Dream Morning Musume-Sexy Boy preview

We’ve been graced with another Dream Morning Musume song preview. No, it’s not the second original song, which would have made me beyond happy. This time it’s a repackaged old song. The previewed song this time is Sexy Boy.

I’m a little sad that they chose to preview Sexy Boy, mostly because it’s not really one of my favorite Morning Musume songs. I’d much rather hear new version of Daite Hold on Me, Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are, or Renai Revolution 21. You know songs I never get tired of. I also really want to hear Mikan because nearly all of the girls weren’t in that song. And also, you know I’m a sucker for Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari, so I can’t wait to hear the Dream Morning Musume version.

Of course since this is basically a cover, the song sounds exactly the same. So, there’s not much to comment of music or song wise. Well, besides how weird it is to hear the “chimata de uwasa no sexy ue ue” parts sung so deeply. XD
I’m a little sad by the line distribution. This song is pretty much the Yuko, Nacchi, and Mari show. Like half of the girls don’t even get a solo line. I’m hoping that’s because this is their song to lead, and not a glimpse of what the whole album will be like. I do wise that they weren’t the  lead singers of this song because it sounds pretty weird sung with deeper voices then the original. Koharu, Rika, Miki, and Makoto should have lead this song. And Mari too because she sounded really amazing in this.

DiVA-Tsuki no Uragawa PV preview

AKB48 subgroup DiVA, released a 30 second PV preview for their upcoming debut single Tsuki no Uragawa.

I gotta say, all around I’m a little dissapointed by this group. This group was supposed to be a vocal and dance unit, but they’ve let me down on both. They have some of the best singers in AKB48, and yet picked a song that didn’t show case their full talent. And now with the PV preview we get a preview of the dance, which isn’t all that impressive. But I should have expected that because it’s extremely hard to make an interesting dance with a slow paced song.
The whole PV preview is nothing more than dance shots and close-ups. I really hope the full PV is a little more dynamic than that. But, there is something I do like about this PV, the set. I think the set is absolutely gorgeous. I love how it has a very dark setting, with different shades of dark blue. And the hanging lights and glittery backdrop give it this dark park a night sort of feel. And of course the pond of water in front of the adds a nice effect too.

S/mileage-Koi ni Booing Buu preview

A commercial for S/mileage’s upcoming single, Koi ni Booing Buu has just been released. This is pretty much the first time us fans are getting a chance to hear the song and see the PV. We did get a short preview of the song on Bijo Gaku but it was only the buu parts so it was hardly a preview at all.

Since the commercial is only 30 seconds long we hardly get to hear the song at all. It’s basically just a snipet of the chorus. But what I can hear of the song, it sounds pretty much on par with what S/mileage always releases. The song sounds really cute, and the call outs during the chorus reminds me a lot of Suki-chan.

Even though the 30 seconds is extremely short, it does show a nice chunk of the PV. The PV looks absolutely adorable! There seems to be a lot going on and the PV itself is very vivid and colorful. It reminds me a bit of the Kirarin Revolution PVs. I kinda hate that the creepy pig from the cover is featured in the PV. But I do love that they are wearing the pig ears and snouts. The PV is pretty childish, fun, and cutesy. I like the whole direction S/mileage is going in. It’s going to be a real shock when they eventually start releasing mature songs.

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

S/mileage – Koi no Booing Buu! [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A]


S/mileage – Koi ni Booing Buu! [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B]


S/mileage – Koi ni Booing Buu! [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type C]


S/mileage – Koi ni Booing Buu! [Limited Edition / Type D]


S/mileage – Koi ni Booing Buu! [Regular Edition]


S/mileage – Koi ni Booing Buu! [Single V]

Follow me on twitter!

I’ve finally given in. After years of saying how I would never get a twitter, I finally have. Mostly because all the cool kids are doing it. Except not really. XD I actually decided to get a twitter because after seeing some blogger’s twitters it actually looks like fun.

But you know, I was surprised by who’s on twitter. Twitter is supposed to be the coolest social network site for celebrities. But I looked up like 30 American celebrities that don’t have twitters. Makes me kinda angry actually. Now I have hardly anyone to follow.

I’ve officially joined the twitter revolution. You can following me by clicking here. Of course my twitter name is AimxAim. XD Eventually I’m going to add my twitter stream to my blog, but I’m too lazy to mess with coding now.
 
So, there you have it my twitter. Follow me, tweet me, tell me how much you hate my blog, or whatever. I’m going to use my twitter to post blog updates like posts. But since this is the only twitter I have, I’m also going to post random things as well.

AKB48 announces new single and gears up for Senbatsu elections

Despite AKB48’s debut album being released in June, AKB48 just continues to pop out releases. I believe the reason for that is the expression, “strike while the irons hot.” I’m kidding of course. AKB48 has announced that they will be releasing their 21st single on May 25th. Not only that but they also announced they will be doing Senbatsu elections for their 22nd single.

Of course, since their single is being released nearly 2 months from now nothing about the single is know. But as always I’ll update as soon as the news comes out.
I’m actually really excited for the Senbatsu elections. This will mark my first election as an actual fan. I’ve seen 2 elections before, but I was a casual fan then and didn’t really even know who the girls were then. I don’t really have anything to worry about with the elections since Mayuyu was 5th last time, so obviously she’ll place again. (Let’s hope it’s higher. :P) I would like to see Sayaka make it in the A-side this time. Hopefully DiVA will help her get there.

KAT-TUN to release new single this May

Johnny’s group KAT-TUN announced they will be releasing a new single on May 18th. The single’s A-side will be entitled White and it’s B-side will be entitled Perfect. Both songs are currently being used as songs for commercials.

It’s been nearly a month since these songs were mysterious reveiled in commercials. Despite these songs being pretty much old news, I wanted to wait to make my post about them until something official was done with them. And here we go, here’s something official. XD
The previews for both songs a obnoxiously short, that there’s no reason to even make lengthy comments about them until longer previews are released. For now I’m just treating these snipets of songs as a short taste. Even though I’ve actually heard Perfect before. Mostly because Kame looks pretty perfect in the CM. Oh, bad pun alert. XD The only thing I will say about the songs is that I really wish they switched the A-side. After hearing just 15 seconds of each song, you can tell already that Perfect is a much more exciting and better sounding song. But what do I know? Obviously JE saw something better about White to make it the A-side. I’m just not sure what that could be.

