After releasing their first PV preview just yesterday, the full PV for NMB48’s debut single, Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo has been released.
I know I complained a lot about this PV yesterday. Well, I tend to complain a lot in generally. I’m very critical, and full of opinions, when it comes to idol music. Hence why this blog exists in the first place. But anyway, in my post about the PV preview my only really fault about it was that it wasn’t Japanese enough. Well, who ever directed this PV must be a dedicated reader of this blog, because the actual PV is everything I hoped it would be! The PV is bursting with Japanese references. Okay maybe bursting is an exaggeration, but there are quite a few. The opening of the PV starts off with one of the girls walking in front of a rice paper screen and shamisen music is playing. From then on out I knew the PV was going to have more Japanese elements. And I was pretty excited about it. However, most of the references are in the second half of the PV. Which isn’t actually that big of a deal. It would have nice to have them more spread out through the entire PV. But that’s a tiny flaw. The Japanese elements throughout are calligraphy, traditionally drinking tea, karate, using a katana, focusing on the girl’s kanzashi, wearing kimonos, and even falling cherry blossom petals.
I loved this PV from start to finish. I like how it wasn’t an average PV with just close-up shots and dance scenes because it could have been. SKE48’s and SDN48’s debut PVs were basically just that. I love that it had a clear storyline, and stuck with it. Even if it was relatively simple, and nothing more than a few random shots edited together. People might brush this PV off as being too gimmicky, or a tad underwhelming. But I actually don’t think it’s either of those. There was a perfect balance of the standard PV formula and sticking to a theme. Besides, this is idol music there’s a certain cheese factor in pretty much every release. I actually still would have liked to have seen a little more from the dance. But that’s a tiny flaw as well.
To me this embodies Japan. It has that standard Japanese art feel to it.
Cheap effect but still pretty cool.
This effect is awesome too. It takes so little to impress me. XD
This dance move is a litte awkward, and would honestly only work for Passpo.
This girl is cute. Too bad I don’t know any NMB48 members name. Expect for Nana of course.
The snake seriously? That move is so 90’s. XD
The dance is just too easy to poke fun at.
It’s a hair flip, it’s whatever.
Chris Crocker reference FTW? I’m suck a loser. XD
Nana looks really cute in this PV. However, I can’t get a good cap of her.
This is a really beautiful kimono and kanzashi.
Ok, this is an adorable dance move.
GURIIN TII no otenami wo haiken shite~ That’s Seriously the first thing I though of. XD Also, really pretty kimonos.
I’ve been paying attention to this girl throughout the PV. She’s a cutie.
At fist I thought this said love. But I realized two things. It obviously doesn’t and I can’t read Japanese. XD
She’s so pretty. *O*
Cool effect! XD
Apparently nothing’s more Japanese than skimpy outfits. Lol.
I love the falling cherry blossom petals.
It reminds me of the Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game PV.
The girl on the right is super pretty.
Vogue, strike a pose.
This angle isn’t really the most flattering. From this angle she looks like a young Kitagawa Keiko.
Am I the only one who thinks this girl looks a bit like Ogawa Saki?
Bowing was the absolute perfect way to end the PV.
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