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Last Idol - Second Episode, First Battle Winner Revealed!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:17 pm

LAST IDOL (ラストアイドル)
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https://last-idol.jp/
Thanks to otaku_blue, Moh, boinsie, Sohee.

The Show:
Last Idol is a battle royale-style competition airing on TV Asahi, starting August 12, 2017 in the Midnight timeslot, following female idols in their fight to debut as part of a 7-member group produced by Akimoto Yasushi (Onyanko Club, 48/46). The program hopes to make stars and to provide a spotlight for idols that have not had the chance to flourish.

The show will begin with 7 contestants. Each week a Challenger will appear and nominate one of the current seven to a one-on-one performance battle. As soon as the winner of the battle is chosen they will immediately take the contested seat and act as a training member of the group. The last seven girls in the group at the end of the show will win the chance to debut.

Applicant Information & Requirements:
• No experience is necessary. Applicants may be professionals, amateurs, and/or actively part of another group.
-- Applicants signed to an agency or entertainment office must obtain permission to participate.
• Must be between the ages of 13 - 26 (as of August 18, 2017).
• Those that pass must be able to attend daily lessons in Tokyo.
• Winners must be able to start activities as the debuting group after being chosen.
-- If a winner is already a member of an active group, these new activities can be carried out simultaneously.

Prize:
• Major CD debut
• Regular TV program on TV Asahi
• Covergirl appearance on a weekly magazine
• General Idol activities as a member of the final group

Contestants:
Current Group:
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Name: Majimawa Kana (間島和奏)
Age: 17
Height: 161cm
Info:
• From Hokkaido
• Was an AKB48 Draft member, but never made it into the main group.
• Wants to fulfill her dream of becoming a full idol.
• Doesn't think anyone can beat her white (pale) skin.

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Name: Yoshizaki Aya (吉崎綾)
Age: 21
Height: 150cm
Info:
• Aspires to do her best as the eldest contestant, though she doesn't want to emphasize it as her only trait.
• Her mother is Filipino, her father is half-Japanese. Her early childhood was spent in the Philippines, limiting her learning of the Japanese language; because of this her family banned Tagalog from the home to strengthen her Japanese.
• Likes to chat, but sometimes doesn't know the words so instead gets by via facial expressions and gestures.
• Is currently a model / actress.
-- Commercial
Social Media:
Twitter
Instagram

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Name: Ozawa Aimi (小澤愛実)
Age: 14
Height: 160cm
Info:
• Wants to grasp this opportunity and do her best until the end, despite being young and inexperienced.
• Is good at drawing and physical activities; trained in gymnastics from Kindergarten to 6th grade, is skilled at jumping rope, and a variety of fighting techniques. She hopes to express herself through the confidence she has moving her body.

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Name: Yasuda Airi (安田愛里)
Age: 18
Height: 163cm
Info:
• Aims to try her best to become an idol that everyone will like.
• Everyone is surprised by her personality gap; she looks stern, but is actually very shy/cute.

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Name: Nagatsuki Midori (長月翠)
Age: 17
Height: 151cm
Info:
• Is currently a member of the idol group Opening Sisters, which will disband in September 2017.
• Has decided she's not done being an idol and will do her best as if this is her last chance.
• Thinks her feelings of not wanting to lose are stronger than any other girl.
Social Media:
Twitter

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Name: Yamada Mahiro (山田まひろ)
Age: 18
Height: 165.5cm
Info:
• Has loved singing and dancing since she was little; decided to apply to try something that would make her smile while getting to sing and dance.
• She will do her very best.
• She has studied dance since she was 8 years old; jazz, ballet, tap, and as of a year ago, hip-hop. Has a lot of experience in many genres and wishes to become an idol that can express various things.

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Name: Aizawa Ruka (相澤瑠香)
Age: 18
Height: 164.4cm
Info:
• Was a local idol in the past as a member of Sendai☆Syrup, and was unable to fill the Sekisui Heim Super Arena. She wants to be an enthusiastic idol who can fulfill that dream.
• Is especailly good at not giving up. She started at the bottom of her previous idol group, but gradually worked her way to the upper ranks.

