Momoiro Clover Z become “Neko-Kuro” cats for their 2nd collaboration with Kocha Kaden’s Royal Milk Tea!

14.June.2016 | FOOD / MUSIC

Famous Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z have teamed up with Kocha Kaden Royal Milk Tea for the 2nd time to release a special limited edition bottle design for the tasty beverage. The bottles will go on sale starting from Monday June 27th.


The theme for the design of the special edition bottles is “I can relax right now inside the Tea Room”. For this collaboration, each member of Momoiro Clover Z has their own bottle design where they are dressed up as adorable cats, or “Neko-Kuro” (a portmanteau of “neko” meaning “cat” and “kuro”, which is an abbreviation of the Japanese pronunciation of the word “clover”). The designs of each girl vary; you will see them as Tea Room staff members offering you a chance for you to relax with the drink, as well as each member lazing around freely just like real cats.

d3508-100-175659-2The “Peace of Mind” video clip for Momoiro Clover Z’s previous and first ever limited edition bottle design collaboration topped a whopping 600,000 views only 4-weeks after the bottle’s release. Their new “Peace of Mind” video for the new “Neko-Kuro” release is now also available for your viewing pleasure. The first collaboration saw over 50 designs available to choose from, but the new collaboration will see over 80 designs up for grabs! Not only that, but there are a certain 5 designs that hold QR codes which will, if you can find and scan them all, enable you to see a special video of the girls.


Heal yourself by watching the cute “Neko-Kuro” video while drinking some delicious Kocha Kaden.


「Kocha Kaden Royal Milk Tea」×「Momoiro Clover Z」
Available: from Monday June 27th, 2016 until all are sold out


  • Kadokawa Musashino Museum Celebrates First Anniversary with Ukiyo-e Theater from Paris Project

    19.October.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    To celebrate the location’s first anniversary, the Kadokawa Musashino Museum will hold a 360-degree experimental exhibition titled Ukiyo-e Theater from Paris starting October 30. The theater continuously holds showings to help share Japanese culture with both domestic and international visitors. 

    Bowie as Kidomaru. Masumi Ishikawa for the Ukiyo-e Project


    Momoiro Clover Z and KISS. Megumi Oishi (BALCOLONY) for the Ukiyo-e Project


    In the Edo period, the price of one ukiyo-e print was 28 mon, the same as a bowl of soba noodles. The word ukiyo means ‘this world,’ and these paintings captured the familiar and the mundane. In that period of time, these creations were what television, the internet, and Instagram are to us today. In the 19th century, ukiyo-e pieces first appeared in Europe and made a large impact on impressionist artists, which continues to this day. 


    Danny Rose Studio has helped create a giant video space for the new exhibition, combining the old and the new. The Dreamed Japan – Images of the Floating World exhibition has been experienced by over 2 million people in France and is now coming to Japan for the first time with some new enhancements. Twelve unique works of art will be dynamically projected on a massive space, transporting visitors into an entirely new world. Clocks will tick, lanterns will dance in the air, cherry blossoms will flutter in the wind, and waves will rush overhead. 


    In the back of the Grand Gallery, a large number of ukiyo-e prints used by the Danny Rose Studio will be on display along with works by contemporary Japanese ukiyo-e artists. 

  • YOASOBI’s ‘Mou Sukoshi Dake’ Ranks Number One On RecoChoku’s May 2021 Award

    15.June.2021 | MUSIC

    Japanese music streaming site RecoChoku has revealed the top song and album rankings of artists for April 2021 who earn the site’s RecoChoku Award for the month. Taking the number one spot for the monthly single charts is YOASOBI with Mou Sukoshi Dake (‘Just a Little More’) which released on May 10 as the theme song for Fuji TV’s Mezamashi TV.


    RecoChoku Award Monthly Music – May 2021

    Single Charts

    1st Place: “Mou Sukoshi Dake” – YOASOBI (Released May 20, 2021)
    2nd Place: “Kaitou” – back number
    3rd Place: “Kirari” – Fujii Kaze
    4th Place: “Butter” – BTS
    5th Place: “Cry Baby” – Official HIGE DANdism


    Album Charts

    1st Place: “ZZ’s II” – Momoiro Clover Z (Releasing May 17, 2021)
    2nd Place: “THE BOOK” – YOASOBI
    3rd Place: “Kimi Shika Katan (Special Edition)” – Hinatazaka46
    4th Place: “Butter” – BTS
    5th Place: “LADYBUG” – LiSA

    YOASOBI’s Mou Sukoshi Dake is inspired by the novel Meguru. by Chiharu and first hit the air on March 29 as the main theme for the weekly Japanese news show Mezamashi TV. Excited words of praise flooded social media in Japan when it played on the show. The single’s cover art was created by hmng and captures a scene of a schoolgirl bathed in light. This girl also appears in the novel, giving a peek into its story as well as the feeling of the song itself. Mou Sukoshi Dake has ranked number one two weeks in a row for RecoChoku’s weekly rankings on May 12 and 19 and has now taken the monthly spot.


    YOASOBI’s success doesn’t stop there however as it was recently announced that band member ikura is receiving her voice acting role in Studio Chizu’s upcoming anime film Belle which is set for release this July. 


