Sunday, February 1, 2015
Tochiotome25 -- Wagyuu Fire! (和牛ファイヤー！)
I’ve seen a lot of weird aidoru videos in my life, but Tochiotome25’s (とちおとめ25) “Wagyuu Fire!” probably wins as the craziest aidoru video I’ve seen.
As I could see watching their past videos, Tochitome25 is an aidoru group with a food gimmick, and that’s not quite surprising, to be honest. After Tsuri Bit’s (つりビット) fishing gimmick, Especia’s retro gimmick or BABYMETAL’s Heavy Metal gimmick, I was quite waiting until I would come across a group with a food thematic.
The group is from the Tochigi prefecture (栃木県), which, as I could see, is known for its agriculture and cattle-raising. Based on that, Tochiotome25’s food motif becomes more specific, as the group likes to highlight the great things produced in Tochigi (strawberries, for example, are their main thematic). So, apparently, the Tochigi Wagyu is a famous brand of beef, so that’s why the girls are singing about cows in the first place.
Coincidentally, beef is my favourite food, so the song was quite appealing to me. Well, that wasn’t enough for me to like the song, of course, but, although quite bad at first listen, “Wagyuu Fire!” grew on me in a spectacular manner, and its high energy just pumps me every time I listen to it.
Musically, it’s quite an unique song will all the bullfighting music elements. However, I can’t classify it as a Latin song, basically because it don’t sound like one. All I know is that “Wagyuu Fire!” is an exciting song, and I assume it can be listed as one of my guilty pleasures.
As for the video, it’s amazingly horrible, if that makes any sense. I almost jumped out of joy in my chair after seeing cows spitting fire like monsters near the end, but with special effects that aparently came directly from the 80s. Also, at some points, we can see a cute little piece of beef dancing along with the girls and the manic headbanging cows. In the end, although strange and disturbing, I just love this video.
“Wagyuu Fire!” was released in October 2014. Lyrics were done by Naoya Kurosawa (黒澤直也).