Watarirouka Hashiritai7’s new PV isn’t lacking much

The full PV for Watarirouka Hashiritai7’s new single, Hetappi Wink, has finally been released.

Even though the PV preview for this song was pretty short, the PV preview turned out to show pretty much the entire PV. The PV is basically following the girls, mostly Mayu of course, while they film a commercial for masscara or something like that. And of course since this PV is a behind the scenes PV we get to see the girls in such exciting places as sitting at a table off set and in the makeup room. The PV follows Mayu closely as she struggles with the daunting task of winking. So this PV is filled with Mayu’s pouting face, sulking face, dissapointed face, and apathetic face. Which are probably my favorite scenes in the PV. Because she absolutely adorable at those times. The PV also consists of the other girls acing their commericals and winking about a dozen times. Which I think is hilarious, because it’s basically saying “in your face” to Mayu. The director is no doubt a sadist.
Besides all the snazzy behind the scenes shots the rest of the PV is a pretty standard close-up and dance shot idol PV. Which is fine. The behind the scenes parts are enough of a storyline to keep me interested in the PV.
Overall I actually really love this PV. The girls looks too cute for words and the PV is entertaining. And it does manage to have a a consistent storyline throughout the PV. I normally don’t really like behind the scenes PVs because they are usually all the same. But this one has a pretty fresh feel to it. I don’t think any other behind the scenes PV was filmed as behind the scenes at a commercial shoot. And if there are any, I can’t think of them off hand.

Who  doesn’t love Mayu’s awkward, innocent, unsure of herself face. It’s impossible not to!

She just makes failing miserably so adorable.

She’s looks like she’s going to cry here, it makes me want to hug her!

I have no idea what the directors are saying, so I’m just going to assume they are talking about replacing her. XD

Poor Mayu looks so defeated.

Can I just say how much I love these dresses? They are like 3 dresses rolled into one. A flamenco inspired dress on top, with a corset in the middle, and a fluffy idol skirt on the bottom.

No need to ask, Mayu’s the fairest of them all.

And the insanely simple dance moves begin.

Ok, this move is actually cute. But that’s only because it’s the epitome of idolness.

Poor huggable Mayu.

Eh, Ayaka does nothing for me. She kind of looks like a vampire. I’m not sure of any other way to explain it. XD

Natsumi on the other hand is gorgeous.

That wink! *O*

Misaki is a cutie too.

This hairstyle is perfect for Aika. It makes her look 10 times more adorable than usual.

Why do idols do this move so often?

Seriously?

Why?

Adorable. *O*

I’m not really sure why Naa-chan is making this face, but I approve. XD

Cute.

You know, holding your eye down like that would actually work. That’s how I learned to lift one eyebrow when I was like 8. XD

Take 35 she’s doing good. XD

The bright lights actually make them look awkward rather than pretty. The contrast is too high.

Adorable.

Now that’s an ameonna.

Aww.

Having a lot of friends isn’t going to make you suddenly able to wink.

I always thought Mika was pretty ugly. But she doesn’t look that bad in this movie.

Poor Mayu can’t wink when it matters.

I love how the Aki-P type guy in the back says not being able to wink is cute. XD

Of course it has to end with Mayu winking.

I love how there’s a commercial at the end like it’s a real product. Genius!

Here’s the PV. You should watch it ASAP, because it won’t be up for much longer.

Watarirouka Hashiritai7-Hetappi Wink PV preview

A morning show has featured a PV preview for Watarirouka Hashiritai’s upcoming single Hetappi Wink. Some of this clip is filled with Watarirouka Hashiritai7 talking, and all some random making of the PV footage. So, that brings the PV preview down to about 30 seconds. Which is actually perfect. Because like I’ve said before, anything more than that and it ruins the surprise.

