Last Idol - Season 3, Episode 2: The First Battle!

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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 1, Producer Pairings! (Tsunku!)

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:54 pm

Season 2 Episode 1
Note: The video cuts off a little early, but it's likely just missing the end of Akimoto's conversation with the CCR members, and a preview for next week. Nothing of grave importance.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6d2sde
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6d2de1
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6d2cvj
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6d2b3e
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6d2bk7
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6d2fcr

Summary
Spoiler: show
- The episode opens with a tease and the OP theme sequence.
- Each group in the Last Idol Family (Last Idol, Good Tears, Chou Cream Rockets, Someday Somewhere, Love Cocchi) is lined up side by side.
- A quick video summary of Last Idol's journey from season 1 is played, but..
- The video segues into an intro on season 2 and the new format, starting with introductions.
- The producers are introduced with examples of their work, and the girls react:
Tsunku (Morning Musume, Hello! Project)
Komuro Tetsuya (TRF, globe)
Sashihara Rino (=LOVE)
Oda Tetsuro (Zard, Aikawa Nanase)
Akimoto Yasushi (AKB48+, Last Idol Family S1)


- Each group draws a number at random to decide the order in which they will choose a card corresponding to a producer. The picking order is:
1. Last Idol
2. Chou Cream Rockets
3. Good Tears
4. Someday Somewhere
5. Love Cocchi

- A representative from each group picks the playing card of their choice (all cards are from the Heart suit):
Last Idol: Jack
Chou Cream Rockets: 10
Good Tears: Ace
Someday Somewhere: King
Love Cocchi: Queen

- The Producers images are flipped to reveal which card they match with, and which group they will be working with.
1. Oda Tetsuro x Good Tears
2. Komuro Tetsuya x Last Idol
3. Sashihara Rino x Someday Somewhere
4. Tsunku x Love Cocchi
5. Akimoto Yasushi x Chou Cream Rockets

- Each group gives their thoughts on the results of the producer matching.
- Footage of each group meeting with their producer for the first time. Tsunku is the only one that doesn't meet them in person. He's instead conferenced in via two screens, one for his face and one for his typed responses (his chosen method of public communication after having his vocal cords removed due to cancer of the larynx). He pulls a classic move often seen in Hello! Project auditions by asking them to show their foreheads.


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- Akimoto should have had someone else take his place entirely. Hyadain or something.
- I don't like him.
- This season has even more potential to be rigged than S1 did.
- I think Tsunku would have paired well with any group except Last Idol (and Rino was probably paired with who I would have put her with).
- One of the blogs I follow that did weekly posts on the episodes hasn't updated yet, or else
I'd probably have a little more insight into some of the details I miss on my own.
- Oda Tetsuro has a scary aura.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 1, Producer Pairings! (Tsunku!)

Postby Denki » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:32 pm

Komuro Tetsuya is retiring from show business. This may affect Last Idol.
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☆ 梁川奈々美 ☆ 和田桜子 ☆ 新沼希空・小野田紗栞 ☆ 山崎夢羽 ☆
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 1, Producer Pairings! (Tsunku!)

Postby boinsie » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:21 am

I honestly haven't watched any of this--is Last Idol not filmed ahead of time?
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 1, Producer Pairings! (Tsunku!)

Postby Denki » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:01 pm

The first group battle is already recorded and there will no changes to the 1/20 episode.
https://t.co/fPtqBq2B72?amp=1

But no news regarding future battles. I don't think keeping him in is such a good idea since he's already got a bad image and he's in charge of the 'main group.' He's retiring because reports came out that he was cheating on his wife and this was his way to apologize to everyone. :unsure:
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☆ 生田衣梨奈・羽賀朱音 ・横山玲奈・牧野真莉愛 ☆ 佐々木莉佳子・笠原桃奈 ☆
☆ 梁川奈々美 ☆ 和田桜子 ☆ 新沼希空・小野田紗栞 ☆ 山崎夢羽 ☆
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 1, Producer Pairings! (Tsunku!)

