L to R: Risa Niigaki, Koharu Kusumi, Maki Goto, Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida
As a celebration of Morning Musume’s upcoming 10th anniversary as a group, Tsunku decided to celebrate it by creating a sub-group! The way he chose the members was by utilizing all the odd-numbered generations to get by. So they brought Kaori and Nacchi from 1st Gen, Gocchin from 3, Gaki from 5th, and Koha from 7th (though at the time of this creation, I’m surprised Tsunku didn’t bring in Yuko or Ai-chan >.>. They only lasted a year before they disbanded (because the anniversary was over).
Style of Music: It’s kind of funny because even though the were created to celebrate Morning Musume, the group only had ballads as A-sides while the B-sides were more upbeat and uptempo, but not at the level of the more vibrant main group.
Bokura ga Ikiru MY ASIA
- Itoshiki Tomo e
This is the group’s 2nd A-side, Itoshiki Tomo e and you can really tell some members were used to puling ballads off and some weren’t XD.
Favorite Songs (though it’s only between 4 songs >.>)
Itoshiki Tomo e
- Michi Naru Mirai e (B-side from “Itoshiki Tomo e”
- Juunen Ai (B-side from “Bokura ga Ikiru Mirai e”)
Overall: Even though we all knew the group wasn’t going to last long, I was kind of surprised Tsunku took a group meaning to celebrate Momusu’s 10 years and kind of make them release such slow songs for leading tracks…totally didn’t get it. Of course the choice of ladies could’ve grown by two more with Yuko and Ai-chan (and could’ve took out Koharu because she was quite pushed during this time everywhere in H!P). For a more mature group, it was actually a nice enough idea, but considering it wasn’t long before Maki would leave H!P & Kaori would have her baby…it just kind of was shutdown after their tour was over with.