Not Yet are the talk of the town in new PV

A few days ago AKB48 sub-group Not Yet released the full PV for their 3rd single Pera Pera Perao.

Just when I didn’t think the PV could get any better than the preview showed. Somehow Not Yet managed to go above and beyond my expectations, and made probably one of my favorite PVs in 2011 so far. I absolutely love everything about this PV. I love the sets, the outfits, the background dancers, the clear storyline, and the use of English throughout the PV. I love the fact that most of the PV is PV takes place in a 50’s styled diner. I’m not sure if I would have liked it as much if it was just a regular diner. But not only that the set itslef is styled beautifully, there are a lot of props in it and it is very bright and vibrant. But Not Yet doesn’t stop there, no instead they have 3 additional sets. Which aren’t as spectacular as the diner set, and actually look like they might be in front of a green screen. But how often do we really see idol PVs with 3 or 4 different sets? Hardly ever. Not Yet also wears 3 different outfits, which is another rarity in idol PVs. Usually we only get a dance scene outfits and sometimes a close-up. I honestly think only two of the outfits are cute, but you have to give them extra points for even having 3 outfits. The other aspect of the PV that I love is how clear the storyline is. The PV is supposed to follow the lyrics about a guy who wants to be able to talk better to girls, and you can see that in the PV. The PV does have scenes showing little boys be unable to get their true feelings across to the members of Not yet. The thought bubbles written in English obvious make it 100 times easier to understand.
Overall I think the PV is completely solid. It’s really fun and is a joy to watch. The only part of the PV I’m not too enamored is the dance. But they make up for it by having backup dancers.

I absolutely love the set!

No, really. Look how pretty the set is.

I always love this dance move in idol dances.

The dance is a little too simple. I do love these outfits though. They are a pretty simple design, but are still cute.

Rie’s hairstyle is super cute.

This scene is cute. And lolz at Rie’s face.

Hmm, this is oddly familiar.

It’s probably because Secret’s Shy Boy video has a nearly identical scene.

I love that I can read that.

It’s no fun when I can’t. XD

Sasshi is so pretty. *O*

Adorable. But that kida looks so confused.

Lol.

I can’t help being biased. Rie and Sasshi look the best in this PV.

Backup dancers makes any dance look better.

Aww poor kid. But Yuko looks gorgeous.

Yui looks as washed up as ever.

Everyone looks so awkward here. Like they don’t expect the mic stand to go down properly.

Random shot of the kids.

Yui always comes off as fake to me. But Rie looks cute, sporting another adorable hairstyle.

Adorable!

Lolz at Yuko.

You’re on the phone? I would have never guessed!

Meh, Yui doesn’t even look cute here.

Gorgeous! Rie manages too look flawless in all 3 outfits. It’s the like the stylist was a Rie fan. Lol.

Cute.

I love that’s it’s just randomly night.

Aww, Yuko looks so sad.

But Yui looks creepy and emotionless.

The bubbles add a cute effect.

I just noticed the ceiling tiles are rainbow colored, that’s awesome. XD

Tegomass’s magical new PV

The PV for Tegomass’s Mahou no Meldoy was recently released. Which I’m still not 100% sure why they made a PV for this at all. Album songs hardly ever get PVs, but I guess more promotion never hurts.

My love for this PV has triped since seeing the full version. Even though there’s not really much going on in the full version that we didn’t see in the PV previews, but there’s just something about this PV that I love. It’s just a fun and childish PV. Which is what Tegomass is really all about. Well, maybe not Tegoshi, but it’s definitely what Massu is like. The whole PV just has this youthful and happy feeling. Which is a nice change. Nearly all of Tegomass’s PVs are either pretty serious or have underline an underline deeper meaning.
The PV is basically nothing but Tegomassu designing and building a Willy Wonka-esque flying machine. And endearingly failing everytime. However, the close-up scenes when they are wearing their ring leader/Jrock inspired outfits are my favorite scenes. Massu looks absolutely adorable. Tegoshi, of course, looks as feminine as ever.

I just can’t imagine Tegomass ever seriously making schematics.

What’s with the random bird? What are they pirates now?

I hate that all of their PVs make it seem like they are in love with each other. But I guess someone is enjoying the fanservice.

Too much makeup Tegoshi, just too much.

Meanwhile, Massu looks adorable.

Love the random troll band.

This just reminds me of Willy Wonka so much.

I love Massu’s where face.

Tegoshi keeps looking girlier and girlier everytime I see him.

Cute.

I don’t remember Tegoshi ever wearing earings before. Oh, that’s hilarious.

I love their outfits, and lolz at Massu’s jazz hands.

