Sakura Gakuin News 2017


Sakura Gakuin announce "Street Performance Lesson" Open Class!

Sakura Gakuin have announced a new open class! "Street Performance Lesson" will take place in September at Hamagin Hall Via Amare in Yokohama as usual, find more details of the event below! 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce "Sakura Gakuin Festival 2017" on November 18 & 19!

Sakura Gakuin announced during their performances at Tokyo Idol Festival 2017 the next "Sakura Gakuin FEstival 2017" which will take place in November! Find more details below. 

 

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Photos: 2017.08.05.06 - Sakura Gakuin at Tokyo Idol Festival 2017

Sakura Gakuin performed at Tokyo Idol Festival 2017 on August 5 and August 6. The girls played at Hot Stage, Sky Stage and also at the Idol Summer Jamboree 2017 meeting many artists and Idols! Photos below courtesy of Sakura Gakuin Official, iPex and Natalie Music

 

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Kentaro Sakamoto talk Minipati, BABYMETAL, Yui & Moa on "Professor Sakamoto's Game Music Bar"

Pianist Kentaro Sakamoto, better known as Professor Sakamoto speaks about Minipati, BABYMETAL and Yui and Moa as he performs one of the most popular Minipati songs! Read and listen what Sakamoto said about the girls in this post below! 

 

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Natalie's report: Aiko Yamaide performs first piano Original Song "Taisetsuna Kimi E" at "Happy Ice Cream"

Sakura Gakuin 2017 Nendo Students Council President Aiko Yamaide debuted live performing piano songs at "Happy Ice Cream" player her first original song! Make sure to read Natalie's report in the following post. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce "Reading Lesson" Open Class on August 13!

Sakura Gakuin have announce a new activity for Sakura Gakuin 2017 students. "Reading Lesson" Open Class will take place on August 13! Find more details below.

 

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Sakura Gakuin media appearances in June 2017 feature VDC, BRODY & more!

Sakura Gakuin have published in their official Website a list of media appearances in June 2017, make sure to check the details below! 

 

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Natalie Music report: Perfume x Sakura Gakuin Amuse Fes Collaboration

Sakura Gakuin performed at Amuse Fes, their biggest stage so far for the group as they appeared this Sunday along with other 9 Amuse artists. Sakura Gakuin also appeared during Perfume's stage to support the performance during "Spending All My Time". Read Natalie's report translated and photos from the festival! 

 

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VDC Tokyo Report: Miku Tanaka wins "Sakura Gakuin 2017, Transfer Students Orientation" Contest

Vocal Dance Collection Magazine released a live report about Sakura Gakuin's "Transfer Students Orientation" Open Class which took place on May 20 in Yokohama. The report features Miku Tanaka one of the new students winner of the contents. Read the report translated plus photos below! 

 

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Oricon report: Sakura Gakuin transfered students Miku Tanaka & Miki Yagi, 7th generation President Aiko Yamaide

Oricon Style live report from Sakura Gakuin 2017 Transference Ceremony at Ebisu The Garden Hall in Tokyo where the new transfered students Miku Tanaka and Miki Yagi were introduced and the new Students Council President was announced, Aiko Yamaide! Check the report translated and photos below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin 2017 announce "Transfer Students Orientation" Open Class!

Sakura Gakuin announced the annual first open class of the year to receive the new students "Transfer Students Orientation" which will take place on May 20. Check details below. 

 

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Release information announced on Sakura Gakuin "The Road To Graduation 2016 - Yakusoku"

Sakura Gakuin have announced the details for their 7th Live Video "The Road To Graduation 2016 - Yakusoku" which will be released on July 7. Check more details below. 

 

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Tokyo Sports: Sakura Gakuin drawing attention thanks to Graduantes & BABYMETAL?

Tokyo Sports published an article about Sakura Gakuin 2017 members featuring impressions of Miku Tanaka and Miki Yagi. The article also focus on Sakura Gakuin's popularity thanks to the Graduates Airi Matsui, Ayaka Miyoshi and also BABYMETAL. Read the article translated below. 

