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First Class (also known as VDPR: Viper) is a boy group under Hello! Project Fantasy. The unit was formed on January 2, 2017 as an indie unit. They are currently working their way towards their major debut.


Members

Stage Name Name Birthdate Birthplace Member Color
Tsubasa
(翼)
Weng Minghao
(翁 明浩) Leader
December 17, 1993 (1993-12-17) (age 24) Guangdong
(China)
Sky Blue
Naoki
(直樹)
Fukuda Naoki
(福田 直樹) Sub-Leader
December 20, 1993 (1993-12-20) (age 24) Tokyo
(Japan)
Italian Red
Junghyun
(純情)
Kim Junghan
(김 전한)
May 23, 1994 (1994-05-23) (age 24) North Jeolla
(South Korea)
Smokey Purple
Nagisa
(渚)
Itano Nagisa
(伊藤 渚)
February 17, 1995 (1995-02-17) (age 23) Kumamoto
(Japan)
Spring Green
Hoshi
(星)
Yoshida Hoshi
(吉田 星)
October 29, 1995 (1995-10-29) (age 22) Saitama
(Japan)
Pale Orange
Min
(分)
Park Minkyul
(박 최결)
July 11, 1996 (1996-07-11) (age 22) Jeju
(South Korea)
Dark Purple
Takejiro
(竹二郎)
Ogura Takejiro
(小倉 竹二郎)
June 8, 1997 (1997-06-08) (age 21) Kyoto
(Japan)
Sunset Orange
Kabo
(カボ)
Kobayashi Ochiyo
(小林 越智)
July 28, 1997 (1997-07-28) (age 21) Saitama
(Japan)
Deep Blue
Sangha
(サンハ)
Son Seongcha
(아들 성차)
March 9, 1998 (1998-03-09) (age 20) Ansan
(South Korea)
Emerald Green
Jumin
(ジュミン)
Seok Jumin
(석 주민)
July 14, 1998 (1998-07-14) (age 20) Seoul
(South Korea)
Sea Blue
C.J
(シジェ)
Cao Jinjian
(曹 金健)
November 22, 1998 (1998-11-22) (age 19) Yunnan
(China)
Golden Yellow
Takuya
(拓也)
Izumi Takuya
(泉 拓也)
January 21, 1999 (1999-01-21) (age 19) Saitama
(Japan)
Clover Green
Takuma
(琢磨)
Fujiwara Takuma
(藤原 琢磨)
April 7, 1999 (1999-04-07) (age 19) Toyko
(Japan)
Sparkling Pink

In-Group Units

  • Vocal Class: Kim Junghan (Unit Leader), Yoshida Hoshi, Seok Jumin
  • Dance Class: Weng Minghao (Unit Leader), Itano Nagisa, Izumi Takuya
  • Performance Class: Ogura Takejiro (Unit Leader), Kobayashi Ochiyo, Son Seongcha, Cao Jinjian
  • Rap Class: Fukuda Naoki (Unit Leader), Park Minkyul, Fujiwara Takuma

Group Positions

  • Vocals:
    • Main Vocalist: Kim Junghan, Yoshida Hoshi, Seok Jumin
    • Lead Vocalist: Weng Minhao, Park Minkyul, Cao Jinjian, Izumi Takuya, Fujiwara Takuma
    • Sub Vocalist: Fukuda Naoki, Itano Nagisa, Ogura Takejiro, Kobayashi Ochiyo, Son Seongcha
  • Dance:
    • Main Dancer: Weng Minghao, Itano Nagisa, Son Seongcha, Seok Jumin, Izumi Takuya
    • Lead Dancer: Fukuda Naoki, Yoshida Hoshi, Ogura Takejiro, Kobayashi Ochiyo, Cao Jinjian
  • Rap:
    • Main Rapper: Fukuda Naoki, Park Minkyul, Kobayashi Ochiyo, Cao Jinjian, Fujiwara Takuma
    • Lead Rapper: Kim Junghan, Yoshida Hoshi, Son Seongcha, Seok Jumin

History

Pre-Debut

2017

On January 2, the unit was announced with its 13 starting members. They will work towards their major debut. Each member is separated in 4 groups each unit was made so each member can all have a chance to shine in their singles: Vocal Class, Dance Class, Performance Class, Rap Class. Each unit will feature 3 members with one unit having 4 members. All the members will reveal their unit on January 4, 2017. They will release their Debut indie single on January 31, 2017

On January 18, it was announced that they groups challenge in order to have a major debut is to have their sales break the 100,000 mark in sales. Their challenge will last for 1 Year, if they can't complete the challenge the group will disband. They will release physical indie singles on the odd numbered months, and digital indie singles on the even numbered months.

On April 26, it was announced that starting June 10, 2017 until February 3, 2018, they will be busking every weekend in Tokyo at the Akihabara District. During the busking they will ask fans to sign petitions for them to debut, each member much get 2,000 signatures before the final busking event.