I love how over the top Massu is during his close-ups. Tegoshi is a little flat in comparison.

To such an extent he’s almost creepy.

So womanly.

This is the closest to cute Tegoshi has looked in the entire PV.

I love Massu’s overreaction.

Simply adding wings is totally gonna work Icarus.

Aww.

Pose.

I can’t even right now. Lol.

Magic solves everything.

The super close-up shows just how much makeup Tegoshi is wearing.

Horrible CG.

AKB48 fails to blow me away

The full PV for AKB48’s Kaze wa Fuiteiru was released a few days ago.

And I have to say I am just competely dissapointed by everything about this single. Since this single is a charity single it seems like they are using that as an excuse to not even try to do anything with it. The song itself is boring. The lyrics are supposed to be encouraging and tell you that after despair and pain there’s happiness. And that the wind will always blow so let go of everything you’ve lost, and just start over. And I get it, it makes perfect sense for people of lost everything during the earthquake. But I’m just not into it. The lyrics feel stale, and it’s the same type of meaningful song that AKB48 always makes. I’m just not impressed by it. The lyrics are pretty, but I’ve just heard it all before.
And as for the PV it is for too simple. Fans can tell me all they want that it has to be simple because it’s a charity song. And that’sreally not true. You can put effort into a PV without spending that much money. Or if that’s really the case and this single is mainly to help Japan, they could have asked cameramen, light people, costume designer all to donate their time and resources for the greater good. I’m pretty sure St. Jude Children’s Hospital does similar things to film their commericals. Or if AKB48 couldn’t do that why didn’t they follow real people that were effected during the disaster and show their struggle and how they are moving on. Which would have been virtually free to film. Or AKB48 could have made their own storyline showing just that. Or they could have done something like showing all of the girls wandering through the woods scared and alone. Falling down and struggling. And then joining together in the end to show that their are strength in number and you can get through anything. Which is also pretty cheap, because they could have used the same set and just added some trees. And that’s basically what the covers for this single show. The covers, I think, are really beautiful. They are sad looking and beautiful at the same time, and the girls are styled amazingly. Where was that in the PV?
So, this being a charity single doesn’t really give the PV an excuse to be horrible boring. It honestly feels like AKB48 just isn’t trying in this PV. They know they could make a song with them sneezing, and the PV could be them dressed in potato sacks, and it would still sell a million copies. And riding the fame wave like that makes their music stale. All of the singles for 2011 are are the same ones from 2010, and their album Koko ni Ita Koto, was pretty awful in my opinion. And I know since this is idol music I shouldn’t be expecting a lot anyway, but I want it to at least feel like they are trying. This PV is nothing but a danceshot, and other idol groups have been bashed for less. It feels like because AKB48 is on the top fans, and management, feel they can do no wrong.

What’s with magical doors in idol PVs anymore. And look how cheaply made the backdrop is. You can see every different square fabric easily.

Oh, AKB48 is entering from sepia world, how sad.

Gee nice dresses.

They’d be even better if they were actually original.

Completely necessary leg close-up.

Even the dance is too simple.

I can’t stand how frumpy and dowdy they look in this PV.

Somehow Mayu still manages to look cute though.

The way they are styled it’s a little hard to tell who is who. I had to think for a second before I realized this was Mariko.

The dance just does not get better.

NMB48’s god-awful new PV

The full PV for NBM48’s 2nd single, Oh My God!, has been released. It was actually released two days ago, but I’ve been avoiding writing about it.

And I’ve been avoiding it because the PV preview didn’t exactly set the bar high for this PV. And in that sense, the PV didn’t disappoint. Because the full PV was just as boring as the PV preview. So, congratulations to NMB48. They are nothing if not consistent.
The PV is pretty much the same as the PV preview shows NBM48 dancing on the grass in school uniforms and cheerleading uniforms. But they also throw in some scenes of the girls playing an intense soccer match. Personally, I find sport incredibly boring. I don’t bother sitting through real sport let along simulated ones. So, having soccer in it at all made me enjoy the PV less right off the bat. But I guess it’s supposed to add an element of excitment to the PV or make it more dynamic. Or they want you to root for NMB48, because they are being beaten horrible in the PV. Most likely to subconsciously get you used to the idea of rooting for NMB48. This PV doesn’t really end the story. Apparently there’s an even longer version on the DVD. But I can’t be bothered to sit through a PV longer than about 6 minutes. I’m willing to bet that NMB48 comes from behind, as an utter cliche, and wins the macth. Which could also symbolize to the viewer to keep rooting for NMB48, because no matter how long it takes they will eventually win. Maybe I’m just reading too much into the PV. But when there’s absolutely nothing going on in the PV, I’d like to think there’s some greater meaning behind it. Granted most idol PVs are as meaningless as they come.

