At the edge of the horizon

At the edge of the horizon
At the edge of Japan

Friday, July 26, 2013

きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ はとてもかわいいですね!

I usually dislike J-pop, especially girl J-pop groups like AKB48 (a group which I abhore with a passion).

But I really love きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ (pronounced Kyary Pamyu Pamyu). She's adorable and her video seems actually self-aware and hip. At the Japan MTV awards, she was dressed in a cosplay little bug suit. Her music sort of reminds me of Perfume (another Jpop group I like). Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is hyper Future-World Japanese Harajuku princess. Most of it is just image, but it's really exciting and fun to watch.  She was, after all, a fashion blogger before she started her music career.

Here's her song にんじゃりばんばん, which has been playing constantly in stores this summer. I love hearing it as it makes me feel buoyant and energized.

I love it.  It's not going to be a classic or anything that will go down in history, but it's a fun song.


  1. I agree. Ivebeen slowly falling in love with her since her first song. I dismissed it but it sounded deeper than it is. Then I learned how intelligent she is and he is very self aware.

  2. Yeah, I agree. I also just heard she's going to be on the J.J. Abrams Star Trek: Into Darkness soundtrack. She really seems to know what she's doing. I think it's why I like her.

    I don't feel the same way about so many of the Jpop princesses. They often seem to be controlled by someone else who is cynically using their youth and their image (AKB48, for instance).

    Thanks for your comment!