What I’ve missed, how I feel, and what’s to come

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Now that I’m back to blogging you’d think I’d have everything perfectly thought out. And you’d be absolutely wrong. I’m like a chicken with my head cut off. I’m running around here in such a daze. I’m like a coma patient who’s suddenly woke up after 6 and a half months who is trying to catch up to all the news he’s missed in the time he was out. Except I was awake the entire time and remember everything, so I’m not like a coma patient at all. It’s like I was looking into a big window…you know what I can’t even get my metaphors in order how am I expected to quickly get my blog in order? Let’s just say it’s not as easy as you’d think.

I’m at this point where I’m not sure if I’m supposed to address everything I’ve missed or pretend nothing has happened and pretend this is a new blog and I start from day 1. Get your tissues ready, because I’m going to do the second one. Mostly because it’s the easiest option. But don’t fret I am still going to go over some important opinions on the big things that I’ve missed. But it’s going to be extremely watered down. because let’s be honest I can’t fully remember every emotion I was feeling at the time and I can’t remember absolutely everything I should have been blogging about. So, let’s break this down by agency.

Hello!Project:

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As you know H!P is my first great idol love and absolutely nothing or nobody can touch it or top it. Now, I’m sorry if that seems extremely biased. But at the same time I make no apologizes. EVERY idol fan has that one group or one agency they consider their number one. Since I personally follow about 20 idol groups and cover about 25 on this blog in total, give me a break.

That being said it’s mostly to say that I still have very fluffy warm feelings for H!P. However, I am starting to get extremely bored with H!P’s song being more and more interchangeable. For a while H!P groups had a distinct sound. C-ute was the group focused on intense dancing so you could expect great dances and dance numbers from them. Berryz Koubou was this quirky, funky group that got the songs you’d never expect them to get because of their age. It was the group where H!P really went all out and took risks with their music. S/mileage was this full dose of sugary idol cuteness and fun. And perfectly balanced things out and is also my personal favorite type of music. Buono was this interesting rock sound. Morning Musume is this unique entity where there sound is usually constantly changing. You could have a ska song, a mature song, and a dubstep song in close proximity and for some reason it worked. And then Juice=Juice stepped on the scene and we got this jazzy adult themed group which was a breathe of fresh air.

Now, that’s H!P at it’s best to me. But the current state of H!P is nowhere near that glory. Instead every single group is making the same song. It’s danceable, it’s electronic, it’s probably got some autotune, and it’s absolutely mature. Where’s the variety in that? Every once in a while Berryz will throw us a fun song. But it’s not really enough. And S/mileage’s fun songs like Yattaruchan and Ee ka even sound too mature for a fun song. And who’s bright idea was it to give J=J a bland and too sweet song like Hajimete wo Keikenchuu? And don’t even get me started on how they really need to bring Buono back already.

That’s how I feel about the music. And I honestly feel like everyone else loves the overall sound. But why? Hasn’t the dance thing been done to death in H!P? Sadly, I think we’ve got a few more years of this. So, there’s not much I can do about that. I just have to hope when the 12th gen comes or that other Kenshuusei group were promised ever gets formed they’ll inject some much needed young flare. But H!P and Tsunku like to screw us around because they know where in too deep to really make a stink about it.

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That being said my love for Morning Musume has skyrocketed. Morning Musume has always been my favorite H!P group and lately my love for them has been on full blast. Just because I am so incredibly proud of my girls. They are working so hard and it really shows in their improved singing and dancing. They are also slowing clawing their way back to their former glory. They are getting consecutive number one singles, they are getting more opportunists to perform on music shows. They were on Music Station for God’s sake. They are even singing the theme for the Japanese Olympic team. Like wow they are doing so well. And honestly just thinking about this makes me so so happy for them. That I’ve loved this girls for years, and loved them during what’s considered their lowest point in history, and the masses are finally starting to see what’s so great about them. And I honestly couldn’t be happier or more proud.

