Filled with ecstasy over S/mileage

The full PV for S/mileage’s upcoming single, Uchouten Love, was just uploaded tot heir official youtube channel.

When I first saw the previews for the Uchouten Love PV I wasn’t all that impressed with the PV. And after seeing the full PV I’m still not 100% impressed wit the PV. Mostly because the PV is one the cheap side. Which is pretty unlike S/mileage. S/mileage has always been pretty interesting PVs that appear to be a high budget. They’ve only released like 3 that weren’t. So, of course it’s a bit of surprise that this PV is below average, and under the bar that has been set for S/mileage PVs. The PV is basically exactly like the 30 second commercial showed. If you watched the commerical it’s the same feel as watching the PV. This PV is mostly just dance shots and close-ups. Which is little boring. Their Koi ni Booing Boo had that same formula, but they still managed to jazz it up and actually make it interesting to watch.
I am happy that there is another element to the PV that I wasn’t expecting. Besides, the standard dance scene and close-ups the PV also has the girls in a school setting wearing school uniforms. Which could be awesome, but is only half way their. Perhaps if the school setting consisted of more than just 4 desks I would be more excited about it. aMa no Jaku was an indie PV and that was actually filmed in a school. It reminds me a lot of the Otona Narutte Muzukashii where there are just 4 rand desks. A lot of the PV reminds me of the Otona Narutte Muzukashii PV. The group close-ups in both PVs are nearly identical. I guess it’s hard to come up with a theme for a PV. But if you’re going to steal an element from a PV, what’s the point of stealing that element from yourself?
The only redeeming aspect of this PV is the girls themselves. They look gorgeous. And they remain adorable and incredibly sweet throughout the PV.

Even though most of my comments for the PV were pretty harsh, I do like the PV though. I find it incredibly adorable. Do I think it’s the greatest music video I’ve ever seen? Of course not. Is it even the best idol PV I’ve ever seen? Of course not. Does that really matter? It honestly doesn’t. Idol PVs are 7 times out of 10 times cheap and disapointing. Maybe other people will think PVs are better than I do. But I have pretty high standards. Maybe even ridiculously high standards. Over the years of being an idol fan I’ve been learning to just accept this as a fact, and a part of idol culture. Usually during PVs I tend to just focus on the idols themselves. But even though I focus more of the idols then the PV, that’s not going to really stop me from judging the PVs as harshly as I see fit. Afterall, I do still have high standards. And I do still hold out for the few PVs that are both entertaining, and the idols look good. Which are actually pretty hard to find. Well, they are for me anyway.

Saki looks super adorable.

It’s cute that there are hearts in their eyes.

But it reminds me too much of the Renai Rider PV.

The set is cute, but it reminds me too much of the Aisu Kuriimu to My Purin set.

It’s not 100% the same. But it’s pretty similar.

Of course this is very similar to the Otona ni Narutte Muzukashii PV.

Granted the Uchouten Love PV’s effects are much better and have a wider variety.

I still can’t get over how good Saki looks. *O*

When Yuuka first cut her hair short I completely hated it. I didn’t think it suited her at all. But with this style I think it completely suits her.

Cheapest school setting ever!

Kanon is so cute.

Hey macarena Aha!

Adorable.

Ok, this is pretty cute too.

Why does Ayaka’s book have to be upside down? I don’t really find stupidity adorable.

I didn’t think it was cute with Momoko either.

Kanon being her cute self. Ayaka’s face next to her is priceless.

Saki just looks beyond adorable in this PV.

Chu.

Cute.

How is this not like Ai no Dangan?

It’s exactly the same.

All these balloons are starting to remind me of the Chu Shiyouze PV.

There were way were way more balloons in the Chu Shiyouze PV tough.

Adorable.

Lolz.

Saisho wa guu, Janken Pon!

Cool effect, but it’s been done before.

Of course if you copy off of my beloved Koharu I’m going to remember.

Cute.

Saki! *O*

Um…what? Are they seriously doing the wave but just sideways?

S/mileage-Uchouten Love PV preview

A PV preview for S/mileage’s upcoming single Uchouten Love has been released. As well as a low qulaity preview of the full version via S/mileage’s USTREAM show.
I will only be commenting on the 30 second commercial, because I want to wait for a high quality version of the PV before I watch it.

I’m a little dissapointed by how cheap and low budget the PV looks. S/mileage’s PVs have always been low budget, but I think this is their cheapest PV yet. They are pretty much dancing on a small stage with the words Love behind them in giant letters, which is pretty boring. And the set itself reminds me a lot of V-U-DEN’s Aisu Kuriimu to my Purin set. They are both pretty small sets, with floor level lights in front of a curtain. And the group close-ups remind me way too much of the group close-ups in their Otona ni Narutte Muzukashii PV. I’m also not the biggest fan of the dance. Since the song sounds a lot like eurobeat I was expecting a para para influenced dance. However, that’s not the case. Instead we have a pretty below average idol dance.
The only aspect of the PV i don’t have complaints about are the girls themselves. They look completely adorabel. Especially Saki and Yuuka. I think Saki looks the best yet again in this PV. You know, I used to really dislike Saki. Now anymore she’s the member I notice first. She has just been looking super adorable and pretty lately. I also love in this PV that there are still some goofy moments that make S/mileage, S/mileage. The weird ways they approach the mic, and the randomly playing with balloons. It’s utterly adorable.

Here’s the CM PV preview.

And here’s the USTREAM preview.

S/mileage-Uchouten Love concert preview

The concert rip for S/mileage’s upcoming 6th single Uchouten Love, has been out for a few days now. And I really wanted to wait until the radio rip came out before I commented on the song. But since the single is coming out August 3rd we probably won’t hear the radio rip for another month.

Aother reason I wanted to wait is because concert rips are usually really bad quality, or they distort the actual music too much. However, the concert rip for this song is actually not that bad. It’s a lot clearer than other rips I have heard before. So, we get to hear the song at probably about 80% or 90% accuracy.
I really like what I hear of the song so far. The music has a very techno, eurobeat sound to it. It reminds me a bit of their major debut single Yume Miru 15sai. Which is always a good thing because that is one of my favorite songs by S/mileage. The song and music is also a little reminiscent to something that Hinoi Team would have released. And I’ve expressed my love for them more than once in my blog.
The song is also a big step away from their last single that was childish and super cutesey. The song is a little more mature sounding while still holding the upbeat, fun, and playful image that S/mileage has. The song is pretty different than anything S/mileage has done before. But that’s what I love about S/mileage. None of their singles sound exactly the same, and you never really know what kind of song you are going to get from them.
The song also has pretty fair line distribution, which is always a plus. But S/mileage is always fair line wise. But who knows if that will continue to happen after this single. Maybe the new member(s) will grab the other members lines.

As always, you can purchase this single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.

S/mileage – Uchouten Love [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A]

S/mileage – Uchouten Love [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B]


S/mileage – Uchouten Love [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type C]


S/mileage – Uchouten Love [Limited Edition / Type D]


S/mileage – Uchouten Love [Regular Edition]


S/mileage – Uchouten Love [Single V]