v-u-den, September 2007
Also Known As Biyuuden, Viyuden, Biyuden
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genre Japanese Pop
Years Active 2004–2008
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Hello Pro Egg, H.P. All Stars, Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers
Members Ishikawa Rika
Miyoshi Erika
Okada Yui

v-u-den, November 2006

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v-u-den, May 2006


v-u-den, August 2005

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v-u-den, May 2005


v-u-den, March 2005

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v-u-den, September 2004

v-u-den (美勇伝, also romanized as Biyuuden and Viyuden) was a Hello! Project group produced by UP-FRONT AGENCY. The group was active from August 10, 2004 to June 29, 2008.

Their best selling single is Koi no Nukegara with 33,250 copies sold, and their lowest selling single is Jaja Uma Paradise with 10,236 copies sold.



v-u-den was formed in August 2004 and consisted of Ishikawa Rika (then a member of Morning Musume), Miyoshi Erika (winner of a 2003 Hello! Project audition), and Okada Yui (a former Hello Pro Kenshuusei who made her debut). The group's formation was announced alongside Ishikawa's graduation from Morning Musume, and her official reason for graduating was to lead v-u-den full-time.

In 2004, They hosted the TV show Majokko Rikachan no Magical Biyuuden. In early 2005, Miyoshi and Okada released a photobook called "hello! x2." They released a several singles, made a small tour in Singapore, and even performed in Ribbon no Kishi: The Musical.

From April 3, 2005 until September 30, 2006, they had their own radio show, v-u-den B.B.L..

In 2006, All 3 members of v-u-den appeared in the movie Sukeban Deka Codename Asamiya Saki. Ishikawa playing the villain-ess and Miyoshi and Okada playing the friends of the heroine.

On January 26, 2008, it was announced that v-u-den would disband after the completion of their summer concert tour, v-u-densetsu 5 tour.

On June 29, 2008, V-u-den disbanded.

The NameEdit

美 bi (び) : beauty
勇 yuu (ゆう) : bravery
伝 den (でん) : legend

美勇伝 is found romanized in several ways on the Internet, including "v-u-den," "Biyuuden," and "vi-yu-den," among others. There is evidence that references each of the above spellings of the name, including their costumes in the H.P. All Stars video, their singles, their photobooks and magazine articles. Which one is correct depends on the romanization system you use or on how Tsunku is feeling on any particular day.

The differences in romanization are largely due to a misunderstanding of the sound being pronounced. The Japanese language doesn't really have a "V" sound. So while the group's name may be spelled with a V, it will be pronounced as a "B" sound by native Japanese speakers.




  1. [2004.09.23] Koi no Nukegara (恋のヌケガラ)
  2. [2005.03.02] Kacchoii ze! JAPAN (カッチョイイゼ! JAPAN)
  3. [2005.05.25] Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari (紫陽花アイ愛物語)
  4. [2005.08.10] Hitorijime (ひとりじめ)
  5. [2005.10.05] Kurenai no Kisetsu (クレナイの季節)
  6. [2006.05.10] Issai Gassai Anata ni∮♪ (一切合切 あなたに∮あ·げ·る♪)
  7. [2006.11.22] Aisu Cream to My Purin (愛すクリ~ムとMyプリン)
  8. [2007.05.23] Koisuru♡Angel♡Heart (恋する♡エンジェル♡ハート)
  9. [2007.09.26] Jaja Uma Paradise (じゃじゃ馬パラダイス)
  10. [2008.04.23] Nanni mo Iwazu ni I LOVE YOU (なんにも言わずに I LOVE YOU)

Compilations / OtherEdit



Group PhotobooksEdit


TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2004.10.04-2004.12.24] Majokko Rikachan no Magical v-u-den (魔女っ娘。梨華ちゃんのマジカル美勇伝?)



  • [2005.01.29-2005.01.30] Hello Project 2005 All Stars Dairanbu ~A Happy New Power Iida Kaori Sotsugou Special~ (Aichi Kyouhaku Partnership Jigyou Event)
  • [2005.05.28-2005.05.29] v-u-den FIRST CONCERT TOUR 2005 Haru ~v-u-den Densetsu~ (Aichi Kyouhaku Partnership Jigyou Event)
  • [2005.07.10/16/23/4] Hello Project 2005 Natsu no Kayou Show -'05 Selection! Collection (Aichi Kyouhaku Partnership Jigyou Event)



  • [2004.10.24] Debut Single "Koi no Nukegara" Hatsubai Kiren Special Event (デビューシングル「恋のヌケガラ」発売記念スペシャルイベント?)
  • [005.02.??] "Visit Japan Campaign" Opening Event (「ビジット・ジャパン・キャンペーン」オープニングイベント?)
  • [2005.03.24] Miyoshi Erika & Okada Yui Shashinshou & Biyuuden (三好絵梨香&岡田唯 写真集発売&握手会?)
  • [2005.06.03] 3rd Single "Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari" Hatsubai Kiren Event (3rdシングル「紫陽花アイ愛物語」発売記念イベント?)


  • [2004.04.03-present] B.B.L.
  • [2005.02.04-2005.05.18] Haro Poro Yanen


  • [2005.05.26] 11th Haro Pro Video Chat

Total SalesEdit

Year Year Sales Total Sales
2004 42,754 42,754
2005 137,086 179,840
2006 51,909 231,749
2007 52,094 283,843
2008 25,815 309,658

Zoku v-u-denEdit

Zoku v-u-den
Zoku v-u-den, January 2011
Also Known As Zoku Biyuuden
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genre Japanese Pop
Years Active 2009–2011
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou
Members Junjun (2009-2010)
Michishige Sayumi (2009-2011)
Sugaya Risako (2009-2011)

Zoku v-u-den, January 2010


Zoku v-u-den, July 2009

Zoku v-u-den (続·美勇伝) is a Chanpuru unit formed in 2009 consisting of Morning Musume members Michishige Sayumi and Junjun, and Berryz Koubou member Sugaya Risako. Zoku v-u-den is the revival unit of v-u-den and was initially created for the Hello! Project 2009 SUMMER Kakumei Gannen ~Hello! Chanpuru~ concert and the Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ album.



In 2009, v-u-den was revived as Zoku v-u-den with a new line-up consisting of Michishige Sayumi and Junjun from Morning Musume, and Sugaya Risako from Berryz Koubou. Their first song was a cover of "ONLY YOU" by BOØWY on the Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ album.

On December 15, 2010, Junjun graduated from Morning Musume and Hello! Project, effectively leaving the group.

In 2011, Zoku v-u-den performed their first concert as a duo (without Junjun) at the Hello! Project 2011 WINTER ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ A gana Live, performing Ai ~Suite Room~ and Renai Sentai Shitsu Ranger" This was their last performance as a group before the Chanpuru units became inactive.

In 2013, Zoku v-u-den briefly reunited with Michishige Sayumi and Sugaya Risako to perform Koisuru♡Angel♡Heart with Ishikawa Rika.



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