Yep, they are primarily a theater group, singles aren't exactly their main focus. Actually, the majority of this single's sales will be from their theater. When you take a cheki with one of the members, you also preorder copies of the CD. So say you got a 2000 yen cheki, you'd also be getting something like 4 copies of the single. According to some stuff the girls have been tweeting about it, they're already at 59,000 copies sold! Unfortunately, oricon apparently doesn't count purchases made in their theater, so the number we'll be seeing there on the release date may not actually reflect the amount sold.
Here's their latest theater ranking video. To those that don't know, every time you go to the theater you receive a chip that you use to vote on your favorite member by putting it in her box. They make a video of the rankings every week. This one is special because they're wearing costumes! They had some sort of a costume party event, not related to Halloween. There was a costume contest, and my oshi Amaki Jun won! She's the one dressed up as Elsa from Frozen.
Here's a summary of the rankings:
#1 Member: Kubota Misa (Armorgirls)
#1 Unit: Armorgirls
#1 in Slimegirls (they rank Slimegirls separately): Matsugami Yuko
Here's a video with some backstage footage and snippets of a recent performance held outside of their theater. It's one of the first performances featuring Alice Juban member Sakura Yuki since she took a short break to visit her relatives in Fukuoka.
This is a video featuring Amaki Jun in one of her recent photoshoots. Whenever she has a photoshoot, a video of the photos being taken is uploaded which I find pretty cool. It's cute to see her doing various poses and comparing them to the final product can be cool. This particular photoshoot was for an online thing with WPB, which you can buy for 1000yen/approximately 9 dollars here: http://shupure-isp.s...ml#244amaki_jun There are some really great pictures.
Recently, some Alice idols have been doing photoshoots for something called Dekakeru, which you can view here:
http://dekakeru.jp/course/view/633 (Tachibana Anna, center of Alice Juban and Kamen Joshi)
http://dekakeru.jp/course/view/634 (Amaki Jun, Armorgirls)
To save the pictures in high quality, all you have to do is delete the end of the URL.
http://img.dekakeru....q2sioufnt_f.jpg So you would take this pic and change the URL to
http://img.dekakeru....jmq2sioufnt.jpg and it will give you a high quality pic!