Kyū Kyū Tama, Tama Tama Kyū Kyū
The ending sequence for the latest installment in the Super Sentai series of shows is getting quite a bit of attention online for its use of a horribly infectious song and a totally ridiculous dance.
The outer-space themed, Uchū Sentai Kyūranger (English: Space Squadron Nine Ranger) is the 41st entry in the long-running series of shows that have been adapted into the Power Rangers series in the West. After its premiere on February 12th, people in Japan took to social media to share their thoughts on this new show. Although there were plenty of comments focusing on the fact that this show features a team of nine heroes, rather than the standard five, it seems that a good portion of these comments had to do with the absurdly catchy ending song.
The new ending theme is called “Kyūtama Dancing” and is sung by Tsuyoshi Matsubara, the singer of the opening theme of the 2011 pirate themed Super Sentai show, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. Along with this song, the ending sequence also debuted an absolutely silly dance that apparently people have also really taken a liking to because there’s already a fair amount of videos on YouTube that show people doing the dance for themselves.
In the two videos below you’ll be able to listen to the song for yourself and also check out this new dance. In terms of the song, you’ll want to keep an ear out for the phrase “Kyū kyū tama, tama tama kyū kyū.” This is the part that seems to have really burrowed itself into people’s brains. This is also the part in the ending sequence that features what is perhaps the silliest part in the entire dance. If the pelvic thrust is your go-to dance move then you’ll love these videos.
An official CD release for both the opening and ending themes of Kyūranger is scheduled to be released on March 15th. However, if you’d like to watch the original ending sequence for yourself then you’ll have to tune in to TV Asahi on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. (local Japan time). An official preview for the first episode of Uchū Sentai Kyūranger can be seen below.