Where/how and when did you discover momoclo?
  • March 2013
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    watched kaitou shoujo pv somewhere and doesn't care. I'm a fan of Toyosaki Aki, her 3rd single was released at the same day as Pinky Jones, however I'm not interested. once heard Mirai Bowl because I watched 1-2 episode of Dragon Crisis, but I forgot about the song soon.

    at the end of 2011, try to watch some random videos, and found Santa-san is amusing. does not realize that it was the same girls (-1) from Pinky Jones, forgot the group's name. at 2012, watched Anisama 2011 DVD, and remember that their name is Momoiro Clover Z. I never interested in idol before, but they are the first idol group to stole my attention, until now. the "Z!!!!!!!!" by Aniki caused a big impact for me. /nyahaha
     
  • March 2013
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    My journey to momoclo basically started with my love for the japanese group Perfume. i was totally obsessed with them for about a year before finding momoclo, i initially started by searching online for popular japanese groups, but at the time, momoclo wasnt very well known, especially in the US, i did, however, see the PV for ikuze! kaito shoujou and initially didnt really care about it, i thought there were too many members (lol) and the PV wasnt all that special (it is one of my favorites now) but anyways, i found myself singing that song in my head over the next few days but just ignored it, because i wanted to only support Perfume, then, when it was announced that they would be singing the theme song for Sailor Moon i instantly remembered them from that PV and got much more interested, then i saw the PV for Otome Sensou and got hooked, and after watching some lives on youtube, i knew this group had something extra special! i just wish i stuck with them sooner!
     
  • March 2013
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    I knew Momoclo from himaJ48's wotagei video on YouTube, at the beginning of 2012. They inserted Coco☆Natsu as one of the songs that included in that vid. In the another video, there is Santa San song. I didn't know before that those songs are sung by Momoclo, so I started to discover all of the songs in the both video and found that Coco☆Natsu and Santa San are sung by Momokuro. Aaand I got addicted into their songs till now. /want
    I wonder if Akarin is still at Momokuro, she will be my oshimen after all. But although she is graduated, I choosed Aarin as my oshimen. I decided to support her and the rest of the group, too.
    Sorry for my bad english, I'm an asian and I'm still learning english :-) anyway this is my first post in this forum XD
    By the way, this is the video I'm talking about..
    Spoiler:

    You can find Coco Natsu at 3:05.


    Here's the another one :-D
    Spoiler:

    You can find Santa San at the beginning of the video.
     
  • March 2013
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    I knew Momoclo from himaJ48's wotagei video on YouTube, at the beginning of 2012. They inserted Coco☆Natsu as one of the songs that included in that vid. In the another video, there is Santa San song. I didn't know before that those songs are sung by Momoclo, so I started to discover all of the songs in the both video and found that Coco☆Natsu and Santa San are sung by Momokuro. Aaand I got addicted into their songs till now. /want
    I wonder if Akarin is still at Momokuro, she will be my oshimen after all. But although she is graduated, I choosed Aarin as my oshimen. I decided to support her and the rest of the group, too.
    Sorry for my bad english, I'm an asian and I'm still learning english :-) anyway this is my first post in this forum XD
    By the way, this is the video I'm talking about..

    Spoiler:

    You can find Coco Natsu at 3:05.


    Here's the another one :-D
    Spoiler:

    You can find Santa San at the beginning of the video.


    ive seen a couple of his videos before! I didnt know he did momoclo songs as well. Also don't worry about your english lol we can understand you and i'm sure you'll get better with the time you'll spend here.

    WELCOME!
     
  • Lak
     
    March 2013
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    If it makes you feel any better. Your English is WAY better than reading some language translator program lol
     
  • NyokouNyokou
     
    April 2014
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    I started hearing about them back in late 2010 when I started getting into Asian pop music again.... at the time I was really getting into K-pop though and some of the K-pop groups I liked were debuting in Japan so naturally I would also hear about J-pop idol groups which I had always thought were really boring and not interesting at all since before that I only liked solo female artists from Japan.

    Anyways, I kept seeing their name mentioned all throughout that time and finally in 2012 when the new Sailor Moon anime was announced and MomoClo were meant to be the ones singing the new theme song I thought I'd try watching their live perf cause the 20th Sailor Moon Anniv broadcast was being streamed live... so yeah, I tried watching and was really annoyed by how bad the girls sounded singing live... and I hated them, lol, cause I thought they ruined "Moonlight Densetsu" and I didn't want them to sing the new theme for the new anime.

    Well, a year later (summer 2013) I finally decided to you know stop being so sour and upset about MomoClo and give them a try... cause I saw that all their PVs were uploaded to YouTube so I watched them... and yeah... the rest is history I guess. xD
     
  • MrGoatMrGoat
     
    April 2014
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    Nyokou said:

    at the time I was really getting into K-pop though and some of the K-pop groups I liked were debuting in Japan so naturally I would also hear about J-pop idol groups which I had always thought were really boring and not interesting at all since before that I only liked solo female artists from Japan.



