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Question to anyone who listens to J-pop-In Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's song にんじゃりばんばん、 what does the りばんばん mean- or where could it have possible came from?

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From an interview with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu:



My quick translation:

Q. First I want to ask, what does "にんじゃりばんばん" mean?
A. I also asked Mr. Nakata (Nakata Yasutaka, the person who wrote and produced the song) what it means and he said he doesn't know lol. So probably nobody knows the truth.

She goes on to say how にんじゃりばんばん sounds strange/mysterious (不思議) but cool (カッコいい).

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