Buono! (ボーノ) was a Hello! Project unit, consisting of three Hello! Project Kids members: Tsugunaga Momoko and Natsuyaki Miyabi from Berryz Koubou, and Suzuki Airi from ℃-ute. The group was formed to create opening and ending themes for the anime Shugo Chara!. After the anime ended, they moved to the zetima label to continue making music.
The unit disbanded on May 22, 2017 at Buono! Live 2017 ~Pienezza!~.
- Backing Band
Buono! was officially announced at the Nakayoshi Festival 2007 on July 21 at Ikebukuro's Sunshine City in Tokyo. The unit was formed to sing both the opening and ending themes for the anime adaptation of Shugo Chara!. Buono! continued to record the ending and opening themes for the first season of the anime. As of the second season, Buono! only recorded the ending themes, as the opening themes were handled by Shugo Chara Egg! and Guardians 4, two other groups formed for the sake of performing Shugo Chara! music.
On October 31, Buono! released their debut single, "Honto no Jibun". Ranking at #5 on the Oricon singles chart and selling over 42,000 copies total, this was the best-selling Hello! Project Kids single until 2012.
On August 22, to celebrate the anniversary of their formation, they performed their first solo live, Rock'n Buono!, as a fanclub special.
Later that year, Buono! became the advertisement unit of pizza company, Pizza-La. They were featured in TV commercials and on posters, which were found in various shops across Japan.
Buono! released their second album, Buono!2, on February 11. It peaked at #7 on the Oricon charts, becoming their first album to rank within the top 10.
On December 19, they began their first solo concert tour, titled Buono! First Live Tour 2009 ~Winter Festa~, which ran for seven shows across three different prefectures.
Buono! released their third album, We are Buono!, on February 10.
On March 27, the anime Shugo Chara! ended and Buono! had no new releases.
Suzuki Airi announced on her blog that they became the advertisement unit for Pink Dot Waffles, which is located in the mall inside Tokyo Tower.
On August 10, they released a compilation album called The Best Buono!. This would be their last release under the Pony Canyon label, as in December it was announced that Buono! would be moving to the zetima label.
January 1, Buono!'s official YouTube channel opened.
On July 9, it was announced that Buono! would be starring in a movie titled Gomennasai. The movie was released in theaters on October 29.
On August 10, they released their first mini album, partenza.
On August 28, it was announced that Buono! Live Tour 2011 summer ~Rock'n Buono!~ 4 would be streamed live on August 28 at 14:00 (JST) on their YouTube channel.
On May 30, Buono! performed alongside several idol groups in an event produced by AKB48's Sashihara Rino titled Dai Ikkai Yubi Matsuri ~Idol Rinji Soukai~ at Nippon Budokan. Other groups that were also invited were Idoling!!!, Sashihara Rino, Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku, SUPER☆GiRLS, Tokyo Joshiryu, Passpo☆, Momoiro Clover Z, and Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.
On August 22, they released their second mini album, SHERBET.
On August 28, Buono! performed at the SATOUMI movement event SATOUMI × OTODAMA 2013 ~Guest ni Berikyuu! Umi ni Shuugou!~.
On April 23, Buono! was removed from the artist section on the Hello! Project website when its design was updated. Despite this, they were still considered a main act of UP-FRONT PROMOTION, their radio show Trattoria Buono! was still ongoing, and they continued to be featured in Hello! Project lives and the web show Hello! Project Station.
On January 1, Buono! participated in the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2013 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ concert.
On September 10 and 11, they performed at a two-day BeriKyuu concerts held at Nippon Budokan, ℃-ute (910) no Hi Special Concert 2014 Thank You BeriKyuu! in Nippon Budokan and Berryz Koubou 10 Shuunen Kinen Special Concert 2014 Thank You BeriKyuu! in Nippon Budokan.
On February 28, Buono! broadcasted the 100th and final episode of their radio show Trattoria Buono!.
