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HinaBitter♪ (ひなビタ♪), short for Hinatabi Bitter Sweets (日向美ビタースイーツ♪), is a media mix project that was first announced by KONAMI in November 2012. It is produced by BEMANI composer Tomosuke Funaki in association with FujimiShobo (富士見書房), an offbrand of Kadokawa Shoten established in 1991 that specializes in card games, anime, and manga.


The main story of HinaBitter♪ consists of five girls that band together to save their hometown (Kuranogawa) that's struggling financially. The story is divided on Seasons.


According to TOMOSUKE, all the HinaBitter♪ girls are named after the lyrics in his song 凛として咲く花の如く. (Incidentally, a rearrangement of the song by tricot was used during the announcement of the series back in November 2012.)

Hinatabi Bitter Sweets

Marika Yamagata (山形 まり花) - voiced by Rina Hidaka
The central heroine of HinaBitter♪, Marika is the Saudade (サウダージ) music store owner's daughter, who's said to be good at improvising. She is an upbeat, cheerful girl. She's also childhood friends with Ibuki, her best friend. Her catch phrase is "I'm fine!" (大丈夫だよ). She plays the keyboard.
  • Birthday: September 22nd
  • Favorite music genre: Guitar pop, lounge pop, jazz
  • Main instrument: Nord Electro3
Ibuki Izumi (nickname Eve) (和泉 一舞) - voiced by Minami Tsuda
The Izumi couture (いずみ洋装店) clothing shop's daughter, she's a fashionable but easily irritated girl. Her blonde hair is dyed. She and Marika grew up together and are close friends, though she gets embarrassed when Marika calls her Eve (イブ). Ibuki has many hobbies, include dancing, sewing, karaoke, and home cooking. She plays bass.
  • Birthday: August 10th
  • Favorite music genre: Anime songs, Vocalo-kei
  • Main instrument: CARVIN SB4000
Sakiko Kasuga (春日 咲子) - voiced by Megumi Yamaguchi
The daughter of the Chat Noir (シャノワール) Internet café's owner. She also occasionally works at Chat Noir, dressed as a maid. Usually a polite, soft-spoken girl, she has a deviant side that occasionally appears. She enjoys cooking (especially candy) in her free time, and enjoys watching anime, too. Despite her appearance, one of Sakiko's favorite music genres is metal. She plays the acoustic guitar.
  • Birthday: February 4th
  • Favorite music genre: Acoustic pop, metal
  • Main instrument: Ovation Celebrity
Meu Meu (nickname MeuMeu) (芽兎 めう) - voiced by Hiromi Igarashi
The youngest of the girls, the energetic daughter of the Usagitsuki-do (兎月堂) seal shop owner loves putting "meu" at the end of her sentences. She also loves parfaits, specifically the Chikuwa parfait served at Chat Noir. There's even a song about her love for them, and her pop'n music sprite even features her running with them, one in each hand. In her spare time Meu likes to design outfits for cosplay and play rhythm games. She plays the drums.
  • Birthday: August 5th
  • Favorite music genre: Idol songs, denpa songs
  • Main instrument: ズンドコうさ丸
Rin Shimotsuki (霜月 凛) - voiced by Kaoru Mizuhara
The oldest of the girls, she is the Shimotsuki Shorin (霜月書林) bookstore owner's daughter. She is a mature, quiet girl, almost always seen carrying a novel in her hands. She is a fast reader, and able to do arithmetic in her head as well. Rin attends a different school from the other girls. She plays the electric guitar.
  • Birthday: November 3rd
  • Favorite music genre: Emo, shoegazer, alternative rock
  • Main instrument: Fender Jazzmaster


Coconatsu (ここなつ) are a rival unit of Hinatabi Bitter Sweets, introduced on Season 3. As opposed to the more rock/soft electronic music of their rivals, these girls are more into EDM/technopop/electronica. In recent times, though, Coconatsu have teamed up to perform with the Hinatabi Bitter Sweets group.

