MomoClo takes a page out of Passpo’s book

During an event held to celebrate the release of the 1st album Momoiro Clover Z member said that if their album doesn’t reach number 1 she will cute her hair. Which is following suit to Passpo’s recent announcement that Yukimi will go bald if their single doesn’t get to number 1.

What is it with idol groups lately putting their hair on the line? Not only that, what’s it with them putting their hair on the line when they are obviously going to lose? There’s no way in the world ViVi Natsu will beat AKB48’s Flying Get. And there’s no way Battle and Romance will beat Bz’s album C’mon.
At least Momoiro Clover Z’s punishment is less severe and a lot more mundane. Obviously when they lose it won’t be a big deal that Shiori cuts her hair. She’ll most likely look  cute with a shortcut anyway.
I understand that idol groups do this to get attention and to inspire a few more sales. But if idol groups do this all the time, it will lose all it’s meaning. They won’t be unique anymore. And it will become one of those rituals new idol groups do when they form or just to survive in the AKB48 dominated idol world.

Go Go MomoClo rangers!

The PV for Momoiro Clover Z’s upcoming single Z Densetsu ~Owarinaki Kakumei~ has been released. After weeks of teasing when the PV preview was uploaded 2 weeks ago. And even recently the full version of the PV was uploading in low quality to youtube. But I have been refraining from watching it until a high quality version was available.

Since the PV preview was 2 and a half minutes long, the PV doesn’t have too many scenes that are new to us. But that actually doesn’t really bother me. Because the PV is so quirky and so completely unserious that it’s absolutely incredible. MomoClo has never been an idol group that too itself seriously or was to be taken as mature. And after going major all of their PVs have reflected that. But none as imature, silly, and WTF worthy as this PV. From start to finish the PV is pure insanity, mostly because they are dressed up as Power Rangers. And the fact that they bring flowers back to life and cheer up sadness just by running around in a circle is as ridiculous as it is adorable.
 
 

I never really understood why Shiori is dressed as a teddy bear astronaut.
 

Cheap effects, yet still kind of cool looking. XD
 

Kanako looks really pretty here.
 

And her smile is so infectious.
 

Shiori is such a cutie.
 

Oh man it’s hayashi rice. I think I watched Ryusei no Kizuna too much. XD
 

Why do they always show idols eating? Does every wota have a food fetish or something?
 

I never used to notice Ayaka, but she is starting to really grow on me.
 

And yet more eating. XD
 

Of course my personal favorite Momoka is looking as adorable as ever.
 

Especially here. *O*
 

Poor Reni still looks too thin. They should have had her and Shiori switch verses. Lol. It’s actually not funny, Reni seriously has a problem.
 

Lolz.
 

Ayaka’s suggestive pose.
 

And Momoka’s even more suggestive pose. XD
 

This has got to be the most awkward dance in idol history.
 

Just lovely.
 

There’s just no words. XD
 

I’m having serious flashbacks.
 

To the Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo PV of course.
 

Ayaka’s pose is so cute.
 

Adorable.
 

Aww.
 

Her wink just killed me. *O*
 

Hara heta~ That made me seriously laugh.
 

This dance move is incredible.
 

Um….
 

Lol.
 

Fail! XD No, actually I probably would have dropped my leg sooner. XD

Momoiro Clover Z-Z Densetsu ~Owarinaki Kakumei~ PV preview

With a little over a month until the release date of Momoiro Clover’s first single as a 5 member group we finally have a preview of the PV to Z Densetsu ~Owarinaki Kakumei~. The preview is 2 and a half minutes, and is more like a short version of the PV rather than a PV preview.

And I have to say just from seeing the PV preview I am in love with the PV. It is 2 and a half minutes of over the top, gooy, awkward, and pure WTF moments. The very elements that make me love MomoClo so very much.
The PV seems to follow the lyrics of the the song, where MomoClo are weekend heroines, to a T. For most of the PV the girls are dressed in Power Ranger costumes. Which is absolutely amazing and perfect for the song. I wasn’t expecting them to be so literally with their PV. But Momoclo always does stuff like this, so I shouldn’t have been a surprise to me. The rest of the PV is filled with the members doing other idol type things. Like eating and hugging stuffed bears. But also random things that are prevalent in their PVs like being electrocuted and lifting up barrels.

I just find the overall PV to be adorable and hilarious. I can’t wait to see the full version. They are completely the female equivalent to Kanjani8.

Momoclo’s first single as a 5 member group

Momoiro Clover Z is going to be releasing 2 singles on July 6th as well as their first album on July 27th. So far we only have information on one of the singles. And that single would be Z Densetsu ~Owarinaki Kakumei~. During  Momoclo’s free concert for the earthquake hit people of Sendai they preformed their new song. Which gives us fans a nice preview of the song.

It’s nice to know that even they they lost a member, their style and songs haven’t changed one bit. This song is still the super energetic Momoiro Clover that we are all used to. The song has a very heavy anime sounding instrumental. And is absolutely adorable and catchy, which is to be expected from Momoclo. This might be their most catchy and addicting single yet. I can’t stop listening to it, I’ve probably heard it about 20 times now. Momoiro Clover is a group that has yet to dissapoint me.
The lyrics of this song are also really adorable. It’s basically a song about Momoiro Clover Z asking fans to keep supporting them. So, in a sense it reminds me a lot of Wasshoi B by AKB48’s Team B. But there’s also some lines that are about not giving up. And despair and sadness won’t last forever. Which is no doubt a nod at the recent earthquake.

There’s English subs on the video which is of course an added bonus. There are some translation errors, but they are mostly correct.

You can support Momoclo by purchasing this single from CDJapan by clicking the link below.

Momoiro Clover Z – Z Densetsu ~Owarinaki Kakumei~

A new era to Momoiro Clover

Yesterday Momoiro Clover’s sub-leader Hayami Akari graduated from Momoiro Clover. (It’s horrible is it that my favorite member left on my birthday. :/) To comemorate Akari’s depature from the group Momoiro Clover is dedicating their new song Akarin ni Okuru Uta, to her. Momoiro Clover also announced that the group will also be changing their name to Momoiro Clover Z.

It is extremely sad to see Akari go, when she was a refreshing addition to the group. Adding a cool element to MomoClo among all the cuteness. I wish her all the best though. And when she gets more confidence I would love to see her doing something again.

I have to say I completely don’t see the need for a name change. I understand that they are an idol group that doesn’t add new members. But they didn’t really need to change the name to reflect that one did. When Maiha left did they become Berryz Koubou Z? Of course not. And if they were going to change the name wouldn’t they want a completely new name to reflect the seperation? Instead, they lazily changed the name by adding one letter. It honestly reminds me of when Tsunku decided to revamp the shuffle groups and made names like: ZYX-a and Pucchi Moni V.