Here’s the commercial featuring White:

And the commercial featuring Perfect:

Dream Morning Musume-Atto Odoroku Mirai Gayattekuru preview

With their first album, DoriMusu1, being released shortly a radio rip of one of Dream Morning Musume’s songs has just been released. The song is entitled Atto Odoroku Mirai Gayattekuru, and is an original song from the new group. It is one of two orginal songs that will be released on their debut album.

Since the announcement of Dream Morning Musume I have been waiting for original songs. I wondered what they would sound like, who would sing when, and how they would measure up to actual Morning Musume’s current songs/singles. The song is not at all what I was expecting it to sound like. To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting. Obviously a song that show cased the girl’s polished singing abilities. Music wise I think the song sounds a lot like a slightly toned down version of Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are mixed with a slightly toned down version of Narihajimeta Koi no Bell. Which, is actually a really good mixture because I really love both songs. And Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are is one of my all time favorite Morning Musume songs. I think the song sounds really nice. It’s extremely laid back and pleasant to listen to. It’s not really over the top. It’s sort of like the calmer songs Kaori and Yuko used to release.
I was a little dissapointed by the vocals, for two reaons. The first reason is a majority of the song was sung all together. Since all the older members I really wanted to have a chance to hear them as much as possible. But I shouldn’t complain about that so early on. I’m sure each member will be featured a lot more throught the album. The second complaint I have about the vocals is the solo lines. Some of the best singers in Morning Musume are in trhis group but the solo lines were so soft, and not really all the impressive vocally. I think Yuko’s, Nacchi’s,Mari’s, Miki’s, and Yossie’s solos were the best out of all of them. I love Koharu to death but her solo didn’t sound all that great. The same goes for Rika. Rika kind of sounded like a frog in her solo, and Koha was doing that screechy thing she does. But that’s to be expected because they are part of the worst singers of Morning Musume. Other than that, the rest of the solos were good. They weren’t great, they were good. I just love how the song was divided perfectly so every member got their one little solo line.

Now I’m really looking forward to hearing their second original song. And of course the rest of the album.

French Kiss to release 3rd single

 
AKB48 sub group French Kiss has just announced they will be releasing their 3rd single. The song is entitled Kakkowarui I love you and will be released on May 11th. The song will be used as the opening theme to the anime Sket Dance where Kashiwagi Yuki voice acts in.
 
Since the release is over a month away there’s not much known about the single so far. The only thing that is know is the Limited Edition Type A won’t come with a drama this time. I’ll keep updated on this single as news about it gets released.

This Momusu is for real!

After what seems like never ending teasing in the form of around 8 PV previews, we finally have the full PV for Morning Musume’s upcoming Maji Desu ka Ska single. I’m sure there are some fans who have seen this PV already, because a fan made PV mashing together all the previews clips made its way on youtube. However, I decided to wait until the official PV came out.

Since this song had A LOT of PV previews us fans have already seen a great deal, it not all, of the PV already. (I didn’t watch them on ONRYU yet, so half the PV was still a mystery to me. :P) And I understand for that reason a few fans might be bored of the PV by now, or think that it’s not fresh anymore. But I wholeheartedly disagree with that. I have been absolutely in love with this PV from the first PV preview. The PV is fun, it’s upbeat, cute, vivid, and energetic. And it means Momusu is moving in the right direction, going back to it’s energetic and slightly childish era. Sure, this PV might not be up to the over the top energy and cuteness of Koko ni Iruzee yet. But give the 9th gen a break. This is their first single. I’m sure they are leading up to it. Besides, Mr. Moonlight and Shabondama weren’t over the top energy, and look how great the singles after them were. Despite, everything fans say about the PV, I actually really love it. It’s exciting and fun from start to finish. I enjoyed every minute of the PV. My absolute favorite scenes were the ones with the Maji Desu ka Ska letters, and the walking close-ups.
 
 

  I still love the set. The Maji Desu ka Ska set. It’s simple, but still adds a fun aspect to the PV.
 

  Reina looks the absolute best in this PV. This style has always suited her.
 

  Riho’s close-up looks effortless. She did a good job of looking naturally cute and energetic.
 

  Erina on the other hand was less impressive. She looks cute enough but it seems like she didn’t really know what to do with her hands. XD
 

  Zukki probably did the best in the first round of close-ups.
 

  Mizuki came off really charming.
 

  I can’t say this enough, I love these outfits!
 

  Adorable!
 

  Sayumi showing them how it’s done. Seriously, Sayumi always has the most interesting close-ups.
 

  Ai-chan looks gorgeous.
 

  The rockette’s style kicking is still my favorite part of the dance.
 

  Zukki is so cute.
 

  There’s a smile! Eripon wants to bee seen as the most energetic member, but she is always too scared or shy to smile in pictures or on camera. It’s nice to see one now.
 

  No one can compete with Kanon’s smile. *O*
 

  I love Fuku-chan’s outfit. And adorable cap is adorable.
 
 

Cute pose.  

  I still don’t get what’s up with Reina’s hair brushing dance move. XD
 

  I still hate Aika’ outfit. :/
 

  Of course Aika had to be Hanasaka Jiisan. All the Aika haters are gonna love this. :/ Btw, I’m like 80% sure it’s Aika. 20% sure it’s Reina. They have similar noses and mouth areas. So, XD.
 

  Mecha kira kira hana sakasou! Lolz at it being sunflowers rather than actual cactus flowers.
 

  This was probably my favorite part of the PV, when the giant leaders flashed really fast during the chorus to spell Maji Desu ka Ska.
 

  I love, love, love Reina’s outift.
 

  Cheap effect, yet still really awesome.

Yan Yan JUMP second preview

During Saturday’s episode of YY Jumping there was another preview for Hey! Say! JUMP’s and Johnny’s Junior’s new show Yan Yan JUMP.

The commercial is only about 12 seconds long and is nearly identical to the first Yan Yan JUMP commercial. The only real difference is the guest for that week are different. The commercial says next week’s episode will feature Hey! Say! JUMP members Yabu Kota and Chinen Yuri. Which pretty much confirms it won’t be just Hikaru and Daiki, and instead the HSJ members will in fact be shuffled every week.

It also shows the Johnny’s Juniors guest next episode are Morimoto Shintaro and Hashimoto Ryosuke. The commercial also says that Yan Yan JUMP will begin airing April 16th.