Cocona Shinonome (東雲 心菜) - voiced by Ari Ozawa
First year high school student and Natsuhi's twin sister. Shyer than her twin sister, with a softer voice to match. She wears glasses, but she takes them off when performing her idol duties. She has a fondness for unusual animals.
  • Birthday: June 12th
  • Favorite music genre: Techno pop, electronica
Natsuhi Shinonome (東雲 夏陽) - voiced by Yuri Hinami
First year high school student and Cocona's twin sister. A professional idol performer along with her sister. She was initially very prideful about herself, but has since mellowed down. She refers to the Hinatabi Bitter Sweets group by the name "Chikuwa Band" (ちくわバンド).
  • Birthday: June 12th
  • Favorite music genre: EDM

Music Contributors

Though HinaBitter♪ was founded by TOMOSUKE, there have been several musicians who have contributed to the series. So far they include:

HinaBitter♪ Web Radio Drama Series

HinaBitter♪ housoukyoku (ひなビタ♪放送局)

Title Upload date Summary
1. ねぇねぇ、バンドしようよ!! December 12th, 2012 Marika and Ibuki introduce themselves and play a bit of music.
2. 大発表っ!? January 27th, 2013 Marika, Ibuki, Meu Meu, and Sakiko appear. Meu Meu and Sakiko's first appearances.
A practice version of 恋とキングコング plays starting at 8:37.
3. イブイブにしてやんよ★ January 27th, 2013 Marika, Ibuki, Meu Meu, and Sakiko appear, with Ibuki the center focus as she talks to the others about their passion
for music. A practice version of イブの時代っ! plays starting at 5:37.
4. めうめうのグローバル萌えおこし大作戦?? February 26th, 2013 Marika, Ibuki, Meu Meu, and Sakiko appear, with Meu Meu the main focus, as she lets the focus get a bit to her head.
A practice version of めうめうぺったんたん!! is first played at 5:51, then a rock version of it is played at 7:59.
5. とってもとっても、ありがとう April 9th, 2013 Marika, Ibuki, Meu Meu, and Sakiko appear, with Sakiko the center focus as they chat at Chat Noir.
A practice version of とってもとっても、ありがとう。 plays starting at 8:07. The other girls are moved by her song.
6. ついに登場!?黒髪の天才ギタリスト May 7th, 2013 Marika, Ibuki, Meu Meu, Sakiko, and Rin appear.
Rin's first appearance, who gets overwhelmed by the other girls around her.
A practice version of 虚空と光明のディスクール is played starting at 8:59.
7. マジカルちくパガールズ参上だよっ☆ September 24th, 2013 Marika and Meu Meu talk about Chikuwa parfaits, which eventually leads into them making a song together about
magical girls that use parfaits as weapons.
A practice version of ちくわパフェだよ☆CKP plays around 5:39.
8. ぐ、愚昧な事ばかり言わないでくれるかしら…洋服屋 October 29th, 2013 Ibuki messes around with Rin, feeling she should open up more since they're friends.
A practice version of カタルシスの月 is first played at 3:23, then a different, rock version is played at 9:17.
After they sing, Rin opens up a bit, but is shy about it.
9. ホーンテッド★メイドランチ December 24th, 2013 At Chat Noir, a deeper-sounding Sakiko scares Meu Meu. Sakiko later apologizes before scaring her again,
as they then sing a sing together.
A practice version of ホーンテッド★メイドランチ is played starting at 7:39.
10. ずっとずっと一緒だよっ! March 4th, 2014 Marika talks to Ibuki about their childhoods, which embarrasses her.
A practice version of 走れメロンパン is played starting at 10:01.
11. なぞの段ボールさん March 16th, 2014 Rin and Sakiko hang together, as Sakiko rummages through an old box of hers. Rin does not want her to, though.
Sakiko eventually finds out they are old, cute clothes.
A practice version of 滅びに至るエランプシス is played starting at 10:40.
12. こんな感じが都会的だしっ! June 26th, 2014 Ibuki and Meu Meu enter an audition together. Before that, they take pictures, and Meu Meu screws up.
She gets upset, until Ibuki cheers her up.
A practice version of 都会征服Girls☆ is played starting at 12:13.
13. 温故知新でいこっ! August 22nd, 2014 Summary to be updated.
A practice version of 温故知新でいこっ! is played starting at 8:33.
14. 滅亡天使 † にこきゅっぴん October 7th, 2014 Summary to be updated.
A practice version of 滅亡天使 † にこきゅっぴん is played starting at 9:23.
15. 舞御前と橘姫 December 16th, 2014 Summary to be updated.
A practice version of 乙女繚乱 舞い咲き誇れ is played starting at 15:05.
16. 水月鏡花のコノテーション March 5th, 2015 Summary to be updated.
A practice version of 水月鏡花のコノテーション is played starting at 10:45.
17. じもとっこスイーツ♪ July 18th, 2016 Summary to be updated.
じもとっこスイーツ♪ is played starting at 10:43.
18. 第十八回 October 13th, 2016 Summary to be updated.
そこはかとなくロマンセ is played starting at 12:12.
19. 第十九回 December 29th, 2016 Summary to be updated.
今夜はパジャマパーティ is played starting at 8:16.
20. 第二十回 March 1st, 2017 Summary to be updated.
雨雫に咲く花 is played starting at 9:57.
21. スペシャル~勇者達の座談会~ October 11th, 2017 Summary to be updated.
ミラクル・スイート・スイーツ・マジック!!, ナイト・オブ・ロンド, けもののおうじゃ★めうめう, Drizzly Venom,
銃弾は解を撃ち抜いて, キリステゴメン, and シノビシノノメ are played.