Now since I wasn’t really too impressed with the song, I was half expected to be just as underwhelmed with the PV. Luckily, I actually really like the PV. It is a little bit only cheap and simple side, but it’s absolutely adorable. But this is Watarirouka Hashiritai7. They could be just standing there the entire PV, and I would still think it was adorable.
The main theme of this PV is behind the scenes of making a commercial. I’m not really impressed with behind the scenes PVs since they are a dime a dozen. Kitahara Sayaka’s Yappa Seishun PV just had a similar kind of PV. However, the way that they are doing the behind the scenes theme is this PV makes it interesting. And it really does work for this PV. It seems that Mayu has to wink for some product that she’s selling. But she just doesn’t seem to know how to wink. So, most of the PV so far shows Mayu trying to learn how to wink. No doubt at the very end of the full length PV she’ll wink for the first time. It’s pretty cute since the song is about winking to focus on that. But I’m not sure there are too many people in the world who can’t wink. But I do remember my friend’s British grandmother telling me it was impolite to wink in England. So, she literally couldn’t/didn’t know how to. I guess it is possible then. XD
The PV is cute but I think  the dance scenes ruin it a bit. Not because the dance is simple, because it is. But Watarirouka Hashiritai always has really simple dances. The dance set itself is what makes this PV look so cheap. The set itself is cute. A checked floor with a very Italian looking garden. With very pretty climbing roses. Which is fine and dandy looking, but only close up. When the camera zooms out and pans the entire dance set, you can see just how cheap the set is. It’s just obviously fake looking. Like you can make out where the top of the set ends. However, since the PV has a behind the scenes theme they might have actually been going for that kind of look. But I think it’s still pretty lazy on their part.

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7-Hetappi Wink preview

The radio rip for Watarirouka Hashiritai 7’s 8th single, Hetappi Wink, has been released. Can I just say that I was under the impression that the 8th single was just going to be Watarirouka Hashiritai. Boy, do I feel stupid now. XD

After hearing the song I am actually a little underwhelmed by the song. As of right now, the song doesn’t really have that wow factor. Pretty much all of Watarirouka Hashiritai’s songs have been effortlessly cute. But with this song it’s missing the immediate cute factor you get with songs like Gyu or Valentine Kiss. The song is pretty heavy and upbeat, which would usually be a big plus for me. But for some reason the music just reminds me of Shugo Chara Eggs songs. Not even because the music is similar, because it’s not. There’s just something similar about it that I can’t quite put my finger on.
I am also completely unimpressed with the singing. I know Watarirouka Hashiritai isn’t exactly known for having the best voices, but at some parts of the song the singing sounds a lot more strained than usual. And right after the chorus they repeat the word wink like 8 times, which comes off more as annoying than cute. Just the way they are saying wink sounds like they are trying to hard for it to sound cute instead of letting it naturally happen.

I’m a little sad by how lackluster the song is. Watarirouka Hashiritai is my favorite AKB48 sub-group. And I was expecting a lot more from this song. Hopefully, the song will eventually grow on me. But for now it’s not one of my favorites.

Watarirouka Hashiritai7-Mama Grazie preview

The full radio preview of Watarirouka Hashiritai7’s new song Mama, Grazie has been released. And even though the full song has been released I’m still not 100% sure if this is going to be a legit single or not. Mayu even introduced the song as a campaign song. However, I think previewing the song on the radio a week before the commercial is supposed to air probably means it is going to be an official single.

This song is a lot more laid back than Watarirouka Hashiritai’s last few singles. I was a littled dissapointed by that because I prefer their more upbeat and energetic singles to their more subdued ones. The music for this song also never changes through the whole song. It stays nearly identical in both verse and chorus. Which I find to be absolutely boring, I hate when songs hardly pick up when the chorus hits. The song itself does sound pretty cute but it’s not really that catchy in my opinion. It’s actually kind of forgetable, and sounds more like an A-side than a B-side. It might not be my favorite song by them but it is still miles better than Akkanbe Bashi. But pretty much any song they release would be better than that song.
Also, you gotta love how the Japanese pronounce the word grazie. How gurache is supposed to sound remotely like grazie is beyond me. XD

I also don’t see why they bothered to briefly add 2 more members to the group, they are hardly used at all in the song. Pretty much only the original 5 members actually get lines in this. They did the same exact thing in Valentine Kiss.

Here’s the preview. This preview is also pretty low, sorry about that.

