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E-girls is a Japanese girl group formed by the agency LDH JAPAN, signed on the record label rhythm zone and part of the E.G.family. The group name stands for EXILE-girls.

Originally a project that united the groups Dream, Happiness and Flower, it formally became a girl group on July 17, 2017.

Members

Main article: E-girls/Members

Current Members

History

E-girls - EG-ENERGY promo

E-girls promoting "EG-ENERGY" (December 2018)

E-girls - Perfect World promo

E-girls promoting "Perfect World" (October 2018)

E-girls - My Way promo

E-girls promoting "My Way" (August 2018)

E-girls - EG 11 promo

E-girls promoting E.G. 11 (May 2018)

E-girls - Pain, pain promo

E-girls promoting "Pain, pain" (February 2018)

E-girls - Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta promo

E-girls promoting "Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta" (January 2018)

E-girls - Kitakaze to Taiyou promo

E-girls promoting "Kitakaze to Taiyou" (December 2017)

E-girls - Love Queen promo 2

E-girls promoting "Love ☆ Queen" (July 2017)

E-girls - EG CRAZY promo

E-girls promoting E.G. CRAZY (January 2017)

E-girls - Go Go Let's Go promo

E-girls promoting "Go! Go! Let's Go!" (November 2016)

E-girls - Pink Champagne promo

E-girls promoting "Pink Champagne" (August 2016)

E-girls - E.G. summer RIDER promo

E-girls promoting "E.G. summer RIDER" (July 2016)

E-girls - EG SMILE promo

E-girls promoting E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST- (February 2016)

E-girls - Merry Merry Xmas promo

E-girls promoting "Merry×Merry Xmas★" (December 2015)

E-girls - Dance Dance Dance promo

E-girls promoting "Dance Dance Dance" (September 2015)

E-girls - Anniversary promo

E-girls promoting "Anniversary!!" (May 2015)

E-girls - EG TIME promo original

E-girls promoting E.G. TIME (January 2015)

E-girls - Mr Snowman promo 2

e-girls promoting "Mr.Snowman" (November 2015)

E-girls - Highschool love promo

E-girls promoting "Highschool♡love" (September 2014)

E-girls - Odoru Ponpokorin promotional 2

E-girls promoting "Odoru Ponpokorin" (August 2014)

E-girls - E.G. Anthem promotional

E-girls promoting "E.G. Anthem -WE ARE VENUS-" (July 2014)

E-girls - Colorful Pop promotional

E-girls promoting COLORFUL POP (March 2014)

E-girls - Diamond Only promotional

E-girls promoting "Diamond Only" (February 2014)

E-girls - Kurukuru promo

e-girls promoting "Kurukuru" (November 2014)

Gomennasai no Kissing You Promo

E-girls promoting "Gomennasai no Kissing You" (October 2014)

E-girls - Lesson 1 promo

E-girls promoting Lesson 1 (April 2013)

E-girls - Candy Smile promo

e-girls promoting "CANDY SMILE" (March 2013)

E-girls - The Never Ending Story promo

E-girls promoting "THE NEVER ENDING STORY" (February 2013)

E-girls - Follow Me promotional

E-Girls promoting "Follow Me" (October 2012)

E-Girls - One Two Three promo

E-Girls promoting "One Two Three" (April 2012)

E-Girls - Celebration promo

E-Girls promoting "Celebration!" (December 2011)

2011

On April 24, 2011, the groups Dream, Happiness and FLOWER held a live event named E-Girls SHOW. With the event, it was announced the project E-Girls, a supergroup formed with the members from the groups at that time: Shizuka, Sayaka, Aya, Ami and Erie from Dream, SAYAKA, KAEDE, KAREN, MIYUU, MIMU, YURINO and MAYU from Happiness and Mizuno Erina, Fujii Shuuka, Nakajima Mio and Shigetome Manami from FLOWER.

On July 26, it was announced that Washio Reina, Muto Chiharu, Ichiki Kyoka, Bando Nozomi and Sato Harumi were the winners of the EXILE Presents VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 3 ~For Girls~ joining FLOWER and concurrently joining as members of E-Girls.

On November 2, it was announced that E-Girls would be making debut on December 28 with the single "Celebration!".[1]

2012

On January 27, MIMU announced hiatus from both Happiness and E-Girls to focus on her studies.[2]

On March 7, Sayaka announced graduation from both Dream and E-Girls, graduating on March 31.[3]

On March 8, it was announced the group's second single "One Two Three", with release for April. With the announcement, a new E-Girls unit EGD (EXPG GIRLS DANCERS) was announced with two new performers Suda Anna and Kizu Reina joining the group.[4]

The second single, "One Two Three", was released on April 18, 2012.

