NMB48 was featured on a morning show recently to promote their debut sing, Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo. And during their breif segment they previewed about a minute of the song. Which is the first time fans get to hear it.
I have to say the song is completely different than the type of song I was expecting. I was expecting something similar to enka. But this song isn’t even remotely close to enka. Which is actually a relief. The song itself is extremely laid back. The song has a very soft and soothing feel to it. Which makes it very pleasant to listen to, but doesn’t really work as a debut song. You’d figure that since this is their debut single, that they would have a very elaborate song to draw attention and new fans to them. SKE48’s and SDN48’s debut singles both were attention grabbing. Tsuyokimono yo with it’s heavy anime sounding instrumental, and GAGAGA with it’s unique club sounding music. But I think ABK48 did the same thing. I always thought Aitakatta would have made a better first single, and for a while I actually thought it was their first single. Back when I was a bigger AKB48 noob then I am now. XD After a couple listens I am starting to find the song enjoyable and likeable, but I still think it’s pretty lack luster for a debut single. Perhaps NMB48 will win me over with the PV.
With a little over a month until the release date of Momoiro Clover’s first single as a 5 member group we finally have a preview of the PV to Z Densetsu ~Owarinaki Kakumei~. The preview is 2 and a half minutes, and is more like a short version of the PV rather than a PV preview.
And I have to say just from seeing the PV preview I am in love with the PV. It is 2 and a half minutes of over the top, gooy, awkward, and pure WTF moments. The very elements that make me love MomoClo so very much. The PV seems to follow the lyrics of the the song, where MomoClo are weekend heroines, to a T. For most of the PV the girls are dressed in Power Ranger costumes. Which is absolutely amazing and perfect for the song. I wasn’t expecting them to be so literally with their PV. But Momoclo always does stuff like this, so I shouldn’t have been a surprise to me. The rest of the PV is filled with the members doing other idol type things. Like eating and hugging stuffed bears. But also random things that are prevalent in their PVs like being electrocuted and lifting up barrels.
I just find the overall PV to be adorable and hilarious. I can’t wait to see the full version. They are completely the female equivalent to Kanjani8.
It was announced at a concert recently that AKB48’s newest sister group, NMB48, will be releasing their debut single. The single is entitled Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo and will be released on July 20th.
I was pretty much expecting their debut to be pretty soon. Since they’ve done 2 stages already and they just recently started performing their first original song Seishun no Rap. Which is being used as the B-side for this single. I’m actually looking forward to see NMB48’s debut. I’m really excited to see what kind of a feel they will have compared to the other 48 groups. The song is said to be hard and danceable, which I’m excited for. I would love a song similar to Banzai Venus. But the song is also supposed to be about Japanese beauty and have kabuki elements in the dance. That makes me think that they song will have an enka feel to it. So, maybe a song like Odoru 11’s Shiawase Kyouryuu Ondo or Kanjani8’s Naniwa Iroha Bushi. I would actually kind of hate an enka inspired song. So, I really hope they don’t go that route.
I’m also really looking forward to their debut because of Yamada Nana. She used to be an H!P member and she’s Nakayama Yuma’s older sister. Talk about fandoms colliding. So, she’s really interesting indeed.
With a mere 25 days unttil release date of no3b’s new single, Kuchibiru Furezu, we are finally getting to find out more about the single. No3b was recently promoting for Kuchibiru Furezu, and because of that we finally get a song and PV preview of this single. Both are extremely short, and most of the time the members speaking block both. But at least we’re getting this peak.
The song is very rock centric. The music is basically just a heavy guitar rift. The song is a little heavier than I was expecting. Even though it is the song is still basically power pop, it is a change from what they usually do. No3b doesn’t usually release songs that are cutesy and upbeat. Every once in a while they throw in songs like Lie and Kiss no Ryuusei. I have to say I do prefer their more obvious idol sounding singles. But this song isn’t bad either. It’s actually kind of cool. It reminds me of something Buono would do. I kind of wish we could hear more than the chorus though.
