Shuukan Idol – Summer Mango Edition


In this week’s Shuukan Idol, we get MVs from SKE48, DEADLIFT LOLITA, and many many more groups. There’s also details about Hello! Project’s newest lineup changes, a few covers to enjoy for Mizuki’s new PB, and a pair of graduations.

That and more in our top 6 highlights of the week!


> Choose me! BAND-MAID rock out in the MV for Choose me

BAND-MAID have been on a roll lately and this time we have a new song to enjoy which is packed full of impressive music and visual effects. It’s intense, it’s catchy, and it’s a must see for those who like maid outfits with their rock.

> PINK CRES. have fun fun fun in the MVs for Kirei Kawai Mirai and fun fun fun

PINK CRES. are finally getting a debut album and fans just recently got to enjoy two tracks from it. One is a performance from the last Buono! live that is fairly well done, and the other is a proper MV packed full of fun. They’re both a must see for fans of this new group!

> Hello! Project changes up everything, announces new member additions

Hello! Project recently announced an interesting system where members of Country Girls and Kenshuusei would be moved to groups within H!P. We finally know where all of the members will be moving to and there are some surprising additions. Check out the post above for the details as well as a video of the members meeting their new groups!

> Yurumerumo! hypnotize us with their MVs for Moi Moi and Unmee

Yurumerumo! are releasing a new mini-album and have been slowly releasing previews to get fans hyped. Their latest MV shows them off as they work in a cafe and in true Yurumerumo! fashion it ends up into a fantastic feast of chaos. There’s also a simple but fun karaoke MV for Unmee that is extremely catchy. Both are highly recommended!

> DEADLIFT LOLITA turn up the pump to 100% in the MV for Pump Up JAPAN

Japan is interesting. Take this MV for example, where DEADLIFT LOLITA sing alongside several colorful wrestlers as they pump up everyone to the beat of an exciting song. It’s fun and entertaining, and it can’t be described with words alone so make sure to check it out above!

> All the bikinis! SKE48 hit the beach in the MV for Igai ni Mango

It’s summer which means that several groups are breaking out their bikinis, and this time SKE48 show off their title track from their latest single. It’s a bit on the slow side but fans of the group are sure to enjoy the visuals of the MV. Dive in and enjoy this juicy summer release!

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This week we have color pointe and their latest song titled Mahoroba Kanrakugai.

Out August 2nd, the track is part of their latest album titled Princess’s Knife.

We have covered color pointe before but for those who might be a bit new to them, they are basically a group with a future ballerina concept. Their latest release manages to combine a ballad feel with a catchy EDM instrumental for a unique sound.

It does sound a tad empty at times but thankfully the visuals help add to the atmosphere of this release. Each scene shows off the members as they dance with fans in hand, but there are also a few scenes of them blindfolded.

It’s on the simple side at times, but color pointe are good at releasing solid songs and this one is not different. Make sure to check it out below!

Mahoroba Kanrakugai
color pointe

If you liked this MV make sure to grab a copy of their album at the link below:


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