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Berryz工房 (Berryz Koubou) is a seven-member Japanese idol group under the ハロー!プロジェクト (Hello! Project) umbrella . Formed in 2004 by producer and musician Tsunku, the group originally started with 8 Hello! Project Kids, but Maiha Ishimura (石村舞波) left the group in October 2005. Saki Shimizu (清水佐紀) is the oldest member and the captain of the group.

To date Berryz Koubou have released five albums plus two mini-albums, one best album and 25 singles. They also did 4 stage plays: Gekiharo 1, 3, 5 and 7. Besides, five members have taken the leading roles in some movies that featured Hello! Project members.
Berryz Koubou were in the group of Hello! Project members who featured the Volleyball World Championship in Japan in 2006.
On April 1, 2007, Berryz Koubou held a concert at Saitama Super Arena, becoming the youngest female group ever to perform there.
On December 31, 2007, Berryz Koubou performed for the first time at NHK network's 58th Kouhaku Uta Gassen, along with °C-ute and モーニング娘
On October 4, 2008, Berryz Koubou won Best New Artist Award at Asian Song Festival in Korea.

On March 3, 2009 the group celebrated their 5th anniversary. Also in 2009 during their "Berryz Kobo Concert Tour 2009 Haru ~Sono Subete no Ai ni~" the group also celebrated their 100 concert tour date.
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As of February 2012, the group has released 28 singles, 8 studio and 2 compilation albums. Berryz Kobo's combined CD and DVD sales exceed 1 million copies in Japan alone.

Berryz Koubou's highest selling single is Romance wo Katatte/Towa no Uta with over 80,000. Berryz Koubou's lowest selling single is Fighting Pose wa Date ja Nai! with 9,634.

On August 2, during the Hello! Project 2014 SUMMER ~KOREZO!~ show at Nakano Sun Plaza, Shimizu Saki announced that Berryz Koubou will be on indefinite hiatus after the conclusion of their Spring 2015. For over a year, the members had discussed the future of the group and all came to a mutual conclusion for an indefinite hiatus in order to achieve their own personal goals

Former Members:
Saki Shimizu
Momoko Tsugunaga (Now in Country Girls)
Chinami Tokunaga
Maasa Sudo
Miyabi Natsuyaki
Maiha Ishimura
Yurina Kumai
Risako Sugaya

Singles
Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai (あなたなしでは生きてゆけない)
Fighting Pose wa Date ja Nai! (ファイティングポーズはダテじゃない!)
Piriri to Yukou! (ピリリと行こう!)
Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~ (ハピネス ~幸福歓迎!~)
Koi no Jubaku (恋の呪縛)
Special Generation (スッペシャル ジェネレ~ション)
Nanchuu Koi wo Yatteruu YOU KNOW? (なんちゅう恋をやってるぅ YOU KNOW?)
21ji Made no Cinderella (21時までのシンデレラ)
Gag 100 Kaibun Aishite Kudasai (ギャグ100回分愛してく さい)
Jiriri Kiteru (ジリリ キテル)
Waracchaou yo BOYFRIEND (笑っちゃおうよ BOYFRIEND)
Munasawagi Scarlet (胸騒ぎスカーレット)
VERY BEAUTY
Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba (告白の噴水広場)
Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi (付き合ってるのに片思い)
Dschinghis Khan (ジンギスカン)
Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance (行け 行け モンキーダンス)
MADAYADE
Dakishimete Dakishimete (抱きしめて 抱きしめて)
Seishun Bus Guide/Rival (青春バスガイド / ライバル)
Ryuusei Boy/Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama (私の未来の んな様 / 流星ボーイ)
Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda! / Otakebi Boy WAO! (友達は友達なん! / 雄叫びボーイ WAO!)
Maji Bomber!! (本気ボンバー!!)
Shining Power (シャイニング パワー)
Heroine ni Narou ka! (ヒロインになろうか!)
Ai no Dangan (愛の弾丸)
Aa, Yo ga Akeru (あぁ,夜が明ける)
Be Genki (Naseba Naru!) (Be 元気<成せば成るっ!>)
cha cha SING
WANT!
Asian Celebration (アジアン セレブレイション)
Golden Chinatown/Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi (ゴールデンチャイナタウン/サヨナラ ウソつきの私)
Motto Zutto Issho ni Itakatta/Rock EROTIC (もっとずっと一緒に居たかった/ROCKエロティック)
Otona na no yo!/1oku 3senman Sō Diet Ōkoku (大人なのよ!/1億3千万総ダイエット王国)
Ai wa Itsumo Kimi no naka ni/Futsū, Idol 10nen Yatteran Nai Desho!? (愛はいつも君の中に/普通、アイドル10年やってらんないでしょ!?)

