A couple weeks ago the full PV for French Kiss’s 4th single, Saisho no Mail, was released.
Much like most French Kiss PVs this PV revolves heavily around a storyline and nothing else. Which is usually fine. I thought the story in the If PV was adorable. However, I am just not into the storyline in this PV at all. What I get from the PV is: the story follows around 3 girls who were obviously friends in high school but drifted apart because of their drastically different career choices. All of the girls are doing pretty badly at their most likely new jobs and are feeling pretty down. That is until Aki texts them and they all meet up. They do a few girl get together cliches, like shopping and karaoke. And then magically through the power of friendship, I guess, after they meet up everyone is now doing fantastic at their jobs.
First off, I do apperciate when my idol PVs have a storyline. It does help to make it more interesting, and an overall better PV. Since just dance shot and close-up PVs are a little boring. But I don’t want a PV that is so focused on having a storyline that it forgets it’s a music video. I do still want my close-ups and dance scenes. And in this PV their are hardly any close-up singing shots and no dancing.
Also, the entire PV is a walking cliche. And like most cliches it’s completely inaccurate. Not amount of support or positive reinforcement from your friends is going to make you a better teacher, actress, office worker, or anything. It’s not. And I know a lot of idol PVs are riddled with cliches. But I can’t really stand it. If it’s done in a quirky, intentionally cheesy sort of way, then that’s fine. But if it’s done in this super serious sort of way, I can’t really take it seriously. Honestly I wish they did what they did with the 10nen Zakura PV. The storyline in the beginning, but still the happy idol PV I love afterwards.
I can’t imagine Yuki ever being a kindergarden teacher. XD
I wanna say that Asuka is a dancer.
But then why does she get some sort of script?
Aki looks amazing with this hair.
Boring close-up setting.
Aki looks super goegeous.
I always complain when there’s Japanese writting in PVs that I can’t understand. And now that there’s some that I understand most of, it’s not important to the story at all. XD
Asuka is way too into it. Lol.
Are they seriously just standing there?
At least this is a bit of variety.
3 way high five. XD
That face. Lol.
Asuka looks gorgeous here.
I guess Asuka is an actress. But then why the streching in the beginning?
It’s about time.