Now, I say the next episode because YY Jumping’s last episode was the episode that was being promoted as Yan Yan JUMP’s first episode. Which is incredibly confusing and makes absolutely no sense. What would possibly be the reason to air the episode early? Not only air the episode early, but during that episode air a commercial that says Yan Yan JUMP isn’t going to premiere for over 3 weeks from now. I can’t fathom the logic behind that. XD

DiVA-Tsuki no Uragawa preview

AKB48 subgroup DiVA has released a short radio rip of their debut single Tsuki no Uragawa. The group that consists of AKB48 members Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Umeda Ayaka and Masuda Yuka, will make their official debut on April 27th.

I gotta say I didn’t make a post about DiVA earlier because I thought they were the DIVA from AKB48’s singles and thought there was no reason to make a post about it. XDWell I’m still pretty much a novice fan, so it was an honest mistake.
Since this group is being promoted as a vocal and dance unit I was expecting an incredible song. And I am honestly pretty under whelmed with what we hear of the song so far. The music of the song is pretty bland and throughtout the entire song the same beat is repeated. It doesn’t even pick up when the chorus hits. The music sounds like an insert song in an anime. There’s hardly anything special about it. I was also expecting a lot singing wise. Since it’s a vocal and dance unit I was expecting the song to have these huge high notes that show case each girl’s full range. However, that’s not the case. And the few high notes that are in the song are hit softly so you hardly notice the power in them. Sayaka has an incredible voice and it seems like in this song it was wasted.  All these girls have incredible voices actually. It’s just sad that they are capable of more and were holding back a bit.

Passport to Passpo

I’ve been trying really hard to make this blog completely about idols. But I never really have the time to learn about other idol groups, because there’s always something going on in the world of idols that I have to blog about. (Eventually I’ll know about Idoling!!! and the 48 groups beyond AKB48. Eventually. XD) But since it’s been a pretty slow news day for idols, I decided to learn about another idol group. And the idol group I picked is Passpo.



I picked Passpo for three reasons: They are relatively small with only 10 members, are fairly new having only released 4 singles and an album, and are making their major debut soon. Now, I might be an idol fan but I really only care about major idols. Indie idols are usually extremely hard to find information on. I can barely find translations for less popular idols such as Idoling!!! and Canary Club. I can imagine how hard it must be for indie groups. It also steams from me not caring about Research Students, Eggs, or Juniors before they officially debut too. It just seems pointless to learn about people who may or not do anything.


I really like Passpo’s overall theme. Being flight attendants is something completely original and unique to Passpo. Another thing I find so appealing about Passpo is that half of the members are either my age or older. And in some odd way that makes me feel a little more connected to the group. XD
After actually listening to their music I was really impressed. The songs seem to be heavier and more rock sounding than the average idol group. But of course the music does still have that sugary sweet idol feel to it. Singing wise I think the group is very talented. I actually wasn’t expecting that. However, their vocals mostly sound so strong because all of the girls are singing together. It’s like listening to AKB48 for the first time. When all the girls are singing at once it’s hard to differentiate each girl’s voice and hard to notice who’s the stand out. I’m also really looking forward to how the major debut will effect their songs. When Momoiro Clover went major their songs went from semi interesting to full blown awesome. And of course the PVs and outfits also improved.


I definitely think Passpo is worth keeping an eye on. Their major debut with Universal J is scheduled for April 6th. I don’t think the recent earthquake will have any effect on that because all the late March releases were pushed back for early April, so everything should be right on track for them. Their debut single is called Shoujo Hikou and I will most likely be making a post about it as soon as anything is released.


To get ready for their major debut here are some of my favorite Passpo songs.




Let It Go:




GPP:







Pretty Lie:

Natsu Sora Dash:

Muteki Girl: (Not the full song, sorry)

The embedding was disabled so you have to click here to watch.

Kikkawa Yuu-Kikkake wa YOU radio rip + live performance

Despite Kikkawa Yuu’s debut single Kikkake wa YOU being pushed back due to the earthquake, Kikka is pushing forward with her single’s promotions. About a week ago the full radio rip for Kikkake wa YOU was released and a few days ago Kikka performed her song live for the first time and Uta no Rakuen.

I honestly thought I would have enough time to make a post about Kikkake wa YOU’s radio rip before anything else happened with this song. But apparently not, and now this post is going to be about both. XD

Since we’ve already heard half the song when the short version of her PV was released a few weeks back, there’s not really anything going on in the radio rip that we haven’t heard before. The only actually new part of the song is toward the end Kikka sings it just a tad softer then the rest of the song. But since the song is sung relatively slow and soft to begin with it’s hardly noticeable. However, I just keep liking the song more and more each time I hear it. Kikka is absolutely incredible and I can see her surpassing ManoEri really soon.

I thought her performance on Uta no Rakuen was amazing. Kikka was absolutely charming through the whole performance. With her simple yet completely adorable dance. I was also really impressed that she sang live and sounded almost exactly like she does on the recording. It just shows how her years of Egg training has paid off. And just the fact that she’s singing live she’s that H!P is sure of Kikka and are confident with her singing. I mean, despite Berryz Koubou being around for 7 years they still lip synched Heroine ni Narou ka when they performed it on Happy Music.
I still can’t get over how much Kikka reminds me of a young Ayaya. Let’s hope that means her and ManoEri will make a duo similar to GAM one day.

Also, let me just say that I am completely confused by what to call Kikka. At first Kikka’s promo photos said Kikkawa You instead of Yuu, meaning she changed the spelling from now on. But during her performance her name is still written as Kikkawa Yuu. I’m completely confused! I guess I’ll just stick to calling her Yuu from now on. XD




Here’s the radio rip:







And here’s her live performance:

Site updates

With the recent events unfolding in Japan I took some time off from blogging in respect for Japan. But in my blog’s down time I decided to do some behind the scenes work on my blog and give it a few updates.

The first update being the navigation menu. I don’t know if anyone remembers, but the old layout of my blog had links on the top of the blog to click to home, about, and contact. But after I switched to my new layout for some reason the code didn’t take with the new layout and automatically created a links section on my side bar. Since the links section worked just as well, I didn’t really feel like messing with it at the time. Instead I always kept in mind that I needed to fix it. Of course I always put it off because I am terrible at HTML, and I have to find a premade HTML code. But it’s extremely difficult to find I premade code that is actually nice looking, and that I can easily manipulate. But I finally found one that matched my layout and was fairly easy to adjust the colors. Also, for some reason my blog’s name is written across the nabigation menu, and I ave no idea how to fix that. If anyone knows a way to get rid of that, that would be a huge help.


