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Berryz Last Live ♡♡♡

I went to see Berryz Koubou’s last liveーv(^-^)vv(^-^)vv(^-^)v





You’ve been working hard these 12 and a half years ♡


Since the Berryz members are around my age and I’m close to them、it somehow overlapped for me too at today’s live and there were parts which gave me some deep feelings‼



But they were really cool‼
For now I want them to take it easy and rest their bodiesー☺


Everyone in Berryz, thank you for all your hard work v(^-^)v
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Berryz Kobo 12th

Today is Berryz Koubou’s LiVE, huh!!
Everyone in Berryz Koubou are super super senpai。



For everyone who’s doing activities as Hello! Project members for 12 and a half years、it’s really really an important important big event, isn’t it。


For all the members、and for all the fans、and for everyone in the agency、and for all the staff-san who’ve been around them supporting them, it’s a precious day。



Eーーーveryone please have fun with all your hearts today!!!!!
I’ll be supporting you too!!!!




Saki-chan、Momo-chan、Miyabi-chan、Chinami-chan、Maasa-chan、Kumai-chan、Risako-chan、you’ve really been working hard (*^^*)♪



I hope it’ll be a wonderful concert…☆



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Berryz Koubou

Everyone who’s always worked hard in the adult world as members of Hello! Project



for 12 years already including their time in the Hello Pro Kids 



With today being the last concert



though everyone will be advancing down their own different respective paths



I want them to do their best from now on making use of the experiences they acquired in Berryz Koubou‼︎



It’s really too bad I couldn’t go see their last concert↓↓



I wanted to see it、、



I pray so hard that today’s concert was a complete success :heart:



Thanks for the hard work until now



Do your best, okay!!!
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Berryz Koubou 2004-2015 Q&As

Hello_Project-532733[1]These are the Q&As done with each member for the Berryz Koubou 2004-2015 photobook.


Captain Shimizu Saki

1) If you could be reborn as another Berryz Kobo member, who would you want to be?

Risako :heart:
I’m envious since she looks good in any hairstyle or makeup!!!

2) What’s your worst Berryz Kobo song?

Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba
For me who loves dancing,
the dance isn’t satisfying enough!!!

3) What would you like to give yourself who worked hard until Berryz Kobo suspended activities?

Half of my saved 500 yen coin.
Since using all of it would be too much, just half!

4) What song makes you think “This is Berryz Kobo!”?

Succhaka Mecchaka~
I think we’re a succhaka mecchaka group!

5) What are the other members to you?

She has this big sister-like reliable part of her somewhere,
where she speaks her opinions and properly points out things which aren’t good!!

Iya… :kirakira: she calms the air in the dressing room :onpu:

She’s always listening to me and helping me out!!
Since we hang out the most privately and are good friends :star:

When I want to be spoiled, I definitely go to where Maa-chan is!!

That smile and innocence has given me so much energy!! :)

She’s a partner I can trust when it comes to work.

6) A word to your producer Tsunku

Thank you very much for choosing me as a member of Berryz Koubou. Tsunku-san’s words made me happy, and sometimes gave me frustrating thoughts, and I grew because I had them. I’m full of feelings of gratitude that you took care of us and always watched over us!!

7) A word to your fans

I’m so overflowing with “thanks” so much that I can’t express it in words. Though it’s probably something common, I think I’ve been able to continue until here because I had all of you.
Thank you so very much for the wonderful time and wonderful memories over these 11 years or so…

I love you all~! :heart:

Tsugunaga Momoko
(note: Momochi made many drawings to illustrate her answers as well, so please see the actual book for these!)

1) Please tell us what your treasure is.

:kirakira: Myself.
:kirakira: Or rather, Momochi is the country’s treasure :kirakira:

2) What’s your favorite Berryz Kobo song?

“Arigatou! Otomodachi.”
When I sing it now I’ve become an adult,
it pierces my heart even more :onpu:

3) What’s your worst Berryz Kobo song?

“Atarashii Hibi”
…Man, I’ve had enough of the Sexy route :aseru: (lol)

4) If you could say something to yourself at debut?

Be confident since you’re cute!!

5) What are the other members to you?

