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GEM to disband in Spring 2018

It was revealed today that iDOL Street group GEM (Girls Entertainment Mixture) would be dissolved this spring. Through Yahoo! News Japan and Nikkan Sports, GEM will continue until Spring, at which point the group will be broken up. The decision was made after almost a month of deliberations considering each …

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NECRONOMIDOL invade the US

  Alt idol group NECRONOMIDOL break into the West Coast this winter with a foursome of performances scheduled. “Darkness Over the Pacific” brings NECRONOMIDOL to four cities on the Pacific coast. In their first trip to the US, the group will make stops in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and San …

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The Fujii Rio termination

  Through a statement made this morning on the Hello! Project Official Website, it was revealed that UP-FRONT Agency terminated the contract of Kobushi Factory founding member and sub-leader Fujii Rio (18). Effectively immediately, Rio is no longer a member of neither Kobushi Factory nor Hello! Project. The statement made …

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The Hello! Project Reorganization

The new Hello! Project received its grand unveiling this morning through a special Monday edition of Hello! Station. The fates of 6 H!P members finally came to light. In summary, Country Girls’s Morito Chisaki is now a member of Morning Musume ’17, CG’s Funaki Musubu and new member Kawamura Ayano …

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Sashihara does it again 2017!

Facts first, commentary later. The List Senbatsu 01. Sashihara Rino (HKT48 – Team H) [246,376 votes – no change] 02. Watanabe Mayu (AKB48 – Team B) [149,132 votes – no change] 03. Matsui Jurina (SKE48 – Team S) [113,615 votes – no change] 04. Miyawaki Sakura (HKT48 – Team KIV) …

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