Special! Best Mini ~2.5maime no Kare~ (スッペシャル！ベストミニ〜2.5枚目の彼〜) is an extended play CD released by pre-teen Japanese pop band Berryz Koubou. It is the third of three releases issued by the band in the space of four weeks, along with their second album Dai ② Seichouki and tenth single "Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai".
The extended play contains five previously released tracks in the aforementioned tenth single's A-side, plus four earlier single sides. Only one track, "Arigatou! Otomodachi.", is a new track.
The extended play's release is apparently tied to the Christmas gift-giving season, as it's outer tray liner and booklet back cover depicts the group members standing in a light snowfall, while the inside tray liner and the CD's label depicts a cartoon snowman.
Former group member Ishimura Maiha appears but is not credited on the four previously released closing tracks on the extended play.
Tracklist[edit | edit source]
- Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai
- Arigatou! Otomodachi. (ありがとう！おともだち。; Thank You! Friend.)
- Special Generation
- 21ji Made no Cinderella
- Piriri to Yukou!
- Anata Nashide wa Ikite Yukenai
Featured Members[edit | edit source]
- Shimizu Saki
- Tsugunaga Momoko
- Tokunaga Chinami
- Sudo Maasa
- Natsuyaki Miyabi
- Ishimura Maiha (uncredited)
- Kumai Yurina
- Sugaya Risako
Album Information[edit | edit source]
- Arigatou! Otomodachi.
- Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
- Arrangement, Programming, Guitar: Suzuki "Daichi" Hideyuki
- Chorus: Takeuchi Hiroaki
Concert Performances[edit | edit source]
- Arigatou! Otomodachi.
- Hello! Project Hina Fes 2017 - Hello! Project
- Tsugunaga Momoko Last Live ♥Arigatou Otomomochi♥ - Tsugunaga Momoko
- Kumai Yurina Casual Dinner Show 2018 ~Heisei Saigo no ENJOY! Kumasumas~ - Shimizu Saki or Sudo Maasa, Kumai Yurina
Oricon Chart Positions[edit | edit source]
Total Reported Sales: 7,072
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Tsugunaga Momoko performed a version of "Arigatou! Otomodachi." (ありがとう！おともだち。; Thank You! Friend.) retitled "Arigatou! Otomomochi." (ありがとう！おとももち。; Thank You! Momochi-friends.) at her final concert as an idol. Here, "Otomomochi" (おとももち; Momochi-friends) is a combination of "Otomodachi" (おともだち; friends) and Tsugunaga Momoko's nickname "Momochi" (ももち).
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Discography: Hello! Project (archived), UP-FRONT WORKS, Tsunku.net
- Wikipedia: Japanese, English
- Lyrics: Arigatou! Otomodachi.