Last night, on Monday June 28, Perfumen were guests on Nicoradio! The hour-long program hosted Yamada Hisashi was watched by approximately 15,000 viewers.
Perfumen is made up of three guys who do dance covers of Perfume's songs. Megane (眼鏡), the guy in the glass who dances to A~chan's parts; Shirofuku (白服), the guy who always wears white and dances to Nocchi's parts; and Kamen2 (仮面２), the guy in the mask who dances to Kashiyuka's parts. They began uploading their dance covers on Niconico Douga in mid 2008 and started to garner fans when their cover of "Dream Fighter" appeared on the front page. The group also post videos of song covers and even participated in halyosy's "Smiling Together" song which is sung by many of Niconico's most talented singers. Perfumen have also done a couple of live events.
I was extremely hyper and excited throughout the whole thing! When the camera began showing Perfumen, I couldn't help but squeal a bit! I mean, this is THE Perfumen we're talking about! And hawhmygosh! Shirofuku-kun's smile is so heavenly!
I say "watching" because although it was a radio program, they'd turn on the webcam on at some parts throughout the show.
The beginning of the show was really tedious and annoying because the host kept on raving about his rhinoceros beetles. I'm pretty sure the other users were slightly annoyed as well, with comments like "hurry up already!" or "where's Perfumen?" sliding across the screen.
They finally came onto the show around the 15-minute mark. And they refused to answer questions regarding their age, whether they're students or where they live. Of course they refused politely by chuckling "NG".
But they did tell us when they had their first kiss! Megane had his first when he was 18, and Shirofuku had his when he was in Year 6! Whoa! Year 6! He must be damn popular.
The presenter asked them to dance to One Room Disco, which they eventually did! LIVE! Of course not in the radio room. They were transferred to a rather large green screen room where they danced to the whole song! But because of copyright issues, they couldn't play the song. At the start of the show, the host told have their copy of the single ready so they can play it when they dance to it.
Even so, the host was humming and singing the song for us! Hahahaha!
They danced so awesomely! Shirofuku was so into it! He was smiling throughout the whole thing! (And of course I was only focusing on him throughout the whole thing... hahahaha!) Kamen2 looked like he was having fun, but Megane kinda looked like he was hesitating a bit. Nonetheless, they pulled it off wonderfully!
They got back into the studio where they danced along to the theme song of the radio show with a routine they choreographed themselves. They also played Megane's cover of "World's End Umbrella". Seriously, the guy can sing! His voice is a mix between Bump of Chicken meets Asian Kung-fu Generation meets Remioromen!
They ended the show by reading everyone's comments within five minutes. It was total chaos! Hahaha!
It was so awesome! Totally worth using up a bit of bandwidth to stream the whole program! They should do a lot more live appearances on streaming sites! I definitely need to see them live someday! Of course, I definitely want to see the real Perfume perform live as well.
I kinda went overboard with taking screenshots! Definitely not crazy at all! It's just that this could be the only chance to document them going on the show! Despite being watched by 15,000 people, I don't think anyone recorded the show! I'd really love to watch it again... And I know a lot of people would like too as well.