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.