I admire Berryz so much, they are legendary in so many ways. Shimizu Saki is THE Captain. Tsugunaga Momoko is so much more than Momochi, and all of the members work so well together. No one has their teamwork, no one has their inside jokes, no one has their music style. Witty Chinami, her girlfriend Miya, their mother Maasa, skyscraper Kumai, and colorful-haired Risako plus Captain and Momo all make Berryz what they are. They are a legend, and nothing can take that away from them.
Morning Musume has risen to become more than just gold or platinum, and even I don’t understand completely why I follow then like I do. They may have had tough times with drama during their formation; tough work hours during the Golden Era; difficulty in sales during the Platinum Era; but they’ve changed since then. I wholeheartedly believe that the current members will give their all into making Morning Musume’s future bright.
No one can dance like ℃-ute, and their self-choreographed dances show for themselves. All of them have a legacy for their dancing except Suzuki Airi, who will always have a long-lasting legacy for her singing, acting, and mumbling skills. While I may prefer other members and groups, their distinct style of music comes with gems among the ordinary stones and there’ll always be something that’ll catch my eye.
I will support S/mileage no matter what, they deserve it for their struggles. Between OgaSaki and Yuuka leaving for school, Ayacho and Maro’s busy lives with their university studies, and the criticism 2nd gen. have received; they have come such a long way since their debut. In the wake of their name change, they will receive my continued support so they can grow, change, and blossom some more.
Juice=Juice has such a unique music style, and I can’t wait to see what direction Country Girls go in; even if I don’t have any favorites among either group yet. Not to mention all of the former members and groups. Ayaya, GoMaki, Minimoni, Kirarin-chan, Melon Kinenbi… Even though I may not follow all of them the way I do with Berryz or Duu, they have all worked so hard and they all deserve the support they’ve received from the fans.
No, none of them are perfect, and I’m sure all of them have made mistakes… But, they all have or will bounce back and I have faith that they all want or will do what they believe is right. I admire all Hello! Project members for their hard work and the wonderful music and entertainment that has come from it. All of them have rightfully earned my continued support, and I hope there are others that feel the same.