And of course the second update I did was add more banners. I’m like addicted to making banners. Because they are cute and set my blog apart from other blogs. With the ones I just made it now brings me up to 35 banners. You think that a lot, but I’m not where near done. I still have to make a new Momusu one featuring the 9th gen, and after I know more about a few other idol groups I want make banners for them. And I eventually wanted to make Morning Musume generation banners as well as Team banners for the 48 groups. The banners I made now were subgroups, and groups I’ve been putting off making because I don’t follow them that closely.
So here are the new banners:

Watarirouka Hashiritai


no3b

Not Yet

Mano Erina


NYC


SDN48


YuiKaori

Kanjani8



These aren’t even all the updated I have in mind. Eventually I’m also going to add twitter because a lot of other blogs have twitter. I actually already made an account but I haven’t done much else to it, so I’m not posting it yet. XD


And I also wanted to say that I have officially returned to blogging. Since a majority of bloggers have returned as well. And even Japan seems to be getting back to the swing of things with Music Station making its return. So, my next post will be my return post. 😀

Picking up the pieces

I have felt completely heartbroken by the unfolding events in Japan. It seems everyday when I wake up the news is worse. Nuclear reactors exploding, the death toll believed to be over 10,000. I even heard on the news last night that they are bumping up the earthquake from 8.9 to 9.0. Watching things like this makes me incredibly sad. Half because I love Japan and I empathise with them, and half because I can’t really help them at all. Having been interested in Japan and Japanese music for almost 7 years now, makes me more saddened by this news than the average American. Not to say Americans aren’t completely heartbroken over this, because they are, but as some one who has always kept an eye on Japan it hurts a lot more for me.

And the ironic thing is despite all of this I really want to start blogging again.Not for any selfish or malice reasons you might be thinking of. I want to blog because blogging gives me comfort. A few months back when my mom had a stroke blogging helped me feel just a tiny bit better. It gave me a sense of normality amide devistation. But how do you blog about the place that was effected for comfort? That seems like backwards logic to me. And because of that I haven’t been blogging. I had this blog give a moment of silence to Japan.

But then I wonder is it even ok to blog. With a devastating earthquake and tsunami obviously it doesn’t feel completely right to blog. When a tragedy of this caliber happens trivial things like idols hardly matter. But with that mind set, when is an ok time to blog? I don’t want to be seen as that insensitive person that starts blogging about unimportant things, when Japan is still grieving.

I don’t know, I feel completely torn. It’s just incredible to see what a huge difference a day makes. I remeber the day before the earthquake all I cared about was seeing the full PV for Maji Desu ka Ska. I was getting excited for the Super Moon and St. Patrick’s Day. I even wrote an entry about Passpo the day before the earthquake, that I was going to post the next day.

And now it doesn’t even seem right to care about these things. And if I care I’m a horrible person. Of course people have to move on eventually, and Japan isn’t even my native country. But it stll seems like it’s too soon. But I have no idea when it will no longer feel too soon. How do you measure something like that? A week, a month, a year? This whole post makes me seem selfish.

Japan hit by massive earthquake and tsunami

Today I was abruptly woken up by my mom who was talking loudly to my dad about a huge earthquake that hit Japan. At first I didn’t really care too much. Mostly, because I was woken up way too early. And since my mom isn’t the best at pronouncing Japanese I wasn’t really too aware of where it was. First she said it was Chiba. (But now I realize she was talking about the nuclear plant in fukushima) But after watching the news and seeing that it hit Sendai is a huge city and also Sendai is really close to Tokyo I was really scared. Not only for the famous people that live in and around Tokyo, but because Tokyo is Japan’s largest city and lots of people could be injured. Apparently this was the largest earthquake to hit Japan in several years. And of course the news over hear was reporting about how the tsunami waves were going to hit Hawaii and California which is also pretty scary.

The large 8.9 earthquake triggered a huge tsunami with waves that were 23 feet high. Police said 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai, the city in Miyagi prefecture, or state, closest to the epicenter. Another 151 were confirmed killed, with 547 missing. Police also said 798 people were injured. The government ordered about 3,000 residents near a nuclear power plant in the city of Onahama to move back at least two miles from the plant. The reactor was not leaking radiation but its core remained hot even after a shutdown. The plant is 170 miles northeast of Tokyo. The news has also reported that there have been around 50 aftershocks. As I’m writing this article CNN is reporting a 6.2 aftershock in Nagano!
 
On the idol front of things, it has been confired that all H!P members, NGP members and H!P Eggs are safe. All AKB48, SKE48, and SDN48 members are safe. Which is extremely good news. However, the safety of all JE members has not been confirmed. Here is what Johnny’s confirms:
 
NEWS; Yamapi, Tegoshi and Ryo are safe. (the others seems safe also, not 100% confirmed though..)

Kusano and Uchi are both also safe
Arashi; everyone are safe (though Aiba’s house have caught fire)
Kanjani8, everyone are safe
KAT-TUN; everyone are safe (not 100%) (but Ueda’s house is damaged..)
All of HSJ member safe, but Yuto is in hospital for minor injury
V6 and SMAP are all safe
NYC, M.A.D, Uesato Ryota, Fujie Kazuyori – reported safe
Ikuta Toma is safe
Kis-my-ft2 are all safe
Kinki Kids are safe
TOKIO; injuries but safe

Also, it seems Yaotome Hikaru’s house in Sendai is ruined.
And I have also heard that Inoo Kei is still unconfirmed.

Here’s some video about the quake. I had to get it from RussiaToday because they seem to be the only news that has an official youtube channel. XD This video is several hours old, so if you want updates on this I suggest you watch your local news or CNN.

SDN48-Sarang wo Kudasai

The PV for SDN48’s 2nd single Ai Juseyo was just released.

When the PV preview for this song was released, I voiced my dislike of both the song and PV. But after watching the PV the song has grown on me, the PV not so much. I understand that SDN48’s whole them and appeal is that they are an adult idol group. And even though this PV is sexy, it’s not sexy in the right way. It seems like SDN48 is trying to hard to be sexy in this PV. What made the GAGAGA PV sexy and alluring was that they only had one sexy outfit and basically 1 sexy scene. Which was sort of a tease for the fans. Which in turn made the PV effortlessly sexy. In this PV they are going out of their way too be overly sexualized, and have as much sexy scenes as possible. Which is too much. It makes the PV be in bad taste and almost too much.
Am I the only one who sees that this is supposed to emulate some wota’s rape fantasy. I don’t really approve of that. XD
Of course Japanese men wouldn’t find it as appealing if there wasn’t a least one panty shot.
The English is almost perfect. If they just rid of the second you and the word enough, it would be perfect. I wonder if it’s just in English because they know of all the foreign fans they have?
It’s totally for the foreign fans. I spot Ai Juseyo written in Japanese, Korean, English, German, French, and i think Russian.
The dance is way too simple.
What’s with the horns all of a sudden?
All these “alluring” dance moves are pretty lame.
Of course they have to have nude scenes. Granted AKB48 did these same scenes in Heavy Rotation.
I actually really like the dresses. They are sexy without being obviously sexy.
Wow, these scenes are so unnecessary.

