Momoiro Clover is the future of the idol world.
I’ve been thinking this for quite some time, actually right after I found out about them. They’re all adorable, the girls are fun, the music is some of the best idol stuff out there right now, they do amazing performances. There are so many reasons right now why I’d actually consider MomoClo to be my favorite idol group right now.
However, my suspicions have been, if not confirmed then validated when I heard the news that it’s recently been announced that MomoClo is signing with King Records. If you aren’t familiar with the name, King Records is the label that, get this, AKB48, THE biggest idol group in Japan since Morning Musume’s peak, is signed to. Holy crap.
(on a slight tangent, to announce this and formally sign with King Records, the girls all wore wedding dresses. This was apparently to show that signing with King is “getting married to the label”. Strange logic, but hey, there are cute pictures of all the girls all dolled up in wedding dresses. It’s too cute to complain about.)
However, Momoiro Clover has a very firm backing in the idol business. They’ve been around for over two years now (they recently did a two year anniversary live) and have released two indies singles and one major single that are pretty successful. In fact, Ikuze! Kaitou Shoujo, their major debut single, got #3 on the Oricon weekly charts, something that even AKB didn’t do with their early major label singles. This may be comparing different things because now the Japanese music industry is LOVING female idol groups (which, as a fan, makes me VERY happy), but the fact that they’re doing better than Avex’s attempt to capitalize on the current idol boom in Japan shows that there’s something about MomoClo that appeals to a wide variety of people (including me <3)