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Bitter & Sweet (pronounced as ビタースウィート; Bittersweet) is a Japanese pop duo under UP-FRONT CREATE, consisting of Tasaki Asahi and Hasegawa Moemi.

Members[]

History[]

Bitter & Sweet, March 2019

Bitter & Sweet, May 2017

Bitter & Sweet, October 2016

Bitter & Sweet, December 2015

Bitter & Sweet, February 2015

Bitter & Sweet, September 2014

Bitter & Sweet, March 2014

2013[]

In the December 13 episode of UF LICKS, soloist Tasaki Asahi announced that she would be placed in a new two-member unit.[1][2] On December 20, Hasegawa Moemi was announced as her new partner.[3]

In the December 27 episode of UF LICKS, it was revealed that the unit had already begun recording their first song, and the name of their unit was announced to be Bitter & Sweet.[4]

Bitter & Sweet performed for the first time on December 31 at the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2013 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.[5]

2014[]

On March 19, Bitter & Sweet released their first indies DVD single, "Bitter & Sweet / Install", under the UP-FRONT WORKS label.

From April 15 to July 24, Bitter & Sweet was the supporting act for the LoVendoЯ LIVE TOUR 2014 SprinteЯ ~Bitter&Sweet~.

On September 3, they released their second indies DVD single, "Darenimo Naisho / Gesshoku".

2015[]

On February 11, Bitter & Sweet released their third indies single, "Ren'ai WARS / Koigokoro".

On April 3, they began broadcasting their own radio show titled Bitter & Sweet no POP'n Music on FM Nagasaki.[6]

From May 10 to 17, they held their first solo live, Bitter & Sweet 1st SHOWCASE.

On August 16, they held their second solo live, Bitter & Sweet 2nd SHOWCASE.

On November 23, it was announced the Bitter & Sweet would form the collaborative unit Love Bitter EX with LoVendoЯ band members Okada Marina, Uozumi Yuki, and Miyazawa Marin.[7] The unit would hold a live tour in spring 2016.

On December 23, Bitter & Sweet released their first mini album #Bitasui on the first day of Bitter & Sweet 3rd SHOWCASE.

2016[]

On July 24, they held the Bitter & Sweet SUMMER LIVE 2016 ~Natsu no Atsusa ni, vitamin sweet! Bitasui~ at Harujuku La Donna.[8]

Bitter & Sweet's weekly radio show Bitter & Sweet no POP'n Music ended on September 30.[6] It was replaced on October 4 by Bitter & Sweet no GOLDEN SOUNDay♪ on FM PORT.[9]

On December 10, they held the Bitter & Sweet WINTER LIVE 2016 ~Hyouri Ittai~ at Harujuku La Donna.[10]

2017[]

On February 18, during the Bitter & Sweet LIVE 2017 ~Hikari~ at AOYAMA RizM, the duo announced they would make their major debut on May 17 with the single "Shiawase ni Naritai. / Shashin ni wa Nokoranai Shoot" under the PICCOLO TOWN label.[11]

2019[]

On March 27, they released their second major single "Tooi Tokoro e Iku no Deshou / Love Story wa Hajimaranai".[12][13]

2020[]

On March 2, it was announced that their appearance at NK.Honey Bomb!! #5 -Hinamatsuri- was cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.[14] The next day, it was announced that the Bitter & Sweet EVENT Vol.19 ~White Day~ set to be held on March 14 was also cancelled.[15]

On March 11, it was announced that their other event appearances in March would be cancelled due to the coronavirus.[16] On March 24, it was announced that their event appearances in April would also be cancelled.[17]

On October 11 and 31, Bitter & Sweet appeared in the Heart to Heart 2020 ~Covers~ concert tour.[18]

On November 11, they released their third major single, "Dakedo Aitai".[19]

Discography[]

Mini Albums
  1. [2015.12.23] #Bitasui

Indies Singles
  1. [2014.03.19] Bitter & Sweet / Install (DVD Single)
  2. [2014.09.03] Darenimo Naisho / Gesshoku (DVD Single)
  3. [2015.02.11] Ren'ai WARS / Koigokoro
Major Singles
  1. [2017.05.17] Shiawase ni Naritai. / Shashin ni wa Nokoranai Shoot
  2. [2019.03.27] Tooi Tokoro e Iku no Deshou / Love Story wa Hajimaranai
  3. [2020.11.11] Dakedo Aitai

