Shuukan Idol -UP UP GIRLS 2nd Generation, and More


In this week’s Shuukan Idol, we get the exciting announcement that UP UP GIRLS will be adding new members to their already talented lineup.

Alongside the release of MVs from Morning Musume ’16, Flower Notes, and The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY, they all make this week a stellar standout.

Check out our top 6 highlights of the week!


UP UP GIRLS kakko Kari announce 2nd generation audition

UP UP GIRLS have one of the most solid lineups of any idol group out there. But, it seems like the times are changing since they have just announced the addition of a new generation of members. Will they be able to keep up?

The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY release the MV for Sanpai! Goshuin girl☆

That-name-is-too-long-LADYBABY have been quiet since the announcement that LADYBEARD was going to be leaving the group. How can this former trio recover their status in the world of alternative idols? By releasing a hard rock song with an instrumental that is nothing short of amazing.

BPM15Q tantalize our hearts with the announcement of their 1st album

BPM15Q are catchy, kawaii, and their music is nothing short of a sweet wonderland of EDM. Despite that, it has been hard to find their songs due to their limited releases. Thankfully, that is about to change with the release of their 1st album!

Morning Musume ’16 go full terminator in the MV for Sou Janai

Morning Musume ’16 are an interesting idol group, going for a new sound with every release and rarely sticking to one formula. This time, we get to enjoy a more mature styled idol release just days after the release of an MV where they dressed as cats.

Flower Notes activate my allergies in the MV for Koibana

What do you get when you combine flowers, idols, more flowers, and more flowers? Flower Notes! Sharing their major debut single Koibana, it’s well worth a look for those who are looking for a solid release with an idol touch.

Mano Erina is still cute, announces new PB titled KAGEROH

Mano Erina is by far my favorite idol to come out of H!P. But, it’s been hard to find out what she has been up to since she has focused on purely acting since her graduation. Thankfully, she has announced the release of a more mature styled PB to commemorate her 10th year since her debut.


The world is changing there is no doubt about that, and while I won’t go into specifics we could all use a little bit of an escape to help our mind feel at ease and remember what unites all of us: music.

Personally, J-pop and idol music are what helps make my day feel complete. The happy, upbeat melodies help brighten up even the rainiest of days. From Morning Musume ’16, to AKB48, E-girls, BiSH, and more, there are literally endless varieties of music to enjoy and help melt away the world around us.

That being said, Akishibu Project recently teamed up with OKAMURA to release one of the catchiest songs in recent memory. It’s one of the most unique MVs since they try their hardest to make it seem natural and not like a CM at all, but it’s fairly obvious at times.

Make sure to check out the teeth brushing choreography as well as the part where all the members wag their butts at an angel:

You can be the difference between an amazing day and a bad day to someone else. Smile, be kind, enjoy life, and remember that the sun will always come up tomorrow.

That’s it for this week, stay tuned for the next one!