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Saturday, August 19, 2017

[PicSpam] Just because I felt like it...

Today I am going to share some pictures of Boys and Men Kenkyusei with you. I love BMK a lot and just feel like doing this little picspam now. I will do a cut under the first five pictures, so you don't need to see all pictures thought I recommend taking a look! XD

*click on the pictures to see larger versions*


They all look so handsome in this picture and I love Setsura's hairstyle here, looks much better on him then his usual hairstyle!


Sota is just cuteness overload in this picture. His smile always makes me smile too. 


Why so handsome!?


They look SO good in Yukata. Especially my BBs right in the front looking super handsome and pretty.


Oh my... pictures of them together with Matsuri Nine always making me kinde sad because I miss the time when they were all together in BMK but I am really happy that they are still seeing each other and sometimes have lives together. And look at Takuya hugging Sota. It's soooooooooooooooooooo... cute! I miss this SO much!

Check out more under the cut!

My ranking of the EBiSSH members

Here comes my EBiDAN ranking of this week. I choose this weeks group and I decided to take EBiSSH. Don't forget to read Sou's post as well.


Let's start.

#4 Rei


Rei seems very serious all the time. Sometimes I don't really know what to think about him. He can be a little annoying but he has his cute moments too. I often get the feeling that he is trying too hard but I can't really explain why. I like him, somehow. He stands out but not always in a good way. He is very mysterious to me. I am really confussed about what I think of him. >_<

#3 Kohki


The king of games. I am always stunned by how good he is in all the games they always play and I bet he loves playing games when being home. Despite that I think Kohki has the least self confidence of them all. He often looks very insecure and I often have the feeling he is holding himself back. I am pretty sure he never showed his true self and I think it's still going to take a long time until he does, if he will ever do in public. He seems to be the typ of person who keeps everything to himself. All the presure and all the burdern he has to carry, whatever it might be. Adding to that I think he is quite a perfectionist. Whenever he fails in something, even if it's not that big of a thing, he seems pretty disappointed. Maybe I am just imagening this but yeah who knows. I hope he will come out of himself one day because I am sure people will love him the way he truely is. I will keep rooting for him and yeah I do like him, this little, fragile piece of cuteness. At least I want to mention something I very much like about him, it's that he seems to care about the other members a lot. That makes him even more lovable.


#2 Naoya


Naoya is so cute but he can be really cool too. His laughing is adorable and it's cute when has to do one of these little scenes and at the end he turns a way and smiles because the scene felt so awkward. Thought he seems to have gotten more used to these scense lately. I like his scense of fashion. He always looks really stylish. He has a good amount of selfconfidence and it feels natural when he is the center of attention. It never feels like he forced it and he always knows how to keep himself out of attention, whithout it being weird. In generell I think he knows very well how to act in front of a camera, whithout it looking like an act. He always feels very natural. Therefor it's easy to start liking him. I like his personality, I think he is someone you can easily befriend with. You can have a lot of fun with him but I think he is great when taking about serious stuff too. I do like him a lot.


#1 Tetta


I really really really like Tetta. He is such a dork and childish as well and I really love that about him. Also he is a sunshine, he seems to always have a good mood. He seems very easy going and like Naoya I think he is someone you can easily become friends with. It must be alot of fun hanging around with him. Thought I also think he shows when he doesn't like someone, which is a little bit of bad thing but at least he is honest.  Despite that I think he is also very hard working and really wants to achieve his goal of becoming popular. His selfconfidence is quite big what gives him a special aura and he always seems very honest in everything he does and what he says. I like the way he interacts with the other members. Being a little touchy towards the others, that makes him just too cute. He likes to tease Rei which I think is cute as well. He has the best voice among them, thought he still needs to train a lot (like all of them >_<). Also I love his face, he is so pretty. He is just very precious!! ^0^

What do you think of the member?

Friday, August 18, 2017

AKLO collaborating with JAY'ED


AKLO and JAY'ED are going to release a mini album together on September 6. It will be only availible online but internatinally. So far they already released two of the songs. Different Man and Ballin' Out. There will be 6 songs in total, one being a bonus track, so I don't know if it will be on the album all the time or just when you pre-order. I am a big fan of AKLO and JAY'ED has a beutiful voice. Both of them together sound amazing and I absolutly recommend both songs they already released. Here is the music video for Different Men which has been uploaded today.



What do you think about it?

FlowBack released short version for We Are!



Today FlowBack released the short version of their new music video "WE ARE!". It's a good song and I really love the concept for this single. The dark, badass theme suites them so well. Despite Judai's new hairstyle I like everything about the new concept. Yes even the skirt of Masaharu. XD However I can't denie that I am not so much about the song this time. So far it doesn't get me excited. They used some kind of technoligy to make their voices sound hollow?! I can't explain that well... I hope you still know what I mean. Well I just don't like this. Besides that the song is no addicting at all but maybe it's going to grow on my later. At least for now I am not so excited about the song. Here is the video, check it out yourself.


