Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi’s new unit has been revealed to be called ABCHO (A-bu-cho).
The title for their 1st single was also revealed to be Me o Tojite Gyusshiyo (Eng: something along the lines of Close your eyes tightly) and it will be released in May. According to the Oricon article the title of the group is short for ABSTRACT CHOP.
It’s hard to imagine Yossie and Rika releasing a single under a name that isn’t HANGRY&ANGRY since that’s basically who they were for the past few years, but since they are singing the OP theme for an anime it’s understandable why they would try and change the image a bit.
Not surprisingly the image for the group is completely different with both of them wearing more normal clothes with not that much makeup on, and while it might be very different I have to admit that I love their look since it has a nice look to it that many fans will love.
Along with the group image we also got the title of the new single, which sounds interesting since it doesn’t really give us any idea about what to expect. It has somewhat of a ballad sound to it but at the same time it seems like it could be an upbeat song, so unfortunately it seems like we’ll have to wait to find out for sure.
It will be very fun to see how this single turns out. Hopefully everyone is looking forward to this release!
The release date is set for 5/23.