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Interview: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

The J-Pop Harajuku Kawaii Amabassador, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, is performing in Sydney, Australia on the 23rd of March as part of her current world tour. Japandaman HQ was lucky enough to snag a few minutes of her precious time for an interview which she graciously agreed to. Many thanks to Katey Smile for assistance with the questions, Handsome Tours and Angela Henley Publicity.

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Japandaman: Are you excited to come to Australia?

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Yes very much! This will be my first time in Australia so I am very excited to meet local fans! I’ve never been to the Southern hemisphere so I am wondering if the climate is really opposite from what we have in Japan. Last but not least I would love to see sharks and koalas!

J: Who are your current influences?

KPP: I just love Katy Perry. Her cuteness is just perfect in every way. She is also a very humorous and kind person. Of course I respect her very much as an artist.

J: What is your favourite music video and song that you’ve released?

KPP: “Mottai-Nightland” video expresses the world of fantasy I love so much. On the other hand “Fashion Monster” is the very first video that I could express rock and the world’s quite different from the colourful popness like in other videos. Still it is very hard to pick which one is the best though.


J: What is your favourite costume that you’ve worn?

KPP: I love the Fashion Monster costume. I tend to wear quite colourful and ‘full of pop’ costumes but with Fashion Monster I wanted to challenge something rock and cool so I feel very attached to the costume.

fashion monster

J: Did you think you would end up being this successful when you started on You Tube?

KPP: I haven’t expected anything like this when I first uploaded the “PON PON PON” video on you tube. So I was honestly surprised to see the attention from overseas. I feel very fortunate that people find out about me on the Internet and they come see me on stage when I am touring their local cities for the first time.

J: Which artist would you like to collaborate with?

KPP: I cannot imagine to collaborate with anyone yet.


J: You have many fans that don’t speak Japanese but love your music, why do you think this is so?

KPP: I sing mostly in Japanese but the lyrics really don’t have a clear meaning. You can just enjoy the way it sounds. I think that’s why people enjoy my music even if they don’t speak Japanese or they are too young to understand the language.

kyary concert

J: How do you come up with the ideas for your clothes and music videos?

KPP: I get a lot of inspiration when I am going through the Internet. I pick up some pictures or videos I liked and I just talk with my stylist. Often our discussion starts with me drawing my images.

J: What else would you like to achieve through your music?

KPP: I want to achieve a lot of things through my music and fashion. Other than that I am not really interested. I just don’t want to be a jack-of-all-trades.

kyary singing

J: Outside of music, what’s next for you with your fashion projects?

KPP: I always want to design a costume like no one has ever seen. It is boring to keep doing the same things so I want to keep challenging new things.

Kyary, thank you so much for your time. We at Japandaman and all our readers appreciate it and wish you all the best with your world tour.

Kyary waving

Arigatou gozaimasu!

Kyary Shows Off New Single Art

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is currently in the middle of her 2nd world tour and will be performing in Australia next week for her many fans. Not content with that, she recently unveiled the artwork for her forthcoming 9th single, “Family Play”. The single, as previously posted here, will be also be used for the upcoming Crayon Shin-chan movie, Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back.

We still have to wait until the single releases on April 16 but the artwork for all three releases of the single can be seen below.

Regular Edition
Regular Edition
Single, CD+DVD, Limited Edition A, Maxi
Single, CD+DVD, Limited Edition A, Maxi
Single , CD+DVD, Limited Edition B, Maxi
Single , CD+DVD, Limited Edition B, Maxi

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Teams Up With Crayon Shin Chan

Crayon Shin chan is a very popular series in Japan and has spawned a massive franchise which keeps the fans happy. Now fans will have more reason to be happy with the news that the upcoming Crayon Shin chan feature film, Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushu no Robo To-chan (Serious Battle! Robot dad strikes back), will have the theme song provided by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

kyary crayon shin

Kyary’s new song, “Family Party” which releases on April 9th, will be used which is also her first original theme song in her career. The track is being produced by Yasutaka Nakata who has also handled production duties on her past singles and albums.

New PV For Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

The Harajuku Kawaii Amabassador, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, has taken the covers off of her latest PV and it’s quirky, features a polar bear and full of kawaii goodness!

The PV is for her new song, “Yume no Hajima Ring Ring”, which loosely translates as “The Dream’s Beginnring-Ring” and will also be the main track from her latest CD single which launches on the 26th of February. Enjoy the video below!

Kyary Kicks Off Second World Tour

That Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is one busy little Harajuku Princess. Not content with finishing her first world tour, she’s now launched into her second world tour, but even better, she’s coming to Australia this time around.

kyary world tour

March 23rd will see Kyary come to Sydney’s Metro Theatre with tickets still completely sold out. It’s Japan, Man!’s very own resident kawaii princess, Katey, managed to score a ticket so we can’t wait to see what she thinks of it afterwards!

Details Emerge For New Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Single

Everything is all good on the Kyary front for fans in Australia with the announcement that the Harajuku singer will doing a concert in Sydney in March. In fact, tickets went on sale today. But even better is news of her new single have started to emerge.

The track, “Yume no hajima-rinrin”, is being put together by the usual team of Yasutaka Nakata who are no strangers to the pop world  helming projects for Perfume and capsule on a regular basis.

The single drops on February 26th as a physical release in the form of CD and a CD/DVD bundle with limited and regular releases as well.

single regular release
single regular release
single limited release
single limited release


M1:Yume no Hajima-Ring Ring
M2:Slo Mo
M3:Mottainai –extended mix-
M4:Yume no Hajima-Ring Ring –instrumental-
M5:Slo Mo –instrumental-

The track also doubles at the commercial song for the CHINTAI’s room rental search app which has a promo clip as well. You can see that below.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Dates Announced For Australia

J-Pop songstress, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, has announced that she will be coming to Australia as part of her current world tour called The Nanda Collection Tour. Kyary will be performing at the Sydney Metro Theatre on March 23rd. As you can imagine, the announcement of someone of her calibre has gotten her fans here very excited and wondering when and where to buy tickets.


Tickets for her Sydney show, the only one announced for Australia, go on pre-sale on Thursday, 23rd of January, 2014. You can get more info on this by signing up to the Handsome Tours newsletter. Kyary is being presented by Handsome Tours in Australia with support from Noisey and SBS Pop Asia.

General tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday 24th of January, 2014 through the Handsome Tours site. You can also get in on the action via the Handsome Tours Kyary event on Facebook and click if you’re going! The tour is in support of her latest album, Nanda Collection.

Kyary helps promote oral care

J-Pop songstress from Harajuku, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, has now turned her attention to another part of personal hygiene, brushing your teeth. Specifically, helping to promote the virtues of oral care for Sunstar’s Ora2 Stain Clear. The ad campaign will only run in Asia but despite that, they’ve gone to the effort of producing an English website as well.

kyary teeth ad

Don’t forget, Kyary fans, that her latest single goes on sale November 6th called “Mottainightland”. Below you can see the artwork for the regular and limited editions.

kyary cd reg


kyary cd lim