What do you think about the song?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

IVVY uploaded Live video



Today IVVY uploaded a live version of their song "Everlasting Love". The song si very beautifull and they all have great voices. I think I personally like Kazukis voice the most. I enjoy listening and watching this a lot. Check out the song yourself.

What do you think about the song?

Junon Superboy Anothers will finally have a debut


"JUNON SUPERBOY ANOTHERS" is a project that got two teams, team youth and team senority, and some lucky ones will have a debut at the end of the project. However the project is already going on much longer then expected BUT there will finally be a debut for a few of the members. It was announced that they will do some kind of battle, which will not be shown live, ranking all the members and the top 6 of the list will have a debut. It seems they will be called "Dream Team". However the 6 last members in the ranking will be kind of punished in the way that they are not allowed to perform on stage anymore and the will definitly don't have a debut. All the rest are still going to be in the project and will enventually have a debut later.
However today they uploaded member introduction videos and I guess the ones that get the most views and thumbs up will have a better chance to be in the group.
Therefor I sincerely ask you to please like the video of my favorite member. I so wish him to debut!! Here is his video please watch it, it's super short.


Isn't he just too cute!! *0* Please do me the favor and watch and like his video! I would be really thankful! ^0^

The only other members of JSB Anothers I support are Maejima Yo and Sugiyama Mahiro (he is very popular). There is others I like but I don't really support them.

If you want to watch videos of the other members too please go here.

*Junon Superboy Anothers Channel*

They also uploaded some kind of teaser music video for Team Senority (the older members). Check it out here.



At least I want to show you a few pictures of Hinata. Sorry for the spam but that just has to be now.


Are you rooting for one of the members?

Color Creation released MV for Summer Love



Guys it's here. My heart is just overflowing with love for them. I am so happy right now and hope all of you are going to listen to the song and give it a thumb up if you like it. Please support Color Creation. Damn that song is so good. Such great summer vibes and those vocals... *0* Especially Rioske, once again, blowing me away with his incredible voice. I am already deeply in love with the song!! ^0^

What do you think about it?

InSoo released teaser for solo mini album


MyName member InSoo is going to release his first solo album at the beginning of september. It will be called NAKED and comes in two versions, a limited dvd version and a regular version. He is releasing this album because he will soon enter military service in South Korea and therefor has to go in hiatus. Before leaving he wants give something special to the fans, therefor the mini album and he is going to release a solo photobook on the same day and is going to have a solo concert which will be on an USB stick you will get together with the photobook. Here is a picture of the photobook.


He has always been my favorite member of the group so I am really excited for the mini album and photobook and of course the concert. It's still taking a while before it's released but today they uploaded a first teaser for the mini album. Here it is.


It's way too short and yeah so much nakedness. XD I know he likes to show of his skin so it wasn't a suprise at all but yeah it's really a lot of skin. XD Also his pronouncation of Naked is kinde cute. >0<

What do you think about it?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Songs I recently can't get enough of...



Today I wanna share some songs with you that I listen to a lot lately. I love each of these songs a lot and hope you like at least a few of them as well.

[Hirai Dai - Story of Our Live]


Gosh that song is so extremly beautiful and stucks in my head for hours. I know the singer for some years already but never really liked his music but gosh this song... honestly it's SO good and even the other song of his new album he released a video for is very good. I am seriously thinking of buying the new album. *0*


[Touyama Mirei - Negai ~ anogoro no kimi e ~]



Again I know the artists for quite a while but even thought I like her voice a lot and some of her older songs are good, I never stuck to her. However Negai is an extremly beautiful song about Love, how it comes and goes. She delivers the emotions of the song very well. Besides I also really like the music video, it's as beautiful as the song and each compliments the other.


[EBiSSH - Koi wa Timing]



To be honest I didn't expect to like this song so much but after I listend to it the first time I couldn't get this song out of head. A lot of times I randomly start to sing the "kimi ni mu chu" part. This is definitly not the best song I ever heard, also because I still think they have to improve a lot, but the song is addicting and I started to really love it.


[Starmen KiDS - STAR★MEN SUMMER DAYS!]



