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Postby Menno » Sun May 29, 2011 4:34 am

Up-front's new umbrella group Upfront Girls/Up Up Girls (Temporary) アップフロントガールズ(仮), formed a unit called "UFZS", produced by Josei Jishin.

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http://jisin.jp/serial/%E9%9F%93%E6%B5% ... OVERS/3991

members are Sengoku Minami, Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Sekine Azusa, Arai Manami, Satou Ayano, and Saho Akari.
Spoiler: show
Saho Akari was added as a member during at their event
[youtube]md-FORwjl40[/youtube]
http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000069977

after the show backstage, AKARI SAHO! with the group
http://i.imgur.com/OQWU0.jpg

Upfront-Girls! show May 2011 digest, dancing and games etc on Sky Perfect Channel. one new episode every month
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g71GEBdWdB0
http://pigoo.jp/upfront/18637.html

Ustream channel : http://ustre.am/uZ3e
show every Monday

Upfront Girl's official blog
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http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls/

staff twitter
http://twitter.com/ufgirlstaff

Smileage staff usually posts pics of UFZS as well
http://twitpic.com/photos/Smileagestaff

Dj_Taba from Josei Jishin also posts updates about UFZS's activities
https://twitter.com/#!/djtaba

UFZS's producer says the decision has been made for them to debut. thats all he says

UFZS ついにデビュー決まる!
http://twitter.com/#!/DJtaba/status/62626035593777153


Apart of Sengoku and Akari, the remaining five formed a dance group called UFZS, produced by Josei Jishin. At the moment the group were called 'original K-Pop dance cover group' by its producer.

The group was initially planned to debut in a K-Pop dance cover event "DREAM ON! vol.2". But following the big earthquake in Japan, the event was canceled. Despite that, they are still looking for a chance to show their training result somewhere.
At UpFront Girls FC Event at 5/1 and 5/3 2011, the group finally had a chance to show their training to the audience. They perform 4Minutes's Hot Issue.

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on May 16th, Josei Jishin released a video on their YouTube official account in which they revealed that Minami and Akari have joined the dance group.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StXomjgeHZk

Josei Jishin video rehearsals of UFZS.

introduction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jicZTXTTLx0

Day 1 rehearsal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_XHXMeY6Lw

Day 2 rehearsal - 3 parts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2OY0GrrYEk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hKxnNzQMcA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9IMZEBZeKw

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Upfront Girls recently had a voting poll on Melodix to determine who can get a chance to perform on the show.
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/melodix/gekok ... umber.html

Melodix introduction video
[youtube]BAkmoELDaR8[/youtube]

UFgirls finished strong in second place. But due to system error, it was revealed that 6 idol groups will perform.

This time, due to the system error, an understanding of the vote tally cannot be done. As a result, it is decided that all 6 idol groups will do a performance.
We are sorry for the trouble caused.




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UFZS's performance of 4minute's Hot Issue was broadcast on Nico Nico live and also on youtube by Josei Jishin
[youtube]MM3Gf7F6lJQ[/youtube]

Nico Nico version - UFZS - Hot Issue dance cover + Sukichan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2iLqP5ktW4

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/6308/up1239.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6854/up1240.jpg

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because of popular demand from their previous event, UpFront Girls will have another event!
June 11th, three showings at Tokyo FM Hall.
http://www.up-fc.jp/helloproject/news_Info.php?id=2308

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Akari's first appearance on Upfront Girls Ustream May 17th.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XPddEs19J8 (in this clip, they don't say much for 10 minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gvprsr6sjA (the real show starts in this part)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZkLZYtX3sU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_iA1sjFxy8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGoodinD_uA

Akari introduces herself on the Upfront-Girls blog
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http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls/entry-10880502379.html

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as of right now, the girls are just doing ustream broadcast every week, appearances on dramas, stageplays and dance rehearsing on their free time (because of school - Mana, Akari). They are rehearsing a KARA song next, the song they'll be doing hasnt been announced yet. a lot of them are fans of K-pop and they been practicing how to speak korean.

it hasnt been confirmed yet, but they may appear to perform on the MNet Japan auditions show called "Super Star K" Kpop star search audition. because the Upfront's name is listed as one of the agencies here
http://www.mnetjapan.com/superstark3/

News:

New label
http://tower.jp/label/t-paletterecords


Discography

▼Original songs
01. Goin my ↑
02. Bare Bare I LOVE YOU
03. Rainbow
04. Uppercut!
05. Yuudachi! Through the Rainbow
06. Mecha Kyun♡Summer ('▽`)ノ
07. Cyalume
08. Namen na! Ashi Girls
09. Marble Hero
10. You’re the best
11. Ichiban Girls!
12. Sutorera! ~Straight Up!~
13. End Of The Season
14. Cherry to Milk
15. Kakko tsuke te ii desho!
16. Shooting Star
17. Burn the fire!!
18. Dateline
19. Beautiful Days!

▼Cover song
20. Onegai Miwaku No Target (original: Melon Kinenbi)

▼UFZS cover song (original:TENSI LOVE)
21. Cake House
22. SHINE

▼UFZS original song
23. Dream Girls
24. My Boy

Jidaigeki Shoujo Okukara song (recent TV performance on local TV show in Yokohama)
25. Mister no Otetsuki Jumpin'

list in Japanese:
Spoiler: show
▼アップアップガールズ(仮)のオリジナル曲
01. Goin my ↑
02. バレバレ I LOVE YOU
03. Rainbow
04. アッパーカット!
05. 夕立ち!スルー・ザ・レインボー
06. メチャキュン♡サマー ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
07. サイリウム
08. なめんな!アシガールズ
09. マーブルヒーロー
10. You’re the best
11. イチバンガールズ!
12. ストレラ!~Straight Up!~
13. End Of The Season
14. チェリーとミルク
15. カッコつけていいでしょ!
16. Shooting Star
17. Burn the fire!!
18. Dateline
19. Beautiful Days!
▼アップアップガールズ(仮)の持ち曲(オリジナル:メロン記念日)
20. お願い魅惑のターゲット
▼UFZSの持ち曲(オリジナル:TENSI LOVE)
21. Cake House
22. SHINE
▼UFZSのオリジナル曲
23. Dream Girls
24. My Boy
▼時代劇少女 奥カラ
25. ミスターのお手つきJumpin'
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS" / K-pop dance copy team

