ALL-female Japanese pop group Starmarie recently announced their first solo concert scheduled on May 2 in Manila. A first for any Japanese idol group, they will perform more than 17 songs at the Movie Stars Cafe at Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
The idol group’s Manila concert is part of Starmarie’s Asia One Man Tour 2015 that will begin in Japan in March, head to Taiwan in April, and return to Japan in May.
Starmarie members Nozomi Kishita, Shino Takamori, Matsuzaki Hiroka, Nakane Motoko, and Watanabe Kaede were introduced to Filipino fans during the Best of Anime convention last year.
Earlier released on iTunes, their debut single, “Who Killed Circus,” was made available on Dec. 3 and quickly climbed to become the second ranking of the Oricon indies weekly chart covering Dec.1 to 7. This was quickly followed by the release of two other singles, “The Ball of Midnight Rhapsody,” and “The remaining 124 days of Cinderella.”
On its eighth year, Starmarie aims to reach more fans through their music. “Our fans have continued to ask us when our music will go on sale and when we will rise to the top of the charts. Therefore, our goals this year are to make our music more available and rise in popularity both in Japan and overseas. This is the year Starmarie will realize its dreams!” said the group.
Starmarie is known for their ‘death’ songs or sad and dark songs with an uptempo beat. During live performances, the Japanese pop group dances and sings while wearing Lolita fashion or stylized Japanese kimono.