And I don’t care already.

There are actually some elements of te dance that are adorable. And overall, the dance seems extremely polished.

Jumping always increases the fun factor.

Hurry run, whatshername! I swear I will eventally know all the names of the 48 groups besides AKB48.

Of course I know Sayaka and Nana though. They seem to be pushed the most. Sayaka is a little odd looking, but is also pretty cute.

Fail.

Oh man, they are actually playing soccer. I don’t know if I can contain my excitment.

Headband chick looks cute. Too bad you can’t really tell in this cap.

Quick, everyone act like they are falling down.

Are they serious with this move right now? It’s times like this I don’t understand why I don’t just drop everything and become an idol choreographer. It doesn’t look too hard.

Even the coach is displeased.

Maybe I don’t watch soccer enough, but wouldn’t it be extremely easy to catch up 3 point?

Am I the only one focusing on the random jazz hands dance in the background?

They sure love to show them fall down a lot in this PV. And this is the first timed I noticed they are signed to laugh out laugh records. That explains why this PV is such a joke. XD

Oh, it’s on now! Their best player has arrived. I guess there was some big falling out a la Oogoe Diamond.

Why are the player handing out water to the audience? That’s completely backwards.

She’s finally here! I always knew she’d come!

Creepy angle. Maybe that’s just because I don’t find 18 girls looking down at me appealing. But that’s just me.

Couldn’t they have made the cheerleading outfits actually cute?

This is the most awkward part of the whole PV.

I don’t get it. Just because they make one good player return, doesn’t mean suddenly the rest of the team is going to suck less now. Unless they are trying to say, when that girl wasn’t there it threw off the entire team. Cliche!

I feel bad for the one girl who wasn’t included. And way to not even make an actual cheerleading pyramid.

Sayaka is almost frightening looking at times.

I don’t find this endearing, you’re not going to suck me in like that. Give me a good song and PV, then we’ll talk.

I honestly don’t even care what the outcome is.

Will the real S/mileage please stand up

The full PV for Smileage’s first single to single to feature the sub-members, Tachiagaaru, has finally been released. I also wanted to say that this is the onyl single to feature the recently left member, Kosuga Fukuya, but I’m pretty sure Fukuya is also in the Mobekimasu single.

I am actually really disappointed by the PV. There’s pretty much nothing else going on besides dancing. There are 2 different close-up shots, and yet for some reason a good chunk of the close-ups are filmed during the dance scenes. Which makes for a really stale PV. Which is sad because S/mileage PVs are usually always interesting. S/mileage hardly has a large budget for their PVs, but they somehow manage to take cheap PVs and make them exciting to watch. Mostly because of Smileage’s weird, youthful, and playful charm. And it just seems like S/mileage wasn’t going at it full force in this one. And it’s not really their fault either. There weren’t many scenes in the PV where S/mileage’s personalities had a chance to shine. And there was even less opportunities for the sub-members to shine.
When I heard the radio rip I could have sworn I heard Meimi and Rina sing, but obviously it was wishful thinking because not one sub-member got a solo line. And for all of the PV, even the group close-up shots, the sub-members are shoved into the back. I understand that they aren’t full fledge members yet, but is it really necessary for the divide between old and new members to be so great? Wasn’t it enough that they are wearing completely different outfits with skirts that are twice as long to symbolize that they are different? How are the sub-members really supposed to gain fans if they are completely useless in their “debut” PV? See, I can’t even say debut without quotes because it’s not techincally their debut PV until they are officially members. I wish the line distrubution was exactly like their recent concert, where the original lineup got most of the lines and the sub-members got at least one.  If I was a casual fan of S/mileage, and was judging the sub-members from this PV alone, I wouldn’t have a favorite and I wouldn’t even know they were a part of S/mileage. I would most likely wonder why the backup dancers are in the close-up shots. Which is sad. I want it to be October 16th already, so we can get passed this whole sub-members thing.  I was completely excited about the sub-members when I furst heard about them. As recently as their youtube concert stream I was still excited. I became slightly less excited about them when I watched this PV, and when I found out international fans can’t take part in the sub-member smile campaign. Which, for fans like me that took part in the first campaign, makes me pretty angry that I can’t help my girls again. The sub-members thing is, and always has been, really exciting. But they are just not handling it correctly. Well at least not the single anyway, because the concert was perfect.

Awesome an UFO, too bad they hardly ever use it.

The costume group divide. Honestly, both are cute but obviously the original member’s are better.

It’s not exactly one of the best dances I’ve ever seen.

