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10:18 pm - 09/12/2012

Ex-Youtube Dancers "Dancing Dolls" debut (Mega post, kind of)

5 piece dance unit Dancing Dolls, which has racked up more than 10 million hits on Youtube, will be making their official debut on September 12 as a Dance&Vocal group (Not an Idol group!) with the doube A-side single “Touch -ASAP- / Shanghai Darling”. The single will include three tracks. Touch is the dance cover version of theme from the famous anime Touch, while Shanghai Darling is the remake version from Orange Range’s Shanghai Honey. Golden Bomber’s Kiryuuin Shou has also written a track, “Meromerobakkyun”, for the emerging group’s first release.

Dancing Dolls is formed by 5 high school girls from Osaka. The group performed a number of energetic street performance at Osaka Castle Park, and videos of those performance have been posted on Youtube and other video channels, catching the attention of many.

Their debut PVs "Touch -ASAP" and "Shangahi Darling" were posted here. I recommend you watch "Touch ASAP" PV first.

Regular Edition

  • CD
    1. Touch -A.S.A.P.- (タッチ -A.S.A.P.-)
    2. Shanghai Darling (上海ダーリン)
    3. Melomelo Bakkyun (メロメロバッキュン)
    4. Touch -A.S.A.P.- (タッチ -A.S.A.P.-) (Instrumental)

Limited Edition

  • CD
    1. Touch -A.S.A.P.- (タッチ -A.S.A.P.-)
    2. Shanghai Darling (上海ダーリン)
    3. Melomelo Bakkyun (メロメロバッキュン)
    4. Touch -A.S.A.P.- (タッチ -A.S.A.P.-) (Instrumental)
  • DVD
    1. Touch -A.S.A.P.- (タッチ -A.S.A.P.-) (Music Video)
    2. Shanghai Darling (上海ダーリン) (Music Video)
    3. Osaka “Shiroten” kara Yattekita Dancing Dolls Desu!! (大阪“城天”からやってきたDancing Dollsです!!(ドキュメント映像))

The group consists of 5 members who are all childhood friends and got their start dancing on the streets, in parks, and holding one-man lives. The girls also write their own songs and choreograph their own routines.

Hono (center girl): Age 15, dance/vocals
Mii (Orange shirt): Age 16, main vocals/dance
Misaki (Wearing a hat.): Age 17, vocals/rapper/dance/choreographer
The twins: Asuka & Kyoka Age 17, dance/vocals

Sources: 1 + 2 + 3

I'm a fan of their dance covers on youtube. Honestly, I felt really sad when they closed their youtube channel. Now I'm happy to know the reason they closed it. They're debuting! They were times when I thought (while watching them) "Japanese dancers are so fuckin' good, why can't they debut as music groups?!" So, I'm really happy that the youtube dancers "Dancing Dolls" got the chance to debut.
The girls used to upload their dance covers of Perfume, AKB48, SNSD, KARA, Big Bang, 2NE1 and many more. The only covers left on youtube are the ones that got uploaded by other channels. I have just uploaded their cover of Perfume's Laser Beam for you guys to watch.

Youtube Dance Covers:

Perfume- Laser Beam

SNSD- Mr.Taxi


4Minute - I MY ME MINE

SNSD- The Boys

KARA- Go Go Summer

Sources: 1 + 2

Street performances:

Opening Medley

Touch -A.S.A.P

Sources: 1 + 2 >>Check them for more street performances (can't embed them)

Official Twitter:
Official Facebook:
Official Site:

Anyone interested in translating the lyrics of their debut pvs? I want to sub them. (Mostly "Touch ASAP")
isinuyasha 12th-Sep-2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
So happy to hear that they'll be debuting. They're so fierce!
Hope it stays that way, though, and not that their agency will turn them into a cutesy, squeaky girl group
inachan89 12th-Sep-2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
i didn't recognize them until i watched the 2NE1 and SNSD covers!!i've seen those 2 some months ago and thought they were really good^^ but i thought they were all around 20 years old lol

good luck to them!

soraohno 12th-Sep-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
I feel bad for not recognizing them earlier. I feel so bad!!

They're one of my favorite youtube dancers~!!! I feel so bad, omg ;_;

I didn't recognize them until I searched about them on tumblr and youtube.
isinuyasha 12th-Sep-2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Same here! But I'm glad I know now :D
jagithebassist 12th-Sep-2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, I didn't know that this group even existed, thanks OP! They're amazing dancers, even at such a young age. Now I feel all unaccomplished with my life XD

I'm definitely check out these girls. I mean, they got the almighty Shou of Golden Bomber writing a track for them!
ping_ponkan 12th-Sep-2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
Jw, are they from Caless (company that trained Matsushita Yuya, SCANDAL, and BRIGHT)?

Glad I clicked on this post. They are rilly good.
roomgirl 12th-Sep-2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
Do you have the kanji to those lyrics?
discosho 12th-Sep-2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Really impressed by them :D
Question. Is Touch ASAP their song? Cause when they sing the chorus, I can't help but feel as if I've heard that melody somewhere >.

Edited at 2012-09-12 09:28 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - Anonymous
discosho 12th-Sep-2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
Found it :D
I knew I heard the melody before! Gaki no Tsukai:
duckduck17 12th-Sep-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
I have heard of them before. They're really amazing. I was just wondering, but is this them?

Edited at 2012-09-12 09:55 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - Anonymous
duckduck17 12th-Sep-2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I can't believe they're debuting. :)
neen_chan 12th-Sep-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
Woooooo. another good group 8D
arashic5 12th-Sep-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
I think I'm gonna stan them now
poleenc 13th-Sep-2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Didn't know about them until now but damn, I really enjoy their live perf of Touch!
Although I do think they could spice things up a bit during the chorus as it got a bit repetitive but they're def on a good track. I hope to see more of them in the future :3
mediawar 13th-Sep-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
Ohhh....they make me wish I could dance (or at least looked good in skirts and weighed 50lbs less)....

「MC_タッチ-A.S.A.P.」城天live <-- A++++
stole_away 13th-Sep-2012 10:56 am (UTC)
wow theya re awesome!
whited_79 13th-Sep-2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
these are good!
love323able 14th-Sep-2012 03:56 am (UTC)
oh thanks for this OP!

it's nice to know i tagged my post correctly XD i kinda had a feeling they weren't idols.
though i am really surprised alot of ppl liked Touch than shangai darling...
i mean touch was blah for me...
revenantsoulx3 14th-Sep-2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
Oh snap I follow them on youtube.
xdarkxblue5 14th-Sep-2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I've been following them on youtube for a while and I was wondering for a while where they went. I'm happy for them, they are seriously talented and they deserve this.
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