Idol Group to Release Digital Single ‘The Legend of Ancient Akiba,’ Jacket Visual Revealed

10.March.2023 | MUSIC

The popular Akihabara-based idol group has announced that the new single The Legend of Ancient Akiba will be released digitally on March 15, 2023. The group first performed the song live on March 5 at J:COM Hall Hachioji during their nationwide ONE NATION UNDER THE DEMPA TOUR. The track is a traditionally adorable moe moe kyun track updated for the modern age by ARM (IOSYS), a popular creator of tracks, and MOSAIC.WAV.


The jacket photo and solo artist photos for the digital single, created by hanavbara, have also been released.



  • and SPINNS Collab Merch on Sale at Idol Group’s Upcoming Concert

    26.October.2021 | FASHION / MUSIC

    Apparel brand SPINNS is teaming up with Akihabara’s signature idol group on a collection of new goods! These will be available at the group’s solo live show performance on November 13, 2021. 


    Goods Lineup

    Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (10 varieties): ¥4,950 (Tax Included) *One size fits all

    Mask: ¥1,320 (Tax Included) *One size fits all

    Tote Bag: ¥2,200 (Tax Included) 

    Pin (9 varieties): ¥550 (Tax Included) *Pins are random. 

    Each long-sleeve T-shirt corresponds to a single member’s color in a chic collegiate style. The material is thin, making it perfect for year-round wear! Masks, tote bags, and pins will also be on sale, with the latter featuring photos of the members wearing items from the collab collection! Those attending the concert and spending over ¥3,000 on and SPINNS merch will receive a random bromide (9 varieties) as a gift! A special photo spot event will be taking place in SPINNS stores in the Kanto region to celebrate the collaboration at a later date, so keep an eye on the official SPINNS Twitter page for details.


    *Tickets for the SPINNS collaboration event will not be available at the concert. 

    *Products will also be available by mail order after the collaboration event.

  • Says Goodbye to Eimi Naruse and Welcomes 5 New Members

    18.February.2021 | MUSIC

    Japanese idol group performed at Team Smile Toyosu PIT this week on February 15 and 16 where they said goodbye to Eimi Naruse, a member who first joined the group back in 2010. During the encore of the second day concert, the group announced that five new members are being added to, bringing the total number up to 10.

    The new line-up now includes original members Mirin Furukawa, Risa Aizawa, Ayane Fujisaki, Rin Kaname, and Nagi Nemoto, and new members Aikawa Kozue, Amasawa Rito, Kobato Ria, Sorano Aozora, and Takasaki Hina. They performed the brand new song Princess Dempa Power! Shine On! at the encore. The track was written by Kenichi Maeyamada, also known as Hyadain. They also performed the deep number Future Diver as their new formation.


    The new members Aikawa Kozue, Amasawa Rito (RITO/meme tokyo.), Kobato Ria, Sorano Aozora (ARCANA PROJECT), and Takasaki Hina (Niji no Fantastica) will launch into all new heights. Amasawa Rito, Sorano Aozora, and Takasaki Hina’s previous projects, which were meme tokyo., ARCANA PROJECT, and Niji no Fantastica respectively, are units also signed to DearStage like Dempagumi.


    The new will hold their first even together at the end of March for fan club members which will be dance rehearsals for future live shows. Details will be announced at a later date.


    Their concert held on February 16, titled “Ultra☆Maximum☆Positive☆Story!! ~Babyu to Iku yo Mirai ni ne☆~,” is currently available to purchase to watch online and will be archived until February 22, 2021 at 23:59 (JST). Details below.

  • Collaborates With Zombie Land Saga Anime

    01.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A collaboration has been announced between Japanese idol group and the 2018 anime series Zombie Land Saga. Titled “Akiba Division vs Saga Division,” the collaboration will see, who are based in Akihabara (also known as Akiba), and Franchouchouーthe idol group from Zombie Land Sagaーwho are based in Saga Prefecture, battle it out.