Yet another Maji Desu ka Ska PV preview

On today’s Bijo Gaku episode they continued with the 9th gen segment and this time showed they a short making of the Maji Desu ka Ska PV as well as a minute and a half preview of the PV.

I have to say that I caved and watched the whole segment. I know when the short version of NYC’s Yume Tamago came out I make a big deal about watching it because it would ruin the PV. However, I couldn’t resist watching about Maji Desu ka Ska. Mostly because I am so in love with the song and what we have seen of the PV so far.
But I will not comment on the preview of the PV because the full PV is going to be released any day now, and it would ruin my PV post. But I will say that I am even more excited for the PV. There seem to be more elements to the PV that us fans have never seen before, and didn’t even know existed. And I would also say look out for Fuku and Zukki. They are the most energetic and interesting during the filming. I was actually surprised by how lack luster Riho and Erina were. Especially, since she said how she wanted to be the most energetic one. Come on, no one could possibly beat Kanon. Well, that aren’t so lack luster that they are boring. Riho and Erina are enjoyable to watch but they Kanon and Mizuki stand out the most.

Here’s the full 9th gen segment, for anyone who wants to watch the whole thing.

And here’s just the clip of the PV preview.

YuiKaori-Shooting Smile PV preview

Even though YuiKaori’s new single, Shooting Smile, isn’t being released for another month they’ve just released a PV preview for the song. The preview is a minute and 20 seconds long, and is more like a short version of the PV. 

I absolutely love this song and am glad that we finally get to hear more than 30 seconds of it.  The PV reminds me a lot of their PV for Heartbeat ga Tomaranai. Where it’s them dancing in a separate place, with their matching outfits, and then them running around town in their school uniforms. Granted that Heartbeat ga Tomaranai was filmed during the day, and had more of a storyline beyond that. I still think the two PVs are similar regardless. I do really like the oufits they are wearing though. Despite the fact that they are yellow, they’re cute. They actually kind of look like the Doublemint Twins in those dresses. XD
I’m a little dissapointed by the dance. Dancing is usually YuiKaori’s strong point, their dances are always incredible. But this dance is too stiff and robotic. But at the end of the preview it alludes to the PV having a robot theme, so it most likely interconnects that way. But we won’t know 100% until the full PV is out.

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

YuiKaori – Shooting Smile [w/DVD, Limited Edition]


YuiKaori – Shooting Smile [Regular Edition]

C-ute-Iza! Susume! Steady Go preview

Yet another song preview from C-ute’s upcoming album Chou WONDERFUL6 has been released. This time it’s Nakajima Saki’s center song, Iza! Susume! Steady Go.

I was a little hesitant to listen to this song because I think Saki is the worst singer in C-ute. But I was pleasenty surprised by how much I love this song. The song has fairly heavy rock beat mixed with an almost electronic beat. But what really makes this song fun to listen to is all the voices in the background. Like the “iza susume, iza susume tsuppare” and the chants on certain words instead of average haromonies. And the chorus parts that go “Wow, wow, wow happy” are also an awesome addition.
And I think this song is actually the perfect choice for Nakky because it actually compliments her voice beautifully. Her tone blends together seamlessly. And even though it’s a Saki center song you can still hear the other girls pretty evenly, while still being able to tell it’s Saki’s song. Besides Saki I think Airi, Chisato, and Maimi are completely rocking this song. Overall this is the absolute best song so far. Sorry Midnight Temptaion, you’ve been replaced. XD

High standards or fan biases: Are Morning Musume PVs really that bad?

As I’m sure most idol fans or just Hello!Project fans already know, a short PV preview was released for Morning Musume’s upcoming new single Maji Desu ka Ska. This is the second PV preview we’ve gotten and the second time the fan’s reactions have been split. Of course the reactions are split for all PVs. Opinions differ, personal preferences are taken into consideration, and quite honestly you can’t please everyone. Despite, how hard you try some fans will always be disappointed by a PV due to their own high expectations. But, when I saw the PV previews for Maji Desu ka Ska I was impressed. I was honestly impressed. The song is upbeat, the dance is simple but high energy and cute, the outfits are vibrant, vivid, and cute. But I still found that a lot of Morning Musume fans still thought the PV was terrible. Because it follows the same formula that Morning Musume PVs have followed lately.

But then I started to think, why do fans hate this formula so much? Do they not realize this is how Morning Musume has always made their PVs? If they haven’t, were they following the same group as I was? Morning Musume is my absolute favorite idol group. I follow them the closest, and I critic them the closest. When I dislike something they are doing I strongly voice my opinion about it. But it seems fans are negatively voicing their opinions just to voice their opinion. If you go back and watch all of Morning Musume’s PVs they all follow the same formula. Close-up shot, dance shot, and then random scenes of the girls when no one is singing, which is usually a mixture of close-ups or full body shots.

Morning Musume has hardly ever made a PV with an actual story line, or something else going on besides this formula. I can literally only name a handful of Morning Musume PVs that aren’t like this. And those PV are: Aruiteru, The Peace, Namida Tomaranai Houkago, Roman My Dear Boy, I Wish, Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutan-jima, Do It! Now, Mr. Moonligh ~Ai no Big Band~, and Koko ni Iruzee.

You could also argue that Egao Yes Nude, Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~, Naichau Kamo, Souda! We’re Alive, and Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan count as well. But I don’t count rolling in a bed, saying suki up-close, crying up close, jumping in heigh, or breaking fake glass as a story line.

I’m sure a lot of people reading this find that hard to believe. Since a lot of fans are waiting for them to make interesting PVs again. But all of their PVs have been the same. Even if you’re consciously unaware of that fact. But make no mistake, Morning Musume follows that formula and so do most idol groups. And when I say you might not be consciously aware of this, I mean because directors have tricks to make a seemingly boring/low budget PV look more exciting or entertaining.

