If there was an award for most male-on-male kisses in a mainstream music video, this idol group would take home first prize.
While female idol groups like AKB48 enjoy a lot of attention at home and abroad, there’s a male idol group that looks set to steal the limelight with a brand new music video that features all its members kissing each other. Over and over again.
The song, called “Shadow Kiss“, is performed by relatively new boy band MeseMoa., a nine-member group first formed in 2012 under the name Morning Musumen, so-called as they used to cover songs by the popular Japanese female idol group Morning Musume.
As the lead single from Secret, the first album released under their new moniker, a theme of shrouded secrecy runs through the new video clip, which is making news around Japan for its extraordinary number of male-on-male kisses. According to eagle-eyed viewers, there are 36 smooches in total throughout the almost four-minute clip, which averages out to one kiss every six seconds!
Take a look at the video clip below:
If you’re unable to view the video in your region, we’ll attempt to break it down for you here. The clip is set in a candlelit church, with the boys pictured dancing, singing, and kissing each other while dressed in archbishop-style capes.
Troughout the video, the boys can be seen in a number of poses usually reserved for anime and manga dedicated to boys’ love, a subgenre of male homosexual romance that’s loved by legions of female fans.
In amongst all the cheek, forehead, finger, arm and neck kisses are a number of other surprising variations designed to get viewers’ hearts racing, like this gentle foot kiss.
▼ There’s also a dreamy kabe-don wall-pound scene…
▼ And a raunchy trouser-covered thigh kiss.
With 36 kisses in total, the video for “Shadow Kiss” is already attracting a lot of attention online, as fujoshi (female fans of boy’s love), have been sharing scenes from the clip on social media.
To find out more about the male idol unit, you can visit their official website here or check them out on YouTube and Twitter. And if you’re interested in finding out more about the boy’s love phenomenon, you might want to take a look at this South Park episode, where two of their male characters get caught up in an anime-style romance of their very own!