But since Tanaka Reina's graduation from Morning Musume was announced recently, I thought I'd take a look back at the 6th generation's debut single - "Shabondama".
The first thing that strikes me when I see the CD cover - OMG there were so many of them! Well... currently there are 11 members, so I guess there were only 4 more members back in 2003.. but it still seems like a lot!
"Shabondama" was the group's 19th single and I always have found it to be a really cool sounding song. The rolled "Rs" in the song are really edgy too.
The music video is also really cool, with splashing water and rain effects and the outfits were very cool and "urban" style. As far as style is concerned, Shabondama marked a new image for Morning Musume and this is why it stands out as a notable acheivmant in their extensive discography.