L to R: Saki Nakajima, Risa Niigaki, Aika Mitsui, Chisato Okai
Towards the end of 2007, Tsunku and his oddly enjoyment of anime groups revealed ANOTHER group to be used solely for an anime, this time in the form of Athena & Robikerottsu who sung themes for Robby and Kerobby in which Gaki voiced one of the characters. The group only released two singles before eventually being put into inactivity (moreso since Gaki graduated from H!P as well).
Style of Music: Not as sugary as Koharu’s songs but not as edgy as Buono!s….definitely in the middle so it’s very shoujo-girls and cute but not sickingly so lol. The B-sides from both their singles are also in the same vein so it’s noth like they fully had something else to fall back on.
- Shouri no BIG WAVE!!!
- Seishun! LOVE Lunch
Well, this is the group’s debut song, Shouri no BIG WAVE!!! and it really showed how much anime this group really was hahah, so many scenes from Robby & Kerobby.
Overall: I was once again part of that group of people that totally missed out on this group. Which is only to blame because I wasn’t a big fan of this whole era of anime-quirkyness that Tsunku was just really into. Athena & Robikerottsu was surprising because it had 3 of my more favorite members, Gaki, Aika, and Chisato (and Nakky but I love her dancing not so much her singing). Sad that this group lasted only two singles before ending after the anime did. I think these 4 could’ve released more and imagine them today…they’d sound so good!