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    Japanese Female Idols

    I'm a fan of female idol groups from Japan. I became a fan in Spring 2009, and started listening to the mainstream groups from Hello Project, plus Tokyo Girls' Style, Momoiro Clover and so on. Eventually I watched Tokyo Idol Festival 2010 and discovered all kinds of groups that I never knew existed. Sakura Gakuin became my new favorite, along with indie groups such as Caramel Ribbon, NA-NA, Candy Kiss, and tons more. I'm not going to pretend I know everything about idols, but I am very familiar with many groups. If linking my website and blog is okay with the admins., I will let you read what I wrote and get an idea of what I like. I'll also link a couple videos.

    http://sensational-idols.weebly.com

    http://this-is-your-wake-up-call.blogspot.com/?m=1

    https://m.facebook.com/YoungIdolSingers

    https://youtu.be/PJDfg90d_oo

    https://youtu.be/GUdtx0lipL4
    Last edited by Cardcaptor Jim; July 2nd, 2018, 09:53 PM.

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    I haven't really found any idol music that I like that much. I have listened to some AKB48 but the music is kind of boring and same-y and the vocals are a bit lackluster. My knowledge of Japanese is very limited to begin with and listening to it sung makes it even harder for me so I'm not that concerned with lyrics. I'm more concerned with how the singer's voice sounds and their style. I generally like a singer with a strong, clear voice that can carry a song based just on the vocal performance. See my thread in this subforum for the singers I like. I also like singers with cute/sweet voices like Rieko Ito from Round Table feat Nino. What would you suggest?
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      #3
      I have to agree with you on your opinion of AKB48 and all the other groups in the 48/46 franchise. They are pretty generic. But they are also very popular so this seems to be what the average fan wants. I also have a limited understanding of the Japanese language. Cute and sweet vocals are very pleasant to me as well. A lot of cute and sweet idol songs are sung by kids and girls in their early teens. If this is fine with you I will share some videos of cute songs by the younger idols. Maybe I'll link the Youtube videos right this time! On second thought I don't know how.

      A group a friend tipped me off to this group, Theme park Girl. Their most recent song is titled "White" and it's a ballad. I don't know much about them.

      https://youtu.be/4o-3TFb33f0

      Next up is another kids group called Si Stella. They were originally St.BONAPRO SCHOOL, but decided to reorganize under a new name. Rico Sakurai is the main focus here, and for a good reason. She's the one who can sing better than all of them. The other girls are fine, but I'm into this group for Rico's singing.

      https://youtu.be/14et5Yo4hG0

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        #4
        A group I like a lot is SunRisa. They formed in 2014 and had up to nine members. They streamlined down to two and the current lineup consists of Manaka Imamori and Yume Kada. I think Manaka has the best voice in the Japanese idol genre right now.
         

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          #5
          Originally posted by Cardcaptor Jim View Post
          A group a friend tipped me off to this group, Theme park Girl. Their most recent song is titled "White" and it's a ballad. I don't know much about them.

          https://youtu.be/4o-3TFb33f0
          A little drowsy for my taste but not bad.

          Originally posted by Cardcaptor Jim View Post
          Next up is another kids group called Si Stella. They were originally St.BONAPRO SCHOOL, but decided to reorganize under a new name. Rico Sakurai is the main focus here, and for a good reason. She's the one who can sing better than all of them. The other girls are fine, but I'm into this group for Rico's singing.

          https://youtu.be/14et5Yo4hG0
          That may be laying it on a little too thick.

          Originally posted by Cardcaptor Jim View Post
          A group I like a lot is SunRisa. They formed in 2014 and had up to nine members. They streamlined down to two and the current lineup consists of Manaka Imamori and Yume Kada. I think Manaka has the best voice in the Japanese idol genre right now.
          I like it but the video is kind of blah. I don't really care about videos though since I listen in the car on long drives.
          Avatar -Ichigo aka 015 aka best girl

          "The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist." Thomas Sowell

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            #6
            Here is a sister duo, Mizuki and Mikuru Ishihara. Both girls are former members of the groups Little Blossom and Comet. Their two younger sisters are current members of Little Blossom. Here the Ishihara girls are covering a Sailor Moon song heavy metal style.
             

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              #7
              Menkoi girls are a group with kids and young adults in it. "NASU -Eggplant-" is my favorite song from them. Some of the girls in this video have now left. There are currently 12 members. They sometimes incorporate calligraphy, so I'll look for another video with this as well.

               

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                #8
                Here's Menkoi girls' cover of "Honey Flash" for an anime song contest.
                 

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                  #9
                  Maybe idol bands just aren't my thing.
                  Avatar -Ichigo aka 015 aka best girl

                  "The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist." Thomas Sowell

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                    #10
                    Fair enough. I was hoping this topic would interest a few more people but I guess not. Thanks for watching the videos and giving this music a chance.

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