Johnny’s:

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I honestly can’t remember the last things I said about Johnny’s before I took my “hiatus.” But I can say that my love fro Arashi has exploded, but I’m not sure when it started. But Arashi is my absolute top Johnny’s group now. Standing well above the rest. Completely smashing former NEWS to pieces. Though anyone that has ever read my blog is well aware why that wasn’t exactly a hard thing to do. But I love Arashi so much now that it’s hard to ever think of a time when I didn’t. I have so much love for them that it’s impossible to think of how there was ever a time I liked another group more than Arashi. If this 6 month break did anything it was give me enough time to watch a good chunk of Arashi’s variety shows. Way more than I’d seen before. And that’s where the attachment formed. I now consider Arashi to be on the same level as Morning Musume. And if you don’t know anything about me just know that that is HUGE. I’ve said a few times before if I could only listen to 2 idol groups for the rest of my life I would be completely satisfied with Arashi and Morning Musume being them.

Koki

KAT-TUN, oh KAT-TUN where do I even start about? Did you know they actually lost a member? Imagine that? Oh, it was Tanaka Koki, totally not a big deal at all. Except this was the absolute worst thing to happened to KAT-TUN ever. This was the most devastating lose that Johnny’s has experienced since I became a fan. Who cares if Eggplant, dead fish eyes, poison tongue, and smoke stacks left or where fired from their groups. They all stayed within the agency. Except for chimney but hey we still have his brother who was obviously the real golden boy within the Morimoto brothers. This is Koki we’re talking about. Koki, my beloved Koki. Also known as Tanaka the absolute only reason I’ve ever listened to or cared about KAT-TUN in the slightest Koki. This is a gigantic heartbreak. Koki was one of my favorite Johnny’s members of all time. 

And I’ll say it when he was officially fired I did cry. Not full water works. More like I teared up and maybe had a Crybaby moment. (Remember cause he could only cry one tear? No? Go watch the movie then.) It all started with me finding his newest penis pictures released scandal hilarious. Of course right after that legions of fans were whining that this meant the end for him. And with my usual flippant attitude I went, “Nah, that’ll never happen.” Well, someone please remind me to never say that because I’ve never been right about anything ever. (Except calling that Akanishi Jin was leaving KAT-TUN and Arihara Kanna was getting the boot from C-ute)

His firing hit me like a ton of bricks. So, I’m at this weird moment where I have absolutely no reason to listen to KAT-TUN anymore. As you’ll recall I said the same thing about NEWS when Ryo and Yamapi left. But I can honestly say that this time feels different. With NEWS I loved NEWS as a whole first and Ryo second. With KAT-TUN I loved Koki first and KAT-TUN second. So, I don’t know anymore. Hearing his rap cut from the recent episode of Music Station hurt. A lot.

HeySayJUMP

I actually don’t really have anything important to say about the other Johnny’s groups other than: NEWS’ Seven Colors is mediocre and release a new single already! And Hey! Say! JUMP is finally getting a new single, and my beloved Keito actually has a line. Stop the world.

AKB48 and sister groups:

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I’m gonna be honest with you if I’m not blogging about these groups I don’t pay attention to them that often on my own. I blog about them 90% for my dear readers. As I’ve said 100 times now. However, I do admit I’ve become increasingly addicted to Kitagawa Kenji for the past couple of months. I always thought I just liked SKE48 more than AKB48. But I’ve come to the conclusion that every other group is just better than AKB48. I’m sorry but AKB48 is too used sitting on the female idol throne that they don’t even try anymore musically. It’s SKE48 and NMB48 that have the interesting and fun songs now. Since they are working hard to forge their own name and get out of AKB48’s shadows.

Other idol groups:

Dream5

I have to admit I find it pretty difficult to keep up with the other groups I follow if I’m not blogging about them. Usually I’d have to make sure I checked up on them frequently so I could immediately make a post for my lovely readers. But left on my own I don’t find out about new singles until the PV is out. And I don’t find out about new PVs until about a week or two after they were released. Which is not really good.

