~ 「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays (Volume 76) presents “Hey! We’re Getting the (AIR) Band Back Together again (。ーωー。)笑!”


Been feeling a bit down recently and so I thought what we need is a chance to laugh and so

for tonight’s Idols♥Unzipped I thought we’d do something a bit differently and

surely grungy guys can be idols too right?


..that is possible right?




it may be

the final frontier,

however man’s earliest of accolades

all go to AIR. Our essential frontier =) Seems

that man’s been forever getting his AIR on whether it be

for funny shaped animals, a ride in a gigantic balloon or by harnessing its

endless potential all for the upmost importance of bubble wrap =D. However for

the sake of joyous entertainment man has over the years figured out ingenious

ways of implementing AIR into the fine art of amplification, reverb,

natural acoustics and musical instruments dating all

the way back to the hand clap \(^o^)/ ☆~!

But what of the man whom has no money

to purchase such lavish

instruments of

mass ear





baby crying


Yamada Taro air guitar....

Not to worry as it seems that man has been indeed playing musical instruments long before they existed ^^.



Yaguchi Mari X Air Band

And surely you fondly remember Marippe & AIR BAND? That one time that AIR BAND moonlighted on that awesome single of hers!!

On side A, everyone’s favorite mini member and her pv is a fun and energetic watch as Marippe easily makes up for the video’s simplicity which utilizes several different camera angles and a simple in-studio set with various lighting effects. Simple but yes! definitely effective! However( しかし)on side B there was a most amusing and fun visual feast with AIR BAND pulling out all the stops to entertain and rock the stage like no other AIR group has perhaps ever AIRED before?!!! ( ̄▽ ̄) It’s pure insanity on stage with these guys as they’re just so sooooo funny to watch!!!!! Enthusiasm and I guess “realism” is at an all time high here with drums, guitar, keyboards, and bass all represented along with an array of gruff and very engaging vocals to boot~! (*´∀`*)♪♪

AIR BAND “Seishun Ore”

And the song♪ itself?

Grungy rock ‘n roll heaven on a bun!

Prepare to watch these guys livin’ the dream~♥ (。ーωー。) ♪ ♪!!!


Yep! he’s still getting his rock on~*!! So much intensity with just air in front of him! \(^o^)/☆

And you know you’re seriously getting your AIR on when your “keyboard” player is

showing this amount of intensity with nothing! =O?

"We are Air Band!" :PVlcsnap-125779Vlcsnap-125866Vlcsnap-125968Vlcsnap-126027Vlcsnap-126045



  AIR drums are truly amazing too!

And this guy’s singing back up at the same time!!!!


How does he manage with so much to do?!! ぇええ〜ッΣ(゜ロ゜;ノ)ノ!?


I hear air drum sets are being sold on auctions now days but they’re “disappearing”

fast so if you’re an aspiring AIR drummer time is of the essence!😛



And YES! my eyes seem to be fixated on the air drummer


He’s just soooo dreamy and you do know that secretly

it’s the air drummers who get all of the

girls! Right?! o(*´∀`)o゛~♡!!!


(sigh*….) and yet the AIR keyboardist absolutely kills me!!!


I wonder what brand he’s playing with?!! (・c_・;)?



However truth be told the AIR guitar will always remain as the grand daddy of all AIR

instruments and truly the standard amongst them!

For it was the AIR guitar which was first “built” when the AIR band boom saw

instrument-less groups sprouting up all over the world…(^q^)!

I really really hope that the person whom invented AIR patented his/her idea before the

madness hit and seemingly everyone and their grandmother was able to make AIR

instruments in their own garages with minimal materials (・д・`*)!!!


WOW! he’s hitting those AIR chords~♪ really hard!!!!!

I wonder if he’ll set “it” on fire after the show’s over?!! (・c_・;)?


I’m beginning to feel like an AIR groupie (*´艸`)、 I wonder if I need help…(^q^)!

And now….


…things start getting a bit out of hand at one point during their AIR antics. =O


Seems there’s too much AIR for one stage??

Should someone intervene??

Captain Kirk says...


However all AIRS well that ends well here =).


Well organized chaos! (゜ロ゜ノ)ノ all working in perfect harmony~ ^^!

~oh my!♥~

About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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5 Responses to ~ 「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays (Volume 76) presents “Hey! We’re Getting the (AIR) Band Back Together again (。ーωー。)笑!”

  1. philipleslie says:

    A while back you mentioned Air Band and I thought I’d not heard them, until I remembered that particular Yaguchi Mari single, which I had sitting on the shelf. They are great entertainers, and fun to listen to. Such a shame Marippe didn’t do more solo work. Funnily enough, I’ve been watching the DVD of her in Vietnam recently. I know she’s mainly just shopping and visiting a temple (and dodging the thousands of mopeds the roads are filled with), but it’s fascinating all the same.


    • Ah that’s so great you have this single!!!!!! It’s great that Marippe has gotten into radio and variety shows since graduating from H!P/Momusu and what a wonderful coincidence =) you’re watching her in Vietnam….her vibrant personality dating back to her Momusu days surely make a tour of a country with Marippe a wonderful thing. Marippe’s later single with “Straw Hat” “Kaze wo sagshite” was a fun single too as it collaborated with the anime One Piece as its main theme song back then….the whole cowboy theme of the song was so cute!


  2. phr says:

    Oh, it’s one of those fun groups😀 I wonder if they’re an actual group with anything besides this collaboration with Yaguchi, bit hard to search for them with a name like “AIR BAND”. I’d like to watch more of this. I have this “category” in my mind of fun groups that I really can’t describe as anything more than “people who seem like they’re having fun performing”, but somehow makes sense in my mind. There’s a band called UNSCANDAL that plays the theme song for the anime School Rumble together with Yui Horie:

    I never found anything from them besides this, although they do have other releases according to Wiki. Not on the Internet I guess. Oh, and there’s always good old Kishidan:

    Actually I love these clothes, just not a fan of the hair. Definitely buying if I ever go to Japan. Also, AKB members seem to like covering this song. Just in case you haven’t seen, here’s the No Sleeves version:

    There’s also a Nogizaka46 version. Takes a bit for them to get into it, but they did pretty well I think.


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