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.
Merlion Z’s a pop quintet with typical J-pop flair.
This means fur-lined costumes and synchronised dancing around an abandoned swimming pool.
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.
Cue the pop-rock synth beats and five gorgeous Japanese men standing in formation.
Followed by serious synchronised dancing and unexpected sexiness.
Translate the lyrics pls
The pop/rock synth-heavy song’s essentially about asking a girl out to different parts of Singapore.
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.
Requisite hip-gyration for their swooning fans.
And of course, brooding solo camera close-ups with the occasional lip-bite.
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.
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.
Yukihiro Takiguchi, aka Kan Coacho, the adopted eldest son.
Yuuki Tsujimoto aka Park, the second son.
Yasuishi Shinoda aka Park Junior, the third son.
Aokijin, aka Fever, the fourth son.
Hiroki Sano, aka Beam, the suko.
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.
Merlion Gundam. Nuff said.
Guess we’re all Merlion-ers now.
Sign us up for their next fan meeting please.