MomoCLo

So how do I feel about some of these groups? I’m glad you asked. Momoiro Clover Z is back to impressing me. Coming off of their pretty disappointed 5th Dimension album, their newest single Gounn blew me away. I am in love with absolutely everything about SUPER GiRLS newest singles. I think the songs they chose to cover were perfect, and I of course love that my beloved Ami got her own solo. 

Fudanjuku

Surprisingly I’ve been pretty addicted to Dream5. If you recall before I stopped blogging I said how I discovered 3 new idol groups to love, Dream5 being one of them. Well I am absolutely enamored by them. Their music is fun, upbeat, energetic, and happy. I feel completely at ease and in high spirits just listening to them. Hibi Mikoto has become my favorite member because of her adorable voice and her adorable face. She kind of looks like a mouse, but in a cute way. Fudanjuku has become another one of the new groups that I have been following pretty closely. Danso Revolution has be come one of my favorite songs lately. And I am still having confusing and conflicting feels about Seto Kouki.

So, that’s very quickly my thoughts and feelings on some things. So, what’s o come you ask? Well you can still look forward to the same PV reviews, news pieces, over analyzations, and thought out blog entries you’ve come to love and expect from JM over the years. You can also look forward to my December staples, my idol Christmas picspam and my end of the year countdown. This year may be different, but keep in mind I make no promise. Someone on twitter suggested I do a top 100 singles countdown.

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Since there are close to 100 idol singles of groups that I follow released this year. Let’s see if I’m crazy enough to take the challenge.

I also had a good rant about Sakurai Sho and Johnny’s marriage on twitter. I feel like I can expand that a bit and make it into a really thought out blog post. So, if you’ve read the main points already on twitter I’m sorry. But if you haven’t read it yet, come on man don’t seek it out and spoil it for yourself.

New AKB48 sub-group No Name announced

It was announced that the members of AKB48, SKE48, and NMB48, that were chosen to voice act in the AKB48 anime, AKB0048, will be forming a new sub-group to release the opening and ending themes. The new sub-group is called No Name and the official release not of their single has yet to be announced. But the opening theme is titled Kibou ni Tsuite and the ending theme is titled Yume wa Nandomo Umarekawaru. AKB0048 begins ariring April 29th, so we should have a preview of the song in a few days.

I am really excited for this, after the 30 members passed the first round of juding for the anime I really wanted Sato Amina, Sato Sumire, and Watanabe Mayu to pass because I had a feeling the winners would also be doing the themes. And I am completely thrilled that it’s actually happening. Despite Amina never getting any attention or lines, she actually has one of my favorite voices in AKB48. She might not be the most vocally talented singer in any 48 group, but she has that adorable idol voice that I absolutely love. But sadly poor Amina is shoved in the back of this promo pic so it’s pretty much guaranteed she’s not going to get a solo line. I’m actually a little confused as to who the center for this single is going to be. Is it going to be Mayu because she’s in the absolute center of the picture or it Kumi because she’s in the center of the front row?  It’s probably going to be Mayu lead and Kumi secondary anyway. Either way I’ll still be happy since both girls have adorable voices.

NMB48 to release new single

NMB48 is going to be releasing their 4th single. The single will be released on May 9th and is titled Nagiichi. One of the B-sides will be a solo song by Watanabe Miyuki. Mostly likely to continue her push as a front girl as she was also temporarily added to AKB48’s Team B.

I have a real love hate relationship with NBM48. But I absolutely loved everything about Junjou U-19. The song and the PV were just perfect. But NMB48 really seems to be picking the wrong songs as A-sides. In nearly all of their releases, in my opinion, their B-side’s are a lot stronger than the A-sides. And maybe that’s an unpopular opinion but I’d seriously take pretty much any of the B-sides over the A-sides. This song seems to be a summer themed song. So, I’m pretty much expecting it to be nothing special and just be their bikini initiation single.