Postby boinsie » Sun May 29, 2011 5:51 am

I'm all for more groups, but... what's with the name? How in the world does UFZS stand for Up Front Girls? I guess because "ji" and ""zi" are transliterated as the same kana in Japanese (ジ)...?
It had better be a purposeful pun, then, and not just a screw-up. :lol:
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Sohee » Sun May 29, 2011 2:33 pm

Well. To be super picky about it:
ji/zhi - ジ
dji/dzhi - ヂ
and "girls" is ガールズ if anything so it still doesn't make sense. :lol:

Anyway.

It has Minami, Akari, Konatsu and Morisaki, so this group is relevant. 8D
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Sun May 29, 2011 2:54 pm

hopefully they reveal what it means when they hit it big.

^ yes. Akari and Ayano are relevant to me too.
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Sun May 29, 2011 3:43 pm

Melodix idol battle. they did things that generic idols do, do the cute idol act. i saw Sengoku do it, and it just didnt seem her thing to do. she is 20.

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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Sun May 29, 2011 8:20 pm

my two favorite girls appeared together on Ustream recording yesterday, unexpected. yea yuh
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15009486

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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Mon May 30, 2011 4:04 am

here is the Melodix Idol battle with UFZS. i hope UFZS would never have to act like this again.
[youtube]9-UNGV130Go[/youtube]
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Sohee » Mon May 30, 2011 4:20 am

Those outfits are hideous, really.
And I agree. Though more than them having to act immaturely, them having to be on a show with people like that is what makes the whole thing ridiculous and painful to watch.

Also, Manami is so not cute. Do something about her teeth and have her grow her hair out, please.
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby boinsie » Mon May 30, 2011 6:20 am

Is the UFZS girl that looks like a boy the same girl from the Up Front Charity event that looked like a boy?
This one~~>
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby SaebaRyo » Mon May 30, 2011 9:41 am

^ That's Kaneko Rie. Easy to tell since she is standing between 2 other Eggs (Nanami & Sayuki).
The one you're thinking of is Arai Manami. This is her at the event.
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Chatin » Mon May 30, 2011 11:48 am

I love Sengoku. Her experience in OnGatas puts her leagues ahead of the rest of these indie idol girls as far as idol charisma goes. Man, someone needed to get a serious dentistry team on that Melodix episode.
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:56 am

episode #3 of Upfront Girls preview clip.
[youtube]k4ULnC6YyaM[/youtube]
http://pigoo.jp/upfront/19148.html
http://pigoo.jp/upfront/18637.html

i wish someone could pay for the full episodes.
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:12 am

UFZS members start appearing in UpToBoy magazine starting this month. each member will have interview and closeup photos.
http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls-news/ent ... 07037.html
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:33 am

new UFZS dance rehearsal video from Josei Jishin

first look at 7nin UFZS. its become alot busier in the room. They will be performing KARA's After School
[youtube]ZkKJAWfLzW4[/youtube]

also in the video, annoucement by their producer DJ_taba, confirms their appearance at SUPER STAR K 3! This is their big break!

it hasnt been confirmed yet, but they may appear to perform on the MNet Japan auditions show called "Super Star K" Kpop star search audition. because the Upfront's name is listed as one of the agencies here
http://www.mnetjapan.com/superstark3/
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:44 am

on 6/5, UFZS will appear at the "KPOP CHUDOKU Party vol.7" at club axxcis in Shinjuku around 3:30pm

DJtaba:
6月5日UFZSが本気の武者修行!Kpop 中毒祭 vol.7 6/513:00~21:00 club axxcis @新宿。UFZSの出演は15:30頃~。入場の際はUFZSと一言。満員の場合は、ごめんなさい。
http://ameblo.jp/k-popsai/
http://twitter.com/DJtaba/status/76685705052557312
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:22 am

here is new rehearsal video of just the original 5 members preparing for the 6/5 event. They'll be doing their 4 minute dance which didnt have Sengoku or Akari.
[youtube]ly_5HrXiKCM[/youtube]
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Sohee » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:56 am

Konatsu :love: :love:
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:31 am

today on Ustream, all members appeared. They revealed their member colors.
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15205240

Sengoku is Red
http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls/theme-10035068527.html

Konatsu is Pink
http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls/theme-10035068537.html

Sekki is Orange
http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls/entry-10915704988.html

Maana is Blue
http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls/theme-10035068579.html

Ayano is purple
http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls/theme-10035068584.html

Akari is yellow
http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls/theme-10036511061.html

MoriSaki - Green
http://ameblo.jp/upfront-girls/entry-10915492478.html

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一番 こなつちゃん ピンク
二番 みぃこ 赤
三番 あやのん ムラサキ
四番 まぁな☆ 青
五番 アカリ 黄色
六番 もりてぃ 緑
七番 せっきー オレンジ
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Sohee » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:13 am

So much easier for memorizing, awesome! :D

Red, Pink, Yellow and Green is :heart:
Orange and purple are still growing on me though they can show off damn well.
Blue has a lot of work to do.
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Re: Upfront Girls unit "UFZS"

Postby Amped » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:23 pm

a fan tweeted the staff about colors, and the staff responded by giving them colors. :D
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