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H!P Profiles: Hello! Project Bekimasu (and Mobekimasu)

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Bottom Row L to R: Maasa Sudo, Chinami Tokunaga, Momoko Tsugunaga, Yurina Kumai, Miyabi Natsuyaki, Risako Sugaya, Saki Shimizu
Middle Row: Mai Hagiwara, Maimi Yajima, Airi Suzuki, Saki Nakajima, Chisato Okai
Top Row: Saki Ogawa, Yuuka Maeda, Erina Mano, Ayaka Wada, Kanon Fukuda

So back in 2011, Tsunku quietly announced a rather interesting unit (that sort of reached back to the days when the shuffle units were active.  In the interesting turnout, he stuffed the 4 active units/soloists together (with no Morning Musume) to form H!P Bekimasu (the name coming from putting the first syllable of the group’s name (and ManoEri’s surname) in chronological order.  They released a performance only digital single titled “Makeru na Wasshoi!” before news started churning with a more filled out unit!  Oh and they rereleased their single at the end of 2011.

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Bottom Row L to R: Risa Niigaki, Saki Shimizu, Maimi Yajima, Erina Mano, Ayaka Wada
2nd Row: Riho Sayashi, Reina Tanaka, Momoko Tsugunaga, Miyabi Natsuyaki, Saki Nakajima, Chisato Okai, Kanon Fukuda, Yuuka Maeda
3rd Row: Sayumi Michishige, Kanon Suzuki, Chinami Tokunaga, Risako Sugaya, Airi Suzuki, Mai Hagiwara, Akari Takeuchi, Rina Katsuta
Top Row: Mizuki Fukumura, Erina Ikuta, Yurina Kumai, Maasa Sudo, Meimi Tamura, Fuyuka Kosuga, Kana Nakanishi
(not pictured): Aika Mitsui

Interestingly enough, I suppose Tsunku thought the idea to bring back the supergroup was there because shortly after in September, he announced that ALL of the groups will get together to release a single titled “Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku”.  The noticeable changes here were that S/mileage had just gone through a BIG shift in members with gaining 5 new members and losing Sakitty in the process.  Also if you don’t know it, Fuu-chan was a part of the group, but when she had to leave due to her sickness she was quietly booted out of 90% of the promotion (I think the pic above and the singular group pictures are the only instances besides some behind-the-scenes stuff for the PV.  Another is that Aika was missing in some of the promos but she is in group pictures and the PV itself too (due to her injury).  Finally, Morning Musume had just gotten their 10th generation as well and they don’t really appear much officially, they helped perform on live shows.  At the end of the day, I think it was just simply a one-shot group as since this release, nothing much has happened with this group (plus Gaki, Aika, Reina, Yuukarin, and soon, Sayu and the Berryz are graduating) there really hasn’t been much importance here.

Style of Music: Bekimasu’s only song is very idol-like and odd to listen to because it has a strange gimmick to it >.>

Mobekimasu’s single had a bit of a nice selection.  The main song was more in line of the recent amount of disco-y songs (a short period where Tsunku was kind of repeating himself).  Moshimo… while sung by 5 of the cuter voices in H!P was upbeat and peppy while Kacchoii Uta (a version for every act in H!P) was almost pop/rock ala Buono!.  They did all have one thing in common and that’s the wild amount of synth horns…yikes.

Discography

Singles

  • Makeru na Wasshoi! (re-released in December)
  • Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku

So this is about as official of a PV we’ll get of Makeru na Wasshoi! as this was found on the Petit Best 12 DVD.  I still get confused with that chorus that makes thing the song is skipping all over the place XD

This is the only PV Mobekimasu released, Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku and it was meant to really show off what H!P is like and for the most part it was OK.  A bit polarizing since there wasn’t a lot of solo lines for any of the non-front girls (hell ManoEri didn’t get one) and Riho was front and center for the choreography. 

Overall: Bekimasu was surprising because I actually didn’t recall anyone who was interested at all about this formation.  Plus, even I had glossed over the release initially, not realizing it’s existance until after Mobekimasu’s release.  Even then, the song wasn’t all that great despite most of the leading voices got lines (and is ironically the last time we’d hear Sakitty sing on a single). 

When Mobekimasu was announced it was around the crazy time when H!P was massively shifting around since Saki and Ai-chan had left/graduated and Momusu/S/mileage were dealing with the new members.  Plus Berryz and C-ute were also having a collaborative single so everything was just busy for everyone.  Their release did make fans think of H.P. All Stars which makes sense because everyone in H!P were getting together (except the Eggs again >.>).  For what it’s worth it wasn’t bad but it didn’t feel like we were getting what H!P was all about especially since there wasn’t lines for everyone involved like there was back in the day.  Also, this came out in November, I think we could’ve squeezed in the new Momusu members to make it seem a little more cooler.  This wasn’t a bad concept…but it could’ve been handled better.

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