A few weeks ago the full PV for NMB48’s recent single, Junjou U-19, was released.
After watching the PV I am blow away, I am just utterly impressed and amazed. This PV takes taking cheap PVs and still making them interesting to a whole new level. If you watch the PV you can tell it had a pretty small budget as the entire PV is filmed on the same set. But what this PV lacks in overall set design they make up for it tenfold with striking visuals, costumes, and the overall theme.
This PV has a very cirque du soleil/regular circus theme. In the beginning of the PV the girls are giving some sort of gymnastic powers from what looks like a clown wizard. Which I do admit is a bit weird and outlandish. But that’s pretty much my only complaint I have for the entire PV. The rest of the PV is filled with the girls doing many different types of circus and acrobatic routines. Such as aerial tissu, walking on a tightrope, and bunch of other aerial gymastics. The PV also features flips and other cute cirus performances such as rolling over giant balls and walking down invisible stairs. They even show Sayka almost being fired from a cannon. We obviously never see her actually doing it because it would be really dangerous, and apparently expensive to hire a professional to do it.
The PV from start to finish is just mesmerizing. It’s eye-catching, it’s fun, and incredibly entertaining. There is literally so much going on it’s hard to keep track off it all. There isn’t one scene (besides close-ups of course) where something exciting or interesting isn’t happening. NMB48 just set the bar pretty high. This is one of the most creative and spectacular idol PVs I’ve seen in a long time. It might even be one of the best I’ve ever seen period.
Another big plus of the PV are the costumes. There are about 8-10 different costumes. 4 group costumes and then a bunch of other costumes for each different circus performance. It’s just incredible the amount of different costumes featured in this PV. They really add another interesting element to the PV.
I absolutely love these outfits.
The wizard clown.
Apparently all he has to do it wink and you get magical powers.
I love that girl in the back, she reacts in such a cute way.
I don’t really like the set.
But I do like the dance.
These metal boxes remind me of the metal boxes Arashi used during their Scene tour.
I love aerial tissu so much.
I wish Sayaka wasn’t the only one wearing a hat. It makes the outfit to be honest.
The more I see Nana the more she looks like Nakky to me.
Human hamster wheel.
I’m Genie for you boy. Sorry, this reminds me SNSD’s Genie outfit way too much.
Of course they had too add some fanservice.
Cool dance move.
She’s pretty and I love her makeup.
She kinda had weird teeth, but she’s a cutie.
I don’t get what this group roll is all about.
Simple illusion, but still pretty cute.
I don’t really like these outfits, but I love that they say their nicknames on them.
I love these outfits.
I love everything about this outfit. The hair is just perfect.
Wow, doing a flip on a tightrope. I am completely impressed.
Flying jellyfish. That’s kinda lame.
Is that a guy?
I guess he’s a clown, wizard, and a mime.
I love how in sync they are.
Words cannot describe how much I love these outfits.
It sucks that Sayaka only lays in the cannon.