    Details on how this battle will unfold and in what form have yet to be announced, but we can only begin to imagine what a clash between these two would entail: Dempagumi, who are out to save the universe, and Franchouchou, a collective of girls resurrected as zombies to save Saga.


    A campaign will be held for two people to win a card signed by the and Franchouchou members will also be held at a later date. Details on how to apply will be announced on Dempagumi’s and Zombie Land Saga’s official Twitter pages.


    The first piece of information about the collaboration will be made available in Pia, a special book releasing on April 2, 2020.


    ©Zombie Land Saga Production Committee

  • Idol group Dempagumi release live concert video of new song Inochi no Yorokobi

    16.May.2019 | MUSIC

    After performing in Tokyo and Osaka, female idol group Dempagumi. Inc finished their live house tour on 30th April in Nagoya. A live video of their performance of Inochi no Yorokobi at Diamond Hall, Nagoya has now been released on YouTube. The new song, the music and lyrics of which were composed by Tamaya 2060%, will be released in the form of a single on 26th June. During their live concert, Dempagumi surprised the audience by dropping an unheard-of new song way before its planned release later in the year. Combined with the energy of the girls, the stage was full of excitement.


    Dempagumi. Inc Inochi no Yorokobi Live Movie (2019.4.30 at Nagoya Diamond Hall)

    The girls also announced that there will be an additional live performance to their hall tour UHHA! YAAA!! TOUR!!! 2019. The new live concert will take place at Talk Net Hall, Sendai on 6th August; the same day as their new single release . Dempagumi just keep powering up their hall tour and it’s something you just cannot miss out on!

  • Nemu Yumemi Graduates From, New 6-Member Formation Announces Tour

    08.January.2019 | MUSIC performed two days at Nippon Budokan on January 6 and 7 to 20,000 fans.

    Two new members, Rin Kaname and Nagi Nemoto, joined the group on December 30, 2017. The seven-member group performed a historical set list of the group’s discography to the Budokan crowd.

    Both days had their own title. Day one was named “ Cosmo Tour 2019 in Nippon Budokan: We Are ~Returning From Space~.” On the second day, titled “ Cosmo Tour 2019 in Nippon Budokan: Nemu Yumemi’s Graduation Performance ~A New Journey~,” long-time member Nemu Yumemi departed from the group. will continue as a six-member unit with Mirin Furukawa, Risa Aizawa, Eimi Naruse, Ayane Fujisaki, Rin Kaname and Nagi Nemoto. They have announced a small tour which will take them to Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya. Details below.


    *Photos taken from’s performance at Nippon Budokan on January 6, 2019. Photographer: チェリーマン (Cherry Man).

  •’s Nemu Yumemi Announces Departure From Group & Retirement From Entertainment Industry

    15.October.2018 | MUSIC announced at their two-date solo tour at Sakurazaka Central in Okinawa on October 13 and 14 that they will perform at the Nippon Budokan on January 6 and 7 next year. Group member Nemu Yumemi also announced that she will depart from the group following January 7 and retire from the entertainment industry at the end of March.

    Both Budokan shows have their own respective titles. Translated from Japanese, the January 6 concert is named Cosmo Tour 2019 in Nippon Budokan: We Are ~Returning From Space~ while the January 6 concert is named Cosmo Tour 2019 in Nippon Budokan: Nemu Yumemi’s Graduation Performance ~A New Journey~.


    Nemu Yumemi will release her first solo album Yumemi Jidai on November 21. will release a new album titled Ware Ware Da (“We Are”) on January 1, 2019.

    Nemu Yumemi joined in June 2009. November 2018 will mark her 10th anniversary as an entertainer. She has chosen to use the experienced she has gained to walk a new path in life. If you’re in Japan and have the opportunity to see Nemu off on her new journey at the Nippon Budokan then be sure to get your ticket quick.

  • Moga Mogami Announces Departure from—English Translation of Members’ Comments by MMN

    08.August.2017 | MUSIC

    On August 6th, Moga Mogami announced her departure from the hugely popular idol group The group are an international sensation, having performed at a huge number of events overseas, drawing them countless fans from all corners of the globe. They have also performed at the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL three years in a row, an event managed by the staff here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON.


