Momoiro Clover Z
Name in Japanese: モモイロクローバーゼット, ももいろくろーばーぜっと
Years Active: 2010 - Present
Momoiro Clover Z (pronounced “zetto”) are a young idol group, known for their lively dancing and comic sense. The word “momiro” means pink or peach color, and has a mild sexual undertone, though the three words together do not seems to have any clear meaning. The group was created via auditions by the well-established management company Stardust. One of the group’s trademark points is that all... read more
Momoiro Clover Z (pronounced “zetto”) are a young idol group, known for their lively dancing and comic sense. The word “momiro” means pink or peach color, and has a mild sexual undertone, though the three words together do not seems to have any clear meaning. The group was created via auditions by the well-established management company Stardust. One of the group’s trademark points is that all five members dress in a different color, a style has become semi-standard for teen action heroes battle costumes, ala Power Rangers/ Sentai Super Heroes. The current members are Kanako Momota (red) the “leader” of the group, Shiori Tamai (yellow), ayaka Sasaki (pink), Momoka Ariyasu (green) and Reni Takagi (purple). The members also at times feign various super powers. Since they are all still attending school, usually they perform on weekends, and have been nicknamed “Shumatsu Heroines” (Weekend Heroines).
The group, then known as Momoiro Clover , released their debut single “Momiro Punch” independently, and saw it rise to #23 in the Oricon chart. Momoka Ariyasu joined the group soon after. The follow-up single “Mirai e Susume!” (Advance to the Future!), did even better, going to #11 .
In early 2010 Momorio Clover signed to Universal, but soon departed and moved to King, with whom they released their debut album “Battle and Romance” on July 27, 2011. All five singles from the album made it into the top ten, and the album went to #2. Shortly before the album release original member Akari Hayami (blue) left or “graduated” from the group. After her departure the group became Momoiro Clover Z, and marked her leaving with a shout out in the song “Z Legend: Endless Revolution”. After this the group added the Z to their name.
Since the release of their album the popularity of “Momoclo”, as their fans often call them, has steadily increased. Likewise their single sales have increased, all going into the top ten, with their July 2012 single “Otome Senzo” (Maiden War) becoming their first to sell over 100,000. In Sept. 2012 they released the single “Nippon Egao Hyakkei” (One Hundred Famous Views of a Japanese Smile), under the name Momoclo Tei Ichimon, which was used as the theme for the anime “Joshiraku”. The song’s title is a pun on Hiroshige’s famed woodblock series “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”. In November 2012 they released “Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi Yo” (Farewell, My Dear Sorrows), which was written by Japanese superstar Tomoyasu Hotei. The track was used as the theme song for the TV drama “Akumu-chan”, and became their biggest seller to date.
At this point many felt they had become the number #2 idol group in Japan, behind only the mega-popular AKB48. Their popularity has also spread to some degree overseas. Momoclo have played shows in Germany, Malaysia and France. To cap their hugely successful year, Momoclo were invited to appear on NHK’s New Years show “Uta Gassen”, a prestigious show which for its 63 year history has generally been the most viewed show of the year.
Momoiro Clover Z’s second album “Fifth Dimension” was released April 10, 2013, and entered the Oricon chart at #1. The album includes songwriting by two foreign artists, Damian Kulash of the American band OK Go, and Ian Parton of the British alt rock group Go! Team. It has also been announced that they will sing the theme song to the new Sailor Moon anime series due summer of 2013.collapse
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