AKB48 announce 26th single and 2012 Senbatsu

Among the announcments a few days ago at AKB48’s Gyoumu Renraku concert in Saitama Super Arena, AKB48 announced that they will be releasing their 26th single. The single is titled Manatsu no Sounds Good and will be released on May 23rd.

AKB48 really knows how to pump out singles, because it seriously feels like Give Me Five was released yesterday. However, I’m not expecting much from this single at all. Since the title translates to either midsummer sounds good or sounds good in midsummer you can pretty much expect this to be AKB48’s yearly excuse to wear a bikini. Now, I could care less about summer themed bikini PVs. They an actually be very entertaining if done well, like Passpo’s ViVi Natsu PV or SUPER GiRLS’ Max Otome Gokoro. But AKB48’s bikini PVs are all the same. Yes, Everyday Kachuusha was playing homage to past PVs, but I’ve already expressed how I felt that that theme was premature and was done mostly because of lack of creativity and wanted to make another bikini PV. And to match the similar PVs all of their bikini summer singles sound really similar. I want something new and exciting not more of the same. Which is why Give Me Five was so refreshing.
Now, I do realize it’s much to early to judge the song since we’ve never heard it, but I’m mostly just voicing my concerns over how this single could end up being completely bland and predictable. I honestly hope I’m wrong.

And of course the much more exciting news that was announced, was AKB48’s senbatsu for their 27th single. Voting tickets for the senbatsu will most likely be included in the Manatsu no Sounds Good single, which is going to boots that singles sales immensely. AKB48 is at the peak of their popularity which means more people will want to vote in the Senbastu, and the fact that this may or may not be Acchan’s last single I expect records to be broken and this to possibly become AKB48’s highest selling single yet.

In this year’s Senbatsu will include 243 members. This is a huge increase since Teams N and 4 were created as well as HKT48. It really is a mind blowing amount of members. And adds to why I doubt there will ever be a time when I can remember ever single girls name. There are just too many. To compensate fro the staggering amount of members this year’s Senbatsu will be divided into 4 groups instead of the usual 2. And as of right now it is still unclear if Acchan will take part is this year’s Senbatsu.

Big changes to AKB48

As some of you will notice I’ve been a little MIA lately from blogging. I’ve been fairly busy lately, so blogging had to go on the back burner for a bit. And while I was away some huge announcements concerning AKB48 were made. So many that I’m splitting it into 2 post, and lumping all of the important news into this post.

Of course I am starting out with the biggest news, which is Maeda Atsuko is graduating.

Acchan announced this yesterday at AKB48′s Gyoumu Renraku. Tanomu zo, Katayama-buchou concet at Saitama Super Arena. During her announcement she didn’t exactly state her reason for leaving, instead she just said that it’s time to move on toward her next dream. As of right now an official date of her graduation has yet to be be announced.

I can honestly say that I didn’t see this coming. I expected the next graduation to Shinoda Mariko. I am completed shocked by this announcement. Perhaps if I followed AKB48 a bit closer I wouldn’t be so shocked? But as someone who is trying to, but doesn’t really have the time to, become more than just a casual fan, I find this all to be almost surreal. Acchan has been the face of AKB48 for a while now. After she’s been in such a prominent position for so long it’s going to be weird seeing PVs and live performances without her in them. And I really am going to miss hearing her voice. It’s very soft and pretty. I mean Flower is such a beautiful song, and I absolutely love 7ji 12fun no Hatsukoi.
I guess this means after Acchan graduates Yuko is going to be the new face of AKB48. I can still remember how big of a deal it was when she beat Acchan in the senbatsu back in 2010. It really is going to be odd to see her as the new face. I also wonder what this means for the senbatsu as a whole? Now that Acchan is leaving, who is going to get her 150,000 votes? Maybe we’ll be seeing a complete shift and change. I honestly hope this means that Sayaka will get to be in the media senbatsu. But I doubt Acchan’s fans are also Sayaka fans.
Even though Acchan is leaving I don’t really think this will hurt them at all. Maybe it would have like 5 years ago, but AKB48 has turned into to such a force in the idol world that I don’t see them slowing down anytime soon. Last senbatsu Acchan got roughly 140,000 votes and her solo single sold roughly 200,000. So, the first Acchanless single will most likely only be a decrease of 175,000 or so. Which is nothing when you’re a group that’s selling over a million copies every release. I also bet that the last single featuring her is going to break some records.

