Jun Jun, Lin Lin, Miyabi and former Morning Musume member Koharu will perform in Shanghai during June as a special 4-nin unit.
Miyabi was personally chosen by Jun Jun and Lin Lin, and the three of them choose Koharu to be the fourth member. Their unit name hasn’t been revealed yet.
Screenshot of the announcement via “Music Story in Japan”
When I saw the news about this special unit I was really excited since not only are we going to see Jun Jun and Lin Lin shine, but we are also going to see them sing along with Koharu and Miyabi which will be an incredible treat for Koha fans as well as Miya fans since it’s not always that we get a chance to hear them sing together (I will of course be supporting them all but Lin Lin will be my favorite from the unit).
The video on Music Story in Japan shows how Jun Jun and Lin Lin choose the other members of their unit and it seems that they went over it very carefully since they had some photos from all of the H!P members as well as a ~Mobekimasu~ visual book, and in the end they decided to choose Miyabi which was a great choice since she is very talented.
After choosing Miyabi they choose Koharu as the fourth member, and they meet up with her in a room nearby (what a coincidence) where they tell her about the unit and discuss the unit name where Jun Jun says MBK (Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, Kusumi Koharu) while Koharu says KBM (Kusumi Koharu, Berryz Koubou, Morning Musume).
In the end the unit name wasn’t decided but we did get a chance to see the new unit together, and while it will most likely be a temporary unit only (during those two days, unless UFA decides to keep it for a while) it will definitely be a great way to hear all of them singing together while representing H!P in Shanghai.
Hopefully we find out the name of the unit soon as well as any more news about them (I hope we get to see a new song, although we will probably only see them perform already released H!P songs).
They will perform in Shanghai in 6/22 – 23.
ICS Music Story In Japan Video About The Special Unit (Skip to 5:30)
Edit: For those of you who were curious as to why Miyabi and Koharu were chosen here are the reasons from the video thanks to Amped-Echoz:
They chose Miyabi because Junjun and Linlin saw in a magazine that she wanted to go to China. They chose Koharu because the way she talks in chinese is very funny.
Also you can now suggest names for the unit via the Music Story in Japan site. So if you have a clever name that you feel would be great for the unit then suggest it by filling out the form at the site.
Here is a basic translation of what is on the form:
The stars signify that it is one of the selections from the drop-down list
I am not sure if the description has to be in Chinese or Japanese but if you are going to write in English try and explain it in as few words as possible and as basic as you can, for example (ignore the lame name):
モーニング娘。 (Morning Musume)
Berryz工房 (Berryz Koubou)
久住小春 (Kusumi Koharu)
Music Story in Japan Site Form