Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Perfume-Nee PV preview

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With two weeks until the release of Perfume's new single Nee a PV preview has been released.

I was a little bit upset that the PV is just basically the commercial mixed with a dance scene and close ups. It's a little bit unoriginal. But Perfume seems to do that when their songs are used for commercials. There is honestly nothing really going on in the PV, so I'm sorry I have nothing witty to say about it. Honestly the best part of the whole PV is how cute A-chan and Nocchi look. And that's honestly it.
Though I am pretty excited to finally here more of the song then just Nee. The song is actually really great. I love the distorted music sequences throughout the song. And of course the Nee parts are absolutely adorable.


C-ute-Aitai Lonely Christmas preview

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The radio preview for C-ute's new single, Aitai Lonely Christmas was just released a few hours ago.


When I first heard the title of C-ute's new single I was honestly expecting something along the lines of Shiroi Tokyo or Oujisama to Yuki no Yoru. I was also thinking it was going to be a slow wintry ballad. So I was a bit surprised how this song barely sounds like a Christmas song at all. And yet the song is completely what I was expecting it to be. A sound about being sad that you're all alone on Christmas. And since I can understand the smallest fraction of this song seems to be about wanting to see someone but they don't show up. At least I think it might be. My Japanese is pretty limited so don't quote me on that.

Overall I'm actually surprised by how much I really like the song. The music is really good and the lyrics seem to be heartbreaking yet at the same time cute. This is also seems to be the most evenly distributed C-ute song ever. Of course Airi has the most lines, but she only has like 3 more lines. And every other girls has basically the same amount of lines. And what's really surprising I actually really love Saki's voice in this song. Her voice usually annoys me so much it is a little annoying at parts of this song but it's not so over barring. And believe it or not I think Mai sounds the best in this song. Her voice just blends perfectly with the music.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NEWS are Fighting Men

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Words cannot describe how excited I have been for NEWS's new PV to be released. And now that it has I feel like I can die happy. Mostly because the PV is amazing. I saw the first 10 seconds and I was in love already. Yeah that might have been a little premature, but after watching the whole PV the early reaction was justified. Just like I said a few days ago, this looks like NEWS's most expensive PV ever. There is just so much going on in the PV. Two different group dances sequences, each members solo dance, their story line, their singing close ups, the walking part in the beginning. I mean this video is just far from boring. And it's probably hands down my favorite, and the best, NEWS PV pretty much ever. I can't even express into words how much I love this PV. It's just fantastic. It's PVs like this that makes fangirling NEWS easier.
By the way, I am a RABID NEWS fan so be prepeared for an overdose of screencaps. :D


I hate the blur scenes. They're such a tease.
 
Intense! No, seriously. After this flew by I was ready to kick things into high gear. Maybe I'm just a little too excited. XD
This PV has just gotten significantly sexier.
 
Sometimes Kei-chan is super adorable.
 
Is there ever a time Yamapi doesn't look hot? Let me rephrase that, is there ever a time Yamapi doesn't look hot when his hair isn't ugly? XD
 
Shige always has to thrown in some weirdness.
 
My god Ryo looks bangin'.
 
Scenes like this will never not C-ute's Forever Love PV. I know this has been done a million times before Forever Love and will be done a million times after it. But it will just always remind me of Forever Love.
 
Yamapi looks hot and slightly girly at the same time. Nice all seeing eye logo on the flyers  in the background. XD
Woah unflattering extreme close up.
 
Wow, is every member really going to watch themselves on some sort of device?
 
No, seriously every member. Here's the Yamapi cap I didn't bother taking before.
 
Come on this makes 4!
 
Stupid dance move is stupid.
 
Lolz they're all singing along to themselves dancing. Of course I had to use Ryo for the cap. At least that's a completely unique way to do the close up singing parts.
 
For some reason Massu actually looks hot in this PV. O_O
 
Massu kinda looks like Naruto when he does that. But look at Shige next to him all sexy. XD
 
Awesome! I totally wasn't expecting the megaphone. And Shige looks way too happy to be using it. His eyes are like bulging  out.
 
I guess I should have at least one picture of Tegoshi.
 
I hate how cute this was.
 
Rip off! He has the same phone as Massu.
 
Or maybe he doesn't. XD
 
Hot!
I love how Ryo has to be the last one to leave.
 
How cute.
 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

KAT-TUN-Change UR World preview

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KAT-TUN will be releasing their first single in their new Jinless era on November 17th. The song is entitled Change UR World and is being used as the theme for Kame's news show Going! Sports and News. In my opinion this release seems pretty rushed. The single was announced only one month before the release. Usually JE releases are announced at least 2 months in advance. But 1 month, 2 months, I guess it's not really that big of a deal. It's less time we have to wait for a PV.


