Minimoni Single V Clips Vol 1 : 3 of 5
Since I'm a relatively new Hello! Project maniac, it's fun traveling back in time to explore all the various groups I've missed. After seeing my first glimpse of Minimoni on an old episode of Utaban, I decided to check out this collection of videos (truthfully, I couldn't get Minimoni Hina Matsuri out of my head, so I had no choice!). Even though I don't really like Tsuji and Aibon, they definitely fit this crazy group and their hilarious videos, which were definitely aimed at kids. In fact, some of these psychedelic images made me feel like I was watching the Teletubbies! Seeing Mika dressed with American flags plastered all over her costume always cracks me up (but I so admire her bilingual-ness!), and later when Ai Takahashi joins the group she looks super cute. There are plenty of songs about food (you have to laugh at a song about strawberry pie), geography (naming the prefectures of Japan) and even counting to ten (combined with the lesson that bathtime is fun!). Then suddenly, Crazy For You is a total departure to hip-hop, which is a pretty good song even if it seems out of place. Of course, the only thing that could follow that is some anime videos featuring the girls as hamsters (since they actually did voices in Hamtaro)! I probably wont be popping in this DVD for background music very often, but it was still a blast to get a Minimoni overview and have a good laugh!