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.
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'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
"Sotsugyou desu ne" is a bonus CD by AZALEA for purchasing the entire set of Season 2 Blu-ray Volumes from Sofmap.
Release Date: June 22, 2018
"Amazing Travel DNA" is a Love Live! School Idol Festival collaboration single sung by AZALEA.
Release Date: December 11, 2019
|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|
- AZALEA can be compared to either μ's' BiBi or lily white, but it is more similar to the latter.
- AZALEA is composed of two third years and one first year like BiBi.
- AZALEA gives a pure feeling and has a member of each attribute like lily white.
- AZALEA first appeared in Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai? during the first dance sequence. Strangely, the sub-unit group was not decided at the time.
- Hanamaru, AZALEA's youngest member is the shortest while her voice actress Kanako Takatsuki is the tallest.
- ↑ SIF Thanksgiving Festival 2016 AZALEA Special Talk Stage
- ↑ Dengeki G's Magazine January 2016 issue
- ↑ Dengeki G's Magazine July 2016 issue