Friday, 11 April 2014

Okay! Musume Digest #94 ~Ultra Late Edition~

This Digest may not contain an Idol group that you like, or that you follow. If this post does not contain an Idol group you yourself actively follow, then my deepest apologies, but I cannot follow each and every Idol group on the planet. I am one person, and whilst I do post about groups that I like as well as groups that I barely even follow (read: BABYMETAL) that does not mean I will also actively look for news on the Idols you may follow. If I do not have the resources, I will not be able to post much or anything about them. Please respect this, as I don't have the time to go scouring across the internet for Idols that I know next to nothing about, or that I have little to no resources to. Again, I am ONE person; if I had a team behind me it would be a lot easier, however this is something that I do for me, in my own free time, because I want to. I could just as easily not do this, however I do it because I want to, and I find it fun. Thank you.

This Week, in Idol News...

Loads of Singles are being released on June 4th! Hello! Project Vampires!? Yajima Maimi is gorgeous! Awkward S/mileage! Kikkawa Yuu is sexy! (What's New?) TIF reveal Artist Lineups! Graduations and Withdrawals!? BABYMETAL to come to the UK, and MORE! Are you ready for some Digestin'?
Ignore my lateness, I know. I suck.

So this week I have no excuse for my lateness... Seriously, all I've been doing is playing bloody Otome Games. I am not exaggerating. The one time I finally get into the dating sims my sister has been prodding me to play for like, what? 2 years, it's now xD I'm kind of kicking myself for it, half out of 'Oh my GOSH why have I not PLAYED YOU BEFORE NOW!?' and the other half being 'ARRRGH YOUR DIGEST, YOU HAS DIGEST, SCREEEEAM!!!'. Of course I remembered that, for my blog, I can go about my own pace, but that doesn't mean I don't feel guilty, cos I do... I feel stupidly guilty, especially since I have been consistently late these past few months/weeks...

Which is why I guess I am changing my due date for Digest to Thursday/Friday. It will be either one, but it's still going to be later than a Wednesday xD Hopefully this will mean I am less (lol yeah right) lazy and actually do it on the due date. I dunno, only time will tell.

Still, I profusely apologise for the lateness of this Digest. That said, I won't always post it on time because of whatever happens in my personal life, or distractions...

Wait, how did you get in here!?

(As always, be sure to use ctrl + f for easier navigation within the Digest! Have fun and peace out!)

#Weekly Happenings
#Video of the Week
#Picture of the Week
#News of the Week
#Hello! Project News
#Up-Front Promotion News
#AKS News
#Misc Idols and Groups News
#Miscellaneous News
#PV/Song Previews
#Press Release/Promotional Video's
#Performances and TV Appearances

Weekly Happenings

I'm not exaggerating when I say literally NOTHING happened other than, er, Otome Games... >o> Sorry XD

Video of the Week

Kimi no Koto Mamoritai! by Doll☆Elements

I swear, this has been my Video of the Week before, but I don't care! This has been my Jam this week, alongside Install and Bitter&Sweet (both by the group Bitter&Sweet), but this one has been the song I have just... well, jammed HARD to these past couple of days. It's literally what I have woken up to in my mind and just wanted to sing along to. It's cute, sweet, the vocals have a pretty good variety, and those little ad-libs in the song! Just. So. SWEET!

Also, that video is adorable as anything. I just want to dress them all up and hug them! Can I? Can I please? ;A;


Picture of the Week

Are you ready for bed? Because I sure am...~

Is that a negligee!?


Hello! Project News

The promotional art for Morning Musume and S/mileage's up-coming musical Lilium has been revealed! The stage play will also include members of the Hello! Project Kenshuusei as well.

Sayashi Riho and Wada Ayaka will take the lead roles of the play, which is a gothic tale about cute vampires.


Please let Haruka be the man, please let her take on her role as a dude, please... please let her seduce Zukki... PLEASE D8

Also why isn't Meimi a lead!? THIS IS HER SHINING MOMENT!!!

Morning Musume

Bewbs of Musume will release her next photobook in May, it has been revealed!


