“Idols representing Japan, go to the world!”
With these feelings started the idol tournament Tokyo Candoll back in 2015. After the success of the first three editions, it is back to be held for the fourth time in 2018. The tournament’s winner is rewarded with the chance to perform on the live stage at Japan Expo. The tournament will be held as a battle where the votes of idol fans who come to the venues will decide who will be the new generation of idols to represent Japan.
There's some new feature for this year's contest as selections are no longer limited to Kanto but will also take place in Kansai and Kyushu.
Japan Expo, partner of the event, will follow the contest, to introduce the groups in the run until the announcement of the winning artist or group on April 22. Follow the news on our website to discover new idols and find out who will win Tokyo Candoll 2018!
- Feb. 15 – Mar. 19: first selections
- Mar. 23 – Apr. 4: quarter finals
- Apr. 6 – 18: semi-finals
- Mar. 25 – 31: first selections
- Apr. 1st: quarter finals
- Apr. 8: semi-finals
- Apr. 2 – 5: first selections
- Apr. 7: quarter finals
- Apr. 15: semi-finals
Apr. 22: the finals!
quarter finals in kanto
45 bands and artists have reached the semi-finals in Kanto, and will be facing each other again to advance to the finals from 6 to 18 April. Discover the running contestants in the picture above, and get ready to know the names of Kyushu and Kansai's semi-finalists within the next few days!
Kanto's semi-finalists are : 『inkeyoops』, Aika Ito, andmore, Ange☆Reve, another3cm, Aphrodite, BANZAI JAPAN, bisyojo densetsu, caprice, Chubbiness, CION, EMOP, G☆Girls, GracoRex, Hananoiro Limited, ittle☆os, iwi, JAPON, Jekyll and Hyde, Jumps, KAGUYA, KANSYAKUNOHINA, KIMI NI TORITSUKITAI, Kimiiro Project, kimitobokutokidokimelancholic, Kyueens, LAST QUESTION, Li-V-RAVE, LOVE JAMMIN’, majibanch, Majo-pichu, Non-Sugar, Nyan 7, otakunation, Parallel World, Princess♡Time, Q-pitch, Ryo Obara, Saitou Rena, Sheer Cheer, TOKYO CLEAR'S, WHiTE BEACH, xoxo(Kiss&Hug) EXTREME, YANCHANGAKUEN MUSIC CLUB, and YANDOLL
Past Tokyo Candoll winners
Luce Twinkle Wink☆ had one the very first edition of Tokyo Candoll. The group is made of five girls: Saki FUKASAWA, Saori ITAYAMA, Yukino USAMI, Kaho HIGAKI, and Megumi NISHIKIORI. After their victory and performance at Japan Expo, they made their debut in Nov. 2015 with Universal Entertainment Japan. They continue their idol career and also sing anison covers.
Tokyo Candoll 2016 - Finals
Yuigadokuson succeeded Luce Twinkle Wink☆. The group is made of three members: Mai IWASAKI, Yuho KIDO, Sakura TOKOTSUME, brought together around the same message "Love yourself and live in peace with yourself." In July 2017, they released the single Mugenhouyou / NeveR-END.
notall - Japan Expo 18e Impact
Last year’s winners were notall, a group made of four members: Haruka SATO, Chiko WATANABE, Narumi KATASE, and Reina TASAKI. Everyone can be part of the group’s evolution via social media and contribute to the group’s name, nickname, logo, songs, costumes, goodies, etc. notall made their debut in June 2014 and have collaborated with producers from eight different countries, with about 40.000 proposals. They have released a single with the major Universal in April 2017, Kapipara Jisoku 50km/ Kimini DA-DA-DAN which ranked 11th in the Oricon chart.
Follow Tokyo Candoll on www.tokyocandoll.com