Upcoming (アプカミ), or Upcomi, is a web show featuring UP-FRONT GROUP artist recording sessions, round-table discussions, and non-Hello! Project performances. It is uploaded onto the official YouTube channel, which it took over from and replaced MUSIC+.

As of March 20, 2019, 30-minute episodes are uploaded every Thursday at 19:00 JST.[1]

The first episode was uploaded January 29, 2016.[2] When it began, the show was uploaded in a weekly episodic format on Fridays at 21:00 JST. Matsubara Takeshi, Okada Marina, and Hasegawa Moemi were also the the regular MCs until the April 2017 renewal, after which each episode had two different female artists as the MCs.[3] To accommodate people's viewing habits, the hour-length episodes and MCs were dropped after episode #128 in favor of uploading segmented videos on weekdays at 19:00 JST starting from August 2018.[4] The show reverted to 30-minute episodes on March 21, 2019, with an hour-long livestream aired on March 12 ahead of the renewal to discuss and preview the changes.[1]

On April 15, 2020, it was announced that Upcoming and tiny tiny would temporarily cease airing due to the government's declaration of emergency following the spread of the coronavirus getting worse. Instead, segments from the two shows will be incorporated into Hello! Project Station episodes for the time being.[5]

Featured MembersEdit

Hello! Project

Hello! Project
  • Shotaro (last featured: December 16, 2016)

Episodes / VideosEdit

Year Number of Episodes / Videos Notes
2016 49 Episodes
  • The first episode was uploaded on January 29, 2016.[2]
2017 50 Episodes
2018 29 Episodes / 45 Videos
  • The episodic format was dropped beginning in August 2018. The last numbered episode was #128, uploaded on July 27, 2018.[4]
2019 1 Video / 41 Episodes
  • Upcoming returned to the episodic format on March 21, 2019, continuing from episode #129.[1]
2020 15 Episodes (ongoing)
  • There was no episode on January 2, 2020 due to the holiday break.[6]
  • In consideration of the health and safety of the performers and staff members working on Hello! Project Station, Upcoming, and tiny tiny due to the coronavirus pandemic, a "special compilation" of all three web shows will be uploaded onto the Hello! Project Station channel as of April 22, 2020 until further notice.[7]

Regular SegmentsEdit

The numbers indicate when the segment was first and last featured.

  • [Ep. #1–61, #102–] Recording Footage Project (レコーディング映像企画; Recording Eizou Kikaku) / Upcoming Recording Picture
  • [Ep. #131–] Simulated Point of View (目線で疑似体験; Mesen de Giji Taiken)

  • [Ep. #1–128] Ending Talk (エンディングトーク)
  • [Ep. #3–55] Correspondence Corner (お便りコーナー; Otayori Corner)
  • [Ep. #62–106] Morning Musume 20th Anniversary Project (モーニング娘。20周年企画; Morning Musume 20 Shuunen Kikaku)
  • [Ep. #62–128] Upcoming: Recommended Products Introduction Corner (アプカミ:オススメ商品紹介コーナー; Upcomi: Osusume Shouhin Shoukai Corner)
  • [Ep. #62–128] UP-FRONT Affiliated Artists' Addictions, Obsessions, and Favorite Things Corner (アップフロント所属アーティストの今ハマっていること、こだわり、お気に入りを紹介するコーナー; UP-FRONT Shozoku Artist no Ima Hamatteiru Koto, Odawari, Oki ni Iru wo Shoukai Suru Corner)
  • [Ep. #67–128] Upcoming Music Delivery (Digital Music Corner) (アプカミ・ミュージック・デリバリー (音楽配信コーナー; Ongaku Haishin Corner))
  • [Ep. #100–128] Hello! Project 20th Anniversary Project (ハロー!プロジェクト20周年企画; Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Kikaku)

Past LogosEdit

  • August 2018 - January 2019
  • January 2018 - July 2018
  • April 2017 - December 2017
  • January 2016 - March 2017


External LinksEdit

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