The full PV for KAT-TUN’s upcoming single, Birth, was revealed.
On paper a PV filmed nearly entirely on a roof sounds like the makings of an epic PV. And you’re right it does, but only sometimes. The rooftop scenes in KAT-TUN’s Rescue and Change UR World PVs were great. They added a very entertaining element to their PVs. In the Change UR World PV they were the best scenes, they were maybe even a bit awe inspiring. But the roof scenes in the Birth PV didn’t play out so well. When the PV starts we find the members of KAT-TUN randomly on top of a roof. Some of them are laying done, and some of them are angrily or sitting down aloofly. But redgardless of their positions they look completely out of place, as people usually do when they are on top of buildings. But don’t be bored by the PV just yet, this is also where we see the underline story of the PV. Next to each member is a mysterious silver box. Which they hold onto fro the entire PV yet never explain. How mysterious. Expect not really it actually makes me really angry that they don’t actually explain the magic box. First of the box itself reminds me of the box that random child was holding in the Change UR World PV. What did the Change UR World director work on this PV as well? The best guess I have for the magic box is that KAT-TUN themselves are in the box. As the close-up shoes show the members standing by cheap LED cubes, for no reason I might add. The close-up scenes have absolutely no connection to the PV at all. It’s just one minute they are on the roof and the next they are in what could be mistaken for a club setting.
And if this PV riveting enough, the rest of the transition shots or space filler shots are filled with the members running or a quick overview of the city.
There are exactly 2 things I like in this PV. The scenes were the members are superimposed onto buildings, because the CG is done incredibly well. It looks like they spent a lot of money on those scenes. And I like the dance scenes. Not so much because the dance is spectacular because it’s not. But because I like the lighting during the dance scenes.
Overhead shots of Tokyo! That’s exactly what I want to see while I’m watching a KAT-TUN PV.
Sleeping Kame is adorable.
But yet another PV with a magic box they don’t explain.
All the other members looked inconvenienced by being randomly put on the roof. Maru, however, ends up looking emo.
Taguchi shaved his head on the sides, I just noticed that now. I don’t like it.
Ueda is trying to look so serious here.
Quick, don’t forget to take your magic box!
Oh good, more shots of the city.
Why in the world do I want to see Kame from the angle? To showcase his outfit more? That is a nice jacket though. XD
WTF did Koki do to his hair? It almost looks like the hair Ryosuke had in the Mayonaka no Shadow Boy PV, except not done as well.
They gave Ueda fake tattoos, why? Or it that a shirt? XD
LED cubes for no reason.
It’s hilarious that even without hair Ueda still looks girly.
Kame looking fine as usual.
This effect is done so seamlessly that it’s perfect.
However, it will always remind me of NEWS’s Cherish PV.
Taguchi looks good here.
WTF is he doing?
Love the flashing lights here.
Lol at his intrigued face.
Right after the boxes flash it then goes to the scenes with them next to the cubes. That has to mean they are trapped in the boxes.
Especially since it flashes between the cubes and pictures of buildings.