Adorable Dawa.

Yuuka always looks amazing.

A rare occasion when the sub-members are up front.

Sub-members? What sub-members?

Extreme leg close-up.

The dance keeps getting worse. XD

Seeing Fukuya makes me sad. She’s actually pretty cute too.

Lol.

I love that Kanon is the only one doing that bowing move.

Yuuka’s a cutie.

Absolutely adorable.

Cute.

Rinapu!

Sub-members FTW.

I never understood this dance move.

This is why I love Kanon.

I really hope Rina becomes a full member.

Even though Kana isn’t the best singer, she does seem pretty cute and energetic.

MeiMei! I love this girl!

And all of a sudden it’s night.

Awesome.

Adorable.

Lol.

That’s seriosuly all they are doing with the UFOs?

Best part of the PV.

I wish the PV started with them getting abducted. It would have taken a completely different direction.

Hey! Say! JUMP keep on moving in new PV

The full version for Hey! Say! JUMP’s Magic Power PV has finally been released. With just days until the release date.

I have to admit that after watching the full PV I don’t hate the PV as much as I initially. It’s still not one of my favorite HSJ PVs, but it’s not so horrible that I can’t watch it. Once you remeber that this song and PV are for children and not for your generation, it’s actually not bad. This PV took the 70’s motown/family friendly theme and really executed it perfectly. The PV reminds me a lot of The Brady Bunch and the Partridge Family. So, much so that I was waiting for David Cassidy to randomly pop out.
I can’t really complain because this PV was made to cater to a specific audience. And nothing is more 70’s family friendly than the Brady Bunch. And because of that people of all ages can enjoy it. And I think they also adding some fun elements to make it more interesting. Both outfits in this video are spot on 70’s, as well as the set and dance. The close-up shorts background is very vibrant and abstract at the same time. There’s also a lot of random shapes that pop up throught the PV: like stars, rainbows, and mod looking circles. But probably my favorite part of the PV is when they are put inside the 70’s televisions.
So my verdict for the PV is this: it’s not awful, but I don’t absolutely love it. I can’t the theme, and they pulled it off perfectly, but it’s just not my cup of tea. Mostly because it wasn’t made for me. I’m about 9 years older than their targeted audience.

This set is familiar show how.

Oh, that’s right. It reminds me of Buono’s Rottara Rottara set. Actually Magic Power as a whole reminds me a lot of Buono’s Rottara Rottara PV.

Overly dramatic surprised face.

The Hey! Say! JUMP logo is actually awesome looking.

But I see no difference.

Yuto being a cutie. But you hardly ever see him in this PV. The JUMP band is shoved in the back as it is, but as the drummer he’s the farthest back.

Rainbow explosion.

The suits are just hideous.

And they remind me of the suits Kanjani8 wears in their Hi Chew commercials.

I absolutely despise Ryosuke with this hairstyle. It does nothing for him.

What an awkward dance move/transition.

I think Takaki and Keito are the only 2 who actually pull this suit off.

Let the quintessential 70’s dancing begin!

Awesome effect.

I wish I could go and shake Ryosuke until he realized how ugly his hair is. It’s not falttering at all. And he’s obviously unaware since he’s had it off and on for months now.

Adorable. And I like the background.

He almost looks good here, but the hair ruins it.

I see that Chinen’s still his same old rabbit self.

Yabu is such a cutie.

But he has one of the ugliest 2nd outfits.

Takaki does absolutely nothing for me.

Nearly a minute and a half in, and this is pretty much the first time they’ve shown Inoo.

This is a horrible dance move! Besides that, are these HSJ’s official group colors? I can never find out what JE’s official group colors are. I only know NEWS’ because they said them on one of their concert DVDs.

An adorable 2 shot.

Why are they showing New York? This isn’t an NYC PV.

I hate Yuto’s hair in this PV.

He pretty much has Ryo’s Happy Birthday hair, which I despised.

Kinda scary face. XD

Cute.

I hate that Hikaru and Keito are the only part of the JUMP band that can actually step forward.

Hikaru keeps making stupid faces.

Love it.

Insert some snappy Yamachi releated comment here.

Cute.

WTF is Daiki doing? And of course it has to end with the top 3.

