Hey! Say! JUMP’s Hitomi no Katana

The PV for Hey! Say! JUMP’S 5th single, Hitomi no Screen was released a few days ago. And all I can say it’s about time. It’s been 4 weeks since the first PV preview was released. Which seems a little unnecessary. But when you’ve been waiting a year and a half, what’s another 4 weeks?

Hitomi no Screen is following the same theme of every HSJ PV, where the video has absolutely nothing to do with the song. But this PV doesn’t even really make much sense. Hey! Say! JUMP is sword fighting a masked man for an undisclosed reason. Even though it leaves much more to be desired, it does give the PV some good scenes. The fighting scenes in general are pretty hot. What’s better than a roughed up and dirty HSJ? When it comes to this PV nothing really. Especially since the close up shots are just boring white button down shirts. But at least they’re not wearing the outfits they usually perform Hitomi no Screen in.

The outfits that make them look like professional figure skaters rather than idols. Wearing them would have ruined the video completely.
I was actually surprised by how equal the camera time was. Even though Ryosuke dominates the song he doesn’t dominate the PV. He gets exactly the same amount of camera time as everyone else. Which is awesome. I love Ryosuke and all, but he’s gets way too much attention. It’s nice to see everyone else for a change. Though the screen time is great I’m a little sad that this video doesn’t have any dancing. I guess since their last 2 PVs were so focused on dancing they wanted to do something different this time around. But still, I miss it. Granted the dancing is boarder line silly, because right now it has just enough Johnny’s cheese. I’m just used to seeing HSJ dancing in every video.
Another thing that disappoints me is there’s a lot of bad hair going on in this video.

I’m not liking Ryosuke’s hair in the close up at all.

But during the fight scenes I love his hair. For some reason the weird ponytail hairstyle they gave him doesn’t work face on.

Inoo’s hair in the close up is equally gross. Which is sad because I love Inoo.

But again it looks fine in the fight scenes. I don’t know what’s going on. They must keep filming from bad angles.

I’m not a fan of Chinen at all, but his hair is seriously ugly.

He’s still looking ugly as ever, but his hair is making it worse.

For the most part everyone else looks great. Especially Keito. Which is really surprising. Keito usually looks too much like an Alien for my taste.

But in this video he looks really sexy.

And of course Yuto is looking really great.

However, I’m not a fan of the necklace he has to wear.

Makes him look pretty gay. :/

And Takaki’s pretty much looking as womanly as ever.

Another thing I love about this video is the amount of stupid faces everyone makes. Because they have to make intense “I’m fighting someone” faces

Hikaru usually makes similar faces regardless. So this isn’t much of a change.

This is exactly a flattering picture of Yabu.

That’s better. ;]

That’s not really menacing at all.

Daiki definitely wins for most loltastic fighting pose face. XD

Chinen fails.

But Ryosuke wins.

Well almost.


New Hey! Say! JUMP single!

After 18 long months Hey! Say! JUMP finally has a new single entitled Hitomi no Screen. Which will be the theme to Ryosuke’s drama Hidarime Tantei EYE.

I’m an incredibly excited to see a new JUMP single finally. Especially because I became a JUMP fan during their single dry spell. I’m even more excited that the song is actually really good. I was actually expecting the song to be very slow and boring, much like Hidarime Tantei EYE itself. But the song has an amazing beat and chorus. And it extremely catchy like most Johnny’s songs.
But the initial excitement of a new single wear off easily when you listen to the line distribution. While Ryosuke is an amazing singer and undeniably popular I hate that he’s the only one to get solos. The group has 10 members and only one person singing is just sad. Even C-ute isn’t that bad. I understand it’s for his drama and all, but that’s really an excuse for him to monopolize the entire song. JUMP fans waited 18 months just for Yamada Ryosuke w/ J.U.M.P.
Also, I might be hearing things but it also sounds like Daiki has a solo part too. But it’s hard to tell on such a low quality recording.

And just a disclaimer, there is no official preview for Hitomo no Screen. So if you don’t like concert rips I wouldn’t suggest listening to this.

While I’m on the subject of JUMP I might as well talk about their other new song Romeo & Juliet. Which is pretty much old news to most JUMP fans. But I haven’t been able to blog in a while so I feel like bringing it up anyway.

This song is pretty forgetful. I can see myself only remembering this song when they perform it at concerts. The lyrics are mediocre at best and the beat isn’t anything special. Also the line distribution is pretty uneven. Only Ryosuke, Chinen, and Hikaru get lines. Which is unacceptable. But that doesn’t really bother me. What bothers me is Chinen leading it. I can understand Hikaru and Ryosuke because they are great singers, but Chinen is terrible. And lately it seems like he’s forcing his voice to be extra high and cute like it used to be. Which is annoying. But he should probably ask Koharu for lessons.
However, they could also be leading it because they’re the only members on School Kakumei. But we’d have to wait for a concert performance to find out.
I don’t know, I just really dislike Chinen. He looks too much like a girl and too much like a rabbit for my taste.