    Very interesting. I think K-Pop is extremely boring and not interesting at all but love J-Pop. Opposites. :p
     
  • InvaderInvader
     
    April 2014
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    I like some K-Pop groups but I agree they're more "normal" so when you're looking for insanity like Momoclo there're less choices.

    I don't think I actually told my story of how I got into Momoclo. Back then the only asian music I listened to where Koda Kumi and Utada Hikaru because I knew them from videogames. But with Koda Kumi getting pregnant (and making music I dindn't like) and Utada on hiatus I went to look for something else. That's when I got into K-Pop and also started watching Girls Factory to find other Japanese stuff. And of course I found Momoclo, they blew me away and since I'm a fan of concerts I started devouring all of them.

    Now I thank the day Koda Kumi got pregnant because it led me to the girls, who I love a million times more =))
     
  • MrGoatMrGoat
     
    April 2014
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    Hahaha nice. :p

    I haven't posted my story but.... i don't have time right now. Soon! :) These kind of things bring our community closer so i'm excited to tell it. :)
     
  • April 2014
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    Think I've posted my story roughly before already so here's the short version:

    Summer Holiday in Japan (as always I guess ^_^)
    have been, appart from being a Metalhead, a long time fan of some J-Bands, one of my alltime Favs. is SCANDAL.
    Since I was already in Japan and the Kalafina concert I also went to was a blast I thought to myself "I have to see SCANDAL!".
    Found them playing at the anual a-nation island festival in Tokyo - got really good tickets for my buddy and me and there we go - main act at the GirlsFactory13 was miwaクロ.

    SCANDAL was great of course. Then Momoclo came and suddenly everything went mental - the show, the audience, everything.
    Have to say, was shocked and also blown away at first. Didn't really get it I guess, but it just stuck in my head....

    well...nearly a year since then and I now consider myself a Mononofu and know for sure that nothing can compete with them when talking about Live shows (maybe Rammstein :) )

     
  • NyokouNyokou
     
    April 2014
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    MrGoat said:


    Very interesting. I think K-Pop is extremely boring and not interesting at all but love J-Pop. Opposites. :p



    Haha yeah. Last year I got bored of K-pop finally after like 2 yrs... it all started sounding the same to me and I wasn't very excited anymore. At that point since I had slowly started getting into Japanese idol groups like Momusu and AKB, I decided to check out other J-pop idols too including Momoclo sometime in late June. :P I guess I should thank K-pop for getting boring for me lol! But nowadays I listen to both about equally as well as other music of course so I don't get bored anymore.

    kurisu27 said:

    Think I've posted my story roughly before already so here's the short version:

    Summer Holiday in Japan (as always I guess ^_^)
    have been, appart from being a Metalhead, a long time fan of some J-Bands, one of my alltime Favs. is SCANDAL.
    Since I was already in Japan and the Kalafina concert I also went to was a blast I thought to myself "I have to see SCANDAL!".
    Found them playing at the anual a-nation island festival in Tokyo - got really good tickets for my buddy and me and there we go - main act at the GirlsFactory13 was miwaクロ.

    SCANDAL was great of course. Then Momoclo came and suddenly everything went mental - the show, the audience, everything.
    Have to say, was shocked and also blown away at first. Didn't really get it I guess, but it just stuck in my head....

    well...nearly a year since then and I now consider myself a Mononofu and know for sure that nothing can compete with them when talking about Live shows (maybe Rammstein :) )



    Dang so lucky. I want to go to Japan and see Momoclo too soon. Maybe next year or something. :)
     
  • August 2014
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    During the spring of 2013 I started watching the anime called "Bodacious Space Pirates" as you all know the title song for this anime was, "Bodacious Space Symphony's Movement VII «Infinite Love*" by MCZ, and the ending title was "Lost Child" by MCZ. The first few times I heard the opening I was like, OMG, this song is insane. By the 3rd episode I was online looking up the discography for the anime. The top google pick for my search was Star Child's MCZ website displaying all their Album Covers and track list. I went to iTunes and purchased both Battles & Romances and the 5th Dimension. After listening to each of this Albums 3 to 4 times a day for 3 months, I decided I needed more. The problem was iTunes in America will not let you buy any other MCZ songs, so I had to start searching the web. I eventually downloaded every single MCZ song I could find, but I wanted to support the girls, so I went to Amazon. I found that I could purchase Blu-Rays of their concerts. Over the last 6 months I have acquired 6 of their concert performances, and plan on buying a 7th soon. I may be traveling to Asia in the next year, and Japan may be a leg of that trip. If so, then I am going to attempt to see them live if I can coordinate my travel itinerary with their performance schedule.
     
