AKB48’s next entry coming on October 26th, ‘Kaze wa Fuiteiru'(The Wind is Blowing), surprisingly appeared in glimpses on a television program, revealing some dance shots and sections of the song.
As you can imagine, this is already right up my alley. While it’s not as hard-hitting or aggressive as ‘River’ or ‘Beginner’, it seems to have the same undeniably “cool” feeling that compliments them. The dresses probably would have worked better as a two-piece and I wish they weren’t monochrome, but the dark stockings and gothic-era headpieces add a nice and simple contrast. It’s also interesting that all the members have their hair tied back as well as their bangs, putting more emphasis on their faces. It’s definitely the most elegant I’ve seen from AKB’s single PVs, but I would have liked some more visual flair.
Hana from Nihongogo explained some of the dialogue from the clip, explaining that,
“The news reports on this so far mentioned that it’s a song written to “support the revival of the economy in the areas affected by the earthquake/tsunami”, and that, like all of their releases since then, part of the proceeds from the sales of this single will be donated.”
It’s an extremely limited look into what’s to come, but what do you guys think?