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Halloween Reblog & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu & Fashion Monster

It’s Halloween over here already, but Nightskyradio’s still on the penultimate day of the Super Spectacular Roctober Halloween Countdown. Check it out, as you’re sure two enjoy it!

I’ve never reblogged here before, but in honor of Halloween I hereby reblog my favorite Kyary video:

This is probably Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s best song, among her best videos, and (to me) her cutest look, what with that crazy bat hairdo. Or at least it’s her cutest look until she takes a shower in pink sky monster vomit. . . . Wait, was that a spoiler? Can music videos technically even have spoilers?

This was released last year in October, in anticipation of Halloween. It is now approaching 13 million views [edit: now getting toward 20 million]. It is classic Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, meaning that it is cute and weird at the same time, with intensifying hallucinogenic effects, accelerating Dionysian revelry, a pounding and hypnotic ostinato (offset this time with nice drum rattles and a more dramatic, almost operatic chorus) and of course, the pastiche. Yes, we must have the pastiche. This time it’s Nightmare Before Christmas meets The Addams Family meets Poltergeist meets Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion meets Studio Ghibli (the sky monster recalls the one that appears Princess Mononoke). All in all, a worthy Kyary experience. This is the one that turned me from wavering skeptic to reluctant fan.

Lyrics with translation here provided at the site Beautiful Song Lyrics.

Language Notes:The samurai with enlarged cranium slashes through wooden posts on which the following words are affixed: 2:20 konsaba (clipped loan word “conservative” referring to conservative fashion, or basic fashion, or modest fashion sense), 2:24 chara otoko (frivolous or superficial boy, “fop” in old fashioned English), 2:26 yasai (vegetables, as in, “You are not leaving this table until you finish your vegetables, young lady!”), tetsuya (all night cramming, or “all nighter”), 2:29 [censored] (no, really, the word is blurred out).

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7 responses to “Halloween Reblog & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu & Fashion Monster

  1. I seriously considered adding that Kyary song to the Countdown. It only just barely got edged out. But then, so did my idea for “It’s The Great Smashing Pumpkins, Charlie Brown!” Le sigh.

    • wdydfae

      Really? I’m ecstatic that Kyary made it that far in the potential countdown lineup!

      • Yeah, well, this video didn’t occur to me until I had already done three of four posts. Still, the fact that she made it into the running (for slot number 3 or 4) AFTER I had started says something for that video, I think.

        Exactly WHAT it says is probably best left unanswered…. 😉

  2. Sis ⋅

    That would make a fun Halloween costume, except no one would know who I was. I wonder what she used to get her hair to stick up so high.

  3. Liz

    You had a Halloween party, too! Want to find a chunk of time this weekend to catch up on these Kyary posts. You’ve been busy!

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