Also on February 28 and March 1, Buono! performed at the Berryz Koubou Matsuri.
On January 1, Buono! performed at the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2015 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~. They announced a Buono! concert would be held at Nippon Budokan on August 25, with ℃-ute, Country Girls, and Natsuyaki's new group as guests. On April 8, the name of the concert was announced as Buono! Festa 2016.
On January 1, Buono! performed in the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ concert.
On March 26, they performed in the Tsugunaga Momoko Premium show of Hello! Project Hina Fest 2017.
On May 22, Buono! held their last concert at Yokohama Arena, titled Buono! Live 2017 ~Pienezza!~. Suzuki Airi would be leaving Hello! Project when ℃-ute would disband on June 12, leader Tsugunaga Momoko would also be graduating and retiring from the entertainment industry on June 30 to become a school teacher, and Natsuyaki Miyabi had formed a new group, PINK CRES., last April. As a result, Buono! effectively disbanded.
On May 22, in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the full Buono! Live 2017 ~Pienezza!~ concert was livestreamed on the official Buono! YouTube channel on the exact same time and date as the original concert three years before. Natsuyaki Miyabi and Suzuki Airi held a joint Instagram live beforehand, and fans were encouraged to Tweet about the livestream in real time with the hashtag "#おうちでBuono". Afterwards, Suzuki Airi livestreamed an after-talk on her own official YouTube channel.
Group Name Origin
The name translates to tasty, more specifically when used to imply food possesses a pleasant palate (from Italian, good!).
Performances Outside Japan
On March 7, 2009, Hello! Project announced that Buono! was to perform at the Japan Expo in Stockholm, Sweden on May 24, 2009, but the convention was cancelled a month earlier on April 21, 2009, due to "the financial change in world economy, severe competition from other festivals/concerts as well as poor ticket sale.
- Studio Albums
- Mini Albums
- Best Albums
- Collaboration Albums
- Major Singles
- [2007.10.31] Honto no Jibun (ホントのじぶん)
- [2008.02.06] Ren'ai♥Rider (恋愛♥ライダー)
- [2008.05.14] Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!
- [2008.08.20] Gachinko de Ikou! (ガチンコでいこう!)
- [2008.11.12] Rottara Rottara (ロッタラ ロッタラ)
- [2009.01.21] co・no・mi・chi
- [2009.04.29] MY BOY
- [2009.08.26] Take It Easy!
- [2009.12.16] Bravo☆Bravo
- [2010.02.03] Our Songs
- [2011.02.02] Zassou no Uta (雑草のうた)
- [2011.07.20] Natsu Dakara! (夏ダカラ!)
- [2012.01.18] Hatsukoi Cider / DEEP MIND (初恋サイダー/DEEP MIND)
- Indies Singles
- [2016.09.21] So La Si Do ~Nee Nee~ (ソラシド～ねえねえ～) (DVD single)
- Compilation Albums
- [2007.12.12] Petit Best 8 (プッチベスト8) (#15 Honto no Jibun)
- [2008.12.10] Petit Best 9 (プッチベスト9) (#13 Renai♥Rider)
- [2009.12.02] Petit Best 10 (プッチベスト10) (#6 MY BOY)
- [2010.12.15] Petit Best 11 (プッチベスト11) (#7 Our Songs)
- [2010.12.22] Minna no Idol☆Collection ~TV Anime Hit Song Shuu~ (#5 Honto no Jibun)
- [2011.12.07] Petit Best 12 (プッチベスト12) (#16 Zassou no Uta)
- [2012.12.05] Petit Best 13 (プッチベスト13) (#12 Hatsukoi Cider)
- [2014.08.13] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol.5 (#10 Urahara)
- [2014.08.13] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol.6 (#5 Hatsukoi Cider)
- [2020.01.08] Petit Best 20 2020 (Disc 2 #14 MY BOY; Disc 3 #13 Honto no Jibun)
- Video Collections
- [2010.03.10] CLIPS vol.1
- [2010.03.17] Shugo Chara! Clip♪Best (しゅごキャラ!クリップ♪ベスト) (Guardians 4, Shugo Chara Egg!, Buono!)
