This year roughly 41,000 fanatics with their peace signs permanently stuck in the air are scheduled to show up for the Tokyo Idol Festival, which will feature around 140 eccentrically named idol groups — Chubiness? PiiiiiiiN? You’ll Melt More?
For its sixth year, the festival organizers plan to kick it up a notch with favorites such as Idoling!!!, HKT48 and Demagumi.Inc. According to organizers, TIF aims to spread the Japanese idol culture internationally with English information and the ability to purchase tickets overseas.
Jam-packed with girls, glow-sticks and pop music, TIF promises to be the capital of kawaii and to get stuck in your head all day.
Here we have a small list of kawaai metal, idols metal, and kawaii rock girls groups that will be there to rock the metal wota out there!
Baseball-themed girls’ rock band from Saga prefecture Ganbare! Victory have really swung for the fences in the MV for their major label debut single “Zenryoku! Start” (release date: May 20)!
Ganbare! Victory have made it to the big leagues and they have enlisted the help of former Hanshin Tigers outfielder Tsutomu Kameyama aka “the Heisei era (1989-present) King of Sliding” in helping them learn how to dive headfirst into bases in the MV for “Zenryoku! Start”. Having taken their name from the Japanese title for the 1970’s classic baseball film “Bad News Bears” (Ganbare! Bears), Ganbare! Victory was formed when the members met in elementary school and have made a name for themselves by using a lot of baseball terms in their music and being the source of encouragement for their fans
Well i dont think they need presentation as Sakura Gakuin are the idols root of BABYMETAL. But it’ the time to meet and see live newest SG members Mirena Kurosawa, Momoko Okazaki, Maaya Asō, Marin Hidaka, Kano Fujihira and Soyoka Yoshida for the first time!
In November 2012, the 2 original members were Fujii Yuki and Aina Mai. Tsubasa Fly started their activities by performing on stage at the event Heiwajima Boat Race in Ota. The girls continued to expand their activities in various live houses in Shinjuku and Shibuya in Tokyo.
Shikaki Kaori, Kamiya Ayano and Miyazawa Nonoka joined the idol group during summer 2013. Tsubasa Fly (つばさFly)Tsubasa Fly made their nationwide debut with the single Start in my Dream / Don’t Worry Be Alright released in January 2014. The songs were written and composed by Matsukuma Kenta (Scrambles) who also produces artists like BiS. Shikaki Kaori wrote the lyirics of several songs of the idol unit. She collaborates with Iguchi Ichiro (Scrambles) who is in charge of music composition and arrangement.
Tsubasa Fly’s 1st album Black & White was released in May 2015. It includes the song Break Through. Their fans are called “Tsubatomo” (つば友). At the same time, Shikaki Kaori works as a DJ. Her artist name is DJ Kathy.
In June 2012 seven members from the band B♭ (B flat) were selected to become PARTY ROCKETS.
Due to a suprising withdrawal of one member the release of the debut single “Hatsukoi Rocket” under the label avex trax was released with a delay in August 2012.
After another member left the band, PARTY ROCKETS labbel moved from avex trax to ROCKET BEATS (Universal Music) and released their second single “MIRAIE” in February 2013 with a big success.
Another member left the band and so the single “Setsuna Sora” was released with with only 4 members left. Shortly after, the leader Koume also left the band.
The 4th single “Let’s Go!!” was recorded with only 3 members (Haruka, Akari and Fumika) left and surpringly this was PARTY ROCKETS most sucessfull single so far. Many live shows, another single and even an album followed.
In an interview with Tower Records Online the 3 girls talked about their personal goal: having an official “Dome Tour”!
PassCode perform rock, pop and EDM (electro dance music) songs.The idol unit is based in Osaka. The 4 girls are from this city.Sound producer Hirachi Koji is in charge of songwriting.
PassCode debuted their activities in May 2013.
Kurohara Yuri is the only remaining member from the original line-up. Minami Nao was recruited in July 2013.3 former members successively withdrew in July, August and December 2013.
PassCodeTakashima Kaede and Imada Yuna joined the idol group in January 2014.PassCode 1st live performance was held in March 2014 at Osaka Ruido. Their 1st single Nextage was released in September 2014. The CD was followed by their 1st album All Is Vanity in October 2014. Songs featuring Imada Yuna’s shout scream are one of the characteristics of the idol grou
PiiiiiiiN is a Japanese idol group formed in December 2013.
