Momoiro Clover Z Battle KISS in Animated/Live-Action Teaser
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official YouTube channel for Japanese pop idol group Momoiro Clover Z (Sailor Moon Crystal, Bodacious Space Pirates) began streaming a short promotional video for its first collaboration single with the American rock band KISS on Thursday. The trailer, which includes animated footage, first debuted at the live event "Momoiro Christmas 2014 Saitama Super Arena Taikai ~Shining Snow Story~" December 24-25.
Text: Shaking the entire world
The big match of the century, engraved in the history of music
Momoiro Clover Z vs KISS
Cover the world in color
A gorgeous woodblock painting
The first announced track is "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina," composed by Paul Stanley and Greg Collins, with lyrics written by Yuho Iwasato. Momoiro Clover Z are performing the song with KISS providing background vocals and instruments. It will be released in two versions via iTunes in 120 countries on January 28. A music video with both bands was already shot in Las Vegas.
KISS is releasing their own new song titled "Samurai Son" on the band's "Best of KISS 40" CD and the KISS version of the "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" single. KISS will launch their 40th anniversary tour with Momoiro Clover Z, performing with the band at their last stop at the Tokyo Dome.
In addition to the trailer, the collaboration launched a "battle" site that lets users vote for Kiss or Momoiro Clover Z members on Twitter or Facebook. The page counts the keywords "momoclo" and "KISS" in real time for 25 minutes. When the 25 minutes are up, the page will offer a five-minute preview of either "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" or "Samurai Son," depending on which keyword appeared more often.