Shuukan Idol – Idols Meeting Idols Edition

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In this week’s Shuukan Idol, we have a large amount of graduations from FESTIVE and Nogizaka46. But, it’s not all sad news with a handful of new MVs to enjoy from BiSH, Tsubaki Factory, Itano Tomomi, and BRATS. That and more in our 7 highlights of the week!


> Itano Tomomi sings carefree in Los Angeles for her Just as I am MV

Itano Tomomi promised a strong start to 2018, with a new single and PB on the way. Now we finally have the release of her latest MV, and it’s packed with a lot of Los Angeles and Tomomi for fans to enjoy. Enjoy the sun drenched scenes above!

> Yukueshirezu Tsurezure add a new member, Meiyuimei

Tsurezure recently lost Cococo, leaving many fans with a Cococo-sized hole in their heart. But, it seems like they have found a new addition to their lineup called Mei. Yes, we are finally back to a full lineup! Check out her details in the post above!

> BiSH meet their idols in the MV for JAM

Meeting your most admired person is something that not many people get a chance to do. But in their latest MV BiSH get to do just that and read them a letter saying how much they mean to them. It’s a sweet MV, with the most notable scene being Ling Ling meeting Momusu’s Gaki. It’s a must see!

> Kuromiya Rei returns to BRATS, releases MV for Kimarigoto

Kuromiya Rei left LADYBABY a while back, leaving many of her fans confused about her future. Thankfully she actually had plans, and they involve her band BRATS. Yes, 2018 seems to be a big year for them with them releasing an all new MV packed full of video effects, the color black, and a lot of scenes of them jamming out under bridges.

> Perfume leap into the infinite future, announce new single Mugen Mirai

It’s always a good day when we get some new Perfume news, and this time we’re getting a new single to look forward to. Sure, we only have a picture of them dancing in the air, but it’s honestly a great preview of what is to come.

> Tsubaki Factory get frozen by love in Teion Yakedo

A good love ballad is something that any idol group should have, and thankfully Tsubaki Factory have given us just that. In this MV we get to see them frozen solid in a block of ice, singing about love, and wearing some pretty awesome detective outfits. Enjoy the full MV above!

> ANGERME are headed to Paris, France

Hello! Project has been slowly but surely sending their groups overseas to share music with fans around the world. Morning Musume, Juice=Juice, and many others have gone, with ANGERME being one of the few who hadn’t … until now. Yes, fans in Paris will be able to enjoy their music soon!

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This week we have Zettai Chokkyu Joshi! Playballs! and their MV for Standing Double.

A baseball idol unit that sings to upbeat ska. That is a sentence that few people get to write, but it’s a great way to describe Playballs!, a unit that’s releasing their latest single on March 7th.

In this MV we get to see the group as they dance to the upbeat sound of the song. Visually, it’s a bit random but it matches perfectly with the beat of the song, with fast paced scenes showing them dancing, talking to foreigners, and even talking to a guy dressed up as a ghost.

It’s all over the place, but that’s what makes it so much fun. Check it out below!

Standing Double
Zettai Chokkyu Joshi! Playballs!

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