Origin Japan
Genre Japanese Pop, Mandopop
Years Active 2010
Labels zetima
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou
Members Junjun
Natsuyaki Miyabi
Kusumi Koharu

Ex-ceed! was a special 4-person unit made up of Natsuyaki Miyabi, Kusumi Koharu, Junjun, and Linlin. The group was announced on May 16, 2010 and was made for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

This is the explanation behind the name:

Exceed means to go beyond. Ex, stands for Expo. The Shanghai world expo is to exceed the boundary of race and country. Ceed, also sounds like "seed". With their sweet voices and happy dances, I hope the four girls can give joy to everyone in China and the rest of the world with their happy "seed". And from that seed, grow into a strong tree. "!" represents the ! in Hello! Project. Also, Ex-ceed! sounds cool.




On May 16, 2010, The creation of the unit was announced by JunJun and LinLin in a TV show called "Music Story in Japan" from an international Shanghai channel. JunJun and LinLin invited Natsuyaki Miyabi to join them after reading in a magazine that she wanted to go to China. Later, the three of them invited Kusumi Koharu because they said that her Chinese pronunciation was funny.

On June 2, 2010, the unit name was revealed to be Ex-Ceed. The name of the group was decided between different options sent by the fans, and it was announced in their first event in Shanghai.

On June 22-23, 2010, The unit performed in Shanghai. They sang songs including Dschinghis Khan, Balalaika, Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~, Kacchoii ze! JAPAN, Jasmine Flower (a chinese song), Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou? (Chinese Ver.), and Dekkai Uchuu ni Ai ga Aru.

On October 27-28, 2010, They performed in China for the "Shanghai Expo" with 3 performances scheduled.

On December 15, JunJun and Linlin graduated from Morning Musume and Hello! Project, therefore leaving the unit.

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