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Since it began in 2013, the annual Hello! Project Hina Fes has featured solo performances from a handful of Hello! Project members chosen by lottery. From 2015 onward, shuffle units have been added. The members of each unit are tasked with creating a name for the unit under which they performed and were credited with.

2015 Units

Main article: Hello! Project Hina Fes 2015 ~Mankai! The Girls' Festival~

Date Shimai

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Date Shimai (伊達姉妹; Date Sisters) consists of Morning Musume '15 member Ishida Ayumi and ANGERME member Sasaki Rikako. They performed "DANCE & CHANCE" in the ℃-ute Premium show.

The unit name is the last name of feudal lord Date Masamune (伊達政宗), who ruled the Tohoku region including what is now Ishida and Sasaki's home prefecture Miyagi, and the word shimai meaning "sisters".[1]

Hagatamu

Hagatamu

Hagatamu (はがたむ) consists of Morning Musume '15 member Haga Akane and ANGERME member Tamura Meimi. They performed "Suki Sugite Baka Mitai" in the ANGERME & Juice=Juice Premium show.

The unit name is Haga's full family name and the first two syllables of Tamura's family name: Haga and Tamura.[2]

Hamizu

Hamizu

Hamizu (ハミーズ) consists of Morning Musume '15 member Kudo Haruka and ANGERME member Murota Mizuki. They performed "Yuujou ~Kokoro no Busu ni wa Naranee!~" in the Morning Musume '15 Premium show.

The unit name is the first syllable of Kudo's given name and the first two syllables of Murota's given name: Haruka and Mizuki.[3]

Patisserie

Patisserie

Patisserie (パティスリー) consists of Morning Musume '15 member Iikubo Haruna, Juice=Juice member Uemura Akari, and Country Girls member Shimamura Uta. They performed "Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari" in the Morning Musume '15 Premium show.

The unit name is the French word for a pastry shop or cake shop, as well as a pun for "party of three". It was chosen because the members all have sweet faces and personalities.[4]

Suzuki Kanon ni Peaberry wo Soete

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Suzuki Kanon ni Peaberry wo Soete (鈴木香音にピーベリーを添えて; Suzuki Kanon Served with Peaberry) consists of Morning Musume '15 members Suzuki Kanon and Sayashi Riho, and ANGERME member Wada Ayaka. They performed "Tanpopo" in the ANGERME and Juice=Juice Premium show.

The unit name comes from Peaberry, a SATOYAMA movement unit Wada and Sayashi were previously part of, and member Suzuki Kanon's full name.[5]

SYS

SYS

SYS (pronounced as シス, Sis) consists of ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki, and Juice=Juice members Takagi Sayuki and Miyazaki Yuka. They performed "Kawaii Kare" in the ℃-ute Premium show.

The unit name comes from the first letter of each of their given names: Saki, Yuka, and Sayuki.[2]

2016 Units

Main article: Hello! Project Hina Fes 2016

trugranful

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trugranful (トゥルーグランフル) consists of ANGERME members Nakanishi Kana and Tamura Meimi, and Juice=Juice member Miyamoto Karin. They performed "Ren'ai Sentai Shitsu Ranger" in the Morning Musume '16 Premium show.

The unit name comes from the English meanings of kanji in each of their given names: 実 from Meimi (芽実) meaning "truth"; 香 from Kana (香菜) meaning "fragrance"; and 佳 from Karin (佳林) meaning "beautiful."[6]

AAAa

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AAAa (あああぁ; pronounced as あフォー, A Four) consists of ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi, Morning Musume '16 member Haga Akane, Juice=Juice member Uemura Akari, and Kobushi Factory member Hamaura Ayano. They performed "Koi wo Shichaimashita!" in the Juice=Juice + Country Girls Premium show.

The unit name comes from the members having the same first letter in their given names: A. The small form of "a" (ぁ) represents Haga as the youngest member in the group.[6]

Tsubomi Factory

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Tsubomi Factory (つぼみファクトリー) consists of ANGERME member Kamikokuryo Moe, Kobushi Factory members Nomura Minami, Taguchi Natsumi, and Inoue Rei, and Tsubaki Factory member Niinuma Kisora. They performed "Aenai Nagai Nichiyoubi" in the ANGERME + Kobushi Factory Premium show.

The unit name comes from Kobushi Factory and Tsubaki Factory, which everyone in the unit except for Kamikokuryo are members of. The "tsubomi" in the name means "flower bud", and refers to Kamikokuryo as she debuted that year and her given name contains the kanji 萌 meaning "sprout".[6]

6 Pack

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6 Pack (6パック) consists of ℃-ute member Yajima Maimi, Morning Musume '16 members Ishida Ayumi, Kudo Haruka, and Ogata Haruna, ANGERME member Katsuta Rina, and Tsubaki Factory member Kishimoto Yumeno. They performed "BE ALL RIGHT!" in the ℃-ute Premium show.

The unit name was proposed by Ishida and Kudo to Yajima because most of the members have nice abs.[6]

2017 Units

Main article: Hello! Project Hina Fes 2017

Shimadagawa

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Shimadagawa (島田川) consists of ℃-ute member Yajima Maimi, Morning Musume '17 member Ikuta Erina, and Country Girls member Yanagawa Nanami. They performed "Zettai Tokeru Mondai X = ♥" in the Morning Musume '17 Premium show.

