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


Idoling!!! Imatsubu Accounts

Each member of Idoling!!! has opened an account on Imatsubu, Fuji TV's Twitter clone. Idoling!!!'s producer, Seita Kadosawa and MC, Hidetomo Masuno have been using Twitter for months, but this is the first time the Idoling!!! members have used a microblogging service.

Imatsubu accounts can be viewed without logging in, but if you want to follow your favorite members or send them messages, you'll have to create an account. Luckily, registration is free for anyone who can fill out the form. For those who already have Twitter accounts, Imatsubu has a Twitter integration feature that automatically sends your Imatsubu messages to your Twitter account.

I have added links to all of the Idoling!!! members' Imatsubu accounts to a new link list on the right side of this blog. There, you can also find links to Masuno's Twitter account and Kadosawa's Twitter and Imatsubu accounts.


Idoling!!! on Music Japan

Idoling!!! have been confirmed to appear on NHK's music show Music Japan. The shooting will take place on 5/17, but unfortunately they no longer take applications for the audience.

The show is scheduled for the following airing dates, but it's still unknown when Idoling!!! will be appearing: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6

Source: NHK Blog


Idoling!!! 8th live "Kono Kimochi wa sou da, are da, Koi nandeshou-ng!!!"

The title for Idoling!!!'s upcoming 8th live has been announced!

この気持ちは そうだ あれだ 恋なんでしょうング!!! (Kono Kimochi wa sou da, are da, Koi nandeshou-ng!!!)

The concert will once again be held at C.C Lemon Hall on 5/3. There will be two performances starting at 15.00PM and 18.30PM respectively, and this will also be the first live including the 4th generation.

Tickets are already on sale, so if you're planning on going you'd better act fast!

Source: Idoling!!! Official Website


Idoling!!! 12th Single - Me ni wa Aoba Yama Hototogisu Hatsukoi


Details of Idoling!!!'s 12th single, Me ni wa Aoba Yama Hototogisu Hatsukoi, have been posted at the Idoling!!! official Web site. The tracklist is as follows:

1 - 目には青葉 山ホトトギス 初恋 [Me ni wa Aoba Yama Hototogisu Hatsukoi]
2 - ボクラの庭 [Bokura no Niwa]
3 - Iのスタンダード [I no Standard]
4 - 目には青葉 山ホトトギス 初恋 (Instrumental) [Me ni wa Aoba Yama Hototogisu Hatsukoi (Instrumental)

This single will be released in three editions on June 9, 2010. Limited edition A (PCCA-03167) comes with a trading card and a DVD featuring the PV, the making video, and a 4th gen introduction movie. Limited edition B (PCCA-03168) comes with a yet-to-be-announced bonus item. The standard edition (PCCA-03169) comes with a trading card. Also, as with every Idoling!!! single to date, special bonuses will be given to those who purchase the single from select retailers.

Here is Idoling!!!'s first performance of the new single from today's episode of Idoling!!!:


Idoling!!! 4th Generation and 8th Live


The final round of the Idoling!!! 4th generation member auditions was held on March 6 at the Yoshimoto Prince Theater in the Shinagawa Prince Hotel. The 10 remaining auditioners were given their final opportunities to appeal to the judges, and when it was all said and done, 5 girls were chosen to become the new 4th generation members of Idoling!!!

(From left to right in the picture above)
Idoling!!! #22 - Ruka Kurata (倉田瑠夏, 13, Osaka)
Idoling!!! #23 - Yuuna Itou (伊藤祐奈, 14, Tokyo)
Idoling!!! #24 - Manami Nomoto (野元愛, 14, Osaka)
Idoling!!! #25 - Kaoru Gotou (後藤郁, 14, Oita)
Idoling!!! #26 - Chika Ojima (尾島知佳, 15, Chiba)

The addition of the 4th generation members brings Idoling!!!'s roster up to a total of 20 members. The final round of the 4th generation auditions will be broadcast as Idoling!!! @ Hachitama Live Vol.9 on Fuji TV NEXT on March 19.

Idoling!!!'s TV show will go on break after the March 18 episode. The 4th generation members will make their TV debut when the show comes back on April 1, and their first live concert will be the 8th live. Speaking of which...

Idoling!!!'s 8th live, Kono Kimochi wa, Sou da, Are da, Koi Nan Deshoung!!!, will take place on May 3 at Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall. This will be Idoling!!!'s second concert series at C.C. Lemon Hall, the first one being last year's Idoling!!! Sotsugyou Live that featured the graduations of 4 Idoling!!! members. As with the previous live, this one will have afternoon and evening shows. In addition to the concert debut of the 4th generation members, this should also be the first live concert to feature songs from Idoling!!!'s newest album, SUNRISE.

Source 1: Idoling!!! Official Web Site (4th Gen)
Source 2: Idoling!!! Official Web Site (8th Live)
Source 3: natalie.mu


Idoling 7th Live ~Jinsei = Shuugyounaringu!!!~

We now have information on the group's next live, and with the 4th generation audition playing a big part this might be the most exciting concert yet, depending on how you look at it of course.

The concert will take place at Tokyo Kouseinenkin Kaikan ten days from now on 1/24. Two performances are scheduled with the evening one being broadcast as usual on Fuji TV Next. As for the audition, there are currently 15 nominees announced which can be found here.
The nominees will make an appearance at the stage on the 7th live, where they can make further appeal to the audience.

Source: Idoling!!! Official Web Site


Idoling!!!'s 3rd album in March

With barely 6 months since the release of their 2nd album, Idoling!!! will be releasing a 3rd album on 3/3 this year. There will be 4 versions available according to JBook:

Premium + Standard + Low-price edition (31000574) which includes all version privileges and makes you eligible for a lottery of winning a signed poster.

Premium edition (PCCA-3106)
Standard edition (PCCA-3107)
Low-price edition (PCCA-3108)

More information on tracklist and the contents of the DVDs will be updated when available.