The full PV for Passpo’s newest single, Kimi wa Boku wo Suki ni Naru, was released over a month ago. And I’m finally bringing you my delayed PV review.
I’d like to think of myself as a pretty big Passpo fan. Their cute and their music is different than what a lot of other idol groups are doing. And it’s reasons like that, that Passo hasn’t really disappointed me yet. But that pretty much all changed when I watched the PV for their recent single Kimi wa Boku wo Suki ni Naru. Both the PV and the song don’t push it far enough. The song has that distinctive sound, and I see what they were trying to do, but it’s just far too slow for my taste and for Passpo’s usual standards. Passpo’s singles are usually guitar heavy rock music overflowing with energy. This song is really lacking the grit that songs like Let it Go and Shoujo Hikou have. While this song does have a clear guitar riff I kept waiting for the singing to get to be a blaring level, where it sounds like they are almost screaming because they have so much energy in their voices. Which most Passpo songs sound like. But that never happens, in fact the song gets slower towards the end of the song. Even Kiss=Suki that starts off slow gets more exciting in the chorus. The song is just really a let down for me, one of my least favorite singles by them, and maybe even song.
Now the PV is equally a let down. Passpo’s best PV to date is ViVi Natsu, so I will forever compare all of their PVs to that one. Just absolutely everything about ViVi Natsu was incredible. It was a fun and cute summer themed PV, with 3 different outfits, filmed in 4 different locations, and filmed in really beautiful natural lighting. Everything the Kimi wa Boku wo Suki ni Naru PV lacks. Well, except for the natural lighting. But 8/10 of the PV is shot indoors. This PV is shot in 3 different locations with 2 different outfits, but still I’m just not into it. I mean the PV isn’t awful. The main dance set is actually really nice and their outfits are gorgeous. But what was so great about their past PV were, no matter how bad the lighting was or how cheap the budget was, the girls always went over the top in the close-ups and PV itself. You could really see the girl’s personalities shining through. And they were fun PVs because of that. But in this PV you don’t get any clear personality and all of their close-up shots are choreographed pieces from the dance. The only time you get to see near genuine emotions on the girl’s faces are when they all find each other and hug. And by the way, they just did the same thing in the Kiss=Suki PV. So, I’m honestly over that. And not only that, what’s with only 6/9 girls being in most of those scenes? Are they trying to prepare us for when the new members come in and steal the old members popularity?
Let’s film the skyline, but then hardly shoot near there.
I really like this set, but that’s mostly because it has a pink hue to it.
Ai looks adorable.
I absolutely love this outfits.
Gorgeous. And Natsumi’s makeup looks amazing per usual.
I love Shiori to bits, but I can’t wait until she grows her hair out.
This kissing dance move is really cute.
Why does it seem like Naomi is trying to come off as sexy?
My god, Ai just looks super pretty in this PV.
You barely even noice the skyline. :/
Adorable! Makoto’s doesn’t really have the convincing fake smile down yet. But look how Shiori just glows.
I love Anna’s hair, but it doesn’t really fit with the PV. It’s too elegant.
I love how much they’re overacting.
Lolz at Makoto’s lazy kick.
Yukimi kinda fades in the background. This is literally the first time I noticed her in the PV.
Look at Sako being all super cute.
I had no idea their sashes had their nicknames written on them. That’s actually really awesome.
Cute outfits. And I love how Mio almost has bologna curls.
That’s too much Makoto. You’re looking at your friends, not a meteor hurtling towards Earth.
Still don’t get why we only see 2/3 of Passo.
Ok, here are the rest of the members. They better be running, there’s only about 30 seconds of the PV left.
I always run away from my friends. Totally.