The official Hello! Project page has updated C-ute’s profile with new images for their next single titled SHOCK!. After taking a look at the images I can certainly say that they fit the title of the single since there were many surprises.
Yajima was the biggest shock since she looks more boyish than usual because of her new haircut and suit, and even though it will take some time getting used to it I have to admit that she looks great.
Nakajima reminds me a lot of Otome Gumi because of the spots and the black and white theme on her dress (a little like Tsuji’s Otome Gumi costume mixed with Tanaka’s costume).
Airi looks great with her new hair style (she really stood out among the others) and I especially like how her dress looks.
Chisato has a lot of stripes on her costume, and if that wasn’t enough to make her stand out they gave her a cool looking white hat.
Maimai looks cute as always, I especially like her hairstyle and the accessories she has, although the skirt she has looks somewhat short.
All of the pictures look great since everyone stands out with something unique (Yajima’s boyish costume, Nakajima’s fashion, Suzuki’s cute hairstyle, Chisato’s cool costume with a white hat, and Maimai’s cute dress). They all are wearing the same boots and even though they look somewhat strange they combine well with their short skirts.
As you may have noticed the theme seems to be black and white colors, which might hint at what we could see in the PV.
For the most part the single is living up to its name since I am shocked with the great costumes (and Maimi’s haircut), so hopefully H!P can shock us again with great covers for the singles soon.
The release date is set for 1/6.
Official H!P Profile Page For C-ute With Updated Images For “SHOCK!”