A PV for Neo Stargate, a track off of Momoiro Clover Z’s upcoming second album, 5th Dimension, was released. And I have to say released unexpectedly released because they didn’t release any PVs to promote their first album.
I’m a little disappointed and underwhelmed with this PV to be honest. I usually revel in MomoClo’s unique brand of crazy, but with this PV there’s hardly anything weird going on I am left wanting more, a lot more. this PV is tame and lackluster to compare to what MomoClo usually releases. The song itself isn’t even high energy enough for me. Which is probably another reason why the PV seems so flat to me. With a tamer song they can’t really go all out with this PV.
This PV starts off with MomoClo locked in some sort of container or possible alien pod. Hey, the song is called Neo Stargate after all. Seeing them in that container flashes me back to Lady Gaga. And I would just like to point out, before any disgruntled MomoClo fans jump down my throat, that this PV is 1,000% nothing like Lady Gaga’s videos. Just the fact that they are in pods in a white room reminds me of how Lady Gaga and the other Lady Gaga clones, for lack of better word, woke up in pods in the Bad Romance video. Obviously the Bad Romance video is about Lady Gaga being prepped to be sold as a sex slave, which is nothing like MomoClo’s video. But that’s just what the pod scenes made me immediately think of.
The rest of the video is then just the girls dancing in front of the pods. While I do love the dance for this song, that’s boring. Completely boring and uneventful. Sure they do magically change their outfits, which is kinda cool. But they change their outfits into this hideous mix between a ballerina and a figure skater. They also wear these weird pointed masks I guess to add that weird element that MomoClo is so fond of using, but once weird gimmick is not enough. It honestly seems like a lazy after thought. And since this PV is a whopping 7 minutes long it feels never ending.
The PV only gets mildly interesting when they are randomly dancing in that white tunnel. The dance becomes so weird at this point that it looks like the girls are having a mild seizure. Which actually isn’t a bad thing in this case.
Their intense dancing causes a system overload and destroys what I’m now guessing are probably stargates. Right? I mean they could be. To me stargates are now synonymous with those giant circles from, well, Stargate, or even the giant machine Jodie Foster used in Contact. But I guess they could be pods. It’s never really explained how or why MomoClo destroy those pods. It probably has something to do with that phantom lightning. Or maybe if I could understand Japanese that crazy scientist in the beginning most likely explained it.
Ok, Momoclo are some test subjects.
Oh come on with this guy! He looks like Albert Einstein’s and Colonel Sander’s Japanese love child.
This is supposed to be all of MomoClo’s vital signs, but instead of red there’s blue. Did Akari rejoin and not tell anyone?
I don’t get the reason for having random White people in this PV.
Boy, that looks likes like some top of the line technology. How long is Japan going to keep this secret?
Ok, this mask disappearing thing is pretty cool.
These have to be some of the most boring close-up shots I’ve ever seen.
What’s even worse is they are wearing the exact same outfits that they are too matchy and completely blend together.
At least something mildly interesting is finally starting to happen.
On no, their life liquid is seeping out.
Or I guess that was supposed to happen.
Ayaka does not like being trapped in there.
See they look way too similar now. Give them a little something to make them unique.
I love how they’re rising up like they’re vampires.
And the weird dancing begins. Though if I was cooped up in there for God knows how long, I’d probably do the same thing.
Look at Momoka’s spaghetti arms.
This dance is weird but I like it.
Like what is this move even? Lol.
It’s fun to stay at the YMCA.
It’s about to get real now.
Those masks, those outfits, everything about them is just horrible.
It literally looks like someone just hot glued tacky jewels onto a leotard.
Even though their faces are covered, at least you differentiate each girl, and they don’t look so identical outfits wise anymore.
More weird dancing.
Dancing so strangely they broke the machine.
Sorry Momoka I can’t kiss you with that mask on, I might poke my eye out.
Z project huh? I wonder if they were willing participants.
So how are there 2 different MomoClos at once?
It’s cool that they are on a spaceship.
MomoClo sure like to be in space.
Wait what is Kanako doing? What’s that weird orb thing?