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Juice=Juice (ジュース=ジュース) is a Japanese pop girl group managed by Up-Front Promotion and part of Hello! Project.

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Juice=Juice was formed in early February 2013 by producer Tsunku, through a letter announcement during the annual Hello! Project Winter concert tour. It was said to be the first of multiple new units created using members from the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei. The members, Miyamoto Karin, Takagi Sayuki, Otsuka Aina, and Kanazawa Tomoko from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, and Miyazaki Yuka from Up-Front, were revealed at the concert. Tsunku stated that despite Yuka's not being a trainee, he decided to add her due to her already close relationship to Hello! Project through auditions and activity as a member of the SATOYAMA group GREEN FIELDS, and because he thought it would be fun and interesting. He also stated that the group would start at an indie level and work their way to a major debut, and that the lineup was not yet permanent, therefore as they worked to their debut he may add, remove, or change out members.

On February 25, 2013 Tsunku revealed the name of the group to be "Juice=Juice", stating that he wanted it to be always fresh and full of personality, and that in Japan anything is called "juice" whereas overseas unless it's 100% pure it's not "juice". Despite that he said they would not be a childlike group and that he wants them to reach beyond their limits with being cool. An official video announcement was also uploaded, where Tsunku revealed the name and meaning to the group members for the first time, and assigned them each a fruit and corresponding color. Karin recieved grape (purple), Sayuki lemon (yellow), Aina orange, Akari melon (green), Tomoko apple (red), and Yuka peach (pink).

The group's first live appearance took place at the "Hello! Project Haru no Dai Kansyasai Hinamatsuri Festival 2013" on March 2, 2013. Three months later at an event taking place on June 13, 2013 at Ikebukuro Sunshine City, Tsunku announced the group's major debut to take place sometime in the summer. He also announced that Miyazaki Yuka would be the leader and Kanazawa Tomoko would be the subleader. On July 5, 2013 it was suddenly announced that member Otsuka Aina would no longer be part of the group, or Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, due to contractual issues that were unable to be settled with her family. In response Tsunku stated that despite her leaving he would not be adding a new member to the group, but would continue to leave open the possibility for lineup changes in the future.

During a release day event for the group's first album, "First Squeeze!", on July 15, 2015 it was revealed that Juice=Juice would perform overseas for the first time as part of their "Juice=Juice LIVE MISSION 220 ~Code1→Begin to Run~" concert tour. Performances would take place in Taipei, Taiwan on October 3, 2015 and in Hong Kong, China on October 4, 2015. A few days after the special performances it was announced that Juice=Juice would act as the main characters in the 2016 Fuji TV drama series "Budokan", being produced with some collaboration from Tsunku.

The group's second overseas performance in Hong Kong was announced on December 20, 2016, to take place at an idol event titled "@JAMxTALE in Hong Kong 2017". On April 12, 2017 a world tour titled "Juice=Juice Live Around Tour 2017" was announced through episode #214 of the Hello! Project webshow "Hello Station". The tour included performances in the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Thailand, and Malaysia, though specific dates were not made available until later.

A special edition of the Hello! Project webshow "Hello Station" was released on June 26, 2017, announcing the debut placements of three previously chosen Hello Pro Kenshuusei members and the group transfers of three Country Girls members. It was revealed during the episode that Danbara Ruru and Yanagawa Nanami would become new members of Juice=Juice.

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