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:27 pm

If it was going to happen, it's best that it happened this early instead of half way through the season. There are plenty of people they can invite to replace him.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 2, Last Idol vs Someday Somewhere!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:39 pm

Season 2 Episode 2
(The dailymotion videos are slightly short, jumpy, and freeze for periods of time. Pandora.tv is complete but annoying to use.)
http://channel.pandora.tv/channel/video ... cthum2_1_2
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6df33p
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6df22z
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6df2e2
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6df12p

Summary
Spoiler: show
- The first battle will be between Last Idol (PD: Komuro Tetsuya) and Someday Somewhere (PD: Sashihara Rino).
- The video starts a little late; it opens with Komuro talking about the visual concept he wants to use for Last Idol's costumes. He's going for a cool schoolgirl look, the example given being early Britney Spears.
- Footage of Last Idol recording vocals for their new song with Tetsuya in the studio. Followed by footage of them beginning dance rehearsals. Their choreographer is RIKA from SAM (SOUL AND MOTION DANCE STUDIO). Examples of artists she's worked with include JUJU, 2PM, SMAP, Crystal Kay, and on both music videos and live tours.
http://www.soulandmotion.com/instructors/rika2.html

- Last Idol, produced by Komuro Tetsuya, enters the stage.
- The new MC for season 2 is Yusuke Santamaria, Assistant to the MC is AKB48 member Yokoyama Yui. Marty Friedman and Kurata Mayumi are back at the judges table.
- Moving on to Someday Somewhere with Sashihara, a quick recap of their first meeting and Sashihara's comments.
- Sashihara has decided to create a W-center with Majima and Kiyohara, instead of just having Majima as the sole center. She plans to give them 34.5cm length skirts as part of their costumes.
- The group starts dance lessons. Their choreographers are Arakaki Hisako (新垣寿子, former Super Monkey's member) and
Takara Maiko (高良舞子). Both of them worked on choreography for Sashihara's group =LOVE. Individually they've each worked with several *48 groups, various artists, and on concerts and stage musicals.
https://www.hisakoarakaki.com/
http://profile.ameba.jp/takara-m/

- Sashihara dropped in to check on the group dance rehearsal.
- Someday Somewhere, produced by Sashihara Rino, enters the stage.
- Performance Battle begins, starting with comments from each group.
- Last Idol performs first. Their new song is "Kaze yo, Fuke!" (風よ吹け!; Wind, Blow!). They use a theramin during the performance.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theremin

- Someday Somewhere performs their new song, "Kono Koi wa Transit" (この恋はトランジット; This Love is in Transit).
- Mangaka judge Kurata Mayumi (倉田真由美) is called on to announce the winner. She chooses Last Idol (PD: Komuro Tetsuya).
- Looking at the other judges, if each vote counted the overall score would have been a 2/2 split.
- Next week Love Cocchi (PD: Tsunku) and Chou Cream Rockets (PD: Akimoto Yasushi) will battle.


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- I won't remember either of the songs and the performances were mediocre.
- I don't think Sashihara chose well for her second center girl.
- Neither group left a strong impression on me, but I liked Last Idol's styling more.
- Trying to look up random choreographers is 3x harder than looking up random indie idols ever was.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 2, Last Idol vs Someday Somewhere!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:58 pm

Season 2 Episode 3
(I couldn't find any dailymotion uploads (yet). Pandora is incomplete. It freezes and cuts off parts of the performances, and ends before the judging.)
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=h ... d=55801582

Summary
Spoiler: show
- The episode starts by introducing the producer battle; Tsunku vs Aki-P. They show brief clips of their most famous productions: Morning Musume and AKB48, respectively.
- Love Cocchi vs Chou Cream Rockets.
- Replaying footage from Love Cocchi's first time meeting Tsunku. His famous forehead check.
- Tsunku's message to Love Cocchi, with voice over.
- Love Cocchi's choreographer is Kinoshita Natsuko (木下菜津子). She currently works with Hello! Project, they directly mention her work with Berryz Kobo, °C-ute, and Morning Musume. (She's also worked with several other current groups and helped choreograph a handful of concerts.)
https://twitter.com/nacchomen
https://www.instagram.com/nacchomen/

- Love Cocchi, produced by Tsunku, enters the stage.
- MC Yusuke Santamaria comments on the before and after looks of some of the girls.
- Replaying a moment of footage from Chou Cream Rockets first meeting with Aki-P.
- The title of the Chou Cream Rockets song is "Kimi no Achoo!", they put some focus on the English onomatopoeia "achoo". Judge Marty Friedman imitates a sneeze and alerts others on the panel to it being English.
- Chou Cream Rockets choreographer is the duo CRE8BOY. They've worked with Love Cocchi before. Other credits include the *48 and *46 groups, all of the other Last Idol units in 2017, Rev.from DVL, lol, MAX, SMAP, and plenty of others.
http://cre8boy.com/

