Kobushi Factory DVD Magazine Vol.1

Kobushi Factory’s first DVD mag is out. So here is a picspam masquerading as a review!

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Ah wintery clothes. I love wintery clothes on idols. And with Kobushi Factory being so shiny as idols it’s extra beautiful.

Anyway first up is the drawing of lots to decide who will play who in an arm wrestling competition. Yes there’s games to be played! This is normally a good sign for a DVD mag…

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First up the damn pretty and expressive Minami will be playing against someone who I can’t see because Minami! This girl has fast become a firm second favourite in the group. She’s got such a great aura!

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And I love that hat too!

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Okay it’s Natsumi and doesn’t she look so pretty? So bright!

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Yay! Go Minami!

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Natsumi is happy in defeat though. Happy is this groups vibe.

Next up is Hamachan and Rena. Can my favourite get through?

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That’d be a no. Still check out the smiles. These girls are loving life. They are loving being idols and that’s fantastic.

Can the youngest beat the second youngest member? If you aren’t interested in either Rei or Sakurako you have time to go make a cuppa during this bout…

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Eventually Rei gets the win despite some tenacious hanging on by Wada.

The final bout is between Fuji at-first-I-thought-she-was-the-leader Rio and Hirose how-come-she-is-the-leader-when-she-is-younger Ayaka…

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This one is the opposite of long.

Onto the semis and its Rena against Minami…

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Rena beats Minami just because she’s stronger. I mean tsk! How unfair. I want an enquiry!

Rei or Rio?

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Ding ding ding it’s Rio.

So who is the strongest arm in Kobushi Factory? Rio or Rena?

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At first it looks like Rena but then there’s a shock twist. Yes it’s the first case of inappropriate holding in H!P since Sayu graduated..

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Well possibly. Whatever happened there’s a rematch…

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…which Rio wins! Hmm I’ve no idea why but I’ve just remembered a Street Fighter type game with early Momusu members. How strange my brain works.

But wait there’s more. Now for the ones who lost during the first round. Hamachan versus Natsumi…

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Well technically Hamachan lost but they’re both winners in my eyes.

Next up is leader and her earrings…

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I can’t concentrate on the bout because I’m too distracted by the pom-poms. Perhaps Wada was too because she lost. Still she looks happy…

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Bight, cheerful, energetic, giggly, shining…even ignoring their great first single this group is awesome. Seeing them is like being injected with a positivity drug.

But who is the weakest?

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That’s more of a laugh than a grimace.

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If you finished that cup of tea and you want a second now’s your chance.

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My arm is tired just looking at them. And if you think that sounds smutty more shame on you! >.>

Eventually my Hamachan lost but not without putting up a damn good fight. She’s the winner in my eyes. Well I’m a pacifist so I don’t agree with all this showing off of strength. And honest I’d be saying the same thing if she’d won. Fine. Don’t believe me just because I’m a terrible liar.

Next up is a test paper thing. I’d say more but pom-poms…

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Who is the best idol group to see? Kobushi Factory. Goooooooooooooo Kobushi!

Err…sorry. It’s the earrings.

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There’s something for every hat lover in this. I particularly like Rena’s fourth Doctor look.

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What choo lookin’ at?

Anyway after the tests are marked who came out on top?

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Pom-pom won!

Onto more drawing of lots…

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What are they drawing for?

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Shots? I hope they don’t contain alcohol. These girls are lively enough as it is without booze.

First up it’s Chisato’s stolen hat against the pom-poms…

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To be honest I’ve lost the plot a little. Both spin the roulette wheel and both drink so the janken bit seems pointless.

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Well anyway they spin and drink until one spins a number that gets them a punishment drink. Then everyone else follows and it’s a bit lacking really. But everyone is so lively and sparkling so it’s impossible to actually be bored. Plus Hamachan is funny…

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So cheers!

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One of these idols just drank a punishment drink. I think you can guess which one.

Next it’s lunch but everyone gets food based on their points.

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Two of these idols are in first and second place and two seventh and eighth. You’ll never guess which is which.

Queue the eating scenes…

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Aww. Minami and Hamachan give some food to Ayaka and Natsumi. My two favourites are so caring.

Next the idols are facing off in a facing the camera and performing specific emotions contest…

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Natsumi is very believable. Oscar!

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I’m not sure what Minami is supposed to be doing but it doesn’t seem much different to her usual performing style on stage. Mad expressions everywhere.

After the performing it’s goofing around time…

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“Have some chewing gum”. Bzzzzzzzzz. Ah that takes me back.

Anyway the games are over and there’s some talking to the camera. This DVD is full of energy and such happiness. These girls loved being put into Kobushi Factory as anyone who saw the announcement will know. Now several months later they are such a great group. All seem so suited to each other and all seem to be having a ball. And there’s so many great members. Hamachan is my favourite of course and I’ve mentioned Minami as well but I also in the past mentioned Rei and I still like her a lot. One member really caught my eye here too though. And that’s…

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Natsumi! She’s so sweet and is always smiling. Well they are all big on smiling. This whole group shines after all. But Natsumi has such a sweet younger sister vibe here. She’s just so damn lovely. And that shows the strength in Kobushi Factory. So many of these members could be favourites. They are like distilled idol power. 100% pure idol with no concentrate. What a group.

Oh and then there’s pom-pom…

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She has such beauty. I mean she is absolutely stunning. Yeah the energy in this group is so overwhelmingly positive. Such bright members.

The second to last part of the DVD is the members eating fruit and taking photos of each other. It resembles an advert for an upmarket supermarket. I’d shop there…

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These aren’t just idols. They’re M&S idols (one for the Brits there).

The last section is where the idols grab the camera and start shooting themselves. It’s more fun montage stuff..

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So in summary it’s an hour of Kobushi Factory playing games, eating and goofing around. It’s an hour of beautiful shining-white idol goodness. An hour of loving your favourite one or two members while simultaneously being won over by several others. Wherever you turn there’s so much to like in this group. So much happiness. So much brightness. So much beauty. So much energy. So much idol power. This group is what Heaven would look like if it was real. This group is the future. Kobushi Factory are everything you’d want in an idol group. Kobushi Factory produces the idol goods. Magnolia Factory? Magnificent factory! These girls are perfect together. In eight years of idol fandom I don’t think I’ve ever felt so overwhelmingly positive about any group and that’s really saying something considering how brilliant I think C-ute are. Not to mention how much I lover platinum era Momusu. Kobushi Factory have huge potential. Isn’t it exciting?

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