Starting with the positives, Bunny Style manages to mesh the Jpop and Kpop sounds in a way that works. The melody and arrangement are clearly in the Japanese style, but the hook, refrain, and rap are in the Korean style. Like a typical Jpop song, it's so saccharine that it drives me fucking insane. Aside from Kara, T-ara is probably the only girl group able to adopt their style for Japan well. The other Kpop girl groups usually just translate their songs into Japanese without adapting to the style, or the style they adapt sucks so fucking much.
T-ara's Japanese has improved a lot. They're still not fluent, but they've spent several months in Japan, so it's to be expected. It helps since they're easier to understand in Bunny Style compared to their Japanese versions of their Korean songs. It's sure better than trying to listen to SNSD trying to sing in Japanese.
The MV is actually watchable. The scenes stay focused on a particular scene for more than 0.0000000000000000001 seconds. I didn't get a seizure watching this MV.
This song will attract wotas. Maybe this guy will fap to Bunny Style's PV. Who knows, but the concept of the MV is sexual in order to get wotas to watch it.
Now, time for the negatives. The song sucks ass, and the rap is awful. Japanese isn't a very good language for rapping in the first place, but a Korean idol makes it sound even worse. Good God. The only Korean that should be rapping in Japanese is this guy:
The outfits aren't revealing enough. Besides that, they're ass. None of the outfits were good, but with this concept, they could have done so much more.
They need to show more skin to get wotas to fap.
So, in the end, the song is very disappointing on a musical level, but from a business perspective, it's T-ara's strongest song to date in Japan. I just think Hwayoung showing her nipples in a bunny costume would have made this single sell over a million copies.
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