Side-Team (側チーム) is a Japanese girl group consisting of girls who failed previous idol group auditions,such as,Hello!Project auditions,AKB48 auditions,QUEEN-HART auditions,etc.It is the sister group of N Zero.
Side-Team was originally formed September 7,2010,under the Smile Pretty Productions (also known as SPP).The manager,Shiki,stated that the group's aim was for the girls "to make a comeback" after previously failing popular idol group auditions.Seven members were originally chosen to form the group.
Side-Team's "challenge" as a group were to sell their prized idol possesions (which would be later replaced),and the 3 girls who sold the most would be able to be the lead singers in Side-Team's debut single.The members who won the challenge were: Ashida Hiroko,Ekiguchi Mika & Kasamatsu Megumi.
November 7,Side-Team's debut single,Running Start! was released,and hit #5 on the Oricon Charts.The total single sales were 34,284 copies sold.
November 12,Side-Team's second generation auditions began,and ended November 26,2010.Two girls were chosen: Former Hello!Pro Kenshuusei member Kasahara Nori and Sai Shuu-K second generation auditionee, Maita Sora.
June 12,2011,third generation member Kudo Ryoko withdrew after being a member for only six months,making it the group's first withdrawl.
August 18,2012,the members recieved stage names.
First Generation (2010.09.07)Edit
- Captain Twilight (Ashida Hiroko)
- Sparkles (Kasamatsu Megumi)
- Bubbles (Kitagawa Rena)
Second Generation (2010.11.26)Edit
Third Generation (2010.12.28)Edit
- Sukichan (Sugihara Ami)
Fourth Generation (2011.08.19)Edit
- Eclipse (Tsubi Yumi)
- Diamond (Sugai Ria)
- May (Maetani Motono)
Fifth Generation (2013.08.02)Edit
- Sunshine (Akimoto Maria)
- Osakachan (Matano Sakiko)
- Ekiguchi Mika - Graduated July 14,2012
- Takashi Yori - Graduated July 14,2012
- Chunky (Utagawa Umeko) - Fired April 11,2013
- Kudo Ryoko - Withdrew June 12,2011
- [2010.11.07] Running Start!!
- [2010.12.28] Yasashii Rock (Gentle Rock)
- [2011.02.18] Fuwafuwa Pink! (Fluffy Pink!)
- [2011.07.19] Anata no Me o Toji (Close Your Eyes)
- [2011.10.01] Suiren Pad (Lily Pad)
- [2011.12.08] Arrow to Bow (Arrow and Bow)
- [2012.04.15] The Tokyo Spot!
- [2012.08.12] Anata wa Watashi ni Itta Uei (The Way He Told Me)
- [2012.11.09] Ryori Chou (Head Chef)
- [2013.04.04] Son Henjin! (That Weirdo!)
- [2013.08.12] Suki Suki Suki ~Watashi wa Kyou Torudo Joke!~ (I Love You I Love You I Love You ~The Joke I told today~)
- [2011.03.12] The Day we Met!!
- [2012.06.17] Hahaha x2
- [2013.10.28] Watashi wa Kyou Torudo Joke!
- All their singles reach the Top 10 on the Oricon Charts.
- They often have joint concerts with N Zero.
- Side-Team has their own concert hall located at the Studio Coast.It is upstairs,and has a capacity of 4,000 seats.