AKB48-Beginner PV preview

A 30 second commercial for AKB48’s 18th single beginner was just released. Giving us a nice preview of the PV. But this isn’t really the first preview for the PV we’re getting. About a week or more ago extremely low quality PV previews were floating around the net. But I decided to wait until more high quality previews to come out before making this post.

After watching the commercial I gotta say I am less then impressed. Which makes me sad for 2 reasons. 1. After reading the translated lyrics to the song I just started to really like the song. 2. After losing the jankan tournament this is the last AKB48 PV that Mayu will be in. Of course until the next senbatsu election or jankan election. And of course she’ll be in the Under Girls PV, but I never pay attention to them. Which is a bad habit I should eventually get out of.

I’m not into the overall plugged in video game/futuristic/matrix theme going on. Mixed with the random killing shots. The PV reminds me of Michael and Janet Jacksons’ Scream video, and Koda Kumi and Misonos’ It’s All Love PV. I also really hate the amount of latex they are wearing.
I don’t know as of yet, I’m really not feeling the overall PV. But as always I’ll have a more in dept review of the PV once it’s released.


AKB48’s Beginner preview

AKB48’s 18th single, Beginner, will be released on October 27th. With a little over a month until the release date we of course now have a preview of the song. But the quality is less than prefect. I’m not exactly sure where the rip came from, but it’s obviously not a radio rip.

After listening to the preview I am extremely surprised, and not in a good way. Compared to the singles AKB48 usually releases the music and song sounds completely bland. There’s not really anything about it that draws you in. To me it sounds like a song that Kitade Nana would release. And it is the tiniest bit reminiscent of Arashi’s Monster. It seems like AKB48 was trying to do a rock type song. But it turned out to be too dark and too serious. They should have mixed rock and cute, like Buono and Moon Kana do. Personally I would have liked the song better if they did. And I was completely thrown off by the random screams in the middle. AKB48 seems so out of place trying to do something more serious and aggressive. But I’m sure this single will still sell like 600,000 copies just because they are AKB48. But in all honesty if Morning Musume was doing a single like this I could see Morning Musume fans, and AKB48 fans that hate Morning Musume, complaining about it.