Nov 17 2008
It figures, right as I finish ranking C-ute’s PVs they just have to go and come out with a new one. I’ve barely started ranking PVs and it’s already out of date. Usual review style with good points and bad points. I’m considering the song too, BTW, not just the PV.
=) !Good! =)
-How hot is Nakki in this PV? I mean, when she has her usual side ponytail during the casual-wear, not so much, but in that suit with her hair down. Wowza. She’s sure grown up a lot in this past year or so.
-Speaking of Nakki, the dance is an ovbious win, and I’m not surprised that she’s placed center for it. She’s not even my favorite member of C-ute, but my eyes keep going right to her. It occurs to me that C-ute are probably the best dancers, on average, out of the 3 main Wonderful Hearts groups right now. Tokkaiko Junjou, Namida no Iro, and now Forever Love. They always seem to have the best and most challenging dance routines. Berryz, I’m afraid to say, tends to have the simplest.
-The suits in general are also very nice, especially with the wallet chains.
-OMG C-ute really loves using their assigned member colors. There were 2 costumes from the last concert featuring them, two from the last concert as well, and now check out the background colors in their closeup shots. Notice anything???? I put this in the positive because I’m so proud of myself for noticing.
-The intro to the song is rocking, and the verses aren’t bad but….
=( Bad =(
-the chorus is a huge letdown. The intro led me to expect something strong and rock-flavored. Instead I got sugary sweet “My darling!“ and “I love you“. No no no no! Does not match!! I wouldn’t hate the chorus so much if I didn’t feel so cheated.
-Whining about line distribution=bad and annoying, and yet, come on. The most popular singers get the most lines. I get that. I love Airi, and I’m fond of Maimi as well. On the other hand, would C-ute explode if instead of 20 solo lines each (yes I counted) they got like 15 each so the others could sing a bit more? Would even the most die-hard Airi/Maimi fans complain if the song had been arranged that way? I think not, and the fans of the other girls would be a hell of a lot happier.
-The outfits for the “casual wear” are a bit hit and miss. Kanna in particular is 100% miss. Who in their right mind thought that hat was a good idea? Who even out of their right mind would think that baggy, brown, plaid overalls were a good idea?
-Finally, the usual complaint you get with all the h!p PVs lately: there’s just not much going on. More variety in the types of scenes is and always will be appreciated.