Shuukan Idol – Coming of Age Edition

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In this week’s Shuukan Idol, we get a large amount of news about retirements, new solo careers, graduations, and releases. It’s surprisingly light on MVs, but packed full of surprising news for fans to enjoy. That and more in our 7 highlights of the week!


> Fujii Shuuka is leaving Flower, retiring from entertainment

A spinal injury is something that can derail a performer’s career, and unfortunately Fujii Shuuka is the latest to be affected by this condition. After going through a lengthy hiatus, she has decided to retire from the entertainment industry and has left Flower. What are her future plans? Check out the post above for more details!

> Suzuki Airi is starting a solo career

C-ute is no more, but the now ex-members have been active in the entertainment industry for some time in several ways. In fact, Suzuki Airi has just announced her plans to finally debut, to the pleasure of many fans. We are still some time away from the release, but it’s safe to say that 2018 is the year of Airi.

> E-girls go full ballad in the drama MV for Aishiteru to Itte Yokkata

E-girls have been dominating with their catchy music for some time now. But, one area they haven’t explored that much is the world of ballads, until now. Their latest release will be packed full of emotion and a lot of walking. Check out the MV for this release above!

> Pour Lui is graduating from BiS

You can’t have BiS without Pour Lui … until next March of course. In a rather surprising move, Lui has announced that she will no longer be a member of a group that she founded. It’s an end of an era and something that is sure to change BiS and their future.

> NECRONOMIDOL are releasing a new single titled STRANGE AEONS

The queens of darkness are back with an all new single, this time with a collaboration with another group and another epic sounding release. Full details are in the post above, but it’s safe to say that this single is sure to be a hit for those who want to get their dark idol fix.

> Beboga! are going major with Nippon Columbia

Beboga! have been active for some time, with several releases bringing unique ideas for fans to enjoy. Naturally, a major label debut is in order and thankfully they got just that. It’s a great way to kick off the year and one that is sure to be the first of many!

> Itano Tomomi will release a 10th single this February

Itano Tomomi is starting 2018 right with the news that she will be releasing a new single and a new PB. So you can enjoy some pictures of Tomomi relaxing in Los Angeles in a bikini while you listen to her sing, which is sure to be a perfect afternoon for many. Check out the full post for more details!

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This week we have Hime Kyun Fruit Can and their song STAND UP!! 

Most of the MV is them dancing as one member wears the rather big glasses and sings. There are a few scenes of them dancing as a group, but it’s safe to say that the budget was fairly limited and appears to have been spent mostly on those glasses.

However, the song is by far one of the catchiest I’ve heard from them, with a hard hitting rock sound that is sure to please fans of idolcore. That alone is worth a look so make sure to check it out!

> The MV could trigger those who are sensitive to flashing so watch with caution <

Hime Kyun Fruit Can

If you enjoyed that hard hitting song from Hime Kyun Fruit Can, check out their other releases below:


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