Ciao Bella Cinquetti

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Ciao Bella Cinquetti
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-pop
Years active 2006 (2006)–2018 (2018)
Labels Good Factory Record (2006-2008), TN-Mix (2008-2012), Pony Canyon (2008-2012), Victor Entertainment (2012-2014), PICCOLO TOWN (2015-Present)
Associated acts Hello! Project, Nice Girl Project!
Website www.tnx.cc/possible
Members
Past members
  • Kaede Ohse (2006-2009)
  • Yurika Akiyama (2006-2015)

Ciao Bella Cinquetti, formerly known as The Possible, is a J-Pop group formed on August 2, 2006.[1] At the time of its inception, the six girls were in Hello! Pro Kenshuusei and they all later graduated on October 7, 2007 from Hello! Project when the Nice Girl Project! was formed. They have also served as backup dancers for Hello! Project and Tokito Ami.

Ciao Bella Cinquetti, then known as The Possible, were formerly a part of Hello! Project from 2006 to 2007, and later produced by TNX and a part of Nice Girl Project! from 2007 to 2015. As of 2015, The Possible were transferred to Up-Front Works and changed their name to Ciao Bella Cinquetti following the release of their new single on July 8. They are now produced by Piccolo Town. The group's highest ranking single, reaching number 3 on the Japanese charts, is "Omotesandou / Futakotamagawa / Never Never Give Up".

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

As of August 2015, the current members are as follows.[2]

First generation[edit]

Second generation[edit]

  • Robin Shoko Okada (Leader)
  • Yuki Goto

Former members[edit]

  • Kaede Ohse (大瀬 楓, Ōse Kaede) (left August 22, 2009)
  • Yurika Akiyama (秋山 ゆりか, Akiyama Yurika) (left August 10, 2015)

History[edit]

2009[edit]

On June 6, Kaede Ohse announced in her blog that she would be leaving The Possible and Nice Girl Project! on August 22 to focus on her studies. She withdrew from activities on June 15.

2013[edit]

On April 4, second-generation member Robin Shoko Okada announced on her blog that she had been named leader of The Possible.[3]

2015[edit]

In January 2015, Nice Girl Project! ended and The Possible were transferred to Up-Front Works.

The Possible was renamed Ciao Bella Cinquetti as of July 8, with the release of the single "Omotesandou / Futakotamagawa / Never Never Give Up".[4]

On August 10, it was announced that Yurika Akiyama had left Ciao Bella Cinquetti, and that the group would continue with four members.

2006 Edit On August 2, 2006, it was announce during the stageplay "CRY FOR HELP" at Tsunku Town THEATER that Morozuka Kanami, Hashimoto Aina and Akiyama Yurika were debuting in a new Hello Pro Egg unit called "THE Possible." Ose Kaede joined in September and Okada Robin Shoko and Goto Yuki joined on October 1st. The six member group released their first indies single, "Young DAYS!!," on October 22nd and their second indies single, "Hatsukoi no Kakera," on December 10th.

2007 Edit On October 15, THE Possible graduated from Hello Pro Egg and joined the new idol project NICE GIRL Project!, produced by Tsunku and part of TNX.

On February 18, their third indie single Shushoku=GOHAN no Uta., was released.

One June 13, they released two indie singles, their fourth indie single, Natsu no Tropical Musume (sung by Aina and Yurika) and their indie fifth single, Kingyo Hanabi Taikai to Sukui (sung by Robin and Yuki).

Ose Morozuka sang with Tokito Ami on "Tawawa Natsu Bikini".

In August, they released their sixth indie single Kaze no Uwasa, and on November 7 they released their seventh indie single HAPPY! 15.

2008 Edit On February 20, they released their eighth indie single, Love Message!

On April 30, their first major single, Kazoku and no Tegami, was released.

On August 6, their second major single, Ijiwaru Crazy Love, was released.

2009Edit Sometime in 2009, Tsunku formed a unit with girls from THE Possible, Canary Club, Karen, Peach and Tokki and the group was named was MM Gakuen Gasshoubu. They promoted the anime Gokujou !! Mecha Mote Iinchou.

