Shuukan Idol – C-ute Day Edition

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In this week’s Shuukan Idol, we get a handful of MVs from LADYBABY, Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da, Perfume, and Dream Ami. We also get some new single announcements from NGT48, and more details for Momusu and Yamamoto Sayaka’s latest single.

That and more in our 7 highlights of the week!


News


> Morning Musume ’17 get futuristic, colorful, and squared in the covers for their 64th single

A new Momusu single is always exciting and we finally have the covers for this interesting release. From giant triangles of light to simple photos with squares, there’s something there for everyone. Make sure to check them out in the article above!

> Inaba Manaka announces her comeback to Hello! Project

As someone with asthma, I completely understood why Inaba Manaka would go on hiatus as a result of her condition. However, we  just got the great news that she will be making a comeback to the stage and will perform in her hometown alongside the trainees. Welcome back Inaba!

> Pinky promise! LADYBABY survive the apocalypse in the MV for Pinky! Pinky!

The zombie apocalypse is something everyone is ready for, especially LADYBABY. In a colorful release packed full of adorable scenes, we get to see as they escape from a crowd of zombies we never see. It’s catchy and heavy, with a sound that is sure to please fans.

> Enjoy the feast in the colorful MV for Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da’s Dokuhakuen

Combine colorful visuals, weird guys covered in black as waiters, and Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da eating fruits and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect. It’s a fantastic song with a few rapping lines that help give it a catchy sound, so dig in!

> Dream Ami gets a broken heart in Europe for her XOXO MV

Few performers get to go to Europe for an MV, but thankfully Dream Ami is one of the few who did. Showing off the amazing streets and scenery of Scandinavia, we get to see as she sings about a broken heart. It’s a sad theme but a well done release!

> AKB48 are rich and have money, they’re also the best-selling female artists in Japanese history

Few groups manage to leave their mark on history. AKB48 has managed to do just that, becoming the best selling female artists in Japanese history. Full details for the numbers are above!

> Do you wanna see Perfume’s latest MV for If you wanna?

Perfume are known for being flashy for their MVs and their latest one is no different. Packed with floating triangles, white rooms, and flashing lights, it’s among the most futuristic releases I’ve seen from Perfume. It’s catchy so make sure to check it out!

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Encore


This week we have Momoiro Clover Z’s Sasaki Ayaka and her MV for AARIN ULTRA REMIX 2017 by DJ KOO. Out August 23rd, the track is part of her debut solo single titled My Cherry Pie / My Hamburger Boy.

From start to finish, this fairly long song manages to combine several solo performances into a single video. It’s well done, showing off some nice effects that play as she dances and sings to the crowd.

The song itself is one of the most interesting I’ve seen since it’s mainly a guy yelling stuff in between lines as Aarin sings (imagine early Momusu songs and Tsunku). It’s fairly well done though, with a catchy electronic sound uniting all of the lines together.

Make sure to check out the MV below and count how many times the word Aarin is mentioned!

AARIN ULTRA REMIX 2017 by DJ KOO
Sasaki Ayaka (Momoiro Clover Z)

If you liked that extremely upbeat and flashy MV make sure to check out her single and get a copy below:

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

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