The next piece of news is Matsui Jurina and Watanabe Miyuki are going to temporarily join AKB48.

SKE48 member Matsui Jurina is going to be transfered to AKB48 Team K, and NMB48 member Watanabe Miyuki is going to be transfered to AKB48 Team B. Both girls will remain in their respective groups while this is going on. And for how long this transfer is, is anybody’s guess as an official end date hasn’t been announced.
I have to say that I don’t really see the point in having them transfer over since Matsui Jurina is usually featured in ever AKB48 release anyway, and they could have just added Miyuki to the singles as well. I think having the girls now do stages and singles for both groups is a bit much. And I don’t get why either girls were picked. I know Jurina has been in almost every AKB48 single since Oogoe diamond, but I thought Matsui Rena was more popular then her now? And isn’t Yamamoto Sayaka the face of NMB48? And she was in 2 AKB48 singles and Miyuki was only in 1. And she didn’t even make it to the top 40 of the 2011 senbatsu election.
But there is one aspect of this that I do, and that’s that each girl was placed in the perfect team. Jurina is a good singer an amazing dancer, so she’s perfect for Team K. And Miyuki is adorable and has a fairly cute voice, so she’s perfect for Team B.

The next, and final, piece of news is Team 4 is now complete and Team 8 is going to be created.

During AKB48’s concert at Saitama Super Arena it was also announced that 5 members of were being added to Team 4 to bring Team 4 to it’s full 16 members. The members promoted were Tano Yuka, Iwata Karen, Kato Rena, Takahashi Juri, and Kawaei Rina. Congrates to them. But I don’t follow Research Students at all, so I couldn’t really tell you anything about them.
And if completing Team 4 wasn’t enough, Aki-P announced that the remaining Research Students that weren’t picked for Team 4 will now be working to establish Team 8. Which really comes as no surprise. When Team 4 was announced it was only a matter of time before Team 8 was also announced. Which also means when Team 8 is eventually created and completed that will bring AKB48 to a staggering 80 members.

Here’s a news clip talking about most of these changes. You guys should watch it before it gets taken down.

All eyes on NMB48 in the center of the ring

A few weeks ago the full PV for NMB48’s recent single, Junjou U-19, was released.

After watching the PV I am blow away, I am just utterly impressed and amazed. This PV takes taking cheap PVs and still making them interesting to a whole new level. If you watch the PV you can tell it had a pretty small budget as the entire PV is filmed on the same set. But what this PV lacks in overall set design they make up for it tenfold with striking visuals, costumes, and the overall theme.
This PV has a very cirque du soleil/regular circus theme. In the beginning of the PV the girls are giving some sort of gymnastic powers from what looks like a clown wizard. Which I do admit is a bit weird and outlandish. But that’s pretty much my only complaint I have for the entire PV. The rest of the PV is filled with the girls doing many different types of circus and acrobatic routines. Such as aerial tissu, walking on a tightrope, and bunch of other aerial gymastics. The PV also features flips and other cute cirus performances such as rolling over giant balls and walking down invisible stairs. They even show Sayka almost being fired from a cannon. We obviously never see her actually doing it because it would be really dangerous, and apparently expensive to hire a professional to do it.
The PV from start to finish is just mesmerizing. It’s eye-catching, it’s fun, and incredibly entertaining. There is literally so much going on it’s hard to keep track off it all. There isn’t one scene (besides close-ups of course) where something exciting or interesting isn’t happening. NMB48 just set the bar pretty high. This is one of the most creative and spectacular idol PVs I’ve seen in a long time. It might even be one of the best I’ve ever seen period.
Another big plus of the PV are the costumes. There are about 8-10 different costumes. 4 group costumes and then a bunch of other costumes for each different circus performance. It’s just incredible the amount of different costumes featured in this PV. They really add another interesting element to the PV.