Now, that might be them having their close-ups in a more exciting setting then the rest of the PV.

Showing more shots of the setting/having them look like they are doing something. That eludes to a storyline without actually establishing one.

Have more than one shot of the dance. Seeing the same dance in different outfits adds the illusion that you’re seeing something new, even though you’re not.

Have them do something more interesting during their close-ups. Just because they are spinning and not standing doesn’t make it less of just another close-up.

Have them wear more than one outfit, having another outfit makes the PV more dynamic. It also makes it look like it has a high budget and fans will often over look the lack of a storyline if there is more than one outfit.

Now, all of this might have been visually appealing and exciting but that doesn’t make it a storyline. A storyline has dialogue that lets you know what’s going on in it. Or it silently follows a storyline. Like falling in love, going to the beach, committing suicide, or just about anything really. Something that actually tells you a story while you watch it. Apparently Morning Musume fans want of all of Momusu’s PVs to be Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. But aside from AKB48, most idols aren’t making PVs like this. Name the last idol PV you actually saw that had a storyline. I mean like the ones you see in American music videos. I honestly can’t think of any. Within or outside of H!P.

Then if the storyline isn’t a problem, what is? If you take the storyline out of a PV you’re left only with the other pieces. Which are the dance shots and close-ups. Which are the PVs that JE and some 48 groups and subgroups are making, as well as lesser know idol groups. But I hardly ever see any of those fans complain. And I have to wonder if it’s because the fans like that formula, or is it that these groups are so popular and on top of their genres (male and female idols separately of course) that they have nothing to complain about? I’m going to go with the second one.

Here are some idol PVs that are the same caliber as Morning Musume’s PVs.

KAT-TUN-Ultimate Wheels

Hey! Say! JUMP-Arigatou Sekai no Doko ni itemo

SDN48-GAGAGA

Idoling!!!-Eve

Canary Club-Daisukki

Not Yet-Shuumatsu Not Yet

AKB48-Chance no Junban

And of course there are plenty more. But these are just the ones I could think of on the top of my head because they are recent.

But despite all this, it always seems like Morning Musume are judged more harshly. That Morning Musume is the only group making bad PVs. I don’t understand the bias between fans. And I don’t understand how harshly PVs are judged. I understand that sometimes a PV is so awful you have to complain. But every single Momusu PV gets judged harshly. No matter how much better it is than a previous PV or how similar other idol PVs are. It makes absolutely no sense to me. I might like H!P and JE the most but when their PVs suck I’m the first one to say it. And when their PVs don’t suck I’m there praising it. These are idol PVs, and to expect them to be a masterpiece is ridiculous.

It seems like fans are also judging Momusu too harshy is because they have been around for a long time and are dwindling a bit. And hating on them is the cool thing to do in the idol fandom. But what about Arashi? They hardly ever release interesting PVs or ones that break the standard formula. But they have been around nearly as long as Momusu and sell significantly higher than them. And yet rabid Arashi fangirls hardly complain about anything they do.

I don’t know, this is basically just a rant. And I’m sure I’ll get a lot of comments telling me I don’t know what I’m talking about. Or that they are an unbiased fan, so that in some way means all fans are unbiased. I think I might actually be one of the few truly unbiased fans out there. And I know that sounds extremely arrogant, but sometimes it does feel that way. I just really wanted to get all of this off of my chest. So, what does everyone think? Thoughts, opinions, disagreements. I’d love to hear other fan’s inputs.

Morning Musume-Maji Desu ka Ska 2nd PV preview

With it getting extremely close to the release date of Morning Musume’s new single, Maji Desu ka Ska, CDTV has released a 12 second preview of the PV. It honestly looks like CDTV is just airing the commercial of Maji Desu ka Ska, but a preview is a preview.

This PV preview is a little bit different that the preview we saw on Bijo Gaku. This one shows the dance head on. And it also shows the girls and set more clearly. We also see the 9th gen in colored boxes in the beginning, which gives up a great hint at what the close ups are going to look like. It also shows the girls jacket colors better, which still makes me wonder if these are the new official colors. I would actually be happy if they were. Most of the colors are amazing. Only Risa’s and Reina’s suck. Reina has a white or cream color. And Risa has a auburn or light brown shade. Which I hope is supposed to be burnt orange. XD
The PV does look a little low budget, which makes me sad. But the energetic song and dance brings the PV up a bit.

NYC hatch their dreams

After JE has successfully teased us with this song, having it performed live 4 times and given us 2 previews of the PV, the full PV for NYC’s Yume Tamago was released yesterday. With only 4 days until the release date I might add. Which is cutting it extremely close. Also, the PV and caps are pretty low quality, but I did not want to wait to make this post in hopes that a few days from now someone will upload a high quality version to youtube.

The PV pretty much is pretty much what we’ve already seen in the Zoom In preview. There’s only 1 extra scene that we’ve haven’t seen. The very childish dollhouse in the beginning. But the dollhouse and the various outfits fit with the lyrics of the song. Following your dreams and being whatever you want to become. So, the whole aspect of them as dolls as their dreaming of what to become makes perfect sense. A childish interpretation of the lyrics, for a childish song. But I actually don’t mind that the song and PV is for children. They are both absolutely adorable. And even though I did like Yoku Asobi Yoku Manabe more because it was the most mature sounding NYC single, this single is my second favorite. And of course my favorite part of the PV is when the dress up as different occupations. Because it’s just down right adorable.
 

The dollhouse actually makes me feel oddly nostalgic. XD
 

Ryosuke is so adorable.
 

I love Chinen’s outfit. And the thing behind him totally looks like the pringles guy!
 

I though this background was supposed to represent childrens’ drawings. But that castle was outside the window of the dollhouse, so idk. XD
 

Look at Chinen’s girl hair. Lol.
 

It’s cute that they are little teapots teacups.
 

Right here the CG looks terrible. :/
 

Is Ryosuke ever not adorable?
 

The answer is obviously no.
 

How cute.
 

The dream cloud, it must time to dress up. XD
 

Cunductor of the philharmonic ochestra, good luck with that one maestro. XD
 

Somehow, this just fits Chinen.
 

It’s annoying how NYC has to make everything about New York City in their PVs. I mean, that is obviously supposed to be the New York Yankee’s pin stripes. Yuma’s name is even written in red, white, and blue. :/
 

Adorable.
 

Chinen actually looks pretty cute as a pilot.
 

