Idols Who Are Ready For War - NANONI - New Age Idols Introduction
Today, I want to discuss a group that I have been a fan of for quite some time.
This group is up and coming, so watch out!
They are cute, cool and powerful. A fantastic triple threat!
Let's explore one of my constant favorites, NANONI!
Will you join me?
NANONI was started in early 2021 but officially debuted on April 21st, 2021. They are currently under the agency, Office Bit. Their company also houses acts such as SOMOSOMO, YUENI, SHIKASHI, DATTE etc. It is a very well known company.
NANONI wears camouflage, to fight and survive in the new era. They will shoot their way through the idol scene and become the strongest group by making a hole in it.
The group currently consists of five members. Sadly, there have been recent departures within the group but I hope that new members will come in and power them up again.
They have released four digital singles and one album. All of their music you can listen to on the subscription service of your choice.
As I mentioned earlier there are eight members of the group. I will link their SNS profiles where you can find them and give them a follow. I highly suggest that you do!
Name: Mizushino Rizumu (ミズシノ リズム)
Birthdate: July 31st
Name: Giga Cocoru (ギガ ココル )
Birthdate: July 31st
Graduation February 2023
Name: Rakurai Nao (ラクライ ナオ)
Birthdate: November 30th
Graduation February 2023
Name: Ikinari Mippo (イキナリ ミッポ)
Birthdate: March 6th
Debuted December 25th, 2021
Name: Hanabi Saku (ハナビ サク)
Birthdate: November 22nd
Debuted December 25th, 2021
Kiyoraka Sui (キヨラカ スイ) - Withdrew June 28th, 2021 Announcement
Rindo Akane (リンドウ アカネ) - Graduated February 27th, 2022 Announcement Twitter Instagram
Kinouno Karen (キノウノ カレン) - Graduated May 31st, 2022 Announcement Twitter Instagram
Kanau Kana (カナウ カナ) - Graduated December 24th, 2022 Announcement Twitter Instagram
As I mentioned above, the group has released four digital singles and one album.
1st Digital Single - START DASH NANONI - Released May 15th, 2021
2nd Digital Single - GEKOKUJO (ゲコクジョウ) - Released April 1st, 2022
3rd Digital Single - HASHIRE! (走れ!) - Released May 1st, 2022
4th Digital Single - WASUREMONO (わすれもの) - Released June 1st, 2022
1st Album - PLATOON - August 27th, 2022
Music Video / Music Information
NANONI has released a lot of good music since this article was initially released in July 2021. This category will be a long one since they have released a music video and also I'll share some more of my favorite songs.
The first song I want to showcase, is their SE (stage entrance song). The titled is called "NANONI START".
I'm not kidding when I say this, but this jam is my wake up alarm. You can hear why. It gets your attention pretty quickly. I also like listening to it, when I am about to start work because it gets my blood pumping. The rock and electronic vibe just cause you to want to jump around. It doesn't have any lyrics but that is fine by me. I just absolutely love this instrumental.
The second song I want to share is their track, 色づく夜の星たち (Irodukuyorunohositati). In English, the title is, Colored Night Stars.
The start has a nice rock vibe that slowly goes into the lyrics. The song is really pleasant to listen to. The vocals are really, really good. I was reading the lyrics and the basis behind the song is that when you destroy the chain that binds you, or whatever binds you, chase after the stars or the rainbow. I honestly like the premise. The bridge to the chorus is when things really pick up. The vocals get more intense and the chorus is nice. It gives you the emotions that you would expect from such a song. After the chorus, is a nice rock instrumental, and then the chords start repeat with the second verse. There is a solo part towards the latter half of the song that gives me the chills every time. The final lyrics are all in English, which I did not realize but it ends on a good note with the lyrics, "Look at the sky, at night" After listening to this over and over, it is a wonderful song to do that with.
Next up, I want to share is グルピコランド (Gurupiko Land).
