I’ve collected here some of the best photo shots from Buono! Festa 2016 held in legendary Nippon Budokan arena on August 25. Pictures are from various sources from the web. Such as Twitter, Instagram, blogs & news sites.
On that Thursday Miyabi Natsuyaki turned to 24, Buono! made it’s comeback after 4 years silence, Miya’s new group PINK CRES. made it’s debut public live and ℃-ute also was seen live on stage after the group had announced it’s breakup just few days before. So Buono! Festa 2016 made history in so many ways.
In the beginning there was a Hello! Project Kids audition in the spring of 2002. 15 young girls were chosen out of 27.958 applicants to form a new group called Hello! Project Kids. The result of that audition was announced on June.30. 2002 in Hello! Morning TV show. “Ganbacchae!” was Hello! Project Kids’ first recording (single & PV with Morning Musume). And the rest is history.
Berryz Kobo was formed in 2004 as a group with eight H!P Kids and °C-ute began in 2005 with seven members. °C-ute is still going strong but Berryz Kobo went (as was officially said) on an indefinite hiatus in March 2015.
I guess many of you know that former H!P Kids are called with a collective name Berikyuu. These two groups have done several concerts, stage plays and recordings together. On the top of their collaborations was their joint concert plus many events at Japan Expo 2014 in Paris. I was also there witnessing that historical event.