Momusu’s channels their weirdness for new PV

Recently the PV for Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai, which is the 2nd A-side from Morning Musume’s upcoming single, was released. I was going to review this PV sooner, but I couldn’t find the PV on youtube. Then I finally realized that the 10 minute video hey uploaded was both A-sides together. Not one of my finer moments. XD

This PV, I can’t even put into words how amazing it is. This is one of the cheapest PVs Morning Musume has ever made, but at the same time it’s one of the best PVs Morning Musume has ever made! And it’s not everyday you can make a statement like that. Since this PV is set in Sayumi’s dream, they could really play up the weirdness. And play it up they did! And as a result we are left with a PV that is so weird, and so random you are left asking yourself “what did I watch,” and, “how much acid were they on when they came up with this.” Which is the kind of PV I have waiting for Morning Musume to do since I became a fan. It really brings out the youthful, almost child like spirit, and is wacky, zany, and all kinds of awesome. I mean this PV has outfits that are just one pola dot away from being absolutely hideous. But somehow manage to stay on the eccentric, and playful side of the spectrum. I don’t even mind that the CG is horrible. It’s not like H!P is known for having great CG. When you look at PVs like Mini Moni’s Mini Moni Bus Guide, and Pucchi Moni’s Pittari Shitai Xmas, the CG is 100 times better.
This PV is just absolutely incredible. And it has everything! Weird faces, Risa attacking godzilla with a suki beam, dancing in the clouds, Morning Musume sprouting wings, and minature Momusus flying out of Sayumi’s head. I am just so in love with how weird it is!

I wish the connection was better.

Random jumping chapstick. I’m sold already!

I find out hard to believe that chapstick made her lips that sheer and glossy. As if the rest of the PV makes sense either. XD

They way that they sing in their close-ups reminds me of what Arashi did in their Troublemaker PV.

I love that it’s the comis dream bubble. And it’s nice to see Reina with a different hairstyle. Even if it reminds me of Flying Get. XD

The floating heads are awesome.

But it of course reminds me of the Pon Pon PV.

And Aicle’s Que Sera Sera PV. (Random Jrock reference no one cares about. XD)

Reina does look pretty cute in this PV.

So does Sayumi. I think everyone’s outfits in this PV are awesome.

Kiss Kiss.

Riho’s outfot is one of my favorites.

I love that Erina’s head randomly appears.

I love they have Erina and Mizuki in the clouds too, so Aika’s not alone.

KY keeps standing out to me more and more. She looks adorable in this PV.

They keep shoving Erina and Sayumi together. I wonder if it’s because they want Eripon to have a similar personality as Sayumi’s?

I think it’s adorable that Aika’s glasses are in her hair.

Mizuki looks really adorable in this PV. I hate that they hardly ever show her.

At first I though Risa was trying to do the Glico Man pose, but then I realized it’s not the same. XD

Ai-chan’s outfit is fabulous, but it doesn’t fit in with the other outfits. And lolz at Zukki’s priceless face.

Riho looks adorable.

I don’t get what’s with the random marker.

Suki suki biimu dashimakuri na no ni! And I love that the dinosaur is dressed like a businessman. Lol.

Of course eating apples makes you sprout wings!

Cute.

Adorable.

This PV was really in need of Zukki’s bright smile.

It’s raining Momusu.

Adorable.

9th gen up front!

Lol.

Zukki!

Adorable.

Lol.

Best face ever!

Fish face.

I hate that Reina just did A~in.

XD.

Oh, Zukki. XD

Quick everyone fly out of Sayumi’s hair.

Lol.

Cute.

Kikka’s moment in the sun

Recently the full PV for Kikkawa Yuu’s 2nd single, Hapirapi ~Sunrise~ was released.

I’ve already expressed before how much I love this PV based on the preview of it. But I’m not to express it again. I absolutely adore everything about this PV.  It’s the kind of idol PV you hope for everytime a new PV is released. The PV is simple, but at the same time intereseting. What I mean by that is, there are so many elements in the PV that in practically every scene something interesting is happening. But the PV is so clean and simple, that even though there are a lot of things happening it doesn’t feel like it’s too much. Or they are trying to hard to make a good PV. Instead it just seems natural, and Kikka completely shines. It’s one of those PVs that are just a joy to watch. The whole PV is just refreshing and has an ethereal feel to it. Kikka looks beyond gorgeous, and lately just seems like the all around perfect idol. Well, the perfect idol to me anyway.

Kikka is so pretty.

I love this set. It’s probably the best one in the whole PV.

She probably looks the best here too.

Flawless. Kikka is absolutely flawless.

The dance is pretty simple. But at least the outfit is cute.

You can’t beat Kikka’s bright smile. It almost beats Zukki’s. Almost.

I know that high heel wedges are in style right now, but how in the world does she dance in them?

Adorable dance move.

Lip synching is not one of her strong points. She exaggerates way too much.

Setting a place at the tabel for her dog is adorable.

Simple isn’t even the right word for this dance.

Simply gorgeous!

Cute.

I’m not even sure why, but for some reason this is one of my favorite scenes.