To match the song the PV also follows a darker theme. It seems the overall storyline is no3b’s as criminals. They are shown ransacking an office, pouring money out of a suitcase, and it even looks like Haruna has a knife strapped to her leg. But because it’s also a music video, and they have to sing at some point, it also shows the girls randomly jumping on tabels and singing. And also singing in a back alley. Which is a little awkwarrd with the whole apparent criminal theme. But I’m sure it will somehow fit in the actual PV better than what we’ve seen.
With less than a month until the release of Maeda Atsuko’s debut solo single, Flower, we finally have a preview of the PV. The preview itself is a mix of the actual preview of the PV and behind the scenes footage.
The PV actually looks like it’s going to be kinda sad. From what the PV preview shows it looks like Acchan is a single mother raising her daughter. But I kind of loose the storyline after that. The man featured in the PV leaves with a suitcase, which would obviously be her boyfriend or husband leaving her. But the man is like 20 years older than Acchan, and to me he seems more like her father than lover. The PV preview is also all over the place. It shows the man leaving, but then being a good father or grandfather to the child. It shows happy and fun times with Atsuko and her child and then it shows her struggling. And it also shows the man longing to be with the child. So, I’m not really sure in what order the actual PV is going to be shown in. But I think it’s going to be along the lines of the man leaving, then Atsuko struggling, then the man longing for the child, and then he comes back and everything is great. It will probably be that cliche. But it could also be the exact opposite, or just shown out of order. Kind of like remembering better times.
Regardless of how the actualy PV is set up, it looks like it’s going to be a sad PV. But also kind of heart warming. I like the PV so far. It makes me wish I knew what the lyrics of Flower where. I’m not much of a ballad person, but from the PV it seems like the song is really pretty.
With 20 days until the release of Kitahara Sayaka’s debut solo single, Yappa Seishun, a PV preview has just been released.
Now, I’m nto the biggest Sayaka fan. I actually don’t care for her that much. I also haven’t really been following this single. When the song preview came out I meant to blog about it, but just never did because I honestly didn’t care so much. But I figured I post about the PV preview anyway. Mostly because the song isn’t absolutely terrible. And Sayaka has improved a lot since her Milky Way days. The PV preiew is getting a lot of buzz among fans because former Morning Musume member Yossie is featured. She was obviously featured to help sell Sayaka’s single. But they might have picked Yossie because she was the captain of H!P’s futsal team and this PV has a soccer theme. I should probably be more excited that Yossie is featured in the PV, but I’m not really. She was never one of my favorite Momusu members. Add Koha or Kaori then I’d be excited.
Since this song is being used of Inazuma 11 anime, which is about soccer, this PV mostly focuses around soccer. Or at least what we see of the PV so far. The PV is also filmed in the back scenes perspective of things. Where you see the cameras, the lights, and the actual backdrop she’s in front of. Which I actually don’t really like so much. I think that effect has been over done. A lot of music videos from the US and Japan, (and probably the world) have used this effect to death. Idols have also used this effect before too. AKB48’s Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka, Nakazawa Yuki’s Tokyo Bijin, and to for a breif second Morning Musume’s Do It Now, have all done similar behind the scenes filming PVs. I guess they used that style because it makes a cheap PV seem more interesting, because you can obviously tell that this PV is cheap. Just look at the background during her puffy dress scene.
The best part of this entire PV is how beautiful Sayaka looks. Since I don’t follow H!P Eggs at all, I haven’t really seen Sayaka since her Milky Way days. She’s matured alot since then. It also looks like she’s lost some weight since then, making her face thinner and different looking. Sayaka actually looks very fresh and cute. Especially in the puffy dress. Which is an adorable dress by the way. It’s big and fluffy and really nice color and style. It’s sort of a throw back to Anataboshi or Boggie Train ’03.