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General Information

Origin

Japan

Genre

J-Pop

Years active

2013–present

Choreographer

Yoshiko

Labels

Up-Front Works (2013)
hachama (2013-present)

Agency

UP-FRONT PROMOTION

Associated acts

Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Shin Minimoni, GREEN FIELDS, Jurin, Reborn Eleven, ODATOMO, Triplet, Sato no Akari

Website

Hello! Project Official Website

Members

Miyazaki Yuka (2013-Present)
Kanazawa Tomoko (2013-Present)
Takagi Sayuki (2013-Present)
Miyamoto Karin (2013-Present)
Uemura Akari (2013-Present)

Former Members

Otsuka Aina (2013)

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Former Juice=Juice Logo (2013-2014)

Juice=Juice (pronounced as ジュースジュース) is a Japanese pop group under Hello! Project, originally formed with five members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei and a soloist, on February 3, 2013.[1]

MembersEdit

Main article: Juice=Juice Members

Current MembersEdit

Former MembersEdit

  • Otsuka Aina (大塚愛菜; Orange) (Left; July 5, 2013)

HistoryEdit

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Juice=Juice, December 2013

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Juice=Juice, May 2013

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2013Edit

On February 3, during the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Bravo!~ show in Fukuoka, Juice=Juice was announced as a new unit, consisting of Miyazaki Yuka, Kanazawa Tomoko, Takagi Sayuki, Otsuka Aina, Miyamoto Karin and Uemura Akari, with each member representing a fruit.[1] The unit was unnamed until February 25, when the name and member colors were revealed.[2][3]

On March 2, Juice=Juice made their debut as a group at the Hinamatsuri festival, where they also announced and performed their first indies single titled "Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne".[3] Their debut indies single was pre-released on March 31 in respect to Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~. The single had a general release on April 3, 2014 and reached #25 in the weekly Oricon charts, selling 2,275 in its debut week.[4]

From March 16 to May 21, Juice=Juice was the opening act for some of the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Haru Michishige☆Eleven SOUL ~Tanaka Reina Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ concerts.[5] On April 20, they were the opening act for the opening day of ℃-ute Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Treasure Box~ in Kanagawa Prefecture.[6]

On May 5, they performed and pre-released their second indies single "Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru" at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event.[7] Following the Kenshuusei event, Juice=Juice had their first Fanclub event at Nakano Sun Plaza later that day.[8] "Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru" later had a proper general release on June 12.[9]

On May 19, it was announced during Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~ that Hello Pro Kenshuusei would be releasing their second indies single titled "Ten Made Nobore!" on June 8 with Juice=Juice.[10] The single is officially counted as Juice=Juice's third indies single.[10] Juice=Juice and Hello Pro Kenshuusei had a release event for the single on June 13.[11]

On June 13, the group's major debut was announced for summer 2013, with the single "Romance no Tochuu".[12][13] The same day, Miyazaki Yuka was announced as the group's leader, while Kanazawa Tomoko as sub-leader.[12][13] They also switched labels from Up-Front Works to hachama.

On July 5, it was announced that Otsuka had withdrawn from both Hello Pro Kenshuusei and Juice=Juice due to contractual issues with her family.[14] Juice=Juice resumed activities as a 5 member group.

As a fresh new group, Juice=Juice participated on various shows and events: UmiFesta OGA Song on July 14,[15] 2013 Harajuku Dream JOL Festa on July 30,[16] BAYLINE GO! GO! radio show on August 7,[17] Pony Canyon’s Ponikyan! Idol Club Thanksgiving ~Rival no Rival wa Idol~ on September 1,[18] Nagoya TV's Fall 2013 Idol Festival on September 29,[19] and TBS Japan Record Award on[When?].