Saki-chan: My best work discussion partner

Chinami: We’re so close we fight

Maasa: Karaoke date partner

Rii-chan: Cute little sister

Kumai-cho: Healing

Miya: Song and dance teacher

6) A word to your producer Tsunku

Thank you for choosing Momochi for Berryz Koubou!

7) A word to your fans

Thanks so much for these 11 years :heart: :heart:

Tokunaga Chinami
(note: Chinami also added drawings to her responses)

1) What would you be now if you hadn’t joined Berryz Koubou?

Seal trainer

2) If you were born again as another Berryz Koubou member, who would you want to be?

I’m bad at dancing, and Captain’s good at it.

3) What’s your worst Berryz Kobo song?

:onpu: Sabori :onpu:
It was tough at the time since the recording took a while.

4) The morning of 2015/3/4.
What will you do first thing when you wake up?

Brush my teeth… lol

5) What’s something in which Berryz Kobo will definitely not lose to another group?


6) What are the other members to you?

Shimi: Dependable Captain!!!

Tsugu: Business partner!!!

Su: Best friend :kirakira:

Natsu: Like a big sister!

Kuma: Healing!

Su: Little sister. We played around together!!!

7) A word to your fans

To all the fans~
It’s thanks to all of you I’ve been able to continue in Berryz this far!
Thank you so very much!

Sudou Maasa

1) What would you be now if you hadn’t joined Berryz Koubou?

A volleyball player!
Since I learned volleyball just a little bit,
if I’d continued with it I’d perhaps have gone to the Olympics…!

2) If you were born again as another Berryz Koubou member, who would you want to be?

Risako :heart:
Since she’s an angel :heart: :heart:
I’m so envious at just how cute she is!

3) Your favorite Berryz Koubou song?

Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~
It makes me so very happy when fans exchange “Maasa” for “anata” (you) in :onpu: Anata ni deaeta :onpu: :heart: :heart: :heart:

4) What song makes you think “This is Berryz Koubou!”

:onpu: Special Generation :onpu:
These 10 years we’ve created with the fans.
The song was made complete with everyone’s cheering!
You’ve all become a part of Berryz Koubou! :heart:

5) What are the other members to you?

:heart: Saki-chan :heart:
Big sister

:heart: Momo :heart:
Karaoke friend

:heart: Chinami :heart:
Best friend

:heart: Miya :heart:
Little sister

:heart: Kumai-chan :heart:
I want to spoil her

:heart: Risako :heart:

6) A word to your producer Tsunku

Thank you for writing and composing so many songs for us.
Tsunku-papa :heart:
You made me love singing!

7) A word to your fans

These 10 years have been Maasa’s treasure :heart:
Thank you for supporting me!
Everyone… I love you :heart:

Natsuyaki Miyabi

1) What would you be now if you hadn’t joined Berryz Koubou?

Since I’ve loved clothes ever since I was little, a model-san :raburabu:

2) If you were born again as another Berryz Koubou member, who would you want to be?

Kumai :heart: Yurina
That model-san-like style :kirakira:
She’s really gorgeous :heart: :heart: :heart: I admire her~

3) What’s your favorite Berryz Koubou song?

:heart: Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai :heart:
Berryz Koubou’s debut single.
Since miya’s life was changed in a big way by this CD.
It’s a very precious song.

4) What song makes you think “This is Berryz Koubou!”?

cha cha SING
“Odoru aho dakedo, tada no baka janai”
(Though I’m a dancing fool, I’m not just an idiot)
Is that Berryz!?

5) If there’s something you just have to say, please say it.

:heart: Miya-beam :heart:

6) What are the other members to you?

:heart: Reliable big sister :heart:
Our captain with the petite appearance and who shows a shy side on stage too!!
However, I don’t think she’d lose to anyone else in her Power to pull Berryz along.
Thank you for being our Captain for such a long time.

MC Master. (lol)
Momo taught me so many different things about MCs!!
It’s probably due to Momo that the miya who used to be bad at MCs has changed! Thanks for taking care of so much of my ignorance.

