by Lainay on August 31, 2005 · 25 comments · AddThis

Rika Ishikawa Rika Ishikawa
Birthday: January 19th, 1985
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood type: A
Erika Miyoshi Erika Miyoshi
Birthday: November 8th, 1984
Birthplace: Hokkaido
Blood type: B
Yui Okada Yui Okada
Birthday: December 28th, 1987
Birthplace: Osaka
Blood type: A


I’d like to share with you a semi-new group in the Hello! Project: Biyuuden. Biyuuden is made up of 3 girls: Rika Ishikawa, Erika Miyoshi, and Yui Okada. Rika is a former Morning Musume member, while Erika was chosen in a 2003 Hello! Project audition, and Yui was one of the many girls that advanced in the Hello! Project “Egg” Audition.

Biyuuden actually have a meaning behind their name. 美 bi beauty, 勇 yuu bravery, and 伝 den legend. Their name can also be romanized many ways: Biyuuden, Biyuden, Viyuuden, and v-u-den have been used.

Their first single was released in September, 2004, which is titled Koi no Nukegara. It is a mature, mid tempo song, which can be described as either poppy or rocky. Their second single, Kacchoiize! Japan was quite the opposite: an upbeat song which has been said to sound like an anime theme song, which has traditional Japanese written all over it. This song was also the song for the Visit Japan Land campaign by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. So you can probably tell that Biyuuden are very versatile with their songs. Another great thing about Biyuuden is that a lot of their songs are composed by people other than Tsunku, the producer of the Hello! Project.

Their 4th single, Hitorijime, released on August 10th, is another mid-tempo song. And unlike most Hello! Project songs, this song was not completely made by Tsunku. For this song, Miura Tokuko wrote the lyrics while Tsunku was the composer.

If you think the Hello! Project is all childish and hyper, please try out Biyuuden, you’ll surely like what you hear.

Koi no Nukegara cover
1st Single: Koi no Nukegara

  1. Koi no Nukegara
  2. Ichou ~Aki no Sora to Watashi no Kokoro~
  3. Koi no Nukegara (Instrumental)


Kaccho Ii ze! JAPAN cover
2nd Single: Kaccho Ii ze! JAPAN

  1. Kaccho Ii ze! JAPAN
  2. Bi ~Hit Parade~
  3. Kaccho Ii ze! JAPAN (instrumental)


Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari cover
3rd Single: Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari

  1. Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari
  2. Aimai Me Mind
  3. Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari (instrumental)


Hitorijime cover
4th Single: Hitorijime

  1. Hitorijime
  2. Owaranai Yoru to Yume
  3. Hitorijime (Instrumental)


Kurenai no Kisetsu
5th Single: Kurenai no Kisetsu

  1. Kurenai no Kisetsu
  2. Naishin Kyaa Kyaa da wa!
  3. Kurenai no Kisetsu (Instrumental)


Issai Gassai cover
6th Single: Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU

  1. Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU
  2. Kyou mo Mattemasu
  3. Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU (Instrumental)


Biyuuden- Suite Room Number 1
1st Album: Suite Room Number 1

  1. Check-In (dialogue)
  2. Kaccho Iize! Japan
  3. Ai ~Suite Room~
  4. Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari
  5. Koi no Nukegara
  6. Tea Break
  7. Hitorijime
  8. Kurakura Dinner Time
  9. Kurenai no Kisetsu
  10. Kuchibiru kara Ai wo Choudai
  11. Pajama na Jikan
  12. Magokoro no Michi
  13. Check-out (dialogue)

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  2. Suite Room Number 1 Review and downloads of H!P group Biyuuden's first album, Suite Room Number 1!......
  3. Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU Biyuuden has released a new single on May 10th, titled Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU. This is definitely not your ordinary Biyuuden single: It's an upbeat, cutesy pop song, not one of their usual mid-tempo mature songs. Will this style work for them? Let's see!......
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Biyuuden, Byuuden or Viyuuden at UNITED STATES
December 19, 2006 at 11:01 am

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destiny aka biyuuden fan June 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm

i luv biyuuden and their music i mean its great i luv it if anyone doesnt ur crazy and my favorite from the group is erika miyoshi shes very talented and as alot of hobbies that i like and our birthdays r on the same day november 8th except shes older than me!but i luv biyuuden sorry they broke up i was shocked they were the best jpop sining group….well 2 me they were


malcom pratt March 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I love Biyuuden/v-u-den. I love all their songs. I wish hello project had not disband them. Yui Okada was my favorite but I can say I got to meet all 3 girls.


kamaitachi September 29, 2007 at 2:01 am

Well what I can say? I love these girls but my favorite is Miyoshi Erika, the songs are great! in others words… The Biyuuden are the best! ^^


Daniel - san September 8, 2007 at 1:20 pm

I heard that Ai Ai Monogatari song somewhere, and I tried to hunt it down. I ended up here and listened to all the other songs. NOW I LOVE BIYUUDEN!!!


Ethan UNITED STATES June 23, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Issai Gassai is my favorite. I came across the group while searching for jpop online, but haven’t been able to get any of their cds. Can anyone tell me where to find them?

Also, I found this on YouTube. it’s pretty cool.