Battles:
Spoiler: show
Battle 1
• Challenger: Orin (王林) (Leader & 7th generation member of Ringo Musume (りんご娘))
• Nominated: Ozawa Aimi (小澤愛実, position #3)
• Battle Songs:
- Orin: "For the First Time in Forever" (Umarete Hajimete; 生まれてはじめて) from Disney's "Frozen"
- Aimi: "Kinjirareta Futari" (禁じられた2人) by AKB48
• Winner: Ozawa Aimi

Battle 2
• Challenger:
• Nominated:
• Battle Songs:
• Winner:


Fallen Idols:
Spoiler: show
TBA. . .


Misc.:


Episodes:
Spoiler: show
1
2


Original Audition Information:
Spoiler: show
otaku_blue wrote:new TV program to find the ultimate 7-person female idol group.
https://last-idol.jp/
- Both amateurs and professionals can apply. Professional Idols that are already in groups can do this concurrently.
- Girls aged 14-26 can apply.
- Format of the show is a replacement battle each episode and the final 7 by the end of the show will debut.
- Winners will get a regular show on TV asahi, major CD debut, cover of weekly magazine and get to perform general idol activities.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby AyuHikaru » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:31 am

oh man, that one with the short brown hair :heart:

I'm pretty excited for it. A JP Produce 101? I'm here for it.
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Re: Last Idol - First 7 contestants announced

Postby boinsie » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:03 am

Moved this over here. :thumbs-up:
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Re: Last Idol - First 7 contestants announced

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:10 pm

If someone wants to translate the names and details of the first seven contestants, I'll make the first post look at least half-way decent.
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Re: Last Idol - First 7 contestants announced

Postby Moh » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:22 am

I can give you names but not much else. :lol:

間島和奏 Majima Wakana
吉崎綾 Yoshizaki Aya
小澤愛実 Ozawa Aimi
安田愛里 Yasuda Airi
長月翠 Nagatsuki Midori
山田まひろ Yamada Mahiro
相澤瑠香 Aizawa Ruka
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Re: Last Idol - First 7 contestants announced

Postby boinsie » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:36 am

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1. 間島和奏(まじまわかな/17)Majimawa Kana
She was an AKB48 Draft member but never made it into the main group. She hopes to fulfill her dream on becoming a full idol.
From Hokkaidou, 5th grade, no one can beat her white skin.

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2. 吉崎綾(よしざきあや/21)Yoshizaki Aya
She's 21 years old, and though she doesn't want to lean on it as her only trait, she would like to do her best as the oldest.
Mother is Filipino, father is half-Japanese. She spent her early childhood in the Philippines which stunted her Japanese language learning, so they forbade Tagalog being spoken in the house so that she could strengthen her Japanese skills. She likes to chat, but sometimes doesn't know the words and gets by via facial expression, gestures, and so on.
https://twitter.com/yoshizaki_aya
https://www.instagram.com/yoshizaki_aya/
Her intro doesn't mention anything about it, but she's a current model/actress. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%90%89 ... E%E7%B6%BE
Spoiler: show


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3. 小澤愛実(おざわあいみ/14)Ozawa Aimi
Young and inexperienced, but in order to grasp this opportunity, she wants to do her best til the end.
Good at drawing, but also physical thing. She did gymnastics fro kindergarten until 6th grade, good at rope jumping, a variety of fighting techniques. Because of her confidence in moving her body, she hopes to be able to express herself this way.

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4. 安田愛里(やすだあいり/18)Yasuda Airi
She'll do her best to be an idol that everyone longs for(??).
Everyone is surprised by her personality gap. She looks very stern, but her personality is very fearful/shy/cute (uyu uyu).

