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Miyamoto Karin to graduate from Juice=Juice at the end of their spring tour Continues as a soloist 22 replies to this topic Started by DonJuan , Feb 10 2020 12:17 PM · 

#1 DonJuan


Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:17 PM

H!P website


H!S announcement


I guess none of us are really surprised, considering Karin already had a solo tour. Good for her.

I'm looking forward to what Juice=Juice will be without her. Especially until 2nd gen was added J=J was the Miyamoto Karin show, they've toned it down after that, but she was still very obviously the ace. However, other girls like Tomoko, Sayuki and Ruru definitely stepped up their game.


J=J's new single will be released in April. Karin will start her solo performances in fall. I guess she'll take a few months to train a bit, like Airi did.


/EDIT translations:

Translation of the website announcement

Translation of her H!S announcement

#2 JPope

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:53 PM

Damn. I was expecting this, but still hoped that she might stick around for a couple more years. I really thought Tomo was next to go based on her age alone, and I imagine she won't be far behind. 

#3 Saya

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 01:12 PM

I feel like this is why Ruru got Karin’s opening lines. She’s being prepped to be the new ace of JJ.

I’m sure Karin will still be very active, but it’s the end of an era of JJ.

#4 Shoujo Q

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:04 PM

I saw this coming. But unlike the Angermegeddon, this feels right.

I just hope she gets the same treatment as Airi and perhaps more creative control over her music since she clearly has the ability to do it herself.

#5 WonderBuono


Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:14 PM

My stupid butt decided to read the release thread before this one and I was like “what graduation announcement?!” 😂

But yeah this is good timing for her and J=J. Kinda disappointed she’s not staying in H!P but I guess that’s just how they’re doing things now.

#6 DonJuan


Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:22 PM

It's going to be interesting.


First, from what I gather Karin won't stay in H!P. At 21 years she could have a decent run as a soloist before hitting the magical 25 years edge. This shows that Up Front doesn't want soloists in H!P - since Karin would've been the best pick for that. Maybe they never plan any budget for soloists, because those usually need more advertisement than groups.


Second, while Karin is incredibly talented and maybe even more of an allrounder than Airi, the two of them are very different. I can't see Karin going the sexy route Airi is doing now. Karin's looks scream idol. Then I'm back to my first point: She'd probably do better as a soloist among H!P.


Third, I'm not too worried about her success. As long as they keep promoting her she's going to be fine. She does have a very dedicated fanbase after all.

#7 Zange

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 03:58 PM

Nice. Hope her solo career goes well for her.

#8 DonJuan


Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:03 PM

Ice Cream & My Jiggly on twitter translated the website announcement.


To sum it up, Karin wants to try a different lifestyle, one that connects much more with nature. She wants to try DIYs and interior design.

She will also go to Vladivostok with Juice=Juice, which means she'll stay until June 5th at least. In Vladivostok she wants to visit a Dacha.


Karin has also talked to management about her future plans since fall 2018.

#9 Anderei

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:23 PM

Called it. Knew they had graduations coming up.

#10 Revangelis

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:27 PM

Knew she was going to leave soon, but to be honest, I expected Tomoko to go first. I am quite interested to see Juice=Juice without her.

#11 TheParuProject

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 08:37 PM

Tomoko turns 25 in July. So surely she'll go right after Karin. In the winter, most likely?

#12 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:08 PM

Honestly Ju=Ju has enough good performers to keep trucking without her... But I just hope we don't go and lose a ton of girls one after another a la Angerme.

#13 Zoe

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:52 PM

I don't remember it ever being mentioned on this site, but she will be getting a BD/DVD release in March for her solo tour.


Even Sayu didn't get a BD for her solo concert.

#14 Zange

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:45 PM

I swear I remember reading somewhere that Kanatomo wasn't going to leave right after she turned 25... I don't remember if it was here or not but honestly even if I remembered wrong I don't think she's leaving this year. 

#15 JPope

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 02:06 AM

It would be cool to see Up-Front let Tomoko stick around beyond 25, but J=J is set up pretty nicely for the foreseeable future even if she decides to leave this year. They really don't have any dead weight -- even the n00bs seem like they can hang.


Also, full post on this is up at the blog.

#16 WonderBuono


Posted 11 February 2020 - 02:59 AM

If UF is willing to promote her as a soloist too, she’s better off leaving soon too. I would like to see them continue a pattern of actually launching their artists into post-H!P careers (see Airi, Miyabi, Sayumi) rather than letting them slowly fade to obscurity as many sadly have.

#17 JPope

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 04:35 AM

Karin has to be willing to commit to a solo career in the way that Airi has, and based on her statement, I wonder if she is. Between the DIY, interior design and getting in touch with nature, how much time will she have for a serious solo career?

#18 Anderei

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 02:23 PM

Based on her statement I kind of get the impression she’s not going to focus on one thing enough for any of it to be serious.

If Karin wanted to be a soloist she’d basically have to jump into it right now to take advantage of the next couple of years. I don’t think she’d transition well out of idol-soloist very well.

#19 yuzu


Posted 14 February 2020 - 06:43 PM

I feel like i should have more feelings about this but I just don't.


/edit This isn't me being edgy by the way, it's like actually upsetting me how much I don't care. :\ 

#20 DonJuan


Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:47 PM

I bet Karin is going to be a Satoyama soloist. Doing some events for them, performing as guest act at HinaFes, releasing a single around that time.

#21 DonJuan


Posted 18 March 2020 - 12:50 PM

(Is my last one really the latest post in this sub forum? I mean we've been pretty inactive for a while but woah.)


Karin is going to graduate on June 3rd at Tokyo Garden Hall. It's a brand new venue (opening May 2020) with a capacity of 8,000: https://www.bellesal...isitor/hall.php Quite decent.

It's on the old Differ Ariake grounds, btw.

#22 Anderei

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 02:56 AM

Not a lot going on in the idol world to talk about.

#23 JPope

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 02:56 AM

I've been out of the loop for a while now. Wonder if this will be H!P's new go-to venue?