Included; Bewbs. With a side of Bewbs. OH LOOK, more Bewbs.

... Oh, and a housVewife pic too. Wait, is that a naked apron!?

Sony Music Shop

Ikuta Erina and Iikubo Haruna both grace another version of Anican R Yanyan!!'s May cover!


Jesus Christ, they chose two of MoMusu's best looking gals. HummanaHummana!!!


It has been revealed that, on April 19th, Morning Musume will perform a studio live on CDTV! This will be the first appearance on the show in years for the group.


HOLY HECK O-O They're coming back, y'all ;w;

Berryz Kobo

The Digest for Berryz Kobo's FC performances at ANNEX has been uploaded, so be sure to check it out!


Ahhh, Momoko is so cute in this... maybe it's the absence of her Devil horns? And the fact that she acts somewhat like her age? And because she sings like a human? Either way, her presence is wonderful in this.

Oh look, Miyabi dressing like an old lady again~


A digest for Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki and Hagiwara Mai's birthday FC event has been uploaded! Be sure to check it out!


Wait, they all have birthdays close together!? Hopefully they all get a cake each! XD

The digest for Yajima Maimi's solo DVD Blue Wind has been unveiled! Be sure to check it out for beautiful legs and the womanly essence that is Yajima Maimi!


Gurtdammnit, WHY YOU MAKE ME LIKE YOU!?!?

Suzuki Airi has graced the cover of Anican R Yanyan!! magazine!


And doesn't she just look beautiful?


Katsuta Rina will appear in Gekkan Entame on April 30th, it has been revealed! Be sure to anticipate it!


Wait, isn't... isn't Gekkan Entame quite gravure-y? OUR BABY IS GONNA BE IN A BIKINI!!!

Good lord, please let her be in a bikini... I wanna see it XD

S/mileage's profile images have been updated!


However fucking weird it is to say this, and seriously, I feel creepy... Rina is the best looking one in this get-up out of the lot. Seriously, she's the only one who suits it and I think its because she looks about 5+ years older than the rest of them, even if she is one of the youngest...

Sorry Loli's, the rest of you don't suit the Dominatrix image, even if those outfits are cute-ish-in-a-sexual-way...

Also, lovin' how Nyon is so fucking done in that picture of the whole group. Fucks given that day = None... or N(y)one.

(Top Row: Limited A + B Centre Row: Limited C + Regular A Bottom Row: Regular B)

The covers for S/mileage's single Mystery Night / Eighteen Emotion have all been revealed!


Jesus Christ, they used a real background for Reg. A!!! ARRRGH!!! 

Shock and surprise aside, these are not very flattering images, are they? In nearly all of them okay, all of them at least one girl looks awkward or like she gives little to no fucks. Like, Kanananana looks like she wants to cry in all of these covers, Dawa looks stiff and awkward as heck in most of the covers (especially Reg. B and Reg. A, urgh), Nyon doesn't care any more (the soul has been sucked outta her eyes) and I think Meimi has no clue why this is happening to her.

Either way, bad covers are bad. Not in style or whatever, style is okay (though over-used... UFP be liking this kinda style as of late) just in... execution, how the girls look, how they portray 'emotion' (lack of). Just... it's all so forced and awkward and bad!!!

Just... just no!

S/mileage Discography | Tokyo Girls' Update

S/mileage have been featured on another version of Anican R Yanyan!!'s May cover!


Identity Crisis-san!!! Try to look less bored, Dawa!!! More soul, Nyon! Kanananana, don't cry now! Meimi, more fangs!



Juice=Juice will perform at Sakura Fes Bomber E on May 4th, it has been revealed!


And there they shall continue to charm the fans with their singing (Karin, Sayuki, Tomato), killer looks (everyone), belly buttons (Akari), sweetness (Yuka) and loveliness. Ahhh, I am jealous of those who get to look upon them... -sobs-

Sakura Fes

The Event V covers for Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no Kiss / Are Kore Shitai! have been revealed!


