Shuukan Idol – Last Piiiiiin Edition

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In this week’s Shuukan Idol, we say goodbye to Piiiiiin as they performed their final live this week. They were a solid idol group that unfortunately decided to go their own separate ways after a handful of releases. Best of luck Piiiiiiin members!

But it’s not all sadness, since we also get a handful of MVs from Desu. Rabbits, Bitter & Sweet, AKB48, and Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da. That and more in our 6 highlights of the week!


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Tsugunaga Momoko gets solo Best Of album, packed full of cuteness

Momo is legendary, and it’s hard to deny that she has left a mark in the idol world. Thankfully, she seems to be getting a proper send off with an album packed full of music for fans to enjoy. Full details are available above, but it’s safe to say that it’s a must have for Momo fans!

Niji no Conquistador loses Otsuka Miyu, Suyama Emiri on hiatus

Niji no Conquistador are among my favorite groups. Unfortunately, it seems like this unique group saw a hit as it lost a notable member (Miyu) while also temporarily losing one of the group’s most popular members (Emiri). We wish Miyu the best and hope to see Emiri back soon!

Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da go full color in the MV for Wagamama Shinsei Hominina

Not many idol groups can make a song cute and also unsettling. Thankfully, that’s Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s whole theme so they did just that by combining scenes of the members singing together with scenes of them beating up a teddy bear on a noose. It’s an interesting mix that works surprisingly well!

AKB48 go to school in the MV for Negaigoto no Mochigusare

AKB48 have apparently found the formula for success: shots of real people interacting with AKB48 members. Sure, the song is a tad on the slow side but the scenes of them singing, playing, and spending time with lucky kids makes the MV memorable.

Bitter & Sweet are sweet, not bitter, in the MV for Shiawase ni Naritai

Ballads are not always everyone’s cup of tea. But, there are groups which manage to make it work, like Bitter & Sweet. As they go through the many beach scenes, the duo sing each line with passion making for a solid major debut release.

Desu. Rabbits are apparently more idol now in the MV for Desuma Spring

Death. Rabbits are no more. Thankfully, now we have Desu. Rabbits! In an odd twist, the trio (plus Buchou) perform a song that teaches us about honorifics. It’s a lighthearted take on the Babymetal formula, but it works well so make sure to check it out above!

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This week we have the Wake Up, Girls! and their song titled Koi? De Ai? De Boukun Desu! Out May 24th, the song is packed with a fun, light sound that fans are sure to adore. There are also machine guns.

Most of the fun takes place in a shot where everyone is happily having fun in a birthday party. Unfortunately, one of the members trips and causes the small cake to be slightly ruined.

Naturally, one would apologize and that would be it. But it seems like the most logical reaction is to pull out a gun and start shooting everyone as they laugh and throw stuff back in a colorful slow motion shot.

That being said, the song is a lighthearted release that is playful while also being catchy. Visually, it’s an interesting setting that can only work in idol-world. Check out the MV below!

Koi? De Ai? De Boukun Desu!
Wake Up, Girls!

Unfortunately, most of their releases are anime related (they are voice actresses after all) so getting them outside of Japan can be tricky. But, if you’d like to check their releases make sure to check them out below:

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

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