Category Archives: Video Spotlight

Idols Dance for Sally the Witch Part 2A

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Yesterday I posted an article on the Sally the Witch mania that has hit Japanese Idol genre with Idols locked in a battle to win a contest by Idol Matsuri . The solo Idols and group Idols taking part in this 6 month long contest have to perform their version…

Idol Rock Unit Splash! Looking to Survive with New Single

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Idol Rock unit Splash! Is a group that I have been following since their debut in 2009 .This unit has seen its share of members come and go ,but Aya Sakohata and Arisa Hoshino have seen it through. Their new single “Survive” would fit any JMetal album ,it`s just that…

Idols Across Japan Dance for Sally the Witch

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Sally the Witch mania has broken out across Japan as Idols have grabbed their video cameras and put on their best magical charms for Sally the Witch. Just what is Sally the Witch you ask? Sally the Witch (魔法使いサリー). It is a magical girl anime series based upon a manga…

Mysterious New Artist, Did Tsunku`s Daughter Have Debut?

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Normally our focus is on lesser known Idol units who are not as well covered as the large house company groups ,however something has the Idol wotas all in a state of investigation and excitement. There is a new artist that has made her debut ,that looks a lot like…

Play Balls Idol Group: The Absolute Fastball Girls’ Corps

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Play Balls is a new Idol group that describe themselves as “the absolute fastball girls’ corps”. Play Balls goal is to become the official supporters team for the 2017 Japanese World Baseball Classic team . The seven member group features a  statistical score system that gives the members baseball player…

SRAM Brings Idol Rock to Life with Mentai Rock Sound

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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…

The Land of Idols Crowdfund Idol Film Project

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The Land of Idols is a crowd-funded documentary on the world of Japanese Idol genre and is directed by Jean Armand Bougrelle through production by Loaded Films. The Land of Idols takes a look at the world of Idols in a very respectful way .Much too often when talking about…

Eren Uncrowned Queen of the Indie Idol World

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Eren-Chan is a self-described “once in a 100 years Idol genius” , she is the self-described “uncrowned Queen of the Indie Idol world” .Here love and poison Tsundere nature and voice has captured many hearts and collected rave reviews in the Indie Idol ranks. Eren-Chan is a “sentimental “hard rock…

Get WILD With International JPop Artist Kevn

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The other day I had the time to be properly introduced to a singer that I had heard of briefly before. I say briefly only because outside of my normal metal genre ,when focusing on Idol genre and Pure Idol Heart I tend to only focus on female groups ,however…

Karin Maruyama: A True Idol to the Very End

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Back in March we introduced our readers to a true Idol in every way. My one regret is that Karin did not cross my path sooner, so I could enjoy her singing longer. Karin suffered from brain and lung cancer and until her final few hours May 22 2015, she…