Shuukan Idol – Momo Graduation and More

Tsugunaga Momoko

In this week’s Shuukan Idol, eternal idol Tsugunaga Momoko announces her graduation not only from Country Girls, but also from H!P, and from the entertainment world as a whole.

Alongside that we also get a large amount of MVs from AKB48, Nogizaka46, and E-girls. That and more in our top 6 highlights of the week!


Tsugunaga Momoko announces her graduation to become a teacher

Momo is by far one of the most notable members of H!P. She’s the last member of the H!P Kids (apart from C-ute), the last member of Hello! Project All Stars, and the member with the most time in H!P (15 years!). Unfortunately, it seems like she has decided to graduate and focus on her true passion: teaching.

We’ll miss you Momo!

> AKB48 run through the fields in the MV for Happy End, and do other things in the MVs for their High Tension C/W

With a new single just a few weeks away, fans have been looking forward to more from Paruru’s last release. Thankfully, more MVs have been released, from the fields shown in Happy End, to the unveil of my new favorite AKB48 member: drone-san (or drone-kun as I like to call it) in the MV for Osaekirenai Shoudou. They’re all worth a look so check them out!

Nogizaka46 reveal more region-locked MVs from their 16th single

With a new single in the horizon and the group slowly coming out of a semi-scandal, it seems like now is the perfect time for some MVs. While they might region-lock their MVs, they can’t region-lock our passion so if you can check the MVs do so since they seem like great releases from this notable idol group.

E-girls go go go in the MV for their 18th single Go! Go! Let’s Go!

E-girls are good, no one can deny that, and it seems like they have managed to nail the catchy formula once more with their latest release. This will be the last single for member Erie, so make sure to check out the MV since it’s catchy, colorful, and nothing short of a visual treat! color blast my corneas with their new Best-of album announcement are colorful, random, and overall just one of the scene’s most notable idol groups. But, it seems like they haven’t had a single Best Of release … until now. Packed full of songs from their history as a group, fans are sure to have a happy holiday season with this release.

Goto Maki is having a 2nd child

Gomaki has been staying out of the public eye for some time now, with the occasional modeling job here and there. But, it seems like good news are in for this former Momusu idol since her family is awaiting a new bundle of joy. Congratulations!


This week we get a release from UP UP GIRLS who will be performing at Nippon Budokan in a matter of days (11/8) and who have just released a new single titled !!!!!!!!.

Showcasing vocally talented Saho Akari, the track shows her off as she makes her way through the city singing to the EDM filled track Abyssal Drop. It’s incredibly catchy, especially with Saho’s vocals which are a treat.

I’m not sure if we’ll be getting more versions of this song so I held off on doing a post, but it’s too good to ignore!

Make sure to check out the other MVs including !!!!!!!!, Ran Ran Ran, and Kimi to Iu Kasetsu. Grab a copy of the single since these girls definitely deserve it:


That’s it for this week, we’ll see you in the next one!