I think its safe to say that is one of the most catchiest and addictive Buono! songs yet, its really hard to get the 'rotarra rotarra' out my head.
But this video seems really quite different to anything they have done before.
The PV is comprised of 3 sections, a dance shot, a close up, and close to the end a 'free cam' shot that gets up close and personal, nothing special or exciting really.
What really makes this video different is that this seems to be the first Buono! video that has no story line or gimmick, we dont even get to see Momoko doing something dorky or goofy, whats that all about?
And another HUGE difference is the costumes ... its undeniable that all 3 girls look cute as hell ... but where in gods name are the punky pop girls I've grown to love? I dont see any straps, chains, tartan, badges or clothing with the word 'fuck' on, is this a new direction Buono! are taking? a cutesy 60's style unit? ... probably not but I find it kinda strange that they broke away from the usual codes and conventions that make Buono Buono! (that makes sense in my head).
Although I love all 3 girls I think that Airi really shines the brightest in this video, the big yellow bow in her hair is too adorable for words.
Momoko seems to have the most energy in this video, she's throwing herself about constantly, its a shame we see little action from her pinky, although if you watch the video in slow motion it can be seen at times sticking out.
Have I mentioned recently how good Miyabi is looking? I think she probably has one of the best hair styles in hello! project ... right next to Maimi.
During the video all the girls do the 'L' sign with there fingers, I'm 100% sure this means Love, aww.
Airi never fails to look cool and cute at the same time.
It's really good to see that Airi still has her cute fangs, we should enjoy them while we can just incase she gets a veneer like Risako did ... at least I think she did.
Like I've said previously we seem to see alot more leg exposure of late, these short hem lines are playing havoc with my heart and nose bleeds, Miyabi seems to have a natural ability of sticking her butt out, even more so than Momoko, wow.
I love the closing shot of this video, simple yet iconic.
Video credit to Paul from Hello blog
Reading around the forums the latest berryz Kobo's offering is getting mixed reviews, some people are flying off the handle and saying its the worst PV to date, and others are saying its one of the best, I always think its best to watch the video before becoming tainted with other peoples opinions, you always get the typical comments with every h!p release, the cheapness of the video, line distribution, costumes etc etc ...
My own feelings about 'MADAYADE' are mostly positive (surprise surprise) but I do have some issues with it.
The office setting it quite interesting (if a little sparse) yet I'm not really into the gaijin office workers in there, they dont really seem to serve any purpose what so ever, I can understand the main concept of the video though with the Berryz showing their fun genki sides as opposed to the missrable office workers, I think the activity inside the office could of been a little more interesting though, all we really see is the girls typing aimlessly on the keyboard or walking around with empty blue cups, the gaijin workers just seem to stand about talking with each other looking stern.
If I had my way (which thank god I dont) I would of had the berryz getting slowly pissed off with the other workers and finally going crazy and tying them all up with telephone wire, and then throwing away their office uniform and having a pillow fight or something ... I dunno ... but it would of been kinda hot.
The colorful outfits the girls wear are actually pretty cool ... YET ... I dont think they really suit this video at all, they would be much more suited to a live concert or something.
I think a great costume idea would of been a office costume varrient, like a shorter skirt and more snazzy colors or something.
Like I said the costumes are cool but just slightly misplaced, I'm confident that I'm not alone in enjoying the hem line of them, the Berryz seem to be showing alot of thighs recently in their PV's ... I'm not complaining at all.
I'm just gonna give a photo break down of things that stick out for me ...
As the video starts we are treated to a slow upward pan of someones legs, I was totally transfixed by this and trying to figure out who they belonged to ... Risako? ... Miyabi? ...
Bleurgh! its some old hag office worker, this was totally uncalled for ... the goggles do nothing, thankfully things start to perk up slowly
I think all the girls look cute in their little office outfits, I think that Saki has the supervisor postion in the company as she is always checking on the girls work
As you can see the main dancing area is kinda dull looking, I think it would be better if they were dancing in a more studio like situation, or maybe even on top of office desks? ... but why are we looking at the surroundings? I cant keep my eyes off Risako legs ... very relevant indeed.
While watching the video there are many interesting shots, Risako tends to make some very fun and cute looks
Miyabi is looking quite lovely as usual, and her killer chin really stands out here, loves it.
Supervisor Saki hard at work, Momoko looks fairly pleased with herself
Momoko wants you...
Supervisor Saki gives Risako a thumbs up ... for aimlessly typing on a keyboard
This shot really gives you a scope of Yurina's amazing height
This is where things get interesting ... a few people have called this scene 'gratuitous' ... but I like to call it gratuitously delicious ...
And I got a little excited and carried away .. so I made this to mark such a great event ... click me
I love this part in the dance when they all sing 'P~yooooonnnn' ... it looks a little reminiscent of the monkey dance pose
Momoko looking clueless and Risako looking just like she did in the 'Gag 100 Kaibun Aishite Kudasai' video, minus the love letter
Happy armpit day!!! love Miyabi <3
Momoko NOM's on a cookie called 'berryz soft', I've looked around and I'm sure that this is a fictional brand.
Then Momoko gets told off by the old hag for eating on the job, poor Momo!
