"Love Live!" Takahiko Kyogoku Joins TWICE's New Music Video as Animation Director

Nine-member group's 2nd single in Japan, "Candy Pop" will be released on February 7

South Korean girl pop group TWICE has released a full version music video for their new single "Candy Pop" on their official Japanese YouTube channel. In addition to live-action part featuring the member themselves, the four-minute clip also includes anime footage directed by Takahiko Kyogoku, best known for his works for the Pretty Rhythm and Love Live! idol anime franchise.


He said on his Twitter, "I directed the animation part of TWICE's new song 'Candy Pop.' The work with the Korean team was very exciting. Please watch it."


TWICE consisits of nine-members from three countries in Asia: Korea (Im Na-Yeon, Yoo Jeong-Yeon,

Park Ji-Hyo, Kim Da-Hyun, Son Chae-Young), Japan (Momo Hirai, Sana Minatozaki, Mina Myoi), and

Taiwan (Chou Tzu-Yu). They made their debut in October 2015 and performed at the 68th NHK Kohaku

Uta Gassen on December 31, 2017, as the first K-pop artist in six years. "Candy Pop" will be released

on February 7, as their 2nd single in Japan following the smash hit "One More Time" in October 2017.


"Candy Pop" MV


First press limited edition A


First press limited edition B


Regular edition



Source: TWICE Official Japanese site


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