You’re Cute, but the Bowlegged Shenanigans End Now.

smileage had a new single released yesterday,’ganbaranakutemo enende!!’, and it’s a cute song.

there is one thing i have ask though:  what’s up with the bowlegged dancing?

here is the dance routine for their new single below:

now i’ve seen it before in their last single’s dance routine, but shrugged it off as a one-time thing.

their last single’s dance routine below:

i may be blowing it out of proportion, but what about that particular move/pose/whatever-it-is, is so awesome that the dance choreographer uses it twice in a row?  this isn’t some standard arm swaying or bouncing on your heels; this is a very specific, deliberate dance move that had to have risen a few eyebrows.  or did it?  am i out of touch with what counts as cute around here?  it’s unique but i think it’s bizarre, in the not-good kind of way.

i get it; the dance routine for ‘enende’ is because of the chaplin-inspired PV, and his trademark is his bowlegged posture and his cane.  but why exactly is it chaplin-inspired?  i bet you anything in the world that it’s because the dance choreographer was just itching to insert more bowleggedness into their dance routine, that dastardly bastard.

stop these bowlegged shenanigans sirs, i implores you!

About Dae Lee

-Dae, aka Mizu -Writer, broadcaster, and podcaster on New School Kaidan

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2 comments

  1. In Japan, bowleggedness is quite common.

  2. comment portugues- gostei do tributo as essas belas mulheres, elas merecem isso e muito mais, e uma homenagem justa criativa e engraçada, q afinal de contas as bowleggedness sao fantasticas, tem tudo haver, sao sinonimo de beleza ,charme, descontraçao,diversao e a musica bowleggs com bom ritmo ,swingadas e animadas como sao essas belas mulheres.

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