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Kyarypamyupamyu a big hit on YouTube

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Kyarypamyupamyu is a Japanese fashion model and singer who has been popular since 2009. She is sometimes referred to as the "Japanese Lady Gaga." Known for her funny faces, she made her musical debut with "PONPONPON" in July and released her debut mini-album "Moshi moshi Harajuku" on Aug 17. One of the songs from "PONPONPON" is on YouTube and has been viewed 3.58 millions time as of Monday.

Kyarypamyupamyu is on the hit charts in other countries. Her popularity is immense on the South Korean portal NAVER. In one video on YouTube, a man named Yusef watches the PV and starts dancing and putting on a horse's head. He says, "The only thing I can say is 'Japan,' just 'Japan.' Nothing else."

Other comments include "Cute and crazy," "She is the Japanese Lady Gaga and her song and video are addictive," and "I listen to it everyday ... like taking drugs."

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Who?!

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“I listen to it everyday ... like taking drugs.”

It will rot your brain?

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Anyone who likes this must be clinically insane. This is worse than the usual garbage, and even moreso because, as is usually the case, it's a person with no talent claiming the role of 'talento' by copying someone else's success. How about instead of copying and being known as 'Gaga of Japan' you come up with your own gimmick? Tough, I know, but give it a try.

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“I listen to it everyday ... like taking drugs.”

Every day is misspelled. Second, if it's like taking drugs... every day... you have serious problems.

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I'll take Ayaman Japan's "Poi Poi Poi" over this dreck any day!!

I had a faint hope that this was some kind of subversive parody of Japanese "cute", but no, not even a whiff of irony... she's perfectly serious!!!

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No. 1 with a bullet!! (On iTunes... in FINLAND)

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Who is this?

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3.5 million is NOT a hit... you can pay 100 dollars to get 1 million hits on youtube... a hit is 20million plus.

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youtube comments are funny :)

e.g. :

I would rail that chick so hard, but that video is so weird...

nicholaxxx

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actually first thought was, her face looks a bit like Ayumi Hamasaki....

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Genius in pink Doc Martens. It's the end of the world as we know it.......

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Hilarious! Very colorful video and the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese box cracks me up. Hope to see more of this funny stuff from her.

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the picture looks like something out of Poe's mind, with a title like: the black puke death

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Is she shorter that average?

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There is NO accounting for peoples taste-Or lack of it !!EeeeeYeuuuuu !

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Her hair ribbons and her toys are so cute, and she has great legs.

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Like it. I remember a lot of plastic bags with her face on when I was in Osaka a few weeks ago. The music videos are awesome.

By the way, can't stand it that everything from countries that are not the U.S. (Asia, Europe, whatever) has to be compared to something U.S.-releated. Lady Gaga? Come on, this is much better.

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Wy u haf to h8t so much? it's just fun, you forget about fun? Is so sad for you.

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I like her video, but her name is a little hard to pronounce even for a Japanese speaker like me.

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Capsule vocalist Toshiko Koshijima,and she's been singing long before anyone had even heard of or called Gaga a Lady.The video is a comment on the whole JPop and kawaii market.Every image in the video is the antithesis of cute,even to the point of her farting!

So sit back and listen to it a few times and you will be humming the tune the next day.

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I love her hit song, and the video is incredibly insane, but I listened to her other things and the rest of them did not even come close to being as good

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Sandra Caaran: "Has it ever occured to some people here that different people like different things and that there is nothing is wrong with that."

Of COURSE I know that people are fully entitled to their own opinions and taste in things. What a boring world if we all liked the same stuff (we'd need to fight each other for other reasons). That said, I still think in this case anyone who likes her music is clinically insane. :)

And yes, I also know the Harajuku 'fashion shows' and wild styles, and absolutely love to go there and look around when I visit Tokyo. I also know Gwen Stefanie has been influenced by the 'Harajuku girls' as she mentions in at least one song. Gaga goes beyond that fashion, though perhaps she was indeed INFLUENCED by it, and pushes the envelope with things like the meat dress or warning police tape, etc. If Kyarypamyupamyu is not trying to be like Gaga, she should perhaps try and dissuade people from calling her the 'Gaga of Japan'.

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The article makes it seem like she is beloved by South Koreans.

She is considered "exciting" in the same way people find train crashes exciting.

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as a person more accustomed megadeth, anthrax, and DIO, I found it strangely enjoyable.

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I was expecting something more original and unconventional, but I fail to see any irony or subversive message... Typical JP synth-pop with childish melodies. The imagery might be exuberant, but I don't see any self reflection or subversion.

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What is with the JT editorials on Youtube vids lately?? First the Docomo CM and now this. Slow news day?

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Typical JP synth-pop with childish melodies

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