Buono!

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Buono!
Buono! performing at Japan Expo 2014.jpg
Buono! performing at Japan Expo 2014
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres Pop, rock, pop rock, pop punk, power pop, teen pop
Years active 2007 (2007)–present
Labels Pony Canyon (2007–2010) Zetima (2011–)
Associated acts Berryz Kobo
Cute
Shugo Chara Egg!
Hello! Project Kids
Website Buono! official site
Members Momoko Tsugunaga
Miyabi Natsuyaki
Airi Suzuki

Buono! (ボーノ Bōno?) is a Hello! Project unit consisting of three members: Momoko Tsugunaga and Miyabi Natsuyaki from Berryz Koubou, and Airi Suzuki from Cute. The name translates into "good!" (from Italian), but in Japan has come to connote an association with food, as in "delicious". All three members of Buono! originate from Chiba Prefecture.

Members[edit]

Name Birth date Age From Member colour* Notes
Momoko Tsugunaga (嗣永 桃子?) (1992-03-06)March 6, 1992 22 Berryz Kobo Pink Leader
Miyabi Natsuyaki (夏焼 雅?) (1992-08-25)August 25, 1992 22 Red Subleader
Airi Suzuki (鈴木 愛理?) (1994-04-12)April 12, 1994 20 Cute Green Health guardian (Student in charge of lunch)

* All colour values are approximate.

History[edit]

The unit was officially announced at the Nakayoshi magazine Festival 2007 on July 21, 2007, at Tokyo's Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, and formed to sing both the opening ("Kokoro no Tamago") and ending ("Honto no Jibun") themes for the anime adaptation of the Shugo Chara! manga. Buono! continued to record the ending and opening themes for the first season of the anime. As of the second season, Buono! only recorded the ending themes, as the opening themes were handled by Shugo Chara Egg! and Guardians 4, two other groups formed for the sake of performing Shugo Chara! music. On March 10 a collaboration album with Guardians 4 and Shugo Chara!Egg was released titled as "Shugo Chara!Song Best", and on the same day a DVD titled as "Shugo Chara! Clips♪Best" was released with the same artists Guardians 4 and Shugo Chara!Egg.

On March 7, 2009, Hello! Project announced that Buono! was to perform at the Japan Expo in Stockholm, Sweden on May 24, 2009,[1] but the convention was cancelled a month earlier on April 21, 2009, due to "the financial change in world economy, severe competition from other festivals/concerts as well as poor ticket sale."[2]

In December 2010, Buono! left the Pony Canyon label and moved to the Zetima label. Their 11th single (and first single under the Zetima Label), Zassou No Uta, was released on February 2, 2011.

In February 2012, Buono! performed in Paris, France with a sold-out concert of 800 people.

On June 25, 2012, Buono! took part in Yubi Matsuri, an idol festival produced by Rino Sashihara from AKB48. The concert was held at Nippon Budokan before a crowd of 8,000 people and featured such girl groups as Idoling!!!, Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, Super Girls, Tokyo Girls' Style, Nogizaka46, Passpo, Momoiro Clover Z, and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

# Title Release date Chart
position
Sales
(Oricon)
Oricon
Weekly
Albums
Chart
First
week
Total*
1 Café Buono![5] February 20, 2008 11 18,413 23,782
2 Buono! 2 (Buono!2?)[6] February 11, 2009 7 15,631 19,857
3 We Are Buono! (We are Buono!?)[7] February 10, 2010 11 11,095 13,496

Mini albums[edit]

# Title Release Date Chart
position
Sales
(Oricon)
Oricon
Weekly
Albums
Chart
First
week
Total*
1 Partenza (partenza?)[8] August 10, 2011 21 5,050 6,442
2 SHERBET August 22, 2012 14 6,472 8,360

Compilations[edit]

# Title Release date Chart
position
Sales
(Oricon)
Oricon
Weekly
Albums
Chart
First
week
Total*
1 The Best Buono![9] August 10, 2010 16 8,494 10,119