On August 9, Juice=Juice began their mini live tour titled Juice=Juice Fresh Festival 2013. The tour concluded on August 28. On August 21, Juice=Juice had a Fanclub event entitled Juice=Juice Ouen Kikaku 2013.8 ~Miracle×Juice×Box~ in Tokyo.[20]

Juice=Juice was the opening act for ℃-ute Budokan Concert 2013 "Queen of J-POP ~Tadori Tsuita Onna Senshi~" on September 9 and September 10.[21] Juice=Juice also had handshake events prior to the Budokan concert showings.[22]

On September 11, their debut single, "Romance no Tochuu / Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne (MEMORIAL EDIT) / Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru (MEMORIAL EDIT)", was released in 6 editions. The single debuted at #2 in the weekly Oricon charts with 37,213 copies sold.[23]

On October 3, Juice=Juice started a regular radio show called We are Juice=Juice on bayFM.[24]

From October 12 to November 17, Berryz Koubou and Juice=Juice performed in a joint live house fanclub tour, titled Naruchika 2013 Aki Berryz Koubou x Juice=Juice.[25] The purpose of the Naruchika tour was for Hello! Project groups to perform in smaller cities.

On November 22, Juice=Juice was nominated for TBS Japan Record Award as Best New Artist 2013.

On December 5th Juice=Juice released their 2nd single Ijiwaru Shinai de Dakishimete yo / Hajimete wo Keiken-chuu in 6 editions. It is their highest selling single with 45,834 copies sold.

2014Edit

On February 27, Juice=Juice released their first group photobook titled "Juice=Juice 1st OFFICIAL PHOTO BOOK".

On March 19, Juice=Juice released their 3rd single, Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS / Are Kore Shitai! in 5 editions.

On March 21, Juice=Juice's first solo live tour, Juice=Juice First Live Tour 2014 News=News ~Kakuchi yori Otodoke Shimasu!~, was announced. The tour began on June 13 and it will conclude in December.

On May 24 and 25, Juice=Juice had a fanclub tour titled "Juice=Juice 1st Fanclub Tour ~Miracle×Juice×Bus~ in Yamanashi".

On July 30, Juice=Juice released their 4th single, titled Black Butterfly / Kaze ni Fukarete.[26] It is currently their lowest selling single.

On October 1, Juice=Juice will release their 5th single, titled Senobi / Date ja nai yo Uchi no Jinsei wa.[27]

Group Name OriginEdit

Juice=Juice was named by Tsunku. According to him Juice=Juice's concept should be cool and sexy. He named it with the hope that it would be a unit that was fresh and full of personality forever. Still, the fact that it is not bright and cheerful childish, It is a good stretch while mature, to COOL, and can produce a sense of youth sizzle.

DiscographyEdit

Main article: Juice=Juice Discography

SinglesEdit

Indies singles
  1. [2013.03.31] Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne
  2. [2013.05.05] Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru
  3. [2013.06.08] Ten Made Nobore! (Hello Pro Kenshuusei feat. Juice=Juice)
Major singles
  1. [2013.09.11] Romance no Tochuu / Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne (MEMORIAL EDIT) / Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru (MEMORIAL EDIT)
  2. [2013.12.04] Ijiwaru Shinai de Dakishimete yo / Hajimete wo Keiken-chuu
  3. [2014.03.19] Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS / Are Kore Shitai!
  4. [2014.07.30] Black Butterfly / Kaze ni Fukarete
  5. [2014.10.01] Senobi / Date ja nai yo Uchi no Jinsei wa

DVDsEdit

  1. [2013.07.26] Juice=Juice Ohirome Event
  2. [2014.01.09] Juice=Juice Profile Movie Kanzenban
  3. [2014.01.27] Juice=Juice Ouen Kikaku 2013.8 ~Miracle x Juice x Box~
  4. [2014.04.16] Naruchika 2013 Aki Berryz Koubou x Juice=Juice

CalendarsEdit

Jujucalendar

  • [2014.09.13] Juice=Juice 2015 Calendar

WorksEdit

PhotobooksEdit

JUjuphotobooks

CalendarsEdit

  • [2014.09.13] 2015 Calendar

RadioEdit

  • [2013-present] We are Juice=Juice

TheaterEdit

TV ProgramsEdit

Magazine AppearancesEdit

Listed are group magazine appearances only, solo magazine appearances are not included in this list.