Moshi moshi! kore wa Banana phone! Maasa desu!!!
For some reason Miyabi gets pissed off and throws her papers in the air, YOU GO GIRL!
Risako continues to whore it up even when at work
Hai hai moshi moshi Captain Saki desu!
I have no idea what happens here but for some reason money falls out the sky onto Yurina, how strange.
Jazz hand desu!!!
Jazz hands desu!!!! ... no wait .... Chinami ... what are you doing!
Chinami learns from Miyabi and does her sexy thing ... I guess she deserves this
Close to the end we get another lovely 'P~yoooooonnnnnn'
A lovely closing shot ... and I hope this picture shows that Risako isnt getting fat, she's just developing her curves ...
And I'll end the blog with a super cute and radiant cap of Risako.
Bravo! oh and enjoy the video!
I found this funny fan subbed video today, the girls of Berryz are quite clearly over joyed with the graduations, and it seems they are aiming for pure h!p domination.
Nicely made and very witty, I love Momoko's remarks towards Risako's future solo career.
Big props towards BerryzKoboWota, I look forward to more videos in the future.
(Look at the youtube page for a higher quality version)
I've been in London the past week so I've had little time to go online, and even if I did have the time I would of been far to drunk to understand what I was doing.
So below is a little ramble about various h!p things ...
Maimi in UTB magazine!
This news probably should be in my other blog (I love my Maimi) but there's not really alot to talk about, all I can do is drool and hope that her 3rd photobook gets a release date pronto, these photos really show off her natural beauty, its amazing how much she has changed, I'm gonna have a look around and try to pick up this magazine, if anyone knows a seller give me a heads up!
Elder Club fuzzy bunny!
Ok first of all I'm sick of hearing the term 'graduation' so from now on I shall use the much cuter term 'fuzzy bunny'.
There's probably little I can say about this that hasn't already been said by numerous fellow bloggers, I do like the idea of a mass of wota suicides, that would be funny.
Normally when a fuzzy bunny happens its because the girl wants to move on with her career (most of the time) ... yet since this will be a mass fuzzy bunny its fairly clear that none of the girls had much of a say in this, we could debate back and forth of why this has happened until the cows come home, but lets face the facts ... the UFA want to save money, pure and simple, not having all these girls in active groups they probably wont be getting paid as much, but lets remember that they are still under contract by the UFA ... so they still get paid, I dont think the girls will have to resort to adult entertainment for cash ... for now at least.
I see this fuzzy bunny orgy as a spot of spring cleaning to be honest, as the majority of girls are 'older' I think they all had there time to shine, and I think its important to focus resource on fresher and younger talent.
It will be strange to see future wonderful heart concerts though, there will quite clearly be wide gap in the line up, there will be somethings that I will really miss though, It will be a shame never to see Miki Fujimoto perform 'Boogie train' again ... I really have a soft spot for that song.
Looking at the fuzzy bunny list I cant help but see the amount of talent being taken away, I find it funny that Konno and Ogawa are being fuzzy bunny'd, it seems like they have been back about 7 minutes and now they are gone again.
I'm not that concerned about Yossie and Rika because they have their new 'hangry & Angry' so they are being kept busy.
I'm really quite upset about Arisa Noto being on the hit list also, how can such a quirky and cute girl be faced with fuzzy bunny? I hope the UFA have more plans for her.
There are a few more girls I could talk about but I'll refrain for now ... although I must say I'm over joyed that Yasuda Kei getting booted, that might sound harsh, oh well.
Risa turns 20!
While to some people this event might not really matter much, I think its fun to celebrate along with your idols birthday ... its the wota thing to do.
I had the pleasure of spending Risa's birthday down in London with Lolli from the Lollis love lunch blog.
To see more details of what happened in London please go read her blog!, I'll probably talk about this on my more personal blog over at hello online.
I can say that there was alot of beer drinking and idol chat, it was really quite an experience, here are a few photos that sum up what happened ... drinking, wearing suits, and doing wota things.
New Berryz best of album!
Oh yeah!!! The berryz get a 'best of' album! I'm almost 100% sure that this album will come with some kind of sexy special edition box set or something ... will it contain something like that previous box set complete with flip flops and beach ball? probably not but I do hope to get something cool.
I was thinking today of what songs should be on the album ... and then it hit me ... I love ALL their songs, seriously, I love each and everyone one, I guess its a combination of my devout fanboyism and great production from Tsunku, of course there are are tracks that will be on the album like Special generation, Munasawagi Scarlet and Gag 100 kaibun Aishite Kudasai, but I hope that some of the not so popular songs get featured like Joshi Basket bu Asaren Atta Hi no Kamigata and Himitsu no U.ta.hi.me.
Either way there's no way on earth I can dislike this album, if it contains the track 'Nanchuu Koi wo Yatteruu You Know' I will be in heaven as recently I cant stop listening to it, I lurve it, and you should too.
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I'll probably post again shortly with more thoughts as they happen, so I'll just end the blog with this picture ...
Can you see what I see??? ... Kanna is quite clearly getting some grope action on Aichan, the dirty girl! what will she do next? I guess she has good taste at least.