On June 7, it was announced that for two weeks in September they will be doing a play.

2018

On February 3, all the members were able to get over 2,000 signatures each. February 3, was also the final day to comeplete this mission for them in order to have a major debut as well. More information on what will happen to the group will be revealed sometime near the end of February or the beginning of March.

On February 17, it was announced that the group will be having their major debut in June of 2018. Prior to their debut single they will be releasing a completion album in March. The album is titled Complete Mission, which is homage to the fact that they completed their debut challange.

On October 6, it was announced that they would be releasing their debut studio album in February of next year as well with it being tied with their 3rd single.

Discography

Studio Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 February xx, 2019 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Completion Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 March 5, 2018 Complete Mission 10,072 8,238 5 N/A

Physical Indie Singles

# Released Single Sales Oricon Rank Certifications Album
Physical Digital
1 January 31, 2017 Chokosobiru
(スカイスクレーパー: SKYSCRAPER)
12,901 - 21 N/A Complete Mission
2 March 14, 2017 Uteki / KASSORO
(雨滴 / 滑走路: Rain Drops / RUNWAY)
9,123 - N/A N/A
3 May 16, 2017 Utsukushi Saku Hana / 4-In-1
(美しい咲く花: A Beautiful Blooming Flower)
11,369 - 29 N/A
4 July 10, 2017 Kao O Miru / Sugar Cookies
(顔を見る: Show Face)
15,587 - 14 N/A
5 September 19, 2017 Kagami Kara Hansha Suru Hikari
(鏡から反射する光: The Light reflecting from a mirror)
21,376 - 16 N/A
6 November 28, 2017 Pretty Reckless / Kagayaku Yoroinokishi
(輝く鎧の騎士: Knight in shining Armor)
32,182 - 10 N/A

Digital Indie Singles

# Released Single Sales Oricon Rank Certifications Album
Physical Digital
1 February 22, 2017 Sakura no Kaika O Matteimasu
(桜の開花を待っています: Waiting for Cherry Blossoms to Bloom)
- 9,245 N/A N/A Complete Mission
2 April 19, 2017 Umibe no Shukakuki
(海辺の収穫期: Harvest Season by the Seaside)
- 4,257 N/A N/A
3 June 12, 2017 Sakura no Ki
(桜の木: Cherry Blossom Tree)
- 17,368 11 N/A
4 August 1, 2017 Natsuyasumi
(夏休み: Summer Trip)
- 21,876 5 N/A
5 October 1, 2017 Yoru no Kono Yoru
(夜のこの夜: On This Night of Nights)
- 19,261 7 N/A
6 December 4, 2017 Kono Sutekina Fuyu no Uta
(この素敵な冬の歌: This Lovely Winter Song)
- 24,174 4 N/A

Major Singles

# Released Single Sales Oricon Rank Certifications Album Song Center
Physical Digital
1 June 26, 2018 HEART BEAT 163,561 88,459 2 RIAJ: Gold TBA Jumin
2 October 9, 2018 Himitsu ga Hirogatta
(秘密が広がった: Secrets unfolded)
112,733 91,414 2 RIAJ: Gold Jumin
3 February xx, 2019 Kon'ya Koko Ni!
(今夜ここに!: Out here tonight!)
TBA TBA TBA TBA Jumin

Concerts

Major Debut Busker Events

  • [2017.06.10 - 2017.02.03] FIRST CLASS @ AKIHABARA DISTRICT Busker Event -26,000 Signs of Love-
    • Signatures:
      • Tsubasa's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed Challange on September 16, 2017)
      • Naoki's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed Challange on December 16, 2017)
      • Junghyun's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed Challange on January 7, 2018)
      • Nagisa's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed on Janaury 28, 2018)
      • Hoshi's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed Challange on December 2, 2017)
      • Min's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed on January 28, 2018)
      • Takejiro's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed on February 3, 2018)
      • Kabo's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed on February 3, 2018)
      • Sangha's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed Challange on November 12, 2017)
      • Jumin's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed Challange on December 9, 2017)
      • C.J's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed Challange on October 22, 2017
      • Takuya's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed Challange on September 10, 2017)
      • Takuma's Signatures: 2,000 / 2,000 Signatures (completed Challange on September 9, 2017)

Trivia

  • When they were announced all the members training times were:
    • Weng Minghao, Fukuda Naoki, and Yoshida Hoshi: 3 Years, 4 Months.
    • Kim Junghan, and Itano Nagisa: 2 Years, 1 Day.
    • Son Seongcha: 8 Months, 18 Days.
    • Ogura Takejiro, and Kobayashi Ochiyo: 7 Months, 11 Days.
    • Cao Jinjian, and Fujiwara Takuma: 6 Months, 5 Days.
    • Park Minkyul, and Izumi Takuya: 3 Months, 24 Days.
    • Seok Jumin: 1 Month, 1 Day.