A high quality version of Berryz Koubou’s and C-ute’s firstcollab sinlge, Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku, has finally been released. A little over a week ago the PV was released, but it was in such low quality I decided to wait to make my review.
I have to admit I have been disappointed with Berikyuu’s collab pretty much from the get go. The idea was exciting, but they did not execute it well at all. The song itself is bland, and we are also given an equally lack luster PV. The PV isn’t cheap, and it’s not that it’s boring. But I just don’t like they story that it’s portraying. The ironic thing is I’m always complaining that H!P PVs don’t have enough of a storyline, and now that they release a PV with a cleat story I still don’t like it. I guess I’m a little hard to please. But that’s because I have very distinct tastes.
I do give Berikyuu and absolute A for effort because there is a a crystal clear story going on. The PV follows the girls getting ready for the Japanese Cultural Festival at their school. The girls are, I’m guessing part of the choir or some sort of singing club, and the PV depicts them getting ready for their performance. They are shown picking the music, setting thing up, practicing, and their actual performance. Pretty much the whole shebang. But it also randomly shows them getting their diplomas. So, they might actually be singing at their graduation. But then why are they in kimonos. Ok, so maybe the PV itself isn’t 100% crystal clear. But it’s about 95%.
I am just completely bored of school settings. They have done this theme to death in idol PVs. AKB48 alone has had about 5 or more school PVs. And unless they are going to do something unexpecting with the school setting like AKB48’s Namida Surprise PV, SKE48’s 1234 Yoroshiku PV, or even Buono’s Kiss Kiss Kiss PV, I would really care if I saw another school themed PV again. Especially ones about ones to appear to be about school festivals. An actual school festival looks amazingly fun, and I am extremely jealous the US doesn’t do things like that. However, recreating one never comes off as fun or interesting. AKB48’s Oogoe Diamond PV had a festival theme and was a little interesting. But I only really liked the parts where they were practicing their dances. All the other scenes were a little boring to be honest.
I wish I could read what that said. But it’s most likely a generic school name. If I made the PV I would have given it a clever name. XD
Of course there has to be cherry blossoms.
The outfits are horrible. Couldn’t they have given them pretty kimonos at least?
Cheap effect, but I love it. And I love that everyone but Airi and Maasa are doing peace signs. Lol.
Wow, Maimi looks gorgeous. *O*
I’m sure Yurina does too. But right here she’s forcing her smile too much. And it’s way too big and noticeably fake.
I don’t like Miaybi with short hair.
My god, Airi is so beautiful and cute at the same time!
That hair does absolutely nothing for Risako. She looks awful.
Momoko looking as adorable as ever.
Saki does look pretty here. I love her hairstyle.
Yurina! Simply gorgeous!
Chisato honestly looks a little frumpy here.
Setting things up, how interesting. XD
I love how lively Chinami looks.
Adorable. This new hair really suits Mai. She’s never looked prettier.
Oh, practicing. They really know how to make an exciting PV that just grabs you in.
This looks more like teasing then scolding.
Yurina should have been in the back, she’s just towering over everyone. Lol.
MaiMai just looks so cute in this PV.
Look at all the random extras.
So, a graduation afterall?
I hate that this song doesn’t have a dance.
These were the best close-ups in the whole PV.