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Rokkugo (Japanese Version)- Super Junior T

Like I said before, I’m reviewing the Korean and Japanese versions separately since there is absolutely no shots that are common and they were filmed at different times and locations.

The song is Japanese, that’s true, but I don’t have very many Japanese music videos, and I don’t follow any groups from Japan, so I’m filing it with the Korean music videos since the group is Korean. They did no promotions for this in Japan, so that is my defense.

Also, the MV features the duo “Moe Yan”. Just FYI, that’s the girls in the red and blue suits.

Lyrics
In this version you see “65” a lot. That is because “Rokkugo” is pronounced the same as the Japanese numbers 6 and 5. There are some lines that are similar between the two songs, but for the most part it has a different feel. While the song is disjointed like the Korean Version, verses sometimes make sense, as though they were part of the same song. I liked the randomness of the Korean Version, so I think the Japanese is not as fun.
It’s irritating to go to the extent of making excuses/ steam is coming out from my head/ po po po!/ that person is going to be destroyed very soon/ drinks too, yaho yah ho ho / rokkugo, rokkugo, rokkugo/ don’t mind/ rokkugo, rokkugo, rokkugo/ don’t mind

Dancing
The choreography is very much the same. Some of the moves are different, but most of them are identical.

Story
There isn’t really a story to this MV, and it isn’t particularly interesting visually. You see a cartoon guy who is having a hard time find a fan for the 65th floor. He goes up and then the real people start dancing. At the end he is just goofing off with the other employees. It isn’t enough to call a story. Everything is set with green screen, and it is all white and red in the background, so it really isn’t that much fun to look at.

Other Interesting Things
I like the Korean version a lot better, it felt more produced and was more fun to watch.

The Japanese version of Rokkugo was filmed after Super Junior T disbanded, but the costumes for the members are similar.

I have the Japanese version with English subtitles, but it has disappeared on YouTube, sorry! I downloaded it a long time ago and didn’t realize it had been taken down.

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Rokkugo (Korean Version)- Super Junior T

This (these) is (are) the only music video(s) by Super Junior T. They were disbanded after one mini-album and replaced with Super Junior H, but this song is still performed at every Super Junior concert, as by itself it reached high popularity.

I’m reviewing the Japanese and Korean version separately, since they have absolutely none of the same shots.

Lyrics:
How do you even review the lyrics??? The song title is the Korean word for “Backwards” written backwards. The entire point of the song is that nothing makes sense. No two phrases go the same direction, and that is how the song is supposed to go. It is the kind of song that makes you wonder what the lyricist was on, but not in a bad way, it’s still a fun song!
A bars beer keg/ gives enough Rice Wine/ it’s all telepathy/ kiss, kiss, kiss!/ Ah I like it, I like it!/ the watermelon claps/ lets sing it again/ Rokkugo, Rokkugo,Rokkugo/ say it faster/ Rokkugo, Rokkugo, Rokkugo/ say it faster

Dance
The dance is as disjointed as the song, but ti works. It’s bouncy and silly.

Story
There isn’t exactly a story to this MV. There are background images, that is totally true, but none of the mini-videos are connected. In the first one man is picking up a girl and they drive off together, in the second a teacher and student are arguing violently and end with wrestling, and in the third a girl is playing a whack-a-mole kind of game with the members as the moles.

Other Interesting Things
In the first video when the leader Leeteuk is picking up a girl the other members are pretending to be staff on a filming set. The “girl” is member Heechul is drag.

Some of you may recognize the girl playing whack-a-mole. She is the well-known DJ/News Anchor for Arirang, a global radio and television network (who also upload everything on YouTube).

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