I absolutely love these outfits.

The wizard clown.

Apparently all he has to do it wink and you get magical powers.

I love that girl in the back, she reacts in such a cute way.

I don’t really like the set.

But I do like the dance.

These metal boxes remind me of the metal boxes Arashi used during their Scene tour.

I love aerial tissu so much.

Impressive.

I wish Sayaka wasn’t the only one wearing a hat. It makes the outfit to be honest.

The more I see Nana the more she looks like Nakky to me.

Human hamster wheel.

I’m Genie for you boy. Sorry, this reminds me SNSD’s Genie outfit way too much.

Of course they had too add some fanservice.

Cool dance move.

She’s pretty and I love her makeup.

She kinda had weird teeth, but she’s a cutie.

Pretty.

I don’t get what this group roll is all about.

Simple illusion, but still pretty cute.

I don’t really like these outfits, but I love that they say their nicknames on them.

Adorable.

I love these outfits.

Lol.

I love everything about this outfit. The hair is just perfect.

Wow, doing a flip on a tightrope. I am completely impressed.

Hot.

Flying jellyfish. That’s kinda lame.

Is that a guy?

I guess he’s a clown, wizard, and a mime.

Lol.

I love how in sync they are.

Dramatic walking.

Words cannot describe how much I love these outfits.

It sucks that Sayaka only lays in the cannon.

NMB48 to release 3rd single

It was recently announced that NMB48 will be releasing their 3rd single. The single is currently untitled but it will be released on February 8th.

I wish I could say that I was excited for another NBM48 single, but I’m not really. I’m interested in what it’s going to sound like, but that’s honestly about it. NMB48 is pretty much hit or miss with me. I thought their first single was incredible, and to me that set the bar pretty high for NMB48. That’s why their 2nd single was such a disappointment to me. Their B-sides are actually a lot better then their A-sides have been. But again Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo’s B-sides were much better. Oh My God’s B-sides were too slow for my taste.

NMB48’s god-awful new PV

The full PV for NBM48’s 2nd single, Oh My God!, has been released. It was actually released two days ago, but I’ve been avoiding writing about it.

And I’ve been avoiding it because the PV preview didn’t exactly set the bar high for this PV. And in that sense, the PV didn’t disappoint. Because the full PV was just as boring as the PV preview. So, congratulations to NMB48. They are nothing if not consistent.
The PV is pretty much the same as the PV preview shows NBM48 dancing on the grass in school uniforms and cheerleading uniforms. But they also throw in some scenes of the girls playing an intense soccer match. Personally, I find sport incredibly boring. I don’t bother sitting through real sport let along simulated ones. So, having soccer in it at all made me enjoy the PV less right off the bat. But I guess it’s supposed to add an element of excitment to the PV or make it more dynamic. Or they want you to root for NMB48, because they are being beaten horrible in the PV. Most likely to subconsciously get you used to the idea of rooting for NMB48. This PV doesn’t really end the story. Apparently there’s an even longer version on the DVD. But I can’t be bothered to sit through a PV longer than about 6 minutes. I’m willing to bet that NMB48 comes from behind, as an utter cliche, and wins the macth. Which could also symbolize to the viewer to keep rooting for NMB48, because no matter how long it takes they will eventually win. Maybe I’m just reading too much into the PV. But when there’s absolutely nothing going on in the PV, I’d like to think there’s some greater meaning behind it. Granted most idol PVs are as meaningless as they come.

