Special! Best Mini: 2.5 Maime no Kare

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Special! Best Mini ~2.5 Maime no Kare~
Berryz mini album2.jpg
EP by Berryz Kobo
Released December 7, 2005
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre J-pop
Length 22:50
Label Piccolo Town
Producer Tsunku
Berryz Kobo chronology
Dai 2 Seichōki
(2005)Dai 2 Seichōki2005
Special! Best Mini: 2.5 Maime no Kare
3 Natsu Natsu Mini Berryz
(2006)3 Natsu Natsu Mini Berryz2006
Singles from Special! Best Mini: 2.5 Maime no Kare
  1. "Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai"
    Released: March 3, 2004
  2. "Piriri to Yukō!"
    Released: May 26, 2004
  3. "Special Generation"
    Released: March 3, 2005
  4. "21ji made no Cinderella"
    Released: August 3, 2005
  5. "Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai"
    Released: November 23, 2005
Music videos
"Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai"
on YouTube
Music video
"Piriri to Yukō!"
Music video
"Special Generation"
Music video
"21ji made no Cinderella"
Music video
"Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai"

"Special! Best Mini: 2.5 Maime no Kare" (スッペシャル!ベストミニ ~2.5枚目の彼~, Supesharu! Besuto Mini ~Ni-ten-go Maime no Kare~) is an extended play CD released by girl idol group Berryz Kobo on December 7, 2005.[1] It is the third of three releases issued by the band in the space of four weeks, along with their second album Dai 2 Seichōki and the ninth single "Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai". "2.5" is pronounced nī ten go.

The EP contains five previously released tracks in the aforementioned ninth single's A-side, plus four earlier single sides. Only one track, "Arigatō! Tomodachi", is exclusive to the EP.

The EP's release is apparently tied to the Christmas gift-giving season, as the EP's outer tray liner and booklet back cover depict the band members standing in a light snowfall, while the inside tray liner and the CD's label depict a cartoon snowman.

Former band member Maiha Ishimura appears, but is not credited, on tracks 3 to 6.

The album debuted at number 45 in the Oricon Weekly Album chart,[2] remaining in the list for 2 weeks.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai
  2. Arigatō! Tomodachi (ありがとう!おともだち。, "Thank You! Friends.")
  3. Special Generation (スッペシャル ジェネレ~ション)
  4. 21ji made no Cinderella (21時までのシンデレラ, "Cinderella Until 9 PM")
  5. Piriri to Yukō!
  6. Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai



Chart (2005) Peak
on chart
Japan (Oricon Daily Albums Chart) 14
Japan (Oricon Weekly Albums Chart) 45 2[3] 6,071[2] 7,072


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