Passpo seem to do this better than anyone else. Random videos of the girls goofing around backstage or during rehearsal litter their official youtube channel. Like I wrote earlier, videos like these allow us fans a glipse of what the girls are like offstage, when the spotlight is not so apparent. We get a better idea about what these girls are really like, get to see some occasionally unpolished rehearsal footage, and smile because the girls are smiling with their genuine smiles.
The video I watched this morning features Matsui Mio and Makita Sako in a weird tumbling/breakdancing showdown. Of course neither of the girls are accomplished breakdancers but that is beside the point! What I have learned from these videos: Miomio is a superfreak![youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHPZHTf64xU]
Some other videos after the jump
Here’s a video of Miomio and Okunaka Makoto singing backstage. This clip should be totally unremarkable except for Makochan. Have you ever seen Makochan smile like that onstage?[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihrbxgOTxT8]
How about Miomio, Tamai Anna, Sako, Shiori Mori, and Iwamura Natsumi spinning each other around in a rolling chair? It’s much more entertaining than you might realize![youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAUlUxIORu4]
Finally, we have Anya practicing “Pretty Lie.” What I have learned- Anya is a hottie.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMGt4wNbyBM]
If you are not already a Passpo fan 1) why are you still reading? 2) you need to check them out! They have a quality product that is an easier intro for westerners than other idol groups. Comment if you would like suggestions!