It’s awesome the I love you in sign language is one of her dance moves.

Adorable.

Pretty much everything Kikka does is adorable.

Fail!

I’m not sure what this is all about.

Too cute for words.

Why is she lifting her leg up like that?

So pretty.

Awkward dance move. (And a horrible cap.)

Aww, she looks so sad here.

And yet so pretty whe she plays with her hair.

Adorable!

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Fairies leave me wanting more

A couple of weeks ago the debut PV for Fairies’s debut double A-side single, More Kiss/Song, was released. Which I didn’t even realize was a double A-side until about a week ago.

The PV is fairly simple, it follows the standard idol PV formula of dance shots and close-ups. And since this group is focusing on their dancing and singing abilities, the PV revolves heavily around dances. I’d say a good 3/4 of the PV is just dancing. Which is a tad boring, but I can forgive them because it is their first PV. I can aldo forgive them because they dancing is really good. All that dance experience has payed off because they at an extremely high level. They do still try to add elements that make the PV interesting to watch. The girls are wearing 4 different outfits and they show a small “behind the scenes” of filming. I say behind the scenes in quotes because obviously those scenes are stagged and aren’t actual behind the scenes shots. But they’re still interesting nonetheless. The PV also seems to focus on Momoka. Who is the clear center of Fairies since she is the only one who gets solo lines the entire song. It makes me a bit sad. I would have loved to hear and see the other girls more. But Momoka is definitely the cutest member, so I’m not as upset about it as I should be.

These van scenes in the beginning seem to fake to me.

Obviously this isn’t fake, it just seems staged. It just feels like they said “hurry lets film some random things for the beginning of the PV. I’ll go film the set, and you guys quickly go ride in the van again.”

I love their shoes.

From his angle Miria looks a bit like Zukki.

Their dancing is so sharp and seamless. I am completely impressed by it.

Momoka is definitely a stand out.

Their moves are a lot more interesting than other idol groups.

See what I mean.

Adorable.

Miki is probably the second cutest.

Sometimes Momoka reminds me so much or Arihara Kanna.

Miria is really pretty.

Cute.

I don’t think I’m ever going to get tired of them showing Momoka so much.

Gorgeous!

So lovely. I feel like this is turning into one pic Momoka pic spam. But they seriosuly hardly ever show the other girls.

I’m also getting a soft spot for Miria.

That’s how I survied there’s no other reason! Lol. The English is correct, but it still doesn’t make sense.

That wink!

I was really hoping for a better PV

A few weeks ago Morning Musume released the PV for Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo from their upcoming double A-side single. I know a few weeks in blog years seems like an eternity, but bear with with I’m still playing blog catch up here. Also, since then a 10 minute version of this PV was uploaded onto Morning Musume’s official youtube channel. But I’m only reviewing the 5 minute PV. A 10 minute PV review would take forever to write and be obnoxiously long. Which is why I didn’t make a new review for the 18 minute PV for AKB48’s Flying Get.

When I first saw the PV preview I was excited for how interesting it looked. But after I watched the whole PV I ended up being more dissapointed then excited. The PV is nothing but a dance shot and close-ups like their PVs always are. I actually do like the background they are dancing on. It’s so elaborate and weird, that it’s awesome. Yes, it is a big cheap looking, bother me. The girls looks flawless, and the outfits are gorgeous. But I’m still bored. If they only thing the PV has going for it is that the background has different fun elemets to it, there’s a problem. The PV is lazy. I can’t really explain it better than that. It’s like they thought because the background is interesting they didn’t need to really bother beyond that. It’s the same exact thing they did with Berryz Koubou’s Ryuusei Boy. Just shoved them in space and call it a day. Matsuura Aya’s Good Bye Natsuo PV had a space theme, with equally awful CG, and still managed to have other elements to it. It’s actually the perfect example of how you can take an incredibly low budget and still make a fun PV.

This scene is adorable. But kind of unnecessary. I wish they found a more intersting way conect the PV to the Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai PV. I would have loved to see them contect the PVs like SNSD conected the Run Devil Run PV to the Oh! one.

Adorable sleeping Aika. I’m so sad that she’s hardly in this PV.

Zukki is so lovely. Her cuteness will surpass Sayumi’s in no time.

Am I the only one who’s just not interested in seeing their feet at all? And I forgot to mention that of course Reina is wearing leopard print.

Quick open the magic door! Unless this is an homage to the Twillight Zone, (I doubt Japan even knows what that is. XD) I honestly think it’s a bit lame. But I bet C.S. Lewis would have gotten a kick out of it.

Ai-chan looks stunning in this outfit.