I have to say, I like the whole chop/change puzzle-esque theme of the Hadakax3 cover. Now, whose leg is that, and whose hip does that belong to...?

Hello! Project News

Hello! Pro Kenshuusei

It has been announced that the next Nama Tamago Show concerts will be held on June 1st, 7th and the 14th.


And there cries of RIKAKO~~~~ will ring out as Wota wotagei their lives away for her!

Well... not their lives, per-say... o-o

Up-Front Promotion News

Kikkawa Yuu has been featured in the Wani Books Gravure Collection #118!


Awww yeah, look at them dead, soulless eyes that are so blank and dead, it's strangely sexy... dayumn, dem eyes~

Still... bikini Kikka = HNNG!!!

Wani Books Gravure Collection

Mano Erina featured on the April 5th issue of Kinema Junp magazine, promoting THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR-.


It's weird not seeing her in a bikini whilst on a magazine cover, not gonna lie o-O

Kinema Junpo

A video titled Ayano Sato / CUTIE COLLECTION 2014 has been uploaded to the UFZS channel, showing off the cuteness that is Ayano Sato and the change in her beauty as she has grown.

The video promotes her fashion blog, Ayano-Blog.


Ooooh, a pretty nice move promotion-wise for her blog. It's simple, cute and a tad bit corny, but it works! I like how cute and sweet she looks... ahhh, become my girlfriend, Ayano...~

AKS News

Itano Tomomi has announced that she will be releasing her first album, currently untitled, on July 2nd as well as announcing that she will hold her first nationwide tour.

Her first album will contain 15 songs.


Major congratulations are in order for Tomochin on successfully creating her first album, and also for her nationwide tour! I love her comments in the source link though, mostly the one about her being called a Yuuki Onna, haha! XD

Also, that outfit she's wearing in the image is kinda... ew? xD


The 48 million 47 members of AKB48's Team 8 have been chosen! For this Team, one girl was chosen from each prefecture of Japan, and are aged between 12 and 19! The group was created with the concept of 'Idols who meet the fans' and were created as a collaboration project between AKB48 and Toyota.

The full list of Team 8's members is available via the source.


This Team is more of a sell-out than AKB48 and the rest of the franchise is as a whole. Yes, I said franchise. It's rather funny how they managed to make one team more of a product than the whole 48's are, actually... though in a way I feel sorry that the girls are simply there for the sake of making money and being a product of promotion.

In a way though, I guess that's how most Idols work... -sigh-

J-Pop Idols

AKB48 will release their 4th Documentary film, it has been revealed. Titled Documentary of AKB48 The time has come, Shoujotachi wa, ima, Sono Senaka ni Nani Omou?, the documentary film will open in theatres nationwide on July 4th.

The documentary film will feature the groups big team reshuffle, Oshima Yuko's graduation, and also the 37th single senbatsu elections to be held this June. There will also be interviews and behind the scenes footage.

Furthermore, a special website has been opened, and a trailer for the documentary film has been revealed.


Hmmm, another documentary film? I haven't watched the others, but it's nice to see that they are still giving us documentaries about Japan's biggest super-group. I mean, I love documentaries why the hell have I not watched these then!? so I think for a group to do this is a really good move, especially one with such popularity like the 48's.

Seeing the trailer actually makes me want to see it too... oh dear >o>

Official Websit | Tokyohive | Tokyohive 2J-Pop Idols

It has been revealed that AKB48 members Owada Nana, Kawaei Rina and Takahashi Juri will star in the drama Sailor Zombie, where the girls take on the roles of highschool students fighting against zombies whilst continuing their studies.

Mukaichi Mion, a Kenkyuusei member, will make an appearance as a cute zombie.

The drama will consist of 12 episodes, with the first starting on April 18th.


