At 2008 came their first release - minialbum Kill me Kiss me.
At 2009 came duo's album Sadistic Dance, 2nd musicvideo Top Secret and concerts outside Japan (SakuraCon at US).
At 2010 hANGRY&ANGRY announces an European tour - France, Berlin, London and Helsinki.
2010 was busy year for the girls - concerts outside and inside Japan. From GMT +9 timezone to GMT+0.
2011 came hANGRY&ANGRY-f's first single Reconquista and they were as surprise guests at h.NAOTO fashionshow at JapanExpo (Paris).
Also at 2011 formed Dream Morning Musume with album and concert tour(s? anyway with 56 concerts). "Back in idol-business".
hANGRY&ANGRY story ends here. Or it isn't ended, there is break right now. But now starts other story.
At 2012, in the middle of spring, was anncouded that Rika and Hitomi will sing anime, called Sengoku Collection, OP-track. Later their 2nd duo was named as ABCHO, which comes from words ABSTRACT and CHOP. ABCHO's first and yet only single was Me wo Tojite Guyusshi yo (目をとじてギュッしよ).
Hello!Project got a lot new groups because of SATOYAMA movement, Morning Musume's 50th single sold over 100k (last time was around 2003) and it was great year for Hello!Project in generally.
It's 2013 now. September. Rika and Hitomi have been together every year since 2000:
2000-2005 Morning Musume, summer shuffles (especially Sexy8 and H.P ALL STARS)
2006 Elder Club (Rika had v-u-den and Hitomi was leader of Morning Musume)
2007 Ongaku Gatas, Elder Club
2008 hANGRY&ANGRY, Ongaku Gatas, Elder Club
2009 hANGRY&ANGRY, (Ongaku Gatas - non-active year) ›› Elder Club graduation
2010 hANGRY&ANGRY, Ongaku Gatas
2011 Dream Morning Musume, hANGRY&ANGRY-f
2012 ABCHO, Dream Morning Musume (›› hiatus?), (hANGRY&ANGRY-f - non-active)
Of course we can talk about the year 2006, but you see my point? Every year has happen something.
Let me quote myself from Hello!Online:
I think there is something going on:
Something about "Watching footage after long time"
Girls don't talk about hANGRY&ANGRY expect they're doing event as h&A or they are promoting h&A. Watch Rika's blog - she has mention h&A only when they've had h&A-job.
hANGRY&ANGRY is one of h. Naoto mascots and belongs to h.NAOTO-brand. UFP doesn't own h&A songs, and I bet those who own h&A wouldn't let UFP use h&A songs like "ok go ahead". There is many other great H!P songs what Rika and Yossy could sang at MUSIC FESTA - so why to use h&A songs?
› One reason why they sang h&A songs was that they are promoting the brand again. hANGRY&ANGRY is "only" made for the brand and if h.NAOTO needs to sell more goods or something they order Rika and Yossy to do some promo-works. And because being an idol is Rika's and Yossy's work, they'll do it.
› Other reason is just because people know Rika and Yossy are hANGRY&ANGRY. It doesn't matter do they play h&A role or are they on the stage as themselves.
They used Sadistic Dance intro at MUSIC FESTA. UFP doesn't own it and I doubt UFP would pay something for it.
Yossy told it's going more interesting? Well what it could be? What could be more interesting than Rika and Yossy together at same stage? They're both popular, they are from same generation, they are two girls left from "golden era", they have 2 duos and what else. More interesting?
They both have boyfriends? lol
My answer is no. Sengoku Collection doesn't continue anymore and if it continues, it happens in the spring 2014. h.NAOTO doesn't need H&A promotion right now, but halloween single for this year could be possible:
Release date 30th Oct, which is apparently same date as AKB48 has. If this happens, it means we would get more information in the end of September or in the begin of October. Why 30th Oct? It's Wednesday and 31st day is Halloween - halloween-themed single? Why not.
The problem is just can Rika and Hitomi do it? Rika has her own campaing...
... and Yossi is right now at Okinawa with Makoto Ogawa and couple of women to scupa.
Yossi has that Okinawa-thing and she were in H!P 2013 Summer concert as MCs since Makoto had something else on 31st August.
They both have sometimes been guests in tv-shows but nothing big right now. I think?
Since Rika and Hitomi aren't idols anymore like for example Sayumi Michishige is, it's ok to not to update the blog that often. People wont expect you to do it if you're "old fart". Idols' max-age is about 26 (usually Japanese people marry eachother in their 20s so that's way 22y old idol is already SENIOR) and if you have graduated already, people wont pay attention that much.
I just want to say, that not-to-update-blog is "normal" for OG members as Rika and Hitomi, but usually that kind of silence has been same as Dream Morning Musume had when they recorded Shining Butterfly. If I remembere right, their blogs suddenly turned out into "hi today was nice live yay yay"-way o\ Then BAAM. New single! Remember that?
So, as I've done some speculation, I think there is something going on. I'm crossing fingers here for new release - I'm fine with both ABCHO and h&A. I'd fangirl anyway. I'm waiting.
Oh. Have I mention that in November is hANGRY&ANGRY-f's 5th year?