♭: Armor Girls Graduation. (Mayu Kusunoki Blog Translation)

As you may or may not know, Mayu Kusunoki graduated from Armor Girls and was promoted to/debuted in Alice Juban. This is pretty old now, but Mayu wrote a blog post about her graduation, her times in Armor Girls, and the Armor Girls members and I think it's pretty emotional and worth a read. Disclaimer: … Continue reading ♭: Armor Girls Graduation. (Mayu Kusunoki Blog Translation)

Thank you. (Rumina Toujo Blog Translation)

Here's another blog post I wanted to translate. Jun Uechi was a member of Kamen Joshi Kouhousei and Pa-Ken! with Koharu Hinata, Sora Kurumi, and Hino Takafuji. Sora and Hino were promoted to Armor Girls, Koharu to Steam Girls, and Rumina Toujou promoted from Slime Girls to Kamen Joshi Kouhousei and Pa-Ken!, making Pa-Ken! a … Continue reading Thank you. (Rumina Toujo Blog Translation)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It might be the 15th for you now, but here in America, it's still the 14th. Valentine's Day was yesterday in Japan, so we got lots of good idol content! Let's start with the songs/MVs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59GWKo85ivE Tacoyaki Rainbow's Sotsugyou Love Tasty gets you in the Valentine's mood with colors and backgrounds that are clearly inspired … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!

To All My Fans (Maki Kitamura Blog Translation)

On 2/12, Kamen Joshi members Kanon Mori and Maki Kitamura both announced graduation. I'll write a post on my feelings about it later, but I thought first I'd translate their announcements. You can read Kanon's here. Disclaimer: This is a rough translation and I am not even close to an expert at Japanese. Still, I think … Continue reading To All My Fans (Maki Kitamura Blog Translation)

An Important Announcement (Kanon Mori Blog Translation)

On 2/12, Kamen Joshi members Kanon Mori and Maki Kitamura both announced graduation. I'll write a post on my feelings about it later, but I thought first I'd translate their announcements. I'm starting with Kanon. Disclaimer: This is a rough translation and I am not even close to an expert at Japanese. Still, I think … Continue reading An Important Announcement (Kanon Mori Blog Translation)

Oshimen Time Episode 2: Mana Hoshino – Fresh Vegetables (Guest: Half)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdbTzqFadu4 The second episode of Oshimen Time has been released! Check it out if you're interested in learning about Fresh Vegetables, why there's a group called Fresh Vegetables, what it's like working staff for your oshimen, idol events in Malaysia, how eating a kebab caused one idol fan to meet their oshimen, or if you … Continue reading Oshimen Time Episode 2: Mana Hoshino – Fresh Vegetables (Guest: Half)

Top Idol Songs of 2017: 1-10

We've made it to the top 10! 10. Kamen Joshi - Kamen Tairiku -Personia- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClFA-znZtF4 At the point when Personia had its live debut, I was going to see Kamen Joshi almost every day. Leading up to it, Anna (my favorite member of Kamen Joshi) kept telling me about how emotional Personia was and how … Continue reading Top Idol Songs of 2017: 1-10

Top Idol Songs of 2017: 11-20

Getting close to the end! 20. Shuuengo Buppan - Hajimete no Cheki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUZQYtO8aaw Shuuengo Buppan is a group that debuted in July 2017 and I was interested in them right away because of their name. It translates to "after the performance buppan (sale of goods ie handshakes, pictures, CDs etc)", which you always see on … Continue reading Top Idol Songs of 2017: 11-20

Oshimen Time Episode 1: Sana Takeshita – Hachimitsu Emperor (Guest: Lucas)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxstOx1ezXo The first episode of my new podcast, Oshimen Time, has been released! Oshimen Time is a series where I talk to idol fans about their oshimen, their favorite idol that they support the most. We'll learn about how they found their oshimen, what their oshimen is like, and why they like them more than any … Continue reading Oshimen Time Episode 1: Sana Takeshita – Hachimitsu Emperor (Guest: Lucas)