アイドリング!!! (Idoling!!!) is a Japanese female idol group created by Fuji TV in October 2006. From the start, the group has had a self-titled variety show where they handle various tasks to work towards becoming full-fledged idols. Idoling!!! started as a nine-member group, but on April 7, 2008, nine new members joined the group, doubling the number of members to 18. On May 29, 2008, it was announced that one of the second generation members, Kobayashi Maia would leave the group due to difficulty balancing her entertainment career with her schoolwork.