Tokyo Jihen - Watering KissMint TV Ad

This TV advertisement for Glico's gum Watering KissMint was actually released before the "Noudouteki Sanpunkan" PV, but I didn't find any YouTube link for it so that's why I didn't post sooner.

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It feautures Ringo eating a gum and then moonwalking her way to a couch, which makes perfect sense, and in the background we can hear a short clip of TJ's new song.


Tokyo Jihen - Noudouteki Sanpunkan PV

Hey there folks! It's finally here, Tokyo Jihen's new song/PV! As you remember from my last post, the song is called "Noudouteki Sanpunkan" (pretty unpronounceable, I know) or just "3min", the official english translation. The song's duration is 3 minutes by the way (surprise!).

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Anyway, I wasn't very excited about these Tokyo Jihen news, but the song is unexpectedly good. Maybe it's really just because I was expecting something bad, who knows. I do think the video is pretty good if not one of their best videos yet and altough the Michael Jackson references first seem out of place, let's not forget the funky groove and well, the fact that it could be a tribute to the deceased artist.
Still, I think the best approach to this is to just continue unhyped and hopefully get a decent B-Side and then an enjoyable album. The Adultish sound of this new song could also tell us something about the album, unless it's titled Variety 2. Remember how "OSCA" didn't tell us anything about the final sound of Variety? Exactly.

Thanks to all of my friends who linked me the video :)