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#1 Lurkette

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 05:08 AM

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Brought forth from Stardust Promotion's 3B Junior (their idol training division), Rock A Japonica was originally known as the "King Records Unit." The five of them were chosen to receive a major debut under Evil Line Records, Stardust's division of King, which is also Momoiro Clover Z's record label. Though they still participate in 3BJr events, they are the only ones among the larger group to have major releases, MVs, and a full website. The name was chosen with the meaning of the group meant to ROCK the state of JAPONICA, and their intent is to shake up the Japanese music scene as a whole, not just idol music. 

 


Self-introduction

 

The group has so far released 2 singles, debut "World Piece" and "Kyouka SHOCK!" (教歌SHOCK!). The group members do not have established member colors, but for the second single, they each represented different school subjects. The first single came in 3 editions, the second came in 7, 5 of which featured an individual member focus for their respective subjects. These editions also came with different B-sides, each of which had a different lead vocalist depending on the subject.

 

Members:

 

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Uchiyama Ami

内山あみ

Nickname: Amipon

Birthday: 2000.01.17

Hobby/Skill: Exploring/winking

Height: 152 cm

Blood type: A

Favorite food: Hot and fluffy white rice

A phrase for the world: Smiling is number 1! Let's enjoy life! Sparkle

Other trivia:

- Represented the English subject in Kyouka SHOCK! and centered the song NEW CROWN

- Is the younger sister of Silent Siren bassist Yamauchi Aina

- Used to do acting work under the name Yamauchi Ami (山内亜美)

- A former member of Stardust unit KAGAJO 4S, joining shortly before the group dissolved

 

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Naito Luna

内藤るな

Nickname: LunLunPanPan (LunPan)

Birthday: 2000.12.23
Hobby/Skill: Meditation, acoustic guitar/Delusions

Height: 147 cm

Blood type: O

Favorite food: Meat, fruit, miso

A phrase for the world: GO! Fight! Win!

Other trivia:

- Represented the Japanese subject in Kyouka SHOCK! and centered the song Wagahai wa Hito de aru

- Was the former leader of defunct Stardust group Minichia Bears, joining in 2010

- Has appeared in various commercials and in the drama Akumuchan

- Scouted for Stardust when she was 8

 

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Shiina Ruka

椎名るか

Nickname: Ruttan

Birthday: 2001.07.28

Hobby/Skill: Drawing/Hula hoop

Height: 155 cm

Blood type: -

Favorite food: Rice with grated yams

A phrase for the world: I'll do my best to give even just one person a smile! I'm still inexperienced, but please treat me kindly!

Other trivia:

- Represented the science subject in Kyouka SHOCK! and centered the song Zenryoku Daijikken!

- Was the only member of Minichia Bears to remain in the group from formation to dissolution, 2009-2014

- Has appeared in commercials and TV dramas like Young Black Jack and Houkago wa Mystery to tomo ni

- Seems to love mobile games like Love Live! and Puzzles & Dragons

 

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Takai Chiho

高井千帆

Nickname: Chii, Chiichan

Birthday: 2001.11.20

Hobby/Skill: Listening to music, looking at idol blogs/penmanship

Height: 145 cm

Blood type: B?
Favorite food: Tuna

A phrase for the world: I recognize it and yet I still go at my own pace, but I'll be working towards my dreams one by one, so please support me!

Other trivia:

- Represented the math subject in Kyouka SHOCK! and centered the song Abracadabra Algebra

- Was a former member of Minichia Bears

- Listens to Babymetal, aside from other Stardust groups

- Her parents and Misato's parents are good friends

 

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Hirase Misato

平瀬美里

Nickname: Mii, Miichan

Birthday: 2002.08.06

Hobby/Skill: Classical ballet, acrobatics (practicing (*^^)v)
Height: 151 cm

Blood type: AB
Favorite food: Medium-fatty tuna with no wasabi, marshmallows

A phrase for the world: I always have a smile. I love all of your smiles. Achieving the maximum smile~Miichan!