- Chou Cream Rockets, produced by Akimoto Yasushi, enters the stage.
- Comments from both groups before the battle performances.
- Tsunku's message to Love Cocchi before they perform, with voice over.
- Love Cocchi is barefoot for their performance. The song Tsunku wrote for them is titled "Seishun Symphony" (青春シンフォニー).
- Members crying after they finish performing.
- Chou Cream Rockets performs "Kimi no Achoo!" (君のAchoo!).
- Judge, model and idol fan Hikasa Reina (日笠麗奈) is called on to announce the winner of the battle. (My video cut out here so the rest of summarized via a blog I follow.)
- She chooses Love Cocchi (Tsunku) as the winner.
- The other judge choices don't matter, but we get a look: all of them chose Love Cocchi, it would have been them no matter which judge was called on.
- Next week will be Good Tears (Oda Tetsuro) vs Last Idol (Komuro Tetsuya????).


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- As his fan I'll take this moment to gloat. Of course Tsunku's producing/song was the unanimous winner.
- In all seriousness the "Achoo" song didn't leave much of an impression, which is unfortunate since I thought they had one of the nicer songs from the first single.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 4, Good Tears vs Last Idol!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:23 pm

Season 2 Episode 4
(Still not finding any Dailymotion uploads. Might be relying on bilibili and pandora.tv for the rest of the season.)
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=o ... d=55825576

Summary
Spoiler: show
- Episode starts with a quick summary: Oda Tetsuro (PD: Good Tears) vs Kimuro Tetsuya (PD: Last Idol).
- Quick run through of Good Tears and repeating footage from their first time meeting Oda Tetsuro. He
asked them to sing solo acapella for him.
- Short interview with Oda Tetsuro in the recording studio.
- Footage of a second meeting between Good Tears and Oda Tetsuro, and of them working in the recording studio.
- The choreographer for Good Tears is Ruu from Dance Studio ViVid & teacher of Fabulous Sisters, a dance group
that has placed twice at the WORLD OF DANCE competition in the Youth category.
http://ruu.dance/
https://twitter.com/fabulous_runa
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... Y8MjjnFHRi

- They showed footage of a Good Tears member crying during the dance lessons.
- Good Tears, produced by Oda Tetsuro, enters the stage.
- MC Yusuke Santamaria comments on the visual transformation of some members (as he has for all of them so far).
- A quick re-cap on Last Idol's win from their first battle.
- Last Idol, produced by Komuro Tetsuya, enters the stage.
- Comments from both groups before the battle begins.
- The title of Good Tears song is "Suriru" (スリル; Thrill).
- Last Idol performs their song, "Kaze yo, Fuke!" (風よ吹け!; Wind, Blow!).
- Musician and idol fan, Marty Friedman, is called on to announce the winner of the battle.
- He chooses Last Idol. They've now won two battles.
- Comments from Good Tears after losing.
- The preview for next week: Love Cocchi (Tsunku) vs Good Tears (Oda Tetsuro).
- Promotion for a Last Idol Family Valentines Day event/live at Zepp Tokyo.


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- Good Tears song straight up sounds showa. Which means I want Tsunku to win, but if he doesn't Oda would be cool.
- The dance has.. a lot of arm movements.
- The performance was kind of boring though, even if the song was there.
- Their costumes were cute though.
- Last Idol did better this time than they did during their first battle.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 5, Love Cocchi vs Good Tears!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:44 pm

Season 2 Episode 5
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=d ... d=55846475

Summary
Spoiler: show
- The episode starts with a re-cap of the battles so far, and a very quick preview of the upcoming battle: Love Cocchi (Tsunku) vs Good Tears (Oda Tetsuro).
- Both groups immediately enter the stage, and give their pre-battle comments.
- A reminder of Love Cocchi's all kill during their first battle, where the deciding judge and other judges all picked them as the winner.
- Backstage comments after the all-kill battle.
- Comments from Tsunku on their performance last week, and a haircut image change for all of the members. Everyone has shorter hair now.
- MC Yusuke Santamria asks about the new haircuts.
- Love Cocchi performs "Seishun Symphony" (青春シンフォニー; Youth Symphony).
- Footage of Oda Tetsuro commenting on Good Tears performance last week.
- He brought in NAOKI, a professional dancer, to help them alter the dance. He's worked with Kanjani8, SMAP, Lee Minho, AKB48, etc.
https://twitter.com/naokigunzhunt
https://t.co/wTclZZD4R9

- Oda Tetsuro offered advice to Good Tears on video chat before their battle.
- Good Tears performs "Suriru" (スリル; Thrill), with new choreography.
- Judge Takenaka Natsumi, idol choreographer, is called on to announce the winner.
- She chooses Good Tears. This is their first win.
- Comments from Good Tears after they celebrate. Love Cocchi members are crying too hard to give a comment.
- While their votes don't change the outcome, we get to see that all of the other judges chose Love Cocchi.
- Next week is Chou Cream Rockets (Aki-P) vs Someday Somewhere (Sashihara Rino).


