=LOVE (イコールラブ, イコラブ, ikorabu, eqlove)

Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Idol Emporium' started by fatrain, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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  2. Elementaljyt

    Elementaljyt Kenkyuusei

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    Sashihara Rino
    ^
    I was really surprised at how good she was. Usually in the regular shows she has really great reactions. Never thought MC would suit her this well. Like always Maika always know the right time to cut in. :lol:

    Hana can be such a dork sometimes. I can't believe that I forgot she called her fans "Hanamaru".
    https://twitter.com/satoshi_EqLove/status/951449278601314304
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  3. Trinu

    Trinu Upcoming Girls

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    I finally listened to their singles.

    Kioku no Dokoka de sent my wig to Pluto.
     
  4. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    fan cover of "=LOVE" dance

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av18269732/

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    =LOVE ranked 1st in the "Top 10 live idols that we have high expectations of in 2018" ranking (according to magazine Top Yell)! :1st:
    http://www.tbs.co.jp/rank-oukoku/

    Rank Oukoku episode (180113)
    36:20-
    http://www.miomio.tv/watch/cc360039/

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    Iori ikemen! :cool:

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  5. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    interview in Sunday Folk
    (Emiri, Maika, Hitomi)

    http://www.sundayfolk.com/articles/detail/21862

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    finally! news about =LOVE stage play(s)! :banana:
    those will be adaptations of popular anime Kemono Friends and smartphone game and anime Girlfriend Beta!
    it's another collaboration. this time with Tokyo TV's Anitere (Anime Teleto).
    "Kemono Friends" will take place in AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo on 2/15-2/18 (6 stages) and "Girlfriend Beta" will premiere sometime this Summer!

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    cast:
    Emiri - Passenger Pigeon
    Hana - Australian Devil
    Risa - Japanese Otter
    Kiara - Arizonan Jaguar
    Nagisa - Tsuchinoko
    Maika - Sivatherium
    Nonno - Cape Lion
    Hitomi - Japanese Wolf
    Shoko - Great Auk
    Iori - Aurochs
    Sana - Gastornis
    Anna - Dire Wolf

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    news:
    https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000027.000027285.html
    https://www.nelke.co.jp/stage/anitele=love_kemono-friends/index.html
    http://music-book.jp/music/news/news/172654
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180117-00000016-mnet-musi
    https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180117-00000007-mantan-ent
    https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180117-00000058-natalien-musi
     
  6. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    visuals of the rest of Kemono Friends

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    the announcement of Kemono Friends on "Kitto Kimi da!"



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    Hitomi turned 17 yesterday! :ome:

    celebration showrooms with Anna



    and other members
    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av18482204



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    =LOVE will be an opening act in MTV LIVE MATCH on 2/24!
    looks like they'll perform all their songs!

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    =LOVE attended Sasshi's solo concert -> both Annas went to Fukuoka Actors School -> Kiara and Mai -> Shoko with her oshimen Nako

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    =LOVE x Valentine cafe collaboration
    looks like =LOVE museum))

    photo gallery
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9zrDS3

    http://ikorabu.livedoor.biz/archives/21635946.html

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    Showroom with members in cafe

     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018
  7. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    Ikoraji "RADIO=LOVE" #16 (180120)



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    Maika turned 18 yesterday! :ome:

    celebration SR with other members

     
  8. chronophysicist

    chronophysicist Kenkyuusei

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    Hi guys just recently learnt of =LOVE on my recent trip to Japan. somehow left enough impression for me to eventually end up here.
    Just wondering if there are other forums like this about =LOVE that discusses their progress in English as I am still quite Japanese illiterate
     
  9. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    ^ hm, I doubt it. there is Equaloves tumblr with some occasional translations of member tweets and Wikia page with information about the group, but, I think, that's about it.

    I wonder where you learnt about them?

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    youtuber ayanonono wears =LOVE t-shirt. Hitomi saw her at =LOVE events. she also looks a bit like Hitomi))

     
  10. chronophysicist

    chronophysicist Kenkyuusei

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    thanks, resources are so little when you can't understand Jap sigh.
    yes the wikia page is really nice and organised. Wished they could put the lyrics and translation where in there, not to mention that summary from the detailed interview with the members. didn't dare edit it myself for fear for ruining everything.

