Thursday, 16 July 2015

Kenshuusei who's caught your interest recently (H!P Maruwakari Winter 2015)

The HaroPuro MaruWakari Books are released in conjunction with the twice-yearly Hello! Con tours. The contents usually take the form of questionnaires to the members, asking about other members.
This one, which came out for the 2015 Winter Hello! Cons, would be Berryz' last as well as Country Girls' first. It also pre-dates Kobushi Factory, who were announced at that Hello! Con itself. Thus, the usual questionnaires are supplemented with a Berryz Kobo special as well as a new members special (MM 12ki, S/mileage 3ki, the 5 new Country Girls).

Q10. Who's the H!P Kenshuusei who's recently caught your interest?

Shimizu Saki: Nomura Minami-chan. She came along with us during Berryz Kobo's autumn tour, and she learned really passionately, watching us perform from the wings of the stage.

Tsugunaga Momoko: Everyone! All of them shine. Momochi would like to practise the 'angle of my bow' too!!

Tokunaga Chinami: Funaki-chan. She appeared at Berryz Kobo's concerts, and every time I meet her, she's grown bigger!!

Sudo Maasa: Funaki Musubu-chan. She participated in Berryz Kobo's live performances, and your eyes follow her as her solo parts and dancing are really cute ♥

Natsuyaki Miyabi: Funaki-chan. She's steadily developing at dancing and singing!!! To the extent that Funaki-chan often comes up as a topic of conversation among the members of Berryz Kobo. Everyone's says 'She's cute ♥ she's cute ♥' ^o^

Kumai Yurina: Fujii-chan. She appears with us on-stage for this tour, but I think it was cute how she'd always be smiling at the side of the stage, watching us perform.

Sugaya Risako: It made me really happy when Ogawa Rena-chan told me that she liked me ♥ Ever since she was in the Kenshuusei, Inaba Manaka-chan who's now in Country Girls danced really dynamically with her tiny body, it's attractive!

Q10. Who's the H!P Kenshuusei who's recently caught your interest?

Yajima Maimi: It's Ogawa Rena-chan, though she's caught my interest for quite a while. She has this gentle atmosphere, and when I ask the other Kenshuusei girls 'Who are you close with?', a lot of those girls would answer 'Ogawa Rena-chan', so I'm sure she's a sweet girl~ Well, that's just what I feel!

Nakajima Saki: Country Girls' Inaba Manaka-chan has been good at dancing ever since she was a Kenshuusei. Her smile is brilliant too, it draws my eyes.

Suzuki Airi: Funaki Musubu-chan. In the midst of many other Kenshuusei, she's clearly smaller than the other girls, yet she brings out this huge aura. She's also got something about her that makes you think she's a hard worker, so I'm looking forward to the future ♥

Okai Chisato: Funaki Musubu-chan. She's tiny and really cute ♥ Mai likes her too, so it looks like I'm going to get yelled at...... (laughs)

Hagiwara Mai: Funaki-chan! She's oh-so-cute ♥♥♥

Q10. Who's the H!P Kenshuusei who's recently caught your interest?

Fukumura MizukiThe contemporary combo of the airy 'RikoRiko', Yamagishi Riko-chan, and 'MinaMina' Nomura Minami-chan with her cute smile

Ikuta Erina: Hamaura Ayano-chan. Because when the Kenshuusei were asked ' Who would like to have their hair done by Ikuta-san?' for the HaroSute corner where the senpai would do their hair, Hama-chan raised her hand.

Sayashi Riho: I'm always interested in finding out what's on Niinuma Kisora's mind. Personally, I think she resembles Ayase Haruka-san, so I'm watching her, wondering if she'll grow up to be even more of a beauty.

Suzuki Kanon: Niinuma Kisora-chan comes from Aichi prefecture, the same as me, and it's captivating how her favourite phrase is 'SeishinSeii', with all one's heart and soul.

Iikubo Haruna: Nomura Minami-chan. Nomura-chan's expression when performing 'Koi Shitai Shintou' is really pretty, I always watch her during Hello! Cons. I've told her 'I'm a fan'.

Ishida Ayumi: Kaga Kaede-chan. When we were doing the play 'Lilium' together, it was fascinating to see the gap between seeing her making serious efforts and her somewhat different personality. I've mentioned this occasionally, but her reactions are unique.

Sato Masaki: Nomura Minami-chan. I don't have a reason, but I'm really interested in her. Also, the first time I met her, I felt like I'd met her before.

Kudo Haruka: Funaki Musubu-chan and Inaba Manaka-chan, who's joined Country Girls. The 2 of them have told me that they like the ikemen Kudo. Since then, I've become friends with Inaba-chan at the Hello! Cons, and I feel that Funaki resembles me in the past!!

