The Power of Crowds.

A PV preview of SKE48’s new single, “Banzai Venus”, came out and it’s looking good:

I have some reservations about having SKE reuse the “large crowd” spectacle so soon, right after “1, 2, 3, 4, Yoroshiku”; Yoroshiku was great because a mass spectacle with that scale was never seen before from an idol group, but to use the formula again runs the risk of looking derivative. That thought aside, I still think it looks pretty brilliant with the enormous cast they brought into this video—in some ways it even surpassed their last single’s PV on a visual level. From the song’s preview, I’m liking it less than Yoroshiku, but I’ll reserve any judgment until the whole thing comes out. The amount of money and manpower being put into SKE PVs as of late is awesome.

Furthermore, the accompanying b-sides also have PV previews:

“Sotsugyoushiki no Wasuremono” looks like a fantastically ordinary idol PV. Not a whole lot to say about it other than that the slow motion tennis shots look pretty neat. The REALLY interesting b-side preview is this:

“Dareka no Sei ni wa Shinai”.  I don’t even know where to begin. It has a dark, narrative tone that you seldom see idols in, with Matsui Rena in the center of all the madness. If you watched the drama Majisuka Gakuen, she plays a psychotic sado-masochist highschool girl; looks like Matsui has a promising acting future if she chooses to pursue it. Can’t wait to see what this PV is all about. SKE’s come a long ass way since its conception.


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  1. I’m digging Dareka no Sei ni wa Shinai. I feel like I’m watching a Korean PV. Ishida Anna is also a plus.

  2. Jeez, I love Rena. She’s so versatile.

  3. My word, that girl was tied up!

    Certainly a 180 from the first 2!

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