Thank God for fandom crossovers, y’all! Idol group TWICE’s new music video is a special treat for every k-pop stan secretly moonlighting as otaku (or vice versa)–and I suspect there are a lot of you.
The music video for TWICE’s new Japanese single features the girls reimagined as anime characters, also members of an idol group in a candy-coated alternate universe. At first we see them singing and dancing through the eyes of one of their audience–a lonely little girl bored in her bedroom–but then somehow they all break the fourth wall and gain meta-awareness, transforming into their 3D selves to escape the anime and infiltrate the real world. And all just to go hang out with their #1 fan. Adorable.
They’re aided in their mission by a mysterious man in a van (apparently they’ve never heard of stranger danger) who’s giving off serious Pokémon Brock vibes, while a squadron of anime policewomen give chase.
The video was produced in collaboration with seasoned anime director Takahiko Kyoguku, the guy behind LOVE LIVE! and LAND OF THE LUSTROUS, with a story by JYP founder Park Jin-young.
Check it out:
I mean, TWICE are basically real-life anime girls to begin with, so I really see no difference. What do you think of your bias’s 2D look?