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KiraKira Moe Show

June 11, 2012

OKAY.

So here is a post about a local idol group from Texas.

They have a very special place in my heart because, well…

THEY’RE MINE.

Yes!  I am the director of an idol group!

CRAZY, RIGHT!?

Today is our second anniversary so I decided it was a good time to tell y’all about it.  ^–^

So here’s a brief history of the group.

The KiraKira Moe Show started out in May of 2010 with five members.  Kaya (yours truly), Miyuki, Hotaru, TwoDee, and Hikaru.  We started out as a maid cafe because we thought that would be an easier way to get our foot in the door, since the maid cafe boom had started to hit the J-Fandom in the US.  Since I’m a theatre major, I’ve had some dance experience and had performed onstage before.  The other girls had not.  It was very nervewracking for them to just learn a few dances at this point in time, but watching them actually get out there and dance made me very proud.   Our first event was a 20 minute dance show at a 1 day anime convention sponsored by the Austin Public Library.  You can see TwoDee, Hotaru, and Kaya dancing Buono’s “Kokoro no Tamago” at that event below.

Our next event was Austin’s biggest anime convention, Ikkicon.  We had a full scale maid cafe this time, with food and everything.  We had also gained a few more members:  Aiko, Nami, Keiko, Natsume, Momo, and Rin.  Our member count was up to 11.

Since the original five had now done at least one stage performance, they were able to help the others to build up the courage to perform.  At the event, we were praised for being very polite and well organized, as well as being super cute!

You can see an original choreographed dance to the opening of Kaichou wa Maid-sama, “My Secret” from Ikkicon V below.

Two months later, we decided to venture where no idol has gone before:  A SCI-FI CONVENTION.  This convention is called All-Con, and it is held in Dallas Texas every march.  It has a little bit of everything, sci-fi, steampunk, comics, and just a sprinkle of anime.  No one at All-Con knew what in the hell an idol was, but we have a lot of sci fi fans in KKMS, so we decided to dive in head first.

No new members were added at this time, so we had more time together to bond and strengthen our performances.  To our surprise, the show at All-Con actually went quite well, and we were asked to return the following year.

Below you can see the All-Con 2011 team dancing to “Shinjin Meido wa Mune Mune Kyun.”  This was the first performance where I saw DRASTIC improvement in my girls.  Our timing with each other was so much better!

After All-Con, the cycle started again with our second Yomicon, and from there we gained our current Dance Captain, Mayu.  During our rehearsal process for Anime Overload III, we gained a few more members as well.  Chouko, Usagi, and our first boy, Takao!  Takao had been our webmaster since we started, but he wanted to try out hosting in the cafe.  Our female fans definitely appreciated it!

Our member count was then up to 14.

Anime Overload was a bit of a rollercoaster, since I was pulled out of the cafe for a day to judge the karaoke contest, so there is no dance footage.  But, after Anime Overload, we added even more members!  Sakura, Hazel, and Banni.  Member count was then 17.

We went through our Ikkicon with relative ease, and I started to feel that we were more cohesive as a group.  We were all working together to give the best shows, even though we were rehearsing in a cramped, dark room at my house.  After Ikkicon had passed, I decided to scout some more members.  During the spring scouting (which none of my girls knew about), I found six people.  I surprised my girls a la Tsunku via Facebook.  The new members were Ponnchi, Hina, Sachi, Mamoru, Takato, and Karasu.

Hina and Sachi participated in our First Full (1hour) dance concert at All-Con 2012, part one of which you can see below:

That made 23 members.  We now had four boys and 19 girls.

Although, with adding new members, some members must be dropped.

Miyuki announced her graduation to me in March, but I waited until a few weeks ago to announce it publicly.  She is focusing on her studies right now and is currently in France filming a documentary.  It saddened me that we couldn’t give her a proper sendoff with a graduation concert, but France was calling her.

We are now chugging along with 22 members and are getting ready for our next event!

This past Friday, we just finished our third Yomicon.  I’m still editing footage from the performance, but if you want to see a silly Vlog that Keiko and I did, please check out our YouTube Channel!

KiraKira Moe Show YouTube Channel!

This coming Friday, we will be going off to Houston to do a maid cafe and performance at Delta H Con, which is a video game convention!

I know this is a lot to swallow in one post, but I had been conflicted on whether to combine my wota and idol selves…BUT DAMMIT I DID IT.

I hope y’all will support me and the KiraKira Moe Show, and that you will get to know my girls, because they are all wonderful…and I’m sure they’re probably crazier than any other idols you’ve seen. XDDD

Keiko and I have decided that we’re the derpiest idols on the planet.

But that’s okay!  It makes us more down to earth, right?

ANYWAY, you can also find us on Facebook, Tumblr, and Deviantart.

Come be a Starshine, we have cookies! 8D (And cake and tea and omurice, etc.)

I’ll be profiling my girls on here one by one and I’ll get them all done eventually. XDDD

BUT I will still keep posting about other J and Kpop idols, since that’s what the main purpose of this blog is.

Also, if anyone would like to join me, I’ll be holding a special live tonight at 7pm CST on my BlogTV account celebrating our 2nd anniversary!  I’ll be talking about my thoughts on the AKB senbatsu, Delta H Con, The Tony Awards, and I’ll be singing some songs too!

Come see meeeeeee! ❤

Love y’all, and keep on wota-ing! ❤

EDIT:  OH MY GOD THIS IS MY 100TH POST!  HOW EFFIN PERFECT IS THAT?!

I’ll have to do a special picspam tomorrow to celebrate! 8D