Korean pop group After School is doing a cover for Love Machine, Japanese pop group Morning Musume’s superhit in late 90s. The Korean version, Dream Girl, will be used as theme song for a TV show by a Japanese-Korean joint production.
Sharing both music videos below; same song, but with different styles and feels…
After School – Dream Girl
Seems like they are shedding away their initial Pussycat Dolls concept altogether…
Morning Musume – Love Machine
A 1999 song, bring back memories lol…
Japanese pop group Morning Musume is collaborating with Myspace for an OPV contest where the public is invited to create a promotion (music) video for “3, 2, 1 Breakin’ Out”, coupling song for the girls’ 39th and latest single.
The contest is opened to everyone regardless of age, sex, nationality; the winner will receive 390,000 yen (~USD4k) and some other bonuses. Relevant clips and audio is provided; expiry date June 19. Check out Myspace for more details.
Any video makers or Momusu fans here?
Japanese pop group Morning Musume is going to perform at the 2009 Anime Expo (AX), America’s largest anime convention that will be held on July 2-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Details on AX official website.
J-pop fans in the region will be happy with the news. Morning Musume’s popularity is not what it used to be but the girl group is a Japanese pop culture icon after all, and Japanese idols rarely venture out of Japan so it’s all good.
Some hardcore anime fans might not be too impressed though, I’ve known a few people that don’t fancy pop stars intruding anime/manga conventions, especially those whose previous works are totally not related to Japanese anime culture.