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Hopes, Fears and Predictions for the Japanese Female Idol World!

Posted by WatanabeXYamada27, 03 January 2018 · 876 views

2018 has begun. I have been on SNS block for 3 days due to family events.

Now, I'm going to post my Hopes, Fears, and Predictions for 2018 for the Japanese Female Idol World!

Let's start with FEARS.
  • Due to the impact of Kojima Haruna's graduation, a string of graduations of idols who are 25 and over might continue. Candidates include Matsumura Kaori (SKE48) Aiba Kensui (Fudanjuku), Odagiri Nana (Houkago Princess), Chiba Sakino (Ready to Kiss), Minami Chisato (Idol College), Suda Akari (SKE48), Mizuno Yua (Ange Reve) and Takayanagi Akane (SKE48).
  • Anyone born from April 2, 2000 to April 1, 2001 announces graduation, considering that they will be at their final year of high school.
  • Shiraishi Mai and Nishino Nanase graduating from Nogizaka46 without putting Ozono Momoko and Yoda Yuki back in the senbatsu.
  • Momoiro Clover Z disbands. The members are pretty much doing their own thing and the group LOST public recognition at this point.
  • Passpo disbands. Seeing their junior groups disband must be disheartening, and they are one of the oldest idol groups (oldest is born in 1991, youngest is born in 1995) currently active.
  • Another SNS scandal that is so strong it might affect other idols.
  • Fukumura Mizuki and Iikubo Haruna graduate from Morning Musume '18 AT THE SAME TIME. This can mess up Momusu's leadership.
  • More idols quit when they have a chronic health condition. Last year, not even Arai Maju of Little Glee Monster was able to come back.
Now, for PREDICTIONS.
  • Matsui Jurina wins the SSK.
  • More idol agencies start mass-trainee auditions. Avex needs to restart Street-sei.
  • Mass Major Debuts for newer/unknown idol groups.
  • More idol agencies use Google Ads to promote their groups. BiSH and Batten Showjo Tai have shown that using it will bring millions of views at an alarming rate, and more people become aware of the group.
  • All major idol groups (地上アイドル) will have lives on larger places such as Saitama Super Arena at least once.
  • All major idol groups adopt 4K HDR already. Choco Milq's 4K video is the beginning of it.
Lastly, the HOPES.
  • MATSUDA AYUNA COMES BACK TO ANGE REVE, if Jewel Neige is not doing any better.
  • Yahagi Moeka is drafted by AKB48, and centers a single.
  • Kaminaguchi Himeka comes back as a member of another idol group. I miss her already.
  • A new TV show that will be shown primetime that involves idols. The string of music show closures in the past 3 years made it difficult for any promising group to show up in public television.
  • More variety in the Graduation mook. The 2017 High School was pathetic, 3 from 48G and 2 from 46G, and one of them was about to retire in a month after the publication. No sights from H!P or Stardust.
  • Masuda Hina comes back as a member of another idol group. This young girl has a lot of potential.
  • Sakaki Miyu is senbatsu on next STU single
  • AKB48 Election EXPANDS to 20 members per unit, and 120 ranked members.





Another "Passpo disbands this year" year >.<

Jurina will definitely win sousenkyo unless Yukirin announces graduation and she gets #1

Fukumura Mizuki and Iikubo Haruna graduate from Morning Musume '18 AT THE SAME TIME. This can mess up Momusu's leadership.
 
How would this mess up the leadership, if anything it makes it easier as the leadership would go straight to Eripon. If only Mizuki graduated, we would have the problem of "Eripon as leader despite Haruna being older and being a sub-leader before her" or "Haruna being leader despite debuting after Eripon". 

The real problem is the sub-leader position. Who do you think between Ishida Ayumi, Oda Sakura, Ogata Haruna and Nonaka Miki would be up for it?

^it would go to ayumi whether she's up for it or not lol 

The real problem is the sub-leader position. Who do you think between Ishida Ayumi, Oda Sakura, Ogata Haruna and Nonaka Miki would be up for it?

Harunan only became subleader because Mizuki wasn't a legal adult back then. It naturally goes to Ayumi. Oda, Haachin and Nonaka aren't even close to getting it.