Chii-chan is like that!!!
I can be HAPPY when I’m with her :heart:
I feel that every day.
miya loves Chii-chan’s smile :heart: as well as her funny faces~ :heart:
I also like how she eats so~ much food :heart: :heart: :heart:

:star: :star: :star: Powerful Mama :star: :star: :star:
Maa-chan is really kind :heart:
I don’t think I’ll ever meet someone so kind and nice.
She honestly listens to what I have to say, and if I talk to her I somehow understand things.
I somehow feel relieved when I’m with her :heart: :heart: :heart:

The god of healing :raburabu:
How does Kumai-chan have that kind of healing power???
When talking with her, I gradually get more cheerful
How the heck does that happen?!
miya really loves Kumai-chan’s “my pace” aspect :heart:

:hanami: Little sister :hanami:
Risako feels even more like my little sister since she’s the same age as miya’s younger brother~
Though she’s younger, she’s dependable both outside and inside, and there are many things which she does I think are so awesome.
“Saying her own opinions.”
Though this is an incredibly difficult thing,
I think she’s so mature being able to say them to people!!

7) A word to all the fans

:heart: To all the fans :heart:
Thank you for always supporting me.
Though there are lots of things I want to say to everyone, miya is super bad at writing letters like this… And so, I probably won’t be able to convey miya’s thoughts well. However, the first thing I want to say is that I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone.
You supported us for such a long time like this. You came to see miya so~ many times :heart:
You also gave me so many letters, right! Miya’s house is full of love letters :heart: :heart: :heart:
In addition, you wrote so many comments on my blog, and told miya “I love you :heart: “.
These are all really miya’s precious treasures.
I still have so many things I want to say, that it surely wouldn’t end…

Kumai Yurina

1) What’s your worst Berryz Koubou song?

“Suhada Pichi Pichi”
The youth… (lol)
I wanna return to that time… T_T

2) If you could say something to yourself at debut?

You’ll be getting bigger quickly! (lol)

3) What would you like to give yourself for working hard until Berryz Koubou suspended activities?

OFF time
I want to give my heart and body a break
and go for massages and relax :heart:

4) What’s a song which makes you think “This is Berryz Koubou!”?

“Futsuu Idol 10nen Yatterannai Desho?!”
I think we’re the only ones who can sing this song!

5) What are the other members to you?

Captain => Uneven combo. Big sister who watched over me :heart:

Momo => Often messed around with (lol)

Chinami => In the past we were often told we’re similar!!
She always smiles and is like sunshine :heart:

Maa-san => I hung out with her the most privately :heart:
KuMaazu!! I wanna go to TDL aga~in!!

Miya => Since we both love clothes, we often did some bullet shopping trips!! She’s like a big sister :heart:

Risako => Though she’s the youngest, she’s dependable :heart: I can talk with her!!

6) A word to your producer Tsunku-san

I don’t think you thought at the time of our debut that I’d become this big (lol)
I’ll definitely not forget Tsunku-san making us ramen on a show!
Thank you for making me a member of Berryz Koubou :kirakira:

7) A word to the fans

I’ve been able to come this far through all your support.
I love that “at home” atmosphere.
I’m glad we were able to create so many memories!!
I’m really full of feelings of gratitude.
Thanks for loving Berryz Koubou :heart:
Being able to ENJOY with everyone,
I’ll never forget… :heart:

Sugaya Risako
(note: Risako draws many pictures as well)

1) What do you think you would be now if you hadn’t joined Berryz Koubou?

An ice cream vendor?
A crepe vendor?
Working at a hamburger place?
I wonder~???

2) What’s your worst Berryz Koubou song?

Fighting Pose wa Date Janai!
The reason is, I don’t have confidence I’d be able to sing and dance it so energetically like we used to…

3) What’s something in which Berryz Koubou will definitely not lose to other groups?

Being able to play around with all our hearts!!
Being able to do anything all the way through!!!

4) What’s a song which makes you think, “This is Berryz Koubou!”?

:onpu: Towa no Uta :onpu:
They put the feelings we’re having now into a song.

5) What are the other members to you?

Uncho: Though she’s older than me,
she’s such a spoiled child :heart:
Since she’s also reliable,
she becomes so helpful!!!

Momoko: She always acts so absurd!!!
Man!!! (lol)
But I think she really keeps an eye on those around her.
As expected of a PRO!!!

