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Summer Shuffles: 2000

by Lainay on February 12, 2006 · 5 comments · AddThis

2000 Shuffles

The summer shuffles have been an H!P tradition since 2000. Every summer, there are 3 units consisting of different Hello! Project members. All of the members of the H!P would be in it. It’s a chance for members from different groups to be together. In 2000, 2001, and 2002, all 3 groups released different singles. In 2003, they put the singles for that years shuffles all on the same CD. 2004 was a little different- the whole H!P was in one huge mega unit, the H!P All Stars. They released one single, all together. In 2005, the H!P was too big so only select members got in the shuffles. Their singles, like in 2003, were released on one CD.

I will be making an article for each of the 6 (and counting) Hello! Project Summer Shuffles rounds. First, of course, comes the 2000 shuffles: Akagumi 4, Kiiro 5, and Aoiro 7. The theme is colors- Aka means red, kiiro is yellow, and ao is blue.

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Berryz Koubou

by Lainay on December 22, 2005 · 128 comments · AddThis

Saki Saki Shimizu
Birthday: 1991-11-22
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: O
* Leader
Momoko Momoko Tsugunaga
Birthday: 1992-03-06
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: O
Chinami Chinami Tokunaga
Birthday: 1992-05-22
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood type: O
Maasa Maasa Sudou
Birthday: 1992-07-03
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: O
Miyabi Miyabi Natsuyaki
Birthday: 1992-08-25
Birthplace: Chiba
Blood type: O
Yurina Yurina Kumai
Birthday: 1993-08-03
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood type: B
Risako Risako Sugaya
Birthday: 1994-04-04
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood type: A
Maiha Maiha Ishimura
Birthday: 1992-11-20
Birthplace: Chiba
Blood type: O
* Graduated as of October 2nd, 2005.

Berryz Koubou (or sometimes BerryZ Koubou or Berryz Kobo) is the current Hello! Project kids group. It now consists of 7 members: Saki Shimizu (leader, 14), Momoko Tsugunaga (14), Chinami Tokunaga (14), Maasa Sudou (14), Miyabi Natsuyaki (14), Yurina Kumai (13), and Risako Sugaya (12). The former member is Maiha Ishimura (13), who “graduated”, left, in October 2005 to focus on her schoolwork.

Berryz Koubou (which translates to Berryz Workshop) was announced as the newest Hello! Project kids unit in early 2004. They were originally going to constantly rotate member of the Hello! Project kids into this unit, but this didn’t happen and the remaining Hello! Project kids formed their own group, °C-ute (although, °C-ute hasn’t released any singles).

Berryz Koubou is said to be Hello! Projects newest Morning Musume and will grow up very strong, vocally. So far, Berryz has released 9 singles, 2 albums, and a mini-album is coming in early December. This article will mainly focus on their singles, although a complete discography will be included. Sometime later, I’ll post articles on their albums!

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Suite Room Number 1

by Lainay on November 13, 2005 · 8 comments · AddThis

Biyuuden- Suite Room Number 1

Biyuuden (or Viyuden, or V-U-DEN) have released their first album on October 26th, titled Suite Room Number 1. This album contains their 5 singles, plus 8 new tracks (which include 2 dialogues). This album is different though- it is arranged as if the girls are in a hotel, and the songs have to do with their stay there, and the hotel. The songs go from 80’s style, to the regular J-pop, to a Middle Eastern hip-hoppy flare.

Let’s take a look at the songs!!

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DEF. DIVA

by Lainay on October 16, 2005 · 11 comments · AddThis

Maki Maki Goto
Birth Date: 1985-09-23
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: O
Aya Aya Matsuura
Birth Date: 1986-06-25
Birthplace: Hyogo
Blood type: B
Natsumi Natsumi Abe
Birth Date: 1981-08-10
Birthplace: Hokkaido
Blood type: A
Rika Rika Ishikawa
Birthday: 1985-01-19
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Blood type: A

As promised, here is an article on the newest Hello! Project unit, DEF. DIVA! This is the next of the solo artist one-time units, following in the footsteps of Gomattou and Nochiura Natsumi (although Rika isn’t a solo artist). DEF. DIVA (yes, all caps AND the period) is made up of 4 Hello! Project members: Natsumi Abe (solo artist, former Morning Musume), Aya Matsuura (solo artist), Maki Goto (solo artist, former Morning Musume), and Rika Ishikawa (leader of Biyuuden, former Morning Musume). Their first, and possibly last single, Suki Sugite Baka Mitai, will be released on October 19th of this year.

The single consists of Suki Sugite Baka Mitai, 2 remixes of it, and the instrumental to the original version. The remixes are titled Suki Sugite Baka Mitai (Crazy J-G Jazz Remix) and Suki Sugite Baka Mitai (Joou Remix). Let’s take a look!

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Gomattou

by Lainay on October 10, 2005 · 5 comments · AddThis

Maki Maki Goto
Birth Date: 1985-9-23
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: O
* Leader
Aya Aya Matsuura
Birth Date: 1986-6-25
Birthplace: Hyogo
Blood type: B
Miki Miki Fujimoto
Birthday: 1985-02-26
Birthplace: Hokkaido
Blood type: A

Gomattou is another one of those one single Hello! Project groups. Actually, it is the first out of those. It contains solo artists Miki Fujimoto (currently Morning Musume), Maki Goto (former Morning Musume), and Aya Matsuura. Their style is a very hip hop/r&b group, with the whole R&B look to go along with the song style.

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