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Type in Kyary Pamyu Pamyu MVs

cw: food, meat

Mondai Girl

Mondai Gaaru 0:01
Mondai Gaaru 0:04

Right away we get an animated, heavily stylized title card.

きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
もんだいガール / Problem Girl

(0:01, 0:04)

Mondai Gaaru 0:10
Mondai Gaaru 0:12

Tabloid headline with a halftone effect. This sets up the main pun of the title:

問題ガール / mondai gaaru / problem girl
問題がある / mondai ga aru / there is a problem, or (I, you) have a problem

(0:10, 0:12)

Mondai Gaaru 1:36
Mondai Gaaru 0:57
Mondai Gaaru 2:57
Mondai Gaaru 2:10
Mondai Gaaru 3:40

The MV’s big recurring visual motif, a blocky silhouette of 問題 / problem.

(1:36, 0:57, 2:57, 2:10, 3:40)

Mondai Gaaru 3:08

When the Celebrity Kyary character starts to rebel, another line of text scrolls within the 問題.

別に / not especially (understood as the character is not interested in the press conference)

Mondai Gaaru 1:24
Mondai Gaaru 4:14
Mondai Gaaru 4:16

The bubbly Yeah! is reused a few times, but it hits with the music and it doesn’t feel like it’s overdone.

(1:24, 4:14, 4:16)

Mondai Gaaru 4:11
Mondai Gaaru 4:11



Mondai Gaaru 4:20

This blocky romaji message is shown for just a moment behind the squid.

STAFF GA OISHIKU ITADAKIMASHITA / the staff enjoyed the delicious food


Mondai Gaaru 4:32

This one isn’t Japanese. At first I thought it might be the same invented script used in “Family Party,” but they seem to be distinct.


Not Yet Finished

I definitely want to cover these, eventually:

Stylized type in the chorus
Title card and numbers
Invader Invader
Title card,
Family Party
Invented language
Isshin Doutai
Mirrored title card, newspaper
Harajuki Iyahoi