Chii-san: She’s energetic all the time!!!
So she gave me so much power.
Thanks :heart: :heart:

Maa-chan: Like a mama :heart:
She’s funny and kind…
It was so fun when we’re together!

Kumai-cho: Since Kumai-chan is around my age,
we talked about lots of different things :heart:
To me, Kumai-chan is like a friend to whom I can talk about anything.

Miya: Miya was really like a big sister to me!
We talked about lots of things, and she listened when I had things to say…
I’m really grateful!!!

6) A word to your producer Tsunku

I really really learned lots of things during these 12 years including my time in the Kids. I have nothing but words of gratitude! Thank you!

7) A word to the fans

I’m full of feelings of gratitude to all our fans.
Thank you so very very much!!!
Berryz Ikube!! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!!
You all really were the best :heart: :heart:

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The New York Concert!!

It’s Ishida Ayumi (`・ω・´)

Our concert in New York

It didn’t feel like we were doing it here for the first time

though most of the people there I was definitely meeting for the first time

it didn’t feel like that either

and though of course at first my heart was racing

the happy faces of those I saw from the stage

and their faces which looked like they were having so much fun :kirakira:
as well as people who supported us while their tears started to fall :kirakira:

Seeing that、it made me happy as well

and so I was able to do a super enjoyable performance!!!

It was such a warm atmosphereー :heart2:

Though since they were Japanese songs
all the words probably didn’t get communicated

but looking at the faces of those enjoying it

it was like, songs really are shared around the world。
and you’re conveying them in something other than words。

It made all kinds of thoughts come to me,

and so even more!I was able to do my best!!

Also something surprising、

were the reactions during the MCs in Japanese

and there were lots of people
who opened their mouths wide with us to sing the songs together with us

When I wonder if because they like Morning Musume。

they’ve learned Japanese

it’s like, the strength of that feelingー!!


that New York concert、

for us, the 10th gen members

marked our 200th solo concert


Being able to approach that memorable concert
in New York

makes me really happy :heart2:

The 10th gen really are awesome!!

For being able to do a takoyaki party with as the 10 of us for our 3rd anniversary

and having our 200th concert in New York

thank you always everyone

Since I’m able to do my best at the concerts too
with all the cheering we receive。

it’s like we were able to do the concerts
because you all come。

Thank you very much

I wanna do a concert in Japan soon as well!

See you ayumin :heart2:
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Sorry to Keep You Waiting~!!

It’s Ishida Ayumi (*^o^*)

Sorry to keep you waiting everyone!

I’ve returned to Japaaaan :heart2::heart2::heart2:

I’m backー!!!

It’s nice to have a place to say “I’m back”

outside of concerts and events and such :heart2:


Ishida and the stylish city of New York

Going to a stylish city

makes me feel in a refined mood as well


It was fun gakishock2

For the time being



See you ayumin :heart2:
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Important Announcement :excite2:

481ac086_640[1]Good morning 
It’s Maimi 

Though I think there are people who already know from this morning’s news

in New York、there was an announcement about the Hello!Project leader by Morning Musume。’14’s Michishige Sayumi-san

that after Michishige-san has graduated from Hello! Project at their tour final on 11/26、

it’s been decided that the new leader of Hello!Project will be ℃-ute’s Yajima Maimi。

Since it’s the first time that Hello!Project’s leader has been from outside of Morning Musume。san、

with Morning Musume。’14’s new members joining、
and Berryz Kobo indefinitely suspending activities in the spring、
and S/mileage’s 3rd gen members joining with their name change…

I really feel the weight of responsibility to work as leader

with all the big changes coming to Hello! Project!

However、as lots of my senpai as leaders up until now have pulled along Hello!Project、

with our most senior group Berryz Kobo
will will be entering indefinite suspension of activities、
along with the ℃-ute members as well, so that I can pull Hello!Project along、

and also、so that I’ll be able to bring to life a new Hello! Project with all the Hello!Project members

I’ll do my best at leader with all my strength :excite2:

Though upon becoming Hello!Project leader I’ll be leading the shouting of our cheer before concerts、

until Berryz Kobo enters their suspension of activities、
I want to mutually do it with Berryz Kobo’s Captain Shimizu Saki-chanー。。。

As a contemporary、and group captain/leader、we’ve been going on while helping each other in times we’re worried or indecisive。

Surely、if Berryz Kobo wouldn’t be entering indefinite suspension of activities、since I think Saki would have been Hello!Project leader and I respect Saki as Captain

Though I’ll become Hello!Project’s leader

I hope the two of us will unify Hello!Project until next spring…!

