SUPER GiRLS promoting "Baburin Squash"
J-Pop, teen pop
Avex Vanguard (2013-2017)
Akita Eri (2010-2012)
SUPER☆GiRLS is a J-pop idol group, and the flagship unit for iDOL Street. The group was announced on June 12, 2010; they made their major debut in December of that year. Their most successful release is their single "Puripuri SUMMER Kiss", which sold over 92,599 copies.
2010: Formation, Chouzetsu ShoujoEdit
In 2010, Avex Group held the avex Idol Audition 2010. The winners of the audition were chosen and announced on June 12, 2010. They made their stage debut on August 7. On October 2, 2010, it was announced that they would release their debut album, Chouzetsu Shoujo in December. SUPER GiRLS also held their first concert, First Concert ~Chouzetsu Shoujo ga Tomaranaii!~, to promote the album.
2011-2012: EveryBody JUMP!!, Akita Eri's graduationEdit
SUPER GiRLS released their debut single, "Ganbatte Seishun", on April 20, 2011. They released two more singles that year, leading up to their second album, EveryBody JUMP!!, which was released on February 1, 2012. It is to date their best selling album. Four days after the release of the album, Akita Eri became the first member to graduate from SUPER GiRLS, citing a focus on studies as her reason for leaving.
2013: Kano Kaede's departure, CelebrationEdit
On January 16, 2013, Kano Kaede withdrew from the group. She wrote on her blog:
- "Since the end of last year, I took a break because of my poor health condition. During that time, I thought about my 2 and a half years of activities as well as my own future. Becoming 20-years-old, I wanted to change my immaturity and the part of me that was spoiled. As for my future, I wanted to start over again from zero. After talking about those feelings with the staff and my family, I, Kano Kaede, will be withdrawing from SUPER☆GiRLS on January 16th."
SUPER GiRLS released their third album, Celebration, on February 20. The album still featured Kano, making it her final release with the group.
2014: Yasaka Saori's graduation, 2nd chapter members Edit
On February 23, 2014, leader Yasaka Saori graduated from the group to become a musical actress, remaining under iDOL Street as a solo act. With her graduation, group leadership was passed down to Shimura Rika (the oldest member). On that same day, three more members were added to the group as "2nd chapter members": Watanabe Koume, formerly of the idol group Party Rockets, and Asakawa Nana and Uchimura Risa, both former Street-sei members.
On March 26, 2014, SUPER GiRLS released their first compilation album, Chouzetsu Shoujo Best 2010~2014, featuring the group line-up before Yasaka's graduation. The new line-up of SUPER GiRLS made its debut with the single "Hanamichi!! A~mbitious" on May 14.
2015: Goto Aya's graduationEdit
On January 10, at a SUPER GiRLS live show, Goto Aya announced that she would be graduating from the group and retiring from show business. Goto stated that she had "found another dream" that she wanted to pursue. She will officially graduate in March 2015.
2016: SUPER CASTLE, Katsuta Rino and Arai Reira Graduations, 3rd Chapter membersEdit
SUPER Girls released their fourth album SUPER CASTLE on March 9.
On March 13 during a release event for their new album SUPER CASTLE, Katsuta Rino and Arai Reira announced that they would be graduating from the group. Katsuta stated she wanted to pursue a dream of being sportscaster, Arai will take this time to think about her dream of being in the fashion industry. They will officially graduate on June 25 after SUPER GiRLS Tokyo Dome Performance.
On June 25 five new members were introduced as the 3rd chapter members, Kidoguchi Sakurako and Abe Yumeri from TOKYO Yume Piyo-gumi, Ozawa Runa and Nagao Shiori from NAGOYA Chubu, and Ishibashi Hotaru. Maeshima Ami replaced Shimura Rika as leader of SUPER GiRLS.
On August 31 SUPER GiRLS released their 14th single Rabusama!!! which was the new-line up debut.
On September 29 at their SUPER☆GiRLS Super Live 2016 ～STARTING～ ＠AKASAKA BLITZ performance it was announced that Asakawa Nana will be the center of their 15th Single Koi☆Kirameke-tion!!! which will be released on December 21.