And I don’t care already.

There are actually some elements of te dance that are adorable. And overall, the dance seems extremely polished.

Jumping always increases the fun factor.

Hurry run, whatshername! I swear I will eventally know all the names of the 48 groups besides AKB48.

Of course I know Sayaka and Nana though. They seem to be pushed the most. Sayaka is a little odd looking, but is also pretty cute.

Fail.

Oh man, they are actually playing soccer. I don’t know if I can contain my excitment.

Headband chick looks cute. Too bad you can’t really tell in this cap.

Quick, everyone act like they are falling down.

Are they serious with this move right now? It’s times like this I don’t understand why I don’t just drop everything and become an idol choreographer. It doesn’t look too hard.

Even the coach is displeased.

Maybe I don’t watch soccer enough, but wouldn’t it be extremely easy to catch up 3 point?

Am I the only one focusing on the random jazz hands dance in the background?

They sure love to show them fall down a lot in this PV. And this is the first timed I noticed they are signed to laugh out laugh records. That explains why this PV is such a joke. XD

Oh, it’s on now! Their best player has arrived. I guess there was some big falling out a la Oogoe Diamond.

Why are the player handing out water to the audience? That’s completely backwards.

She’s finally here! I always knew she’d come!

Creepy angle. Maybe that’s just because I don’t find 18 girls looking down at me appealing. But that’s just me.

Couldn’t they have made the cheerleading outfits actually cute?

This is the most awkward part of the whole PV.

I don’t get it. Just because they make one good player return, doesn’t mean suddenly the rest of the team is going to suck less now. Unless they are trying to say, when that girl wasn’t there it threw off the entire team. Cliche!

I feel bad for the one girl who wasn’t included. And way to not even make an actual cheerleading pyramid.

Sayaka is almost frightening looking at times.

I don’t find this endearing, you’re not going to suck me in like that. Give me a good song and PV, then we’ll talk.

I honestly don’t even care what the outcome is.

NMB48-Oh My God! PV preview

The PV preview for NMB48’s upcoming second single, Oh My God!, has been released. And of course it has to be one of those 2 and a half inute PV previews that completely ruins the full PV.

However, there’s not really much to ruin. Mostly because there’s not really much going on in the preview. Most of the preview shows the members of NMB48 dancing in school uniforms on the grass in front of a school. And I got immediate flashbacks to AKB48’s Aitakatta PV and Buono’s Honto no Jibun PV. And then in the blink of an eye it’s randomly night and they are dancing in cheerleading uniforms. Which make me think of SNSD’s Oh! music video, but not in a good way. Because Oh! blows this way out of the water.
And I am just completely at loss for words here. This PV is equal parts cheap and boring. It looks like this is a PV they would make for one of their B-sides. The PV as a whole is just completely useless. I don’t understand what happened to NMB48’s spark. Both the song and PV for Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo were amazing. I mean, it hooked me into NMB48. But now they give us Oh My God!, and it’s just awful.

NMB48 announces 2nd single

It was announced recently that NMB48 will be relasing their second single. The single is entitled Oh My God! and will be released on October 19th. With exactly 1 month until the release date we also have a radio rip for the song. Quite honestly, this single seems incredibly rushed to me.

I am a little dissapointed by the song. It’s nowhere near as strong as their debut single. The music and singing are both too simple, soft, and bland. To me it sounds like the B-sides that AKB48 releases. I’m not hearing a sound that is uniquely NMB48. This song is incredibly forgetable. Which is sad, because I absolutely loved Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo. With so many AKB48 sister groups to keep track of it seems like they honestly don’t know what to do with NMB48. Which makes me worried about what HKT48 will sound like.

You can of course purchase this single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.


NMB48- Oh My God! [CD+DVD / Type-A]

NMB48- Oh My God! [CD+DVD / Type-B]

NMB48- Oh My God! [CD+DVD / Type-C]