Albums
1st Chou Berryz (1st 超ベリーズ; First Super Berryz )
Dai 2 Seichouki (第②成長記, A record of the second growing season)
3 Natsu Natsu Mini Berryz (mini album) 3夏夏ミニベリーズ, 3 Summer, Summer, Mini Berryz)
4th Ai no Nanchara Shisū
5(FIVE)
Berryz Koubou Special Best Vol.1 (Best Album)
6th Otakebi Album (6th 雄叫びアルバム, 6th War Cry Album)
7 Berryz Times (7 Berryz タイムス)
Ai no Album 8 (愛のアルバム⑧)
Berryz Mansion 9kai (Berryzマンション9階)
Berryz Koubou Special Best Vol.2 (Best Album)
Kanjuku Berryz Koubou The Final Completion Box (Complete Best Album)

EPs
Special! Best Mini ~2.5 Maime no Kare~ (mini album)
Other SinglesEdit
Makeruna Wasshoi! (負けるな わっしょい!) (Bekimasu)
Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku (甘酸っぱい春にサクラサク) (Berryz Koubou×°C-ute)
Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (ブスにならない哲学) (Hello! Project Mobekimasu)

Compilations
Hello! Project - Petit Best 5 (#11 Piriri to Yukou! (More Piriri Remix))
Hello! Project - Petit Best 6 (#8 Special Genera~tion)
Hello! Project - Petit Best 7 (#10 Jiriri Kiteru, #17 Ready Go! - Morning Musume, DEF.DIVA, Berryz Kobo)
Hello! Project - Petit Best 8 (#8 Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba)
Dschinghis Khan x Berryz Kobo - Dschinghis Khan Tartar Mix
Various - Dschinghis Khan Darake (#11 Dschinghis Khan)
Hello! Project - Petit Best 9 (#2 Dschinghis Khan)
Hello! Project - Champloo 1 ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ (#13 Kanpaku Sengen - Berryz Kobo, Mano Erina)
Hello! Project - Petit Best 10 (#2 Seishun Bus Guide)
Hello! Project - Petit Best 11 (#3 Maji Bomber!!)
Various - Gekijouban Inazuma Eleven Saikyou Gundan Ogre Shuurai Original Soundtrack (#47 Magical Future!)
Hello! Project - Petit Best 12 (#6 Heroine ni Narou ka!, #7 Ai no Dangan, #10 Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku - with ℃-ute, #11 Seishun Gekijou - with ℃-ute)
Hello! Project - Petit Best 13 (#3 Be Genki (Naseba Naru!), #4 cha cha SING, #11 Chou HAPPY SONG with ℃-ute, #15 Momochi! Yurushite Nyan ♡ Taiso - Momochi)
Hello! Project - Petit Best 14 (#3 Asian Celebration, #4 Golden Chinatown)
Hello! Project - Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 1 (ハロー!プロジェクトの全曲から集めちゃいました! Vol.1 アイドル三十六房編(南波一海×嶺脇育夫)) (#4 Toshoshitsu Taiki, #9 Himitsu no U.ta.hi.me) (Limited Release)
Hello! Project - Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 2 (ハロー!プロジェクトの全曲から集めちゃいました! Vol.2 吉田豪編) (#7 Maji Natsu Sugiru) (Limited Release)

Photobooks
Berryz Koubou ( Berryz工房 )
SEASONZ-Berryz Koubou ( SEASONZ―Berryz工房 )
Berryz Koubou "5th Anniversary AloHello! Berryz Koubou in HAWAII ~Live&DVD Making~" ( Berryz工房『5th Anniversaryアロハロ!Berryz工房 in HAWAII~LIVE&DVD MAKING』 )
Alo Hello! Rainbow Berryz
Berryz Koubou 7 Shuunen Kinen PHOTO BOOK 「7」
Alo Hello! Berryz Koubou Shashin Shu 2013
Berryz Koubou 2004-2015 (Berryz工房 2004-2015)

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