Starting April 4th there will be a new group to promote Shugo Chara called Guardians 4. This group will consist of Morning Musume member Mitsui Aika, C-ute member Nakajima Saki, and Berryz Koubou members Kumai Yurina and Sugaya Risako. Their first single, Omakase! Guardian, will come out on May 27th and will be the new opening theme to Shugo Chara.
This is seriously amazing news. Yurina is finally in a subgroup! And it's about time. Yurnia is my favorite Berryz member. And she's more talented then she gets credit for. And Mittsi in another group is amazing. Gotta love all the Aika love that's going on lately. I'm not to thrilled about the second half though. Saki is one of my least favorite C-ute members and even though Risako can really sing, I think she already gets enough attention. The same thing happened with Athena & Robikerottsu. I listned to them for Aika and Risa.
Another thing that's going to be interesting about this group is who is going to be the leader and main singer. I really don't want to see an overdose of Risako or even her as the main singer. Her being in the group alone is enough. I'm actually hoping Aika takes lead vocals. Since she's growing in popularity and singing opportunities. It doesn't really matter who gets the main vocals though since Shugo Chara groups have really fair line distribution. And every one pretty much gets equal screen time.
As for leader they will probably go the Buono and High King route. Where they don't have an official leader and one of the member names themselves as the unofficial leader. But if there is a leader it should definitely be Yurina.
The whole con of this group is Shuo Chara Eggs possibly disappearing. Which makes the whole Guardians 4 group bittersweet. I gain Aika and Yurina in a group but lose Yuuka and Kanon in one. Which is kind of terrible. Since Yuuka and Kanon are Eggs there's a possibility we'll never see from them again. I hope that doesn't happen. Yuuka and Kanon deserve to be in an official group anyway.