Monday, January 20, 2014

Onigo Musume - The Other Akihabara Group

Onigo Musume, or Onigokko, is an idol group consisting of girls in the third to sixth grades.  They were being promoted as the youngest idol group when the group first formed on February 9, 2012.   Today, however, there are other idol groups that consist of elementary school girls such as ESSE Academy’s Sakura Musume that are younger.  Onigo Musume have released four indie singles so far.  They also have a subunit named Haru ☆ Kana with just two of the girls, and this subunit has released two singles.  One thing that is interesting about this group is that there are two pairs of sisters.  The two girls in the subunit, Hoshina Haru and Kawahara Kana, have their own personal blogs, while each pair of sisters share a blog.  Haru is the only member with her own Twitter account.

Tsukishima Meru - Born on June 29, 2001
Kawahara Kana - Born on September 22, 2001
Hoshina Haru - Born on January 6, 2002
Kisaki Ayuki - Born on December 8, 2002
Tsukishima Ai - Born on April 9, 2003
Kisaki Sakura - Born on April 12, 2004

Onigo Musume Singles:
“Powerful Girl” (May 3, 2012)
“Cute Land” (July 29, 2012)
“Flying Heart” (December 8, 2012)
“Running Fighter” (June 16, 2013)

Haru ☆ Kana Singles:
“Star Road” (July 7, 2013)
“Momomo no Tone” (November 30, 2013)

Once again, Blogger is giving me problems with embedding videos.  Perhaps I should have chosen Wordpress instead.  Here are two videos I recommend.

"Running Fighter" by Onigo Musume

"Star Road" by Haru ☆ Kana.  (I'm surprised this one is working.)  

Special thanks to Bethany Walker, who helped with the names.   

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