In absentia for quite a while in the New PV Alerts, today we get a new promotional video from Kamen Joshi, the masked idol unit from Alice Project. Featuring a drastically different lineup of girls form our last visit, “SENJIN CUTTER (先陣☆CUTTER)” still features the rock arrangements clashed with idol pop with the hockey masked idols thronging en masse to the rhythms. With the graduation of Tachibana Anna at the end of 2018, “SENJIN CUTTER” starts us off with a red mask with no owner and the rest of the girls behind bars set to a familiar beat, and seems to be setting us for a quest to get the mask to its owner. Now, I’m not an aficionado of the group, so maybe someone here can tell me who the Dickens is wearing the red mask. Otherwise, “SENJIN CUTTER” is an enjoyable romp into the sensibilities of the group with the rapped sections providing a good degree of entertainment.
Kamen Joshi (仮面女子), meaning “Masked Girls” in Japanese language, is a Japanese girl group under Alice Project consisted of three smaller teams with several members for each: Alice Juban, Steam Girls, and Armor Girls. They are called “Masked Girls” because each member of the group wears a mask which covers up their face when performing. The members take off their masks when they need to show off their face on TV and other medias. Unlike normal idols, it is easier for fans to go out and see the girls while Kamen Joshi performs daily at the P.A.R.M.S theater in Akihabara. Kamen Joshi’s current lineup includes members Kawamura Nanaka (川村虹花), Kubota Misa (窪田美沙), Tsukino Moa(月野もあ), Momose Hitomi (百瀬ひとみ), Kojima Yuka (小島夕佳), Igari Tomoka (猪狩ともか), Kusunoki Mayu (楠木まゆ), Kinoshita Yuuri (木下友里), Morishita Mao (森下舞桜), Mine Satsuki (美音咲月), Aoi Nonoa (蒼井乃々愛), Hinata Koharu (陽向こはる), Osuzu Harumi (大鈴はるみ), Ueshita Ao (上下碧), Suzumura Seri (涼邑芹), Yukino Shihori (雪乃しほり), Mitsuki Saki (海月咲希), Kurumi Sora (胡桃そら), Mochizuki Yuno (望月ゆの), Nozaki Waka (野咲わか), Tachibana Makoto (橘真琴), Seguchi Kokoro (瀬口こころ), Mizuno Fue (水野ふえ), Hashimoto Yurie (橋本友梨英), and Kuwana Riru (桑名利瑠).
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