This week's schedule (Detailed schedule)

Mon05-02
25:29NOGIBINGO! #6.4Nihon TV
Tue05-03
24:59AKBINGO! #388Nihon TV
Wed05-04
24:25Sashihara Kaiwaizu #23Fuji TV
Thu05-05
25:30HKT48 no Odekake! #164TBS TV
Fri05-06
Sat05-07
Sun05-08
24:00Nogizaka Under Construction #55TV Tokyo
24:35Keyakitte, kakenai? #32TV Tokyo

News

11-28MaintenanceEx-Idoling!!! members form spin-off group Maintenance.
At a special Snack Umeko event hosted by Kawamura Yui & Sakai Hitomi with Hamaguchi Masaru (of owarai group Yoiko) as guest, Hamaguchi Masaru proposed to form a new group that he would produce called "Maintenance" which would be comprised of Ex-Idoling!!! members. During the event they contacted several members and asked them to join and come to the venue. Currently Maintenance consists of #1 Sakai Hitomi (Leader), #2 Kawamura Yui (Sub-leader), #3 Ojima Chika, #4 Asahi Nao, #5 Furuhashi Mayu and #6 Sekiya Mayu. He says he would like to get up to 9 members so more members may be announced later as some could not be contacted.
Related: Hamaguchi Masaru, Sekiya Mayu, Furuhashi Mayu, Asahi Nao, Ojima Chika, Kawamura Yui, Sakai Hitomi, Maintenance, Idoling!!!
11-01Idoling!!!Ex-Idoling!!! Satou Rena to form new idol group
Today it was announced that a new idol group will be formed around Satou Rena, who had only just graduated from Idoling!!! on October 31st. On the homepage is a countdown timer to December 24th. This could be the presentation of the members of the new group. We may get more information before that.

The group will be under Pony Canyon.

Countdown website
Related: Satou Rena, Idoling!!!
10-31Idoling!!!Idoling!!! graduation ceremony.
Today on October 31st 2015, all members of Idoling!!! have graduated in a special 2hr live ceremony at FujiTV's kyuutai where the show had started 9 years ago on October 30th 2006.


At the end of the ceremony, it was announced that there would be a reunion in 5 years on October 31st 2020 at the same location!
Related: Idoling!!!, Idoling!!!
06-05Idoling!!!Idoling!!! 7th generation announced
Today Idoling!!!'s 7th generation was presented at their show recording. As announced back in March, they will be appearing on the show from July and also be participating in live events.

The 7th generation will have three members and are all family members of existing members!

Idoling!!! #36 is Asahi Runa (19), younger sister of #15 Asahi Nao.
Idoling!!! #37 is Hashimoto Natsuki (21), older sister of #21 Hashimoto Kaede and #33 Hashimoto Ruka.
Idoling!!! #38 is Sakai Yoshiko (53), mother of #14 Sakai Hitomi.

On October 31st Idoling!!! all members will be graduating.
Related: Idoling!!!, Idoling!!!
05-17Idoling!!!24th & last single 'Cheering You!!!' announced
Today it was announced that Idoling!!! will release their 24th and last single on July 15th 2015, called 'Cheering You!!!'. Several events are planned in July.

At the end of October 2015, all members of Idoling!!! will graduate.
Related: Idoling!!!, Idoling!!!
05-15NEO from Idoling!!!4th & last single 'Mugen Labyrinth' announced
NEO from Idoling!!!'s 4th and last single was announced today and will be release on Friday June 26th 2015. It will be called 'Mugen Labyrinth'.
Related: NEO from Idoling!!!
05-10AKB48AKB48 2nd draft meeting
Today AKB48 held their 2nd Draft Meeting where the members themselves choose new members. From the 48 finalists, 24 were chosen by all teams, including NGT48. The chosen ones are as follows:

AKB48 (7)
Team A: Hiwatashi Yui (14) Saitama
Team K: Nomura Nao (15) Aichi, Kubo Satone (11) Kanagawa
Team B: Takahashi Kira (14) Tokyo, Nishikawa Rei (11) Tokyo, Yamabe Ayu (13) Chiba
Team 4: Chiba Erii (11) Kanagawa

SKE48 (5)
Team S: Kamimura Ayuka (11) Aichi, Isshiki Rena (13) Kanagawa
Team KII: Mizuno Airi (12) Aichi, Shirai Kotono (12) Aichi
Team E: Sugawara Maya (15) Miyagi

NMB48 (7)
Team N: Hongou Yuzuha (12) Osaka, Nishinaka Nanami (11) Osaka
Team M: Shibata Yui (17) Kanagawa, Hori Shion (18) Hokkaido
Team BII: Muranaka Yuki (17) Nara, Yasuda Momone (13) Osaka, Andou Erina (11) Aichi

HKT48 (3)
Team H: Matsuoka Hana (15) Chiba, Murakawa Vivian (15) Fukuoka
Team KIV: Imamura Maria (11) Gunma

