Episode Review : Idoling!!! - 20110315 #728

Participating Members
Mai Endo, Erica Tonooka, Fonchi, Rurika Yokoyama, Suzuka Morita, Yui Kawamura, Serina Nagano, Hitomi Sakai, Nao Asahi, Ami Kikuchi, Hitomi Miyake, Yurika Tachibana, Ai Okawa, Kaede Hashimoto, Ruka Kurata & Yuna Ito.

Hidetomo Masuno, Maiko Saito

Song Performances
Yarakai Heart [Idoling (2011)]

Main Segment
Oh Really!? Idoling!!!
(Honmadekka!? Idoling!!!)


Episode Review : Idoling!!! - 2011.03.07 #725

Idoling!!! - 2011.03.07 #725

Participating Members
Mai Endo, Erica Tonooka, Erika Yazawa, Fonchi, Rurika Yokoyama, Suzuka Morita, Yui Kawamura, Serina Nagano, Hitomi Sakai, Nao Asahi, Ami Kikuchi, Hitomi Miyake, Kaede Hashimoto & Ruka Kurata.

Hidetomo Masuno, Maiko Saito

Song Performances
Yarakai Heart [Idoling (2011)]

Main Segments
Idoling!!! Spring Sumo Tournament: Thw Fated Showdown of 1st gen vs 2nd gen
(Ozumo Harubasho: 1-kisei vs 2-kisei Innen no Taiketsu)


Idoling!!! crossing the ocean to hold an event in Taiwan

After having the show being broadcast in Taiwan for a few months now, it's now clear that they will be taking the next step by releasing a new version of last year's album SUNRISE on 2/11 and hold an event two days after on 2/13. So far all members are scheduled to appear.

Source: Idoling!!! Official Website

Idoling!!! 4th Album - SISTERS

Idoling!!!s 4th album has been announced! It will be released on 3/16 and is entitled SISTERS. There are three versions scheduled to be released - a regular version, and Limited A (+DVD) and Limited B (+Photobook). Aside from their respective extra items, all versions will include one trading card out of 20 possible.

The tracklist is now announced.

1.    Rollin'
2.    SISTER
3.    やらかいはぁと-Extended Edition-
4.    春色の空
5.    目には青葉 山ホトトギス 初恋
6.    プールサイド大作戦
7.    ア・ナ・ロ・グ
作詞:Yukako by SIMONSAYZ/作曲/編曲:kohei by SIMONSAYZ      
8.    ボクラの庭 -eco mix-
9.    eve -Voices Mix-
10.    粉雪が舞う街並みで -Powder Snow Mix-
11.    4U
12.    Queen Bee~少女の時代から~
作詞:leonn/作曲/編曲:HAN JAE HO/KIM SEUNG SOO      
13.    キャラメルラテ飲み行こー! -実は糖分過剰摂取Mix-
14.    いち恋
15.    まけへんで
16.    StarGirl★StarBoy -BuiBui Mix-
17.    Iのスタンダード -Popsicle Mix-

Source: Idoling!!! Official Website, Pony Canyon

Idoling!!! 15th Single - Yarakai Heart

Full details of Idoling!!!'s next single have finally been revealed on Pony Canyon's website. The details are as followed:

1. やらはいはぁと (Temp romanization: Yarakai Heart)
2. Queen bee~少女の時代から~ (~Shoujo no jidai kara~)
3. 粉雪が舞う街並みで (Konayuki ga Mau Machinami de)
4. いち恋 (Ichigoi) *Regular edition only

5. やらかいはぁと(Instrumental)

The single is to be released on 3/2 in three different versions which are the regular edition (PCCA.03346), Limited Edition A (PCCA.03344) and Limited Edition B (PCCA.03345). Note that track 4 is only featured in the regular edition and is most likely Team Gakuran's song. Limited A will include a QT card while Limited B has an extra DVD.

Source:  Pony Canyon, Idoling!!! Official Website


Koizumi Rumi to appear in her first stage play

Former 1st generation member Koizumi Rumi (#2) is currently rehearsing for her first stage play called "Ginza no Koibito-tachi ~Kimi wo Wasurenai~", which is scheduled to take place from 2011/01/20 to 01/23. This will be her first real work since returning from her long break earlier this year.

Source: 舞台:「銀座の恋人たち~君を忘れない~」


Episode Review : Idoling!!! - 2010.11.22 #695

Participating Members
Mai Endo, Fonchi, Suzuka Morita, Nao Asahi, Ami Kikuchi, Ai Okawa, Kaede Hashimoto & Yuna Ito

Hidetomo Masuno, Sara Hosogai

Song Performances
Eve [Idoling (2010)]

Main Segment
Iwarerukamo Quiz!
(What am I showing? Quiz!)

Episode Review : Idoling!!! - 20101108 #693

Participating Members
Mai Endo, Fonchi, Rurika Yokoyama, Suzuka Morita, Yui Kawamura, Hitomi Sakai, Nao Asahi, Ami Kikuchi, Ai Okawa, Kaede Hashimoto & Ruka Kurata

Hidetomo Masuno, Sayaka Morimoto

Song Performances
Eve [Idoling (2010)]

Main Segment
Idoling no Curry-ngu!!!


Idoling!!! is going international

It has been announced that the TV show Idoling!!! will be broadcasted in Taiwan as a part of the plan to turn the group into not just a "Japanese Idol" but into "Asia's Idol".

According to the article, Taiwan was chosen as the first step as the Japanese sub-culture in the country is very strong and for years Fuji TV has been distributing their dramas to Taiwan channels. Online distribution of the show will be handled by HINET which is one of the largest telecommunication carriers in the country.