The unit name is taken from the second kanji of each members' family name, which also have meanings related to nature as a SATOYAMA & SATOUMI movement event also took place: 島 from Yajima (矢島) meaning "island"; 田 from Ikuta (生田) meaning "rice field"; and 川 from Yanagawa (梁川) meaning "river".[7]

REAL LOVE

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REAL LOVE consists of ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi and Tsubaki Factory member Akiyama Mao. They performed "Glass no Pumps" in the ANGERME Premium show.

The name is taken from the English meaning of the first kanji from each members' given names: 眞 from Mao (眞緒) meaning "real", and 愛 from Airi (愛理) meaning "love".[7]

Okaileage

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Okaileage (オカイレージ) consists of ℃-ute member Okai Chisato, ANGERME member Nakanishi Kana, and Kobushi Factory members Nomura Minami and Taguchi Natsumi. They performed "Koi ni Booing Buu!" in the ANGERME Premium show.

The unit name is a combination of Okai's family name and ANGERME's former name S/mileage.[7]

NakaZYXtai!!!

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NakaZYXtai!!! (ナカジックスたいっ!!!; pronounced as Naka-zicks-tai) consists of ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki, ANGERME member Sasaki Rikako, Kobushi Factory member Ogawa Rena, and Tsubaki Factory members Asakura Kiki and Ono Mizuho. They performed "Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH" in the Tsugunaga Momoko Premium show.

The unit name is a combination of Nakajima's family name, the former unit ZYX, and the song title "Kanojo ni Naritai!!!".[7]

Hagi-King

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Hagi-King consists of ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai, Morning Musume '17 members Haga Akane and Kaga Kaede, ANGERME member Wada Ayaka, Kobushi Factory member Hamaura Ayano, and Tsubaki Factory member Onoda Saori. They performed "C\C (Cinderella\Complex)" in the ℃-ute Premium show. Due to poor health, Onoda was unable to participate.[8][9]

The name is a combination of Hagiwara's family name and the former unit High-King.[7]

2018 Units

Main article: Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project Hina Fes 2018

2018 was the first year in which the units were left unnamed.

3nin Gumi

3nin Gumi consists of ANGERME members Wada Ayaka and Nakanishi Kana, and Ichioka Reina. They performed "Rottara Rottara" in the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Premium show.

4nin Gumi

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4nin Gumi consists of Morning Musume '18 members Fukumura Mizuki and Morito Chisaki, ANGERME member Takeuchi Akari, and Juice=Juice member Uemura Akari. They performed "Independent Girl ~ Dokuritsu Joshi de Aru Tame ni" in the Morning Musume 20th Anniversary!! Premium show.

5nin Gumi

5nin Gumi consists of ANGERME members Katsuta Rina, Kamikokuryo Moe, and Funaki Musubu, and Juice=Juice members Miyazaki Yuka and Kanazawa Tomoko. They performed "Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai" in the ANGERME & Juice=Juice Premium show. Due to viral gastroenteritis, Kanazawa was unable to participate.[10]

6nin Gumi

6nin Gumi consists of Morning Musume '18 members Sato Masaki and Haga Akane, Juice=Juice member Miyamoto Karin, Tsubaki Factory member Onoda Saori, and Takase Kurumi and Kiyono Momohime. They performed "Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki." in the Morning Musume '18 Premium show.

2019 Units

Main article: Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project Hina Fes 2019

KaReiPan

KaReiPan

KaReiPan (かれいぱん; Curry Bread) consists of Morning Musume '19 member Kaga Kaede and Kobushi Factory members Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei. They performed "Hitorijime Shitakatta Dake na no ni" in the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Premium show.

The unit name is a combination of the members' names or nicknames: "Ka" from Kaga Kaede, "Rei" from Inoue Rei, and "Pan" from Hirose Ayaka's nickname Ayapan.

AFuRuRi

AFuRuRi (あふるり) consists of ANGERME members Wada Ayaka and Funaki Musubu, Juice=Juice member Dambara Ruru, and Tsubaki Factory member Yamagishi Riko. They performed "Inshouha Renoir no You ni" in the Juice=Juice Premium show.

The unit name is taken from the first characters in each members' given or last names: "A" from Wada Ayaka, "Fu" from Funaki Musubu, "Ru" from Dambara Ruru, and "Ri" from Yamagishi Riko.

COOOOOUNGERME。

COOOOOUNGERME。 consists of Morning Musume '19 / Country Girls member Morito Chisaki, ANGERME members Nakanishi Kana and Kawamura Ayano, Country Girls member Ozeki Mai, and BEYOOOOONDS member Satoyoshi Utano. They performed "Saikou Music" in the ANGERME Premium show.

The unit name is a combination of the member's respective groups: Country Girls, BEYOOOOONDS, ANGERME, and Morning Musume。.

Mainichi Tanoshiku Sugoshitai!

Mainichi Tanoshiku Sugoshitai! (毎日楽しく過ごし隊!; I Want to Have Fun Everyday Squad!) consists of Morning Musume '19 member Yokoyama Reina, ANGERME members Takeuchi Akari, Kamikokuryo Moe, and Oota Haruka, Juice=Juice member Miyamoto Karin, and BEYOOOOONDS member Ichioka Reina. They performed "Guruguru JUMP" in the Morning Musume '19 Premium show.

The 隊 (tai) kanji means "party", "team" or "squad", but it is also used as wordplay for "-tai" (たい) meaning "want to..."

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