OMG this song is so damn addicting whenever I listen to it I have to repeat it at least once. I really badly want to have the single so I can listen to this endlessly... XD I love the rythem of the song. It has this amazing summer feeling and their voices, while quite untrained, are still extremly cute and kind of nice to listen too. I really love this song! ^0^


[Chotokkyu - Gr8est Journey]



Chotokkyu really have some of the best songs for their fans. I love the message of this song, it showes how important their fans are and how much they appreciate them being with them. They sing they are going to take you with them on their way to their dream. I love that. It's a super powerful song with an awesome uplifting feeling. Besides that the song is also encouraging thinking about yourself. It has the message that you can achieve what you dream of. I really really love it. Despite the lyrics I also love the vocals of Takashi and Koichi in this song alot and the rythem of this song so damn good too. Absolutly recommended song.


[PrizmaX - Orange Moon]



I love the mysterious feeling this song has, the english the use in it and the amazing refrain. This song is pure love and the video, even though really simple, is perfect for the song. I am addicted to this song and I can't wait for the b-side tracksof this single. On a side note there is one part in the sing I always have to cring at. It's the part where Tim sings "Sexy finger dance". I always think about "the spirit fingers" (from bring it on). XD


[Color Creation - Waiting for You]



If you follow this blog you might already know that I love this group a lot and their debut song is just so good. I listen to it really often and never get boring of it. Especially the vocals of Rioske make me melt. I like all their vocals but he has such a smooth and powerful voice and stands out for me a little. I wish I could see them live one day.


[White Jam - Millionaire]



I really love the music of this group, most of their songs are so perfect. Their music is pretty different to the typical jpop music. You can hear that Shirose (who writes and composes these songs) is very much influenced by western music. I like this because I think what he creats is awesome and always makes you wanna sing a long. Same goes for Millionaire. I love to dance and sing to this song. It's a song that always get's me in a good mood.


[Chotokkyu - My Buddy]



This song is super addicting as well. I didn't expect to like it so much but it's one of these songs that get stuck in my head and I randomly start to sing it no matter what I am doing or where I am. Also I really love the dance to this song. It's so cute.

What are your favorite songs at the moment and did you already know all the songs on this list? Are you addicted to them too?

EBiDAN OKiNAWA released their 1st single


I was kinde suprised when I saw that EBiDAN OKiNAWA (short EBiOKi) has released a single. That's not something typical for EBiDAN. I mean there have been trainee groups that have released a cd but never a whole trainee region. Thought ok it's just 5 member of EBiOKi but still it was really suprising for me. The 5 members are (from left to right on the picture above) Alex, Yuki Ohmine, Koei Matayoshi, Hibiki, Joshua. I am not too familiar with them but this single actually makes me much more interessted in them. There is only one main vocalist in the group and that's Koei. His voice sounds really good. I bet he will be and an very awesome singer when he gets older. As you can see they are all still quite young so they still have a lot of time to improve their singing skills and maybe later the others will get some more solo lines too. Although we can't even know if they will stay as a group like this or maybe just have this one release together. However here is the video for their first single.



What do you think about these songs?

Bee Shuffle on hiatus & JoonHo + GyuMin starting duo


Hey minna. I don't know why I am always late with stuff like this but I just found out that Bee Shuffle are on hiatus since the end of March already. I am super sad because I like these guys and their music a lot. It seems like members "JoonHo" and "GyuMin" decieded to change the label and therefor the group decieded to go on hiatus for now. They didn't call it a disbandment because I think the members themselves don't won't to give up on the group. So there is hope that they one day will come back but to be honest I don't have much hope for that to happen because JoonHo and GyuMin already started to do activities as a duo and Minsu seems to have went back to korea already and I can't find any information about either Shuta or Jun. They seem to be out of the entertainment world. That's SO sad. I mean I happy at least two of them making music but I am so incredibly sad to not see the others again anymore. At least I was able to actually see them live once before their hiatus.
Besides if you like Minsu and still want to follow him a bit here is his new instagram.


An here is a picture of JoonHo and GyuMin.


I hope to see some livesigns of Jun and Shuta soon. >_<
At least here is the first song of JoonHo and GyuMin.


What do you think about these news?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

My ranking of M!LK members


Today I am starting a collaboration with Sou, the owner of "Dansei Idol Girl". We are going to do rankings of EBiDAN groups members every saturday from now on until we got through all the groups. This week Sou choose the group and like you can see in the titel, she choose M!LK. 
So here is my ranking of the members of M!LK.
Besides I want to point out that everything I write is just the image I personally have of the members. If you have a different image of them write it down in the comments. Or if you want to join this collaboration please write a comment as well. ^0^

Let's start.

#05 Yamazaki Haruki


I do know Haruki since quite a long time know because he entered EBiDAN while their first EBiDAN show still aired and I loved watching this show. However I never was too much of a fan of him. While I always thought he is one of the best when it comes to singing I can't deny that his voice is too high for my taste. Also sometimes I have the feeling he is trying a little too hard to be cute. But never the less I started to actually like this guy after M!LK debuted. He is cute and does well in the group but I still like the other members more so therfor he had to take the last place.