  • August 2014
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    I have known Momoclo since their major debut, but back then, I was a 48Group Wota. ( I'm no longer a 48 group wota now.. I gave up on them because my oshimen graduated last year. She's Nito Moeno. )
    I also love to read and draw manga, so when Shingeki no Kyojin anime became popular last year, I checked the internet for videos of Isayama Hajime-San. :)
    In one of his interviews I saw in Youtube, he was drawing SnK's manuscript while a Momoclo DVD was playing in his TV screen.
    I said to myself, "hey, maybe it feels good to draw with Momoclo's songs as background music." :)) and I was right! XD
    I started with Ikuze Kaitou Shojo, then I found Battle and Romance and 5th Dimension Albums online. the rest, as they say and will always say, is history. :)


     
  • October 2014
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    I found out about the girls when I read somewhere that they were the most popular idol group in Japan at the moment. I then checked out Saraba Itoshiki Kanashimi Tachi Yo and Z Densetsu: Owarinaki Kakumei and got totally addicted.
     
  • December 2014
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    I'm the newest newbie to the group. Quite frankly, I discovered them this fall like the last month and a half. My secret-not-so-secret passion is big Sailor Moon and so my formal introduction was of course Moon Pride. Every episode, I found myself singing the song randomly. By the fourth or fifth episode, I looked up the song on Youtube and found the Girl Factory 14 performance of Moon Pride. I remember being really impressed with the choreography and Momoka's presence in particular. Anyway, after playing the performance for a week, I finally decided to buy the song on iTunes. Curious again, I eventually watched the entire Girl Factory 14 set and I downloaded all those songs too. That performance led me to others and the other performances made my buy more of their songs. The more I watched their performances, the more songs I downloaded. My bank statement will definitely say iTunes bill for Momoiro Clover Z at the end of the month. Then I started watching the documentaries and I just fell in love with the girls themselves. I love their passion, their dedication to the craft (and each other) and work ethic. To "see" their evolution and to "see" them accomplish their goals is beautiful and truly inspiring. They actually inspire me to work harder to accomplish my goals. Not many people can inspire me but I'm always inspired by them.

    I critique and see a lot of pop stars (American). Many American ones are so superficial and awful that American pop music tends to leave a bitter taste in your mouth. You become a bit cynical and bitter but Momoclo made me fall in love with music again. Their sincerity and enthusiasm reminds me that there are pop stars that actually care. I don't know if it's J-pop culture (I'm still exploring the genre) in general but you have a level of transparency that you rarely get from Pop acts especially American ones. With Momoclo, they not only seem like real people but there seems to be a genuine effort to connect with people. The fact that you could find them on the subway is fascinating to me. You couldn't catch Taylor Swift anywhere near the subway let alone near human beings. They seem so down to earth that when they say they're trying to spread joy and happiness around the world, you genuinely believe them. They mean it. They're a magical group of girls and I wish them massive success and world domination.
     
  • asan
     
    February 2015
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    Yosuga aired a a time when I looked into every new series with a fresh mind, so I hadn't read that it was basically porn. But then Pinky played, with this wacky animation that has nothing to do with the show. So I check Youtube for the full length, and get some release event on a tiny stage. I had been listening to J-Pop for ten years, but hadn't even looked at photos of idols before, and here were these crazy costumes and less than feminine moves and especially that green girl that looked way too young to be on TV. It was fascinatingly weird, so I clicked around and watched some Momoclochan. And came back the next day. I'd deny it at first, but I haven't stopped since.
     
  • mocha21mocha21
     
    February 2015
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    I've been a hyadain fan since his amusing video game remixes started floating around in youtube. I remember when he decided to stop his Keyser Soze routine in 2010, admitted that he is a professional musician named Kenichi Maeyamada and he was introducing a six member colorful group wearing some police and nurse outfits music video along with the announcement (it was on his old blog or something like that, I'll check that later). I did watch the video but wasn't interested, most likely because I was a fan of Buono back then. I listen to almost all of his works, saved the youtube videos, but only watched in about once or twice when it was out, including Koko Natsu, Z Densetsu and some Ebichu songs, because his website is a real nice place to track his on works (and it's still going on). I watched their performance in the Rino Sashihara's Idol Gathering, with those Otome Sensou robot boots and cartwheeling around, that's some crazy shit, but still wasn't interested. Some time in 2013, I stumbled upon GOUNN music video from a random suggestion probably because of my hyadaining history, and everything there is just fascinating, I love the crazy video visuals. It's funny because given the theme of the song, it's like I was literally enlightened. This combined with my losing interest in the other idol group, ultimately made me want to know more about Momoclo.

