Thursday, March 13, 2008

Momusu's 'Resonant Blue' PV...

Edit: What follows is an extremely biased review. I am quite aware that I am over-the-top biased (don't mean to offend, but I'm not an Ai, Reina, or Koharu fan, so...), and I say some things here that are unnecessary, but hey. It was my personal review, and I tend to exaggerate...a lot. I'm also aware that Tsunku writes and produces everything Momusu-related, but because of my over-the-top bias, I kinda ignore that fact. I deeply respect all three of the leads in this song/PV, and I appreciate all that they have done and will do for Momusu and Momusu's popularity, but like I said, I exaggerate when I'm fed-up/disappointed with certain things, and I come off a lot meaner than I meant to.

That said, carry on, if you wish. Just be prepared.






It's out, and it can be found here.

I'll reserve my final judgments for later; Tsunku claims that there will be another version of this PV released. It is a bit early for an H!P PV to be released, so I pray that this is true.

I have a huge qualm with this dance-shot-only (it seems) PV; FIND THE ENTRY WITH MY MOMUSU FAVORITES BANNER. CAREFULLY EXAMINE THE THREE COMING IN DEAD-LAST. THEN CAREFULLY EXAMINE THE THREE LEADS IN THIS PV (AKA THE THREE WITH SOME TYPE OF WHITE IN THEIR CLOTHING).





I AM SO SADDENED.

IT'S A TERRIBLE DAY WHEN FREAKIN' KUSUMI KOHARU IS MY FAVORITE OUT OF THE FRONT GIRLS.

Reina and Ai's voices are nice and all, BUT IT'S SO BORING HEARING THEM OVER AND OVER.

IT'S PRACTICALLY THE AI-REINA-KOHARU TRIO WITH SIX BACK-UP DANCERS THAT ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE AWESOME THAN THOSE IN THE TRIO ITSELF.




Now, I'm going to try and take a deep breath.


...The song is completely awesome (despite the bland and over-used vocals, it has a nice style; other vocals (GAKIKAME DFDSKGJLDKGJA) would've made this song absolutely stellar, but whatever). I love the song, and I may even order the CD, who knows?

The dance is frickin' amazing. I love it so much! The overall feel of the dance? GLORIOUS. It's so dark and thrash-y and FANTASTIC, it's kinda like 'Egao YES Nude', 'Shabondama', and 'Do it! Now' mixed but with an original style.

This version (WE NEED ANOTHER ONE WITH MORE THAN AI-REINA-KOHARU FRONT GIRL DOMINATION, A FEW SHOTS OF RISA MERELY GOING "BABY, BABY!", AND A SINGLE SHOT OF SAYUMI SAYING "HELP ME!") begins with Aika standing front and center (don't get used to it) surrounded by JunJun and LinLin. You get a quick glimpse of Risa and Eri (WHO SHOULD'VE BEEN THE LEADS, CRY) dash by, and then the song is taken over by the God-awful trio.

I can't even tell what the order is. I'm thinking that, left to right during the main dance-shot, it goes LinLin, Risa, the three attention-whores, Eri, JunJun, and Sayumi and Aika are shunned to the back (SACRILEGE).

The best parts of this are when it begins (8th Gen.~!), the "dakedo, nee, nee, dakedo"/"dare ka, nee, nee, dare ka" parts when Risa and Eri come thrash in the center (I LIKE TO PRETEND THEY'RE LEADS HERE, 'PRETEND' BEING THE KEY WORD), and Sayumi's "Help me!" when we finally realize that she's actually in this PV. D: D: D:

That all said, the dance-shot's concept is truly awesome and amazing, but the front girls need to be switched around a bit. AND BY 'A BIT', I MEAN 'SIGNIFICANTLY'.

I do like Ai, Reina, and Koharu's outfits here (especially Ai and Reina's), but that all that I really feel like saying about them. I'm sure rabid Ai-Reina-Koharu fans will squee and be extremely content.

I, meanwhile, am wishing for a PV with some awesome close-ups, maybe (MAYBE?) a story-line, and a few shots of the dance.





Koharu smiles during her "Help me!" lines; this bothers me. In all serious-ness, this girl doesn't know what she is doing.

At least she's better than cocky, fake Reina and boring, only-good-for-singing-and-even-then-oh-so-bland Ai, though.



I'm allowed to be harsh, I'm PO-ed. Why did something so incredibly wonderful have to be tarnished like this? I know H!P has a history of pushing front girls and shunning the others, but I'm still very disappointed with this arrangement.



Now, to return to Hello!Online and collect what I was originally going there for before this PV news hit me: the MiniMoni 'Crazy About You' instrumental. I really, really feel like singing that song today, and I think I will.

3 comments:

Muffie said...

You're not the only one that thinks Momusu needs to start mixing it up.

I, honestly, have never been a big fan of Koharu...

...and she's freakin' everywhere, all the time.

Why?

I personally like Eri and Aika, but that's my opinion from what little I've seen of Momusu.

as for one day said...

Takahashi is my favorite member, always will be and always has been. SO, I *know* your whole "zomg they're my least favorite members but people who like them will be pleased!" theory is BULLSHIT. I want just as much as anyone else to see everyone else get lines. I love even line distribution, even to people I don't like. It's pretty selfish to call them "attention whores" because you're pissed off at them (by no fault of their own: Tsunku picks the lines, the choreographer picks the dance, etc).

tl;dr: Your hatred should be at the person picking the lines (TSUNKU) not the members themselves.

Stupid Iz-iot said...

as for one day: I completely understand where you're coming from; "attention whores" was just a phrase I used simply in passing, it wasn't meant to express hatred. I was just extremely disappointed with the line distribution of this single and the resulting PV (so far), and the fact that the lines always go to my personal least-favorite members. I understand entirely that Tsunku controls the positions within the group and who sings what part, but I just wish that he would do a better (IN MY OPINION) job of dividing the lines. I take this disappointment out on my personal least-favorite members, though I do possess some respect for each of them in at least some way or other (just not a lot of respect/enough to raise them to a favorite).

tl;dr: I'm a selfish and holier-than-thou b-i-t-c-h when it comes to my taste in music, and I will use the members that I PERSONALLY DISLIKE to express my disappointment in Tsunku's arrangement of lines ON MY OWN BLOG.

muffie: Koharu is everywhere because she's supposed to be some "Miracle Ace", and she's the star of an obscure anime series. :DV Like I've said before, she's not as bad (IN MY OPINION) as before, but she's always pushed to the front, and her voice really grates.

About the Eri and Aika thing, you have good taste in Momusu members; these two are the closet-weirdos. Eri used to stand in corners all the time for no reason, and Aika's oddity is yet to be discovered, but it's there...somewhere.