    Momoiro Clover Z’s compilation album ZZ’s II is set to release on May 17 in celebration of the group’s 13th anniversary. The tracks were re-recorded by the current four members. There are 10 songs in title including Nippon Egao Hyakkei -ZZ ver.-Saraba Itoshiki Kanashimi-tachi yo which features arrangement and guitar work by Tomoyasu Hotei, and more.

    Momoiro Clover Z have been posting videos of songs from the album on their official YouTube channel. The album came in at number one on the daily charts and that has continued in the weekly and monthly charts.

  • Momoiro Clover Z teams up with clothing brand Pink House to release fresh new clothing items

    05.September.2017 | FASHION / MUSIC


    Clothing brand Pink House are celebrating their 35th anniversary this year. They are serving up a new theme that states how it is “out of place” clothing that creates booms.


    Momoiro Clover Z – Japan’s quintessential idol group with a conspicuous originality – are the face of this new theme. By Momokuro and Pink House unexpectedly teaming up, this unlikely duo have managed to create a freshy new style.


    The main item to represent the theme is a collaborative Momoiro Clover Z stadium jumper with a serial number on it. The limited edition piece is available to order on Isetan Mitsukoshi online store. A limited quantity of jumpers are available to order and you can choose a serial number of your choice. (Jumpers will be shipped mid-December).


    The Momokuro members are all wearing the serial number “01” on their jumpers which also have badges on them associated with the group’s biggest hits.


    The members of Momokuro are scheduled to appear at shows wearing looks and limited edition event stadium jumpers from Pink House. You must enter a lottery to join the show where select names will be drawn. For full details, check out the Isetan Shinjuku store homepage on Friday September 15th.


    Stadium jumpers will serial numbers are now available to order. Priority will be given to show participants, so be sure to get involved in the events!


    Don’t miss out on this fresh new line-up from the original team over at Pink House and one of Japan’s biggest idol groups Momokiro Clover Z



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  • Momoiro Clover Z Collaborate New Song “BLAST!” with Multiple Weekly Shonen Sports Manga Series

    06.August.2017 | MUSIC

    Momoiro Clover Z have released a collaborative video for their new single “BLAST!” together with the Weekly Shonen Magazine sports manga series “Baby Steps,” “DAYS” and “8-gatsu Outlaw.”


    The video is available to see over on both the Weekly Shonen Magazine website and on Momokuro’s official YouTube channel. This is the first time for Weekly Shonen series’ to collaborate with a single song.


    “BLAST!” is Momokuro’s first new single in almost a year. It was released on August 2nd, just days before their upcoming sports themed concert “Momokuro Natsu no Baka Sawagi 2017 -FIVE THE COLOR Road to 2020-” which will be held at Ajinomoto Stadium on August 5th and 6th. The music video for the lead song “BLAST!” has been gaining much attention for featuring Kanae Yamabe, who won the bronze medal in the heavyweight category (+78 kg) at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic games, and Junior World Cup fencing winner Karin Miyawaki.


    The collaboration video for “BLAST!” features striking scenes from “Baby Steps,” “DAYS” and “8-gatsu Outlaw.”


    Check out Momokuro’s new single along with their first of a kind collaboration video. And be sure to check out the music video for “BLAST!” too!



    Momoiro Clover Z

    New Single – “BLAST!” – On Sale August 2, 2017

    Momoiro Clover Z “BLAST!”×Weekly Shonen Magazine “Baby Steps,” “DAYS,” “8-gatsu Outlaw” Collaboration Video:


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  • Real life athletes take part in the music video for Momoiro Clover Z’s new song “BLAST!”

    29.July.2017 | MUSIC

    Momoiro Clover Z is releasing their new single “BLAST!” on Wednesday 2nd August. The music video for the single has also been released! The music video features many famous athletes such as Nobunari Oda, Hiromi Miyake, Kanae Yamabe and Karin Miyawaki


    The new single “BLAST!” will be released shortly before their live “Momokuro Natsu no Bakasawagi 2017 –FIVE THE COLOR Road to 2020- Ajinomoto Stadium Taikai”, which will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August. It has been almost a year since the release of their last single. As announced previously, the single includes a total of four new songs and an interlude. Recently, the broadcast of their lead song “BLAST!” on air on the radio, and the video of their trailer have been stirring up the news.



    The music video of the lead single “BLAST!” is themed around sports. Kanako Momota becomes a judo master, Shiori Tamai takes on the fencing, Ayaka Sasaki hits the weightlifting, and Momoka Ariyasu and Reni Takagi take up a ping-pong challenge.


    For each sporty challenge, real sports professionals featured alongside the idols so please check it out!


    Momoiro Clover Z’s new single “BLAST!” will be released for sale on Wednesday 2nd August!



    Momoiro Clover Z

    New single “BLAST!”
    Release date: Wednesday 2nd August 2017

     【First-run limited edition CD A(CD+Blu-ray)】
    Product code:KICM-91776
    Price:¥1,852 + tax


    “BLAST!” Special edition website

    Momoiro Clover Z Official Site


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