In a total unexpected announcement, Idoling!!! will be appearing at Tokyo Idol Festival 2019.
It seems that for the 10th anniversary of TIF, 12 of Idoling!!!'s remaining active members will reunite for one day on Friday August 2nd.
Appearing members are #6 Tonooka, #9 Yokoyama, #12 Kawamura, #14 Sakai, #15 Asahi, #19 Tachibana, #22 Kurata, #27 Takahashi, #29 Tamagawa, #31 Furuhashi, #32 Sekiya and #34 Satou.
As was their original goal to appear at TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016 in some form or another, they are appearing at TIF! But due to the fact that they got 30 minutes at TIF and they have so far only one song, they have gathered other Ex-Idoling!!! members' groups to join in. During their latest Snack Umeko special, they called around and asked Booing!!!, マジカル・パンチライン and even 'Bitter Chocolate', which was only to be a one-off theater group.
They will perform at TIF on the 2nd day (8/6) at 16h30 at Smile Garden stage.
Ex-Idoling!!! members form spin-off group Maintenance.
At a special Snack Umeko event hosted by 河村唯 & 酒井瞳 with 濱口優 (of owarai group よゐこ) as guest, 濱口優 proposed to form a new group that he would produce called "メンテナンス" 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 酒井瞳 (Leader), #2 河村唯 (Sub-leader), #3 尾島知佳, #4 朝日奈央, #5 古橋舞悠 and #6 関谷真由. He says he would like to get up to 9 members so more members may be announced later as some could not be contacted.
Today it was announced that a new idol group will be formed around 佐藤麗奈, who had only just graduated from アイドリング! ! ! 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.
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:
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
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
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
Team H: Matsuoka Hana (15) Chiba, Murakawa Vivian (15) Fukuoka
Team KIV: Imamura Maria (11) Gunma
Nishigata Marina (19) Tokyo, Ogino Yuka (16) Saitama
Idoling!!! show to end, 15th live at Budokan and all members graduating
During a live broadcast of the アイドリング！！！ 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.