Between May and July, it was announced that a new unit named bunny and a new EGD performer Ikuta Risa would be joining the group.

On July 20, a new song titled "Follow Me" was first introduced and used as theme song for Samantha Thavasa's Samantha Muse ALL STARS TV CM.

Prior to the release of their third single, the group consisted of a total of 31 active members. The increase in number led to a new system for the release of their next single in which the girls were required to undergo a period of training and afterwards, the girls who excelled and fit the image of the single would be chosen to participate.

In August, it was announced that the group would be releasing "Follow Me" as their third single on October 2. The single is the first using the member system and included 16 members on its lineup.

On August 23, MAYU was diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis and went on a hiatus from the groups to receive treatment.[5]

On August 27, with the reveal of jacket covers and music video of "Follow Me", it was unveiled the bunny members.[6]

On October 25, MIMU announced graduation from Happiness and E-Girls to priorize her studies.[7]

Sometime in December, Hanayama Mizuki, Yamamoto Runa, Oishi Miyuu and Vats Mira were removed from bunny and returned to EXPG as trainees.

In December, it was announced that the group would be releasing their fourth single "THE NEVER ENDING STORY".

On December 19, the song "JUST IN LOVE" was released digitally.[8]

2013

On January 12, with the unveil of the jacket covers of their fourth single "THE NEVER ENDING STORY", a new member of bunny, Kawamoto Ruri, was introduced.[9] Starting from this single, their name was changed to E-girls.

On March 13, their fifth single, "CANDY SMILE", was released featuring 12 members on the song's line-up.

On April 17, the group released their first studio album, Lesson 1. It ranked at number 1 on Oricon's weekly albums chart, being the group's first #1 on the charts.

On May 27, Suda Anna and Kawamoto Ruri joined the group Happiness as performer and vocalist, respectively.[10] A few days later, Kizu Reina left E-girls.

On August 12, it was announced that they would be releasing their sixth single "Gomennasai no Kissing You" on October 3.[11] On September 2, with the reveal of jacket covers of the single, Nakajima Momoka was introduced as an EGD member.[12]

On October 18, followed by the announcement of the new single "Kurukuru",[13] Flower's Mizuno Erina left the groups to focus on her acting career.[14] A new EGD member was announced at the same day, Watanabe Marina.

On November 17, it was announced that the group would be holding their first tour around summer of 2014.[15]

On November 20, the group's seventh single "Kurukuru" was released.

On November 25, it was announced that E-girls would be participating for the first time at NHK's annual TV show Kouhaku Uta Gassen, held on December 31.[16]

Around the end of November, Dream's Aya got appointed by EXILE HIRO as leader of E-girls.[17]

2014

Ten members of the group, Shizuka, Kaede, Fujii Karen, Suda Anna, Fujii Shuuka, Bando Nozomi, Sato Harumi, Takeda Kyoka, Ishii Anna, and Yamaguchi Nonoka, starred in the drama Koibumi Biyori, based on a manga of same name. The opening theme song of the drama, "Diamond Only", was released as their eighth single on February 26.

On March 19, the group later released their second album COLORFUL POP. The album ranked number 1 on Oricon's weekly albums chart.

On April 7, Sugieda Mayu graduated from both Happiness and E-girls.[18] Two weeks later, on April 20, Takeda Kyoka left the group to focus on her studies and acting career.[19]

On June 12, LDH announced that the group would be releasing three singles consecutively, one per month. The first single, "E.G. Anthem -WE ARE VENUS-", was released on July 9, and included all members and all vocalists singing. Since this release, the members from bunny and EGD were mixed into one unit, simply titled as the name of the group, E-girls. The names bunny and EGD were also removed from their official website.

The second single, "Odoru Ponpokorin", was released on August 13, and included 14 members in the music video and jacket covers. The song was used as the opening theme song of the TV anime Chibi Maruko-chan.

The third single, "Highschool♡love", was released on September 10 and included all members on it. The song was used as the theme song for the Fuji TV's drama Great Teacher Onizuka.

On October 12, Muto Chiharu announced her graduation from both Flower and E-girls in order to study abroad. She graduated from E-girls on October 26 after the girls' segment of the EXILE TRIBE tour EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~.[20][21]

2015

The group released their third album, E.G. TIME, on January 1, 2015.