I find it completely hilarious and ironic that their very first official Jinless release sounds completely like the songs Jin shines in. Jin always sings in this breathy sort of sexy manner. And that's exactly how this song sounds. I actually mistook Kame and Maru for Jin. And tell me Kame's Change UR World screaming at the end doesn't remind you of Jin's backup/screams from Real Face. Literally after hearing the first 30 seconds my actual reaction was, "wow Jin sounds great in this." Then I of course immediately realized that Jin isn't even in KAT-TUN anymore.


But beyond the whole Jin-ness of the song, I think the song is absolutely amazing. This song blows Going and No More Pain out of the water. There isn't even a competition this song just automatically wins. The music is pretty intense for most of the song but when the chorus ends the music is absolutely incredible. It's like Keep The Faith mixed with Real Face but times a thousand. I'm sorry V6 and NEWS, but I think KAT-TUN has just made the best song about changing a world.
The line distribution seems pretty fair. It seems like every member gets a solo. And Koki's is absolutely hot. But Koki's rap is actually pretty weird sounding and it kinda throws the song off track for a bit. Which I'm sad about because Koki's raps are usually the best part of KAT-TUN songs. And not even because I'm a biased Koki fan. Koki's raps are usually just full of win. But in this song it sounds like Koki has the hiccups while rapping. It's kinda funny.


YuiKaori-Heartbeat ga Tomaranai PV preview

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Apparently a few days after YuiKaori previewd their new single, Heartbeat ga Tomaranai, on their web radio show they also released an actual PV preview a couple of days later. But this just completely fell under my radar. I actually completely forgot they hadn't released the PV preview yet until today.

Since this is YuiKaori's most toned downed single it only makes sense it's their simplest PV. But it still turns out to be a completely adorable PV. The PV storyline follows a lovesick YuiKaori throughout the town being followed by a giant heart. They also keep checking their cell phone a lot, so I bet there's something about phones in the lyrics. I could have sworn I heard keitai in there somewhere.


And of course the main focus of this PV, and every other YuiKaori PV, is the dance scene. The dance scenes are my absolute favorite because YuiKaori are wearing gigantic white bows. Which remind me of Tsuji Nozomi and Suzuki Airi. XD


Friday, October 22, 2010

NEWS-Fighting Man PV preview

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With less than 2 weeks until NEWS's new single,Fighting Man, is released we finally have a preview for the PV. Since this preview was on some morning news shows its a very decent 1:30 preview.

I am absolutely impressed with how the PV looks. I mean this looks like it was the most expensive NEWS PV ever filmed. From some reason NEWS always gets extremely cheap PVs. And the best always go to KAT-TUN and some times Arashi. Actually everything from Weeeek on isn't really cheap looking. But it's not expensive looking either. This PV isn't expensive looking but it does seem like it cost more to make.


Even though a majority of the PV is just dancing I still think it's pretty awesome looking. The dance scenes look really energetic and fun to watch. The dance in the PV looks like it uses more punch moves than in the Music Station performance, which is weird. But whatever. It's also really awesome that every NEWS member gets 3 different outfit. And then each member has their little close up/story like they did in Sakura Girl.
And of course Ryo looks the best in the PV.


Play well with NYC

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When I first saw previews for NYC's Yoku Asobi Yoku Manabe PV I didn't expect to really like it at all. Since it looked like a majority of it was filmed at ShopRite some random grocery store. But after watching the PV I really do like it. I love the whole tourists running around New York City theme it has. It reminds me a lot of Puffy AmiYumi's Kore ga Watashi no Ikirumichi PV. The whole thing ends up being super adorable. My personal favorite part of the PV is all the NYC signs the show throughout the PV. Though every time the signs are shown it kinda seems like they are saying look how many times we are personally mentioned in NYC. I think I'm probably the only one that thinks that way. XD

And of course you know I have to do an actual review of the PV.

Oh man Coney Island! Too bad they don't actually go inside. But I don't blame them it is freezing outside. Unless it was filmed those days a few weeks back when it was randomly 80 degrees again over here. O_O
 
They didn't really have to track the trip this closely. XD
 
Every New York filmed PV needs a random shot of the Statue of Liberty.
 
It's so weird for NYC to stand with those kids for a couple reasons. They don't know them and those kids have no idea what's going on. But the main reason is those kids are way younger then NYC is and you can barely tell. LOL.

I love how this doorman looks like a Buckingham Palace guard.


Or maybe they do go inside Coney Island. XD

Perhaps Chinen will grow taller now. Get it? Because in the movie Big Tom Hanks wishes to become big in a fortune telling machine, then it happens. And Chinen is always whining about being short. XD

Chinen looks so disgusting it's hiliarious.

Ryosuke looks adorable.

Umm... what?

LOLZ.

WTF is Zap Daisy City?


Why does Ryosuke always make stupid faces in every PV he's in?

Oh man American Idiot.


Adorable hat and glasses combo.

I hate that just about everyone from Japan that goes to NYC always makes sure they get a hotdog. They're not even that great.

Natural History Musuem! XD

Hot!

Ryosuke is so cute.