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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Seishun! Tropicalmaru NOW DISBANDED!!! - Check 'em Out!

Seishun! Tropical Maru or Kaiketsu! Tropical Maru is a not so large idol group that I had trouble finding information on, but when I did I was so relieved.
This idol group was formed in 2011 under the agency Shining Will, which the idol group AeLL is under the same agency. The group started with 13 members but now only consists of seven. Sometimes they are color coded, other times they are not. My personal preference are the non-color coded times. The group has the purpose to support agriculture, forestry and fishing (but mostly fishing). Their fans are called Mariners, which now I'm apparently a Mariner. Their music is very catchy and will get stuck in your head by the way. I look forward to listening and purchasing their album and albums in the future.


 The group members are:

Name: Momokawa Haruka
Birthdate: November 1st, 1995
Color: Orange

Name: Yamaguchi Mizuki
Birthdate: November 4th, 1990
Color: Yellow-Green

Name: Ishioka Mai
Birthdate: August 7th, 1990
Color: White

Name: Kinoshita Hasuno
Birthdate: June 10th, 1996
Color: Yellow

Name: Nanami Kohara
Birthdate: March 26th, 1996
Color: Green

Name: Shimizu Saki
Birthdate: February 14th, 1996
Color: Light Blue

Name: Niina Nakagawa
Birthdate: July 27th, 1994
Color: Red

Seishun! Tropical Maru has released two singles and one album called Brand New World released on July 23rd, 2014.

One of my favorite songs of theirs is S.O.S. which I will leave the video for at the end of this article. It is the short MV for it though.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Team Syachihoko - Check em' Out!

                                 

What's to not like about this group! You've got really cute girls, add in some great melodies and BAM! you've got Team Syachihoko. I first came across this group whenever I was looking at some Momoiro Clover Z songs, and became instantly a fan. As a matter of fact, Team Syachi, for short, is a sister group of Clover Z along with some other groups, but this is about Syachihoko. This group is color coded of course, which is no big deal to idol fans, even though it can be annoying. This group is from Nagoya, where they have their own show on the Nagoya PBS.  Their music is so up-tempo that it seems to hype you up after listening to them. They are a group that you can go up to someone randomly and say "Look at what I found!", and be amused. They all have talent for them in the future and I look forward to listening to them as well. I honestly hope they can come to the United States for a brief tour, Please?



The members consist of:

Honoka Akimoto - Red - November 15th, 1997
Chiori Ito - Yellow - January 24th, 1998
Yuzu Ando - Pink - September 26th, 1997
Haruna Sakamoto - Green - February 2nd, 1999
Nao Sakura - Blue - September 10th, 1997
Yuzuki Oguro - Purple - July 18th, 1997

Their first full-length album Himatsubushi releases on August 20th. It has three versions you can purchase; Limited Edition, Limited Edition w/DVD or Limited Edition w/ a book Teaching Dance.

I'm not sure which one to purchase but I'm leaning toward the one with the book.

You can order it from HMV Japan: HMV Japan - Team Syachihoko- Himatsubushi w/ Book
Or  CD Japan: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/WPCL-11978

The one from HMV comes with a clear folder but both come with an application ticket for extra content.

Their official website is http://team-syachihoko.jp/

The video I posted will be in their new album and it has become my favorite song. I like the video because not only does it include a bit of live scenes but it is also a BTS-video.