    Many fans have expressed their surprise and bewilderment at the sudden news. The members of Dempagumi have also released their comments regarding Moga’s exit, including Moga herself. The comments detail Moga Mogami’s decision to depart from the group, something which wasn’t made in haste and something which brought much concern upon its proposal, and the other members also present their reactions.


    We really wanted to post this article for all of the international Dempagumi fans out there. So we have translated both Moga Mogami’s comment and the other members’ comment into English and Chinese.

    ▶Comment by Moga Mogami (*Translated from Japanese) | Source: Moga Mogami’s Official Blog (Japanese)


    Today, on August 6th, I took leave of Dempagumi.Inc. I am terribly sorry for such sudden notice.

    I still feel strongly about wanting to stand on stage as the 6 of us again. I still love each and every member of the group. Not a single thing has changed in that regard. Unfortunately, however, I cannot balance what my heart desires with my health. The current situation has made it very difficult to continue working as part of

    Even up to now, I have taken time off several times from work due to poor physical health, and it has really gotten me down. I am really sorry.

    I cannot rule out that it won’t happen again in the future. It’s something that I have no control over. I do not want to cause any more inconveniences, and so I have decided to take my leave. In all honesty, it has had me concerned for many years now, and I cannot help but feel frustrated.

    I have gained much working together as part of over the past 5 years. Me, who loved video games and who just stayed at home all the time, and who had no self-confidence, became able to look people in the eyes and talk to them, was able to live independently, sang and danced in front of people. I laughed, I cried, and was able to make somebody else happy. I am truly grateful to have lived all of it. At the beginning, I was absolutely terrible at singing and dancing, or even having a conversation. Despite that, I received support from lots of people, and thanks to that, as well as all the comments and letters I received, my anxieties were wiped clean and gave me a “right, let’s do this!” attitude. And that’s why I am truly filled with gratitude for everyone that has has been there for me.

    But this does not mean that is breaking up, so please continue supporting the rest of the girls.

    I intend to continue working independently, as Moga Mogami, once my health improves. My path might be different than the other girls’, but right now my heart wants to continue to keep working hard together with them.

    Moga Mogami

    ▶Comment by Members (*Translated from Japanese) | Source: Official Homepage (Japanese)


    Today, we announced member Moga Mogami-chan’s graduation from the group.


    We are terribly sorry to all of the fans that have supported the 6-member, and who have been waiting in excitement to see all 6 of us live. We received Moga-chan’s decision, took it on board and decided to respect it.


    There is a void that cannot be filled and we are saddened that we cannot continue with all 6 of us, but we will power forward with everything we have even more, for Moga-chan, to continue bringing joy to our fans.


    Moga Mogami will go on to continue working independently, and the rest of the members will also continue to work as a group. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON will continue reporting and translating news regarding Moga Mogami and for all of the fans around the world, so stay tuned.

  • Take cute photos with these phone lenses in the Zipper SUMMER edition♡—Featuring Moga Mogami!

    23.June.2017 | FASHION

    Zipper is one of the biggest and most popular magazines within the Harajuku fashion community. The Summer edition will hit shelves on June 23rd and comes with a special bonus goodie that comes with the magazine: the “WE GO 2WAY Smartphone Lenses.”


    The magazine will come with 2 different kinds of lenses for your phone: a “macro” version for close-up shots and a “wide” version for wide-angle shots. There’s a special feature in the magazine that has photos of Hinako Kitano (Nogizaka46) dressed in her summer event outfit that were taken with the lenses.


    The front cover of the summer edition features Moga Mogami ( giving us a peek at her summer outfit. She has also changed her hair colour from her trademark blonde to ash.


    In the new edition you can find the best fashion tips for the hot summer. You can also catch Peco and Ryucheru showing a couples’ outfit using little accessories, as well as features from Kaya Kiyohara, emma, and Ano (You’ll Melt More!) dressed in their summertime tops.


