I think that all of you know this girls At first, i didn't like them but now i begin to enjoy their music. My favourite are Everyday, Katyusha, Heavy Rotation, Flying Get, Ponytail to Chou Chou and more recently Kaze wa Fuiteru.
I've listened to a couple of their songs, but I don't really know what all the hype about them in Japan is, to be honest. :X I am against bashing other artists so I don't mean to be rude to the girls at all, I just don't think they're any more talented than other singers in Japan, so I don't see a reason in terms of vocally, why they are so popular. D:. To be honest I think the only reason they are so popular is because they are basically 48 schoolgirls in a group, which in Japan, goes down pretty well with girls and Otaku's and...dare I say it, older men. XD They even had controversy a week ago when they uploaded a site where you could upload a photo of yourself and merge it with any of the members you like to see what kind of baby you'd have with that member....and one of the members was photographed on the front of the website holding a baby saying "Want to have a baby with me?". xD I mean, most of these girls must be under-aged. It just kinda proved to me that their manager obviously is aware that they are popular with grown-men because of their image, and in exploiting it in the wrong way. :/ I don't blame the girls for that but I think they need another manager cause that's just wrong. xD
I think they are talented and hard-working girls, but nothing special in my mind. ): I find their songs kind of boring and typical JPOP. :/ Again, I don't mean to be rude ever, just my opinion of them.