Singles[edit]

# Title Release date Chart
position
Sales
(Oricon)
Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Chart
First
week
Total*
Pony Canyon
1 "Honto no Jibun" (ホントのじぶん?)[10] October 31, 2007 5 29,715 42,035
2 "Renai Rider" (恋愛♥ライダー?)[11] February 6, 2008 7 30,268 35,254
3 "Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!"[12] May 14, 2008 4 29,305 36,675
4 "Gachinko de Ikō!" (ガチンコでいこう!?)[13] August 20, 2008 6 25,469 31,005
5 "Rottara Rottara" (ロッタラ ロッタラ?)[14] November 12, 2008 8 22,484 27,104
6 "Co-no-mi-chi" (co・no・mi・chi?)[15] January 21, 2009 4 19,002 22,735
7 "My Boy"[16] April 29, 2009 7 19,884 23,621
8 "Take It Easy!"[17] August 26, 2009 10 15,517 18,170
9 "Bravo Bravo" (Bravo☆Bravo?)[18] December 16, 2009 4 18,086 20,380
10 "Our Songs"[19] February 3, 2010 8 13,220 15,692
Zetima
11 "Zassō no Uta" (雑草のうた?)[20] February 2, 2011 9 13,390 14,794
12 "Natsu Dakara!" (夏ダカラ!?)[21] July 20, 2011 13 10,133 12,554
13 Hatsukoi Cider / DEEP MIND (初恋サイダー/DEEP MIND?)[22] January 18, 2012 7 10,892 13,899

* These are unofficial figures obtained by adding together Oricon sales numbers for different periods of time when the single charted on Oricon.

DVDs[edit]

Concerts[edit]

  • Buono! Live 2009 ~Hybrid ☆ Punch~ (Buono!ライブ2009 ~ハイブリッド☆パンチ~?, February 2009)
  • Buono! First Live 2009 ~Winter Festa~ (December 2009)
  • Buono! Live Tour 2010: We are Buono! (May 19, 2010)
  • Buono! Live Tour 2011 Winter Re;Buono (2011)
  • Buono! 2011 Summer Concert Tour ~Rock n’ Buono! 4 (2011)
  • Buono! 2012 LIVE “R・E・A・L”(2012)

Commercials and infomercials[edit]

  • Pizza-La - Hokkaidō potato gratin pizza (November 2008)
  • VIVA Paella - Paella delivery chain (2010)
  • Piranha 3D - American Film (2011)
  • Aron Alpha - Quick Drying Glue (2011)
  • Pizza-La - Hokkaidō Gouda cheese and meat mix pizza (March 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buono! at Stockholm Expo 2009: 24th of May 2009". Hello!Online. 2009-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Stockholm Japan Expo cancelled". Hello!Online. 2009-04-21. 
  3. ^ "指原莉乃「ゆび祭り」で豪華コラボ版「ヘビロテ」実現" (in Japanese). Natalie. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  4. ^ "指原莉乃プロデュース「第一回ゆび祭り」、DVD&Blu-rayでの発売が決定!" (in Japanese). My Navi. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  5. ^ "Café Buono!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  6. ^ "Buono!2" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  7. ^ "We Are Buono!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  8. ^ "partenza" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  9. ^ "The Best Buono!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  10. ^ "Honto no Jibun" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  11. ^ "Ren'ai Rider" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  12. ^ "Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  13. ^ "Gachinko de Ikou" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  14. ^ "Rottara Rottara" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  15. ^ "co•no•mi•chi" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  16. ^ "MY BOY" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  17. ^ "Take It Easy!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  18. ^ "Bravo☆Bravo" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  19. ^ "Our Songs" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  20. ^ "Zassou no Uta" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  21. ^ "Natsu Dakara!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  22. ^ "DEEP MIND "Gomen nasai" Theme Song" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 

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