    I started to watch some MAD and fan videos in youtube, especially that one video that recount their history upon reaching Kouhaku, with "Tsubasa wo Kudasai" and "A Smile Can Save the World" playing in the background, I was crying like a 5-years old. I decided to buy some books like The Legend and Momokuro Ryu because I enjoy reading instead of watching (I even haven't really seen a single episode of Momoclo Chan properly) and learned about things like the low budget street performances, low budget tours, sleeping in minivan, dreaming on Kohaku, hyadain's influence, Akarin's withdrawal, magical 6 hours straight Zepp Tokyo, Kouhaku announcement, and did I mention hyadain's influence? Hyadain was a great guy who constantly encouraged and made them realize their own talent, however, he got cocky just because he can't deal with their "evolution". Kawakami is the real MVP here, he managed to bring Momoclo with his own way and carefully planned the wacky concept, though it's a hit or miss thing, that's a real hard work and dedication. Hands down my favorite group, their story is indeed inspiring.

    tldr: because of these guys.
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  • February 2015
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    I saw Momoiro Clover perform Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo on a Music Japan Special that featured AKB48, Smileage, Morning Musume, Tokyo Girls Style, Idoling!!!, and a few other groups. I remember being floored by Momoclo because it was incredibly energetic and different from what everyone else was doing at the time. The choreography and the songs they did were on another level of whacky and pure energy.
     
  • February 2015
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    I was introduced to Japanese idols in February of 2011 by my brother. I was hesitant at first, I had never seen anything like it before, but somehow I knew liked this whole j-pop idol system. This idol world has rules, and I liked that sense of order. So along with my bro, I started following AKB48 with some fervor. However, various girls from AKB caught in scandals over time cooled my feelings and made me feel like I needed to look elsewhere for something more pure. Maybe I am an old stodge, but the rules need to be respected or the whole order breaks down. I still have favorites in there of course, and I still watch their tv shows, but my wallet only opens for the Stardust groups.

    I discovered Momoiro Clover in the spring of 2012 when I saw the music video for Mugen no Ai. It was in a batch of various new idol videos we downloaded, and I must say quite the find. Pirates riding bicycles in outer space? What's not to love? However, even with that it took me a month before I looked into more of what they did, I was still into AKB. As I started looking at all Momoclo's other songs, performances, etc, I became hooked. With all the alligators and shampoo, the spamming of coconuts, the sentai heroines, I found what I didn't even know I had always wanted!

    The choreography and the songs they did were on another level of whacky and pure energy.



    ^ just like that too. Their energy and passion, the way they go all out in their live performances just swept me away, and still does.

    So by June 2012, I considered myself fully a Momoiro Clover fan. Its been a lot of fun and I have not been disappointed. Each project, cd single, or live that they do has been a different and amazing adventure. And their songs from the 5th dimension are on a whole other level, well beyond my expectations for any kind of pop music.

    In addition, I am every bit as much an Ebichu fan now as I am a MomoClo fan. I warmed up to them in late summer 2013. It was watching my Clover concert blu-ray (Haru no Ichidaiji) where Ebichu made an appearance. Thats when I first took note of them. Not long after that I needed to open a new shelf for my ever growing stack of Ebichu concert blu-rays, and tv program blu-rays, cd singles, etc.
     
  • ArudoArudo
     
    March 2015
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    I remember my very first contact with the Idol world was BABYMETAL back in August last year. They just popped into my social media since they performed in Sonisphere. If you didn't know (of course you don't) I listen to a lot of rock and metal. Some bands that performed at Sonisphere said that BABYMETAL was cool and refreshing, so I did my research.
    As much as I liked them, I knew I needed something more (whacky?). I Googled some J-Rock: X Japan, Dir En Grey, Maximum the Hormone and so on. Then I found the "Mugen no Ai" video, I read that THE Marty Friedman did the guitar works on that song, so I was eager to listen to it.
    First off, I was shocked by the visuals of the video, but what really maked my head explode was the music. It was like listening to Neo-classical metal, something that Yngwie Malmsteen could play (and he actually did) mixed with an Opera choir and Electronic drum machines. At that time, I didn't even care about the Pop parts, I just loved it.
    The music from MomoClo was the first hook, so I got their 5th Dimension record, then Battle and Romance, and then the singles. Soon enough I was watching live performances, mainly because I can't stand boring live acts (and I wanted to see if the girls really sing live as well). I got totally into them when I watched their performance in Girls Factory '14.
    I support them all since then, and I think they are really down to earth girls (also super pretty). I cried rivers when I saw this documentary

    Everything just clicked. I finally got to understand what's behind MomoClo. I finally was able to enjoy Pop music again. I finally was able to just dance to the silliest music ever made. And for the first time in my life, I don't care. I'm happy, thanks to MomoClo :]
    (Sorry for the massive post and not-so-polished English)