Merlion Z Is Japan’s Quintet Boyband – Members Have A Moon & Stars-Themed Outfit

Forget Dragonball Z, there’s a new Z-accented Japanese boyband breaking the local music scene.

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Merlion Z’s a pop quintet with typical J-pop flair.

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This means fur-lined costumes and synchronised dancing around an abandoned swimming pool.

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Also, they’re hilariously named after our national mascot.

Check out their epic 2-minute music video here.

Two minutes of epicness

The MV begins bizarrely, with a single shot of a pair of white pants-clad legs splashing in a clear blue pool.

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Cue the pop-rock synth beats and five gorgeous Japanese men standing in formation.

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Followed by serious synchronised dancing and unexpected sexiness.

Hilarity ensues.

Translate the lyrics pls

The pop/rock synth-heavy song’s essentially about asking a girl out to different parts of Singapore.

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Including “Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Roberto-son Quay” — which are literally the lyrics.

Shoutouts to Orchard Shopping and Chinatown are also in order.

Their impressive arsenal of dance moves involve lion-inspired strong-arm gestures.

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Requisite hip-gyration for their swooning fans.

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And of course, brooding solo camera close-ups with the occasional lip-bite.

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Who, what, when, huh?

Turns out, the J-pop quintet made their musical debut back in Sep 2017, but their music video only resurfaced on Reddit recently.

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Members recognise each other as ‘siblings’ and affectionately known by fans as their stage names.

Get ready for guy candy spam as we introduce each member.

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Yukihiro Takiguchi, aka Kan Coacho, the adopted eldest son.

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Yuuki Tsujimoto aka Park, the second son.

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Yasuishi Shinoda aka Park Junior, the third son.

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Aokijin, aka Fever, the fourth son.

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Hiroki Sano, aka Beam, the suko.

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And finally, they also have a Merlion Z interpreter called Mr. Sadakichi Yamamoto aka Takuya Niibara.

Merlion Z first appeared on the show “Produce 1615”, according to the member profiles on this site.

They seem a cheery bunch, at least from their introduction video below.

They refer to their fans as “Merlion-ers”, at one point asking viewers “Where all my Merlion-ers at?”.

Merlion-er 4 lyfe

We still can’t believe that of all things, our Merlion has found a place in J-pop history.

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But frankly, we aren’t all that surprised. Japan’s numerous tributes to Singapore’s Merlion continue to fascinate and entertain bemused locals.

Merlion Gundam. Nuff said.
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Guess we’re all Merlion-ers now.

Sign us up for their next fan meeting please.

Featured image from YouTube and Eucalyp Studio.