Buono! Now that’s what I call a C-ute Berry.

Saburo thanks for giving me the heads up on this! I just read the news about this new H!P unit which is a trio containing 2 members from Berryz Koubou and 1 member from C-ute. Tsugunaga Momoko, Natsuyaki Miyabi and Suzuki Airi make up this new unit and it looks like Momo's in charge! It may be hard to imagine by looking at her but yes she's the oldest. Ohno! perhaps it may come down to a game of rock, paper, and scissors to see who's the leader. lol. I keed! You can read about this unit's tie in with a popular manga at Hotaru's Blog where I read about this news earlier. Now perhaps Momo, Miya, and Airichan can be part of a unit that lasts for more than one or two singles. Back in 2003 Momo was in the unit ZYX which unfortunately only released 2 singles one of which is still one of my favorite songs today ("Iku ZYX! Fly High"). Looking back this was a pretty great unit with Momo, Marippe, Maimichan, Erikachan, Saki, and Megumichan all together! What happened?! Well with Megumi and Marippe turning in their idol licenses later I guess there would have only been 4 of them left. Then there's "Aa!" which became a one shot deal. This is kind of amusing as Miya and Airichan were previously paired together back in October of 2003 with Tanakachi as their leader.

And I bought all of their singles and DVD single releases only to see these groups disappear. Who could've known that Aa!'s "First Kiss" would be their last? The picture of Miya on the cover of Aa!'s single is so cute!

So when will this unit debut? As that seems yet to be announced and will they exist for more than one or two singles? They better or there may be trouble. Don't make Miya send Momo "the animal" Tsugunaga to kick your butt Tsunku!

 When considering which members from Berryz Koubou and C-ute that they've chosen for this new unit it looks to be a really great match all around. Momo because she should be able to rule the universe…I mean a group for once! What's really funny and cute is that Momo is soo small compared to pretty much any other member in the H!P family and seeing her as a leader will be perfect. Plus with that unusual voice that you must love what better spokesperson could there be for such a cute unit. If you've never heard Momo speak then you either think I'm crazy or you are missing out on one of the world's cutest voices. 🙂

Airichan deserves another shot in a unit too. Although Maimichan is my favorite member in C-ute I do consider Airichan to be the face of that group so I can see why they picked her. And the camera loves her as she always shines in their PVs with that adorable face. Suitable for framing!

Miya. There's absolutely no question as to why she was chosen! Miya's looks have always stood out in Berryz Koubou and long before Risakochan began to take over the world Miya was always stunning. Plus this is a singing group so Miya is a key part of this unit as she brings the strongest vocals. Miya is also a very caring member of H!P who has long displayed a kind of motherly love. The earliest impression of this was from seeing her console Momo while BK was still going through their first dance lessons with that very mean…uh I mean strict teacher before their debut single was released. Momo wasn't getting the dance routines as well as the others and was suffering from fatigue at the same time. The teacher then singled her out and told her that she couldn't participate until she thought she was ready. After sitting on the side watching the others continue with the lesson a tearful Momo was then allowed to continue and was consoled by one member, Miya. I'll never forget that image as it represents very well the heart that Miya has for others. And a group without that kind of heart wouldn't be a group at all. 🙂

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Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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4 Responses to Buono! Now that’s what I call a C-ute Berry.

  1. Hotaru says:

    Awww, that was a nice story about Miyabi and Momoko.As you already know, I'm very excited for the single, too! I hope its a good one like "Iku Zyx! Fly High"!


  2. Hotaru out of all of the footage that I've seen of new H!P group members this one will always be special to me. Maybe not as incredible as when Momusu's 1st generation was trying to sell those 50,000 copies of "Ai no tane" on their own but the Berryz Koubou footage likewise really shows all of the hard work and tears that go into debuting as an artist. Makes a fan even more appreciative of all of their hard work much of which isn't seen all of the time. Hey you're the only other person that I know who likes "Iku ZYX! Fly High" as much as me! I really love that song! Maimichan doesn't even look like herself in their PVs. Her looks have really changed in a short period of time.


  3. paul.thomas says:

    I must admit when I read about this yesterday, I wasn't overly excited about it, but tonight I'm quite pleased about the news and looking forward to their releases.I have to say that I prefer Aa!'s single to both of ZYX's, and how cute do they look in the PV? Them baggy trousers and braces were a great idea, although it does make them look kinda of odd, lol


  4. Paul I think they will be one of H!P's cutest units! Heheh I'm so biased though as I have Berryz on the brain. And it's quite amusing that Airichan looks almost exactly like a classmate of mine. I hope that Tsunku writes them a great song! And with these 3 members the PV is sure to be a lot of fun. Aaahh "Iku ZYX! Fly High" is such a catchy song! But then again until Hotaru said that she liked this song too I thought I was the only one who like this song. lol. Baggy trouser! Heheh!


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