This song gets me hyped up. I could listen to it for hours on end. It has a nice like electronic and rock mix throughout that gets me head bobbing throughout the day. The song is really catchy, especially the chorus. Guru Guru, Piko Piko will get stuck in your head. I have seen a video of a live performance of this song and it was very enjoyable. The lyrics behind the track, showcase a video game world. They are here to battle through the game but every time, they come up short but they keep playing until they win. Little do you know, the game they are describing is life! What a twist! I have this song constantly on repeat because If I'm ever feeling down or work is just getting overwhelming, I can put this on and all will be good. The final boss is making it through the last hour of the work day. The vocals get pretty intense towards the end but it brings out your energy. The whole song is fantastic from start to finish.
Continuing on, I want to showcase the groups first MV for the song, 走れ！(HASHIRE).
This song is so good. It's energetic, rocking, fun, and just like the members in the MV, it makes you want to run while listening. I like the scenic shots as well as the individual shots when the lyrics are sung by the specific member. It's a nice touch. The vocals are really great and each voice meshes well together to create such a great song. Of course, all the members are cute and really worked hard to make this video happen. I really enjoy listening to this song a lot when a pick-me-up is needed whether at work or after work.
Lastly, here is a song that is one of my go-to tracks that make me happy. The song is called, タイムリープ (Time Leap)
If you want a nice song to speed down the road with, this is the one but be careful, you may not be able to stop the energy. With all of their songs, I like hearing the crispness of the drums in the background. It honestly makes you play air drums, which is really fun. The members vocals are so nice and it certainly adds to the song because you can definitely hear how fun this song is in their voices. The slight reggae breakdown is nice, which leads into the solo bridge. I will always listen to this track no matter the time of day.
Check out their YouTube as they have some other good content such as fun videos and live versions of their songs. Also there is the NANONI 1st Anniversary One-Man Live. It's the whole concert so it's really fun to watch and jam along.
My fandom story with NANONI is a little short. I learned about the group through Twitter in my recommendations back in April 2021. I knew of SHIKASHI , YUENI and HAJIMENI at that time but found out that HAJIMENI disbanded.
When I saw NANONI come up in my feed and I became curious. I looked up their first digital single and was just immediately in tune with everything.
After learning about their music, I wanted to learn about the members and one of them peaked my interest (Rizumu). I didn't know a couple of members came from the disbanded group and it made my fan status grow. Each of the members has a unique personality, and that is putting it lightly.
When I am in a terrible mood or if I am happy and need something more happy, I can turn to this group for some sort of joy in my mundane life.
Since the release of this article I became more and more of a NANONI otaku. I was doing my best to keep in contact with most of the members on a daily basis but it's kind of difficult to be honest. I support all of the members regardless of what paths they choose. Anyways, back on December 6th, 2022, I was able to see them live when I was in Tokyo. It was a one-man live where they were debuting the new stage outfits you see in their group and profile photos.
I had a super fun time going to the live and I also bought a NANONI T-shirt and was able to meet and talk to the members afterwards. Each of the members are cute, funny, talkative, cool, unique, smart and a whole lot more. There were many funny moments but it was certainly an amazing time. The live was powerful and it gave you so much energy that it carried over into the next morning. Like a nice big can of Red Bull or MONSTER.
The group is certainly talented and is on the rise. I'm excited for their future!
Here is a note I would like to deliver to the members if they read this.
To the members of NANONI,
You are all so very talented. Each of you has a unique singing voice and you can really belt out some of the lyrics. Your lives are so much fun that you can't help but smile. Talking to each of you was a dream come true. As I mentioned above, you each have a unique personality that brings something different to the group. Whether it is serious or goofy, you all mesh so well. You have a nice domestic fanbase across Japan but I hope that it grows more and more so you can stand on a bigger stage in the future...international tour maybe? I'll wait for you in America! I also hope that your international fanbase will explode as well. Always keep doing your best and keep your hopes high. Never give up!! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Always stay safe, happy and healthy for a long time.
Much love and support from Oklahoma USA!!
I really hoped you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Feel free to leave a comment down below, if you'd like. Also, you can follow me on Twitter. No pressure.
As always, no matter wherever you are or whatever situation you may be in, Have A Great Day!
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