KAT-TUN gives birth to a boring PV

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.

Love Koki.

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

Cute.

LED cubes for no reason.

Epic jump.

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.

KAT-TUN-Birth PV preview

A short PV preview was released for KAT-TUN’s upcoming new single, Birth. And way I saw short, I mean extremely short. The PV preview only lasts for about 20 seconds. So, we can most likely be expecting another in a day or so.

Since the PV preview is so short we hardly get a feel for the PV. So, far all we can see is that is features KAT-TUN on top of buildings. And it also features KAT-TUN’s faces superimposed on skyscrapers. Which immediately reminds me of NEWS’s Cherish PV. But the CG in the Birth PV is significantly better than in the Cherish PV. We also get extremely short close-ups of most of the members. Which is just long enough to see that Kame and Koki look pretty fine in this PV. And that’s honestly about it. The rest of the preview is full of filler shots of the overview of the city.

Here’s the preview skip to 1:30 to see it. I’m sorry about it being in such low quality.

KAT-TUN-Birth radio rip

The full radio rip for KAT-TUN’s upcoming new single, Birth, was released a few days ago.

The full radio rip isn’t really all that different than the preview of the song we heard about a week ago. Besides that we now know that Kame has solos at both the beginning and end of the song, the song sounds pretty much exactly the same. The second half of the song sounds exactly the same, which is a little sad. I was waiting fro some grand high notes. I mean, it’s a Kame centered song let’s hear some of his amazing high note. I was also expecting at least 1 other member to get a solo line. But obviously that doesn’t happen. I actually think at about 2:21 it sounds like Ueda is sining about 3 words solo. But at the same time it also sounds like it could be Kame.
I gotta say the song is really growing on me. Even more than the last time I hear it. After hearing the radip rip about 6 times now, I’m starting to really be a fan of it. Especially the chorus, it’s so catchy. I actually think it’s a much better song than Run For You and White.

KAT-TUN-Birth preview

The first episode of Kame’s drama, Youkai Ningen Bemu, has started airing. So, that means we get to hear a short preview of KAT-TUN’s new single Birth.

When I heard the preview and only Kame got a solo, I thought this was going to be one of those songs where they use a drama as an excuse for the most popular member to sing the entire song. Kind of like they did with Hey! Say! JUMP’s Hitomi no Screen. But I am actually really happy that you do get to hear the other members a lot. Even if it is through group lines. I can’t really complain because the group lines sound absolutely amazing. They are blending together and harmonizing perfectly. And if you listen extremely closely you can hear Koki a lot in the group lines. But I think that’s because right after Kame’s solo line it’s Maru and Koki singing together, then Maru, Koki, and Ueda, then when the chorus hits it’s all the members. Which is great, more Koki screen time in the PV.
When I first heard the song I didn’t like it at all. I was completely disappointed that it’s a giant group song, and that it’s not rock like I was expecting. But after the 5th or 6th listen it really grew on me. While I still wish they song had a rock vibe, I do think it is extremely catchy the way it is. The song is slow paced, but the extra punch from the upbeat music, and the way they put kind of an inflection on the words during the chorus, makes the song interesting. All around I really do like the song. It’s like White with better music.

Here’s the song preview. Enjoy the shamelessly shirtless Kame during the preview for the second episode.

KAT-TUN announces new single

It was announced that KAT-TUN will be releasing their 17th single. The single is entitled Birth and will be released on November 30th. The song will used as the theme song for Kame’s upcoming drama Youkai Ningen Bemu. And poor Ueda who’s drama  drama is being aired the same time doesnt get a KAT-TUN song as his theme. But they can make more money from Kame then they can Ueda. Limited Edition Type B of the single also has a PV and making for a yet to be titled song. Which is exciting, it’s another Love Yourself/The D-Motion situation.

I’m really looking forward to a new KAT-TUN single, mostly because we might get a silver haired Kame in the PV. Since it’s a wig it seems a little unlikely, but I’m still crossing my fingers. Since Kame’s drama seems to have a darker theme, I would love if the single matched that. Something heavy and rockish along the lines of Chang UR World, Lips, or Keep The Faith. I’d even settle for a song like Yorokobi No Uta, which is pretty much upbeat rock music. The only real drawback is that KAT-TUN’s drama theme songs never really have anything to do with the drama itself. Rescue and Love Yourself have really nothing to do with the dramas they are the theme for.

You can buy this single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.


KAT-TUN – Birth [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A]

KAT-TUN – Birth [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B]


KAT-TUN – Birth [Regular Editionn]