More REGiNA KiSS Studio Dance Video Thanks

I’m going to refrain from giving you guys a bunch of crap like last time — maybe it’s Facebook’s fault that nobody sees these, or maybe the radar here is so high that anything related to REGiNA KiSS is naturally going to fly right under it — and instead simply say, hey, there’s more dance video from REGiNA KiSS, and I think you might like them if you gave them a chance, so why not press Play and give it a go?

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How Much Should I Like You’ll Melt More!’s ‘MoiMoi’?

I was kind of eagerly anticipating this one, gang, on account of You’ll Melt More! being one of my back-pocket favorite things in idol and their previous stuff from discopsychedelica being up to the group’s normal high level and all of that. It dropped, I very eagerly clicked to YouTube and:

There’s even a helpful dance tutorial:

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When Senpai Notices: Billie Idle Loves Your Dance Videos

Man, this is just proof positive that we really are the best fans.

Ashley shared this in the Idolmetal group, and I was going to make a little bit of a deal out of that, but then this happened:

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That MAINA’s Something Else, Isn’t She?

Not all idols are particularly great at Twitter, or they don’t care enough to use it, or their manager doesn’t care enough to require them to, etc. Who is great, though, is MAINA, Osaka Shunkashuto’s doll-sized vocal powerhouse and objectively one of the cutest human beings alive.

More importantly, as those of us who count themselves as MAINA marks will tell you until you beg us to stop, is that she’s a ridiculous all-around talent, such that she’s often doing performance work outside the bounds of SSFW, as we’ve seen before.

Proving both points made so far, she very casually shared this on Twitter yesterday:

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They Dance Good and Stuff

This is your periodic reminder that not only did Osaka Shunkashuto begin their lives as a high school dance unit, they remain right in the top part of the pile in terms of what idols can do to interpret their music, not just make it:

Of course, they’re actually improving with age.

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Parallel Japan Does Not Like to Be Questioned

Remember a few months ago when Babymetal agencymates Perfume released their video for “FLASH” and everybody lost their damn minds? And then remember that fun back-and-forth here a few weeks ago about the relative dance merits of Parallel Japan vs. Babymetal?

It’s about to get weird.


Because Babymetal and Perfume have the same choreographer, see

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It’s Not Just Song: Let Parallel Japan Show You the Power of Dance

I got a ping from my (secret!) personal Twitter account yesterday and was drawn to some dance video from the arguable masters of heavy, violent idol dance performance, Parallel Japan:

And in a very meta moment, it’s a song from one of the other great dance units, Osaka Shunkashuto.

And I thought, you know, we always talk about image and attitude and style and, of course, music when we talk about idols, but how much do we really ever talk about this extremely important part of an overall stage performance? Continue reading

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This You’ll Melt More! Dance Video Will Set Wednesday Right

It’s not a heart-rending transition to a new future for You’ll Melt More!, but what a peppy little number with a fun (and public!) dance routine:

Does anybody else see Chiffon in this configuration and wonder if her, uh, somewhat domineering personality stands out maybe just a little bit too much now without Mone and Chibo to offset her? (Please don’t hurt me, Chiffon.)

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How about a Preview of Tomorrow’s News?

There’s a nice little insight into a certain recent site favorite coming in the morning, but why wait that long? Here’s a member of the group in question with a self-uploaded dance video of “ナツコイ”:


That’s Hinata Suzu of petit pas!, in case you were wondering.

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I’m Enjoying These Little Snips from Parallel Japan

I had thought a little while ago that Parallel had something brewing, and that wasn’t the case, but these James Browns of heavy idol haven’t exactly been still, and lately they’ve been tweeting out these cool bits of video. Here’s 30 seconds of performance:

And from their rehearsal space:

Hey, if you’re gonna do violent music, it makes sense to do violent dance with it.

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