Juice=Juice

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Juice=Juice
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop, pop
Years active 2013–present
Labels Up-Front Works
Associated acts Morning Musume
Berryz Kobo
Cute
S/mileage
Website www.helloproject.com/juicejuice
Members Akari Uemura
Yuka Miyazaki
Sayuki Takagi
Karin Miyamoto
Tomoko Kanazawa
Past members Aina Ōtsuka

Juice=Juice, pronounced "Juice Juice", is a Japanese girl group, formed in 2013. It is positioned as a unit formed of trainee members of Hello! Project.[1][2]

History[edit]

The formation of the unit was announced on February 2, 2013, at a Hello! Project concert held at the Main Hall of the Fukuoka Convention Center. It was revealed that the unit would consist of six members: five Hello! Project trainees Akari Uemura, Sayuki Takagi, Karin Miyamoto, Aina Ōtsuka, Tomoko Kanazawa and of Yuka Miyazaki.[3]

On February 25, 2013, the new group's name was revealed to be Juice=Juice. Also, it was announced that the group would immediately release its first single[4] and on March 2 would debut live at a series of Hello! Project concerts called Hello! Project Haru no Dai Kansha Hinamatsuri Festival 2013.[1] On March 2 and 3, Juice=Juice performed at the forementioned concert series, where the group premiered their upcoming single "Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne".[5]

On July 5, 2013, Aina Ōtsuka resigned from both Juice=Juice and Hello! Project Kenshūsei, bringing the member count to five.[6]

In November 2013 Juice=Juice was nominated for the 2013 TBS Japan Record Award in the category of "Best Newcomer".

Members[edit]

The group consists of five members.[1][7][8] Each member's image is represented by a fruit.[2]

Name Birth date
[9]
Age Nickname
[9]
Color Fruit
[9]
Notes
Yuka Miyazaki (宮崎 由加?) (1994-04-02)April 2, 1994 20 Yukanya (ゆかにゃ?)
 
Peach Leader
Tomoko Kanazawa (金澤 朋子?) (1995-07-02)July 2, 1995 19 Kanatomo (かなとも?)
 
Apple Subleader
Sayuki Takagi (高木 紗友希?) (1997-04-21)April 21, 1997 17 Sayubē (さゆべぇ?)
 
Lemon
Karin Miyamoto (宮本 佳林?) (1998-12-01)December 1, 1998 16 Karin (カリン?)
 
Grape
Akari Uemura (植村 あかり?) (1998-12-30)December 30, 1998 15 Ārī (あーりー?)
 
Melon

Former members[edit]

Name Birth date
[9]
Age Nickname
[9]
Color Fruit
[9]
Notes
Aina Ōtsuka (大塚 愛菜?) (1998-04-03)April 3, 1998 16 Tsukapon (つかぽん?)
 
Orange

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

No. Title Release date Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Chart
[10]
First
Week
Sales
Total
Sales
Indie singles
1 "Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne"
  (私が言う前に抱きしめなきゃね?)
April 3, 2012 25 2,275 3,539
2 "Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru"
  (さみだれ美女がさみだれる?)
May 8, 2013 153 382 382
3 "Ten Made Nobore!"
  (天まで登れ!?)
June 8, 2013 - -
Major singles
1 "Romance no Tochū
 / Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne (Memorial Edit)
 / Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru (Memorial Edit)
"
  (ロマンスの途中
 /私が言う前に抱きしめなきゃね(MEMORIAL EDIT)
 /五月雨美女がさ乱れる(MEMORIAL EDIT)
?)
September 11, 2013 2 37,213 43,144
2 "Ijiwaru Shinaide Dakishimete yo / Hajimete o Keikenchū"
  (イジワルしないで 抱きしめてよ/初めてを経験中?)
December 4, 2013 2 39,379 45,834
3 "Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS / Are Kore Shitai!"
  (裸の裸の裸のKISS/アレコレしたい!?)
March 19, 2014 3 38,293 43,645
4 "Black Butterfly / Kaze ni Fukarete"
  (ブラックバタフライ/風に吹かれて?)
July 30, 2014 4 37,008 38,415
5 "Senobi / Date ja Nai yo Uchi no Jinsei wa"
  (背伸び / 伊達じゃないようちの人生は?)
October 1, 2014 4 29,754

Awards and nominations[edit]

Japan Record Awards[edit]

The Japan Record Awards is a major music awards show held annually in Japan by the Japan Composer's Association.

Year Recipient Award Result
2013 Juice=Juice New Artist Award Won
Best New Artist Award Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ハロプロ研修生内新ユニット、名前は「Juice=Juice」に決定". Barks (in Japanese). 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b "ハロプロ研修生新ユニットは新鮮もぎたて「Juice=Juice」". Natalie (in Japanese). 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ ハロプロ研修生から新ユニット始動!宮本佳林ら参加. De View (in Japanese). Oricon. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  4. ^ ハロプロ研修生のユニット名決定. Daily Sports Online (in Japanese). 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  5. ^ "新アイドルユニット"Juice=Juice"、ハロプロ公演でデビュー曲初披露". De View (Oricon). 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Juice=Juice 大塚愛菜に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  7. ^ Tsunku (2013-02-25). ハロプロ研修生新ユニットに関して. Tsunku's official blog (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  8. ^ ハロプロ研修生内、新ユニット結成のお知らせ。. Hello! Project official website (in Japanese). 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Juice=Juice-ハロー!プロジェクトオフィシャルサイト-". Hello! Project. 2013-04-02. 
  10. ^ "Juice=JuiceのCDシングルランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 

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