H!P revival group lists

Hello!Projects’s revival groups for the H!P cover album, Chanpuru 1~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~, were reviled. And some of the groups don’t seem like the best choices.

The new groups are so follows:

Aa!

Natsuyaki Miyabi, Suzuki Airi, Saho Akari

Shin Minimoni

Linlin, Fukuda Kanon, Takeuchi Akari, Miyamoto Karin

Pucchimoni V

Nakajima Saki, Hagiwara Mai, Mano Erina

Zoku Biyuuden

Michishige Sayumi, Junjun, Sugaya Risako

Tanpopo#

Kamei Eri, Mitsui Aika, Kumai Yurina, Okai Chisato
ZYX-α

Niigaki Risa, Kusumi Koharu, Tsugunaga Momoko,
Tokunaga Chinami, Sudou Maasa, Umeda Erika,
Wada Ayaka, Ogawa Saki
The main complaint that I have is Pucchimoni V. ManoEri, Saki, Mai? They don’t fit at all. The original Pucchimoni had much deeper and more powerful voices. This new one seems completely wrong. All three of them are also some of my least favorite voices in all of H!P. This group is utter fail to me.
Zoku Biyuuden, or V-U-DEN whatever you wan to call it, also seems like a weird choice to me. I’m not really sure how much sex appeal these 3 have. Sayumi might have had alluring photobooks, but her overall image and voice is suited for something cuter. I also don’t think JunJun is vocally strong enough for this. Neither is Risako.
I think ZYX-a has too many members. It looks ZYX-a was the group to shove all the members they didn’t know what to do with.
Aa! is a little weird without Reina. They kept Airi and Miyabi in the group, why not Reina too? Especially since Miyabi didn’t even have that many lines in the original.
Other than that I’m happy with the new groups. I kinda expected the new Mini Moni to be Egg heavy. I don’t really mind it. LinLin and Kanon in the group is enough for me. Tanpopo# seems to be a nice balance of vocals. With Aika, Yurina, and Chisato having deeper vocals for the most part will blend together nicely with Eri’s cute voice.
I haven’t heard most of the songs from the album yet. I only heard 3 songs so far. I’m mostly likely going to review the album some time in the future.

A blast from H!P’s past

Hello!Project’s cover album Chanpuru 1~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ is being released on July 15th. Here’s the full track list that was released recently.

1. Diamonds – High-King
2. Ai wa Katsu – °C-ute & Erina Mano
3. YES-YES-YES – Aa! [Tanaka Reina, Natsuyaki Miyabi, Suzuki Airi]
4. Tentou Chuu no Sanba – Shin Minimoni (New Minimoni) [Linlin, Kanon Fukuda, ???]
5. Kimi ga iru dake de – Pucchimoni V (Erina Mano, ???)
6. Heya to Y shirts to Watashi – Reina Tanaka
7. Mamotte Agetai – Risa Niigaki & Eri Kamei
8. Cosmos – Ai Takahashi
9. Mirai Yosouzu II – ZYX-α (ZYX alpha)
10. ONLY YOU – Zoku・Biyuuden (Sequel Biyuuden)
11. akai sweet pea – Tanpopo #
12. For You… – Linlin
13. Kanpaku Sengen – Berryz Koubou & Erina Mano
14. Sekai wa futari no tame ni – Sayumi Michishige, Koharu Kusumi, Aika Mitsui, Junjun

I’m sure most H!P fans were shocked by the track list. I definitely was. I was really surprised to see H!P reviving so many old groups. ZYX, Tanpopo, Mini Moni, V-U-DEN, Pucchimoni, Aa!, and High King are all making a comeback. H!P really seems to be pulling all the stops. There’s even a LinLin solo! Which is beyond amazing.
I can’t wait to see who’s going to be in each group. The perfect Zoku V-U-DEN would be Ai, Risa, and Reina. Just look at Take Off Is Now, no one else could be that sexy. I think JunJun would be perfect for Pucchimoni. I also wonder if previous members are going to return to their groups. There’s still time for Ai to be in the new Mini Moni.
I hate waiting for things like this.

Even though I’m mostly excited for this, there are some negatives I can’t get over. Feel free to tell me if I’m over thinking too much.

Over the last couple of years Morning Musume has been declining in sales. They are not the powerhouse and phenomenon they were all those years ago. The H!P kids are growing in popularity, and yet that’s still not enough for H!P to be on top. Sure Shouganai Yume Oibito ranked #1 and Seishun Bus Gus/Rival ranked #4. That’s great and everything, but can this current spurt of popularity really last? Tsunku is trying to by bringing back Mini Moni and possibly these other groups.

Honestly this kind of looks like an act of desperation to me. He’s trying to recapture H!P’s glory days. Which is fine to do, but do it in the right way. Instead of copying the past so much Tsunku should worry about making the current H!P better. He should be making new groups and subgroups. Look how well Buono does. One shot groups like Guardians 4 and Milky Way just aren’t cutting it. When need another S/milage group so it can be like Berryz Kobou and C-ute 2.0. And it’s definitely time for new Momusu members. I think the current line up is great, but they haven’t changed in 2 years. I’m getting impatient for new faces.

I am happy to see these groups revived. And even though they are more than likely only being revived for this CD, I don’t really think they should be revived at all. Leave the past in the past. H!P needs to more on to move forward.