NGT48 (2)
Nishigata Marina (19) Tokyo, Ogino Yuka (16) Saitama
Related: NGT48, HKT48, NMB48, SKE48, AKB48
04-03Idoling!!!Idoling!!! show to end, 15th live at Budokan and all members graduating
During a live broadcast of the Idoling!!! show, it was annouced that the show will end on 10/31 and all members will be graduating.
It was also announced that the 15th and last big live will be held on 10/5 at the prestigious Nippon Budoukan.
Several events are planned from April until October, including new 7th generation members to be added in July.
Related: Idoling!!!, Idoling!!!
05-13Endou MaiEx-Idoling!!! Leader Endou Mai announces 3rd single.
Ex-Idoling!!! Leader Endou Mai's 2nd single has only just hit the stores today and her 3rd single has already been announced. The single will be called "Baby Love" and will be composed by Okamoto Shou from OKAMOTO'S. The single will be released on August 6th 2014.
Related: Idoling!!!, Endou Mai
05-10Idoling!!!Idoling!!! member #25 Gotou Kaoru announces her graduation
On May 10th, Idoling!!! member #25 Gotou Kaoru announced her graduation from the group. She will also graduate from NEO from Idoling!!! and her agency HoriPro. Her graduation live will be held on June 7th at Zepp DiverCity.

In 2011 she also went on a temporary hiatus for 6 months after the Tohoku Earthquake of March 11th, also stating family reasons. It seems this time will be permanent.
Related: Idoling!!!, Idoling!!!, Gotou Kaoru, NEO from Idoling!!!

Upcoming birthdays

TodayNakagawa Shouko31y
05-06Kimoto Takehiro (TKO duo member)45y
05-06Aisaka Megumi24y
05-06Ikeda Yuuka29y
05-06Nozawa Rena18y
05-07Konno Asami (Ex-Morning Musume member)29y
05-07Satou Masaki (Morning Musume 10th gen)17y
05-07Arai Yuki (AKB48 draft member)18y
05-07Hayashida Mahiro (Fairies member)18y
05-07Ishimori Nijika19y

Upcoming releases

05-09BOMB! 2016/06BOMB! 2016/06magazine
05-11Morning Musume. '16 - Utakata Saturday Night / The Vision / Tokyo to Iu Katasumi61st single
05-24Negicco - Tea for three3rd album
05-25Babyraids JAPAN - Senko Believer12th single
05-25Ebisu★Muscats - Sexy Beach Honeymoon2nd single
05-25Nogizaka46 - Sorezore no Isu15th single
05-30ENTAME 2016/07magazine
06-01AKB48 - Tsubasa wa iranai44th single
06-01Flower - Yasashisa de Afureru Youni12th single
06-01i☆Ris - Ready Smile!!12th single
06-01Cheeky Parade - Cheeky Parade II2nd album

Upcoming events

06-15liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
06-16liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
07-11liveHKT48 - Summer Hall Tour 2016
07-12liveHKT48 - Summer Hall Tour 2016
07-22liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
07-22liveHKT48 - Summer Hall Tour 2016
07-23liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
08-05
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liveTOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016
08-05liveHKT48 - Summer Hall Tour 2016
08-06liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
08-07liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
08-13liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
08-14liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
08-18liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
08-19liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
08-28liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
08-29liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
08-30liveNogizaka46 - Midsummer National Tour 2016
09-19liveBABYMETAL - WORLD TOUR FINAL 2016
2020
10-31otherIdoling!!! - 5yr after graduation reunion

Upcoming handshake & release events

TodayhandshakeAKB48 'Kimi wa Melody' Large handshake & sign event
TodayhandshakeNogizaka46 - 'Harujion ga sakukoro' Handshake event
05-07handshakeAKB48 'Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby' Large handshake event
05-08handshakeAKB48 'Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby' Large handshake event
05-14handshakeNMB48 - 'Amagamihime' Handshake event
05-14handshakeSKE48 - 'Chicken LINE' Handshake event
05-15handshakeSKE48 - 'Chicken LINE' Handshake event
05-15handshakeNMB48 - 'Amagamihime' Handshake event
05-15handshakeNogizaka46 - 'Harujion ga sakukoro' Handshake event
05-21handshakeAKB48 'Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby' Large handshake event
05-22handshakeHKT48 - '74 oku fun no kimi he' Handshake event
05-28handshakeNMB48 - 'Amagamihime' Handshake event
05-28handshakeHKT48 - '74 oku fun no kimi he' Handshake event
05-29handshakeNMB48 - 'Amagamihime' Handshake event
05-29handshakeHKT48 - '74 oku fun no kimi he' Handshake event
05-29handshakeNogizaka46 - 'Harujion ga sakukoro' Handshake event
06-04handshakeNogizaka46 - 'Harujion ga sakukoro' Handshake event
06-04handshakeHKT48 - '74 oku fun no kimi he' Nationwide handshake event
06-05handshakeAKB48 'Kimi wa Melody' Large handshake & sign event
06-12handshakeAKB48 'Tsubasa wa iranai' Large handshake event
06-25handshakeHKT48 - '74 oku fun no kimi he' Handshake event
06-25handshakeNMB48 - 'Amagamihime' Handshake event
06-26handshakeAKB48 'Tsubasa wa iranai' Large handshake event
07-03handshakeHKT48 - '74 oku fun no kimi he' Nationwide handshake event
07-09handshakeHKT48 - '74 oku fun no kimi he' Nationwide handshake event
07-09handshakeSKE48 - 'Chicken LINE' Handshake event
07-10handshakeAKB48 - 'Kimi wa Melody' AKB48G Midsummer Event
07-17handshakeAKB48 'Kimi wa Melody' Large handshake & sign event
07-23handshakeNMB48 - 'Amagamihime' Handshake event
07-30handshakeSKE48 - 'Chicken LINE' Handshake event


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