#04 Shiozaki Daichi


I know Daichi as long as I know Haruki because of the EBiDAN show and while he was never my favorite trainee I did like him a lot. He was fun to watch and I always thought he must be a great friend you would have a lot of fun with hanging around. I also always thought that he is very hard working and really gives his all in the challanges they did. Nowadays he is still very funny and I enjoy his performance in their lives and the way he interacts with the other members.


#03 Itagaki Mizuki


Mizuki has been with EBiDAN quite long already. Back when he was a trainee he always was one of my most favorite trainees. He was so shy back then, never tried to be the center of attention. Yeah you could say he really changed from this very cute and shy guy to a boy who is much more open and these days likes to be the center of attention. I think it's good for him he changed and I do like him nowadays a lot too but sometimes I miss the good old days when he was still pretty shy.


#02 Yoshida Jinto



Like Mizuki, Jinto has also been one of my absolute favorite traniees. He always was super hard working, gave his all in every challange but never tried to be the center of attention. Even in moments you would absolutly understand it, like when he won a challange, instead of screaming out of joy you could see he was holding himself back. On the one hand he may did that out of consideration for the others but maybe also because he likes to keep a special image in front of the others. Whatever reason it was (maybe it was even a mix) I honestly don't care because I still like this guy a lot. I love him being all serious, the way that he still is. He is not as silly as the others can be but that doesn't mean he can't be funny. When it's the right time, and I guess when he feels comfortable, he can be pretty funny to. Also his smile always get's me in a good mood. Whenever I see him interacting with the others I get the feeling that he is very loyal towards the people he likes, thought it might take him a while to open up to people, in the end he will be an important friend. I know that's just my impression of him but watching him for quite some years now I really have the feeling this is true. On to another thing. Despite the fact that he needs much more vocal training I have to admit that I really like his voice a lot and absolutly enjoy listening to him. Besides I always like it when you hear him lisp. That sounds extremly adorable to me. Oh and last but not least, Jinto is one super handsome looking guy. I really like his face a lot, he is so pretty.


#01 Sano Hayato



I still remember when the EBiDAN Osaka trainess were featured in the EBiDAN magazine for the first time. I directly had an interesst in Hayato. To be honest he is just absolutly my cup of tea when it comes to looks. I love guys that at least look like they are not extremly skinny (like many japanese guys do). He has somewhat round cheeks without looking chubby and his face is SUPER pretty and then there are his dimples. Oh I love dimples SO much. His smile already is cute but with these dimples it gets 200% better. (Besides Jinto has dimples too and I love them as well!! XD) However it's not all about the looks, even thought it was the first thing that got me attracted to him. I love his personality a lot. He is dorky and an idiot sometimes and it must be awesome hanging around with him. I bet it won't get boring with him on your side. I love when he is totaly overacting. I love his kind of humor. He can be super funny but at times (when it's REALLY needed) even serious. I think he knows very well what he does and why, even if it sometimes might not look like that but I am sure he is born to be an entertainer because he knows what his fans want to see. Another thing I love him for is his voice. Like the others he needs more training but for me he does have the best voice among them. All this and even more makes me love Hayato so much and therefor he deserves this spot in my ranking.


What does your ranking of the member look like?

And don't forget to check out Sou's post with the ranking!

*Sou's ranking*

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PrizmaX released MV for Orange Moon



GOSH minna it's here!!!! I am SO HAPPY!! I LOVE the song so much and the video for Orange Moon is very simple but suites the atmosphere of the song SO well. I love these boys and their music and I am so happy about this new release, I honestly could cry right now while listening to this. Please please please check it out!!! ^0^


Besides the new single will be released on August 30 and comes in two versions. Both versions come with a different b-side track. Since I love them so much I always buy all versions of their cds and same goes for this release. Maybe I should do a ranking of my favorite songs of them one day. I think that's a great idea. 

What do you think about the new song? Are you going to buy the single?

Check out Gregs (0TU1) solo song Dolla Bill



Yesterday 0TU1 uploaded a solo song of Greg. 0TU1 is my favorite duo from Japan. Both Greg and KAZ have an amazing voice and release great music. However this is a solo by Greg and I would love if you could give it a listen. This is not going to be my favorite song of all time but it's decent and I like that it's fully in english. Check it out and tell me what you think.

10JinActor uploaded music video for Petit Petit Lady


Once again 10JinActor released an hilirous music video. I love their humor and the video is funny like most their videos are. Absolutly love it and the song is once again pretty outstanding and unique as well as addicting. The song will be on their new album, which sadly is only availible on their website, so you have to use a shopping service to buy from there. However here is the video.


Do you like the song and video?

