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Girls2 (ガールズガールズ; Stylized as Girls² and pronounced Girls Girls) are a Japanese girls performance group that debuted on June 26, 2019 from EXPG graduates. All members were main characters in the Girls x Heroine! series. Debuting with 8 members at first, Ran later joined the group in July 2019.

History

Pre-debut

On March 29, 2019 during magical2's Special Live in Osaka, a new girl group was announced. A video was shown to the audience which was later uploaded onto social media. It was revealed that four girls from magical2 would join along with the three (at the time) members of mirage2. Finally announcing the final member, Yuzuha from miracle2.

The video revealed that their debut song would be used as the opening theme song for the 3rd Girls x Heroine series, Secret x Heroine Phantomirage! They performed for the first time during that stage with 'It's Alright' as well as mirage2's Rock Paper Scissors. After the performance, the group performed Miracle2's debut song, Catch me. Misaki was also announced to be the leader of the group.

Fans wondered why only 8 members were in the group, and Yuki from magical2 as well as the four from miracle2 weren't participating. However, it was later clear that the girls were all still EXPG students which later they became graduates. All 8 girls were/are the main cast of each season of the Girls x Heroine series and members of their idol groups.

2019: Debut, New Member & 1st Mini-Album

Later, news also released that the girls2 members (except mirage2) were to be Oha Girls on the show OhaSuta called OhaGirl from Girls2 starting from April 1 with each girl taking a particular day of the week.

On June 26, 2019 Girls2 debuted with single 'It's Alright'.

In the show "Phantomirage", a new cast member was added called Seira Kureha who was played by Ran Ishii. Fans already knew she would join the idol group mirage2 but it was unknown if she would join Girls2.

On July 6, 2019, Ran was announced to be the newest member via social media. With the announcement of the new member, a mini-album was revealed to be released on October 30, 2019. The title track "Maybe Falling in Love (Mini-Album) (Koisuru Kamo)" was then used as the second opening of the show.

Just like magical2 who were Alvark Tokyo's cheer girls, Girls2 are currently the cheer girls for 2019-2020 season.[1][2]

A new sub unit was announced called Misaki Kurea from Girls2, where the duo released a digital single Friendship No.1 which was used as the ending theme for anime Puzzle & Dragons X.

2020: 2nd Mini-Album, Live Tour and Anime

On November 17, 2019 Girls2 announced that they will have a Live Tour called "Girls2 Live Tour 2020 ~Chuwapane~ from March 7 to June 28, 2020 in 8 towns in Japan. However, due to COVID-19, all of their performances from March to May were cancelled, including their release events for Chuwapane.

They were announced to provide the theme song "Guru Guru" for February 22, 2020 movie release "Movie Neko Neko the History of Japan ~Ryoma's Crazy Time Travel!~" (映画 ねこねこ日本​史 ~龍馬のはちゃめちゃタイムトラベルぜよ!~). It was also revealed on January 12 that Chuwapane is also the name of the title track for their 2nd mini-album where the title track which is also used as the 3rd opening for Phantomirage. To celebrate their first live tour, Girls2 are to hold a Girls2 Cafe available in Harajuku, Tokyo from March 20 until April 6.[3]

For the entire month of a march, Girls2 released a series of news through a project named "10 Made Todoke" (in reference to the Miracle2 song). A documentary about the success of Girls2 will air on TV Tokyo on March 22 and March 29 called "Girls2 ~The Miracle of 9~ which will be narrated by E-girls member, Nonoka Yamaguchi.[4]

On March 3, 2020 a Girls2 based anime "Girl School. ~St. Girls Square Academy~ was announced via OhaSuta. It will air on April 6 every Monday with Girls2 voicing their own characters, as well as providing the opening theme.[5] Girls2 will also make a cameo appearance in the live action 2020 of the manga "Kiss Him, Not Me" with the same name whilst also providing the theme song "What's the Point of Me Getting Popular".

Announced through OhaSuta on March 27, 2020, the four mirage2 members will join the OhaGirls, making all 9 Girls2 members part of the OhaSuta cast.

Due to the cancellation of their first live tour, a free live streaming event Girls2 Live Streaming Event ~Chuwapane! at home~ is to be held on July 12 instead.

