E.G.family is a project composed by artists and groups related to E-girls. The project was announced on June 5, 2017 and it effectively started on July 17, 2017.
E.G.family was previously a joint project of the groups Dream, Happiness and Flower which was named E-girls. With the evolution of the project, E-girls formally became a group and the brand E-girls became E.G.family. E.G.family is also the female side of the EXILE TRIBE.
Announcement by LDH JAPAN
| Thanks for your warm continuous support of E-girls.
We are here to announce that E-girls will be evolved into E.G.family.
Thanks to your support, "E-girls" has accumulated valuable experience and realized a lot of dreams in these 6 years.
What kind of team E-girls should become from now on, so that more people could enjoy their entertainment? What kind of entertainment should E-girls present? In order to address these matters, 19 members shared their dreams with each other. They also exchanged their ideas about how to make everyone's dream come true and how to make E-girls a better group.
In order to present better entertainment that more people could enjoy and to make everyone's dream come true, the E-girls members made a decision that they would carry out activities as E.G.family in the future.
LDH respects every member's will and will help them to realize their dreams.
Announcement by E.G.family
| In order for E-girls to shine in the future, we will tell you about the new structure known as "E.G.family", decided upon by the 19 members of E-girls.
In April 2011, the three groups of Dream, Happiness, and Flower gathered together and began as an entertainment project.
Thanks to everyone's warm support, we have been able to fulfill many drams, including a 3rd arena tour and our 4th consecutive appearance on Kouhaku.
Six years have passed since we began, and we talked about what to do to keep E-girls shining. As a result of multiple discussions with the 19 members, sharing each other’s dreams and respecting them, we decided to start a new organization.
The future "E-girls" will expand into a three dimensional artist group known as "E.G.family" and evolve as a girls entertainment project.
E.G.family includes seven artists: E-girls, Dream Ami, DANCE EARTH PARTY, Happiness, Flower, ShuuKaRen, and SudannaYuzuYully.
E-girls, which has been working as a "project" so far will start anew as one team of 11 members.
Everyone in E.G.family will use what has been gained in experience with E-girls so far, so that everyone's dreams will come true. And seeking a new glow, we will further evolve.
All the members will work with their full power so that the entertainment delivered by E.G.family will be better than ever.
Anticipate our new form of evolution, and we look forward to your continued support.
| Several announcements were also made regarding about the destiny the former E-girls members who left the group decided, E-girls Pyramid and more:
- Fujii Karen
- Suda Anna
- Washio Reina
- Bando Nozomi
- Sato Harumi
- Ishii Anna
- Yamaguchi Nonoka
- Takebe Yuzuna
- ShuuKaRen (July 17 - December 31, 2017)
- DANCE EARTH PARTY (July 17, 2017 - December 4, 2018)
- Flower (July 17, 2017 - September 30, 2019)
- Nakajima Mio (July 17, 2017 - December 31, 2019)
- Dream Aya (chief creative manager) (July 17, 2017 - January 31, 2020)
On December 31, Fujii Shuuka graduated from Flower and ShuuKaRen and retired from the entertainment industry due to to the symptoms of the cervical spinal disc herniation, that she got diagnosed with in October, becoming more severe. It was also announced that with her departure, ShuuKaRen would also end their activities as an unit as the group would only have Fujii Karen as remaining member. ShuuKaRen was removed from the E.G.family line-up on January 1, 2018.
On December 4, 2018, it was announced the E.G.family's first tour titled E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~. The tour included all members of the E.G.family line-up and went through from February 22 to May 25. A footage of the concert at NHK Hall was released on July 24.
On September 20, Flower member Nakajima Mio announced that she would retire from entertainment industry to start a new life path as she is pregnant and engaged to FC Machida Zelvia football player Togashi Cayman. As result, the group and staff went through repeated discussions and it was decided that the group would be disbanding at the end of the month. Aside Najakima, the remaining members will continue on the entertainment industry with Washio Reina, Bando Nozomi and Sato Harumi staying on E-girls.
On September 30, Flower officially disbanded and was removed from E.G.family line-up on October 1.
On December 22, at "Bessekai"'s release event, it was announced that E-girls will be disbanding at the end of 2020. With the announcement, it was revealed that after the disbandment, Bando Nozomi, Sato Harumi, Ishii Anna and Yamaguchi Nonoka will be focusing on their acting and modeling careers, SAYAKA, Kaede, Fujii Karen, YURINO and Suda Anna will be devoting full time to Happiness, who got a partnership with the American company 88rising with intentions of expanding the group worldwide, Washio Reina will be making solo debut as a singer, and Takebe Yuzuna will join a new unit formed with successful candidates of the world audition held by the DJ and LDH EUROPE's CEO Afrojack.
On December 31, Nakajima retired from entertainment industry and subsequently left E.G.family.
On January 1, Dream Aya announced that she would be working independently as a photographer and graphic designer outside of LDH. Despite her leaving, she will continue to produce fan club goods and newsletters for the agency as usual. Her contract ended on January 31 and she left E.G.family.
- [2019.07.24] E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
- [2019.02.22-2019.05.25] E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
- ↑ To everyone who always supports E-girls
- ↑ E-girls’ “E.G. Evolution” reveals several major announcements, including a line up change, releases, and new tour
- ↑ Dream Ayaを応援してくださる皆様へ