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5. 長月翠(ながつきみどり/17)Nagatsuki Midori
She is currently a member of the idol group Opening Sisters, which will disband in September. She's not done being an idol, and will do her best as though this is her last chance.
[I'm not really clear what she's saying in her "I won't lose to anyone else!" section. Something about being really good at coming back from negative experiences? 劣等感を感じると負けず嫌いな気持ちがめちゃくちゃ出てどうにかしてあの子に勝ちたいと思うので、そこの気持ちは誰よりも強いと思います。ここから負けず嫌いを発揮して特技を見つけます。]
https://twitter.com/midori_ops

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6. 山田まひろ(やまだまひろ/18)Yamada Mahiro
She has loved singing/dancing since she was little and decided to apply to try something that will maker her smile while doing those things. She will do her very very best.
She has been learning dance since she was eight, jazz, ballet, tap, and she started hip-hop a year ago. She has a lot of experience in many genres of dance and wishes to become an idol to express various things.

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7. 相澤瑠香(あいざわるか/18)Aizawa Ruka
She was a local idol in the past (*article doesn't say, but she was in Sendai☆Syrup) and was unable to fill the Sekisui Heim Super Arena. She wants to be an enthusiastic idol who can fulfill that dream.
She's really good at not giving up. She started out in the bottom of her previous idol group, but gradually worked her way to the upper group.
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Re: Last Idol - First 7 contestants announced

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:56 pm

First post is updated. If something needs to be added/altered/fixed let me know.

boinsie: I rephrased some of the translated trivia; if you would rather I use what you wrote directly please just let me know and I'll switch it out ASAP.
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Re: Last Idol - First 7 Contestants Revealed

Postby boinsie » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:22 am

No prob, please feel free to rephrase, bearing in mind that my translation wasn't entirely accurate in the first place. :hehe:
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Re: Last Idol - First 7 Contestants Revealed

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:30 pm

I'm sure it wasn't that bad. :lol: I'm not even sure how many people will be paying attention to this show on jplop.
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Re: Last Idol - First 7 Contestants Revealed

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:24 pm

First episode. There's a studio audience, and it looks to be a relatively recognizeable MC/judge lineup. I know faces but not names, so if someone wants to throw them out for me I'll add them to the first post too.

Alternates:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wsfrn
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5ws6oo

Summary:
Spoiler: show
- Intro to the concept of the show.
- Audition footage.
- Introduction of the first 7, starting from Center (1) position.
- Clips of the girls learning song and choreo for the show.
- Performance of the song by the first 7.
- First challenger appears; Ringo Musume's leader & 7th generation member, Orin (王林).
- Nominates Ozawa Aimi (position #3).
- Battle will happen next week.


My personal opinions:
Spoiler: show
- I hope battles happen in the same episode someone is introduced in starting by the third episode, or this is going to be a little annoying. I really expected the episodes to fill an hour slot, not a half hour.
- The song sounds like a basic AKB track.
- The choreo is okay.
- I'm fairly sure they didn't sing it live, which is annoying since they're going to have to sing for the damn battles anyway.
- I recently watched the "Idol Matsuri" competition/event with Ringo Musume in it, so it was nice to recognize the pink member in the audience.
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Re: Last Idol - First Episode Aired, Indie Idol Challenger!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:36 pm

Episode 2.

Alternates:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5xf9og
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5xf480
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5xfm01

Summary:
Spoiler: show
- Re-cap of episode 1.
- Re-airing of the lipsynced performance from the first episode.
- Intro of Orin (1st challenger).
- Picks up with her picking Aizawa Aimi to battle.
- Introduction of the judging panel:
--- Yuzo? (i have no idea who this is)
--- Singer songwriter Oomori Seiko
--- Song producer CarlosK
--- Ling Tosite Sigure drummer Masatoshi "Pierre" Nakano

- Orin performs "For the First Time in Forever" (Umarete Hajimete; 生まれてはじめて) from the Disney movie "Frozen".
- Aimi performs "Kinjirareta Futari" (禁じられた2人) by AKB48.
- Oomori Seiko announces Aizawa Aimi to be the winner of the battle.
- Comments from both girls.
- Comments from Ringo Musume members in the audience.
- Oomori Seiko explains the reasoning?
- So much crying.
- Preview of episode 3.


Personal thoughts:
Spoiler: show
- The lipsyncing of the group's song is still stupid; she had to sing live in the battle, and it wasn't great. Just let your mediocre voice flag fly.
- Orin was robbed.
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