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- Love Cocchi's singing has gotten better. They don't sound like they're tripping over each other in unison this week.
- I'm sad Marty isn't at the judges table this week. The guy everyone hated in S1 is back though, of course, because he gets attention.
- Good Tears new dance is still awkard, they don't pull off sexy.
- Love Cocchi's singing went became slightly better, Good Tears went backwards. Maybe Oda should bring in a vocal coach instead of new dancers.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 6, Someday Somewhere vs Chou Cream Rockets!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:10 pm

Announcements:
- The second Last Idol Family single will be released on April 18, 2018.
- (NOTE: This proably isn't 100% correct.) At the end of season 2 episode 6 they announced fan voting from February 17th - 22nd. Until now they've utilized one-of-four judge based voting, but because of the nature of the round-robin style battles there's a possibility that too many groups could tie with 2 wins. They'll use the fan votes to break the tie.

Season 2 Episode 6
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=o ... d=55861617

Spoiler: show
- The episode opens with a quick preview of the battle to come, Chou Cream Rockets (Aki-P) vs Someday Somewhere (Sashihara Rino); AKB producer vs AKB member, PD vs performer turned PD.
- Both groups immediately enter the stage, and give their pre-battle comments.
- A re-cap of Someday Somewhere's previous loss to Last Idol, reactions and comments backstage afterwards.
- Someday Somewhere in rehearals. The instructor is trying to impress upon them the importance of appearing excited, pumping up the crowd, raising tension, etc.
- Someday Somewhere performs "Kono Koi wa Transit" (この恋はトランジット).
- Re-cap of Chou Cream Rockets previous loss to Love Cocchi. Footage of reactions and comments backstage afterwards.
- The group had a meeting with Aki-P. They point out Good Tears and Love Cocchi's new elements and image changes.
- Chou Cream Rockets undergoes more extensive vocal training, with trainer, chorus singer, and songwriter Hirono Yuki (廣野有紀). She's worked in some capacity with Maeda Atsuko, °C-ute, Morning Musume, Mano Erina, Ken Hirai, etc.
https://twitter.com/hiron_sun
http://hironoy.net/profile

- Chou Cream Rockets performs "Kimi no Achoo!" (君のAchoo!), with more performance focus.
- Musician Ohtsuki Kenji is called on as judge to announce the winner of the battle.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenji_Ohtsuki

- He chooses Chou Cream Rockets. It's their first win during the round robin battles.
- Comments from both groups on the results.
- The other judge votes are revealed; it was split evenly 2 to 2.
- Someday Somewhere is now the only group that hasn't won a season 2 battle.
- MC Yusuke Santamaria and his assistant have a surprise announcement at the end. From February 17th - 22nd viewers will be able to vote for one of the groups to help decide the final battle lineup in the case of a tie via the judging system and round-robin tournament style they've been using.
- Next week is Last Idol (Komuro Tetsuya) vs Love Cocchi (Tsunku).


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- As someone that isn't interested in closely following the groups or the individual members, and that isn't super into any of the songs, the show is becoming stale.
- Someday Somewhere played with the camera more, which was nice, and seemed to have more energy.
- CCR's singing didn't change that much; even if they sounded like angels, the song is still boring as heck.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 7, Last Idol vs Love Cocchi! & 2nd Generation Recruitment Begins!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:41 pm

ANNOUNCEMENT:
- Recruitment for the second generation (2期) members of Last Idol has begun.
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Applicant Information & Requirements (Generation 2, Season 2):
• Recruitment will run from February 25th to March 23rd.
• Unlike season 1, applicants must not be members of another group or attached to any productions. Concurrent membership is not allowed.
• Must be between the ages of 12 - 25.
• An "exchange battle" system will be implemented. When a provisional member confronts a challenger and the challenger wins, the members will be swapped immediately.
https://natalie.mu/music/news/271013
https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20180225-589171/
https://www.excite.co.jp/News/entertain ... 30659.html


