MONSTER IDOL was a reality "survival" television series airing from November 6th to December 18th, 2019, as a segment on the TBS variety show, Suiyobi no Downtown (Wednesday's Downtown). The series was filmed sometime in August, and documents an audition process for the WACK unit, MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN, in a similar vein to other idol survival shows such as Produce 101 and ASAYAN.
Watanabe Junnosuke appears in the series as a mentor. WAgg member Hanaemonster and former BiS member Zuzu Death also feature in the series, as well as several runners-up from the WACK AUDiTiON CAMP 2019.
The sypnosis of the series involves variety show comedian Kuro-chan, as he assumes the role of an "idol producer" with Watanabe, during an audition for a new WACK unit. Throughout the course of the selection period, Kuro-chan also attempts to establish a romantic relationship with competitors in the audition.
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Past Contestants Edit
- Yuzu (Eliminated episode 1)
- Natsuko (Eliminated episode 1)
- Ryo (Eliminated episode 1)
- Yuri (Eliminated episode 1)
- Marika (Eliminated episode 1)
- Sumire (Eliminated episode 1)
- Akane (Eliminated episode 1)
- Risa (Eliminated episode 1)
- Kana (Eliminated episode 2)
- Misuzu (Eliminated episode 3)
- Hinata (Eliminated episode 4)
- Kaede (Eliminated episode 5)
|Episode No.||Episode Sypnosis||Eliminations|
|#1||An introduction to the audition process, and interviews with finalists.||Yuzu, Natsuko, Ryo, Yuri, Marika, Sumire, Akane, Risa|
|#2||The remaining eight competitors go to Okinawa to take part in a gravure (swimsuit) modeling challenge.||Kana|
|#3||Aina The End makes a guest appearance to teach singing and dancing to the contestants. Matsukuma Kenta writes the group's debut song. Aika is revealed as a spy trying to sabotage Kuro-chan and Nao's relationship.||Misuzu|
|#4||Kuro-chan writes the lyrics to the group's debut song and starts bullying the remaining finalists.||Hinata|
|#5||In a special hour-long broadcast, the group's name, debut song and final lineup is announced.|
- First Summer Uika appeared as a guest on the episode of Downtown that included the first episode of MONSTER IDOL. As a result, she is shown reacting to the events throughout the first episode, despite not actually taking part in the audition itself.
- Kika Front Frontale tweeted about the series warning viewers not to believe everything they see before deleting it after an hour