On June 6, Ohse Kaede announced in her blog that she would be graduating from THE Possible and NICE GIRL Project! on August 22 to focus on her studies. She withdrew from activities on June 15.

On January 7, they released a new single, "Shiawase no Katachi."

2010 Edit On June 2, THE Possible collaborated with Oto no Moto, releasing the single, Yabe~Nabe~ na Atsuryoku Be~na~

On October 6, their fifth major single (a double A-side), entitled Watashi no Miryoku / LOVE2 Paradise, was released.

2011 Edit On November 25, THE Possible released a live single, which were sold only at concerts, Shiawase Hanabi Go Go GOOO! ~ Buchinomese! Dai Pinch! ~.

2012 Edit On March 28, THE Possible released their second studio album, ②Shiawase no Akashi.

On August 29 they released their sixth single Nanja Korya ?! their first single under Victor Entertainment.

2013Edit It was revealed that THE Possible would be guests at the upcoming Winter Hello! Project concert in 2013. This was the first time in over 5 years that THE Possible would be part of a Hello! Project event.

On April 4th, after 7 years since their formation, 2nd generation member Okada Robin Shouko announced on her blog that she was named leader of THE Possible.[2] Four months later, on August 1, Hashimoto Aina announced in her blog that she was named the sub-leader of the group.[3]

On December 29, it was announced that fans would be able to vote for which song would be featured on THE Possible's next single, to be released March 2014. Fans could choose between six songs and vote on one by voting online, mailing a postcard, or voting at the venue for a performance by THE Possible.[4] The results of the poll were announced on January 17, 2014, and "Yuuki Super Ball!" was released as their next single with the other five songs used as B-sides for different editions.[4][5]

2014Edit On July 23, the compilation DVD of all of their PV's from Victor Entertainment was released, it was called "Zenryoku Banzai! My Movie!"

On September 3, their third studio album, "1116," was released.

2015 Edit In mid-January, NICE GIRLS Project! ended and THE Possible transferred to Up-Front Works

On March 4, the DVD and Blu-ray Concert "THE Possible Iwai Japan tour 2014 ~ 8-nen kakarimashita wa ~ FINAL was released.

On June 10 it was announced that as of July 8 they would be renamed to Ciao Bella Cinquetti.[6]

On August 10, it was announced that Akiyama Yurika graduated from the group. The group will continue as a 4 member group.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • [2007.03.14] 1 Be Possible!
  • [2012.03.28] 2 Shiawase no Akashi
  • [2014.09.03] 1116

Mini-albums[edit]

  • [2011.08.31] 6 Nenme Start!

Best albums[edit]

  • [2008.09.17] Kyuukyoku no The Possible Best Number Shuu 1
  • [2013.02.20] Aratamemashite, The Possible Desu! Nyuumon Hen Best

Singles[edit]

No.
Overall
No. by
Release
Year Date Title Chart Peak
Independent Release as THE Possible
1 1 2006 November 19 "Young Days!!"
2 2 December 10 "Hatsukoi no Kakera" 111
3 3 2007 February 18 "Shushoku=Gohan no Uta" 65
4 4 June 13 "Natsu no Tropical Musume" feat. Yurika Akiyama and Aina Hashimoto 58
5 5 "Kingyo Sukui to Hanabi Taikai" feat. Robin Shoko Okada and Yuki Goto 57
6 6 August 1 "Kaze no Uwasa" 43
7 7 November 7 "Happy 15"[5] 28
8 8 2008 February 20 "Love Message!" 20
Major Release as THE Possible
9 1 2008 April 30 "Kazoku e no Tegami" 10
10 2 August 6 "Ijiwaru Crazy love" 10
11 3 2009 January 7 "Shiawase no Katachi" 4
12 4 September 9 "Family: Tabidachi no Asa" 8
13 5 2010 October 6 "Watashi no Miryoku / Love2 Paradise" 9
14 6 2012 August 29 "Nanja Korya?!" 23
15 7 2013 April 10 "Zenryoku Banzai! My Glory!" 7
16 8 September 11 "Otome! Be Ambitious!" 5[6]
17 9 2014 March 26 "Yuuki Super Ball!" 5
Major Release as Ciao Bella Cinquetti
18 10 2015 July 8 "Never Never Give Up / Omotesandou / Futakotamagawa" 3
19 11 2016 January 27 "Doushiyou, Watashi / Ichigo Ichie" 5
20 12 2017 August 2 "High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! / Wadachi"