Watarirouka Hashiritai7 to release song for Mother’s Day

AKB48 sub-group, and what was thought to have been a one shot group, Watarirouka Hashiritai7 announced that they will be releasing a new song for Mother’s Day. The song is entitled Mama, Grazie, and will be used as the commercial theme for the 7-11 Ito-Yokado’s nationwide campaign. The song will be available on Recochoku on April 27th. The short version will be released on Chaku-Uta and it will be released in full on May 4th.

I’m a little confused on this whole situation. The information I posted above points to nothing more then a song for a commercial. Along the lines of what Kis-My-Ft2 did. Last year they were in a commercial for dwango. In the commercial their song FIRE BEAT was used and was available exclusively through the dwango site. It seems to me that Watarirouka Hashiritai7 is doing the exact same thing.

But despite that, lots of fans are still saying that this song is going to be used as a legit single. So, that makes me extremely confused. Is this song going to be released as a legit single? I honestly have no idea. But it actually could. Watarirouka Hashiritai7 is a sub-group of AKB48, that alone would make the song sell fairly decently. Watarirouka Hashiritai usually sells about 50,000 copies of their singles. But their last single as Watarirouka Hashiritai7, which was also a holiday themed single, sold over twice as much. It seems like management is trying to get as much bang for their buck while they still can.

Wether this song is just a commercial theme or is going to be a legit single, is still unknown for now. But either way, I’ll keep this site updated on all the news for this song.

Watarirouka Hashiritai7 fills your sweet tooth

The PV for Watarirouka Hashiritai 7’s new single, Valentine Kiss, was just released. This si the first, and most likely only, PV with 7 members instead of 5.

After being utterly impressed with the radio rip, I’ve been really excited to see the PV. And I am happy to say that it hasn’t disappointed. The PV is really simple, but because it’s Watarirouka Hashiritai it’s really adorable. The PV itself is just the girls working in a factory making Valentine chocolates. Of course with the standard dance and close-ups. But because the song is about love there are some adorable close-ups of each member. It makes for one of the cutest idol PVs in a while.
What I am sad about is Misaki is supposed to be an amazing singer. So I watched the PV to see when she sang and she got one lines and a few on babys. So I’ll have to wait to hear her voice. XD
 
 

I’m not really sure why they need a conductor or operator.

 

Or cogs for that matter.
 

It looks so weird for them to dance in front of the cogs. Also I hate the fabric of their outfits. It’s actual costume fabric! :/
 

And it suddenly makes sense. They’re making chocolate hearts, of course. XD
 

Mayu is super adorable.
 

The dance is pretty simple and a little weird looking at points.
 

At least you know it’s made with love. That’s just a horrible pun. XD
 

I love the pink background. XD
 

I hate how they shove Mika and Misaki together because they were recently added.
 

Aika looks adorable with this hair.
 

Cute!
 

I’m not sure why people always flip out when idols eat. A lot of fans must have food fetishes. Lol.
 

Cute. But I still think Natsumi is weird looking. XD
 

Ayaka is really pretty. But her contacts give her this almost creepy look.
 

Chu~
 

Lame dance move.
 

Adorable.
 

I don’t like the whole working at the factory aspect.
 

They focus too much on the chocolate as well. :/
 

Gosh, I love Mayu.
 

I never noticed but Misaki is really pretty. However, I can’t say the same for Mika. XD
 
 

Ok, this part is actually really cute.
 

I love their decorated chocolates. Haruka’s is the prettiest though.
 

This is like the perfect ending.
 

Watarirouka Hashiritai7-Valentine Kiss preview

The radio rip for Watarirouka Hashiritai 7’s new single, Valentine Kiss, is out. Apparently it’s been out for almost a week now but I’m just hearing it now. XD The song is a cover of Kokusho Sayuri’s song. But since Akimoto Yasushi he can obviously do whatever he wants with it. Also, the radio preview is only 2/3 of the song.
I’m really happy by how the song sounds. I was afraid it was going to sound exactly like the original. The music is of course nearly the same, but it’s also it’s also updated more modern sounding. And it’s a lot cuter sounding. The song itself is absolutely adorable, and completely fits Watarirouka Hashiritiai. I don’t know how it’s possible but their singles keep getting cuter and cuter. And better and better. I look forward to their singles more than I do AKB48’s.
And I’m really surprised by how well the song is distributed. I do love Mayu buts it’s nice to hear everyone else’s voice for a change.