... Oh Christ, I can already tell that this will be bad XD The make-up looks terrible for the Zombie XD XD XD


J-Pop Idols


On April 10th it was revealed that Team E's Icguchi Shiori and Kaneko Shiori would be graduating from the group. The girls will continue to participate with the group in up-coming events until April 29th, with their last show on April 22nd.
"I decided to graduate as I wanted to do what I want to do from now on." - Iguchi Shiori
"This year, I was peacefully able to graduate high school, and starting from spring, I became a college student. It will be 4 years since I came to Nagoya in my third year of junior high. I believe this is a good time to take the new step forward." - Kaneko Shiori (Trnaslations from Tokyohive)

Oh wow, SKE is going through the same Graduation massacre as NMB did in 2012! O-O This is weeeird... Oh my oh my D8 Why must so many fall!?!?!?

Tokyohive | J-Pop Idols

Misc Idols and Groups News

It has been revealed that Bakusute Sotokande Icchome members Hario Arisa, Horiuchi Kaori and Moroboshi Azuna will participate in Napoli Comicon and Katagames 2014 in Italy this year!

The members will attend the events on April 26th-27th for Katagames 2014 at Catania in Sicily, and the event for Napoli Comicon will take place from May 1st until the 4th at Mostra d'Oltremare in Naples.

This will mark the members' first appearance overseas.


Aaaaaand I am fuckin' jelly of those who get to see them. DAMNIT D8

J-Pop Idols  | Tokyo Girls Update

Groups performing at KAWAII POP FES by@JAM, to be held in Hong Kong on June 28th, have been unveiled! The groups performing are Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), Cheeky Parade,, Tokyo Girls' Style, Dorothy Little Happy and Himekyun Fruitcan!


Wow, that's a pretty bitchin' lineup they have there o-o the only one I wouldn't care to see is DLH, but that's my personal problem... still, bitchin' lineup!!! 8D

Kawaii Pop Fes

The first set of artists for Tokyo Idol Festival 2014 have been revealed! Artists include Idoling!!!, Idoling!!! NEO, Kikkawa Yuu, Sakura Gakuin, Fudanjuku, PASSPO☆, i☆Ris, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), Weather Girls, Afilia Saga, Dream5, THE Possible and more!

Further artists will be announced soon!


Already the lineup looks strong, and of course Fudanjuku will be there XD I swear, they are like, the announcers of the event...

Ooooh but will Vanilla Beans be there this year? O-O I can't see them on the list! D8

TIF 2014 | J-Pop Idols | Tokyo Girls Update

(Left: Type A Right: Type B)

GEM will release their second single Do You Believe? on June 4th it has been revealed! The feature song is also being used as the opening theme song for the show Pink!ss.

Three versions are available; Type A, Type B and a Special Edition which will only be available at event venues and on the mu-mo store.

Type A will come with a DVD that includes the Music Video and an off-shot video, whilst Type B will come with three songs instead of two. The Special Edition will come with the two main songs on the single, as well as the instrumentals for the songs.

Track List:

1) Do You Believe?
2) Like A Heartbeat
3) Just! Call Me (Type B only)

(Instrumental Versions) (Included only on the Special Edition)


First and foremost; HELL YEAH GEM!!! Second; Anyone notice how the track titles create a well-structured sentence? Take away that ! in Just! Call Me and you have Do you believe? Like a Heartbeat, just call me~ IT MAKES SENSE!!!

I love it XD

J-Pop Idols

Prizmmy☆ have revealed their newest member, Miyazaki Hina! Originally, Hina had been a part of Prism☆Mates, however she replaced the spot of Sema Ayami, who graduated from the group on March 30th this year.


Not a big fan of the group, but welcome to Hina and congrats on successfully joining the group! I hope she enjoys working with the other members!

J-Pop Idols

Tokyo Girls' Style will release their new album, titled Killing Me Softly, on June 4th it has been revealed. This will be their 4th album release.

14 songs will be contained within the album, including their recent single songs and new titles. Three editions will be available to purchase.

The track list will be included in the source.


With a title like that, even I want to buy it! It's a rather good title (and saying) xD

J-Pop Idols

Palet have revealed that on April 24th, during their release event for their second single, the group will form a special one-time unit with Enka singer Jiro Kanmuri, a senior in their company and an experienced Enka singer.

