The cover for the 5th H!P mook titled Hello! Channel Vol.5 has been released.
I have to say that I was pretty impressed when I first saw the cover since it features all of the group’s leaders (Takahashi Ai, Yajima Maimi, Shimizu Saki and Wada Ayaka) posing on the street in suits and ties with a big white building behind them.
The first thing that caught my attention was Ai-chan since thanks to her haircut and pose, she definitely looks the most “manly” out of the girls followed by Captain, and I really like the whole concept of having the group’s leaders pose in buisness women outfits since it kind of reflects their position in the groups and sets this cover apart from the previous ones.
As you might have noticed, Mano Erina doesn’t appear in the cover, which is surprising since all of the leaders of the whole “Mobekimasu” groups where set to be present, but since we can’t really say she’s a leader, she got the whole back cover of the mook for herself to compensate which should equalize the share.
Overall, I’m really excited for this release since it seems that many new features and activities are planned for the members this month, so hopefully everyone can order a copy!
The release date is set for 7/13.