2016
  • Tsubomi (蕾)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Shiroi Wana (白い罠)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Mou Ichido (もう一度)
    • Lyrics: Bitter & Sweet
    • Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Yume Utsutsu (夢現)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • No!
    • Lyrics: Hasegawa Moemi
    • Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • 1byou (1秒)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
2017
  • Shy Boy to Watashi (シャイボーイと私)
    • Lyrics: Tasaki Asahi
    • Composition: Noguchi Hiroshi
    • Arrangement: Endo Naoki
  • Kisetsu Hazure no, Futari (季節はずれの、ふたり)
    • Lyrics: Hasegawa Moemi
    • Composition and Arrangement: Kusuno Kotaro
  • AIUEO (あいうえお)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • HANABI
    • Lyrics: Hasegawa Moemi
    • Composition: Noguchi Hiroshi
    • Arrangement: Endo Naoki
  • Inotteru Kara (祈ってるから)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Hasegawa Moemi
  • Sekai de Ichiban Kirei na Yoru (世界で一番綺麗な夜)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Summer Dream! (サマドリ!)
  • Mizu ni Nare (水になれ)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Hajimari no Yokan (はじまりの予感)
  • Sankaku Maru Shikaku (さんかくまるしかく)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Darling
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Naante ne (なあんてね)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
2018
  • Namida Iro no Melody (涙色のメロディー)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Yamazaki Aoi
  • Yurayura (ゆらゆら)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Kondo Hisashi
  • Tokihanate (解き放て)
  • Onigokko (おにごっこ)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Ashioto (足音)
  • Itsura no Koe (いつらのこゑ)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Koe (声)
  • Shujinkou ni Hanarenai (主人公にはなれない)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Stand Up!!
  • Futari (ふたり)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Hasegawa Moemi
2020
  • Super Girl (スーパーガール)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Hasegawa Moemi
  • Usagi Dokei (うさぎ時計)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Nee Daijoubu? ~Fukuen Shimashita~ (ねぇ、大丈夫?〜復縁しました〜)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tasaki Asahi
  • Watashi ni Furete Yuku Mono (私に触れてゆくもの)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Hasegawa Moemi
  • Hanafuu (花風)
    • Lyrics and Composition: Hasegawa Moemi

Works[]

Internet[]

  • [2013–2014] UF LICKS
  • [2014–2016] MUSIC+
  • [2016–] Upcoming

Radio[]

  • [2015–2016] Bitter & Sweet no POP'n Music (Bitter&SweetのPOP'n Music)
  • [2016–] Bitter & Sweet no GOLDEN SOUNDay♪ (Bitter&SweetのGOLDEN SOUNDay♪)

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. "LovendoЯツアー、田﨑あさひからのお知らせ、石川梨華、城太郎ライブ他(12/13/2013)#44" (in Japanese). UF LICKS (via YouTube). 2013-12-13.
  2. "お知らせ" (in Japanese). Tasaki Asahi Official Blog. 2013-12-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "田﨑あさひのユニットパートナーが登場!、保田圭、中島卓偉、城太郎ライブ他(12/20/2013)#45" (in Japanese). UF LICKS (via YouTube). 2013-12-20.
  4. "LoVendoЯツアー最終日映像!スタジオに中島卓偉!田﨑あさひ・長谷川萌美ユニット名発表!他(12/27/2013)#46" (in Japanese). UF LICKS (via YouTube). 2013-12-27.
  5. "カウントダウンにカウントダウン!" (in Japanese). Hasegawa Moemi Official Blog. 2013-12-28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "FM長崎「Bitter&SweetのPOP'n Music」終了のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet. 2016-10-06.
  7. "LoVendoЯ&ビタスイ、5人編成のライブツアー開催" (in Japanese). natalie. 2015-11-23.
  8. "2016年7月24日 「Bitter & Sweet SUMMER LIVE 2016 ~ 夏の暑さに、vitamin sweet! #ビタスイ ~」に関するお知らせ♪​動画を公開!" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2016-07-22.
  9. "Bitter & Sweet レギュラーラジオ番組決定!!" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2016-09-14.
  10. "『2016年12月10日「Bitter & Sweet WINTER LIVE 2016 ~表裏一体~」に関するお知らせ♪』動画を公開!" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2016-12-06.
  11. "Bitter & Sweet、5月17日メジャーデビュー発表!「今なんか言ったら泣く」田﨑あさひは感涙" (in Japanese). Girls News. 2017-02-18.
  12. "待望のBitter & Sweet 2nd Single 発売決定!!" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT WORKS. 2018-12-31.
  13. "​待望のBitter & Sweet 2nd Single 発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2018-12-31.
  14. "Bitter & Sweetイベント出演辞退に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2020-03-02.
  15. "3/14(土)「Bitter & Sweet EVENT Vol.19 〜 White Day 〜」開催中止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2020-03-03.
  16. "3月イベント出演辞退に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2020-03-11.
  17. "4月イベント出演辞退に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2020-03-24.
  18. http://bittersweet-official.com/event/detail/18c1484ade79bc43c95dc7e9672f0cbdc84b6f87
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB50zAeD-Tg

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