    Zipper are also holding a summer shop retweet campaign over on their official editor Twitter where you can win gift cards that go up to ¥10,000. Simply retweet the posts over at @zipperjp for a chance to win.



    Zipper SUMMER Edition

    Price: ¥580 (tax included)

    On Sale June 23rd 2017

    Official Zipper Homepage:


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  •’s Pinky to release new items at SPINNS under her self-produced clothing brand “Pzzz”

    15.June.2017 | FASHION


    Fujisaki Ayane, also known as “Pinky!” and the blue member of popular female idol group, has announced a brand new 2017 Summer Collection that will be sold at the popular fashion store SPINNS located in Harajuku, under her clothing brand “Pzzz” for which she is the designer. The collection is set to go on sale on June 24th.

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    The theme for her summer collection is “summer school” and it boasts an array of items perfect for summertime. From a trendy floral chiffon gown to a flashy aloha shirt that screams No. 1, and jersey pants that you can have fun mixing and matching with just about anything, Pinky’s summer collection is the place to go this summer.


    Start filling your wardrobe!




    On Sale: Saturday June 24th, 2017

    ※In-store sales at SPINNS and on the official Dear Stage online shop begin from 12:00 on Saturday June 24th, 2017.

    ※Every SPINNS stores will open at 12:00 on Saturday June 24th, 2017.


    【Item Line-up】

    ・Floral Chiffon Gown ¥6,500

    ・Aloha Shirt ¥4,800

    ・Pzzz BIG T-shirt ¥3,800

    ・Wappen Polo Shirt ¥4,000

    ・Kougousei T-shirt ¥4,000

    ・Jersey Pants ¥5,200

    ・Denim Easy Pants ¥4,500

    ・Embroidered Denim Skirt ¥5,000

    ・Bucket Hat ¥3,800

    ・Suspenders ¥2,200

    Pzzz Official Twitter: @Pzzz_official

    For full details regarding Pzzz, please visit:  (Japanese)

    ※SPINNS Official Homepage: 


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  • Moso Calibration & unveil artwork for their collaborative music units!

    08.May.2017 | MUSIC

    Moso Calibration will release “Sakurairo Diary” on June 14th, 2017, which is the ending theme for the ongoing anime series “Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ♭.Artwork included with the single has been released and features “Niapin” and “LAVILITH,” two separate collaborative music units featuring different members of both Moso Calibration and


    Ayumi Shikata was in charge of the design and photography for the artwork which is packed full of charm and cuteness. She was also responsible for the photography in the recently released artbook of Risa Aizawa of, entitled < Artbook Collection 4 “Risa Aizawa x Ayumi Shikata Kira Kira ‘tte Kagayaku Hoshi wa Doko ni aru no.”


    “Niapin” is a unit made up of Fujisaki Ayane ( and Hoshino Nia (Moso Calibration). Their cute artwork features the two members dressed up in golfing gear. The unit’s concept is themed around “those feelings that never quite reach,” which can be heard in the cute and sweet new song “PINKY☆STAR” that is included in the limited edition version of “Sakurairo Diary.” The song is written and produced by PandaBoY who is responsible for having worked on many of Niapin’s songs.

    LAVILITH features members Risa Aizawa ( and Usa Sakurano (Moso Calibration). “LAVI” means “will” and “LITH” means “god.” It also plays on the word “labyrinth” and is based around the concept of “cutting through a labyrinth to deliver forth a song.” In the artwork, they use black as the base for their “street gothic” look.


    Both Niapin and LAVILITH offer a new kind of fashion with these visuals.


    Both units are scheduled to play at “Aso Rock Festival 2017” in Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday May 27th, and will switch between different groups. Expect to see Mirin Furukawa, LAVILITH, Niapin, Moso Calibration and others in a special collaborative live show.


    Moreover, a video has been released teasing an upcoming collaborative café which will be available for a short period of time between May 19th and June 11th for the anime series. The café will be located in “AREA-Q” in Harajuku.


    Be sure to check out Moso Calibration talking about the café in the teaser video below.