Kuranogawa kankouka dayori (倉野川観光課だより)

Title Upload date Summary
1. 日向美ビタースイーツ♪新曲のお披露目です August 19th, 2015 Summary to be updated.
neko*neko is played starting at 2:49.
2. 日向美ビタースイーツ♪和泉さん新曲のお披露目です September 25th, 2015 Summary to be updated.
激アツ☆マジヤバ☆チアガール is played starting at 2:00.
3. 日向美ビタースイーツ♪春日さん新曲のお披露目です October 23rd, 2015 Summary to be updated.
漆黒のスペシャルプリンセスサンデー is played starting at 3:03.
4. 日向美ビタースイーツ♪芽兎さん新曲のお披露目です November 20th, 2015 Summary to be updated.
地方創生☆チクワクティクス is played starting at 2:20.
5. 日向美ビタースイーツ♪霜月さん新曲のお披露目です December 16th, 2015 Summary to be updated.
フラッター現象の顛末と単一指向性の感情論 is played starting at 1:27.
6. 皆様、ハッピークリスマスです☆ December 24th, 2015 Summary to be updated.
琥珀のくちづけ ~二世代edition~ is played starting at 0:00.

Meu no natsuyasumi produce sakusen (めうの夏休みプロデュース作戦)

Each of the めうの夏休みプロデュース作戦 videos only contain a demo version of their respective songs.

Title Upload date Summary
1. けもののおうじゃ★めうめう July 28th, 2017 Beastmaster Meu's Theme.
2. ミラクル・スイート・スイーツ・マジック!! August 4th, 2017 Magical Princess Marika's Theme.
3. ナイト・オブ・ロンド August 11th, 2017 Holy Knight Ibuki's Theme.
4. Drizzly Venom August 18th, 2017 Sage Sakiko's Theme.
5. 銃弾は解を撃ち抜いて August 25th, 2017 Gunner Rin's Theme.
6. キリステゴメン September 14th, 2017 Samurai Natsuhi's Theme.
7. シノビシノノメ September 21st, 2017 Ninja Cocona's Theme.

