News: Remaining New Members Revealed

Fuji TV has posted a news article about the new members of Idoling!!!, officially revealing their identities. Here are the five remaining new members:

Idoling 12gou - Yui Kawamura (河村唯)
Yui is an 18 year old girl from Shizuoka. She used to be a member of a trio called coneconeco who seems to have done mostly radio shows. Her talent agency is Cony Promotion, which is another first for Idoling!!!

Idoling 14gou - Hitomi Sakai (酒井瞳)
Hitomi is a 19 year old girl from Miyazaki. She is a relatively new person in the entertainment world, so very little is known about her previous works. Her talent agency is SMA Entertainment, which is the same as Phongchi.

Idoling 16gou - Ami Kikuchi (菊地亜美)
Ami is a 17 year old girl from Hokkaido. She has done some modeling for magazines like Young Gangan and Bomb. Her talent agency is LesPros Entertainment, yet another new agency among the Idoling!!! members.

Idoling 17gou - Hitomi Miyake (三宅ひとみ)
Hitomi is a 15 year old girl who is brand new to the entertainment world. Thus, there is no information about her background or her talent agency.

Idoling 18gou - Michelle Miki (ミシェル未来)
Michelle is a 16 year old girl who is another relatively new person in the entertainment world. Her only previous works are modeling stints with Elite Model Management Japan, and her talent agency is unknown at this point. She seems to be of half-Japanese descent, but her nationality has not yet been mentioned.



News: Three New Members Revealed

In addition to Idoling 10gou, Maia Kobayashi, the identities of three more new members have been revealed.

Idoling 11gou - Suzuka Morita (森田涼花)

Suzuka is a 15 year old girl from Kyoto. Her talent agency is Horipro Osaka, and she is a member of their idol group, Hop Club. Coincidentally (or not), Idoling!!! already has a member from Horipro Osaka, who is also a member of Hop Club--Mira Takiguchi. More than likely, we'll see and hear a lot about the senpai-kouhai relationship between the two when the new members join the show in April.

Idoling 13gou - Serina Nagano (長野せりな)
Source (accessible only by i-mode enabled cell phones)

Serina is a 13 year old girl from Chiba. Some may know her as one of the Oha Girls from the popular children's show, OhaSuta. On the day of the announcement of Idoling!!!'s new members, Serina's graduation from OhaSuta was also announced. Her talent agency is Box Corporation, the same as two current Idoling!!! members: Mai Endou and Erica Tonooka.

Idoling 15gou - Nao Asahi (朝日奈央)

Nao is a 13 year old girl from Saitama. She is currently a model for the Japanese fashion magazine, Love Berry. It is unclear on how Idoling!!! will affect her work with Love Berry, but many of the current Idoling!!! members do work outside of Idoling!!!, so Nao will more than likely be able to do both at the same time. Her talent agency is Vision Factory, which is a first for the group.

Information about Maia Kobayashi and the rest of the new members has not surfaced, yet.


News: Nine New Members Join Idoling!!!

As many Idoling!!! fans know, auditions were being held to find a new member for the group. The inability to distinguish singular nouns from plural nouns in Japanese led to the assumption that only one new member was going to join the group.

Today, a surprising announcement was made: Idoling!!! will have not one, but nine new members!

Therefore, the group will double in size to 18 members. At this point, only one of the new members' names has been revealed:

Idoling 10gou - Maia Kobayashi (小林麻衣愛)
Maia is a 19 year old girl who seems to have recently changed talent agencies. Because of that, information on her is difficult to find. Her old talent agency, Fitone (same as Sayaka Kato) seems to have removed her from their web site, and her rumored new talent agency, Watanabe Entertainment (same as Rumi Koizumi) doesn't have any information about her on their web site.

Big thanks to Ayabie~ for the tip.



News: Rumi Koizumi on Rajikaru

It's a last-minute notice, but Rumi Koizumi will be on tomorrow's (2008.03.25) episode of Rajikaru. She will be there promoting her first photobook, Rumi-hime!!!