Other trivia: 

- Represented the social studies subject in Kyouka SHOCK! and centered the song Yonaoshi Time Slip

- Was a former member of Michia Bears

- Has done ballet since she was 5

- Is by her own description shy and timid, but is considered by many to be one of the best performers in 3BJr

 

Discography:

 

2016.09.07 - "3B junior First Album 2016" compilation album (features 3BJr songs and other 3BJr unit songs)

 

2016.07.06 - "Kyouka SHOCK!" single

 

2016.01.27 - "World Piece" single

 

MVs:

 

Kyouka SHOCK!

 

World Piece

 

And other short versions and clips on their YouTube channel.

 

Links:

 

Official website

Evil Line Profile

3BJr website

Official Instagram

Official Twitter

Official YouTube


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#2 Blu-Cherri

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 05:35 PM

I like them :D they're cute! :3

They're also a stardust group that isn't heavily colour coded? :o It seemed like the background had floating colours so I guess fans know what colour glowstick to get :P

 

Considering Lunpan as a favourite as she stands out a lot to me but it could change if I get to see them goofing around(like making of videos etc)


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 07:06 PM

So far their performances haven't had very colorful audiences. They have an official penlight, but it seems to run more on a spectrum than with definitive color choices. 

 

Here are some live videos:

 

 

So far there hasn't been a ton of behind the scenes footage, partially because they're still very much a part of 3BJr and so they often include all of the members... which is a lot. Here's a Ustream for Ruttan's birthday, and you can probably spot most of the members to her right and behind.

 


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Posted 20 August 2016 - 01:58 PM

Their songs are pretty cool :D Shame the performance video isn't such great quality, I seem to find more and more 'stream' quality videos of idols these days and it makes me pretty sad ;-; But I suppose the other option would probably be just less videos at all so oh wells. Thanks for the clips :3


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 06:22 PM

Rock A Japonica's 3rd single is set to release November 23rd http://natalie.mu/music/news/201359

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 04:20 AM

Footage of their third tour announcement and some live footage.

 


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:53 PM

More tour footage, this time premiering a new song, "Ninja Nine."

 

 

And a dance shot for World Piece.

 


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 02:58 AM

New single song is "Dakedo Yume Miru," to be released in 6 versions: one with Ninja Nine and a Blu-ray, and the other 5 each with a different subject song b-side.

 

See some live previews here.

 

And they livestreamed on YouTube earlier, here's the archive. Mostly talking, but also an exercise challenge and punishment game for the loser.

 


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:10 PM


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 09:15 PM

Dakedo Yumemiru MV another ver.



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 03:55 PM

i recently got into them and i love them a lot, i hope they will grow big big big!!!



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:51 AM

I uploaded all versions of Dakedo Yume Miru here for those who are interested.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:14 PM

They're releasing a new single to be sold at events only, Tambourine, Rinrin. Two versions, Hikari and Yume. Hikari comes with the B-side SPARKLE TOUR!!, and Yume comes with the B-side Dreaming Road. They will be selling it on their 4th tour, Revenge for 1000. They had a challenge last tour to build up audience enough to sell out Club Citta (approximately 1000 capacity), but they fell short. 

 

Covers and details here.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:46 PM

^ Watashi no Chizu is the lead song off of their first album, "Magical View," to be released November 15.

http://www.rockajapo...agicalView.html

 

Two limited editions, one with a bonus blu-ray and one with a bonus CD, and one regular edition. 

 

That music video stresses me out. 


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:35 PM

^ you have a problem with heights?



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:05 AM

I do sometimes. It's more a fear of falling than a fear of heights, and they're pushing it.

 

Watashi no Chizu dance video

 

Promo video for the album with a focus on Mii and some of her center song, "Bucchikire Days!!"

 

Promo with a focus on Ruttan and her center song, "Houkago After School"


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