Tag Archive: Kamen Joshi

May 10 2018

Kamen Joshi’s Tomoka Igari shows true idol spirit, vows to move forward after injury

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On April 11, Kamen Joshi member Tomoka Igari was hospitalized following an accident where a sudden gust of wind blew over a signboard which collapsed on top of her, causing injuries to her head, legs, and spine. After several weeks of private discussions with Igari, her family, and her doctors, Kamen Joshi’s management issued a …

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Apr 23 2018

Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) – Interview (2018) Pt. 2

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Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) Interview by David Cirone Part 2 April 23, 2018 Your YouTube channel became super-popular as soon you started, and you’ve created some outrageous, crazy videos. How do you come up with the ideas? Erina: When I was little, I would imagine swimming in a pool filled with pudding, or filling a …

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Apr 08 2018

Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) – Interview (2018) Pt. 1

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Erina Kamiya (Kamen Joshi) Interview by David Cirone Part 1 April 8, 2018 How long have you been a member of Kamen Joshi? How did you get your start? Erina: It’s my sixth year now. I came to Tokyo hoping to become an idol and was looking for an audition. On YouTube, I saw an …

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Jan 13 2018

SURIJIE announces first single and upcoming one-man live

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Kamen Joshi’s new idol spinoff group SURIJIE (Cerisier) has announced their first single release, the self-titled song “SURIJIE~Cerisier~”, coming February 21. The single include new tracks “You Are No. 1″ and “Start Line”. The young group has also set the date for their first one-man live show to be held on November 23 at Zepp …

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Dec 20 2017

Kamen Joshi sets idol industry record with 3 million Facebook followers

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Japanese underground idols Kamen Joshi achieved a social media milestone this week by surpassing 3 million Facebook followers. The masked idols from Akihabara currently hold the highest count of Facebook followers among all Japanese idol groups, and hitting the 3 million mark places them among the most popular of all Japanese entertainers. Kamen Joshi, who …

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Dec 14 2017

Kamen Joshi creates Infinity Girls unit for iiyama PC

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On December 13, Kamen Joshi revealed their limited-time unit “”Mugen Joshi” (Infinity Girls), created for their collaboration with Japanese PC manufacturer Iiyama. The four members performed a new tie-in song “Shining Road ~ tanoshii koto o zenryoku de!~” and modeled special costumes and custom masks connected to the new “infinity” line of PCs, optimized for …

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Dec 07 2017

Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura wins mixed martial arts match at Deep Jewels 18

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Kamen Joshi member Nanaka Kawamura won her mixed martial arts match at the Deep Jewels 18 fighting event on December 3. Kawamura is the first active idol to participate in this type of athletic contest in the history of the Japanese idol genre. After six months of training, Kawamura pushed herself to reach her target …

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Nov 20 2017

Erina Kamiya walks red carpet for feature film debut

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Kamen Joshi’s Erina Kamiya made her feature film debut in Umi ni nose ta Gazu no yume (“Gaz’s Dreams on the Sea”) at the 4th New Movie Director’s Film Festival on November 11th. Erina earned a starring role in the film, where she portrays a high school student in Kumano who joins a movie production …

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Nov 17 2017

Kamen Joshi announces new trainee group SURIJIE

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Akihabara’s masked idols Kamen Joshi have announced the formation of several new trainee groups under the new SURIJIE unit (stylized after “cerisier”, the French word for “cherry blossom”). On November 10th, the applicants gathered at the P.A.R.M.S. Theater in Akihabara to face the verdict of the judges, with the results broadcast live on the SBS …

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Nov 14 2017

Kamen Joshi appointed official Akihabara Ambassadors

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Masked girl idols Kamen Joshi have been appointed official ambassadors for Akihabara Tourism. Five years after the underground idol group established their permanent home at the P.A.R.M.S. Theater in Akihabara, the performers have been featured in international news media and achieved over 2.8 million followers on Facebook, the highest number of any group in the …

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