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H!P Profiles: Minis.?

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L to R: Chisaki Morito, Musubu Funaki, (Yurina Kumai), Reina Yokoyama, Moe Kamikokuryo

So in October of 2018, in kind of a quiet announcement, Yurina Kumai announced a book that included the other 4 titled Complex ni Sayonara! and no one really thought much of it until the Hello! Fes concerts in the same month when the group (sans Kumai) performed together in an original track of the same name.  This quartet under the name of Minis.? performed a couple more times with the same track, but we wouldn’t get the release of their original song until the “Petit Best 20 2020” compilation in that year.  Not much has happened since though and it might mostly been a one-off unit since Funaki would be graduating in 2020.

Style of Music: Their only song is kind of cutesy and upbeat, almost reminding me of Minimoni’s poppy sound just updated and with better vocalists.

 They never released a PV for the song oddly enough, so all we have is pretty much this live performance of the song

Overall: It has been quite a while since H!P had a one-shot unit (not counting those SATO units), but Minis.? literally had no fanfare of introduction to the H!P world and while it felt like Minimoni with the members being shorties.  Didn’t help that their song was left in the oven for like almost 2 years before randomly appearing on a Petit Best as well.  I mean it’s cute and all, but they could’ve been promoted a smidge more IMHO.

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Karin Miyamoto to graduate from Juice=Juice/H!P in June

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Sorry, I was a little late with this news but yeah, a couple weeks back, Karin Miyamoto released a video announcing her graduation from Juice=Juice and Hello! Project in June to well end up as a soloist in Up-Front (explains the many unreleased songs she performed last year).  I think of all of the graduation announcements made in the last year, Miyamoto’s is probably the least surprising, but it’s also because she’s pretty much been a veteran for the longest time as well dating back to her Eggs days and her first prominent exposure in the “Champloo” album.  I will say I’m a bit surprised about becoming a soloist under UFP and not stay in H!P (the last soloist was ManoEri soo…).  So I can’t wait to see what she does once she leaves (though this announcement simultaneously gave us their next single which is also will be Karin’s last, “Pop Music / Suki tte Itte yo” in April.

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