On January 27, LDH announced a new system for the members line-up, called E-girls Pyramid. Following the same system used for "Follow Me", the girls undergo a series of reviews configured annually. The members who needed more training get classified as Rabbits (high school age or older) or Bunnies (junior high school age or younger). Members Takebe Yuzuna, Hagio Misato, Inagaki Rio, Ikuta Risa, Nakajima Momoka, and Watanabe Marina therefore returned to the training period at EXPG, reducing E-girls to 20 members.[22][23]

The group released their thirteenth single, "Anniversary!!", on May 20.

On September 30, they released their fourteenth single "Dance Dance Dance".

On October 7, Ichiki Kyoka graduated from both E-girls and Flower to follow different paths and to grow as a woman.[24] It was also announced that Erie retired from her position as a performer of the group but would still contribute to E-girls as a DJ.[25][26]

On December 15, it was announced on Shuukan EXILE that Takebe Yuzuna would be re-added to the E-girls line-up.[27][28]

The group released their 15th single "Merry×Merry Xmas★" on December 23.

2016

On November 20, 2015, it announced on the E-girls website that they would be releasing their first best album E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST- on February 10 and the group's third tour E-girls LIVE TOUR 2016 "E.G. SMILE".

On April 23, the group announced the group's 16th and 17th singles, both being part of a Summer Single Concept, with the first single "E.G. summer RIDER" with the E.G. POP concept being released on July 20 and the second single "Pink Champagne" being released on August 10 with the E.G. COOL concept.

On September 27, the group announced that they would be releasing their 18th single "Go! Go! Let's Go!" on November 30.

On October 28, it was revealed on Dream's website that Erie would be graduating from both Dream and E-girls and also from the entertainment industry at the end of 2016. In the message written by her, she revealed to be thankful for all the 14 years she was a member of Dream and E-girls, and who followed her among all those years. With the current members of Dream celebrating their 15th anniversary next year (on July 7), she wanted to start her life from zero. She expressed desire on study abroad, which was her dream from a long time ago. Dream will continue their activities as a trio with the remaining members Shizuka, Aya and Ami once she officially graduates.[29][30]

On November 15, the group revealed that they would be releasing their fourth album E.G. CRAZY on January 18, 2017.

On December 31, Erie graduated from the group and Dream and retired from entertainment industry.

2017: Reformulation of the group

On June 5, LDH announced a new reformulated E-girls. E-girls, who was initially the main project who united the groups Dream, Happiness and Flower, became now part of the units inside a new project called E.G.family. With the announcement, it was also announced that the group would be doing a 2-day live concert titled E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~. The live concerts would be last as a 19-member lineup, as with the reformulation, E-girls would now promote with 11 members. With the reformulation, after the Saitama concerts, Shizuka, Aya, Ami, MIYUU, Kawamoto Ruri, Fujii Shuuka, Shigetome Manami and Nakajima Mio left E-girls. Shizuka and Ami would continue with their solo projects as member of DANCE EARTH PARTY and as a soloist respectively, Aya retired from singing and performing and would work as a chief creative manager, MIYUU and Kawamoto Ruri would focus as members of Happiness and Fujii Shuuka, Shigetome Manami and Nakajima Mio would focus as members of Flower (and ShuuKaRen for Shuuka).

On July 26, they released their 19th single "Love ☆ Queen", first as a 11-member group.

In October, it was announced that Sato Harumi was defined as the new leader of the group.

On December 6, the group released their 20th single "Kitakaze to Taiyou".

On December 28, the group released the E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~ concert in DVD/Blu-ray.

2018

On January 31, the group released their 21st single "Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta".

The group released their 22nd single "Pain, pain" on February 28.

On May 23, the group released their fifth album E.G. 11. It is the first album since the group's reformulation.

On June 2, the group started the E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~, that went from June 2 to August 5. It was the first tour since the group's reformulation.

On August 8, the group released their 5th digital single "My Way".

On October 3, the group released their 6th digital single "Perfect World".

On December 19, the group released their 7th digital single "EG-ENERGY". The song was used to promote LDH martial arts' ENERGY PROJECT, alongside GENERATIONS.

2019

On January 16, the group released a footage of the E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~ concerts in Saitama Super Arena as DVD and Blu-ray as the group's second video release.

The group participated of E.G.family's first tour E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~ that went through from February 22 to May 25.

On July 24, the group released their 23rd single "Cinderella Fit".

2020

From February 1 to July 4, the group will hold their fifth tour E-girls PERFECT LIVE 2011▶2020.