- [2012.07.04] Buono! All Singles Music Video Blu-ray File2012 (Blu-ray Disc.Buono!全シングルMUSIC VIDEO Blu-ray File2012)
- [2012.08.29] CLIPS vol.2
- Concert & Event Video Releases
- Main article: Buono!/Concerts
- DVD Magazines
- Main article: :Category:Buono! DVD Magazines
- Buono! Days
- [2008.08.22] Buono! Days ~Buono! Leader Ketteisen!~ (Buono! days ～Buono!リーダー決定戦！~) (FC Only)
- [2009.08.21] Buono Days 2 ~Buono! vs Bello! Special Drama~ (Buono! Days2 2009 夏 スペシャルドラマ風 Buono!危機一髪) (FC Only)
- [2012.05.25] Buono! In Paris “C’est bon”
- [2010.02.20] LIVE TOUR PHOTO DOCUMENT "Buono! First Live Tour 2009 ~Winter Festa~"
- [2011.05.09] Buono! Live 2011 winter ~Re; Buono!~ LIVE PHOTO DOCUMENT
- [2017.05.20] Buono! Festa 2016 LIVE Mini Shashinshuu
Magazines Featured In
- [2010.01.23] The Television (March 2010 Issue)
- [2010.01.14] CD The Ta (CDでーた)
- [2009.12.14] CD The Ta CDでーた
- [2009.12.09] Bomb
- [2009.12.01] HYPER HOBBY
- [2009.09.10] Yang Yang (ヤンヤン)
- [2009.09.09] Bomb
- [2009.08.23] Kindai
- [2009.08.12] CD The Ta (CDでーた)
- [2009.04.28] TV station
- [2009.04.23] Kindai
- [2009.04.14] CD The Ta (CDでーた)
- [2009.09.xx] Yan Yan Vol.8
- [2011.06.xx] UP to boy Vol.204 (August 2011 Issue)
- [2011.08.26] memew vol.52
- [2012.04.23] JAPAN pop
- [2012.10.xx] Top Yell (October 2012 Issue)
- [2009.12.14] NHK「MUSIC JAPAN」
-  Gomennasai
- [2008–2012] Pizza-La
-  Pink Dot Waffles
-  VIVA! Paella
-  Aron Alpha
-  Piranha 3D
-  Viva!Paella Presents - MUSIC Buono! (Shonan Beach FM)
- [2011–2013] PIZZA-LA presents - Cafe Buono! (Shonan Beach FM)
- [2013–2015] PIZZA-LA presents - Torattoria Buono! (Shonan Beach FM)
- During their time of activity, they were the only group in Hello! Project that used a live band for most of their concerts.
- This was the only group made for the anime Shugo Chara! that did not disband when the anime ended.
- Every few singles, the group rotated the center girl.
- Originally when they were formed there was no leader. However, after gaining popularity, they decided that a leader was needed and appointed Tsugunaga Momoko as leader. Finding a leader was the subject of their first DVD magazine.
- Their debut single "Honto no Jibun" was the best-selling Hello! Project Kids single until ℃-ute's "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" surpassed it by about 3,000 copies in 2012.
- The members made a song and dance called "Buono! Man no Uta", which they have done on shows and at concerts.
- They have released more singles than any other Hello! Project special unit, beating Minimoni by two singles.
- All the members were raised in Chiba Prefecture.
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- Official YouTube Channel
- Official Website (archived)
- Hello! Project Profile (archived)
- Pony Canyon Profile (archived)
- Official Blog (inactive)
- Discography: UP-FRONT WORKS, Pony Canyon (archived), Buono-net.com (archived)
- Wikipedia: English, Japanese