 

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Report: Sakura Gakuin 2017 Nendo Transference In Ceremony introduce Students President & new members!

At the Ebisu The Garden Hall took place a new Sakura Gakuin Transference In Ceremony to introduce the new Students Council President and new members of the group! In the following report, president & functions, new members, setlist of the show and highlighted tweets from Graduates! 

 

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Mirena Kurosawa last diary in Sakura Gakuin, 3 parts diary dedicated to 2016 Nendo students

Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo graduate Mirena Kurosawa published her last diary in Sakura Gakuin as she graduated on March 25. Her last diary is divided in 3 parts as she decided to write about each student. The first part is dedicated to Elementary School members, the second to 1st Grade Middle School members and the last part dedicated 2nd Grade Middle School students and future 2017 Nendo graduates Aiko, Megumi and Momoko. Diary translated below. 

 

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Sara Kurashima last diary as Sakura Gakuin student: "I'm so glad I joined Sakura Gakuin"

Sara Kurashima wrote her last diary as Sakura Gakuin student. Sara graduated on March 25. She thanks fans (Fukei), graduates, students and staff. She also writes about her experiences as Sakura Gakuin student and later Students Council President. Diary translated and photos below!

 

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Mantan Web: Kurashima & Kurosawa last event wearing uniform at Graduation Photobok release

Mantan Web report from Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa las event as Sakura Gakuin members at Shosen Tower to release their Graduation Photobook! The girls held a photoshoot, press conference and meet & greet with fans! Read a summary of the press conference translated below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announced Sakura Gakuin 2017 Nendo Transference Ceremony on May 7!

Sakura Gakuin announced the first event for Sakura Gakuin 2017 Nendo where new students will join the school and the Students Council President will be decided. The event will take place in May, read more details and message translated below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin students impressions on LoGiRL's finale

Sakura Gakuin students shared their impressions about the last Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL. LoGiRL announced the end of all activities by the end of the month of March 2017. The girls without Sara and Mirena who graduated on Saturday March 25 shared their impressions about the 3 seasons. 

 

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Excite Japan: Perfume's Nocchi praises Sakura Gakuin, "You can quickly get into it!"

Perfume member Nocchi held a brief interview with Excite Japan about Sakura Gakuin after their latest Graduation Event on March 25 when Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa graduated. She attended to the ceremony and took a photo with them. Read the article translated below. 

 

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Watch Sakura Gakuin final episode on #LoGiRL, March 27

A new Monday a new Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL of TV Asahi. Today marks the last episode of Sakura Gakuin on LoGiRL since LoGiRL comes to an end on March 31. This week's episode features all Sakura Gakuin 2016 students without the recent graduates Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa! Watch the last episode below!

 

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Natalie report: Sakura Gakuin "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final"

Natalie Music report about Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo last event, the Graduation Ceremony for Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa took place at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo on March 25. Read the emotional report translated and check the beautiful photos below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce goods for 2016 Nendo last event, "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final"

Sakura Gakuin have announced the details for the goods to be sold at the last event of 2016 Nendo, "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final" on March 25 where Sara and Mirena will graduate. Read more details below.

 

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Gravure The Television live report Sakura Gakuin at Tsutaya O-East, Sara & Mirena dream to become actresses

Gravure The Television live report from Sakura Gakuin's latest performance at Tsutaya O-East for "The Road To Graduation 2016, Houkago Anthology Let's Standing", an all standing performance. Read the report translated and check the album of photos below!

 

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Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Graduation Photobook launch party announced!

Sakura Gakuin announced the details of Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Photobook Graduation launch party at Shosen 7F Event Hall on April 1. Fukei will have the chance to meet & greet the graduates! Find more details below. 

 

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Idol Scheduler live report on Sakura Gakuin's annual "Archaeology Of The Song"

Sakura Gakuin held their last Open Class of 2016 Nendo. The annual "Archaeology Of The Song" Open Class took place at Hamagin Hall Via Mare in Kanagawa. The girls performed their songs acappella with a special presentantion introducing the meaning, roots and lyrics of the song. Read the report and photos below!