Discography

Main article: E-girls Discography

Albums

  1. [2013.04.17] Lesson 1
  2. [2014.03.19] COLORFUL POP
  3. [2015.01.01] E.G. TIME
  4. [2017.01.18] E.G. CRAZY
  5. [2018.05.23] E.G. 11

Best Albums

  1. [2016.02.10] E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST-

Other Albums

Singles

  1. [2011.12.28] Celebration!
  2. [2012.04.18] One Two Three
  3. [2012.10.03] Follow Me
  4. [2013.02.20] THE NEVER ENDING STORY
  5. [2013.03.13] CANDY SMILE
  6. [2013.10.02] Gomennasai no Kissing You
  7. [2013.11.20] Kurukuru
  8. [2014.02.26] Diamond Only
  9. [2014.07.09] E.G. Anthem -WE ARE VENUS-
  10. [2014.08.13] Odoru Ponpokorin
  11. [2014.09.10] Highschool♡love
  12. [2014.11.26] Mr.Snowman
  13. [2015.05.20] Anniversary!!
  14. [2015.09.30] Dance Dance Dance
  15. [2015.12.23] Merry×Merry Xmas★
  16. [2016.07.20] E.G. summer RIDER
  17. [2016.08.10] Pink Champagne
  18. [2016.11.30] Go! Go! Let's Go!
  19. [2017.07.26] Love ☆ Queen
  20. [2017.12.06] Kitakaze to Taiyou
  21. [2018.01.31] Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta
  22. [2018.02.28] Pain, pain
  23. [2019.07.24] Cinderella Fit

Digital Singles

  1. [2012.08.29] Follow Me
  2. [2012.12.19] JUST IN LOVE
  3. [2013.03.01] Limited Collection
  4. [2014.06.06] Odoru Ponpokorin (TV Size)
  5. [2018.08.08] My Way
  6. [2018.10.03] Perfect World
  7. [2018.12.19] EG-ENERGY

Pre-released Digital Singles

  1. [2013.03.06] CANDY SMILE
  2. [2013.09.25] Gomennasai no Kissing You
  3. [2013.11.13] Kurukuru
  4. [2014.02.12] Diamond Only
  5. [2014.03.05] RYDEEN ~Dance All Night~
  6. [2014.06.12] E.G. Anthem -WE ARE VENUS-
  7. [2014.07.16] Odoru Ponpokorin
  8. [2015.12.09] Merry×Merry Xmas★
  9. [2018.02.13] Pain, pain
  10. [2019.07.24] Cinderella Fit (streaming only)

Other Singles

Compilations / Others

  1. [2014.03.26] Various Artists - Watashi to Drecom -DREAMS COME TRUE 25th ANNIVERSARY BEST COVERS- (#1 Ureshii! Tanoshii! Daisuki!)
  2. [2014.06.18] DJ MAKIDAI - EXILE TRIBE PERFECT MIX (#17 RYDEEN ~Dance All Night~, #18 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY, #20 Follow Me <BOOBEE BROTHERS Mix>, #21 Gomennasai no Kissing You <DJ KIRA Mix>)
  3. [2016.06.15] Various Artists - HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM (#6 STRAWBERRY Sadistic)

Video Releases

  1. [2017.12.28] E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~
  2. [2019.01.16] E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~

Concerts / Tours

Tours
  1. [2014.07.18-2014.08.13] E-girls LIVE TOUR 2014 "COLORFUL LAND"
  2. [2015.02.14-2015.04.29] E-girls LIVE TOUR 2015 "COLORFUL WORLD"
  3. [2016.03.12-2016.08.11] E-girls LIVE TOUR 2016 "E.G. SMILE"
  4. [2018.06.02-2018.08.05] E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~
  5. [2020.02.01-2020.07.04] E-girls PERFECT LIVE 2011▶2020
Concerts
  1. [2015.06.14] E-girls LIVE 2015 at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN
  2. [2017.07.15-2017.07.16] E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~

Concerts Featured In

Works

Cinema/TV

TV Shows
  • [2011.10-2012.09] E-Girls ga! Monku no Sakebi
  • [2014.10.27-2015.09.28] Akeru na Kiken
  • [2015.04.11-2015.06.27] E-girls wo Majime ni Kangaeru Kaigi
  • [2015.10.15-2016.03.17] EG-style
Digital Shows

Music

Music Video Appearances

Publications

Photobooks

Egirls-ColorfulDiary

  • [2014.10.17] Colorful Diary (カラフル・ダイアリー)

