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"Thank you! It's an essential Japanese anime that everyone knows about, and the “Z” in our name is also a deliberate reference to Dragon Ball, so we’re truly glad to get to handle the theme song this time."
— Kanako Momota - interview for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ in the May 2015 Entermix issue, March 20, 2015.

Momoiro Clover Z (ももいろクローバーZ Momoiro Kurōbā Zetto) is a Japanese idol group. It is commonly abbreviated as Momoclo (ももクロ Momokuro). The group is known for energetic performances, incorporating elements of ballet, gymnastics, and action movies.[1]

Biography

In 2013, it was the fourth highest music artist by total sales revenue in Japan, with over ¥5.2 billion.[2] During 2014, about 486,000 people attended their live concerts, which was the highest record of all female musicians in Japan.[3] Momoiro Clover Z has been ranked as the most popular female idol group from 2013 to 2015.[4][5][6][7]

"All: Ohhh—— Frieza’s awesome!!!
Tamai: Taking safety into consideration, it’d be nice if it had the restriction of “not being allowed to throw things”. It’d be dangerous if someone got hit, after all. (laughs)
Sasaki: You’re nice like I am, Shiori-chan!
"
V-Jump interview for May 2015 issue, March 20, 2015.

"Momota: Gohan, I guess. It’s wonderful how he has a dream of being a scholar.
Sasaki: As for me…….
Momota: The lecherous Master Roshi?
Sasaki: What?! No!! I guess I’d be a Vegeta fan; he is a prince, after all.
Tamai: That’s quite the condescending attitude. (laughs) Definitely Tien Shinhan for me. He’s tall, and his name is cute and sounds delicious.
Momota: He’s a tricyclops, though. Are you really OK with that?
Tamai: What? Then, no way. (laughs)
Ariyasu: Krillin for me. This time he’s become a policeman, and more than anything, he seems like an upstanding person, don’t you think?
Sasaki: Plus you’re both short, after all. (laughs)
Takagi: I’ll of course go with Piccolo. That’s because the way he wears a turban is wonderful, like Shōnan-no-Kaze
"
— Interview with Momoclo in the May 2015 Entermix issue, March 20, 2015.

Momoclo provided the voices of Angels of Hell in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and Dragon Ball Super.

On stage, Momoclo members are easily distinguished by the colors of their clothes, much like the characters from the Power Rangers television series,[8] which originated in Japan as Super Sentai. In some songs and music videos, the group loosely parodies them.[9] The group in the music video of Chikai no Z had a pose of the Ginyu Force. The colors for the group are red for Momota, yellow for Tamai, pink for Sasaki, green for Ariyasu and purple for Takagi.

Members

  • Kanako Momota (百田 夏菜子 Momota Kanako) (born July 12, 1994) (leader)
  • Shiori Tamai (玉井 詩織 Tamai Shiori) (born June 4, 1995)
  • Ayaka Sasaki (佐々木 彩夏 Sasaki Ayaka) (born June 11, 1996)
  • Momoka Ariyasu (有安 杏果 Ariyasu Momoka) (born March 15, 1995)
  • Reni Takagi (高城 れに Takagi Reni) (born June 21, 1993)

References

  1. 進化するアイドル ももクロが凄いワケ. hotexpress (December 16, 2011).
  2. Oricon 2013 Yearly Charts: Artist Total Sales. tokyohive (December 16, 2013).
  3. AKB48よりももクロが上 コンサート動員力2014. nikkei (December 4, 2014).
  4. ももクロ、初のAKB超え タレントパワーランキング. nikkei (June 24, 2013).
  5. Nikkei BP, Nikkei Entertainment June 2013 issue pp. 48.49
  6. Nikkei BP, Nikkei Entertainment June 2014 issue
  7. Nikkei BP, Nikkei Entertainment June 2015 issue
  8. Momoiro Clover Z dazzles audiences with shiny messages of hope. asahi (August 29, 2012).
  9. 「戦隊」に「くの一」?ももいろクローバーZが先行シングルジャケット公開. deview (June 26, 2012).

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