    @fatrain was visiting Odaiba region early Dec and happened to come across what I believe the be handshake event in Palette Town, checked it out for a bit but didn't think too much of it. Apparently Seifuku chorus was catchy enough to stick in my head and =LOVE was an easy enough name to remember so just went searching from there.

    came for the Hitomi, stayed for the Iori
    have no idea of most of the conversations in SHOWROOM but always a treat when Iori decides to sing
     
  11. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    cool, looks like Iori is quite popular among Western fans!))

    I guess I'll update Wikia with lyrics translation later.

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    btw, a guy who translated =LOVE Nemousu episodes also created =LOVE fan page on Facebook!
    it's pretty active with a lot of posts, so be sure to follow it and participate in discussions!

    https://www.facebook.com/イコラブ沼Philippines-883633021815338/
     
  12. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    the sales of 2nd single reached 50k copies! :banana:

    http://ikorabu.livedoor.biz/archives/21730724.html

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    interesting interview with Maika in Weekly Playboy News
    looks like =LOVE was chosen as an "idol to pay attention to in 2018", so there will probably be interviews with other members as well.

    http://wpb.shueisha.co.jp/2018/01/26/98648/
    http://wpb.shueisha.co.jp/2018/01/27/98715/

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    =LOVE had a monthly live at Yoani today (broadcasted on Fresh). they performed all their songs and Iiwake Maybe and Oogoe Diamond in encore.
    Nonno was absent because she is sick.

    members of idol group FuwaFuwa Suzuki Hitomi and Iwasaki Haruka attended it
    https://twitter.com/suzuki_hitomii/status/956859298121789441

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    new Kemono Friends poster(?)

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  13. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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  14. chronophysicist

    chronophysicist Kenkyuusei

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    RE :=LOVE Dai Tokkun Chu (180129)
    what did losing team have to eat? something with wasabi?
    Nonno still sick?
     
  15. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    ^ yes and yes

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    today, on January 30, is one year Anniversary of the announcement of the group formation :ome:



     
  16. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    Wow, has it really been so long already?? Time really does fly...
     
  17. hermionepj1

    hermionepj1 Kenkyuusei

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    Sashihara Rino
    i'm surprised it has only been a year!
     
  18. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    first episode of short anime series for game Station Memories voiced by =LOVE members!



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    cool and goofy Ikaringu

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  19. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    Ikoraji "RADIO=LOVE" #18 (180203)

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av19118951

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    Hana turned 18 today! :ome:

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    http://www.bilibili.com/video/av19151516


    http://www.bilibili.com/video/av19152746


    more photos and congratulations here:
    http://ikorabumatome.blog.jp/archives/6853230.html

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    some of Kemono Friends

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    =LOVE attended PR event for Starship Troopers for which they voiced some roles

    more photos here:
    https://mdpr.jp/photo/detail/5652714
    http://ikorabu.livedoor.biz/archives/21990913.html

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    Mirinya and Anna gravure in latest Bubka

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    more photos here:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157746679@N08/shares/M0XBK7
    http://ikorabu.livedoor.biz/archives/21904964.html#comments
     
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  20. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    2nd episode of Station Memories anime



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    =LOVE will perform on Sky Perfect Music Festival on 3/14!

    https://www.bs-sptv.com/ongakusai2018/
    https://twitter.com/Equal_LOVE_12/status/961146523546419200
    https://natalie.mu/music/news/268570

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    btw, Love-sama, background MC in =LOVE no "Kitto Kimi da!", is Morita Satoru from manzai duo "Sparrows".

    (the one on the left)


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    awesome photoshoot of Mirinya in the 3rd volume of Platinum Flash

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    the rest photos:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157746679@N08/shares/3d897h
    http://ikorabumatome.blog.jp/archives/6906297.html

    many offshoots
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157746679@N08/shares/0pXd22
     
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