Top Row L to R: Risa Niigaki, Reina Tanaka, Mizuki Fukumura, Erina Ikuta, Riho Sayashi, Kanon Suzuki
Bottom Row: Erika Miyoshi, Minami Sengoku, Saki Mori, Karin Miyamoto, Haruka Kudo
So during the wild time in 2011, Tsunku (H!P/UFP?) had their annual stageplay and it seems that they finally made them slightly important again. Titled Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~, this play was kind of getting well-known names in History together and well…I’m not exactly sure what else is going on in the play. Though the surprising element here was that a one-time unit was created to just simply promote the play with a single of the same name. After that, well they went their seperate ways.
Style of Music: Even though stageplay music isn’t the strongest H!P music fare (until recently it seems) Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ felt repetitive pop music with some slight disco vibes.
- Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~
(Skip to 2:35 for the song). This is the song in question, I mean I do enjoy that the 9th Generation get a lot of lines (and Gaki and Reina at that) but man you see some familiar faces!
Overall: Knowing that Aika originally had Reina’s role before her injury, I so could’ve seen this to be great for her overall…but alas it wasn’t meant to be. Reborn Eleven is an interesting unit I mean you had a lot of Momusu of course but you have Haruka (who just became a 10th gen member), Karin & Sayuki (even though the latter wasn’t a part of said unit (nor sang). Also interesting to see Erika and at that point UUG member Sengoku and Morisaki being included. I would’ve loved to have seen this group go farther, but considering the group’s shtick…it wasn’t meant to be.