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin episode on #LoGiRL, March 13

New Monday, new Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL. Special episode this week as marks the last episode with the 3rd Graders Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa before their graduation on March 25! All Sakura Gakuin 2016 students present on today's episode! Watch below.

 

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Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo "Sword Dacing 2" Official Photo Set

Sakura Gakuin 2016 held the first Open Class of 2017 "Sword Dancing 2" at Hamagin Hall Via Mare on January 21. This was the second time in Sakura Gakuin that "Sword Dancing" was held. Check the scans of the official photo set! 

 

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Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Graduation Photobook release & event information

Sakura Gakuin announces release information and release event of Sakura Gakuin Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Photobook! The girls will graduate on March 25 (Saturday). Find more details about photobook release and release event below. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin episode on #LoGiRL, March 6

New Monday, new Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL. This week featuring Mirena Kurosawa, Marin Hidaka, Maaya Asou and Aiko Yamaide along with Mori-Sensei! Another episode full of energy and with the new CD! Watch the episode below. 

 

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HOTWAVE Staff tweets funny story about Moa Kikuchi getting Teletama kun hat with pocket money

HOTWAVE Staff tweets tell a funny story from Sakura Gakuin era when Moa Kikuchi bought a Teletama kun hat with pocket money! In addition, Moa shared a small photo wearing the Teletama kun hat in one of her last diaries in Sakura Gakuin. Check the story below!

 

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Sakura Gakuin band members & composers impressions on 2016 Album "Yakusoku"

New Sakura Gakuin band members wrote special messages after the release of Sakura Gakuin's 7th Studio Album "Yakusoku". The band members composed and re-recorded some of the most popular songs of the group. Read their messages translated below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin on Japanese Station from Indonesia, their first international interview!

Sakura Gakuin was interviewed in December by Indonesian site Japanese Station to talk about the concept of Sakura Gakuin, their favorite experiences, favorite songs, recommend songs and their stay in the school. This interview was also their first international interview of the group in 7 years! Read the interview translated below. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin episode on #LoGiRL, February 27

New monday, new Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL as they appear with a new Sensei in charge of MC! Sara-Sensei! Sara Kurashima takes Mori-Sensei's place as he appears as Mori-Kun! Get ready for a very special episode! Watch below. 

 

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Minipati x Tower Records Cafe Collaboration + "No Music, No Idol?" Graduation Posters announced

To celebrate the release of their new Album "Yakusoku" and Graduation Event in March Sakura Gakuin sub-unit Minipati announced a new collaboration with Tower Records Cafe. In addition Sakura Gakuin annnounced the Tower Records Graduation Posters with Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa and all members. Find more details below. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin episode on #LoGiRL, February 20

New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL! This time 5 members are featured on this episode! Tsugumi takes the lead as she is followed by Momoe, Yuzumi, Sara and Mirena! Very energetic program where the girls think about ideas to celebrate LoGiRL before it ends in March! Watch the episode below. 

 

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Aiko Yamaide interviews Sakura Gakuin's tutor Mori-Sensei!

Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo Vice President Aiko Yamaide published in 2 separate diaries a very extensive interview with Sakura Gakuin Tutor, Mori-Sensei! Very nice interview to help Fukei-san to learn more about Mori Hayashi including some thoughts from Aiko about Mori's answers! Read both diaries translated below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce media appearances in February & March 2016

Sakura Gakuin announced media activities in TV, Megazines and Websites during February and March 2016 in order to promote the upcoming release of "Yakusoku" and "The Road To Graduation". Read more below. 

