I Want to Take Selfies Like Mirin

As a magical girl

In a bikini

With a coffee

Prime selfie face

With a bowl of locusts

Aaaa~ Mirin ❤


Quiz: Can you match these idols with their image colors?

After my last quiz (about train stations), I decided to make another quiz that was more in line with my otaku type. So here are three quizzes about color-coded idols. I split them up by group so that everyone can play.

Momoiro Clover Z (ももいろクローバーZ)

momoclo calendar

Quiz: Can you match each Momoiro Clover Z member’s name to her image color? (でんぱ組.inc)

dempagumi b&w

Quiz: Can you match each member’s name to her theme color?

And now for something a little different than usual…

Arashi (嵐)

arashi b&w

Quiz: Can you match each Arashi member’s name to his image color?

(By the way: I play games on Sporcle every day, and you should too. They’re good for your brain!) “Chururi Chururira” Lyrics English Translation and Annotations

I bought’s (でんぱ組.inc) “Chururi Chururira” (ちゅるりちゅるりら) single soon after launch.

It came with a fork!!


The lyrics, like the music video, are very strongly influenced by Japanese history and culture, making them really hard to carry over into English. So I have added annotations (links) to my translation of the lyrics. Click through to get more information.

Without further ado, here’s my translation of “Chururi Chururira!”

Dempagumi.Inc’s Cup Noodle CM Song To Be Released As A Single! (でんぱ組.inc) appeared in a commercial for Nisshin’s Cup Noodle (カップヌードル), which likened idol otaku to modern-day samurai, “swearing allegiance to their master.”

You can see Dempagumi sing and dance the whole short version of the CM song in the making-of video, starting at around 1:16:

But until yesterday, only the short version was available.

Then, yesterday, Dempagumi’s official YouTube page uploaded the full music video of this song! The title is “Chururi Chururira” (ちゅるりちゅるりら).

Both the video and the lyrics have a feudal Japan aesthetic, and the rousing chorus of “FIGHT! (FIGHT!) FIGHT! (FIGHT!)” makes this a perfect song for psyching yourself up.

The “Chururi Chururira” single goes on sale on July 30.

Update: See my English translation of “Chururi Chururira” here

By the way, Dempagumi’s Cup Noodle commercial isn’t being aired anymore, but its successor is pretty good, too. It’s about girls who love manga and dream of a “kabe-don” (壁ドン).