Ok, the egg is bursting with dreams. But I don’t undersatnd, why an egg? Is an egg supposed to represent a heart or something? In  Buono’s song the Egg was supposed to be in your heart, that marked you as good or bad, or something. And in Shugo Chara Egg’s song the egg in your heart was supposed to define you. But that never made sense to me either. Maybe it’s just like a saying in Japanese? I honestly have no idea though.
 

I don’t understand why Ryosuke always makes this intense face when he is singing or lip synching. XD

YY becomes Yan Yan

Johnnys Net has officially announced that this April  that Hey! Say! JUMP members Yaotome Hikaru’s and Yabu Kota’s show YY JUMPing will be replaced with a new show called Yan Yan JUMP. Yan Yan JUMP is said to be a show featuring Hey! Say! JUMP and Johnny’s Junior.

Now, even thought the commercial says it’s going to feature Hey! Say! JUMP and Johnny’s Junior doesn’t mean it’s going to feature all of them. Obviously they can’t feature all of Johnny’s Junior, there are just too many of them. I suppose they could shuffle the Juniors every week, but I doubt they would do that because that would be a lot of extra work and effort. And besides, School Kakumei and YY JUMPing pretty much use the same Juniors ever week. But what’s really important is if they are going to have all 10 HSJ members or not. A couple of weeks back Yabu mentioned that he wanted to have a show with all 10 Hey! Say! JUMP members. So, was his comment actually giving fans a hint of what to expect? I actually kind of doubt it, but I really want it to be true. I’m tired of only about 7 members of HSJ being on TV shows, while the other 3 do nothing. And I’m even more tired of those TV shows not being just one TV show. Even if the members get shuffled every week, I would love for their to be a show that is for all 10 of Hey! Say! JUMP.

However, watching the commercial makes me doubt that’s actually going to happen.

The commerical shows Hikaru, Daiki, and two ABC-Z members. One of which is Hashimoto Ryosuke, who is completely the reason my beloved Arihara Kanna had to leave C-ute to “finish her studies.”
Which makes me think that Yan Yan JUMP is going to be exactly like YY JUMPing. But instead of Hikaru and Yabu, it’s Hikaru and Daiki. Which is completely unfair, if that turns out to be what Yan Yan JUMP is like. If we were going for fair Yan Yan JUMP should consist of Yabu, Ryutaro, Keito, and Inoo. Hikaru, Chinen, and Ryosuke have School Kakumei and come April Takaki, Yuto, and Daiki will have Shounen Club. Technically Shounen Club is supposed to be Hey! Say! JUMP as hosts, but it’s totally only going to be those 3.  And some could argue that Shounen Club doesn’t count as they are only MCing and it’s not a variety show. But, whatever.

Come April JUMP fans are either going to be really happy or really dissapointed.

Embedding is disabled, so click here to watch the commercial.

AKB48’s Koko ni Ita Koto track list revealed

I posed a few weeks about AKB48’s upcoming 1st album. Well, now we have more details on the album. We have the covers, track list, and the album name. The album is entitled Koko ni Ita Koto. Since I don’t make entire post about covers I don’t have all the covers posted here. But above is my favorite cover of the album. Watanabe Mayu in a lolita dress is just pure win.

And you can check out the track list below.
1. Shoujotachi yo
2. Overtake (Team A)
3. Boku ni Dekiru koto (Team K)
4. Renai Circus (Team B)
5. Kaze no Yukue (Kuramochi, Sashihara, Takahashi, Oshima, Minegishi, Kashiwagi)
6. Wagamama Collection (Oota, Maeda Ami, Komori, Sato S, Watanabe, Matsui J)
7. Ningyo no Vacances (Takajo, Nito, Yokoyama, Kasai, Kitahara, Sato A, Masuda)
8. Kimi to Boku no Kankei (Maeda Atsuko, Itano)
9. IIKAGEN no SUSUME (Katayama, Kojima, Shinoda, Akimoto, Miyazawa, Matsui R)
10. High scool days (Team KKS)
11. Team B Oshi (Team B)
12. Chance no Junban
13. Beginner
14. Ponytail to Shushu
15. Heavy Rotation
16. Koko ni ita koto (AKB48+SKE48+SDN48+NMB48)


I’ve been wondering how they were going to do the album since they have 48 members. And I was completely expecting their solution. Most of the girls aren’t featured prominently on the album. Only about half of the girls are featured in songs that aren’t team songs. Which is a little unfair. But that’s the breaks in an idol group were popularity determines when you sing.
However, they could have fixed this a bit if the 2 Matsuis from SKE weren’t included and if the Kenkyuusei didn’t have their own song. Because honestly, I think both are a bit unnecessary.
Song wise I’m looking forward to hearing Renai Cirus the most, because the covers have a circus theme and this is the only song that has anything to do with a circus. XD I also really want to hear Koko ni Ita Kot because all the 48 groups in one song, makes me think of Hello!Project All Stars. And anything similar to that is just amazing.
I’m also looking forward to see how much this album sells. I think there’s definitely going to be some record breaking going on.

As always, you can buy the album from CDJapan by clicking the links below.

AKB48 – Koko ni Ita Koto [CD+DVD] [Limited Edition]


AKB48 – Koko ni Ita Koto [CD+DVD] [Regular Edition]

Berryz Koubou-Girls Times

A radio rip for a song off of Berryz Koubou’s 7th album, 7 Berryz Time, was released. The song is called Girls Times. And all I can say is finally. Even though Berryz Koubou’s album is being released 3 days before C-ute’s album, this is the first preview of the album we are getting. C-ute’s album has already had 3 song previews.

The song has this laid back back almost beachy feel to it. It reminds me of Madayade but 50% less upbeat. Even though the song is really mid tempo, I actually don’t find it to be boring. The way that it’s sung, and the soft bells in the background give it this adorable aspect. The bass and the shu ba do was, also give this song a 50’s feel.
I don’t think the song isn all that impressive. But I do really love it. It feels pretty much like a B-side, but I think it’s a little bit better than a B-side becuase the music is a little impressive. And of course I also love it because of how fair the line distibution is.

Morning Musume-Maji Desu ka Ska full rip and PV preview

The full radio rip for Morning Musume’s upcoming single, Maji Desu ka Ska, was just released.