There will also be a new official site. Furthermore local release of photobooks, CDs and even concerts are in the planning.

Source : 日本のテレビ局初!「アイドリング!!!」ら番組海外配信事業を台湾で開始

Battle of the new Idoling!!! unit @ Yahoo! Japan

So, it has been announced that Idoling!!! will be holding a poll between 10 pairs whereas the winners will be getting their own coupling song featured in the next single. You are not restricted to one vote only, so you're free to vote for all of your favorites! The winner is temporarily scheduled to be announced on 12/7. Now, the pairs are as followed:

Team Hitorikko (#3 Endou Mai, #19 Tachibana Yurika)
"We're free to choose whatever we want to play. The unique duo with no time to waste"

Team OGI (#9 Yokoyama Rurika, #12 Kawamura Yui)
"They're here to battle with their dance moves and singing. The calm Twin Tower Duo"

Team BOX (#6 Tonooka Erica, #13 Nagano Serina)
"10+ years of searching for a punchline. Will they be continuing tomorrow? It's the identical agency duo"

Team Dodge Innen (#11 Morita Suzuka, #24 Nomoto Manami)
"The junior is the one dominating? Seniority doesn't matter - it's the competitive duo from Kansai"

Team Oozumou (#20 Ookawa Ai, #26 Ojima Chika)
"It all started with these two. The rival duo with Crybaby & Cool"

Team Gakuran (#15 Asahi Nao, #25 Gotou Kaoru)
"The people who know them, know them. Only seen in the PV - the handsome duo making your heart beat"

Team Touzai Ryouyokozuna (#8 Fonchi, #14 Sakai Hitomi)
"We're the ones who look the best with a ☆! The all-around?! Yokozuna of East and West duo"

Team Ha-Ta-Chi (#7 Yazawa Erika, #16 Kikuchi Ami)
"With the newly-earned title of ADULT - the more powered up classmate duo"

Team Ojousama (#17 Miyake Hitomi, #23 Itou Yuuna)
"Dog- and cat-lovers are all welcome. The wee selfish high-class lady duo"

Team Sainenshou (#21 Hashimoto Kaede, #22 Kurata Ruka)
"Idiot x Idiot - a chemical reaction on a different dimension. The strongest to currently exist? It's the youngest member duo"

Also, clicking on their pictures brings you to their profiles accompanied with a video with comments!

Official site: アイドリング!!!新ユニット期待度番付ング! ネット番付2010決選投票!


Episode Review : Idoling!!! - 20101108 #690

Participating Members
Mai Endo, Erica Tonooka, Erika Yazawa, Fonchi, Yui Kawamura, Nao Asahi, Ami Kikuchi, Hitomi Sakai & Ai Okawa

Hidetomo Masuno, Sara Hosogai

Song Performance
Sunadokei [Idoling!!! (2010)]

Main Segment
Oshiete! Koutsuu Rules
(Let's teach! Traffic Rules)


Idoling!!! 9th Live plus Countdown Live

No exact details about these concerts have been revealed yet, but it's now clear that the group will be holding two lives on the same day on new year's eve 12/31.

Supposedly the 9th live will be held in the noon and afternoon with the adult members appearing at the Countdown Live towards the evening.

Members of the Fan-sama club will be able to preorder tickets for the 9th live on

Source: Idoling!!! Official Website


Idoling!!! going through a time slot change

As of 11/8 the Idoling!!! show airing on Fuji TV ONE will be shifted one hour to 18:00~18:30 instead of the previous time slot which was set one hour earlier.

Source: Idoling!!! Official Website


Idoling!!! 14th Single - eve

Idoling!!!'s 14th single is called eve and will be released on 11/23. The tracklist is as followed:

1. eve
2. StarGirl★StarBoy
3. キャラメルラテ飲み行こー! (Caramel Latte Nomi Iko!)
4. eve (Instrumental)

A full radio rip is available of the a-side, and a digest version of the PV was aired on former Idoling!!! Nikki (Now just called Idoling!!! like the CS show). The group also did a live performance during the 4th anniversary broadcast.


Idoling!!! 13th Single - Poolside Daisakusen


I know it's kind of late for this, but better late than never, right? Anyway, here are the details of Idoling!!!'s 13th single, Poolside Daisakusen. The tracklist is as follows:

1 - プールサイド大作戦 [Poolside Daisakusen]
2 - GO EAST!!! GO WEST!!!
3 - ドキドキが止まらない [Dokidoki ga Tomaranai]
4 - プールサイド大作戦 (Instrumental) [Poolside Daisakusen (Instrumental)]

For the B-sides on this single, the group was split evenly in half with the older members singing GO EAST!!! GO WEST!!! and the younger members singing Dokidoki ga Tomaranai.

This single will be released in three editions on August 4, 2010. The differences between the editions are very similar to the previous single. Limited edition A (PCCA-03216) comes with a trading card and a DVD featuring the PV and making videos for both the PV and the CD covers. Limited edition B (PCCA-03217) comes with a QT card that has a QR code that a Japanese cell phone can use to access exclusive Idoling!!! videos. The standard edition (PCCA-03218) comes with a trading card. Once again, additional bonus items will also be given to customers who buy the single from select retailers.

Now, to make up for bringing this news so late, here's a bunch of media related to the new single!

Poolside Daisakusen PV:

GO EAST!!! GO WEST!!! Radio Preview

Dokidoki ga Tomaranai Radio Preview

Poolside Daisakusen Live Performance