Coconatsu housoukyoku (ここなつ放送局)

Title Upload date Summary
1. ここなつ放送局の時間です December 4th, 2015 Summary to be updated.
2. 第二回 August 25th, 2016 Summary to be updated.
バイナリスター is played starting at 13:23.
3. 第三回 October 28th, 2016 Summary to be updated.
ヒミツダイヤル is played starting at 13:06.
4. 第四回 December 9th, 2016 Summary to be updated.
走れメロンパン~ここなつedition~ is played starting at 12:00.
5. 第五回 January 13th, 2017 Summary to be updated.
デュアルメモリ is played starting at 12:38.
6. 第六回 March 10th, 2017 Summary to be updated.
ナナイロライト is played starting at 11:06.

HinaBitter♪ Singles/Discography

Single Releases

Five Drops Single Series

Album Releases

Blu-ray Releases

  • 09/12/18 - ひなビタ♪ライブSSP~待っててね東京さんっ!~
  • 11/07/18 - EDP presents ここなつワンマンライブ2018 ミライコウシン
  • 04/17/19 - EDP presents ひなビタ♪ライブ2018 ~Sweet Smile Pajamas Party~

Radio Drama Releases

  • 09/26/14 - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪~SWEET SMILE COLLECTION~ Vol.1
  • 10/31/14 - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪~SWEET SMILE COLLECTION~ Vol.2
  • 11/28/14 - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪~SWEET SMILE COLLECTION~ Vol.3
  • 12/26/14 - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪~SWEET SMILE COLLECTION~ Vol.4
  • 01/30/15 - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪~SWEET SMILE COLLECTION~ Vol.5
  • 11/27/15 - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪~SWEET SMILE COLLECTION~side:spinoffここなつ
  • 01/29/16 - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪~SWEET SMILE COLLECTION~ カップリングA
  • 02/26/16 - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪~SWEET SMILE COLLECTION~ カップリングB
  • 03/25/16 - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪~SWEET SMILE COLLECTION~ カップリングC


  • None of the BEMANI game size cuts of any of the HinaBitter♪ songs have appeared on a BEMANI original soundtrack.
  • None of the HinaBitter♪ songs are keysounded in pop'n music, making them the series' first KONAMI originals with this distinction.
  • Of the eight current BEMANI series, beatmania IIDX and DANCERUSH are the only BEMANI series that do not currently have any HinaBitter♪ songs in their songlists.
    • Curiously, the Bitter Sweet Girls! album was listed at one point on the beatmania IIDX section of the KONAMISTYLE website, despite that none of their songs are currently in beatmania IIDX. This was later corrected and removed.
  • Cocona and Natsuhi's eye and hair colors are likely references to the red/pink and blue analog trail colors in SOUND VOLTEX, as they originally debuted in that series.
  • All of the HinaBitter♪ housoukyoku episodes feature BEMANI songs in the background as background music, many of them composed, arranged, or featuring TOMOSUKE (later episodes only feature HinaBitter♪ songs, though). Here they are in episode order:
  • SOUND VOLTEX III GRAVITY WARS features an original contest for Coconatsu songs, which can be seen here. All of the winner songs were later included on the シンクロノーツ album.

Staff Information

  • Development, Original Plan, Music Supervision: TOMOSUKE
  • Character Designer: CUTEG
  • Background Designer: Kurono Kuro (くろのくろ)
  • Logo Designer: sachi
  • Deformed Character Designer: Nyain. (にゃいーん。)
  • Web Production: Kabushiki Gaisha Alcor (株式会社アルコル)
  • Script Collaborator: Adventure Planning Service (冒険企画局)
  • Comic: Hiroichi (ヒロイチ)
  • Light Novel: Keisho Yanagawa (八奈川景晶), Ichigo Shimamoto (しまもと苺)

