Momusu finally makes an interesting dance shot

Some one out there in H!P must have been listening to me, because Morning Musume released a green dance version for Kimagure Princess. And I gotta say, I’m completely in love with it. The members switching/mashed up dance sequences were probably my favorite part of the entire Kimagure Princess PV. I’m so impressed by this edit that if they decided to pull a Resonant Blue, and just released this as the official version I’d be happy.

It really does take very little to impress me. But come on, can anyone really argue that this isn’t the most creative dance shot Morning Musume has ever had? I hardly ever watch H!P dance shot versions because much like the regular Kimagure Princess dance shot version, they’re boring. There’s never much reason to watch dance shots anyway. Unless you want to seriously learn the dance, or the dance is spectacular. And since neither is true in my case, Kimagure’s green dance version is probably the first H!P dance shot I’ve watched from beginning to end. There’s finally something going on to keep my attention on a dance shot for more than minute and a half.

It might seem pointless to go on this much about a dance shot, but tell me this isn’t full of win.

Morning Musume’s Tsumaranai Princess

As most of you already know by now Morning Musume’s Kimagure Princess PV was released. So, my PV review of this is late. But not really by that much, it’s more fashionably late. XD

Anyway, if I haven’t made it clear before I absolutely adore this song. It’s cute, it’s danceable, and it sounds like they had another drink helium to see who gets to be the new character on Kirarin Revolution contest. The squeaky auto tuned vocals, made me expect an equally amazing PV. But it seems everything I feared from the 10 second preview was true.

I wish Morning Musume would stop with the close up and dance format. I like a PV that actually has something going on. H!P really needs to wake up. They must think this format is working. That’s the only explanation for the repeats.

And most of all the song is called Kimagure Princess and it’s filmed in a castle. But, they didn’t even utilize the setting they were in! V-U-DEN’s Kacchoii Ze Japan PV was filmed in a castle, the song had nothing to do with princesses, but V-U-DEN actually made a decent PV. Let’s look at where Kimagure Princess went wrong.

Kacchoii Ze Japan had a castle setting.

Kimagure Princess had a castle setting.

Kacchoii Ze Japan filmed scenes off of a balcony.

Kimagure Princess has a fence. Well that’s much better,

Kaccohii Ze Japan used the giant castle doors.

Kimagure Princess has a black floral wall. How awesome
would it have been to end Kimagure Princess by
walking out of the doors or something?

Kachoii Ze Japan even had a better dance floor!

Kimagure Princess’s is lame in comparison.

But don’t get me wrong there were still a few aspects of the PV I liked. There weren’t that many but, there were still a few good parts.

I love the wannabe Balalaika Russian dance.

Is there anyone out there that didn’t appreciate the random
butt grab?

There’s a lot of mixed feelings on the fire scenes.
But I personally think they’re epic. They’re the most
unique part of the video.

Sayumi always has been great at beckoning gestures.

I also think the dance changing scenes are pretty cooling
looking too.

God, I’m gonna miss Koharu!

However the real star of this PV is LinLin.





Morning Musume can’t catch a break

CDTV releases a short preview of Morning Musume’s Kimagure Princess PV. It’s only about 10 seconds, but it’s still disappointing.

I was expecting a lot from this video. The song is arranged by Dance*Man, it’s cute and squeaky instead of soft and sorrowful. And yet none of that could help it get a good PV. I guess it was just doomed from the beginning.

Slap some black dresses on them and it’s Nancahtte Renai. Everything about this makes it look like Nanchatte Renai part 2. The similar dance room. Almost identical close up shots. But instead of plain concrete walls they switched it up with some floral patterned ones. They’re filming it in a building that looks like a castle, you’d think they would play off that more since it fits with the song. But apparently not. I guess all of H!P’s good directors work exclusively for Buono.

I know it’s only 10 seconds of the PV, but I kind of doubt they’re keeping all the really spectacular PV scenes hidden until the video is realesed.

Morning Musume’s Kimagure Princess preview

The preview for Morning Musume’s 41st single, Kimagure Princess was released. And I’m really surprised by how much I like it. It’s completely different from Nanchatte Renai. They should have had Dance*Man make music for them again a lot sooner than this. I was really getting tired of all their sad and slow paced songs lately. Let’s hope they continue to release upbeat songs like this.

I especially like the beginning of the songs. It sounds really energetic. I’m not really sure who is singing that part though. I know it’s definitely Eri. But I’m not sure of the rest. It might be Sayumi thrown in there. I’ll have to wait for the PV to find out though.
As much as I like the song the line distribution is the same as usual. Only Ai, Risa, Reina, and Eri get solo lines. But I am happy that Eri gets to sing a lot in this song. Her voice sounds really great in it. Nanchatte Renai had decent line distribution so I was hoping for something better in this song. If they combined Nanchatte Renai’s line distribution and Kimagure Princess’s music the song would be instant win for me.