There was a time when Idoling!!! was sneaking up the path to becoming my second favorite idol group. SKE had not developed into the powerhouse they currently are. Morning Musume had not added their new generation of members. Momoiro Clover were just debuting and still unproven.
So how did they drop the ball so bad?
It’s hard for me to put my finger on it due to the lack of information here in the states about Idoling, but I have to believe they were doing some promotions in Japan. They weren’t just sitting around doing nothing were they?
Looking back on their track record, Idoling!!! has always been kind of sporadic with their music releases. There would be a sprinkle here and there of a new single that mainly that’s how it’s been. It’s definitely something they’ll have to change if they want to stay on the minds of pop fans. Especially now that there is amazing idol music coming out nearly every week.
It’s a shame too because Idoling!!! had pretty good momentum rolling into last holiday. They had just added five new members. They had a good showing at MUSIC JAPAN. They release two above average singles.
Then they went MIA for three months. Released an awkward clingy single. Then MIA for another 3 months. Late Valentine Single and Quiet Album release. And then now, we haven’t seen anything from then again for 3 months.
I really want to like this group but it’s near impossible when there are no releases. Also I’m skeptical of how much individual promotions they get. Are they not popular? Or is it a case of no fans putting these shows up because of the difficulties obtaining through proper channels? Either way, someone’s blocking these girls from becoming more popular and I don’t like it.