  • [2013.03.23] UTB
  • [2013.04.24] UTB+ (vol.13).
  • [2013.04.24] B.L.T
  • [2013.05.09] BOMB
  • [2013.05.24] B.L.T
  • [2013.05.27] BIG ONE GIRLS
  • [2013.05.30] Anikan R YanYan[28]
  • [2013.06.06] Top Yell
  • [2013.06.27] YanYan
  • [2013.07.03] Weekly Shonen Magazine
  • [2013.07.22] Girls!
  • [2013.07.23] UTB+ (vol.15)
  • [2013.07.30] ENTAME
  • [2013.08.01] De☆view
  • [2013.08.01] Seventeen
  • [2013.08.03] Nakayoshi
  • [2013.08.03] YanYan (Vol. 8)
  • [2013.08.05] CD&DL data Bessatsu Nippon no Idol Sengen 3
  • [2013.08.05] YanYan
  • [2013.08.08] Gravure the Television
  • [2013.08.23] UTB (October 2013 Edition)[29]
  • [2013.08.24] B.L.T
  • [2013.08.28] BIG ONE GIRLS
  • [2013.09.09] BOMB
  • [2013.09.11] YanYan
  • [2013.09.14] YanYan
  • [2013.09.14] CD&DL Data
  • [2013.09.20] CD Journal (October 2013 Edition)[30]
  • [2013.09.23] Sugar&Spice
  • [2013.09.23] UTB+ (vol. 16)
  • [2013.09.25] GiRL POP (Vol. 10)[31]
  • [2013.10.01] Seventeen
  • [2013.10.09] YanYan
  • [2013.10.15] Weekly Playboy
  • [2013.10.23] UTB
  • [2013.11.04] Nikkei Entertainment!
  • [2013.11.05] BLT U-17 Vol. 28
  • [2013.11.08] BIG ONE GIRLS
  • [2013.11.09] BOMB
  • [2013.11.11] YanYan (Vol. 11)
  • [2013.11.14] CD&DL Data
  • [2013.11.20] CD Journal
  • [2013.11.22] BLT
  • [2013.11.22] JUNON
  • [2014.11.25] UTB+ (Vol.17)
  • [2013.11.28] Shukan Famitsu
  • [2013.11.29] Nikkei Entertainment!
  • [2013.11.30] De View
  • [2013.11.30] Nakayoshi
  • [2013.11.30] ENTAME
  • [2013.12.01] Seventeen
  • [2013.12.06] GiRL POP
  • [2013.12.06] Top Yell
  • [2013.12.09] YanYan
  • [2013.12.19] BLT
  • [2013.12.27] Nakayoshi
  • [2013.12.28] Seventeen
  • [2013.12.XX] BOMB
  • [2013.12.XX] UTB
  • [2014.02.04] Weekly SPA!
  • [2014.02.22] UTB
  • [2014.02.23] CanCam
  • [2014.03.03] BIG ONE GIRLS
  • [2014.03.12] YanYan
  • [2014.03.20] CD Journal
  • [2014.03.22] UTB+
  • [2014.03.24] BLT
  • [2014.04.02] Gravure The Television!
  • [2014.04.16] Anican R Yanyan!! Special Issue Next Ace 2014 No.2
  • [2014.05.23] Idol Yokocho Shimbun
  • [2014.05.30] Gekkan Entame
  • [2014.07.11] BIG ONE GIRLS
  • [2014.07.19] CD Journal
  • [2014.07.30] Gekkan Entame


