You didn't notice at first, but have now become one of your faves?
Kamei Eri was just that other sixth gen girl, but after the hair cut, she has just flew up my rankings. I actually forgot Risa was part of Morning Musume for a while there, but then I was part of the JPM Sakura vs Otome karaoke sing off, and I did Risa's parts in Hare Ame Nochi Suki (all two lines). It was then that I suddenly started to notice her and she FLEWWWWW up my rankings.
You didn't like (or even hated) at first, but like a lot now?
Matsuura Aya. My first impressions of Ayaya were from a clip where "Princess Ayaya" was showing off some robot thing on a variety show. The next clip I watched was her being locked into a booth that she was supposed to escape from (locks everywheres), and then the booth burst into flames and fell a couple stories and scared the crap out of the Morning Musume members. And then she ran out and laughed at how she fooled them. They all thought she was dead, and she was just laughing.
But after I listened to her X3 album, the seed was planted, and slowly and surely I begin to like her a little more and a little more. Her constant ballads from that point on were an obstacle to my liking her, but her concerts just blew me away. She is so entertaining in concert. More so than any other artist in H!P.
Were your favourites at first (I mean the first time you saw them, the very first impression), but aren't even close to your top 10 or 15 anymore?
This sort of goes back and forth. At first I really like Nacchi, Rika, and Maki, but at some times I hate them so much.. they really fall to the bottom of my list. But then they do something to rise back up. Right now.. hmm... No one right now.
Are there any members who only recently (e.g. during the last 2 months) grabbed your attention due to some new release, tv show, a concert etc.?
Koharu has had my attention for the past nine months, but I still love her more and more everyday (almost). The one that really made me love her recently, though, is Chinami. I never really noticed her all that much before, but watching the concerts and PVs in these past few months, I've just become a huge fan of her. She's my current favorite Berryz member. I do wish she would grow her hair out to her Fighting Pose-style again, though.