HO6LA (prounounced "Homura") is a Japanese idol unit produced by first-generation BiS member, Ichigo Rinahamu. It includes another former BiS member, Pan Luna Leafy, of its second generation, as well as ex-PIGGS member, Hachimitsu Umi.
On April 17th, 2021, Yokoyama Rina announced that she would be producing a new idol unit. In a teaser video for the group, Pan Luna Leafy was shown as a member. Auditions for additional members opened the same day, with a deadline of May 2nd. Following the deadline, each step of the audition was made public, as, in a similar vein to the Project WACK-Chin Audition, participants took part in challenges over Twitter, such as covering CY8ER's Summer, and being subject to popularity votes from fans. The audition culminated in the final 15 chosen competetors taking part in a 24-hour nonstop training camp. Footage from the camp was delivered to YouTube in weekly episodes on ICIGOSTYLE's YouTube channel.
On August 18th, the official line-up was revealed, along with the groups name, HO6LA. Among the starting line-up was Pan Luna Leafy, Hachimitsu Umi (ex-PIGGS), Kusunoki Roa, Wannyan Circuit DX!, Emiru and Wazurai. With the group now complete, HO6LA announced their first performance would take place at Shibya WOMB on September 12th.
During HO6LA's debut performance, they announced their first single, Pirikarira, to be released on October 26th.
- [2021.10.26] Pirikarira
- Despite involvement from two former BiS members, neither Rina nor Pan were ever in the group at the same time.
- Has the involvement of two BiS members across two generations.
- Rikochi F auditioned for the group under the name "Cure Rikochi", but failed to make the final 15.
- Half of the members, as well as their producer, had previously been included on a recording with Pour Lui; Pan Luna and Rina were both in BiS while she was a member, Umi released music as part of PIGGS, and Roa was included on an album that also featured Lui as a vocalist.