L to R: Akari Saho, Ayaka Wada, Yuuka Maeda, Kanon Fukuda
In the changes that were happening with the Elder Club all being graduated out H!P needed something a little fresh to fill in the big spaces. Part of it was a new Egg unit that was made to promote the anime Shugo Chara!. The group consisted of well Eggs and that was pretty much it. Of course they were the second group that was created with the anime in mind (first was Buono!). The group released only two singles before 3/4 of the members had to graduate (Ayaka, Yuuka, and Kanon) because they were chosen to be in another group as S/mileage.
L to R: Akari Saho, Mizuki Fukumura, Irori Maeda
After their graduations from the group SCE! had to move on and brought two more members in Mizuki and Irori. This trio have one song under their belt which was a joint single with Guardians 4. Also during this time they had auditions to find a new member to represent yellow like Ayacho did.
L to R: Akari Saho, Nanami Tanabe, Mizuki Fukumura, Irori Maeda
This full 2nd Generation was announced when Nanami Tanabe was the winner of the auditions and well slid in as the 4th member, however it was a short win for her as the group only had one song as well before the show ended its run and subsequently meant the end for all three groups (well until Buono! resurfaced). Since then, Akari left H!P to join Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari), Mizuki became a Morning Musume member, Irori went her own way and seems to be trying to get other idol groups and Nanami is a current Kenshuusei (the eldest one actually).
Style of Music: It’s pretty cutesy mixed in with anison. Shoujo girls music 😄
Minna no Tamago
- Shugo Shugo!
- PARTY TIME / Watashi no Tamago (Joint single with Guardians 4)
- Shugo Chara! Song♪Best (Joint album with Buono! and Guardians 4)
This would be the group’s debut, Minna no Tamago…very colorful and slightly remids me of W’s “Ai no Imi wo Oshiete!”.
The 2nd generation of SCE! never got a PV to themselves so here’s a live version of Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha~ (a B-side from Guardian 4’s final single, “Going On!”.
Top Favorite Songs (not enough for me to reach 5)
Minna no Tamago
- Wonderland ni Tsuretette (B-side from Shugo Shugo!
- Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha~ (B-side from G4’s “Going On!” single)
Overall: Another one of those ill-fated groups, SCE! started off nicely releasing singles and appearing on a couple of Guardians 4 singles do cover their songs. Though it seems so odd when Ayacho, Nyon, and Yuukarin got pulled out to be in a group on its own and left poor Akari behind. When Fukuchan and Irorin joined it seemed like Tsunku lost interest with them and even after Tanapyon filled that last gap…it still didn’t seem like effort was put in. Though S/mileage has the vocals from this group so I don’t know if it was a big enough kill for the group, but I think from the name of the group, it would’ve been hard keeping them going.