Dual Mask released 1st mini album


Indie group Dual Mask released their first mini album on August 8. It comes with 7 tracks in total. DUAL MASK are two singer, two rapper and a DJ. It's going to be both a digital as well as a physical release. Since all their other singles have been on itunes internationally I am sure the new mini album will be too. However so far it's not up on the website. I will ask CDJapan if they can list the album too, otherwise I will have to buy it with a shopping service. Whatever the main reason of this post is to show you the teaser video they uploaded today. Sadly you can hear samples of only a few songs but it's better then nothing. Thought "Time is over", "1", "Fall" and "Never End" have been released digital before. I personally like their songs. However here is the video.


What do you think about the mini album?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Chotokkyu to release new live DVD



Chotokkyu just announced that they will release their Christmas One Man Show of 2016 on September 20. I am super excited for the release because their lives are always super entertaining! The cover looks extremely nice already! The whole blu-ray will be more then 3 hours long. That's pretty awesome! And it comes with a making of that has Ryoga as some kind of MC. The first press will come with a booklet as well as a special packaging (like always).

Are you going to buy it?

lol release MV for Hanauta



lol released their 1st album on august 2nd and today they uploaded a video for one of their new songs. Hanauta is a very beautiful song that touched my heart. Same goes for the amazing video which is made up like a short movie. It's the first music video of lol that really got a story. It's a very cute and touching little story, that I will definitly rewatch from time to time. It's nothing extremly special but it's different to their usual releases and I guess that's what makes it so unique.

Tell me what you think about it!

AMAZO NIGHT to release first single


Guys I am so happy right now. I just checked the website of AMAZO NIGHT and saw that they already announced to release their first single at the end of October. I was hopeing for this SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much and didn't had much hope after their fail with the first try... Whatever they finally did it. YAY!!!! I am sure it will be a single only availible at their live but hopefully I will be able to get it anyway! Gosh!! I am so excited!! ^0^

If more gets announced I will write a post about it. 

What do you think about these news?

White Jam uploaded dance video for "Millionaire"



Today White Jam uploaded a dance video for their new song "Millionair" which is released on their latest mini album. They already released a music video for the song and this time they also uploaded this dance version but sadly it's just a short version. So for everyone who didn't knew the song before. Here is also the music video for it. I personally like the song a lot.


What do you think about the song and dance video?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

10 Reasons why I love EBiDAN

*This is a post I first shared on JPop Amino but I felt like posting it here too!*

EBiDAN is my all time favorite group of artists! It's actually a dance and acting school for boys under Stardust but grew bigger and bigger and is now known for a handful of great groups. Today I want to tell you 10 reasons why I love EBiDAN so much and maybe if you never heard of them you might get interested!

I didn't intent to write so much but yeah... it's actually quite a lot I wrote!

#01 EBiDAN the Street


EBiDAN the Street is a project of EBiDAN that focuses on groups that mostly do street performances. I personally only know about two. Satori Shonen Dan, which I think are the most well known (and in my opinion most talented) and Edamame Beans! EBiSSH (former known as Monochrome Rainbow) have been a group under this project before as well but they got their own little project and are not under this project anymore!

#02 awesome musicians


What I love a lot is that EBiDAN has a handful of awesome musicians under them! And with this I don't mean the vocalists but all the awesome guys who play an instrument! When it comes to playing instruments I always liked CustomiZ the most, sadly they already disbanded but at least their drummer Daichi is now a member of DISH//! However I hope to be able to watch Hiroki performing on stage someday again! I always loved how his whole appearance changed as soon as he started playing the bass! That is one giftet bassist! But Daichi is an incredible drummer as well and coming to DISH// I really like the guitar playing of Takumi and Masaki as well and even thought not as good as Hiroki I also love Ryuji as a bassist! Besides them SakuraShimeji members Hyouga and Gaku are really good with playing the guitar as well! I hope with more groups coming there will be more who play an instrument!

#03 variety in music

When it comes to the EBiDAN groups and bands you will find they all have a different style! DISH// who have a rock sound to them, Chotokkyu with their electronic influences, Magic Boyz who doing Hip Hop music, Starmen Kids with their very childish pop, PrizmaX who are very much influenced by western pop, Super☆Dragon who create a mix of EDM and rock, M!LK who mostly produce very fun and energetic pop and last but not least SakuraShimeji with their very sweet and pure jpop!

