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Group Behind New Sailor Moon Theme Joins Lady Gaga on Tour

Gaga’s got a thing for J-pop.

First it was announced that anti-idol idols Babymetal would be joining Lady Gaga on a few tour dates, and now the word is that Gaga has also invited Momoiro Clover Z to open for her when she tours Japan in August.

Momoiro Clover Z are a five-girl idol group formed back in 2008. Their gimmick, if you will, is a hyperkenetic set of songs that especially come to life during live shows, which they play with a ferocious amount of energy. They’re also color-coordinated, much like sentai characters, with the same members always wearing the same bright-colored uniforms.

Momoclo’s latest single is “Moon Pride,” the opening theme song for the new Sailor Moon series. They’ve also contributed songs to Bodacious Space Pirates, Joshiraku, and Pokemon: Black and White.

It’ll be interesting to see whether Lady Gaga’s embracing of J-pop will lead to more listeners abroad. In any case, Momoclo, ganbatte!

Source: Japan Times

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.