 

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Oricon Live Report: Sakura Gakuin became a Valentine's gift full of happiness

Oricon Style live report from Sakura Gakuin's "The Road To Graduation 2016, Happy Valentine" at Akaska BLITZ where they celebrated Mori-Sensei's 39th birthday performing "Koi"! Read Oricon's report translated with albums of photos by Idol Scheduler and Natalie below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce ending of #LoGiRL programs in March 2017 in the new episode, February 13

New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL, this week lead by Soyoka Yoshida followed by Sara Kurashima, Mirena Kurosawa and Momoko Okazaki along with the awesome Mori-Sensei who yesterday turned 39 years old! Watch the episode below with important announcements! 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, February 6

New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL, this week featuring Sara Kurashima in the lead followed by Yuzumi, Aiko and Kano along with Mori-Sensei! Another program with announcements! Watch the full episode below! 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, January 30!

New Sakura Gakuin episode on LoGiRL this week with Tsugumi, Megumi, Momoko and Sara along with Mori-Sensei! Many activities and also Album Covers for "Yakusoku" revealed! For more details (read here), or just watch the episode below! 

 

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Aiko Yamaide's diary about Christmas Eve date with Yui Mizuno

Sakura Gakuin 2016 student Aiko Yamaide new diary on Sakura Gakuin about her date with Yui Mizuno on Christmas Eve including three beautiful photos! Yui wearing once again an Ariana Grande's T-shirt! Read the diary translated below. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, January 23

New Sakura Gakuin program on LoGiRL, this week Momoe, Marin, Maaya, and Mirena fill the studio seats of TV Asahi today along with the always awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the full episode below. 

 

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Gravure The Television report on Sakura Gakuin "Sword Dancing" & "Improvisation" Open Classes

Sakura Gakuin Open Classes were featured on Gravure The Television website with a live report focused in both classes but mostly in the second the "Improvisation Open Class". Find the report translated and photos by Natalie.mu below! 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce last Open Class of 2016 Nendo, "Archaeology Of The Song" in March

Sakura Gakuin announced the last Open Class of 2016 Nendo, the usual "Archaeology Of The Song" will take place on March 12. Find more details below.

 

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"Helmet Wearing Squad" Sara & Mirena at closing ceremony of Helmet & Bicycle Safety in Tokyo

Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo leaders Sara Kurashima and Mirena Kurosawa attended to the closing ceremony of Helmet & Bicycle Safety at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building to represent Sakura Gakuin's support. Read more about it below. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, January 16

New Sakura Gakuin episode LoGiRL of TV Asahi. This week fill the chairs Soyo, Yuzumi, Momoko and Students President Sara along with the awesome Mori-Sensei! Watch the full episode below. 

 

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Gravure The Television: Sakura Gakuin starts "Carta" Web Program

Gravure The Television article about the new Sakura Gakuin project, "Carta" Web Programs on Chuun. The project will feature 12 online episodes with Sakura Gakuin 2016 students lead by Mitsuru Kuramoto, details below. 

 

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Soyoka Yoshida reveals message from Yui Mizuno to students before Sakura Gakuin Festival 2016

Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo student Soyoka Yoshida new diary reveals a message from Yui Mizuno to students before the performances at Sakura Gakuin Festival 2016. Yui sent a message to encourage the girls before the important shows last year. 

 

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Watch the new Sakura Gakuin program on #LoGiRL, January 9

Sakura Gakuin is back on LoGiRL as the show returns after the holidays break! This week, Kano, Megu, Aiko and Mirena take the seats along with the always great Mori-Sensei! The return featured a big announcement! Watch the episode below! 

 

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Sara Kurashima & Mirena Kurosawa Graduation Interview on Tower Revo on March 5

Sakura Gakuin 2016 students to Graduate Sara Kurashima Students Council President and Mirena Kurosawa MC Chairman will be interviewed on Tower Revo in the usual "Graduation Interview". Read more details below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin to release their 7th Studio Album "Yakusoku" on March 3!

Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo announced the release of the 7th Studio Album of the group which will be called "Yakusoku"! The release set on March 3 will feature 3 different editions, check more details below. 

 

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Sakura Gakuin announce "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final" on March 25!

First day of the new year, first announcement from Sakura Gakuin! Sakura Gakuin announce the event details for "The Road To Graduation 2016 Final" which will take place on March 25. Find more details below. 

 

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