#04 awesome vocalists

Watching as many lives of them as I can I know that some of them have stunning voices! My favorite being Tsuyoshi of Super☆Dragon because he has a very outstanding voice and I enjoy listening to him a lot! But when it comes to Super☆Dragon I also appreciate the voices of Koki, Hyoma and Tomoya a lot and Jean is a great rapper! After Tsuyoshi my second favorite vocalist of EBiDAN is Takumi, his voice is incredible, very powerful and extremely nice to the ears and it's one you easily recognize! Thought Masaki has a nice voice too and again I really appreciate the rap of Ryuji and To-i! PrizmaXs Win and Tim have very beautiful and strong voices as well! I saw them live once and they blew me away with their great voices! And then they have Daiki who is my favorite rapper of all the EBiDAN members! Then there are Takashi and Koichi of Chotokkyu who have super beautiful voices too! I prefer Koichi a little over Takashi but they both have very beautiful voices! When it comes to M!LK I really like the voices of Jinto and Sano thought they still can improve! To be honest I am not a big fan of Harukis voice! It's a little to high for my taste! Another great vocalist of EBiDAN is Eiku of Satori Shonen Dan! His voice is super beautiful, he still needs more training but there is SO much potential in him! Sakura Shimejis Gaku and Hyouga have very nice and soothing voices as well! At least I want to mention Mahiro of Magic Boyz. Even thought I am not the biggest MagiBo fan I can't deny that I really appreciate his voice! He is definitely the best rapper in this group and the one I see the most potential in! About all the other vocalist they need more training but I am sure they will get better with time!

#05 EBiDAN songs


Despite that of course each group has their own songs, there are a few songs that are sang by all of them together! They are like the theme songs for EBiDAN! They mostly sing these song at the "EBiDAN the Live" events. My favorite of these songs is "Koigokoro" but all of them are extremely beautiful! The other songs are "Believe Yourself", "Sparkling Adventure" and "Koi no Ding Dong". I often get emotional watching them all performing together because even thought they all have a big age gap, their popularity is very different and the music is so different they are like a huge family supporting each other and getting along really well!

#06 the Trainees


Ok Trainees are nothing special when it comes to Japanese music but what I really like about the Trainees of EBiDAN is that you can find them all over Japan! There is not only a Tokyo and maybe Osaka trainee group but also one of Okinawa, Sendai, Nagoya and Fukuoka! All of these Trainees have activities in their surrounding and even small events hold just for them! They get dance and vocal lessons and have their own merchandise. What I also like about the Trainees is that they not only have an own blog but also their own twitter and instagram account not to forget the website "EBiDAN.jp" on which you can find all the important news about them!

Besides all that what I love the most about the trainees of EBiDAN is that they have not only their own live events but also their own tv show! The first one was called just EBiDAN and after that EBiDAN Amigo started to air and is still ongoing! There was a show called EBiDAN Bomba but it didn't last long and their is a show on YouTube that is called EBiDAN station but it's not released regular! However these shows mostly focus on the trainees means you can really get to know and like them before they eventually have a debut! That's an awesome thing I love and the reason I like the members of M!LK, Magic Boyz, Super☆Dragon, Sakura Shimeji, Starman Kids and ZeeBra Star a lot!! I got to know all of them before their debut I liked some of them a lot when they were still trainees!

#07 Stardust Channel

As an EBiDAN fan living outside of Japan you might think it's hard to find all the shows and lives they did online but it's actually not because there is the Stardust Channel! This is a website you can creat an account on even when living outside of Japan!! It costs 400 yen a month and you need a credit card but it's really not much for the content you get! You can watch many of their lives including the "EBiDAN the Live 2016", full concerts of some groups, all the shows they release and special content! It's really amazing and I love that it's available for us international fans as well!

If you have interests in joining I did a post on that on my blog, klick here to go there! I absolutely recommend it if you love EBiDAN!!

#08 their promotions


EBiDAN was able to get quite big in such a short time because of their great promotions! Besides having various shows that air on tv, and them appearing on various other variety shows, they also held events and concerts regular and their groups attend other big events!

They have an own magazine which only focuses on them and are regular featured in magazines like JUNON and Backstage Pass!

They have temporary fan cafes (I went to an chotokkyu one this year, see picture above, and loved it) and do quite a lot of free lives, especially the newer groups!

Besides that they are cooperating with HMV and therefore have their own EBiDAN space at every HMV store in Japan, which gives them more of a spotlight! But even in other stores like Tower Records or Tsutaya you will most eventually find at least a small EBiDAN corner!


(At Tower Records Shibuya)

#09 their concerts/lives


(From Time Limit Museum 1.1.2017 of DISH//)

I own most of their concert DVDs and love all of them! They always do a great show and include something special in their concerts! For e.g. DISH// always do a special challenge and show the results at the concerts e.g. for the Time Limit Museum their challenge was to master playing the Shamisen (a tradition Japanese instrument). They honestly did so well with that! I was super excited listening them playing it while wearing beautiful traditional clothes! Chotokkyu's concerts are very fun too because in general these boys have a lot of fun at stage and their songs are fun but what I love about them is that they focus so much on the dancing! I mean they are said to have 5 main dancer and two back vocalists so it's obvious that they focus on their dancing a lot! However seeing their concerts is much better then you might think! Their dancing is very powerful and outstanding and I always enjoy their performances to the fullest!