Season 2, Episode 7
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=o ... d=55876386

Summary
Spoiler: show
- The episode starts with a preview of what's to come; Last Idol (Komuro Tetsuya) vs Love Cocchi (Tsunku).
- A reminder that Last Idol has won 2 previous battles.
- Two members of Last Idol were in an acting audition where center member Abe Nanami injured her foot. She had to stay off of it for 2-3 weeks and was unable to dance, etc.
- Abe has a one-on-one meeting with Komuro Tetsuya regarding her situation.
- In response to the situation, they opted to change the dance to work around her injury.
- Last Idol enters the stage, answers a question from MC Yusuke Santamaria.
- A reminder of Love Cocchi's last battle, a loss to Good Tears.
- Tsunku gave Love Cocchi homework; to write letters about what they want to do (I think, I'm not positive).
- Love Cocchi enters the stage, wearing new costumes! Tsunku decided to change them, they're more casual.
- The MC and the judges panel comment on the new outfits/group makeover.
- Comments from members of both groups before the battle performances begin.
- Last Idol performs their song, "Kaze yo, Fuke!" (風よ吹け!; Wind, Blow!), with a new dance formation to accomodate Abe's injury.
- Comments from the MC and members of the judges panel. Comments from group members.
- Love Cocchi performs "Seishun Symphony" (青春シンフォニー; Youth Symphony), with new stage costumes.
- Comments from the MC, group members.
- Yoshida Gou is called on to reveal the winner of the battle. He's a controversial judge, fans were not happy with him in season 1 (specifically S1E11).
- He announces Love Cocchi as the winner. This is their second win of three battles.
- Reactions and comments from the groups.
- The other judge votes are revealed; it was another all-kill for Love Cocchi, all judges voted for them. They would have won regardless of judge choice.
- Next week is Love Cocchi (Tsunku) vs Someday Somewhere (Sashihara Rino).


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- The new costumes on Love Cocchi are cute. They change the feel of the song.
- These two groups have the best songs of the second season, as far as I'm concerned.
- I've seen comments about Love Cocchi's costumes looking old fashioned, feeling even more like Hello! Project, like old-Hello! Project, and some direct comparisons to young Berryz Kobo. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 8, Love Cocchi vs Someday Somewhere! & 2nd Generation Recruitment Begins!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:21 pm

Season 2, Episode 8
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=k ... d=55892624

Summary
Spoiler: show
- The episode starts with an introduction to the groups that will battle this time; Love Cocchi (Tsunku) vs Someday Somewhere (Sashihara Rino).
- Love Cocchi and Someday Somewhere both enter the stage at the same time.
- There's a new judges panel this week, Marty Friedman is back.
- The dancer KAHO was brought in for Love Cocchi, to help them work on their rhythm. (Tsunku follows her on Twitter.)
https://twitter.com/kaho19950921
https://www.instagram.com/kahoohyama/

- Tsunku gave the group a new challenge. They had to perform 1-member solo street lives. There's footage of them alone, stopping people to ask them to watch as they perform Love Cocchi's song inidividually.
- The group finally has a meeting with Tsunku in person, instead of just over video.
- Love Cocchi performs "Seishun Symphony" (青春シンフォニー; Youth Symphony).
- Footage of Sashihara talking about the concept behind Someday Somewhere; the skirt lengths come up again.
- They show the battles they've lost. Someday Somewhere is the only group that hasn't won any battles.
- The group holds an emergency meeting. Later they're practicing dancing with pompoms when Sashihara shows up.
- Someday Somewhere performs "Kono Koi wa Transit" (この恋はトランジット); nothing has changed.
- The judge Furuichi Noritoshi (古市憲寿) is called on to name the winner.
- He announces that Love Cocchi wins the battle.
- As he expains why he chose them, other jduges clearly disagree; Marty literally shaking his head.
- The other judges choices are revealed; everyone else voted for Someday Somewhere.
- Tears from Someday Somewhere backstage.
- Preview for next week. Chou Cream Rockets (Aki-P) vs Last Idol (Komuro Tetsuya).
- An announcement at the end. Last Idol will be the live act at the KANSAI COLLECTION 2018 SPRING & SUMMER event.
- A notice for the 2nd generation auditions/recruitment.