2017: Maeshima Ami Graduation and Kidoguchi Sakurako withdrawal Edit
On April 17, it was announced that Kidoguchi would halt all idol activites due to poor health conditions. She would be absent from all SUPER GiRLS concerts and activites till mid-July
On June 17 it was announced that Mizote Ruka would be the new leader.
On September 20 it was revealed that Kidoguchi Sakurako withdrew from the group after a period of being on hiatus, SUPER GiRLS released their 17th single ASE TO NAMIDA NO CINDERELLA STORY on 29 November. This is their first single without Kidoguchi Sakurako and that Yumeri had changed her color to Baby Pink.
On December it was revealed Runa Ozawa will be going on hiatus and halt all idol activities due to poor physical conditions. She would be absent from all SUPER GiRLS concerts and activites until she recovers.
2018: Ozawa Runa withdrawal and Tanaka Mirei and Shimura Rika Graduations Edit
On January 31st, it was revealed that Ozawa Runa graduated and withdrew from the group after a period of being on hiatus.
SUPER GiRLS will release their 19th single Baburin Squash on 15 August. This is the first single without Shimura Rika.
SUPER GiRLS will release their 20th single Wagamama GiRLS ROAD on 14th November.
- Current members
First Chapter Members (2010)
- Watanabe Hikaru (渡邉ひかる; Champagne Gold)
- Miyazaki Rina (宮崎理奈; Lemon Yellow)
- Mizote Ruka (溝手るか; Vivid Red) Leader
Second Chapter Members (2014)
- Watanabe Koume (渡邉幸愛; Shine Silver)
- Asakawa Nana (浅川梨奈; Mint Green)
- Uchimura Risa (内村莉彩; Royal Blue)
Third chapter members (2016)
- Former members
- Studio albums
- [2010.12.22] Chouzetsu Shoujo
- [2012.02.01] EveryBody JUMP!!
- [2013.02.20] Celebration
- [2016.03.09] SUPER CASTLE
- Best album
- [2014.03.26] Chouzetsu Shoujo BEST 2010~2014
- Instrumental album
- [2011.04.20] Chouzetsu Shoujo ~SUPER iNSTRUMENTAL~
- [2011.04.20] Ganbatte Seishun
- [2011.06.15] MAX! Otomegokoro / Happy GO Lucky! ~Happy Lucky de Go!~
- [2011.10.05] Joshiryoku Paradise
- [2012.04.18] 1,000,000 Smile
- [2012.07.04] Puripuri SUMMER Kiss
- [2012.10.24] Akai Jounetsu
- [2013.06.12] Tokonatsu High Touch
- [2013.12.04] Toshishita no Otoko no Ko - Candy Macchiato from SUPER GiRLS
- [2013.12.04] Sentimental Journey - Maeshima Ami from SUPER GiRLS
- [2013.12.04] Jin Jin Jingle Bell - Twinkle Veil from SUPER GiRLS
- [2014.02.12] Sorairo no Kiseki
- [2014.05.14] Hanamichi!! A~mbitious
- [2014.08.13] Ahhahha! ~Chouzetsu Bakushou Ondo~
- [2015.02.18] Giragira Revolution
- [2015.08.19] Icchatte Yacchatte
- [2016.08.31] Rabusama!!!
- [2016.12.21] Koi☆Kirameke-tion!!!
- [2017.04.26] Sweet☆Smile
- [2017.11.29] ASE TO NAMIDA NO CINDERELLA STORY
- [2018.05.02] Kira Kira☆Sunshine
- [2018.08.15] Baburin Squash
- [2018.09.14] Wagamama GiRLS ROAD
- Their name is often abbreviated to S☆G or Supaga (スパガ).
- ↑ SUPER GiRLS CD Album Ranking @ Oricon
- ↑ "Kano Kaede withdraws from SUPER☆GiRLS" - Tokyo Girls Update
- ↑ "Goto Aya to graduate from SUPER☆GiRLS & retire from entertainment industry", 2015.01.10, Tokyohive
- ↑ , 2016.03.13, Tokyohive
- ↑ "前島亜美に関する重要なお知らせ" in Japanese. iDOL Street Website. 2017-03-05.