WACK Egg, WACK Trainees
WAgg (WACK Egg) is the official trainee unit of WACK. The purpose of the unit is to train young girls with the intention of eventually debuting as part of a WACK group.
WAgg mostly performs covers of tracks by other WACK artists, as, until 2020, they had no original songs.
Members[edit | edit source]
- A Anzupia (Founding member)
- Love (Founding member)
- Sayaito (Founding member)
- Ainastar (Joined February 2020)
- YUiNA EMPiRE (Joined December 2020)
- Tsukino Usagi (Joined December 2020 temporarily until May 2021)
- Teratairiku Yuka (Joined March 2021)
Former Members[edit | edit source]
Promoted[edit | edit source]
- Naruhaworld (Founding member, joined GANG PARADE)
- Uruu Ru (Founding member, joined CARRY LOOSE)
- Hanaemonster (Founding member, joined MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN)
- Kila May (Joined February 2020, joined PARADISES)
- Utauuta (Founding member, joined PARADISES)
- Nayu (Joined March 2019) (Promoted to ASP)
Left[edit | edit source]
- Marin Ba (Founding member, left June 16th, 2019)
- Youdot.com (Joined March 2020, left September 2020)
Biography[edit | edit source]
2018[edit | edit source]
WAgg was officially announced on May 28th 2018, and auditions were held for girls aged between 12 and 17 years old, for the purpose of training and eventually debuting in WACK. The first members of the unit, Marin Ba, Uruu Ru, Utauuta, Anzupia, Naruhaworld, Love, Sayaito and Hanaemonster were announced on August 14th 2018. Much like the reveals of previous WACK groups, their eyes were obscured in their first teaser photos.
On September 8th, their faces were finally revealed, along with a short documentary film on YouTube. Their first live event was streamed on Niconico on September 9th, with BiSH performing as support. Afterward, they began their first joint tour with EMPiRE, "THE NEW RiCE".
2019[edit | edit source]
Starting from January 19th, WAgg began a series of regular oneman performances, named "WAggs", which took place almost every week, typically on weekends or holidays.
From the 24th to the 30th of March 2019, WAgg members were invited to take part in the WACK AUDiTiON CAMP 2019. All members except for Love participated. At the end of the audition, it was announced that Naruhaworld would debut in Gang Parade, making her the first promoted trainee. In addition, audition finalist Nayu would join WAgg. Naruhaworld's graduation took place on May 19th and Nayu began performing with WAgg a week later on the 26th.
On June 16th, Marin Ba left WAgg in order to concentrate on university entrance exams. Her final performance was live-streamed. Two days later, it was announced that Uruu Ru would debut in a new group, CARRY LOOSE. Her final performance with WAgg took place on August 25th.
2020[edit | edit source]
Due to restrictions placed on public events to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the regular "WAggs" weekend performances were forced to stop indefinitely after their February 23rd performance. All of their upcoming performances were cancelled as a result.
Once again, WAgg members were invited to take part in the WACK AUDiTiON CAMP 2020 from March 22nd to 28th. Utauuta, A Anzupia, Sayaito, Ainastar and Kila May all agreed to participate.
At the end of the audition, Kila May, who had joined just over a month prior, was promoted to PARADISES, and audition finalist Youdot.com was added to WAgg in her place. Due to Japan's restrictions on public events at the time, Kila May did not receive an official graduation ceremony and instead left WAgg via a Zoom call on May 23rd.
WAgg announced their first original song and music video, WAgg no Subarashiki Sekai, on June 12th. The song was made available to download for free.
On September 12th, Youdot.com left WAgg due to health complications.
During WAgg's Tokyo Idol Festival set on October 4th, it was announced that a member of WAgg would be promoted to PARADISES, and that an audition livestream for all members, PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai, would be held on the 10th. In addition, it was revealed that any member of WAgg who does not debut within two years would be forced to leave.
On October 25th, Nayu went on indefinite hiatus from all activities due to a long-term foot injury.
As part of the PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai audition, the remaining members of WAgg each participated on a solo version of PARADISES' song, PLEASE LISTEN TO MY, with streaming statistics from each track being partially used for determining audition results.
On December 14th, WAgg's first CD, WAgg to PARADISES no Subarashiki Sekai to Mirai was released exclusively at Tower Records. The CD incorporated the individual WAgg versions of "PLEASE LISTEN TO MY", as well as "WAgg no Subarashiki Sekai".
The PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai audition ended on December 26th, where it was announced that Utauuta had been promoted to PARADISES. In addition, PARADISES member Tsukino Usagi would temporarily join WAgg for six months, and former CARRY LOOSE, BiS and EMPiRE member, YUiNA EMPiRE, would also join WAgg.
2021[edit | edit source]
Utauuta graduated from WAgg on January 3rd. At the same time, Tsukino Usagi and YUiNA EMPiRE performed with the unit for the first time.
From March 21st to 27th, A Anzupia, Love, Ainastar, YUiNA EMPiRE and Tsukino Usagi attended the WACK AUDiTiON CAMP 2021. This was the first audition camp with Love participating and Sayaito absent. Nayu, who had been on hiatus since September, also appeared at the camp's final day, although there was no statement made as to if she would be resuming activities after.
At the end of the camp, no trainees were selected to debut. Instead, it was announced that Ainstar would have to change her name to Unkostar for a month, and that camp finalist, Teratairiku Yuka would join WAgg.
In mid-April, an update on Nayu's status was finally given; she would not return to WAgg, but would instead debut in a new group, ASP.
Discography[edit | edit source]
Singles[edit | edit source]
- [2020.06.12] WAgg no Subarashiki Sekai (Digital Single)
- [2020.12.14] WAgg to PARADISES no Subarashiki Sekai to Mirai (With PARADISES)
Publications[edit | edit source]
Live Events[edit | edit source]
- See WAgg Live Events
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Their name is a reference to Hello! Project Egg, the former name of Hello! Project's trainee unit. They used to wear egg-inspired costumes on stage.
- Are currently the only group that still performs songs from BiS's first and second generations.
- Upon the announcement of the PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai event and the 2-year debut limit, WAgg talked about how they wished to debut as one complete unit, however, Watanabe Junnosuke felt that this would not work.