Seishub Bus Guide / Rival

Berryz Koubou May 2009

Group Name: Berryz工房  (Berryz Koubou; Berryz Workshop)
Years Active: 2004 – Present
Age Range: 15 – 18

Berryz Koubou was formed on 2004-01-14 and debuted around two months later with the single あなたなしでは生きてゆけない (Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai). The group was composed of eight of the then Hello! Project Kids and it was the original idea to change members frequently allowing all of the Hello! Project Kids to participate in Berryz Koubou. This original idea however was scrapped and the group line-up remained the same until mid-2005 when Ishimura Maiha returned to ordinary school life.

The group initially showed limited success and although sales were far from dismal the initial slew of releases charted in the upper teens and early twenties of the Oricon Charts. Nowadays, Berryz Koubou is a key member of Hello! Project and one of the members of Wonderful Hearts.

Current Members:

  • 清水佐紀 (Shimizu Saki)
  • 嗣永桃子 (Tsugunaga Momoko)
  • 徳永千奈美 (Tokunaga Chinami)
  • 夏焼雅 (Natsuyaki Miyabi)
  • 須藤茉麻 (Sudou Maasa)
  • 熊井友理奈 (Kumai Yurina)
  • 菅谷梨沙子 (Sugaya Risako)

Previous Members:

  • 石村舞波 (Ishimura Maiha) (2005-10-02)

Older Promotional Images

Dakishimete Dakishimete (March 2009)

Dakishimete Dakishimete (March 2009)