I also love the simplicity of Sakura Shimejis lives and the cute lives of M!LK! Super☆Dragon on the other hand has a very strong badass image and that's what their performances always feel like! I was lucky enough to see them live for real and I enjoyed those three songs they performed SO much! Their dancing feels powerful and the vocals of Tsuyoshi made me melt!

Same goes for the vocals of Win and Tim of PrizmaX! A dream came true when I saw them live and they are really adorable! Win is such a flirty guy what made the performance even more fun to watch and the others were awesome too! Always kind of outstanding for me is Tsubasa who is really dorky and super lovely!

All in one I would always recommend watching a live of them! All of the EBiDAN groups are wonderful live!!!!! 

#10 The groups

Best for last, the groups! To be honest each group is already one reason to love EBiDAN but that would have been to easy so I decided put them all together under one point! I can honestly say that I like all the groups under EBiDAN thought there is some I like more and some less! For example my least favorite group is MAGiC BOYZ and my all time favorite is DISH//! But In general they are all incredible and I enjoy everything of them, may it be their music, lives, tv shows or anything else I can find of them!

Does any of you like EBiDAN? What are your reasons for liking them? If you didn't know EBiDAN are you interested now?

Saturday, July 29, 2017

About EBiDAN + EBiDAN History 2010 - 2015



EBiDAN is a project started by Stardust, a well known company/label.
It is an all boys dancing, singing and acting school that is most well known for their already debuted bands like DISH// and Chotokkyu. The popularity of EBiDAN grew a lot within the few years of its excisting. Besides releasing their own magazine, calander and TV Shows, their live events are also very well-attended. So far they have 8 debuted bands. Two of them already had their majo debut.


[Groups]


     
 
DISH//                                                    Chotokkyuu

     

PrizmaX                                                   EBiSSH

     

Sakura Shimeji                                            MAGiC BOYZ

     

M!LK                                                 SUPER☆DRAGON

    

Satori Shonen Dan                                      STARMEN KiDS

    

ZeBRA☆STAR                                        EDAMAME BEANS


AMEZARI RED STARS


[Disbanded Groups]



CustomiZ


[History]




~[2010]~

On the 1st May 2010 the auditions for EBiDAN officially started and did last until the 20th June 2010. Exactly one month later the 56 members who did it have been announced. Besides many new to the scene members also PrizmaX joined EBiDAN and from then on are seen as the older-brother-members that will guide and help the other members. In August the official blog (the same they still have) already went online and shortly after profiles of the member have started to get shared. Also they aired first videos with the members getting shown. Here are a view ones.


From 27th to 29th August they had their first live performance called "EBiDANの文化祭はまぁ〜文化のカヲリがしないのだの巻" (If anyone can translate this I would be happy!!). It was a stomp play and even has been released on DVD (I assume you were only able to buy it at the event).


The first EBiDAN Live has been held on the 22nd November and was called "EBiDAN The Live After School Vol. 1". At the concert they performed the songs "Sparkling Adventure" and "Koi no Ding Dong" for the first time. For "Sparkling Adventure" the PrizmaX member have been in focus and the mein vocalists for "Koi no Ding Dong" have been Masaki, Koichi (later from Chotokkyu) and Hayakawa Yushou (I don't know if the third name is correct).
At the end of the year (25th December) they released their first single called "Sparkling Adventure / Koi no Ding Dong". It was released in four different versions, with different people on the covers.

(If I find bigger versions I will exchange the pictures!)

~[2011]~

On 11th March the second EBiDAN Live was supposed to be held but because of the big earthquake it has been cancled. It later was held on the 2nd April and was called "EBiDAN The Live After School Vol.2".


They even held a very small second "EBiDAN The Live After School Vol.2" on the 4th June. This concert was held at a Tower Records venue in Tokyo with only 11 EBiDAN member. Thought at this event TR2Y2 made their first apperance as a unit.


"EBiDAN THE Live After School Vol. 3" has been held pretty soon on the 17th July 2011. The Opening song was "Ikenai Taiyou" and they also played "Koi no Ding Dong".

group photo of EBiDAN The Live After School Vol. 3

Starting from the 6th August up to the 20th August EBiDAN members regular held the event "EBiDAN The Street" in commemoration of the past of PrizmaX. Because since PizmaX has been formed they always did lives on the street. Here are two videos I found on youtube.



