Last week, THE BANANA MONKEYS earned my accolades for their one-take promotional video for “Nani-mono“. This week, the BanaMongirls take on the internet with their PV for “‘THE’ IDOL”. Told through faux screen captures of social media (and lots of reading), hte PV gives us a unique look at the group and their online presence. Twitter posts, 2chan threads, manga scans, and even ad space is fare game for THE BANANA MONKEYS. Not ones to shy away a bit of controversy, I particularly enjoyed the buffer pause when Asuka Rei removes her pajama top, trolling viewers into thinking more would be shown. “‘THE’ IDOL” is probably more pop-oriented than you would expect given the fire the group has been drawing with their antics, but that doesn’t bother me one bit. Give it a listen, and tell me what you think!
THE BANANA MONKEYS is a Japanese music group and a female idol group formed in 2017. There are several abbreviations such as Banana Monkeys, Banamon, Monkey, and tbms, but the official is “Banamon”. The group call their lives “gym”, selling goods “bait”, and fans are “keepers”. During the live, you can shoot pictures and videos of the group. THE BANANA MONKEY’S current lineup includes Tenka No Chanyuki (天下のちゃんゆき), Mozuku Sun (モズク・サン), Asuka Rei (アスカ・レイ), and Mizuguchi Yaguchi (水口じゃぐち).
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