External Links

Season 1 恋とキングコング - イブの時代っ! - めうめうぺったんたん!! - とってもとっても、ありがとう。
虚空と光明のディスクール - 凛として咲く花の如く ~ひなビタ♪edition~
Season 2 ちくわパフェだよ☆CKP - カタルシスの月 - ホーンテッド★メイドランチ - 走れメロンパン
Season 3 都会征服Girls☆ - 温故知新でいこっ! - 滅亡天使 † にこきゅっぴん - 乙女繚乱 舞い咲き誇れ
水月鏡花のコノテーション - チョコレートスマイル
Season 4 neko*neko - 激アツ☆マジヤバ☆チアガール - 漆黒のスペシャルプリンセスサンデー
地方創生☆チクワクティクス - フラッター現象の顛末と単一指向性の感情論 - ぽかぽかレトロード
完全無欠の無重力ダイブ - エキサイティング!!も・ちゃ・ちゃ☆ - とびっきりのふわっふわ
3 A.M. ディテクティブ・ゲーム - 黒髪乱れし修羅となりて~凛 edition~ - 双星ルミネセンス - 倉野川音頭
クラゲファンタジーソーダ - jet coaster☆girl~まり花edition~ - cosmic agenda~一舞edition~
恋はどう?モロ◎波動OK☆方程式!!~めうedition~ - 遠く遠く離れていても・・・ - 空言の海~咲子edition~
空の飛び方 - 寂寞たる世界の終末は
Season 5 じもとっこスイーツ♪ - 琥珀のくちづけ - そこはかとなくロマンセ - 今夜はパジャマパーティ
めうめうぺったんたん!! (割印[Breakcore] Remix)
Season 6 けもののおうじゃ★めうめう - ミラクル・スイート・スイーツ・マジック!! - ナイト・オブ・ロンド
Drizzly Venom - 銃弾は解を撃ち抜いて - 花のやくそく
Season 7 スイーツはとまらない♪ - 熱情のサパデアード - 革命パッショネイト
Season 3 ミライプリズム - キミヱゴサーチ - ポメグラネイト - ツーマンライブ - キモチコネクト
チョコレートスマイル - さよならトリップ ~夏陽 EDM edition~ - 魔法のたまご ~心菜 ELECTRO POP edition~
Season 4 ロンロンへ ライライライ! - Finally Dive - アナーキーインザ夕景 - コンフェイト*コンチェルト - キズナ
モラトリアムノオト - ムラサキグルマ - 千客万来☆無問題! - 闇夜舞踏会 -緋碧と蝶のためのmasquerade-
「ここなつ☆」は夢のカタチ - 双星ルミネセンス
Season 5 じもとっこスイーツ♪ - バイナリスター - そこはかとなくロマンセ - ヒミツダイヤル - デュアルメモリ - ナナイロライト
Season 6 キリステゴメン - シノビシノノメ
Season 7 ヒカリユリイカ - ベビーステップ
Albums and Singles
Albums ひなビタ♪ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - Bitter Sweet Girls! - Chocolate Smile Girls!! - シンクロノーツ
Home Sweet Home - SWEET SMILE♡HEROES - 日向美ビタースイーツ♪ BEST - Sweet Smile Pajamas Party
Mini-albums ミライプリズム - バイナリスター
Singles 倉野川音頭 桜まつり♪記念CD - けもののおうじゃ★めうめう
Five Drops 01 -sunny orange- 山形まり花 - 02 -honey lemon- 和泉一舞 - 03 -strawberry milk- 芽兎めう
04 -pure grape- 春日咲子 - 05 -bergamot mint- 霜月凛
日向美ビタースイーツ♪&ここなつフェスティバル! - ここなつバースデー!みんなでチョコレートスマイル♪ - 日向美ちくわ姫決定戦
ここなつバースデー - SWEET SMILE HEROES ビターでスイートな七人の勇者
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