Doll Fu appears to be an underground idol group. Their official home page is a tumblr site with very little information and there’s absolutely zero info in English about them. Let’s see what they have to offer for the first…single? Well, it doesn’t appear it’s a single yet. In any case, for a group that can’t even get a domain name, they’ve released a pretty good PV.
The PV opens with some narration that I don’t really understand too well, but it appears to introduce them as “konto” idols. That could be fun, yeah? Well, we waste no time getting into the humor as one of the members releases an aftereffects-assisted fart to get the PV into motion. Definitely an upfront attention grabber.
As the PV proceeds, we’re treated to quite a few “drama” shots of the girls running around with swords, fleeing from a monster who has trouble keeping his amusingly low quality mask on, and striking poses. It’s quickly realized that none of these shots are meant to be serious at all. A lot of the poses struck are pretty silly, and the various acts of beat boxing and wearing goofy sumo hats only add to the laugh factor.
These amusing shots are occasionally interrupted by a dance shot that is mostly okay. It feels pretty amateurish, but not in a bad way. The synchronization isn’t great, but it’s better than some of the stuff we’ve seen recently in PV Roundup.
The outfits for this one are mostly white Kimono-like tops with skirts, except for one girl who gets a red dress. I’m not really sure why she gets such special treatment. She doesn’t appear to be center of the song or anything, but she looks pretty nice in any case. There are also some brief shots with the girls in civilian clothes. They’re a pretty cute group of girls, so there’s plenty of eye candy in the group. Their birth years are not listed on the web site, but most look like they’re in the 18-21 range. The way Japanese girls seem to work, this probably means they were born in 2003. Sigh.
As for the song, it’s a pleasant pop song that sounds like a cheesy anime opening, but in a good way. The instrumentals are fun, but sound muffled. I’m not sure if this is intentional or cheap production, but it really sounds like bad mastering. If this was an intentional “artistic” choice, then yuck man. Despite this, it’s still a fun song to listen to. The vocals are not terribly impressive if I’m being totally honest, but it fits in with the “konto” aspects of this group, so I’m a little more forgiving for now. There’s some good potential with this group. I look forward to seeing what they do next.
This song doesn’t appear to have a CD or digital release scheduled at this time. No money for you, Garry!
Watch: YouTube (Official)