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- Very Tsunku to challenge them to something.
- I'm getting so tired of hearing all the songs over and over again. It doesn't help that I don't like most of them, but I'm even getting tired of the two I thought were alright. The 2nd gen auditions will, at the VERY least, offer some variety.
- I want Tsunku to win, for obvious reasons.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 9, Chou Cream Rockets vs Last Idol! & 2nd Generation Recruitment Begins!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:31 pm

Season 2, Episode 9
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=j ... d=55910474

Summary
Spoiler: show
- Chou Cream Rockets (Aki-P) vs Last Idol (Komuro Tetsuya).
- Both groups enter the stage at the same time.
- Yusuke Santamaria talks to each group. Asks about Abe's injury, something about Midori being in both groups (she wins no matter what, but has to perform back-to-back).
- Chou Cream Rockets review footage of past performances with an instructor, and undergo sneeze training for their performance.
- Chou Cream Rockets performs "Kimi no Achoo!" (君のAchoo!), with improved sneezing.
- After being asked about the performance, Midori has to run backstage to change costumes and join Last Idol for their performance - her 2nd performance.
- A look back at the battle they lost against Love Cocchi.
- Komuro Tetsuya had a message delivered to the group, about altering the opening of their song.
- They recieved new choreography and a change to the lyrics.
- Last Idol performs their song, "Kaze yo, Fuke!" (風よ吹け!), with refreshed choreography and altered opening with new lyrics.
- Group comments on the performance.
- The actress YOU is called on as the judge.
- An ad for the third season?? of the show, to feature the 2nd generation battles.
- YOU announces Chou Cream Rockets as the winner of the battle.
- Yusuke asks Midori about how she feels (she won and lost at the same time).
- The other judges votes are revealed; they all voted for Last Idol.
- Next week will be Good Tears (Oda Tetsuro) vs Chou Cream Rockets (Aki-P).
- The 2nd single will be released on April 18, 2018. The winner of the battle finale will have the featured a-side position.
- There will be a Last Idol Family live eventon the same day, at Zepp DriverCity.


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- I don't really have any. I like Midori, I guess?
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 10, Double The Battles! & 2nd Generation Recruitment Begins!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:56 pm

Season 2, Episode 10
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=t ... d=55926145

Summary
Spoiler: show
- Good Tears (Oda Tetsuro) vs Chou Cream Rockets (Aki-P) & Good Tears (Oda Tetsuro) vs Someday Somewhere (Sashihara Rino).
- Two battles will take place this episode.
- Good Tears and Chou Cream Rockets are in the studio already.
- Oda didn't change anything about their song or the performance. He just wants them to improve on their performing skills.
- Very short, quick clips of Good Tears performing "Suriru" (スリル) and Chou Cream Rockets performing "Kimi no Achoo!" (君のAchoo!).
- Hikasa Reina is called on to announce the winner of the battle.
- She reveals Good Tears as the winner.
- Backstage, Good Tears has a video chat with Oda Tetsuro.
- Someday Somewhere is preparing backstage for the second battle of the episode.
- Each group takes to the stage.
- Someday Somewhere performs "Kono Koi wa Transit" (この恋はトランジット); nothing has changed.
- Good Tears performs "Suriru" (スリル); their dancing is sharper, singing more steady.
- Another ad for the third season and 2nd generation auditions.
- Nakamori Akio is called on to announce the winner of the battle.
- He reveals Good Tears as the winner. Two wins in a row, on the same episode.
- Lots of crying through comments on both sides.
- They show the rest of the judges votes; two voted for Someday Somewhere and one voted for Good Tears. A 2-2 split overall.
- Love Cocchi (Tsunku) and Good Tears (Oda Tetsuro) will advance to the final.
- Chou Cream Rockets (Aki-P) and Last Idol (Komuro Tetsuya) will be up against one another in the popularity vote tie-breaker.



Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- I'm over this season.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 11

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:24 pm

Season 2, Episode 11
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=g ... d=55943995

Summary
Spoiler: show
- They show an overview of the battle results so far.
- The results of the fan vote, to determine the group that will enter the finale tournament round with Love Cocchi and Good Tears:
5. Last Idol
4. Love Cocchi
3. Good Tears
2. Chou Cream Rockets
1. Someday Somewhere

- Chou Cream Rockets (Aki-P) battles Love Cocchi (Tsunku).
- They perform the same songs they've performed for the whole season.
- Love Cocchi went back to their first costume set.
- Chou Cream Rockets won via another 1-3 vote, everyone else voted for Love Cocchi.
- Next/last episode is Good Tears vs Chou Cream Rockets.


