Hello! Store USA has released many details about Berryz Koubou’s planned appearance at Sakura-con.
Like always times and events are both subject to changes, which means that some of the times or events might change in the following months, so please check out the H!SU booth at Sakura-con for up to date details about events.
Here are the details that have been released so far:
> SCHEDULE <
**Times and events are subject to change. Please visit the HelloStoreUSA booth at Sakura-Con for complete information.
Friday, April 22 – Opening Ceremonies 10:00AM-12:00PM
Friday, April 22 – Audience Q&A – 2:00-3:00 PM
Friday, April 22 – Autograph Session 1 – 4:00-5:00 PM
Saturday, April 23 – Live Concert – Time TBA
Sunday, April 24 – Autograph Session 2 – 2:00-3:00 PM
> GUEST RECEPTION<
Berryz Kobo will briefly appear at the guest reception. 5 people present at the Guest Reception will win a chance to meet the girls after their show Saturday night and get their autograph!
> MERCHANDISE <
HelloStoreUSA will have limited quantities of official Berryz Kobo merchandise available at Sakura-Con.
Booth#’s 610, 612, 711
* currently only Berryz Kobo merchandise is planned for Sakura-Con.
– CD Release!
- Official USA release of Berryz Kobo “7 Berryz Times” CD available first for fans at Sakura-Con.
– Berryz Times
- DVD Magazine 26
- Visual Book
- Solo Member Fans
– BeriKou Fest
- DVD Magazine 24, 25
- Visual Book
- L Photo Sets (group)
- P2 Photo Sets (members)
– Maji Bomber!!
- L Photo Sets (group)
- A5 Photos (members)
– Umi no ie Otakebi House
- Visual Book
- Microfiber Towels
- Berryz Kobo “7”
- Berryz Kobo “Nijiiro Berryz”
- Maasa Sudo “maasa”
- Momoko Tsugunaga “momochi zukan”
- Risako Sugaya “RinRinRin”
- Yurina Kumai “KumaSupo”
- Saki Shimizu “Saki Shimizu”
- Chinami Tokunaga “Chinami”
+ T-Shirts (info coming later)
> SPECIAL PROMOTIONS <
Sakura-Con “7 Berryz Times” CD Release Promotion
**Rules and details are subject to change. Please visit the HelloStoreUSA booth at Sakura-Con for complete information.
A special Berryz Kobo 4’x6′ banner will be signed by all Berryz Kobo members.
On Sunday, April 24 (time TBA), one (1) winner’s name will be drawn to take home this special banner.
Every purchase of the USA release of Berryz Kobo’s new CD “7 Berryz Times” will receive one (1) ticket for the autographed banner drawing.
There is no ticket limit for this drawing.
1 CD = 1 drawing ticket
10 CDs = 10 drawing tickets
Drawing tickets are limited to “7 Berryz Times” CDs purchased at Sakura-Con April 22-24.
Winner must be present at the drawing on April 24 to receive the autographed banner.
> AUTOGRAPH POLICIES <
Berryz Kobo Autograph Times and Priority Tickets
**Times and details are subject to change. Please visit the HelloStoreUSA booth at Sakura-Con for complete information.
Berryz Kobo is scheduled to hold two (2) special autograph sessions at Sakura-Con.
– Friday, April 22 4:00 – 5:00 PM
– Sunday, April 24 2:00 – 3:00 PM
The first 300 purchases of Berryz Kobo’s USA release CD “7 Berryz Times” will receive a Priority Autograph Ticket.
Limit 1 Priority Autograph Ticket per customer. Available only while supplies last.
There will be 150 Friday tickets and 150 Sunday tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Each customer can choose which Ticket Day at the time of purchase.
There will be no exchanges allowed after receipt of the Priority autograph ticket.
At each scheduled autograph session, Berryz Kobo members will sign autographs for all Priority Ticket holders.
Additional autographs may be given if time allows, but because of schedule limitations this is not guaranteed.
Friday ticket holders will receive autographs on Friday, April 22.
Sunday ticket holders will receive autographs on Sunday, April 24.
*Sunday ticket holders cannot enter Friday’s priority line.
Complete autograph rules (including what items may be presented for autographs) will be posted at the HelloStoreUSA booth at Sakura-Con.
I won’t go into much detail since pretty much all the information is above, but it seems that Berryz will appear three days – from Friday to Sunday – where they will perform a concert on Saturday and sign autographs on Friday and Saturday, so fans should now have a pretty good idea about how to plan their visit.
It is important to note that the autograph policies are somewhat more detailed now since it clearly states that 300 tickets will be available for priority autograph – 150 for Friday and 150 for Sunday – so I highly encourage everyone to buy their copies of the 7 Berryz Times as soon as possible so that they can get a guaranteed ticket before anything else.
Also I hope that many fans who will attend remember the mention about the Sunday autograph ticket holders not being able to enter the Friday line and I encourage everyone to have a clear idea of what day is more convenient to them since most fans will only be able to buy one copy (although buying two can give fans a chance to meet Berryz and get an autograph twice).
Apart from the details shown from H!SU I would like to remind fans that iceymoon @ JPM is planning a second Hello! Party, and like most fans who attended the first Hello! Party might remember it is a great way for H!P fans to enjoy a fun time singing karaoke or dancing to songs from their favorite group, this time being Berryz Koubou, so hopefully fans can attend this event as well so that they can meet other fans apart from enjoying Berryz Koubou’s appearances.
The time for the concert hasn’t been released but we should get the time sometime in the next few days or weeks so that fans who plan on attending the event can plan out their schedules.
So far everything looks pretty good since the event will be a great way for fans to enjoy Berryz Koubou’s 1st time in America, and even though we don’t have all of the details I look forward to finding out more about the upcoming event.
Hopefully all fans who can go do so since this will be a great event for both Berryz Koubou and fans.