Shuukan Idol – Bye Bye GEM Edition

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In this week’s Shuukan Idol, we have a handful of MVs from Fuwafuwa, Wake, Up Girls!, Sakidori Hasshinkyoku, and more. Add in a graduation here and a disbandment there and you have our 7 highlights of the week!


> Fuwafuwa dance among cherry blossoms in Sakura Namiki

Cherry blossoms are big in Japan, so it’s not surprising to see that they are all over the place in Fuwafuwa’s latest MV. I’m not kidding, they are literally all over the place. But, if you manage to look past that you will be able to enjoy the dance and singing to find a pretty relaxing song that is worth a look.

> Wake Up, Girls! go celtic in Suki no Skill

Celtic music is not used as frequently in the idol scene, with only a handful of songs coming to mind (BiSH’s OTNK). But, Wake Up, Girls! are kicking off the celtic influence with their song Suki no Skill. It’s soft but a cute release with a ton of scenes of them preparing for a fancy party. A nice video that fans of the group are sure to enjoy.

> Bye Lemon. Ichikawa Miori is leaving NMB48

AKB48 are no strangers to graduations, but every once in a while we get to see a notable member leave the lineup of one of its groups. Unfortunately, it’s NMB48’s turn with Ichikawa Miori announcing her decision to leave. Full details are available above, thank you for everything Miori!

> PassCode are going back to the past with a re-recording album titled Locus

PassCode are amazing. There’s no denying that this group has a bright future ahead of them now that they are on a major label. But, they have several songs from their indie days that are solid that not many people might know of. Thankfully, newer fans will be able to enjoy a re-recorded album featuring all of these tracks soon. Take my money PassCode.

> Rhymeberry help out a mangaka in GA-MAN

Ghost idol groups are not a thing, but Rhymeberry seem to be among the first with their latest MV. In it, we get to see them as they hang around a guy who gets extremely passionate about writing manga. It’s fun and all over the place, perfect for anyone to enjoy.

> Sakidori Hasshinkyoku wave the checked flag in Karimen Destiny

Sakidori Hasshinkyoku are back after losing a member with a catchy single packed full of checkered flags and cars. Add in an incredible song and plenty of fun scenes of them racing in tricycles and you have a must see video. Seriously, check it out, you won’t be disappointed!

> GEM is disbanding

GEM have long been recognized as a talented idol group since they formed. But, all good things have to unfortunately come to an end. Full details for GEM’s decision to disband and final performance are listed above. Thanks for everything GEM!

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This week we have KAEDE. to YUME. from Devil ANTHEM. and their song P.M.3.

From what you can already tell, this special rabbit-eared unit debuted under Devil ANTHEM. some time ago and has been performing songs for fans who go to their lives since then. Most of their music tends to have a different sound compared to main Devil ANTHEM. releases, with this song having a slight hip-hop feel that is incredibly catchy.

Unfortunately, you can’t get these songs anywhere else other than Devil ANTHEM. lives, but hopefully someday we can see the songs pop up online for fans to enjoy. Meanwhile, check out the video below!

KAEDE. to YUME. from Devil ANTHEM.

Bonus – Check out this other track titled Fill in the blanks that they released back in December:

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KAEDE. to YUME. from Devil ANTHEM.

If you’re liking this unit, make sure to check out Devil ANTHEM’s releases below:


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