Shuukan Idol – BABYMETAL Go International, Idol MVs, and More


This week we got the announcement that BABYMETAL would be opening up for a popular American band. That as well as some idol MVs from Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, HKT48, and more make up our top 5 highlights this week!


BABYMETAL go international as the opening act for Red Hot Chili Peppers

BABYMETAL are nothing short of a phenomenon. This trio of metal idols have captured the attention of the metal scene and are slowly becoming known among most of the world with their catchy music. And it seems like this time they’ll be joining a fairly popular group as opening act …

Yamamoto Sayaka To Release Solo Album

Sayaka is by far among the most recognizable members of NMB48, and thankfully management has noticed. We don’t know much apart from a confirmation but it’s great news for those who wish to hear more songs from Sayaka.

> Stare … Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku show off their ballad skills in the MV for Massugu

With a completely unique style we start off the many ballad MVs this week with Massugu from the girls at Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku. It’s lighthearted, passionate, and weird. Just how I like my idol releases. Make sure to check it out since it’s impressive!

HKT48 go colorful for the Soramimi Rock MV

With HKT48’s latest single about to drop we were only missing one MV, and we finally got a chance to enjoy it. With an upbeat, rock sound the girls from Team TII make their way around the country side to colorful locations. Well worth a look!

sora tob sakana enjoy the country sun in the MV for Natsu no Tobira

sora tob sakana are a solid idol group with some catchy releases, and thankfully they had a chance to release their 1st album a few months ago. Fast forward a few months and we finally get to enjoy a track from that release that’s lighthearted and full of a relaxing sound.

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This week we get to enjoy an MV from an idol that many might recognize from the H!P scene: Kikkawa You. She has had some success with her solo career, having performed all over Japan with a few overseas performances here and there.

Her most recent performance was in Taiwan and we get to enjoy a version of her latest single titled Ha wo Kuishibare! with some scenes of her performing on the streets of Taiwan.

Thank you for tuning in this week, we’ll see you in the next one!