Posted by: hinaichigo1713 | May 21, 2012

Some Berryz Newz!

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about Berryz! I’ve got some news regarding their New Jersey trip as well as their new Bangkok trip.

I’ll start with the Thailand trip:

Berryz has been the selected H!P group to attend the annual Japan Festa held in Bangkok!!

H!P groups have been a part of the Japan Festa for 3 years now. Each year, H!P/UFA groups/artists are chosen to be placed in a poll for fans to pick which group/artist they’d like to see the most. The same was done with Berryz’ concert in Thailand a few years back, so it seems that out of H!P/UFA Berryz are really popular there, which is nice to see as in Japan they’re dropping in sales and such.

From what I gathered, Berryz will only attend and perform a few songs, and some guests get a little talk segment during the event as well as many other special opportunities like autograph/handshake sessions. I’ll update once more info is released.

The event takes place August 25th for a meet-and-greet-type session and then the mini concert is on the 26th.

Now for the New Jersey event:

JHouseRock released details on Berryz’ appearance at AnimeNEXT in June.

Here’s what I’ve got:

Friday: June 8th

3pm – Opening Ceremony

The members of Berryz Kobo will be at the opening ceremony event. This will be your first chance to see the full group in person.

3:30pm – Booth Appearance

Berryz Kobo will stop by their merchandise booth (A6 & A7) for a quick pre-concert appearance. They will also sign the booth’s display banner which we will raffle off on Saturday.

7pm-8:30pm – Concert

Berryz Kobo takes the main events stage for their AnimeNEXT concert. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert is FREE with your convention badge.

8:45pm – Backstage Winners Meet & Greet

Win a backstage pass to meet Berryz Kobo after their concert. This will be a raffle style drawing and only those with a Premium Pass will be entered to win a chance to go backstage. Each premium pass you buy will enter you into the backstage drawing. Winners will be announced and contacted before AnimeNEXT starts.

Saturday: June 9th

3:15 – 4:15 pm – Q & A Session

Stop by the main event room to learn all about the talented ladies of Berryz Kobo in this fan Q&A session. Ask them a question or just stop by to show your support.

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Autograph Session

Get your Berryz Kobo items autographed by the group. Only official Hello! Project CDs and goods will be signed. There will be plenty of merchandise available at their booth throughout the convention. Those that purchase $40 or more* will get a special wristband which give you priority during the autograph session. One item will be autographed at a time. If you want a 2nd item signed you must get back in line to do so. The autograph area is right next to the main events room.

*$40 or more within the same purchase. Multiple purchases cannot be combined.

5:45 pm – Berryz Kobo Banner Giveaway

Join us back at the booth as we announce the winner of the signed banner giveaway. To enter into the raffle all you have to do is purchase Berryz Kobo items at the booth. Every $20 you spend on merchandise will earn you a raffle entry into the drawing.

*No video or audio recording equipment permitted*
*Times and events are subject to change*

Premium Admission Passes: with premium admission, ticket holders get front of the line access into the concert. You will be up front near the stage before general admission no line waiting needed. You will still need a convention pass to attend the concert even if you purchase a premium admission pass. Tickets will not be shipped. You can pick up your pass during the convention at the Jpophouse/JHRE booth. Only a limited number or tickets will be sold. Ticket holders will enter the venue in the order in which they purchased tickets.

Premium tickets are SOLD OUT.

So there you go! Unfortunately I can’t attend and whatnot (which I’ve talked about before and why I started the Buono! coming to Canada petition) but for those who can go and are attending, please enjoy yourselves! Have fun!


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