Not Yet are beach bums in new PV

The PV for Not Yet’s 2nd single, Naminori Kakigoori, was finally released. And I have to say I’ve really been waiting for this PV. I have been in love with this song practically since the first time I heard it.

Since this song has a summer feel and theme to it, the PV pretty much matches the theme to a T. Most of the PV features the girls working at a beachside restaurant. With a very Hawaiian, tiki sort of theme. Which is the perfect setting. Nothing screams summer more than having a summer job, or going to one of those beachside restaurant. But I’m a little weirded out by those scenes. Because while they are waitressing the camera angles are in such a way to make it seem like the members are taking the viewers orders/serving them. I don’t even know why that just creeps me out a bit. They should save things like that for their dating sim game. XD
Of course the rest of the PV really plays up the beach setting. The members are seen running along the beach, surfing, and lounging in a hammock. And of course they have water splashed on them throughout the PV. Half because it’s a summer themed PV and half for obvious fanservice reasons.
But probably my favorite part of the entire PV are the scenes where they are performing live. I think it was an adorable idea to have they perform at they resturant work at. And you gotta love that the crowd was full of wota to clap along to the song.  Much like they had in Watarirouka Hashiritai’s Kanpeki guu no ne PV.
The only thing I think this PV is missing is bikinis. I know I always complain whenever AKB48 wears them as nothing more than fanservice. But this PV actually feels like it needs random bikini shots. It’s a summer themed PV afterall, it seems kind of empty without it.
Overall this PV is actually really well made. It looks like it cost a fairly decent amount to make. It’s a big step up from their first PV. It also kind of looks like the PV was filmed in Hawaii. But I didn’t really hear anything about that, so I’m going to assume it was just filmed in Okinawa or something. I enjoyed the PV from start to finish. There was always something different going on in each theme. There was a ton of variety to keep me engaged the whole way through. But AKB48 does have the resources to make awesome PVs.

Literally the first thing I thought when I saw this was, “why are they pouring salt into that bowl?” Obviously I then realzied I’m an idiot and it’s shaved ice. Whatever, we don’t really eat shaved ice that much in the US.

Of course no beach themed PV would be complete without running in slow motion.

I wonder if these are real fans or just random extras? Wham had members of their fanclub in their wake me up before you go-go video, so why not Not Yet? XD

Yuko and Rino look the cutest here.

More random slow motion. But this time it caught them at their worst. Lol.

Am I really making a cap to show that I like the credits? You bet I am! XD

Yuko’s a cutie.

Denied.

Rino manages to grab my attention from the background. *O*

You can clearly see the person they were serving. However, this angle still makes me feel like it supposed to show them serving me.

Adorable!

I find it hard focusing on anyone in this PV who isn’t Rino. She looks the best in this PV. Yuko’s a close second.

It’s a little unfair that only Yuko gets to surf.

I don’t get why Yui is bieng pushed so much. She falls a little flat to me.

How cute.

Lolz.

This is just so random.

Rino looks really pretty with this hair.

Cute. But Rie looks like a fish to me. XD

That’s actually really cool that their wristbands say Not Yet.

I guess Yui is a little pretty.

This is a cute ending pose.

Not Yet-Naminori Kakigori preview

With a little less than a month until the release date, Not Yet has released the radio rip for their upcoming 2nd single Naminori Kakigori. I don’t really understand why they are relasing te radio rip so early. I actually don’t really remember or pay that close attention to when radio rips are usually released. But in does seem to be obnoxiously early.

I actually like the song. It’s exactly what it promised it would be, upbeat and summery. This song is a tiny bit slower than Shuumatsu Not Yet, but hardly at all. The only real complaint I have about the song is that the singing doesn’t pick up during the chorus. I can’t stand when songs are sung in the same melody the entire song. But besides that the song sounds good. The line distribution seems fair, and the song is incredibly catchy. But my favorite part of the song is toward the end when they start singing really slow. It only lasts for a couple of seconds but I love when songs do that.

I absolutely love the the theme that Not Yet seems to be going for. Just really upbeat, happy, and danceable music. They have only released 2 singles, but they are really starting to become one of my favorite AKB48 sub-groups.

The audio for this video is extremely low. I had to turn my headphones up to 54 just to hear the song at a normal level.

Not Yet to release 2nd single

AKB48’s newest sub-group, Not Yet, announced that they will be releasing a 2nd single. The single is called Naminoi Kakigori and will be released July 6th.

I’m actually pretty surprised that Not Yet is releasing a new single so quickly. It’s only been 4 month since their last single. But since their furst single was so successful I guess they wanted to rush the second one out while there’s still buzz around them. I am pretty excited for the new single, I was absolutely in love with Shuumatsu Not Yet since the moment I first heard it. It’s one my favorite 2011 release by the 48 groups so far. Only being second to SKE48’s Banzai Venus. I’m really excited to see what type of song this will be. I’m personally hoping for another equally as energetic single.

