Tokyo Sports published an article about Sakura Gakuin 2017 members featuring impressions of Miku Tanaka and Miki Yagi. The article also focus on Sakura Gakuin's popularity thanks to the Graduates Airi Matsui, Ayaka Miyoshi and also BABYMETAL. Read the article translated below.
Tokyo Sports about Sakura Gakuin's attention thanks to Graduates & BABYMETAL
Sakura Gakuin is a growth period limited unit which gathered 800 enthusiasts fans at the live event "Sakura Gakuin 2017 - Transference Ceremony" in Tokyo on May 7.
Sakura Gakuin is an Idol group formed by the major entertainment office "Amuse" and their activities are based on a school life theme and club activities. "Growth period limited unit" means that members' principle is they must graduate from the group in March when they completed their education at Junior High School.
After 8 songs during the "home room" two people were introduced Miku Tanaka (10 years old) and Miki Yagi (10 years old) as transfered students (new members) as the group reached 12 members once again.
Tanaka at first said: "I'm not going to get nervous on stage (behind the scenes) but now I'm very nervous!". Plenty of courage. On the other hand Yagi at the beginning said: "Almost dying of nervousness..."
The unit became on topic thanks to cute graduates like Airi Matsui (20 years old) who appeared acting in the drama "GTO" and Lotte "Ghana Milk Chocolte" commercial, the model Ayaka Miyoshi (20 years old) and the three people unit BABYMETAL who gained worldwide popularity.
A music official said that Momoko Okazaki is "the second daughter of Hakata Daikichi of the comedy duo Hakata Hanamaru Daikichi. Okazaki is very good at dancing with a very cute looking, but also has a similar potential to his father who can also do both things. Also Tanaka who joined this year won the Grand Prix last year at the model audition of the girl manga mangazine "Ciao". The unit is also drawing attention as an institution which breeds their own popular talents."
On June 4 will be their first appearance at the "Amuse Fes" (at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center in Chiba) gathering also Perfume, Porno Grafftti and others.
Article by: Tokyo Sports.
Translation by: Maik Gianino.