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I... WANT CANDY!!!
... It's as if Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Michishige Sayumi's Sayuminglandoll came together and puked on top of NMB48 to create this candy-tastic PV. Yes, it is that sweet and cavity worthy.
Halloween is truly around the corner, is it not?
You know, it is rather weird jumping from the spectacular Halloween Party PV to this piece of candy-induced love and Jpop Idol genericness, but hey, this is my first NMB48 PV review in a while, and considering I actually like this song and PV this time around, I thought that it would be nice to bring the girls back to my blog and have a chit chat about them all with you. What do you say?
So, get ready to bring out the costumes and your Halloween bags, because we're going Candy hunting with NMB48's sweet and tasty Kitagawa Kenji. Time to hunt down those treats from your neighbours!
You know what, this opening reminds me of Namida Surprise. What about you?
Are YOU the rumoured Kitgawa Kenji?
... The face says no, I say yes.
I'm waiting for the foot tapping, note throwing and general all around gossiping whilst someone sighs dreamily as they think about Kitagawa Kenji.
Yeah, I fall asleep during Math lesson too - you're not the only one girl.
And Kenji, put that ruler/cane away! These girls are too young and pure for you to be wanting to whip!
Ooooh, girls are getting their claws out! Meow!
Guess what? That girl is basically me when I had to go up to the board and write out the answer to even the simplest Math question.
... But I'm not as cute, and I am certainly not an Idol.
Doesn't every equation come to an Idol group?
... Wait, they're robots now!? Oh my lord, I knew it, NMB48 are manufactured! Hence why they are so bloody boring!
... Kyary has definitely been here. I can see bits of tacky everywhere!
Okay, so can I put these girls in my Halloween bag and take them home? They look like candy!
You look just like Ogawa Saki, but a bit more cheerful and less tan! ;A;
That is one giant sofa! o-o
... I want it! I want it NOW!!!
They look so cuuuute *^* I just want to steal them ALL!!!
Yes, eat the tree's!!!
... Didnt S/mileage have a Ustream where they just did that a lot? XD
Literally walking over a person... kinda.
Yes, yes I will kiss you if you be my candy piece this Halloween.
I really am enjoying these props! It's like a giant house with Thumbelina's or Borrowers running about in it!
... Wait, is this The Borrowers inspired?
Being all happy in class is something that no one experiences... especially if it's Math class.
I needed to cap this cos it was too cute!
I like the eyelashes they have used, and this girl is absolutely stunning!
Cuties: "We are Candy, please take us home for Halloween!"
I will gladly take these candy pieces home, who wouldn't!?
Are you looking for a new home too, little miss Candy piece?
Those costumes make me want sweeties D; not good, guys, not good.
She's hugging something long and hard, and looks very happy.
Wait, the Candy pieces made it into the classroom!? I thought that you were all in my Halloween bag!!!
Get back in there!
Continuity error, Kenji was all the way at the back before, so why is he in the middle now?
Happy candy pieces are dancing around because they have all found new homes! Nom time!
Oooh, fan service! A bit of Candy on Candy action I see ;)
Kenji looks extremely shocked. Why, Kenji? What has happened?
... Ah, they turned into Candy pieces for your pleasure. Don' be so shocked, man. They are nommyful, I promise.
Okay, so admittedly this PV is not on par with the epicness that is Halloween Party, and neither is the song, but this is the first song and PV in a long time which has given me a reason to get interested in NMB48 again, and honestly, I do really like the video, so despite the lack of plot and epic visuals or set, I think that this is a really nice, simple MV from NMB48.
Basically, this is your typical candy-fueled Idol pop video with a generic sound to it, but it's entertaining and tame enough to make sure that you don't hate it like I hate Pon Pon Pon. It's cute, quirky and over-the-top bubbly with a good amount of happiness and random love which makes the generic Idol world go around.
Yeah, it's adorable - I can't deny it, and I love how generic it is, I really do. I swear, I am a sucker for all the generic cuteness in the Idol world. If I wasn't, I probably wouldn't be an Idol blogger...
Anyway, this is a really cute PV. It opens up with a rather Namida Surprise like sequence, with the girls sitting in the classroom, looking bored and tired and, in general, bland. Of course, I hate this opening sequence - I see little to no relevance for it, but then again this is a 48 group - they need to start off a video with a pointless opening to show off the girls in uniforms. I swear, that's the only reason it is not there. Unless they really wanted to pin the teacher as Kitagawa Kenji, whom the song is named after. Doubtful though.
The rest of the PV, though, is colour and sweetness galore. The girls basically run about in adorable costumes made of plastic and cushions, dancing around the set, eating tree's, climbing on giant pieces of furniture and hugging cushions. It's adorable, and the girls look happy, which makes this video quite happy too. I'm not complaining, really, because the lack of plot is made up for with the use of how adorable and happy the girls look. They really rely on the girls for this performance wise, because there really is nothing else going on other than the girls having a blast and posing for the camera. It's great that their happiness seems really genuine, which is a bonus for these sorts of videos.
Other than the general cutesy, pink-infested parts of the PV, we also get scenes with the girls in the classroom, showing off their boredom and how enthusiastic they are during lesson. These scenes are okay, though not really relevant to the video if it wasn't for the beginning, but I do like how they tied in the girls going from School girls to candy-loving Idols. It's as if the girls are in a daydream together, thinking up their own little fantasy world where they are having fun and enjoying life with cutesy dances and fun-coloured walls as opposed to the dull reality.
Ah... I get it now. It's basically the girls going from daydream to reality. Now I see why the whole thing ties in. Took me a while, didn't it?
Anyway, the other scenes show the girls boredom and how they fantasize about something different from their dreary day-to-day classes, and how it eventually leaks into reality with the girls' daydreams escaping and allowing the girls to embrace their fun side, which in turn freaks the hell out of Kenji. It's cute, I think, and I actually like this concept now. There seems to be more to the PV than I thought, other than generic Idol cuteness and a chance to make money.
It is a very cute PV. The colour and sweetness make it really appealing for me, and it gives a happy feeling to the viewer. I found the girls quite appealing in this video, it allowed me to fall for their random antics and how adorable they all truly are. The scenes are well shot, and I like the feeling of the girls being smaller than the objects around them, it gives a rather Thumbelina like quality to the whole video. The dance is also a favourite part of the video for me. It's cute, energetic and fun to watch, and really makes me want to dance with the girls. It's simple, but it fits the sweetness of the video and the song and isn't too over the top.
Everything is so happy in this video, from the generic sweet poppy Idol song to the colourful and sweet PV which makes me think of candy and cuteness. It's like watching Kusumi Koharu's Chance PV all over again, except cuter and with more girls to look at. It's very nice to watch I think, and if you like anything cute and girly, then you should take a look at this video and see if you like it or not!
... It's honestly really nice to actually like something by NMB once again, even if it is one of their more generic songs.
So which girl will become your favourite Halloween treat?
PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: October 27th, 2012
PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: October 27th, 2012