Trivia

Main article: E-girls/Trivia

See also

References

  1. 【Dream・Happiness・FLOWER】E-Girls名義の初CDリリース決定!
  2. 『MIMU活動休止の御報告』
  3. 【Dream】Dreamに関する重要なお知らせ
  4. 【E-Girls】2ndシングルリリース決定!!
  5. Happiness LIVE TOUR 2012 “Happy Time”公演中止のお知らせ
  6. E-Girlsの新曲「Follow Me」、リリースに先駆けPV公開
  7. Happiness MIMUにつきましてご報告
  8. E-girls 待望の新曲 12月19日~配信開始! ミュージックビデオも同時公開!!
  9. THE NEVER ENDING STORY YURINO
  10. Happiness 2nd Season START! 「川本璃」「須田アンナ 」新メンバー2名加入決定!!
  11. E-girls 待望のニューシングル発売日決定!!
  12. https://www.egfc.jp/news-detail/278/
  13. 【E-girls】11/20ニューシングル『クルクル』発売決定!
  14. E-girls/Flower 水野絵梨奈より応援してくださっている皆さまへ
  15. 【特報】E-girls 初ツアー開催決定!
  16. 【E-girls】「第64回NHK紅白歌合戦」初出場決定!
  17. https://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/p-et-tp0-20140104-1239301.html
  18. 〜大切なお知らせ〜
  19. 〜大切なお知らせ〜
  20. Flower、E-girlsをいつも応援してくださっている皆さまへ
  21. Flower、E-girlsをいつも応援してくださっている皆さまへ
  22. http://e-girls-ldh.jp/news/detail.php?id=1018309
  23. E-girlsが体制変更で26人から20人に、下部組織ユニットも誕生
  24. Message from Flower 市來杏香
  25. Message from Dream Erie
  26. E-girlsメンバーが卒業&DJ専念を発表 これまでの活躍を振り返る
  27. E-girlsからのお知らせ
  28. E-girlsに武部柚那が再加入
  29. Dreamからのお知らせ
  30. E-girlsに武部柚那が再加入

External Links

E-girls
E-girls Pyramid · Trivia · E-girls songs template
Members
Current Members SAYAKA · Kaede · Fujii Karen · YURINO · Suda Anna · Washio Reina · Bando Nozomi · Sato Harumi · Ishii Anna · Yamaguchi Nonoka · Takebe Yuzuna
Former Members
Dream Sayaka · Erie · Shizuka · Aya · Ami
Happiness MIMU · Sugieda Mayu · MIYUU · Kawamoto Ruri
Flower Mizuno Erina · Muto Chiharu · Ichiki Kyoka · Fujii Shuuka · Shigetome Manami · Nakajima Mio
E-girls Oishi Miyuu · Vats Mira · Kizu Reina · Takeda Kyoka · Inagaki Rio (Rabbits) · Nakajima Momoka (Bunnies) · Hagio Misato (Rabbits) · Ikuta Risa (Rabbits) · Watanabe Marina (Rabbits) · Hanayama Mizuki (Rabbits)
Discography
Albums Studio Albums 1. Lesson 1 · 2. COLORFUL POP · 3. E.G. TIME · 4. E.G. CRAZY · 5. E.G. 11
Best Albums 1. E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST-
Rental Albums "E.G. TIME" non-stop mix Mixed by DJ Erie
Singles Singles 1. Celebration! · 2. One Two Three · 3. Follow Me · 4. THE NEVER ENDING STORY · 5. CANDY SMILE · 6. Gomennasai no Kissing You · 7. Kurukuru · 8. Diamond Only · 9. E.G. Anthem -WE ARE VENUS- · 10. Odoru Ponpokorin · 11. Highschool♡love · 12. Mr.Snowman · 13. Anniversary!! · 14. Dance Dance Dance · 15. Merry×Merry Xmas★ · 16. E.G. summer RIDER · 17. Pink Champagne · 18. Go! Go! Let's Go! · 19. Love ☆ Queen · 20. Kitakaze to Taiyou · 21. Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta · 22. Pain, pain · 23. Cinderella Fit
Digital Singles 1. Follow Me · 2. JUST IN LOVE · 3. Limited Collection · 4. Odoru Ponpokorin (TV Size) · 5. My Way · 6. Perfect World · 7. EG-ENERGY
DVD/Blu-ray Live Concerts 1. E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~ · 2. E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~
Concerts / Tours
Tours 1. COLORFUL LAND · 2. COLORFUL WORLD · 3. E.G. SMILE · 4. E.G.EVOLUTION · 5. E.G. 11
Concerts E-girls LIVE 2015 at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN
Concerts Featured In EXILE: EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~
EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TOWER OF WISH~ · EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~ · HiGH&LOW THE LIVE
E.G.family: E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
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