Tsugunaga Momoko-chan too、who’s our same age,
wrote in her individual blog “Let’s work hard together okay :excite2: ” which was very reassuring!

I’ll also treat my remaining time with Michishige-san preciously、and would like to learn as much as I can about various things as leader for now。

All of you please, in the future as well、warmly watch over Hello!Project and give us your enthusiastic support!

I’m in your care!
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Hello Pro Leader

What what????
The Hello Pro leader
after Michishige-san graduates
has been decided as my contemporary
℃-ute’s Yajima Maimi-chan
No waーy
I appealed to the adults around me
that I’m full of eagerness to become leader!… thoughts of the 51 who thought
「I want to follow you」 trick of being leader which just the 1% know
and 99% haven’t done you who are becoming leader for the first time
Even though I read the 3books in total~o0020002013091271074[1] o0020002013091271080[1]
Mou!If it goes like this
I can only go on as a self-styled leader
or a leader in the shadows!(lol)
Leader Maimi
let’s work hard together okay
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It’s Ishida Ayumi d(^-^)

Though I wrote Oban、

it’s 8:30a.m. in New York!
I just got up!

Good morning

But everyone in Japan、
it’ll be time for bed soon right!

Please have wonderful dreams!

…Though I didn’t especially have any dreams。lol

Well、in the morning in Japan today (the 7th)

were you able to see the news and newspapers!?

They picked up on Morning Musume。’14 doing a concert in New York :heart2:

The New York concert
was increeeeeedibly exciting!!

Everyone from the New York area 6005[1]

Everyone who came from Brazil or Canda
or other countries around the world 6005[1]

Also everyone who came from Japan 6005[1]

Songs really don’t have a connection with the country
but can become 1when you share them around the worldーキラキラ

Mou, it’s so amazing!!!

The loudness of your cheering

was conveyed too much in Japanese as well (lol)

Though we all studied English
all the fans are so smart or something (lol)

But、I hope I conveyed the English I studied as well

Those who came
as well as those who couldn’t this time

Everyone around the world
thank you for your support :heart2:

Thank You so much :heart2:
(t/l note: she wrote this in English)


An outfit limited to New York!!

There’s so much more I want to write
and there are memorable stories outside of the concert too

but it’ll be over in just a bit longer lol

I’ll write in my blog again okayー!!

That’s all from New York! gakishock2

See you ayumin :heart2:
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Berryz Kobo Concerning their Suspension of Activities Next Spring

Thank you for always supporting Hello!Project、as well as Berryz Kobo。

Though it’s sudden、I have a report for everyone。
As was already announced by the Berryz Kobo membersduring the Hello!Project2014 summer concert『KOREZO!』held on (8/2)、
Berryz Kobo in spring 2015 will be entering an「indefinite suspension of activities」。

Though it’s extremely unfortunate as their producer as well、
the members who have been together for the same length of time since they were little talked about their futures among themselves、and this is the result they came to。
For me、I’ve been watching them grow along the way as I’ve developed many compositions for them。
And so、I think the next steps for them will be a great opportunity。

At the time they almost all debuted as elementary students、
since they were intent with the amazingly pure emotions of「I love to sing!」「I love to dance!」「I wanna try wearing cute clothes!」and jumped into this world、
I think they’ve been able to come to now remaining in the same group the whole time。
I’ve also supported these pure feelings from my heart、
and am very grateful to all the fans who have raised them to this point。

And so, I think it is my duty to keep watching over them as they flap their wings and turn toward their next new dreams。

Furthermore、concerning details about their upcoming schedules or what they’ll do after the suspension of activities、
we’ll announce them as soon as they’re decided。

For now, I’ve reported this right away。
From now on as well、please support this summer’s Hello!Project concert as well as the Berryz Kobo fall tour。

Berryz Kobo Producer
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