L to R: Maki Goto, Natsumi Abe, Aya Matsuura
In the hustle and bustle of Hello! Project adding a bunch of members, Tsunku made a special unit consisting of Gocchin, Nacchi, and Ayaya (which is basically Gomattou (sans Mikitty and with Nacchi). I guess in a way this could be a sequel xD. Their shtick was something a bit akin to the Super Sentai series where it’s superheroes and such though idol-flavored. Of course they did get a concert to themselves before ceasing to exist (and GAM and DEF.DIVA happened which is coming up in the future!)
Style of Music:
Well considering they only had two songs under their name, they didn’t have a set in stone style. Renai Sentai Shitsu Ranger was a bit more for rockin’ the crowd while LOVE LIKE CRAZY was more hip-hop tinted. The latter song is what remind me of Gomattou!
- Renai Sentai Shitsu Ranger
This is the A-side, Renai Sentai Shitsu Ranger and it’s great to see all three interact with each other. Very energetic performance right?
One of those rare H!P times where a B-side gets a PV as well, this is LOVE LIKE CRAZY…cool song, but they look very odd in them wigs!
Other Things to Mention:
-When they were invited to perform at Kouhaku, Nacchi wasn’t allowed to perform (because she was suspended for plagiarism, oops). She did come back for their concert though.
Overall: This is another case of why was this unit created considering they already had Gomattou existing. I know it had 3 of the most well-known members of H!P at the time, but strangely enough, I wasn’t particularly interested when I first listened to them. My opinion hasn’t wavered much since then because LOVE LIKE CRAZY is much better than RSSR. Like I said above, this unit kind of became dust in the wind when DEF.DIVA arrived.