On August 8, 2018, KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU released their first single “Shortcakeism”. It was their first CD release in ten months, since their debut mini album “KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU” in November 2017. In March two members graduated, following which four new members joined the group. We bring you the individual comments of the seven members regarding their new song!

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Misaki
Misaki

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– Please introduce yourself.

I’m Misaki, the playing producer.

– Please tell us your feelings about writing the lyrics for “Shortcakeism”, “Papapa” and “Bokura Road”.

Our theme this time is “We’ll fight no matter what”. It’s because we’ve become who we are as a group with this lineup of members that I thought of such a message.
“Shortcakeism” will make people wonder what is real and what is fake, interpret all sorts of stories. Is it a cheer towards the people who fight, or the lamentation of our own fight? I wanted to incorporate the metaphor of hierarchy in our society into this song.

– Please give a message to the fans.

Nice to meet you! I’m the playing producer Misaki. Our group consists of six members and myself, and we work together as the seven of us. All of us live in other than the Tokyo area and every week we come to Tokyo and fight fighting on the battlefield that idol. We still have a long way to go, but from here on I want to share our future with more and more people. Thank you for your support.

Misaki Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/dd_misaki
Misaki Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dd_misaki/


Kanon Yamazaki
山崎カノン

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– Please introduce yourself.

I’m 17 years old and in my third year of high school.

– Tell us your first impressions when you read the lyrics of “Shortcakeism”.

When I first heard them, I was worried if I could probably sing the rap lines in the beginning. But on the day of recording I put all my feelings into the lyrics and did my best to sing them.

– What should we look out for in the lyrics or choreography of “Shortcakeism?”

In the second chorus there’s a part of the choreography where we run intently, so I want to run together with the audience during that! As for the lyrics, the chorus has the strong lyrics “The fight begins now”, so I hope the determination we have is conveyed to everyone.

– Please give a message to the fans.

I’m Kanon Yamazaki of KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU. Just like the lyrics in “Shortcakeism” say, I want to do my best in this group with the strong conviction of fighting in this world. Please give us your support and listen to “Shortcake-ism” lots!♡

Kanon Yamazaki Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/dd_kanon
Kanon Yamazaki Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kanonyamazaki/


Rin Oonishi
大西凜

FUKUROU_rin_AS_2018

– Please introduce yourself.

I’m Rin Oonishi, a freshman in high school.

– Tell us your first impressions when you read the lyrics of “Shortcakeism”.

I thought it’d be a cute song because of the title, but it turned out to have strong and straightforward lyrics. It felt like a song intended for us and people who face their own fights.

– What should we look out for in the lyrics or choreography of “Shortcakeism?”

My favorite line is “I hate wasting the joker”. Rin sings this line, but it evokes the strongest emotions and so I like it.
The chorus has easy choreography that everyone can follow, so I want to liven our lives up by dancing together!

– Please give a message to the fans.

Hello! I’m Rin Oonishi, and I’m 15 years old. I’m a high school freshman, born in Ishikawa prefecture. I still have much to improve in singing and dancing and MC, but together with the members I’ll work hard to spread my wings strongly and beautifully. Please give me your support!

Rin Oonishi Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/oonishirin


Kana Iwaya
岩谷華奈

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– Please introduce yourself.

I’m Kana Iwaya, 20 years old.

– Tell us how you came to be a member of KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU and your thoughts after joining the group.

I love dancing and singing, and always dreamed of turning it into a career since I was in elementary school. At the age of 20 I received this huge offer, and I decided to take the chance and join the group. Of course in this industry that’s full of idols, I want to think about how to fight and survive in it. As part of the group and as my own individual self, I’ll do my best.

– Tell us your memories of the recording.

It was my first time recording a song and I was so nervous I was shaking and couldn’t produce any sound, but thanks to the staff who made it a comfortable atmosphere I was able to enjoy myself and do it.

– Please give a message to the fans.

Once again, I’m Kana Iwaya from KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU. I’ll take the lead as the oldest member, so that we can do our best to let everyone experience the value of coming to our live shows and meeting us. Please give us your support from now on!

Kana Iwaya Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/kana_i9xxx
Kana Iwaya Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iwaya_kana/


Yuka Nakanishi
中西優香

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– Please introduce yourself.

I’m 18-year-old Yuka Nakanishi!

– Tell us how you came to be a member of KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU and your thoughts after joining the group.

In the beginning I never had the intention of becoming an idol, but I went to a high school that was involved with the entertainment industry. As part of the curriculum I participated in idol activites for three years and came to love singing and dancing in front of people. When I was nearing graduation I heard about the audition for KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU and decided to try it out! Since joining the group everything’s been going by so fast especially with the release of “Shortcakeism”, so I think this is only the beginning!

– Tell us your memories of the recording.

I’m not that good in singing, but I thought hard about how I could express my individuality when I challenged the recording. “Shortcakeism” has easy-to-copy choreography, so I hope everyone does it together with us!

– Please give a message to the fans.

We’re still an inexperienced group who just started, but we’ll work our hardest every day to reach the peak of the idol world so please support us!

Nakanishi Yuka Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/yuka_chimama


Nao Hiura
日浦菜緒

FUKUROU_nao_AS_2018

– Please introduce yourself.

I’m Nao Hiura, 14 years old and in my third year of middle school.

– Tell us how you came to be a member of KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU and your thoughts after joining the group.

Before joining this group I was in a dance and vocal group, so I wanted to use that experience and shine brighter on an even bigger stage to deliver music and dance to lots of people. With that goal in mind, I applied for the new member audition. After joining the group I experienced and learned many things. There are lots I have to reflect on after every live, so I’m always thinking about the next one. But there’s also our first CD release, and I’m really looking forward to that.

– Tell us your memories of the recording.

It was my first recording experience so I was nervous. I wasn’t used to singing with headphones on and failed many times. But I received a lot of advice and was able to get used to it bit by bit until I could sing with all my might.
With the difficulty of the recording and the hay fever I had, it was hard to sing as I always did. But it was a peaceful atmosphere during the recording, and I enjoyed myself.

– Please give a message to the fans.

The age range in KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU is wide and all the members have unique characteristics because we live in different regions, but when we work together our hearts become one. We’ll definitely show you the highest level in both singing and dancing! We’re releasing our first CD as this new lineup of members, and all of us will level up from now on. We’ll do our best to deliver you the most fun live possible, so please support us!

Nao Hiura Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiuranao


Marin Kurisu
栗栖瑠海

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– Please introduce yourself.

I’m Marin Kurisu, 11 years old and in 6th grade of elementary school.

– Tell us how you came to be a member of KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU and your thoughts after joining the group.

When I was little I admired the entertainment industry and began taking dance lessons. After that I went to a vocal and dance school to learn singing, and was asked to audition for KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU. Right now there’re many things I’m not used to, but I’ll my best not to stand in the way of everyone else.

– Tell us your memories of the recording.

I was nervous at first, but everyone was kind so I relaxed. It was really fun.

– Please give a message to the fans.

KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU is still young, but I hope more and more people will know about us so please give us your support.

Marin Kurisu Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarinKurisu


KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU
1st Single “Shortcakeism”

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KAZEHIKARU FUKUROU Official site: http://kazehikarufukurou.com/
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