KAWAII LAB. Group IDOLATER Adds Two New Members, First Live Video with Five Members Unveiled

28.April.2022 | MUSIC

IDOLATER is now a five-member group after adding two fresh faces! The idol group is part of KAWAII LAB., a project aiming to introduce the world to popular Japanese idol culture. Announced at the group’s solo concert ‘New IDOLATER’ on April 24, Fuuka Oishi and Ririka Satsuki have joined the current lineup, Ayu Okuda, Kurumi Tsukishiro, and Yukino Fushiki. 

 

IDOLATER was formed after becoming finalists in the ASOBISYSTEM THE AUDITION 2018 competition, and the girls are known for exploring the boundary of music, fashion, and other unique aspects of culture through an idol perspective. 

 

Ririka Satsuki is a solo artist based in Fukuoka with an incredible husky voice. Fuuka Oishi has previously worked as a model and is popular with creators for her sweet yet listless atmosphere. This is the first time either has worked as a model. 

 

Check out the group’s first performance as five members below!

 

Swipin’ Flickin’ – IDOLATER  (Live at Ebisu CreAto, April 24, 2022)

IDOLATER will also begin holding regular concerts at Ebisu CreAto starting in May 2022.


Comments from New Members

 

Fuuka Oishi

My name is Fuuka Oishi, and I’ve just joined IDOLATER.

When it comes to singing and dancing, I’m very inexperienced, but with the help of the other members, I’ll practice hard each and every day!

The first time I stood on stage, it really hit me–I’m becoming an idol. When I saw the fan’s kind faces in the audience, my nervousness turned into fun!

IDOLATER will continue to grow and evolve into something great, so I hope you’ll keep an eye on us!

Although I’ve just started my life as an idol, I have big dreams. I’ll do my best to make it to Budokan!

I’ll do my best as a member of IDOLATER, a group I love so much.

Please support me!

 

Ririka Satsuki

I’m Ririka Satsuki, a new member of IDOLATER.

I used to be a solo singer, and this is my first time as an idol. I’m really nervous but also incredibly excited about what the future will bring. The other members are always making me laugh and giving me the strength to do my best. 

If there’s one goal that drives me more than anything, it’s my dream of performing at Budokan. 

We want our fans to come along too!!!!

I’ll do my best, so please continue to support me!

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    Kamaitachi – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Music Video)

     

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