Vol. 4 Iss. 1

IDOL

Perfectly straight hair, perfect skin, perfectly put together uniform—honestly, idols just perfect from head-to-toe! But it’s not all giggles and fun. The idol industry in Japan is tough to break into. In Part One, Hello Project, we recount the origins of Japanese idol culture. We speak to Japanese pop culture expert Patrick Macias about where it all began. In Part Two, Love Live, we sit down with the rising stars of the industry and idol mega fans. Finally in Part Three, Graduation, the idol says goodbye. We talk to Beckii Cruel who has been there, done that and has made steps towards a promising new future.

FEATURE

REMEMBER WHEN BECKII CRUEL WENT VIRAL IN JAPAN?

PART THREE

Graduation

FEATURE

AIDOL, THE IDOL MAKING HER OWN WAY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

PART TWO

Love Live

FEATURE

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A YUMEPEDIA IDOL

PART ONE

Hello Project

Perfectly straight hair, perfect skin, perfectly put together uniform—honestly, idols just perfect from head-to-toe! In Part One, Hello Project, we speak to Japanese pop culture expert Patrick Macias about where it all began. In Part Two, Love Live, we sit down with the rising stars of the industry and idol mega fans. Finally in Part Three, Graduation, we talk to Beckii Cruel who has been there, done that and has made steps towards a promising new future.

PART THREE

Graduation

FEATURE

AIDOL, THE IDOL MAKING HER OWN WAY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

PART TWO

Love Live

FEATURE

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A YUMEPEDIA IDOL

PART ONE

Hello Project