Berryz Koubou is an all girl group from Hello!Project, it is the first group created from the H!P Kids with 8 members, originally Tsunku intended to swop the members around from H!P Kids therefore the name means Berryz Workshop, but this idea was dropped. Their debut single is Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai which was released on March 3rd. Outside of Japan they have performed in Korea, Hawaii and Thailand.
Awards and Achievements
They made news headlines when their concert at Saitama Super Area, was fully booked two months in advance. Not only that, but they made history as the youngest group to perform with members with an average age of 14 at that time.
Berryz won the festival's Best New Asian Artist Award in 2008
Line up Changes
In September 2005 the graduation of Ishimura Maiha was announced, she left to focus on her studies.