It currently consists of 7 members. PiiiiiiiN is a sister group of PPP! PiXiON.
The concept of the idol unit is “theme park (テーマパーク)”. The idea is that, during a live performance, the fans can feel various emotions like when they go to an amusement park with their family, their friends, or the person they are in love with. So, PiiiiiiN try to combine various sides of entertainment.
The members have a cool, youth and rock image.
BiSH, new idol group produced by ex-Bis manager Junnosuke Watanabe (WACK), announced 5 members for BiSH. It is said that Watanabe launched BiSH project to start BiS again nevertheless BiS had just broke up in July last year.
Babyraids Japan (ベイビーレイズJapan) is a Japanese idol group formed in May 2012 and managed by LesPros Entertainment. It currently consists of 5 members. The leader is Denya Erika. The center is Hayashi Manatsu.
The name of the idol unit comes from the words “baby”, to show their cute side, and “raids”, to indicate a surprise attack. Babyraids are in the same agency as Kikuchi Ami from Idoling!!!. She was involved in in the creation of the unit and participates in some events with the members.
LoVendoЯ is an all-girl pop rock band under UP-FRONT CREATE. The band is led by former Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina.
LoVendoЯ was formed in 2012 after producer Tsunku and agency Up Front held an audition to find a vocalist and guitar players, at the same time it was announced that 6th generation Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina would also be a vocalist in the band. Reina later announced her graduation from Morning Musume and in November of 2012 the winners of the audition were revealed during Morning Musume’s concert tour, where they also set February 2013 as the starting date for official band activities.
Following the announcement fans were given the opportunity to help name the band by submitting their ideas to a special e-mail address. After two months, on February 3, 2013, the band name was revealed to be “LoVendoЯ” and their first national tour was announced to start on March 27, 2013
LoVendoЯ, while on their own tour, also performed as the opening act for Morning Musume during their Spring 2013 tour. Their first release was announced for May 22nd, to be an Indies Mini-Album, titled “LoVendoЯ Cover The Rock”, featuring cover songs. In early July 2013 it was announced that the band would be performing overseas for the first time at the J-POP SUMMIT Festival in San Francisco, California later that month.
The band’s major debut, to take place on July 1, 2015, was announced at the final performance of the “LoVendoЯ LIVE TOUR 2014-15 ~Anata no Heart wo Itadakimasu~” live tour on March 5, 2015.
BELLRING Girls Heart or BELLRING少女ハート is a 5 members idol unit with a different approach, their music is not typical idolish but more “punk” for saying something… if you like BiS (Brand-new idol Society) then you might like this group since the similarities are notorious but still both are different. They are a bit crazy but yet super cute.
With an average age of 16, the girls hail from the Kansai region and have been training to become the next big idol group. All of them are studying at high school while working around the clock to become amazing performers.
While many people may see this as putting too much pressure on teenagers during a crucial time of their development, they clearly have lots of fun doing what they do. The girls display strong character and the ability to deal with all situations. Not to mention the amazing support they receive from Soezimax and their senior idol group MilkyHat.
Tokyo Idol Festival
Tokyo Idol Festival happens Aug. 1-2 at the Odaiba and Aomi area in Tokyo. Tickets cost ¥6,600 for one day and ¥10,780 for both. Visit the website for more information.
Up Up Girls (Kari)
Alice in Alice
Otome no Junjo
Onnajuku All Stars
Kiyochi Ryujin 25
Sanspo Idol Reporter (SIR)
Tokyo Performance Doll
Dorothy Little Happy
Niji no Conquistador
Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome
Hachaketai from Passpo✩
Band Ja Naimon!
POP (ex Pla2me)
Bitter & Sweet
Flap Girls’ School
Bellring Girls Heart
Houkago Princess [email protected]
Yamaguchi Kassei Gakuen
You’ll Melt More!
Luce Twinkle Wink✩
凸凹凸凹 ‐Ruri Rori‐
For fans of the Idol unit BiS ,seeing them come to an end was a sad day as many felt that the unit was really just starting to find their creative stride when the end came.
However our longing for the bizarre has been answered as former BiS manager “WACK” (Junnosuke Watanabe) has created what could be labeled as the twisted sisters of BiS under the name BiSH.
BiSH stands for “Brand-new idol SHiT“ and just what their Idol mission is unclear at this time. BiSH member’s names are also a split from the Idol norm and at first reminds you members of Afilia Saga.