Palet have asked fans to come up with a unit name, with entries being given between a period of the 9th until the 18th of April, and the winner will receive an autograph of palet and Jiro Kanmuri. The unit's name will be revealed on April 24th.

Both palet's second single and Jiro Kanmuri's new single Boukyo Etoranze, will be released on April 23rd.


A group that's generic as fuck, but hey, at least they're doing something different!

Tokyo Girls Update

On April 7th, E-girls and Happiness member Sugieda Mayu announced her withdrawal from both groups, with plans to perform as a soloist.
"Not only singing and dancing, but I want to challenge myself to new possibilities and grow." 
"This is not goodbye. I will do my best that this will become a new start, and will lead to the future." - Sugieda Mayu (Tokyohive Trnaslation)

As always, it's saddening to see a member leave a group, and even though I hardly follow E-girls now (their music became bland) it's sad to see a talented member leave. Still, it seems that she knows what she wants to do with her life and I am glad she has decided to further grow in her solo performances from here on out! Good luck Mayu! I hope your future becomes brighter, and far more colourful.

It has been announced that Weather Girls will release their new single titled Like You ♥ Anyway, which will go on sale from June 4th. The title song will be used as the ending theme for the drama Tetsuko no Sodatekata, which premiered on April 7th.

There will be three different types for the single; Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B and Regular Edition.

Furthermore, the girls will make an appearance in the drama their song is used as the ending theme for, and will play as girls who are part of an Idol group called Tetsudou Girls.


Woohoo, some more Weather Girls! I swear, we always need more Weather Girls! Hopefully this song rocks instead of sucks, because their last single rocked... well, the A-side did... STILL! BRING ON THE MUSIC!!!


BABYMETAL will participate at Sonisphere Festival UK from July 4th until the 6th this year! The rock festival will be held at Knebworth Park.


Holy shit an Idol group finally come to England and it's one of the few groups I pay barely any attention to XD


J-Pop Idols | Tokyo Girls Update

Miscellaneous News

Character visual art for the up-coming live action adaptation of Lupin III has been revealed! Oguri Shun will play the lead, Lupin, whilst Tamayama Tetsuji plays as Jigen Daisuke, Ayano Go as Ishikawa Goemon, Kuroki Meisa as Mine Fujiko, and Asano Tadanobu portraying the role of Zenigata Koichi.

The film is set for release on August 30th.



... Please note, I have only ever seen the Ghibli production of Lupin II >o>

PV/Song Previews

The short music video for Lovely★DOLL's High Jump!! has been revealed! Be sure to check it out!


Okay, so when I first saw this I was like 'it's cute, I like it, it has that feeling of 'pick yourself up when you're down'' kind of look, but I also thought that it sounded strangely like Koisuru Angel Heart, and it really made me want to listen to that song...

Even now, I get that Koisuru Angel Heart feeling XD Still, I like it. It's sweet and refreshing in sound, but still fun and hopeful too! I hope for the full video soon!

Press Release/Promotional Videos

A promotional clip for The Next Generation -Patlabor- has been unveiled! The u-coming movie features Mano Erina~


... Wait, is this supposed to be serious or a comedy? Ehhh forget it, Mano-chaaaan!!! And did I just see topless men covered in sweat, their faces obscured!? HELLO!!!

MAiDiGi TV and Tokyo News Service have uploaded videos fromt he press release event for Yajima Maimi's latest photobook, PURE EYES! Be sure to check it out and have a good look!


Ahhh, the boring one... bland, but damn she is gorgeous! Those legs, that face... why so pretty, Maimi!?

I really feel like she has become a woman lately... uhu...~



Aaaand that be all for this week, me hearty's! Hopefully this weeks of News (what late, late news) has not gone stale or left a bad taste in your mouth! Well, if it has, I apologise... ;w; Still! For fresh news, or as fresh as week-long news can get, you shall have to wait until next time! Until then me dears, take care, Love Idols and DIGEST!!! What News did you discover today? ;)


1 comment:

  1. Dear sweet mother of God! Shun playing lupin!? Must.See. Thanks for uploading again. I love the variety of groups you choose for the digests