You can of course buy this single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.

Not Yet – Naminori Kakigori [CD+DVD / Type A]


Not Yet – Naminori Kakigori [CD+DVD / Type B]


Not Yet – Naminori Kakigori [Regular Edition / Type C]

I have not yet been unimpressed with Not Yet

Even though the PV preview for Not Yet’s debut single was just released a few days ago, the PV is already out. Which is obnoxiously fast. I’ve actually been waiting for a decent quality version of the PV to be uploaded anywhere. Which it hasn’t. So, I’m left with less than perfect quality. Sorry in advance for the quality of the caps.

The PV is extremely simple. I mean this PV is exactly like the PVs H!P makes. But I hear many AKB48 fans complaining. I know that I don’t mind in the very least. You can have a low budget and still make an awesome PV. I think this PV did just that. This PV is so adorable and in such high spirits that I just love it! I just love every minute of it. The PV is vivid, super energetic, and completely engaging. Yes, it is the typical H!P close-up and dance shot format. Actually there are hardly any close-up shots. But I could honestly care less. The dance is amazing, I don’t mind watching it for nearly 5 minutes. I don’t even mind that the PV reminds me of a lot of other idol PVs.
 
 

The set is cute, but it reminds me of a lot of other idol sets.
 

The colorful blocks remind me of Buono’s Our Song PV. Keep in mind I said reminds. Because the backgrounds aren’t that similar. It’s just the first thing that popped in my head. Well actually an LM.C PV popped in my head first. But this is an idol blog, not a Jrock blog. XD
 

It also has the puffy material from Morning Musume’s Onna to Otoko Lullaby Game PV.
 

And more recently C-ute’s Kiss Me Aishiteru PV. XD
 

These outfits are a little weird, but at the same time incredibly adorable.
 

Of course the cheerleader dancers remind me of another PV too. XD
 

And that PV is Buono’s Bravo Bravo.
 
 

I can’t get over how energetic the dance is.
 

Yuko is really pretty.
 

I really need to follow AKB48 better. Since Yui was recently added I didn’t even know she was a member of AKB48. XD
 

I’m sorry but this whole body wave move is so 1980’s.
 

I never really noticed Rino before, but she’s a realy stand out. She’s gorgeous.
 

I really love this dance.
 

But sometimes it reminds me too much of Hey! Say! JUMP’s Time dance.
 

Adorable!
 

All eyes on me, in the center of the ring.
 

Super cute.
 

What’s with the Tokkaiko Junjou chest popping?
 

I really need to stop pointing out similarities. O_O
 

I think I’m in love. *O*
 
 

Not Yet-Shuumatsu Not Yet PV preview

A PV preview has just been released for AKB48 sub-group Not Yet’s debut single Shuumatsu Not Yet. Which is funny because I just said in another post how I hope they release a radio rip so I can make a post about the song. XD

When I first saw the picture of Not Yet a month ago I was expecting this awesome, gritty, rock inspired group. Instead we have this laid back and refreshing group. Which isn’t a bad thing, I was just not expecting it. The song itself isn’t really anything spectacular. It’s an ok song, with a mediocre soft beat. But I became a lot more interested in the group by watching the song performed. I thought the dance was both adorable and exciting to watch. I found the performance itself to be very entertaining. I had a goofy smile on my face throughout it. And since then I’ve been patiently waiting to see what the PV would look like.

And now, the preview is finally out. The preview is extremely short, lasting only about 30 seconds. And the entire time the PV preview consists of Not Yet dancing in 2 extremely odd outfits. The first makes them look like they are a squadron of super heroes. And the second one has like a circus theme, but looks like a standard idol concert outfit.
Despite the PV being nothing but a dance shot, I’m actually really entertained by it. It just looks so cheerful and happy. Maybe it’s the extremely bright background, or maybe it’s the adorable dance. But whatever it is, there’s something I love about this PV and group. The set of the PV reminds me of like 3 different PVs jumbled together. But that doesn’t really bother me. But for me the highlight of the preview was Yuko’s short dance solo, mostly because it reminds me of her awesome dance solo from Heavy Rotation.

All in all I am actually really looking forward to the full PV.


Here’s the PV preview.



And if you have yet to hear the song, here’s them performing half of it. The song starts at 2:07.

Also, you can buy the single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.


Not Yet – Shuumatsu Not Yet [CD+DVD / Type-A]




Not Yet – Shuumatsu Not Yet [CD+DVD / Typ-B]




Not Yet – Shuumatsu Not Yet [CD+Booklet / Type-C]