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- Boo.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Episode 12, Winner Revealed

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:27 pm

Announcements:
- Last Idol the group will change their name to LaLuce.
- The winning group that leads the 2nd single will promote the single using the Last Idol name.
- The third season will begin on April 14th.
- The second generation will include 12 members.
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Season 2, Episode 12
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=t ... d=55961183

Summary
Spoiler: show
- Chou Cream Rockets (Aki-P) vs Good Tears (Oda Tetsuro).
- Same costumes, same songs, nothing has changed.
- Chou Cream Rockets wins the battle, the show, the title song.
- Last Idol's group name will change to LaLuce.
- Advertising the third season, second generation auditions for Last Idol/LaLuce.
- The winner that takes the lead song on the second single will promote it as "Last Idol".
- They will aim for 12 members in the second generation. Season 3 starts on April 14th.
https://stat.ameba.jp/user_images/20180 ... 078762.jpg


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- Gee golly gosh I never thought Aki-P's group would win the Aki-P idol show and the Aki-P song would get to lead the second single.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Winner Revealed; Season 3 Hunt for 2nd Gen Begins April 14th!

Postby Moh » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:11 am

I don't even watch this, but some of the newer MVs popped up on YT for me.

Someday Somewhere - Koi no Transit


LaLuce - Kaze yo Fuke! (Short ver.)


Love Cocchi - Seishun Symphony (Short ver.)
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Re: Last Idol - Season 2 Winner Revealed; Season 3 Hunt for 2nd Gen Begins April 14th!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:57 pm

Thanks for adding them to the thread. I'm so done with anything to do with season 2 that I couldn't be bothered to post them.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 3, 2nd Generation! (Updates in Progress)

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:27 pm

Basic profiles for the initial 12 members of the 2nd generation group. I'm still working on updating them. I will add them to the first post after I complete them, and I'll update this post with S3E1 details later.

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Name: Shinohara Nozomi (篠原望)
Birthday: September 20, 1996
From: Chiba Prefecture
Height: 162cm
Blood Type: B
Position: 1 (Double Center)
Info:
• Her special skills are tenor saxophone and dance.
• Believes you can become like a different person when performing, and hopes to create a gap between her performances and her normal self that is quiet and lacking in confidence.
• Likes Nogizaka46 member Nishino Nanase (西野七瀬).
Social Media:


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Name: Mizuno Mana (水野舞菜)
Birthday: November 8, 2000
From: Kanagawa Prefecture
Height: 157cm
Blood Type: O
Position: 2 (Double Center)
Info:
• Likes to think her charm point is her characteristic voice.
• Has been studying drums for two years.
• Wants to become an idol that can do anything interesting, including modeling and variety.
Social Media:


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Name: Takahashi Mimi (高橋美海)
Birthday: July 17, 1999
From: Kanagawa Prefecture
Height: 164cm
Blood Type: O
Position: 3
Info:
• Studied tea ceremony for nine years, starting in 3rd grade elementary.
• Hopes that by showing her own efforts she can deliver energy to people that aren't confident in themselves, to inspire a moment of "I want to change!" in people.
Social Media:


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Name: Shinoda Moe (篠田萌)
Birthday: May 21, 2001
From: Saitama Prefecture
Height: 162cm
Blood Type: O
Position: 4
Info:
• Thinks she can't lose in using makeup and fashion to change the atmosphere.
• Moved from a normal school to a corospondents school after deciding she wanted to join the entertainment industry.
Social Media:
Twitter

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Name: Kizaki Chisato (木崎千聖)
Birthday: November 2, 2002
From: Gifu Prefecture
Height: 152cm
Blood Type: O
Position: 5
Info:
• Was formerly a member of the Nagoya branch of the idol group Amorecarina (アモレカリーナ).
• Admires the idol group Morning Musume.
• Wants to show a powerful performance that seems unlike idols.
Social Media:


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Name: Yamamoto Runa (山本琉愛)
Birthday: December 28, 2003
From: Shizuoka Prefecture
Height: 149cm
Blood Type: O
Position: 6
Info:
• Last Idol is her first idol activity; the audition for Last Idol is the first in which she passed beyond the paper application screening.
• Looks up to Nogizaka46 member Saito Asuka (齋藤飛鳥) and Spindle & Someday Somewhere member Momiyama Himeri (籾山ひめり).
Social Media:


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Name: Machida Honoka (町田穂花)
Birthday: March 31, 2003
From: Saitama Prefecture
Height: 155cm
Blood Type: B
Position: 7
Info:
• Was formerly a member of idol group TOKYO23-ku Girls (TOKYO23区ガールズ) under the name Katsuhika Hono (葛飾萌乃).
• Is a fan of Morning Musume; looks up to 10th generation member Sato Masaki.
Wants to become an idol that can deliver a powerful performance like Sato Masaki.
Social Media:
Twitter

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Name: Enmei Asami (延命杏咲実)
Birthday: November 15, 2003
From: Tokyo
Height: 152cm
Blood Type: O
Position: 8
Info:
• Doesn't think she's very good at singing or dancing, but loves to talk and thinks she will be useful in variety.
• Group mood maker.
• Appeared in various children's television variety programs from 2011 to 2013.
• Looks up to HKT48 member Sashihara Rino (指原莉乃).
Social Media:


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Name: Kaminaguchi Himeka (上水口姫香)
Birthday: May 27, 2002
From: Tokyo
Height: 159cm
Blood Type: A
Position: 9
Info:
• Was formerly a member of the idol group IDOL COLLEGE[url] (アイドルカレッジ).
• Was one of the [url=http://www.miss15.jp/2018]Miss ichigo 2018
winners.
• Won the Photogenic Award at the 3rd CONOMI Seifuki Awards (第3回CONOMI制服アワード).
• Wants to do her best, using being positive and bright as a weapon.
• Aims to be the absolute idol, able to shine anywhere.
Social Media:
Twitter

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Name: Hata Misaki (畑美紗起)
Birthday: March 27, 1996
From: Saitama Prefecture
Height: 154cm
Blood Type: A
Position: 10
Info:
• Is confident that she has the guts to win against anyone.
• Previously held a part time job selling beer at a stadium. She thinks the job helped train her guts and her physical strength.
• She is a fan of Nogizaka46 member Eto Misa (衛藤美彩).
Social Media:


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Name: Odanaka Minori (小田中穂)
Birthday: October 10, 2001
From: Tokyo
Height: 160cm
Blood Type: Unknown
Position: 11
Info:
• Was formerly active as an underground idol in the group Maria. Later signed to Cast Power agency.
• Belives a sense of uniqueness as an idol is important. She hasn't found what will be her "weapon" yet, but she wants to discover it and shine brightly.
• Wants to be an idol that can change the way someone thinks.
Social Media:
Twitter

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Name: Kawata Riho (河田梨帆)
Birthday: July 9, 1996
From: Kumamoto Prefecture
Height: 165cm
Blood Type: B
Position: 12
Info:
• Was previously active as an actress, and as a member of the Yokohama DeNA Baystars Cheer Unit "diana" from 2017-2018; (diana Profile).
• Will do her best to create performances that bring out her charm.
Social Media:
Twitter
Instagram


Season 3, Episode 1
http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=t ... d=55990900

Summary
Spoiler: show
- The episode starts with short clips from the audition stage searching for the starting 12 members, before going into the opening theme sequence.
- The MC this season is talent and comedian, Cunning Takeyama (カンニング竹山).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunning_Takeyama

- Introduction to the starting 12 members of Last Idol 2nd Generation, starting from position 12.
- Footage of the girls traveling to their first lessons, to learn their new song.
- The group's song title is revealed; "Ai Shika Buki ga Nai" (愛しか武器がない; Only Love Has no Weapons).
- Vocal training lessons with Tachibana sensei.
- Dance training with choreographer CRE8BOY.
http://www.cre8boy.com

- Short interview segments.
- The group performs "Ai Shika Buki ga Nai" for the first time.
- The first challenger of the season enters the stage; Okamura Mana (岡村茉奈).
- Okamura nominates Hata Misaki (position #10).
- We'll see the battle in episode two (and probably learn more about Okamura).


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- The uniform costumes this season are better than the first, but still mostly unattractive.
- The song is interesting enough.
- This is going to be better than S2.
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Re: Last Idol - Season 3, 2nd Generation! (Updates in Progress)

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:28 pm

Three members have graduated from their respective groups within the Last Idol Family; their final live appearance took place on April 19, 2018 at a release event for the 2nd single. Yoshizaki Aya and Koga Yako have graduated from LaLuce (formerly Last Idol), and Orin has graduated from Good Tears.
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