Also this was the frst time that fans could buy goods and tickets for their next event and they even did autograph sessions and the fans were able to take pictures with the members.

the booth with goods at the "EBiDAN The Street" event

From 24th to 28th August they held their second play called "Arashi no Rinkaigakkou hen". This time it was a normal theatrical play.






(click on the pictures to view in original size)

On the 1st November EBiDAN started new auditions and on the 11th November the following units have been official announced on the EBiDAN Blog.

Chotokkyuu - Bullet Train



Kuri-Mi-San

Hakenshitsu

Also PrizmaX was announced to offical have only 4 members from now on and TR2Y2 is decided to be still active. That made a total of 7 unites at that time.


On the 25th December they held the X-Mas One Man Show. At the event they sang the new EBiDAN song "KoiKokoro" for the first time. Also Chotokkyuu performed their original song "No More Cry" for the first time.


~[2012]~

In March Yuuki Byrnes announced that he will leave PrizmaX and therefor also EBiDAN because he wants to go to America to studie dancing over there. From then on PrizmaX has only three member left.


Also Takemura Sho decided to leave Chotokkyu and therefor EBiDAN and Takuya joined the unit.
"EBiDAN The Live Haru no Jin" was held on the 20th March 2012. Before the Live was held they already announced that there would be a new unit. This unit was Customize and in May Customize was officially named "カスタマイズ" (Customize).


Also on the 12th May the "EBiDAN The Live Fuurinkazan" was held.
On the 10th June both DISH// and Chotokkyu had their indie debut. DISH// released the single "It's alright" and Chotokkyus single was called "Train". 
Their next EBiDAN The Live called "EBiDAN The Live 2012 Natsu" was held on the 4th August. Besides DISH//, Chotokkyu and Customize also Kuri-Mi-San, Hakenshitsu and E-Chary were performing in the live event.


On the 1st September some EBiDAN member started the acting group "Geki☆Dan" (劇☆男). This male only acting group exsits up until now.
In October Customize also had their indie debut but people were only able to get their debut single at live events. Their first single was called "Hare Hare Yukai".


~[2013]~

At the beginning of the year the first ever TV show of EBiDAN started to air. The name was Cho x D (超×D) and it focused on Chotokkyu and Dish//. The show started to air on the 10th January and did last until March.
At least also PrizmaX had their indie debut at the 27th March 2013 withe the single "Mysterious Eyes / Go" and for the debut Yuuki and Tsubasa joined PrizmaX. 


In April the show ChoxD Music+ (超×D Music+) started to air and besides Chotokkyu and Dish// Customize is staring in the show from now on as well.
Auditions for EBiDAN Tokyo has been started on the 1st April. Also DISH// is the first group under EBiDAN to have a major debut. Their major debut single is called "Can You Hear". While DISH// is gaining more and more popularity Customize is disbanding in September of 2013 because Matsui Kenta decided to leave the band.
On the 16th September aired the first episode of the show EBiDAN on Tokyo MX. In this show only the trainees of EBiDAN are in focus, despite a view apperances of Daiki (PrizmaX). 
Because of the gaining popularity of both the already debuted bands but also the trainees it has been decided that there will also be a magazine called EBiDAN just focusing around the trainees and bands. The first magazine got released on the 3rd December 2013.
On the 29th December the next EBiDAN Live has been held which holds the titel "EBiDAN The Live ~Tobidasu EBimoto 2013~". At this event they also announced the reunion of Customize, which is now called CustomiZ, and has a new member called Hama. Hama is now the main vocalist while Goro is mostly playing guitar now and is being more of a back vocalist now.


Also CustomiZ announced that they will held a one man live show next year and if they get lots of fans visiting the show then they will have their major debut.

~[2014]~

In January and Februray EBiDAN started to held auditions for new members again but this time not only for EBiDAN Tokyo but also for EBiDAN Osaka. Throuout the whole year auditions have been help. In April/May they also started auditions for Nagoya and later this year for Sandai, Fukuoka and Okinawa too.
On the 5th July the next EBiDAN Live has been held. It was called "EBiDAN The Live ~Tobidasu EBi moto 2014 Summer Party~". Here is a performance of that EBiDAN Live.



In August CustomiZ released a pre-major-debut single called "Life and Death".

~[2015]~

On the 4th February CustomiZ finally had their major debut with the single "Hitsuji no Hikari". CustomiZ is the second group of EBiDAN to have their major debut. Shortly after, it has been announced that three new units of EBiDAN will have their indie debut.
The first one was Sakurashimeji at the beginning of March. In the mid of March Magic Boyz had their indie debut and at least at the end of March M!LK had their indie debut.


On the 6th July the "Stardust Chanel" have been opend. On this chanel fans are able to watch the latest EBiDAN shows plus some Live events.
The "EBiDAN THE LIVE 2015〜Summer Party〜" event has been held on the 12th July.