I’m not gonna lie, cheap or not, I completely love the space background.

I always though Sayumi got stuck with the ugliest outfit. But if that weird necklace looking fabric wasn’t there, her outfit would be the best.

Hot. Ai-chan looking all sultry.

Riho looks super cute her. She always looks the best with her hair up.

Wow, Risa’s make up is very striking. Too bad her hairstyle makes her look washed up.

I hate the outfit they make Zukki wear just because she’s a little thicker than the other girls. I think she’ll forever be put in the outfits Risako and Massa wear.

Risa completely demands your attention here.

Hooray for the first apperance of Aika! Besides the beginning of course.

This reminds me of the Renai Revolution 21 dance.

Aika always look pretty in curls. It’s my favorite hairstyle on her.

Sayumi looks gorgeous.

Creepy extreme close-up.

I don’t get Aika haters. How does no one else see she’s as cute as a button?

Is that really Eripon? When did she get that pretty?

I fear that is is what post Ai-chan Morning Musume is going to look like.

This is literally the first time I noticed Mizuki in the entire PV. XD

Sometimes I wish Sayumi wasn’t so adorable. It makes it harder for me to not like her. (But she’s still my least favorite current Momusu member.)

Risa looks so awkward here that it’s adorable.

I can’t get over how incredible Erina looks.

I’m so bored by Reina. She does her hair the same exact way everytime! It does suit her, but come on change it up everyonce in a while.

Zukki’s bright smile can liven up any PV.

That’s the same move from Kimagure Princess!

This gives a whole new meaning to reach for the stars.

AAA needs a wake-up call

By now AAA’s PV for Call has been out for over a month, and has officially become old news. But since it’s new news to me, and I really want to cover AAA more on this blog, I felt like writing up a PV review of this anyway.

After watching this PV I’m left with the same reaction as all of AAA’s recent singles. Where I’m impressed with the setting and visuals, but less than impressed with the PV itself. Honeslty to me it seems like AAA is in a funk, or management just isn’t sure what to do with AAA anymore. Lately, and to a lesser extent in general, all of AAA’s PVs have been nearly the same. Recently their PVs have followed the format of AAA is in an expensive setting, for the first minute or two they walk around, then they randomly flash to a dance shot that is exactly in the center of where AAA was walking around. They’ve actually kind of been doing that for a while now. That’s exactly what they did in the PVs for No Cry No More, Get Chu, Paradise, Music, and Daiji na Koto. They either do that or they have these PVs that are all filmed in the same place like BLOOD on FIRE, Hallelujah, or Hide and Seek. Every once in a while AAA has some interesting, fun, and weird PVs thrown in. But AAA hasn’t really been making anything interesting lately. Both music and PV wise. When are we gonna get another PV like Q, Kuchibiru Kara Romatica, Dragon Fire, or Mirage,? Despite Dream After Dream ~Kara Sameta Yume~ being extremely cheap and nothing more than a green screen, it still managed to be an interseting watch. And the song is incredible, definitely one of my favorite AAA singles.
Call is definitely falling into the first catagory. I mean the PV isn’t terrible. On the contrary, the PV is semi enjoyable to watch. The PV has a good setting, and looks like it was expensive to make. AAA’s PVs always look high budget. The PV follows the members of AAA around as they go to some celebrity party in a mansion. So, there’s obviously a really beautiful mansion setting. But that mansion is the best part of the whole PV. The PV doesn’t really go above and beyond, it’s not even trying to. It’s just settling with mediocrity. I guess Avex thinks an average PV is better than a bad one. But the sad part is, AAA could probably make an intersting PV. They obviously seem to have the budget for it.

Naoya almost looks attractive here. But that’s because sunglasses are covering half his face. XD

This guy reminds me of the guy Perfume’s Laser Beam PV.

I don’t even know why. They don’t look remotely similar. It’s just the material of the mask I guess. XD

OMG Nishi’s jacket looks like a couch.

Nishi is almost good looking. He’s probably about a 5. If he didn’t have duck face he would be higher. Which is honestly the problem with Matsushita Yuya’s face too.

Random bouquet is random.

I absolutely love Mitsuhiro’s outfit.

I hate all the stupid faces he makes whenever he raps. I never see Tanaka Koki making faces like this.

That’s a hot outfit Shinjiro is wearing. And he does looks significantly better than he did a few years ago.

The way Shuta keeps swinging his head is really annoying me. XD

I think I’m the only one who’s not in love with Misako. I think Chiaki is way cuter. And I absolutely love her dress. It looks like something Betsey Johnson would make. And by the way, what’s with the paparazi in the house?

Look at that adorable smile.

AAA’s dances are always terrible.

