Shimmin is a South Korean native who kind of randomly shot herself into the H!P world even though she was already kind of known in her country doing Entertainment shows and the like. In 2006, it was announced that she would be training in H!P in mostly all areas but the focus was on Gatas Brilhantes (the futsal team). She did eventually get on Mix Gatas, but after that…just vanished back into her homeland and she was forgotten.
Overall: This is one of those cases of, well that was a bit of a waste of time wasn’t it? Shimmin is probably the member I know least about, though I’m sure there’s plenty of others. I really was wondering what Tsunku was planning for her because she was a bit older than most of the girls were and relatively speaking, strange to focus on Gatas rather than H!P itself. I feel like this is the beginning of the curse that would fall upon non-Japanese H!P members in the future (you know, Junjun, Linlin, Jang, Ojousama, and Icecreamusume). I just am perplexed on what she could’ve done for H!P…was there some plan and she just ditched because I don’t think we’ve heard ANYTHING since Mix Gatas.
L to R: Aya Matsuura, Miki Fujimoto
In the hodgepodge of Tsunku working with the multiple new Eggs, he created another one of those “kind of almost like a retread group” but didn’t with GAM (which stood for The Great Aya and Miki) who were the only two members here and good lord were they a fanservice-heavy duo. They had the sexy going on and with two of the more favorable voices in H!P, they really combined nicely! The lasted 3 singles (plus a Rakuten Eagles single) before releasing one album. Then in 2007, a 4th single was incoming, but Miki ended up in a scandal which left her to resign from Morning Musume & H!P (though still go on the GAM tour) and ultimately ending this unit.
Style of Music: Honestly, at first with their debut, they were going for something edgier and poppy, but after that the songs became close to what Gomattou was initially about…and when their album was released, it became a bit more varied in styles.
- LU LU LU
- Daisuki Rakuten Eagles (indies)
This is the group’s 2nd single, Melodies, or the REALLY lesbian / fanservice-y PV XD….man, Ayaya and Mikitty look so good!
Top Favorites (not enough to do Top 5 >.>)
Overall: Like I said before, GAM was a unit that really didn’t need to exist simply because they could’ve just brought back Gomattou to do this because GAM’s sound almost went back to that direction. I mean is it so hard to bring back Maki for this? Then again, DEF.DIVA existed too, but here we see Ayaya in both…so…I don’t know, but I do like Miki and Aya’s connection as a duo, this was a nice duo as well…though sad they didn’t last very long because of Miki’s scandal.