Well, we all know that new(and awesome) Hello!Project cover album is coming out soon right? If you didn’t, here’s the tracklist(fromTH!P):
Chanpuru 1~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~
- DIAMONDS – High-King
- Ai wa Katsu –°C-ute / Mano Erina
- YES-YES-YES – Aa!
- Tentou Chuu no Sanba – Shin Minimoni
- Kimi ga Iru dake de – Pucchimoni V
- Heya to Y shirts to Watashi – Tanaka Reina
- Mamotte Agetai – Niigaki Risa / Kamei Eri
- Cosmos – Takahashi Ai
- Mirai Yosouzu II – ZYX-α
- ONLY YOU – Zoku v-u-den
- Akai Sweet Pea – Tanpopo #
- For You… – Linlin
- Kanpaku Sengen – Berryz Koubou / Mano Erina
- Sekai wa Futari no tame ni – Michishige Sayumi, Kusumi Koharu, Mitsui Aika, Junjun
That’s not what I’m gonna talk about though, even though seeing High-King return, LinLin get a solo and Mano join the two H!P Kids groups is pretty damn awesome. Instead, I’m gonna rant about the recently leaked members for the revival units.
Aa!: Natsuyaki Miyabi, Suzuki Airi and Saho Akari
Well, this surprised me a bit. Why take out Reina? I know I’m not a fan of hers but it would have been awesome to see this group get back together for a song. If you don’t know who Saho Akari is, she’s the member from Shugo Chara Egg! who played the blue/spade character. I guess shes a good addition. It seems Tsunku wanted to replace Reina’s older age for Miyabi and Airi and make Akari the younger one. Group rating: 4.5/5
Shin Minimoni: LinLin, Fukuda Kanon, Takeuchi Akari, Miyamoto Karin
Well, we all have to agree that LinLin was the perfect leader for this group. There’s just no denying it! Short(if that even matters), quirky, independent and a kick ass singer. What else do you want?(Oh, and hot). We all know Fukuda Kanon, of course(green/clover in SCE!).
Takeuchi Akari, no idea who she is. I’m really unfamiliar with all these Eggs. Either way, she seems cute.
Another Egg I don’t know, Miyamoto Karin. Oh JEBUS! O_O She’s cute. @_@<3
Apart from not knowing who half of the group was, I feel really confident about this group. If they don’t got the cuteness part filled in, than I don’t know what could. Group rating: 4.75/5
Pucchimoni V: Nakajima Saki, Hagiwara Mai, Mano Erina
So is Mano supposed to be the new Goto Maki? Hah, right. Anyway this group is just kinda random for me. Erina makes sense and in a way so does Saki, but I dunno about MaiMai. The original Petitimoni(as I call them) consisted of Goto Maki, Yasuda Kei and Ichii Sayaka and which Yossie later switched in for. I guess it takes like two girls who can sing well(which was Tsunku’s original plan[Yasuda’s and Sayaka’s Otome no Shinrigaku in Momosu’s second album]) and pair them up with the already vocally talented Goto Maki. Putting it like that, it does make sense to add Saki and Mai who are(I suppose) vocally talented in a way. Group rating: 4/5
ZYX-α: Niigaki Risa, Kusumi Koharu, Tsugunaga Momoko, Tokunaga Chinami, Sudou Maasa, Umeda Erika, Wada Ayaka, Ogawa Saki
Heyheyhey whoa! What happened to Yajima Maimi and Shimizu?! Ahh I know, probably too old. xo I can see how Risa takes Mari’s role as leader although Koharu and Maasa being in here are pretty random. The Eggs make for a welcome addition and it’s nice to see Momoko and Erika back. Honestly, this group doesn’t really excite me much. Group rating: 3.75/5
Zoku v-u-den: Sayumi Michishige, JunJun, Sugaya Risako
Ok, Sayu+JunJun are PERFECT for this group but WHAT THE FLIP is Risako doing there?!?! Seriously, she’s so out of place. Since the group theme is sexiness, in a way she fits it(but it’s weird how Tsunku chose Berryz’ youngest member, but maybe he was aiming at how all v-u-den vocalists must suck[which wasn’t the case in the original v-u-den]) but her sexiness just comes out kind of awkward at times. However, sexy she is. I think other H!P Kids would have fit the slot better… Let’s see… From Berryz… Chinami or Miyabi would have fit in pretty well. Mayeb not Miyabi ’cause she’s already in Aa! but Chinami doesn’t really have that sexy trait to her… From C-ute… Ok well, no one. Well what do you know. Tsunku really did make the right choice… Group rating: 4.75/5
Tanpopo#: Kamei Eri, Mitsui Aika, Kumai Yurina, Okai Chisato
Ok, all I had to do was read the first two members of the group to know that it would immediately my favorite. Hello?! Eri+Mitsui= musical heaven! And than Yurina showed up. :x Ugh… Not that I hate the girl, only when she’s taking Miyabi’s spotlight… Hopefully she’ll prove less annoying this time around. And yay for C-ute’s best vocalist making it on the group! Chisato is a welcome addition, although I think that if Kanna were still around, she would have fitted in better due to her voice. All of the vocalists in the group have naturally high voices, minus Yurina. Oh, and +2 points for Tsunku @ creative group names. Group rating: 5/5