... I think I might cry... -gets out hanky- sniff sniff~
Peaberry and DIY♡ are two new units within Hello! Project who will be unveiled during the summer live concerts, with Peaberry being unveiled during the Ktkr version of the concert, and DIY♡ being unveiled during the Wkwk version. The unit Peaberry, consisting of Wada Ayaka and Sayashi Riho, will sing their song Cabbage Hakusho whilst DIY♡ will perform their song Forefore ~Forest for Rest~. These two units have been issued by the Hello! SATOYAMA movement project.
I first saw this news after buying a bunch of
alcohol drinks today for tomorrow night, so I'm pretty late jumping on the news wagon, but seriously, when I saw this news I was over the moon, more so when I saw the lineup of DIY♡, because hey - IT'S HARUNAN! That, and the fact that DIY♡ consists of three members who I really like in Hello! Project, one I quite like and the other I am liking a lot more than before, so yeah... I'm pretty keen on the lineup of DIY♡, and that is honestly the group I am looking forward to.
Then there is Peaberry, a two-nin unit consisting of Dawa and Riho, and the unit which I'm kind of looking forward to, but not as over the moon about. Probably because it consists of two girls who are slowly growing on me, but it isn't exactly that surprising to see Riho getting a unit...
but it's a bloody surprise to see Haruna getting a unit, but guess what? I'm bloody happy - and very many others aren't~
So, other than the absolute happiness that everyone has over the fact that, finally, H!P seem to be churning out new units consisting of existing members, there is also a bit of babble going around about the lineup of DIY♡, or mostly the fact that Haruna's there. Nothing about Peaberry, because yeah, everyone likes those two, but some people are wishing that Haruna was swapped with Ayumi, and Chinami with Captain, as these two aren't exactly the strongest dancers in H!P. whilst the other three girls, Maimi, Nakky and Miyabi, are all pretty awesome dancers, so of course people are voicing their wishes over Haruna, the weakest dancer of Morning Musume, being taken out and replaced by Ayumi.
Of course I can see their reason, especially because DIY♡'s Hello! Project name stands for Dance In Your♡, so we will visualize this unit as a dancing one because of the name. But honestly? I wouldn't take any of these girls out, not even Maimi, the only C-ute member I don't care about, because this unit consists of more mature members age wise in Hello! Project, and considering Haruna seems to be getting a good amount of exposure and popularity, it's probably the best move to put her in a sub-unit with these girls - the same with Chinami, who's being pushed a lot more now thanks to Cha Cha SING, I wouldn't swap her for Captain like some people want - she is deserving of this spotlight. Then again, that's a personal opinion.
Yeah, the unit might be dance based, and we all know that that is one of Haruna's weak points when it comes to talent, but who cares? I don't recall Maimi being a great dancer in the beginning, considering she flailed around like she couldn't handle her arms or legs when she was a kid - it's more about who Hello! Project think fit together, and what sort of image they want to create, and with DIY♡, I think that they want to create a more mature image for these girls rather than a kiddish one, and whilst Ayumi, a killer dancer, might have been appropriate, I think that her height wouldn't have fit the bill for this group - come on! This unit consists of girls with outrageously wonderful legs, so yeah, I don't think that Ayumi would have fit in well, because she's quite short if you think about it. That, or they just thought she was too young, because every member barr Haruna is around 19, so they are all older members of course. And that just brings us back to the theory of a more mature group~
Legs legs legs...~
Concerning Peaberry, I really have no thoughts on them, other than that it's a pretty smart move on Hello! Project's group. Pairing off one of the most annoying S/mileage singers (IMO) with the most popular Morning Musume newb member is a good step forward, and as DAWA herself is quite popular, I'm sure that this unit will be a strong one money wise. Vocals? Eh, who knows? Personally I'm not keen on either of their voices, but I think that they could work - we will have to wait and see, however I do prefer some units over groups because I think there's more room for the girls to show off their individuality and also, there's a lot more fairness in lines, so I actually think this group might improve how I feel towards both Dawa and Riho. I will look forward to that~ Also, their song sounds quite cute and interesting.
And thinking about the songs and the unit themselves, doesn't this ring a bell? I'm actually thinking more so about Ecomoni, a unit which consisted of Ishikawa Rika and Michishige Sayumi, two of the weaker H!P singers at the time, who were made into a unit to promote environmental safety - well, Peaberry certainly fits that bill in my eyes, but instead the girls are going to promote farm life. The same goes for DIY♡, except that these girls will promote DIY and such - but their song actually reminds me of Ecomoni, too. Well, both of the group concepts are interesting, and they might just work. So yeah, I'm looking forward to these units~
Hopefully they will bring out CD's, because seriously? I might buy DIY♡'s!
PLEASE BRING OUT CD'S DX
What are your thoughts on this nice little development in H!P?
PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: July 20th, 2012
PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: July 20th, 2012