TriviaEdit

  • Even after their official debut, members can be added into the group.
  • Tsunku shortens their name as "Juu=Juu".
  • The average age in the group is 16.6 years old (as of mid-July 2013).
  • Miyazaki Yuka is the only member who was not from Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She is also the oldest member.
  • All current members participate in a SATOYAMA Movement unit.
  • When they were an indies group, the members incorporate their image colors in jewelry and socks in their singles.
  • They are the first group of Hello! Project to release a Triple A-side single, the second being Morning Musume.
  • The Juice=Juice members unofficially declared October 10th is unofficially "JuuJuu no Hi" (Juice=Juice Day). The members hope to make it an official date in 2015.
  • They are currently the only Hello! Project debuted act (not counting Mitsui Aika or Hello Pro Kenshuusei) that did not win a Best Newcomer/Best New Artist of the year award.
  • Juice=Juice is the first Hello! Project unit to be created under UP-FRONT PROMOTION.
  • They are the only group in Hello! Project to have fruits as their member colors.
  • They are the only group in Hello! Project to not have a B-side in any of their singles.

CD Sales CountEdit

Year Group Sales Collaboration Sales Total Sales
2013 92,899 0 92,899
2014 43,645+ 1,735+ TBA



See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "ハロプロ研修生内、新ユニット結成のお知らせ。" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2013-02-03.
  2. "ハロプロ研修生新ユニットに関して" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Blog. 2013-02-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 TommyVD. "New Hello! Project Unit named 「Juice=Juice」". Hello! News Service. 2013-02-25.
  4. TommyVD. "Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne – Oricon First Week". Hello! News Service. 2013-04-10.
  5. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – Morning Musume Opening Act". Hello! News Service. 2013-03-13.
  6. TommyVD. "~Treasure Box~ Tour – Opening Act". Hello! News Service. 2013-04-11.
  7. TommyVD. "H!P Trainees – Fanclub Recital & Juice=Juice Second Single". Hello! News Service. 2014-03-31.
  8. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – First Fanclub Event". Hello! News Service. 2013-04-01.
  9. TommyVD. "Samidare Bijou ga Samidareru – General Release". Hello! News Service. 2013-05-17.
  10. 10.0 10.1 TommyVD. "Hello! Project Premium Live – Coverage". Hello! News Service. 2014-05-19.
  11. TommyVD. "H!P Trainees featuring Juice=Juice – Release Event". Hello! News Service. 2013-06-11.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Juice=Juiceメジャーデビュー決定のお知らせ!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2013-06-13. (Archived)
  13. 13.0 13.1 TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – Major Debut". Hello! News Service. 2013-06-13.
  14. UP-FRONT PROMOTION. "Juice=Juice 大塚愛菜に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Fanclub. 2013-07-05.
  15. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice & The Possible – UmiFesta OGA". Hello! News Service. 2013-06-28.
  16. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – JOL Festa". Hello! News Service. 2013-07-14.
  17. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – Public Radio Event & Magazine". Hello! News Service. 2013-08-01.
  18. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – Ponikyan! Idol Club Thanksgiving". Hello! News Service. 2013-08-09.
  19. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – Nagoya TV Festival". Hello! News Service. 2013-09-03.
  20. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – Fanclub Event". Hello! News Service. 2013-07-12.
  21. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – °C-ute Opening Act". Hello! News Service. 2013-08-31.
  22. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – Budokan Events". Hello! News Service. 2013-09-06.
  23. TommyVD."Romance no Tochuu – Oricon First Week". Hello! News Service. 2013-09-19.
  24. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – First Radio Show". Hello! News Service. 2013-09-26.
  25. TommyVD. "Berryz Kobo & Juice=Juice – Joint Tour". Hello! News Service. 2013-08-06.
  26. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice to release new single". Hello! News Service. 2013-06-01.
  27. Hello! Project. "http://www.helloproject.com/release/detail/HKCN-50387/"
  28. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – Anikan R Yanyan!! Cover". Hello! News Service. 2013-05-24.
  29. TommyVD. "°C-ute – UTB Magazine". Hello! News Service. 2013-08-21.
  30. TommyVD. "Juice=Juice – CDJournal Cover". Hello! Service. 2013-09-19.
  31. TommyVD. "°C-ute & Berryz Kobo – GiRLPOP Covers". Hello! News Service. 2013-09-25.

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