Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Special Post: Love for Berryz Koubou

Today, March 3, 2015, Berryz Koubou will have their last concert before their hiatus. So I decided to make a special post about them today.
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June 30, 2002, 15 girls were selected after the audition of Hello!Project kids. The 8 of them became the members of a new group called the Berryz Koubou (Berryz Workshop) which was announced at an event last January 14, 2004. They were Shimizu Saki, Tsugunaga Momoko, Tokunaga Chinami, Sudo Maasa, Natsuyaki Miyabi, Kumai Yurina, Sugaya Risako and Ishimura Maiha. They debuted onMarch 3, and started releasing singles, and have their own concert/live.

September 11, 2005, it was announced that Ishimura Maiha will graduate from both Berryz Koubou and Hello!Project to focus on her studies. She had her graduation on the last stage of their fall tour on October 2.

Time passed by, Berryz Koubou released 18 albums in all (8 normal albums, 3 best albums and 2 mini-albums). They also released 36 singles and 7 collaboration singles with Hello!Project All Stars, BeriKyuu, MoBeKiMaSu, BeKiMaSu, and with all Up-Front singers.

August 2, 2014, Captain announced during an H!P concert that Berryz Koubou will be on indefinite hiatus after their Spring 2015 to achieve their own personal goals. They will have their own final concert at Nippon Budokan on their 11th anniversary, which is today, March 3.
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Well, honestly, Berryz Koubou is my least favorite in Hello!Project, but it doesn't mean that I don't love them at all. There are some points about them that I really love, mostly is about their songs. I only knew some of their songs, and those are the following:

5.  Ai no Dangan
Well, this song sounds pretty powerful for me. Also their MV. Actually, I get attached to a song if the MV is well-made and also, if it complements to the video. LoLz. But of course, the song, the outfit and the video perfectly matched. Especially the time when they rode a big bike. It was a nice touch to their outfit.

4. Koi no Jubaku
I don't know, but I really love the songs that gives a strong feeling to the listeners. This is one of their childhood songs, and for me, it sounds mature for their age at that time, which is kind of special.

3. Heroine ni Narou Ka!?
This is one of their best songs. So on their previous songs and MVs, it might be the first one I really liked throughout the years (after Dakishimete Dakishimete was released). I kept on watching and listening and watching and listening to their song and MV. It totally made me feel crazy about it xD

2. Dakishimete Dakishimete
Another song that gave me a powerful feeling. One of their best songs at all times. I really got excited when this song was included in the list for the tribute we facilitated. I remember I started getting interested on Berryz Koubou since they released this single. Well, we all might noticed that there are cheap music videos made for some songs, not only in BK, but to the whole H!P. Which will be a major turn off to like a song. So I'm really glad that BK had this cool song with matched cool outfits and video.

1. Special Generation
Well, well. Who would never love this song? It's a really special song of Berryz Koubou. The energy mesmerizes throughout the whole song. As I watched their MV, it really have the fun feeling, and the Berryz Koubou feeling. The song might be simple, but the song really stood out. One of their childhood songs, and it still shines until now.

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It really became a tradition here in Chuu!Sugoi!Idol and in the Hello!Project fan page to have a tribute for someone graduating. So since Berryz Koubou will be going on indefinite hiatus soon.

Few months ago, we planned what we are going to do for the Berryz tribute. We opened the table for suggestions and some suggested to have a dance cover of their famous songs. And so, we opened a so-called audition for the ones who will do the dance cover. Fortunately, we finished it on time, and uploaded it online before the final day.

This video shows how fans adore and loved Berryz Koubou with all their heart. They participated to show in the world how amazing BK is. Though, we never wanted anyone to leave, or go on hiatus, but since this is reality, showing our love for the group in a short video would be very meaningful for Berryz Koubou. Well, I hope they will be able to see this video, so everyone! Don't forget to share this video until it reaches Berryz Koubou nee?

To Berryz Koubou,
Throughout the years, you've been inspiring many people, and even if you're going on hiatus, we will never forget how special you are. Thank you for everything and gambatte on reaching your goals in life! We will always be here to support you!