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.