But that’s what happens when you have to worry about the dance not being too masculine or too feminine.

You know, Chiaki is a lot cuter than I ever noticed.

For some reason this chest popping dance move make me break out laughing.

He always makes rapping look much more intense then it needs to be. XD

Nothings manlier than randomly fixing your hair.

I wish her eyelashes weren’t so thick.

I really like this set.

Creepy face!

I didn’t know Jpop singer Ai was in this PV. XD I can’t be the only one who thinks that kinda looks like her.

Look how fake and forced that is.

Nishi’s too.

He looks kinda cute here actually. XD

SUPER GiRLS show off their girl power in new PV

The official Avex youtube channels has uploaded the full PV to SUPER GiRLS’s 3rd single, Joshiryoku Paradise. Which seems pretty fast if you ask me. I don’t remember SUPER GiRLS releasing a radio rip or PV preview for this song. And the single isn’t even being released until October 5th.

I’m not completely in love with the song. It is a little bland and kind of generic. The song only gets interesting when the chorus hits. And even that’s not really anything to write home about.
But that doesn’t even matter, the song doesn’t really matter. I barely paid attention to the song. I was too busy focusing on the PV. The PV is absolutely incredible! Words can’t even describe or explain how much I love this PV. On a scale of 1-10 it’s probably a 100. This video encompases exactly what SUPER GiRLS is, and that’s a giant idol cliche. SUPER GiRLS doesn’t do, hasn’t done, anything that is remotely unique. For their first PV for Miracle ga Tommanai they wore costumes that looked extremely similar to a bunch of different costumes other idols have worn. For their first single’s PV they did the ever popular idol go to, of a school/school girl PV. For their 2nd single, and 3rd PV, they make a bikini themed PV. And finally this PV is taking elements from Momiro Clover Z. And you know what? I’m not angry about it, and it actually doesn’t bother me the slightest. Because this is a big reason why I love SUPER GiRLS. When it comes to idols I usually like all the obvious idol sounding songs and PVs. It seems that whoever is in control of SUPER GiRLS studied all the current idols and then took the best parts to make this  Frankenstein’s monster type of idol group. And I couldn’t be happier about it.

But onto my actual opinions of the PV. The PV is basically the standard  dance shot and close-ups. But they do throw in a little side story. A nice chunk of the PV focuses around the girls in a “super girls meeting” to decide what type of costume they are going to wear. Or at least that’s what I get out of it. During this meeting the girls are also dressed up in costumes of every guy’s fantasy. A cheerleader, a police officer, a maid,  nurse, etc. Much like they did in Momoiro Clover Z’s PV for Ikuze Kaitou Shoujo. And it copies the costumes almost to a T. I think there’s only 1 or 2 outfits that Momoiro Clvoer Z didn’t wear in their PV. But despite that, I am absolutely in love with this PV. It is just cuteness overload. There is not one frame of the entire PV that isn’t absolutely sugary idol sweet. They even make an incredibly simple dance look adorable. Also, they get extra points for shoving my favorite, Ami, upfront in the dance.

I see SUPER GiRLS are continuing their plot to take over the world.

The outfits are super cute. However, they are a total rip-off.

Of Morning Musume.

And AKB48.

Even this woah oh woah dance move is cute.

My god Ami is the cutest thing ever! And Meiri really stands out with that hat.

The soccer outfit reminds me of Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~ and Yappa Seishun. Too lazy to find the pics. But I’m sure you’re familiar with the PVs. XD

Random ikebana.

I love how Aya is trying to add sexiness to her close-up. And you know, what it’s working.

The mics during group close-ups are a good idea. They add an extra cute factor.

But it’s hardly original.

Adorable.

A typical gyaru.

But Nono pulls it off better.

Come on. How is skipping a dance move?

These 4 have the most entertaining close-up shots. And Reira looks so striking here.

Product placement! Because come on, even if they don’t show the lable everyone knows that’s pocky.

Reira standing out again.

Cute. Rina really has a lot of personality.

Seriosuly? A telescope move? XD

Lol.

Oh the similarities!

To Passpo.

And of course MomoClo.

I’m guessing Aya is a secretary.

Just like Kanako.

Adorable. But lol at Kaede.

Ami!

Cute.

But Shiori had a better maid outfit.

Ruka looks super adorable here.

Rino so adorable. *O*

Impromptu paper fight!

I’m not really sure what’s so appealing about being a miko.

But Reni was one too. So, obviously there is something.

Nurse Kaede.

Nurse Akari.

Adorable Rino.

This is kinda creepy actually. XD

This is kinda cheesy, but it fits in the PV perfectly.

Cute!