Hearing the full song, just makes me love the song even more. The beat, the singing, the lyrics, theirs just absolutely nothing I don’t love about this song. I have absolutely no complaints about the song. I have been waiting an eternity for Momusu to be upbeat again, and now that they are I am completely thrilled about it.
I am also really surprised by how fair the line distribution is. I was expecting the 9th gen to only get 1 solo line. But every single Morning Musume member has 2 solo lines. Expect for Ai-chan and Reina who have 4 lines. Which is a huge step from their last single where basically only Ai, Reina, Risa, and Eri got the solo lines. It really feels like Morning Musume is going back to my favorite Morning Musume era. The era right after the 5th gen joined and right before the 7th joined. Where the songs were super upbeat and the line distribution was extremely fair.

On yesterday’s episode of Bijou Gaku, they continued their focus on the 9th gen and aired a short PV preview.

Most of the segment focused on th 9th generation learning the song, but half way through they were joined by the other Morning Musume members. And in that time we get to see nearly the entire dance. And I gotta say the dance look really amazing. The moves are simple, but the dance itself is high energy and a lot of fun. Watching the 9th gen dance Riho, Mizuki, and Erina are at an extremely high level in their dancing. They are nearly perfect. Kanon not so much. Even though she has improved so much since the auditions, her dancing is noticeably worse then the other girls. She can only kick half as high as the other members. But of course over time she will improve. Koharu went from being one of the worst dancer to one of the best, in my opinion. I am just really impressed by the dance. After the dissapointing Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game dance, I’m glad that this one is actually really cute.
It was really nice to see how the other members interact with the 9th gen. Despite Ai-chan being the leader, Risa and Aika were looking over the girls the most.
The best part of the whole dance was Aika and Kanon dancing together.

They are totally my top 2 in Morning Musume now. Mittsi has always been one of my favorites and Zuki is starting to be one of my favorites. She’s like my Koharu and LinLin replacement.

The PV preview is literally only 8 seconds long. And in that time we only see them dancing in nearly identical outfits as in the Naichau Kamo PV. And we see a close up of Erina wearing and outfit similar to the one Miyabi wore in the Maji Bomber PV. I can’t really judge the PV so quickly, but so far it does look cute.

Berryz Koubou announces 26th single

After making my post about Momusu’s new single I completely forget, that I haven’t mentioned Berryz’s new single yet. Berryz Koubou announced a few days ago that they will be releasing a new single. The song is currently untitled and will be released on May 4th. Which is only 1 month and 2 days after their last single, and only 5 days after their 7th album.

Berryz Koubou fans are getting A LOT of releasing all at one. 2 new singles, an album, and a photobook. This is either an extremely good thing or and extremely terrible thing. Well, only terrible because Berryz fans will need to sell a kidney just to buy all their releases. XD

Of course you can buy this single at CDJapan by clicking the links below.

Berryz Koubou – UNTITLED [w/ DVD + Serial Number Card, Limited Edition / Type A]


Berryz Koubou – UNTITLED [w/DVD + Serial Number Card, Limited Edition / Type B]


Berryz Koubou – UNTITLED [w/ Serial Number Card, Limited Edition / Type C]


Berryz Koubou – UNTILED [Regular Edition]

Morning Musume announces 46th single

Even though Morning Musume’s 45th single isn’t being released for another 20 days, Morning Musume has just announced their 46th single! The single is currently untitled and will be released on May 18th, just 26 days after their 45th single.
Wow, this really is too soon after their last single. But I’m not reallying complaining because I’m a huge Morning Musume fan, and the more singles the better. I just hope the quality of the song doesn’t suffer because it’s being rushed out.
Even though I am excited there has to be a reason another single is being released so quickly. Yes, it could be something mundane like giving the 9th gen much need experience in recording songs. Or having the fans get familiar with the 9th gen very quickly. Or even, so the 9th has a lot of songs to sing at their debut concert. Because we all know that since they are new, they are only going to sing backup.

But I think this new single has absolutely everything to do with Ai-chan. She’s leaving in the Fall, and she’s one of the most popular members/one of the highest money maker for the company. It seems like H!P and UFA are trying to get the most money they can out of Ai-chan’s fans before she leaves. That and Morning Musume is getting extremely close to releasing 50 singles. Which is a HUGE event for Morning Musume. And I’m willing to bet Tsunku wants Ai-chan to be a part of it. So, Momusu is most likely going to bang out 4 more singles this year. And I’m willing to bet the 50th single will be Ai’s graduation single. So, not only will Morning Musume will sell more because of the added promotion because it’s their 50th single. If Nanchatte Renai was the 40th single and had extra promo, imagine the extra promotion this one will get. But it will also sell more because it’s Ai-chan’s last single. And all the fans will miss her and want her last single to reach number 1.I mean, that is so brilliant it has to be true. Though this is just a prediction, so don’t hold me to it.

As always you can buy this single at CDJapan by clicking the links below.

Morning Musume – UNTITLED [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A]


Morning Musume – UNTITLED [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B]


Morning Musume – UNTITLED [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type C]


Morning Musume – UNTITLED [Regular Edition]

Jin’s PV feels like an eternity

The PV for Akanishi Jin’s first solo single, Eternal, has been out for a while now. And I’m sorry that it’s taken me this long to write about it.

I actually didn’t intend to wait this long to do the review. I mean, today is the release date (technically yesterday in Japan) and I never wait that long to do a PV review. And if I do, it’s probably because I’m not reviewing it. But I said in a previous post about how I want to start reviewing all the idol PVs that come out no matter what.
And that’s the problem we have here. I’m supposed to review this PV, but there’s literally nothing to review. The PV is so boring and uneventful that I am left completely uninspired and unsure of what to even say. The PV is literally nearly 6 minutes of Jin doing absolutely nothing else but standing in a white hoodie singing. And I am completely bored by the whole PV. Yes, it’s a beautiful song, but the PV takes the song down a notch a bit. Now, I’m pretty sure people are going to say, “Jin is super busy. He’s trying to have both a career in the US and Japan. It’s not his fault he doesn’t have time to make a decent PV.” And I totally accept that, that’s most likely why his PV is so boring. Even though I accept that it doesn’t mean I have to like it because I don’t. And when a PV is that long and that boring you kind of want to bash your head on your desk. I’m not exactly sure how I managed to sit through it.

This is basically what the entire PV looks like.

Of course with some dynamic close up shots.

And that one frame where he almost writes something.

But let’s also not forget the inpressive layering effects.

Ok, so maybe he does write. But come on, only one sentence. Seriously?

Oh come on, you can’t just add this at the end, as if he actually wrote all that during the PV. By the way, Jin writes like chicken-scratch. That’s in English and I can barely read it.