Not Yet are the talk of the town in new PV

A few days ago AKB48 sub-group Not Yet released the full PV for their 3rd single Pera Pera Perao.

Just when I didn’t think the PV could get any better than the preview showed. Somehow Not Yet managed to go above and beyond my expectations, and made probably one of my favorite PVs in 2011 so far. I absolutely love everything about this PV. I love the sets, the outfits, the background dancers, the clear storyline, and the use of English throughout the PV. I love the fact that most of the PV is PV takes place in a 50’s styled diner. I’m not sure if I would have liked it as much if it was just a regular diner. But not only that the set itslef is styled beautifully, there are a lot of props in it and it is very bright and vibrant. But Not Yet doesn’t stop there, no instead they have 3 additional sets. Which aren’t as spectacular as the diner set, and actually look like they might be in front of a green screen. But how often do we really see idol PVs with 3 or 4 different sets? Hardly ever. Not Yet also wears 3 different outfits, which is another rarity in idol PVs. Usually we only get a dance scene outfits and sometimes a close-up. I honestly think only two of the outfits are cute, but you have to give them extra points for even having 3 outfits. The other aspect of the PV that I love is how clear the storyline is. The PV is supposed to follow the lyrics about a guy who wants to be able to talk better to girls, and you can see that in the PV. The PV does have scenes showing little boys be unable to get their true feelings across to the members of Not yet. The thought bubbles written in English obvious make it 100 times easier to understand.
Overall I think the PV is completely solid. It’s really fun and is a joy to watch. The only part of the PV I’m not too enamored is the dance. But they make up for it by having backup dancers.

I absolutely love the set!

No, really. Look how pretty the set is.

I always love this dance move in idol dances.

The dance is a little too simple. I do love these outfits though. They are a pretty simple design, but are still cute.

Rie’s hairstyle is super cute.

This scene is cute. And lolz at Rie’s face.

Hmm, this is oddly familiar.

It’s probably because Secret’s Shy Boy video has a nearly identical scene.

I love that I can read that.

It’s no fun when I can’t. XD

Sasshi is so pretty. *O*

Adorable. But that kida looks so confused.

Lol.

I can’t help being biased. Rie and Sasshi look the best in this PV.

Backup dancers makes any dance look better.

Aww poor kid. But Yuko looks gorgeous.

Yui looks as washed up as ever.

Everyone looks so awkward here. Like they don’t expect the mic stand to go down properly.

Random shot of the kids.

Yui always comes off as fake to me. But Rie looks cute, sporting another adorable hairstyle.

Adorable!

Lolz at Yuko.

You’re on the phone? I would have never guessed!

Meh, Yui doesn’t even look cute here.

Gorgeous! Rie manages too look flawless in all 3 outfits. It’s the like the stylist was a Rie fan. Lol.

Cute.

I love that’s it’s just randomly night.

Aww, Yuko looks so sad.

But Yui looks creepy and emotionless.

The bubbles add a cute effect.

I just noticed the ceiling tiles are rainbow colored, that’s awesome. XD

Not Yet-Pera Pera Perao PV preview

AKB48 sub-group Not Yet announced they are releasing their 3rd single. The single is entitled Pera Pera Perao and will be released on November 16th. A short PV preview for the single has also been released.

The preview is only about 50 seconds long so it’s hard to really get a feel for the song, since we only hear the chorus. But when I can hear of it sounds absolutely adorable. What is so interesting about Not Yet is each single their sound completely changes. The single is a the typical type of idol songs that I absolutely love. Yeah, it’s a tad generic but it’s fun and upbeat, and that’s all that really matters.
Because of the way they preview is we only get to see 20 seconds of the PV. The PV has a restaurant/waitress theme, and features the girls in a 50’s styled dinner wearing adorable waitress uniforms. What I like about the PV is that the set is very vibrant and interesting. The PV also shows Not Yet standing next to little boys, which is apparently supposed to be following the lyrics of the song. But since I can’t understand them, that meaning is lost on me. XD Another interesting aspect of this is that they have random backup dancers in the PV. Which isn’t really something that AKB48 or their sub-groups really do. I think it adds a nice element to the PV and makes them standout more as a sub-group.

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


Not Yet – Pera Pera Perao [CD+DVD / Type-A]

Not Yet – Pera Pera Perao [CD+DVD / Type-B]

Not Yet – Pera Pera Perao [CD+DVD / Type-C]