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.
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.
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.
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.