Birthday: January 19th, 1985
Blood type: A
Birthday: November 8th, 1984
Blood type: B
Birthday: December 28th, 1987
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.
1st Single: Koi no Nukegara
- Koi no Nukegara
- Ichou ~Aki no Sora to Watashi no Kokoro~
- Koi no Nukegara (Instrumental)
2nd Single: Kaccho Ii ze! JAPAN
- Kaccho Ii ze! JAPAN
- Bi ~Hit Parade~
- Kaccho Ii ze! JAPAN (instrumental)
3rd Single: Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari
- Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari
- Aimai Me Mind
- Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari (instrumental)
4th Single: Hitorijime
- Owaranai Yoru to Yume
- Hitorijime (Instrumental)
5th Single: Kurenai no Kisetsu
6th Single: Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU
1st Album: Suite Room Number 1