I love Perfume. Fragrances too, but I’m actually talking about a wonderful little pop group from Japan. They are so fabulous and awesome. I get shivers when I watch them dance. It’s their dancing that got me, but I was hooked when I first heard their song Dream Fighter. ‘Cause I like electronic dance music n’stuff.
One of their songs, Polyrhythm, was recently featured on the soundtrack to the (sadly failed) Cars 2 movie. Good for them, truly! They need to tour the US, but I suppose more people like me need to tell others about them. C’mon peeps! These girls are so cool! And really really cute, too. Kawaii!! <3
I mean just look at them!
I ended up buying 3 of their DVD concerts, all that were released sans one called
… When those three girls are up on stage, dancing for two hours with few breaks, it’s pretty impressive. Their dancing is so unique and fun to watch. Even my husband loves it. Their choreographer is making bank.
This is my favorite dance number from their Tokyo Dome concert. Music by Capsule.
In relation to Perfume and all my obsessive silliness about them, I have discovered that they will be making an appearance in a new film called Moteki. Based on a Japanese late night drama (very risqué and hilarious) of the same name in 12 episodes, and a popular graphic novel – I think. So they’re making a movie and riding on the gravy train of the series’ success. I guess they do that in Japan. I can dig it.
The lead guy in the series is pretty hot, too. If you can stand the subtitles, I recommend it.
Here’s a clip of Perfume dancing in a street number in the film. A lot of their music is featured in the series too, so it’s not a new thing. The girls appearing physically is a new thing, and those kids can dance! Even the guy dancing with them! He must’ve taken ballet. Omg, that’s – again – so hot.
It’ll be a while before I can see the movie, since it takes time for video release and then subtitles in English… Grr! Curse my lack of understanding of Japanese language! Maybe one day . . . but that day has not yet come. I should’ve taken it in high school.
Too bad I didn’t get into anime and Japanomania until the year I graduated. Oh, well. I suppose one day I could always just live there for a year. I was once told that the average person can pick up a language through immersion in three to six months. I’m curious to see if this is true!