- Munasawagi Scarlet vs. Aa, Yo ga Akeru
Song: Munasawagi > Aa
Outfits: Neither are great but I loathe those pyjama dresses so Munasawagi > Aa
MV: A location helps a lot. Both are about the same interesting, but the house beats the set. Munasawagi < Aa
Covers: I never got the trend of making covers that got nothing to do with the song. Munasawagi < Aa
Lyrics: Not sure how old exactly Berryz were around Munasawagi but the whole "I want to grow up" is a bit weird. Therefore Munasawagi < Aa
Winner: Still Munasawagi Scarlet, despite "losing" in points. Never said I was going for an exact point ranking after all, did I? I just see no reason to relisten to Aa, Yo ga Akeru. Munasawagi Scarlet seems like the much better song to me.
- 21ji Made no Cinderella vs. Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance
Song: This one is not as obvious as the previous decision but 21ji Made < Yuke Yuke. I have a softer spot for the winner.
Outfits: 21ji Made = Yuke Yuke. No winner here. Both (casual) outfits are cool with me. The monkey outfits are a bit weird... but cute.
MV: 21ji Made > Yuke Yuke. Once again, a nice location is better than a decent set.
Covers: 21ji Made > Yuke Yuke. They're pretty similar, but 21ji Made's seems a bit... better.
Lyrics: Uh... 21ji Made < Yuke Yuke. Lame everyday romance against apeshit (hah! saw that?) lyrics about monkeys and dancing? Gotta take the monkey.
Winner: Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance. Though to be honest 21ji Made no Cindarella is quite nice, too. Yuke Yuke is just much more fun.
- Golden Chinatown / Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi vs Ai no Dangan
Honestly this should be a clear victory for Ai no Dangan since Golden Chinatown is probably the worst A-side Berryz has ever released. But okay, gotta give Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi a chance because I don't remember that one at all.
Song: Golden Chinatown is not even up for comparison. Sayonara is... okay, but boring. Ai no Dangan > Sayonara > Golden Chinatown.
Outfits: Sexy bikers versus gold foil and cheap red fabric? Uh, not that hard honestly. Ai no Dangan > Golden Chinatown > Sayonara.
MV: None of them are really great but I like the Gaga reference in Ai no Dangan. Therefore, Ai no Dangan > Sayonara = Golden Chinatown.
Covers: Ai no Dangan > Sayonara > Golden Chinatown. Clear winner. All GC/Sayonara covers were photoshop disasters.
Lyrics: Surprise! Sayonara > Ai no Dangan > Golden Chinatown. I kinda like the wanting feel of Sayonara.
Winner: Ai no Dangan. It wasn't fair, I despise Golden Chinatown.
- Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~ vs Shining Power
Song: Shining Power > Happiness. I have a soft spot for Happiness, but Shining Power is probably Berryz at their best.
Outfits: I really like the red/black outfits, while Happiness' outfits are... eh... cute for their age, but in general pretty ugly and use a bad fabric. Shining Power > Happiness.
MV: Shining Power < Happiness. Cute kids around a dinner table? Adorable! Dance shot? Cool, but boring.
Covers: Shining Power > Happiness. Simple, but probably some of my favourite Berryz covers ever.
Lyrics: The fact that Sining Power is mostly about a bento kind of threw me off. Happiness is a bit cuter, therefore Shining Power < Happiness.
Winner: Shining Power. As said before, that was Berryz at their best.
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