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The topic of "concept" plays a large role in Japan when it comes to the idol industry. With hundreds of individual, duo, and group idols present today, each and every one of them is doing their best to make their name stand out in the charts. This may not...

When you think of Japanese pop groups, you probably think of cute and sexy girls who are competing for fame. But did you know that a certain group in Japan called "Pottya (ぽっちゃ)" is shaking up the world with the weight of their chubby members? Yes, it's true! This...

KAT-TUN celebrated their 10th year debut anniversary last March 22, 2016. In spite of losing three members, the remaining members celebrated their anniversary by having a live concert called “KAT-TUN 10th Anniversary Live Tour '10Ks!'” The word “10Ks” is a short term for “thanks.” KAT-TUN wanted to convey their...

The music industry of Japan is widely distinct due to its variety of performers in both traditional and modern styles. Not only is their music different from the Western style, but also their musical performers. One of these is the ever-popular Japanese idol groups which consist of boys and...

In 2010, Sunrise, Lantis, and Dengeki G's Magazine launched Love Live!, a project that focuses on school idols. After two anime seasons, an anime movie, a mobile game app, and numerous songs and concerts, Love Live! became a legendary household name. After the successful run of μ’s, the first...

A large segment of the entertainment industry in Japan consists of none other than what we call "idols." Idols in Japan, whether performing by group or individually, gain attention and reaches out to fans from both inside the country and across the globe through their work which mostly focuses...

Just like how the popular Pokémon evolve to achieve a stronger, more powerful form, anime, as an industry, also has its own evolution cycle – something which involves a series of worldwide popularity to a year-long production decline, then back to the proliferation of short, original works. This rise and...

We have heard about how the Japanese idol industry is quite strict with their policy of not allowing their idols to date. Idols who are caught dating might face the consequence of getting fired. Sometimes, just being seen with a person of the opposite gender can spell trouble for...

If you enjoy watching eccentric music videos such as those by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ), there is another band you definitely need to keep an out for. The band is '5572320' ('Go Go Nana Ni San Ni Rei') and with a name like that, it isn't surprising that a...

There are so many idol groups in Japan that it becomes nearly impossible to become the next big thing that people will forever remember. In order to stand out from the rest, groups need to have a gimmick. One of these groups has actually found a jaw-dropping solution by...

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