Franco March 2, 2007 at 10:35 am

hola a todos solo les digo k v_u-den son las mejores y tb son re simpaticas


Gabriel February 4, 2007 at 3:00 am

i really like biyuuden i think they’re awesome i mean comparing to other female groups around the world that i’ve listened to i think biyuuden is one of the best…they complement each other they’re just like charlie’s angels in the music world..they have nice voices and their music is always different not like most artists which almost all their songs sound kinda like the same..i really wish the best for these girls..

oh by the way i really liked your article..nad thanx for introducing so well these girls i think maybe we can expect great things from them


masa December 19, 2006 at 11:05 am

I like all of their songs esp Issai Gassa. Their english spelling name has some confusion when looking for them on the itnernet.


Matthew Ramsden UNITED KINGDOM October 22, 2006 at 7:23 am

Hi NPC~!

Yes – you would be understood if you spoke loudly-ish and clear, but the best bet is to learn more Japanese… :)


NPC October 4, 2006 at 10:54 am

I know that this may be a bit off topic, but since i am trying to learn japanese, or at least go to Japan, if i were to go, and for the most part speak english, would i be understood by the majority of the population (or at least the younger population)?


Rirath UNITED STATES October 4, 2006 at 5:28 am

I really love this group, “Hit Parade” is my favorite. And yeah, a little English is just considered cool in general. Most Japanese people have several years of English in High School, and are actually more adept at English than people think.


NPC October 3, 2006 at 8:19 pm

i’ve noticed that most japanese songs i’ve heard, these one’s included… have english in them. Now ive asked my japanese friends about this, and they’ve said that to make things cool in japanese, in music-comics-tv, they use english

is this tru?


Matthew Ramsden UNITED KINGDOM September 29, 2006 at 2:37 pm

Hi Lainay.

I love the work and time you put into this. I wish I could join and put articles up regurarly like you. It’s like I look up to you! :D. You’ve made me focus on the length of my work more!

Keep it up!


A2D September 23, 2006 at 2:55 pm

I agree with Cnowlite, I find very interesting their songs ^_^


Cnowlite August 22, 2006 at 6:02 pm

I love all of Biyuuden’s songs. Their songs really cheer me up because of it’s upbeat pop rythm. Also I love Ishikawa Rika the most. She looks so pretty and her singing is really good I find.


NPC July 27, 2006 at 1:09 pm

I saw the music video for Biyuden on accident on some channel, it was different than ive usually seen, but cool.


G UNITED STATES July 9, 2006 at 7:45 pm

I started listening to their first CD and gotta say that I like a lot of their songs. While they’re not as “mature” sounding as Tanpopo when they first came out, they’re still a refreshing change from Momusu. Rika’s come a long way and now seems to really have spread her wings here. Only thing I don’t really go for is their dancing. While very energetic and different, a lot of their moves look like “dry heaves” to me. Can’t win um all; still really like them.


Nicole June 3, 2006 at 1:18 am

OMG!! I LOOOOOOOVE BIYUUDEN!! I love there song Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari the most!! You GUYS ROCK!! Love Nicky, xXx,


marie FRANCE May 1, 2006 at 6:22 am

biyuuden is a nice group in apparence but in reality it’s a group of turkey who doesn’t like his public and who does this job for monney .Rike cant stand Tsunku ,erika is a jalous girl and yui is famous because she had big … :)8


janine UNITED STATES April 27, 2006 at 5:12 pm

I luv biyuden! it’s a group that my sisters and adults would like hearing because it’s more of the mature group and not so childish like the other groups in H!P.


Kenia UNITED STATES March 3, 2006 at 4:34 pm

yes they are VERY GOOD! even Rika became a better singer and now she’s able to be a mature beauty; a true artist rather than the cute, pretty but talentless girl (except for her dance skills) in morning musume (that position is filled in by sayumi now…)!

i don’t think she left morning musume hasty….i think tsunku just chose for her to graduate at that time so she can focus more on Biyuden….as for her interest in trance muisc i don’t know if she herself had a great interest in it but i know that the songs (even though they’re not always written by tsunku) choices are mostly influenced by tsunku. It’s really good that tsunku isn’t doing all the work anymore…in fact the new shuffle groups’ songs aren’t all done by tsunku! Miura Tokuko is a really good songwriter and a woman (lol, right?) that can probably write better love lyrics for female groups like this group and other H!P groups like Sexy Otonaja(sp?) then tsunku’s (even though he was pretty good at writing lyrics like that too).


akuadalahpramu MALAYSIA January 13, 2006 at 1:44 am

I’ve been a huge fan of Rika Ishikawa ever since she’s been in Morning Musume. Even though her departure was a bit hasty, but she left MoMusu to explore her interest in trance music, hence the catchy tempo of biyuden songs. Anyway, I believe this group is the “mature” image of Hello!Project so it’s great that they’re improving a lot in termsssss of song selections and performances. p/s : I got to catch up with them when they toured Singapore last November. haha, but couldn’t get pics or video, forgot camera…kumendasai


Leanne UNITED STATES September 3, 2005 at 8:14 pm

Yeah, I really like their sound. They don’t really lose the Hello! Project touch, but they don’t sound childly hyper. Like you stated in your article, I like what I hear! Thanks for introduction and good job!


Rinoa September 3, 2005 at 3:45 pm

I must say I’m quite impressed with this group especially in their style. They look more mature and their music is quite interesting. Their voices are quite good too. Thanks for introducing me to such an interesting group!


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