group has released anything. Ganbare!! is the first single to include new members Saki and Aiko. This single is a bit different…

Silent Siren: IxU

IxU

It feels like they just debuted, yet Silent Siren, the girl bandol, is really on a roll with their releases! IxU is their 4th single. It’s a sort of winterish/Christmasy song. It’s not really cold yet (at least here) so I can’t really get into the mood. They should have…

Taste the Typhoon this Summer with Up Up Girls in ‘Up Up Typhoon’!

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[This review is cross-posted from Okay! Musume Time] The Summer is here, and I bet you are prepared, but let me ask you this… did you get ready for an Up Up Typhoon? Up Up Girls are one of those Indie Idol groups who, despite how amazing they are, and…