JPop Saturdays: Perfume’s “Nee”

I’ve been saving this one for Christmas time because I like the winter theme of the video. This is another JPop song by Perfume called “nee”:

Sadly, this is only the short version. The long version is available Youtube, but I try to only post the official videos by JPop and KPop groups, so this is all I had available. Anyhow, this is one of my favorite songs by Perfume and the video really shows how artistic and talented they are. I love the “three-camera angle” shots among other things.

The song’s title is “ne”, which is a particle used constantly in Japanese. Tae Kim’s site does a great explanation of what it means. Usually it goes at the end of a sentence, but it can also be used at the beginning of the sentence as done here. Here, “ne” is more like “hey” as in getting someone’s attention. The full sentence in the chorus is ne, doko ni ikou kana? (ね、どこに行こうかな?) which means “hey, I wonder where [we] should go…?”

Normally I try not to spend this much explaining the meaning, but it’s central to the song.

Anyhow, hope you enjoy and I hope this song puts you in a good Winter mood. 🙂


Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

6 thoughts on “JPop Saturdays: Perfume’s “Nee””

  1. Haha! Kitties! It’s amazing what variety these videos accomplish in a studio – with simple sets, costumes and dancing. Have you ever seen a Japanese or Korean music video shot outside?


    1. Not too often. It’s a recurring joke by Eat Your Kimchi about many KPop groups always being in small rooms.

      There are some cases where I’ve seen them filmed on location. Block B recently had one filmed in Vietnam. I was thinking of making that one a KPop Saturday’s post but have been sidetracked lately.


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