The group was formed in phases:
On December 2015, six different configurations were offered to be chosen from.
On January 2016, the unit compositions were revealed, and people were asked to submit names for them.
On March 2016, the choices for unit names were revealed.
On April 2016, the chosen unit names were revealed. AZALEA's name was taken from the prefecture flower of Shizuoka, the Azalea. In Flower Language, Azalea means "patient" or "modest," which reflects the image of the unit.
Their group introduction goes:「恋の喜び咲かせます、ＡＺＡＬＥＡです。」 ("Koi no yorokobi sakasemasu, AZALEA desu"), which translates to "Blooming with the joy of love, we are AZALEA".
AZALEA's first single is "Torikoriko PLEASE!!".
Release Date: May 25, 2016
"LONELY TUNING" is a bonus CD by AZALEA for purchasing the entire set of Season 1 Blu-ray Volumes from Sofmap.
Release Date: March 24, 2017
AZALEA's second single is "GALAXY HidE and SeeK".
Release Date: May 31, 2017
|Unit B: The sisterly trio with both elder and younger sister types. Kanan x Dia x Hanamaru (Traditional Japanese Type)
Matsuura Kanan: We'll work hard as the long-haired trio!♪
Kurosawa Dia: We'll show you our adult charms♡
Kunikida Hanamaru: I'll just have to follow the lead of these reliable two zura!
|First Single Comments|
- Other polls also determined the names of the sub-units: CYaRon!, AZALEA, and Guilty Kiss.
- Due to the image presented by the members, many of the name submissions had meanings emphasizing elegance, gentleness, and the traditional image the members have. Other highlighted submissions are "Pione," and "KANARIA."
- AZALEA can be compared to either μ’s' BiBi or lily white. But is more comparable to the latter case.
- AZALEA is composed of 2 3rd years and 1 1st year like BiBi.
- AZALEA gives a pure feeling and has a member of each attribute like lily white.
- ↑ SIF Thanksgiving Festival 2016 AZALEA Special Talk Stage
- ↑ Dengeki G's Magazine January 2016 issue
- ↑ Dengeki G's Magazine July 2016 issue