2017 Hello! Project Review: Kobushi Factory

A lot was going on last year with several graduations and member rotations and additions. However, it was a pretty good year for Hello! Project music. A lot of great singles and music videos were released. Join me as I look back on 2017 and rank my top three favourite songsmusic videos and single outfits from each group.

The sixth featured group is Kobushi Factory. Check out my previous rankings for C-ute, Morning Musume ’17, ANGERME, Juice=Juice, and Country Girls as well!


  1. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa

It was an unfortunate year for Kobushi Factory. They only released one single, which, unfortunately, was my least favourite single from them. I do like “Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa” because of its high-energy. It is a nice song to listen to while getting your day started.

  1. Eejanai ka Ninja nai ka

This is the theme song for the “JK Ninja Girls” film which starred Kobushi Factory. It is a quirky song, but I do not really like it.


  1. Eejanai ka Ninja nai ka

Despite not liking the song, the music video was fun to look at. There were many references and scenes from the movie.

  1. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa

This video was opposite to “Eejanai ka Ninja nai ka It was simple with scenes from a live performance and dance practices. It did not really keep me interested.


  1. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa

I do not have much to say about the choreography for any of these songs. The one part of “Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa’s” choreography that I like is at the beginning when they successively put up their hands and swing their arms in a circle.

  1. Eejanai ka Ninja nai ka

The only part of the choreography for “Eejanai ka Ninja nai ka”  that I like is the where they incorporated martial arts movements into the dance.


  1. Eejanai ka Ninja nai ka

The outfit for this song is a cross between ninja and warrior wear. It was ninja meets Xena meets Wonder Woman. I liked them.

  1. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa

The clothing for this song was simple black and white dresses with a white jacket overlaying them. This costume design has become a staple in Hello! Project fashion and has quickly become boring.

Next time, I will review my Tsubaki Factory favourites!

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