Discography Girls2

Singles

Album

Mini-Albums

Digital Singles

Media

Filmography

  • Idol x Warrior Miracle Tunes (2017 - 2018) - Yuzuha
  • Magical x Heroine MagimajoPures (2018 - 2019) - Momoka, Misaki, Youka and Kurea
  • Secret x Heroine Phantomirage (2019 - 2020) - Minami, Kira, Toa and Ran
  • Oha Suta (April 2019 - March 2020) - Misaki, Yuzuha, Momoka, Kurea and Youka (Oha Girls)
  • NHK Education Television "E-dance Acadamy" (July 26, 2019)
  • Gathering in the Pokemon House (August 4, 2019) - Yuzuha & Misaki
  • Girls2 ~The Miracle of 9~ (March 22 & 29, 2020)
  • Oha Suta (April 2020 - present) - Minami, Kira, Toa and Ran (Oha Girls)
  • Sukkiri (April 2, 2020) - Guests

Radio

  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (April 28, 2019) - Momoka & Kurea
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (May 5, 2019) - Yuzuha & Misaki
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (June 9, 2019) - Misaki, Minami & Toa
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (June 16, 2019) - Minami & Toa
  • FM Okayama Ario Happy Saturday (September 28, 2019) - Yuzuha, Momoka, Misaki, Youka & Kurea
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (October 6, 2019) - Youka & Kira
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (October 13, 2019) - Yuzuha & Momoka
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (October 20, 2019) - Kira & Ran
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (December 8, 2019) - Kira & Ran
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (December 18, 2019) - Momoka & Kurea
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (February 16, 2020) - Youka & Toa
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (February 23, 2020) - Kurea & Kira
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (March 1, 2020) - Yuzuha & Ran
  • FM-NIIGATA "Swag" (March 6, 2020) - Yuzuha, Misaki, Youka and Kurea
  • FM Yokohama Radio Mashup (March 8, 2020) - Momoka, Misaki & Minami
  • JFN Keiretsu GENETALK (March 9, 2020) - Yuzuha & Kurea
  • Kiss FM KOBE "Kiss Music Presenter" (March 23, 2020) - Momoka, Kurea & Ran
  • Nippon Broadcast "GENERATIONS Hayato Komori's Good Laugh and Sleep" (March 23, 2020) - Misaki & Yuzuha
  • Nippon Broadcast "GENERATIONS Hayato Komori's Good Laugh and Sleep" (March 30, 2020) - Momoka & Minami

Magazine

  • Nikkan Sports Newspaper (August 15, 2019 - September 22, 2019) - Yuzuha, Misaki & Kurea
  • Monthly EXILE (November) - Misaki, Toa & Ran
  • Nikka Sports (December) - Youka, Kira & Ran
  • WEGO Magazine (March 2020) - Kira, Youka & Kurea
  • Top Yell NEO 2020SPRING (Spring 2020) - Yuzuha, Misaki, Youka and Kurea

 Stage

For full list check Girls2 Performances

Live Tour

WEB

  • BARKS (January 12, 2020) - Yuzuha, Toa, Misaki, Ran & Kurea (interview)
  • MIKAN (January 22, 2020) - Yuzuha, Toa, Misaki, Ran & Kurea (interview)
  • Real Sound (January 31, 2020) - Yuzuha, Toa, Misaki, Ran & Kurea (interview)
  • Real Sound (March 13, 2020) - Feature

Trivia

  1. Girls2 hold many similarities to their senior group, E-girls. Both are combination units that include "Girls" in their name.
  2. For the entirety of the Chuwapane promotions, the girls swapped colors temporarily. However, the color white was replaced with a darker green.
  3. Their name is in reference to the Girls x Heroine series and their iconic "²" groups.
  4. Though they initially debuted with 8 members, Ran has been a member of the group since the beginning.

References

  1. alvark-tokyo.jp Girls² ALVARK TOKYO Inauguration as "official cheering girls" & home opening war visit announcement! (September 2, 2019).
  2. tokyoheadlines.com Girls²がライブパフォーマンスで応援! Bリーグのアルバルク東京が2020年初勝利 (January 16, 2020).
  3. Girls2.jp 「Girls²カフェ ~チュワパネ!~」 が期間限定オープン!! (February 2, 2020).
  4. tv-tokyo.co.jp 9人のキセキ~ (March 1, 2020).
  5. garugaku.com GaruGaku (March 3, 2020).

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Documentaries Girls2 ~The Miracle of 9~
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