How VTuber Bijou Made Kuru Kuru Sparkle With Kira Kira - Dere★Project

How VTuber Bijou Made Kuru Kuru Sparkle With Kira Kira

Hey there, fellow internet explorers! I’ve got an incredibly bizarre tale to share with you today, all about the weird and wonderful world of memes. So, strap on your meme goggles because we’re about to dive headfirst into the wild sea of online culture.

Specifically, we’ll be looking at how one very random audio clip from the game Honkai Star Rail managed to spark creativity and community far outside its original context. I’m talking about the one and only Kuru Kuru meme. Strap in because the story of how this gaming line got lip-synced by high schoolers makes zero sense. But that’s why I love it.

Enter one Koseki Bijou, chaos VTuber extraordinaire, who took this peculiar meme and cranked it up to eleven. Her remix is a case study of infectious joy and taking memes past logic. So come aboard this meme train, and let’s unravel the mysteries of Kuru Kuru together!

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History Of The Meme

First off, what in the world is Kuru Kuru, and where did it come from?

Well, in the game Honkai Star Rail, there’s a character named Herta who, during her attacks, enthusiastically exclaims, “Kuru Kuru Kururin!” Now, I must admit, the English translation of “Time to twirl!” doesn’t quite capture the essence of it, does it? It’s one of those moments where you wonder who thought that was a good idea. 

But here’s where it gets interesting. Some eagle-eyed internet users have suggested that Kuru Kuru might have deeper meme roots. You see, there’s an old anime called Welcome to the NHK, and in it, a character repeatedly plays a soundtrack called “Puru Puru Pururin.”

Now, it’s a bit unclear whether Honkai Star Rail intentionally referenced this or if it’s just a hilarious coincidence, but it’s entirely possible that Kuru Kuru had meme potential long before Herta made her debut.

Now, let’s fast forward to the meme’s meteoric rise. This cute and repetitive audio clip quickly skyrocketed to meme stardom and escaped its gaming origins. Enter TikTok, where people began lip-syncing, dancing, and syncing it with various other media. In the blink of an eye, “Kururin” became a household word in Japan. 

The most random part? It blew up hugely with high school girls and teens for seemingly no reason. They were acting like Kuru Kuru was the coolest secret handshake.

Now, the phenomenon of decontextualized game sounds going viral isn’t entirely unheard of; we’ve seen it with Vocaloid songs and Nintendo music before. However, Kuru Kuru had that magical combination of catchy cuteness, instant recognizability, and remix potential that made it irresistible to the younger crowd. And that, my friends, is how Kuru Kuru went from a quirky game sound to a bona fide meme sensation that left an indelible mark in meme history.

Introducing Koseki Bijou

Bijou joined hololive’s English -Advent- gen in 2023, instantly rocking the troll game with her chaotic energy. She’s also a huge gamer, so of course, she couldn’t resist the pull of the Kuru Kuru. 

But here’s where it gets even better. Bijou didn’t just hop on the Kuru Kuru bandwagon; she strapped rockets to it and blasted off into meme stardom. You see, she had her own signature line – “Kira Kira Koseki!” And in a stroke of pure meme genius, Kira Kira Kuru Kuru was born.

In a live stream for the ages, Bijou unveiled her Kuru Kuru remix and proceeded to perform the most delightfully manic dance routine, all while embodying her VTuber character. The sheer joy she radiated was infectious, like a meme-fueled hurricane of happiness.

Here is a fan-made Kira Kira Koseki remix:

The chat was losing their collective minds. They were coming up with their own jokes, remixes, and ways to join the frenzy. Bijou orchestrated the whole thing while radiating chaotic meme energy. 

This right here is peak internet community. Someone takes a random piece of media and transforms it into an in-joke. Then personalities like Bijou come in to further mutate it and turn it into a celebration, one big party of memery. It’s beautiful, really.

The Meme’s Appeal  

Alright, let’s rewind and break down why this basic Kuru Kuru thing got so big in the first place. 

For one, it’s just catchy audio. The repetitive sounds get stuck in your brain, and the cutesy way it’s said makes it weirdly addictive to listen to. 

It also became like a secret club for anyone who recognized it. People could feel part of some bigger inside joke by referencing Kuru Kuru. For teenagers especially, these viral memes can feel like secret handshakes that connect friend groups.

And, of course, the complete randomness of it coming out of nowhere added that wacky internet mystery feel. With no context, stumbling on Kuru Kuru felt like discovering some weird hidden gem. 

Our queen Bijou then took all of that and mixed it into her nonsensical celebration. She transformed this already weird meme into a party of people just embracing the glorious pointlessness of memes. It was a magical moment of unity through the language of internet absurdity.

Wrapping Up

And there you have it — the tale of Kuru Kuru and its viral journey far beyond its original home. We may never fully understand what resonates so deeply in these memes or how they take on lives of their own. But maybe that mystery is part of the fun. 

This story exemplifies the chaotic beauty of online communities. Shared experiences of creativity and joy have power, even when they originate from silly randomness. Bijou harnessed this energy masterfully with her Kuru Kuru twist, reminding us not to take things too seriously and just embrace delightful absurdity when we find it. 

So next time you stumble upon some piece of media that seems to have broken free from context and gone full meme…don’t question it. Just appreciate the strange connections and laughter it spreads. Try making your own remix too – you never know what it might inspire.

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