Since Kisumai’s last single was a double A-side it means I have to review both PVs. This time it’s the Unmei Girl PV. (Also, I don’t know if anyone but myself appreciates the H!P and Johnny’s mixed pun.)
I do admit, in my opinion, Unmei Girl is far better than My Resistance. The song is that happy, bubble gum pop, just cutesy idol music that I love. A lot catchier and fun than the serious number that My Resistance was. And I actually regret not reviewing the PV sooner because, surprisingly, I actually like it. I was just immediately turned off after I saw nothing but roller skates in the preview. I think by now I’ve made it obvious how I feel about them.
But after watching the PV I love it. I honestly really love this PV. It’s like 4 minutes of pure cutesy idol fun. Just everything about this PV works for me. There’s nothing spectacular about the way that the PV is made, it’s actually very cheap. Only 2 sets, only one outfit, and still severely unfair screen time distribution. But I love it because both sets are just so bright and vivid. And they are decorated really well, and there’s so much going on in each set that your eyes are drawn to it. It’s just so cute and eye-catching that it makes the entire PV fun and interesting.
But what really wins me over with this PV is how Kisumai themselves are acting. Since this is such an upbeat and fun song, the guys really went for it. The dance is really cute and face paced to match the song. And to further match the song the guys took full advantage and every close-up shot, actually every time they are singing, is accompanied with a cutesy idol pose. And that really made the entire so much fun to watch. There’s literally not a frame in the entire PV where something fun isn’t going on.
I also really love the scenes where they are just being weird and jumping over members, or picking members up. They are hands down my favorite parts of the entire PV. At one point they are just roller skating in a giant circle, but they somehow managed to make that look interesting. This PV is so much fun to watch from start to finish.
I’m just such a gigantic fan of this PV. I love those moments where you’re expecting the PV to bad because of how cheap it is, but then you’re pleasantly surprised by how amazing it actually is. I love PVs that are enjoyable to watch solely because of how charming the idols themselves are rather than relying on a fancy set or theme. While I do appreciate when a PV is high quality, I still love PVs that are cheap but cute. It’s just the PVs that are both cheap and boring that I can’t stand.
Roller skates and I don’t mix.
Ok, I get it, they’re roller skates. I don’t need to see them from every single angle.
Tama’s such a cutie.
Taisuke looking as good as ever.
I absolutely love this dance.
Nice jacket swing.
Look at all the random things in the set. A circle that looks like Jupiter, a carousel horse, a random deer head, etc.
Look how cute and idolly the whole PV is.
Getting really sick of never seeing the other 4 members.
Oh no, the more I see Hiro the more appealing he is. Probably because of how weird I find him personality wise. Lol.
Like he almost looks cute here.
This is such a great set.
It almost looks like Taisuke is intentionally blocking Nika. Lol.
See it’s doing random things like this that make the PV even more fun.
Sorry but Taisuke is gorgeous.
And Tama is such a cutie.
That’s an impressive jump.
Hiro makes the best faces.
Awesome that they use a star as a segue scene
Yes, dance around the almighty shoe.
They look cut while they do it though.
Wow 2 scenes in the entire PV. Yup, that’s enough.
I’m getting Junior colosseum flashbacks. Lol.
I love this I l-o-v-e you part.
Everyone’s into it but Yoko. And I love how Taisuke like fell into place. And lolz at Tama’s face.