    ■Information: Official site:

    Moso Calibration Official site:




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  • 【Updated!!】What to expect at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 – there’s SO much to do!

    17.November.2016 | FASHION / FOOD / MUSIC

    It’s almost here. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 begins this weekend on Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th. So what can you expect to see this year? What even IS the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL in the first place? Well, let’s take a look!




    Saturday 26th MOSHI MOSHI STAGE

    Fashion lovers out there are going to absolutely love the first day of the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL – Saturday 26th – which will mostly be focused on collaborations with a number of big name Japanese fashion magazines. We’d like to detail who exactly you can expect to see on the first day – including performances from some very popular Japanese models as well as a string of famous music artists.




    Sunday 27th MOSHI MOSHI STAGE

    27th TIME TEBLE

    The first day of MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 (Saturday November 26th) is focused on the fashion show and events. The second day, Sunday 27th November, is centred around live music performances! And boy do we have a line-up for you – a gathering of some of the most internationally recognised Japanese music acts. Let’s take a look!




    ・Booth Edition

    The MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL is loaded with exciting things to experience. Not can you look forward to the fashion shows and live performances, but the booth area too, where you can get hands on with many things Japanese culture has to offer. The number of booths has increased this year – and so has the fun! Let us introduce you to the indoor booths.




    The MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL isn’t just an indoor event, there’s lots going on outside the venue too. Stage performances, food, photo spots and more, there’s plenty for you to enjoy. In this section we will dissect what exactly you can expect from the outdoor area at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016!



    “NIPPON UMAI YOKOCHO” – the food area you can enter for free and eat all the Japanese food you can think of from some of the most famous restaurants around Japan!




    There will be plenty of photo spots in the outdoor area! Tag your photos of the event with #moshifest and post them to your social media ♪




    “Matsuri” is the Japanese word for festival, and as the name suggests there are plenty of matsuri performances you should check out. Let’s take a look at what artists you’ll have the chance to see on the MATSURI STAGE.




    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2016 is the number one place where you get to experience the real Japan in its entirety. So come on over and enjoy Japanese culture to the fullest at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th!





    Venue:TOKYO TAIIKUKAN (1-17-1 Sendagaya Shibuyaku Tokyo)

    Date:November 26th(Sat.) and 27th(Sun.) , 2016


    ※Foreigners who register beforehand can enter the venue free of charge on condition that they show their passport or residence card to the entry staff on the day of the event

  • Second wave of artists announced!, RAM RIDER, Anna Yano …and more!!

    02.November.2016 | FASHION / FES / MUSIC

    The “MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL” is part of the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Project to spread and deliver Japanese pop culture to the world. The Tokyo-based festival saw 15,000 people attend in 2014, which increased to a staggering 25,000 in 25,000. The festival has also been taken on a world tour around the globe, showcasing Japanese fashion, music, food, anime and much more.

    Festivals will be held across a four day period from Thursday November 24th to Sunday November 11th at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. The 24th and 25th will be a BtoB focused event. Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th will be the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL which will deliver a diverse range of opportunities, including live performances from spearhead music artists of Japanese pop culture and a fashion show featuring Japanese models that feature in magazines.




    The Second wave of artists for MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON FESTIVAL 2015 in TOKYO have been announced. The festival will take place at Tokyo National Gymnasium for three days from Nov. 26 – 27. 

    【DAY1】on Nov. 26 will have two more acts added to the lineup, including Anna Yano(Livetune+) and models.



    【DAY2】on Nov. 27 will feature additional artists, and RAM RIDER.

    If you are a foreigner attending the festival, please sign up at the link below before the start of the event in order to gain free admittance!

    Keep up to date on news regarding the event at our website and on our social media:

    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Official Event Website:




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    Venue:TOKYO TAIIKUKAN (1-17-1 Sendagaya Shibuyaku Tokyo)

    Date:November 26th(Sat.) and 27th(Sun.) , 2016


    ※Foreigners who register beforehand can enter the venue free of charge on condition that they show their passport or residence card to the entry staff on the day of the event