Shuukan Idol – Much Factory Edition

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In this week’s Shuukan Idol, we have the latest Tsubaki Factory MVs along with videos from groups like E-girls, GANG PARADE, BAND-MAID, and more. Add in a few new single announcements from Kobushi Factory and NGT48 and you have our 7 highlights of the week!




GANG PARADE know how to release a good MV, with their latest release being packed full of scenes of them running, singing to the camera, and just being awesome. It’s fast-paced, punk-styled, and well worth a listen!

> Tsubaki Factory knit happiness in Shunrenka

Sometimes you just want to relax with an adorable song and thankfully Tsubaki Factory have released what is probably the sweetest song ever made by humans. In it we get to see the members as they are surrounded by giant balls of yarn. Add in a few slow motion shots and you have a colorful conclusion for their latest single that is just so good.

> Morning Musume 20th collide generations in Morning Coffee 20th Anniversary Ver.

Turning 20 is a big thing in Japan. Not surprisingly, we’re still celebrating Momusu’s 20th anniversary with some releases featuring OG members. In this release we get a modern take on the classic Morning Coffee. It’s a nice way to bring the classics to a new generation, enjoy it above!

> BAND-MAID play the game of world domination in DOMINATION

What do you get when you combine BAND-MAID and a board game? An amazing MV of course, showing off the members as they play a black and red game about dominating the world. It’s a nice theme and one that shows off their latest song that’s packed full of shredding guitars and catchy beats. It’s amazing, seriously.

> E-girls go full Avant-garde in Pain, Pain

Do you want to see something weird? Look no further than E-girls and their latest MV which shows off the group as they wear a variety of rather colorful outfits in dream-like settings. The song is cool and all, but that MV is something else.

> Dots sing on a starry night for Kimi ni Ochiru Yoru

Dots are an interesting group. They wear visors, they have art performances, they released a debut single that’s over 70 minutes long. Their latest release is a surprising turn with the group going for a more relaxed and epic sound with an MV packed full of starry nights. It’s a must see for those who haven’t enjoyed music from them.

> Tsubaki Factory ride a Ferris wheel in I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~

Tsubaki Factory are big fans of colors, with one of their latest MVs showing the group as they ride a giant Ferris wheel. It’s an adorable release which includes scenes of the members each having fun, which is sure to please fans. Enjoy this release above!

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This week we have AOP and their MV for Mondou Muyou de GO!! Out February 20th, the single will be released in one edition.

Have you ever wanted to see a group of idols running across a bridge to the beat of an upbeat song? You’re in luck because that’s literally all of AOP’s latest MV.  It’s shot in a similar way to a documentary with the camera following them from the time they train until they sing along to the song and run at the same time.

It’s an interesting concept and one that is sure to make you exhausted after seeing everyone run so much. Strap on your running shoes and check it out below!

Mondou Muyou de GO!!

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That’s it for this week, we’ll see you in the next one!