– THE IDOLS – adored by Idols, an Essential but flash introduction of “Hello! Project” and its summer tour!!
Long-established Japanese idol store, “Hello!Project” annual summer concert tour started from ORIX theater in Osaka July 27.
The Project has been producing lots of idol groups for more than 15 years, acquired and fascinated many fans around the world.
On the night of the first day of tour in Osaka, five groups total 47 superstars including 13 trainees, the young and kawaii but well-trained idols have showed off fun performance at the same stage.
“Morning Musume”, which is the flagship group of the project, celebrated 15 anniversary last year. Two singles that was released this year won the first place in the Japanese most trusted music ranking in a row. They performed the new single that will be out in August, for the first time.
“Berryz Kobo” has a Japanese pop idol star “Tsugunaga Momoko” as known as “Momochi” who is dominating Japanese TV industry today. There also are free and wild members full of diverse personalities. Watching them makes you feel like you are watching variety of adorable animals in a zoo!
ºC-ute (it reads cute) is five members unit, told that they have the best visual and high quality performance ever in idol world today. Also they succeeded in building a heart-warming relationship between fans and even staffs after overcoming many difficulties over several years.
S/mileage is the second youngest unit in Hello!Project. They have expanded their activities actively beyond the project to become an independent unit. You can enjoy watching daily remarkable growth as individuals and as a group the most in the project.
As the latest group, “Juice=Juice” is the youngest face full of the expectation which was just formed this year, was also already determined to make major debut in this September.
The leader of the latest group “Juice=Juice” Miyazaki Yuka enthusiastically told, “It is the first time participation in such a traditional concert tour for us, but we’ll bring our best, shine the most.”
Miyamoto Karin, an ace performer of “Juice=Juice”, “I used to be a backup dancer as haropro trainee until now, this time I am so happy to stand on the stage in front of you as “Juice=Juice” for the first time. Therefore I’ll try my best with all my strength and all my heart!”
“Hello!Project 2013 SUMMER COOL HELLO!” tour has been scheduled for seven national venues 22 performances until August 31. Besides, it already got a good reputation this year, so it is worth go and participate. Besides, it will be on sale in DVD/Blu-ray, or you should be able to watch on YouTube here. http://www.youtube.com/user/helloprojectstation check that out too!!
written by Yuji Hara
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