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Meet Kashima Rika!

Rika is the founding member of BETA in addition to being a 1st generation member. She is a dancer in addition to being a singer. She choreographed dances for her school's Japanese Culture Club. There was also partial Japanese vocal performance! Other activities included having a Japanese-style Valentines Day and informal discussions about various aspects of Japanese Culture. 

Though she is unable to join the flagship unit Velvet Kitsune due to the distance she was BETA was a great way for it to be in the cards someday. As manager it is great to learn of any interest in Velvet Kitsune especially those who start by enrolling in training first. 

Rika's main hobbies naturally are singing and dancing and she is in a number of cover groups. She consideres herself on the shyer side but easy to get along. Rika sees herself first and foremost a good friend. 

Rika has a sweet tooth but does enjoy the savory dish chicken parmesan.  

One on her best memories is going to the Chicago American Girl Place at 9 years old. She enjoyed the historical line the best. 

 

We are so lucky to have Rika as a member of BETA and we ask that you look out for her and cheer on her growth.

 

 

Best, 

Ally

The Velvet Kitsune Association  

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Update: September 5th

Hello everyone!

 

I'm so excited to announce the 1st generation of BETA is formed. The members are Ami, Rika and Juju. Their first single will be released on iTunes on October 21st 2017.

 

The last few weeks have been incredible. It has been great getting to know these young ladies and their hopes and goals for the future. If you have not gotten a chance yet, I insist you read the interview I had with Ami on the main Velvet Kitsune blog about her as a person and an idol-to-be. (Link: http://velvetkitsune.com/blog-1/)

 

BETA is a trainee unit but they will all be expected to work hard towards improving their singing abilities and their individual projects.

 

After the release of this single, the leadership positions of the members will be decided. Leaders are not only figureheads in BETA but will be expected to hold members accountable for their actions.

 

There is still much more to announce but I like to surprise fans so, keep an eye on this Facebook page and BETA's page!

 

 

Best,

Ally

Velvet Kitsune

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BETA Interview: Meet Ami

BETA is the trainee division of The Velvet Kitsune Association. They are in essence the little sister group of Velvet Kitsune. ベタ(BETA) is also a visual pun on beta carotene and it also means the testing stage of computer software. These young women are testing the waters of the idol world and are given extra support so they can trek out on their own.  

Ami is a 1st generation member of this new unit and though apprehensive about becoming an idol she has made the leap by joining.  Ami is an alto with an airy and sweet quality to her voice. Her notes are chime-like in their resonance. There are many things that are considered when considering an application and passion and focus are two qualities that Ami showed through her application. 

Ami watched the change and growth of Velvet Kitsune from afar for a while before she decided to join. She wanted to be in Velvet Kitsune but the distance made that impossible for her at the time so, when BETA was announced she jumped at the chance to be apart of Velvet Kitsune in some compacity. Her goals are to strengthen her vocals and build a platform. Ami wants to establish her brand as an idol.

In Ami eyes, BETA stands for inspiration and inspiring girls. She sees BETA as an example that idoldom is possible for girls and she seeks to lead by her example. She describes herself as outgoing once she gets to know people. She can be chill, reserved and "all over the place". She also describes herself as an empath and says she gets a strong sense when she knows she'll connect with someone. Though she had never watched GOT prior to seeing Daenerys Targaryen, she knew just by seeing her she would like her.

Ami says she doesn't have many hobbies but she enjoys concerts, reading, writing, sleeping and is a tea connoisseur with one of her favorite flavors being orange blossom. Ami has also dabbled in music composition. 

We hope you will continue to watch Ami grow as a member of BETA and give her a warm welcome!
 

Welcome, Ami!

 

Ally

Head of The Velvet Kitsune Association 

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Ami Yamamoto  

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Friday Rockets!

I am happy to announce that The Velvet Kitsune Association is welcoming a new unit. The name is Friday Rockets and they will be a trio set to debut in Winter 2017.

 

 

 

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New logos!

I hope you guys have noticed the new logos on the website. The foremost is the Velvet Kitsune logo:

 

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Our mascot is a fox and in the background is the NYC skyline since VK is based in New York. Velvet Kitsune is also the main group hence the ivy leaves. 

 

 

BETA's logo is a visual pun for beta carotene and is also the computer term for the testing phase of a software.

 

 

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Idol Avenue has a stylish nude and black design to reflect the sophistication of the blogosphere.  

 

 

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I hope you enjoy the new look!  

 

 

Best, 

Ally  

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