When I asked my sister if I should write a review on this PV, she told me no, because I might make them cry. Well, if that happens, then I doubt that these girls could stand the pressure of ever being a real idol group.
Which I actually doubt, anyway, though it might happen. It really depends, doesn't it?
Yeah, you know where this is going...
Oishii! Project, that makeshift 'Idol' group from the internet made up of girls around the world by none other than Japanese
If I'm harsh, it's because I just am... and I am not being lenient on an English, or international, speaking Idol unit, especially not an internet one. My thoughts are my own, and I will express them as I will.
Let's start at the very beginning, which is extremely forced and kind of unnerving, if anything. We have one of the girls, I forget who, but I think she's one of those Dancers on youtube who got popular, singing something so contrived, and it's just disturbing. It doesn't sound natural - it is clearly forced. It may have been more comfortable to leave that out than give her more screen time...
Anyway, that said and done, it does end, thankfully, and the song starts.
Which does, in all honesty, sound pretty good, despite the cheese and the goody-two shoes nature of the song. Yeah, for a song that is auto-tuned to the max, it's really well done, the composition is nice, and I do like it. I really have no complaints where the song is concerned, other than to find a less 'follow your dreams, they will help!' kind of formula.
But yeah, the song sounds really good. I would probably buy it in Japanese, actually.
|This girl is creepy as heck, but I actually blame the lighting on that one...|
Being Kawaii, or trying to be, can fail pretty dang hard, guys.
It's mostly the video that is the entire problem here - it isn't very professional, for one, and you can really tell, because most scenes are situated in the girls' bedrooms. Actually, a lot of people who have commented on the video itself have stated that it would be better to find a room with just a one colour wall as opposed to simply staying in one's bedroom, so I'm not the only one being picky here. Thank god.
Bedroom's aside though, the lighting that the editor did... Holy cow, what the hell did they do? The lighting, the editing of it all, is just terrible. It really saturates the girls, and makes that one chick in the picture above look extremely terrifying to my eyes. I think how she acts in front of the camera adds to her creepiness, but I put most of the blame on the lighting.
|This is my bias, you can hate me for actually caring about someone in this group.|
Yeah, bias, bitches <3
Er... I digress. I was talking about editing, right? And just how terrible it is. Thank the lord they got the dance scenes to the beat... or at least, I think they did?
Sadly, we don't even get much in term of dance scenes - we don't get much at all, actually, other than looking in the mirror shots or looking at the mirror, watching the girls do... well, nothing but admire themselves. And that's pretty freakin' boring, guys.
|So much bias, she is here a second time.|
Urgh... This PV is, as commenters have said on the video, a fanmade PV at best, and nothing more. The editing is sloppy, the girls' houses are an unprofessional backdrop, and the video clips themselves are boring and don't fit to the beat or theme of the song. I would have honestly loved to see more, seen the girls do more than just stare at themselves or stare into your soul through the camera lens, eating away your soul as you try to pull away, trying not to trap yourself in GAMETIME and its badly edited PV. Throw in a couple of creepy looking girls, and you have yourself one awkward video made up of nine awkward girls trying to pull off that 'kawaii' look.
The lighting, the editing, it's all bad, and it's a bit unprofessional with the settings and where the girls are. Luckily, this is only Version 1. Hopefully Version 2 will deliver more variety, maybe more shots of the girls who weren't shown as much, less of that forced, horrible beginning with awkward singing and over-the-top happiness, and maybe more dance shots and less bore and snore. It was a nice effort, I guess, but the PV did not fit the song at all, and the girls really did look bored to the high heavens... barr a few.
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