Wrapped up in SKE48’s new PV

The full PV for SKE48’s new single, Pareo wa Emerald, has been released. My PV rewview of this PV is just a tad late. But it has been extremely hot lately, so I’ve had to put blogging on hold for a bit.

I was pretty enamored with the PV preview when I first saw it. I was nearly half of the PV, so I thought there was going to be a good chance that I would like the PV. But after seeing the whole PV I’m kinda indifferent to it. While I do like the first hald because there is a lot going on. Dancing on the beach, watching a basketball game, an Alice Cooper-esque School’s Out mad rush out of the school, rowing, and other summery activities. While that is fine and dandy, and even down right adorable, the rest of the PV lacks the same pizzazz.  A good chunk of the rest of the PV is nothing more than cliff diving. Which was a cool element to the PV the first time, but the 8th jump just wasn’t as exciting. I also realize the diving is just an excuse to wear bikinis. Well, more bikinis then they are already wearing. But as a female fan, this doesn’t really do any thing for me. And instead I find it kind of boring. And there’s also this odd side story where Rena watches everyone happily cliff diving in sadness. I guess it’s supposed to mean she’s afraid to jump off the cliff. But have no fear, just like every other cliché, Rena pulls through and eventually jumps. But in her dress, so no shamless Rena bikini shot for you.

chool’s out! Ok, maybe this isn’t exactly a mad rush. But it’s close enough.

And then practically out of nowhere, there’s just intense arm flailing. Which is supposed to pass as dancing

Not even 30 seconds in and Jurina is creeping me out already. XD

I love their uniforms.

Random butt shaking dance move.

This girl is cute. Too bad I don’t know SKE48’s member’s names. There was a time when I did my friend. However, they were all puhsed out of my head when I remembered Passpo’s and SUPER GiRL’s names. XD

Seriously? A peek-a-boo dance move.

I find it a little sexist and stereotypical that they are cheering on the sidelines for “cute guys” rather than playing a game themselves.

This girl is pretty cute too.

Creepy smile!

Let the excessive bikini shots begin.

I guess everyone wearing the boy short bikinis are the young members. However, they kind of look like actual shorts. XD

I’ve been noticing purple bikini the whole PV. She’s the prettiest member of SKE48.

Overly excited, it looks too fake.

Ok, waving is officially the worst move I’ve ever seen in an idol dance.

The girl on the far right reminds me of Okai Chisato for some reason. XD

Why are so many idol PVs shot in America?

Um..what?

Ok, this is actually cute.

My god, she has old face. O_O

I love this bikini. XD

This girl is super cute. *O*

Rena is always watching.

This gave me wicked flashbacks.

To Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou.

And of course Everyday Kachuusha.

So much fanservice in one frame. XD

Hey would you look at that, it really was shorts. XD

SKE48-Pareo wa Emerald PV preview

The official SKE48 youtube channel uploaded a short version of the PV to their upcoming 6th single, Pareo wa Emerald. The PV preview is 1 minute and 38 seconds, so we get to see about 1/3 of the PV. I actually hate when PV previews are this long. Maybe I’m alone on this, but I actually think anything more than 30 seconds ruins the surprise of the PV.

Since this single is being released in the summer and a pareo is a wraparound skirt that’s usually worn over a bathing suit. I think it was pretty obvious that this PV was going to feature SKE48 wearing bikinis. Most of the girls are wearing bikini tops and pareos, but some of the girls are wearing pareo tops and shorts. And since Matsui Jurina is one of them, I’m guessing it’s because only the young girls are being covered up. Which makes no sense because at the end of the preview it shows the members in full bikinis jumping in the ocean. It even seems like Jurina might also be wearing a full bikini too. Selective censorship for the win, I guess? XD

The PV is a little different than I expected it. I thought it was going to be very similar to Ponytail to Shushu, where the whole PV was basically dancing on the beach and close-ups. But I’m glad that this PV has more to offer than just dancing on the beach. To keep up with the 48 groups school girl theme, the rest of the PV is either filmed in a school or doing school activites. Such as watching male classmates play basketball and being part of the rowing team. However, since they are all running out of the school in the beginning, I think this is supposed to be what they are doing with their summer break. Which actually adds even more the the summer theme.

I absolutely adore the song and the PV seems really cute and summery. So, I’m happy all around.

SKE48-Pareo wa Emerald preview

So, I haven’t really been keeping up with SKE48 despite me saying how I was going to over a month ago. Apparently SKE48 is going to release their 6th single, Pareo wa Emerald, on July 27th. But that was announced in May, so I’m sure most people have heard about it already. SKE48 preformed this song recently during one of their stages. (I think that’s were this clip is from, I’m 100% sure.)

As soon as the song started and it was just as a heavy dance track as Banzi Venus and 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku I was in love. It actually is different fromthose songs, because they were a little more electronic sounding. While this song is a little bit more laid back. It sounds like amped up version of Gome ne Summer.
Maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but I absolutely love every song that is basically a walking idol cliche. So if a song has heavy music and is insanely upbeat chances are I’m going to like it. I mean, it’s songs like this that make me want to get into SKE48 to begin with. The song might be a little boring for people, because it’s sung nearly the same way throughout the song. And honestly that’s the only draw back that this song has. But the song and dance have such high energy that I absolutely love the song.

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


SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald [CD+DVD / Type A / Jacket A]


SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald [CD+DVD / Type B / Jacket B]


SKE48 – Pareo wa Emerald [CD+DVD / Type C / Jacket C]