Oda Sakura: Inaba Manaka-chan. Even before she joined Country Girls, she was undoubtedly good as a Kenshuusei. Girly, idol-like, and even when I would talk with her, she'd reply with an 'Oda-san♥', and my eyes would lock on her perfect smile, which would make my heart skip a beat ♥

Ogata HarunaNiinuma Kisora-san. Because it made me really happy when she told me that she's a fan. I'd like to meet her soon! I'd like to chat with her!

Nonaka Miki: Niinuma Kisora-san. She's cute and has a good figure! We're the same academic age, so I'd like to get closer to her.

Makino Maria: Kishimoto Yumeno-chan and Fujii Rio-chan. We've always been friends since we were in the Kenshuusei. Yume, Rio, I'll always love you ♥

Haga AkaneOgawa Rena-san! After lessons, we would go back home and go for meals. She's really kind, I love her♥

Q10. Who's the H!P Kenshuusei who's recently caught your interest?

Wada Ayaka: Nomura Minami-chan! She said she likes me, and it makes me really happy that she sends me a message every time after a concert!

Fukuda Kanon: Funaki-chan. Because I've been told that there are similarities between Funakki-chan and me in the past. But Funakki's completely cuter!

Nakanishi Kana: Inaba Manaka-chan who has got into Country Girls! I think she's the one I'm closest to in the Kenshuusei. She's a kind and good girl, so I'd like to talk with her more.

Takeuchi Akari: Tagucchi (Taguchi Natsumi) is super funny (lol),

Katsuta Rina: Ogawa Rena-chan. We've talked a lot and she's really funny (^^)

Tamura Meimi: Taguchi Natsumi-chan and Nomura Minami-chan. Tagucchi's funny and cute! MinaMina suddenly became grown-up, I was surprised at how she'd grown in height!!

Murota Mizuki: Kishimoto Yumeno-chan. Her conduct during MCs is funny ♪

Aikawa Maho: Yamaki Risa-san who joined Country Girls. She seems grown-up, but she's funny when you talk with her, and I envy her good singing.

Sasaki Rikako: Inaba Manaka-chan. Even though she's super cute, her dancing is sharp, and that difference excites me. I think she'll flourish in Country Girls.

Q10. Who's the H!P Kenshuusei who's recently caught your interest?

Miyazaki YukaWada Sakurako-chan ♥ Not just recently, it's always been the case that just looking at her soothes my heart

Kanazawa TomokoDanbara Ruru-chan. I can't forget her singing when she sang her solo at the 'Nama Tamago Show! The richness of her voice towered over the rest, so I hope I'll get to listen to that lovely voice a lot from now on! But backstage, she's meek and quite silent, that difference with her stage presence is also irresistible...

Takagi Sayuki: Taguchi Natsumi. She's really cute, and she's like a little sister to me.

Miyamoto Karin: Hamaura Ayano-chan. I always think that the sight of her doing her utmost best is adorable, and her figure's amazing.

Uemura Akari: Yamagishi Riko-chan. I like her calmness in particular, even without saying anything, it feels like we've established a conversation, it calms me down.

Q10. Who's the H!P Kenshuusei who's recently caught your interest?

Yamaki Risa: Niinuma Kisora-chan. Since she's my beloved contemporary. The only person I exchange messages with every day is Kisora. It's always fun when Kisora's around. Yamakisora ♪ Ogawa Rena-san. I really like her face. What a beauty! She's really airy and cute...... I love her. I oshi her.

Inaba Manaka: Kishimoto Yumeno-san. Kishimon's really funny, and recently she's gradually powered up (laughs). She's always positive and makes me laugh a lot. I think that Kishimon I loved by everyone ★

Morito Chisaki: Sasaki Rikako-chan. I saw her as a Kenshuusei, but she really stands out with her good dancing. Ah, she's joined ANGERME.

Shimamura Uta: I still don't know them yet......

Ozeki Mai: Kishimoto Yumeno-san. When I saw her audition video for Morning Musume。-san, she was really cute, and I think she's her singing's lovely too!!

Notes and observations:

  • Quick tally of names mentioned more than twice:
Funaki Musubu8
Nomura Minami6Kobushi Factory
Inaba Manaka6Country Girls
Ogawa Rena5Kobushi Factory
Niinuma Kisora5Tsubaki Factory
Kishimoto Yumeno4Tsubaki Factory
Taguchi Natsumi3Kobushi Factory
  • Two mentions: Fujii Rio, Yamagishi RIko, Hamaura Ayano
  • One mention: Kaga Kaede, Yamaki Risa, Wada Sakurako,Danbara Ruru, Sasaki Rikako
  • Uta-chan went for the honest 'Don't know them yet', while Momochi went for the generic 'everyone'
  • Quickly checking out what groups the mentioned girls are attached to:
Country Girls2
Kobushi Factory6
Tsubaki Factory3
Not yet in a group3
  • Note that all 6 Kobushi members that weren't from the Nice Girl Project! Kenshuusei were mentioned.
  • Funakki seems to have caught the interest of most of BerIKyuu, while the Musume prefer Kisora

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