Collaboration Singles[edit]

[2007.05.16] "Tawawa Natsu Bikini" with Tokito Ami
[2010.06.02] "Yabe~Nabe~ na Atsuryoku Be~na~" with Oto no Moto (Fujii Takashi & Tsubaki Oniyakko)
[2012.03.21] "Playball" Mikage Masahide with Razz Like Air / THE Possible & Ogawa Mana
[2014.09.17] "Mugen, Fly High!!" Team Makenki

Live Singles[edit]

[2011.11.25] "Shiawase Hanabi Go Go GOOO! ~Buchinomese! Dai Pinch!~"
[2012.01.15] "Kibou to Seishun no Hikari ~Come on! Pika! Pika!~"
[2012.02.25] "Sakurairo no Romantic"
[2012.12.01] "Zenryoku Banzai! My Glory!" (全力バンザーイ!My Glory!)

DVDs[edit]

Concert DVDs[edit]

  • [2007.09.19] The Possible Hatsu Shuen Kouen!! (THE ポッシボー初主演公演!!)
  • [2007.09.19] Tokito Ami with The Possible Live '07 ~Ami Kore Possi Kore(~時東ぁみ with THE ポッシボー ライブ'07~ぁみコレ ポッシコレ~)
  • [2008.05.17] The Possible Live Document DVD -2008.3.3 Yokohama Blitz ~Yokohama ☆ Koi no Catch Ball~ Hatsu Tandoku Live e no Michi- (THE ポッシボー ライブドキュメントDVD-2008.3.3横浜BLITZ~横浜☆恋のキャッチボー~初単独ライブへの道-)
  • [2009.01.30] The Possible 2008 Aki: SEXY Generation (THE ポッシボー 2008秋~SEXY ジェネレーション~)
  • [2009.07.04] The Possible Live 2009 Haru: Shiawase no Katachi Kansha no Katachi (THE ポッシボーライブ2009春~幸せの形 感謝の形~)
  • [2012.05.27] The Possible Tandoku Live 2012 Shiawase no Akashi (THE ポッシボー 単独ライブ2012 幸せの証)

Hello! Project Concert DVDs[edit]

  • [2007.03.28] Hello! Project 2007 Winter: Shuuketsu! 10th Anniversary
  • [2007.09.26] Dai 1 Kai Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen: Saru no Koku / Tori no Koku
  • 2007: 2007 Hello! Project Shinjin Koen 8gatsu: Yokohama de Aimasho

Puplications[edit]

Photobooks[edit]

  • [2007.07.13] Doki Doki Possible (ドキ☆ドキ☆ポッシボー)
  • [2007.07.13] Kyapi Kyapi Possible (キャピ♡キャピ♡ポッシボー)
  • [2008.08.25] Baribari Mizugi de Possible! (バリバリ水着DEポッシボー!)

References[edit]

  1. ^ プロフィール . THE ポッシボー (in Japanese). TNX Inc. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "プロフィール | THE ポッシボー". Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  3. ^ リーダーになりました . 岡田ロビン翔子(THE ポッシボー)オフィシャルブログ「I am ROBIN」 (in Japanese). アメーバブログ. April 4, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ ニュース|アップフロントクリエイト . June 11, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Music Picks from Japan". Newtype USA. Vol. 7 no. 2. February 2008. p. 129. ISSN 1541-4817. 
  6. ^ 乙女! Be Ambitious! THE ポッシボー . Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 

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