The PV for Morning Musume’s 43rd single titled Seishun Collection has been released during a live rehearsal of their play Fashionable on NICO NICO.
The PV features many various scenes including a dance shot on a soccer field, a scene of them sitting around a sofa in a lightly colored room, a close-up shot of them with the background of the sofa shot, a scene of them standing around some stairs, jumping in slow motion, as well as a shot of them holding up handmade signs.
I absolutely loved everything about the PV, from the calm dance on the soccer field to the cute scenes of the members holding hands and jumping in slow motion. Each and every scene fit the song perfectly and even though there could have been more exciting scenes I feel that this PV required the slow but happy scenes to go along with the song.
The costumes, as many know, are a very brightly colored blue and green which actually match the soccer field they are dancing in and it results in a great dance shot. They might be a bit distracting sometimes because of how bright the costumes are but overall I think they looked great when mixed with the song.
The dance was a bit simple and calm and that was expected since the song is an upbeat ballad, but nevertheless the dance moves were performed perfectly and each member did their part to make the dance shot part of the PV one of the best.
The jumping shots were a bit unique since they only feature the girls jumping in front of the camera but it fit the uplifting mood of the song perfectly. The shot of them standing near the top of some stairs was cute and while it was a bit confusing I loved how the calm background around them made them stand out even more.
The shot of them holding the signs was probably the highlight of the second half of the PV for many reasons, the first being how cute the signs looked since they were each drawn by the members (you can tell by Reina’s drawing of herself on her sign). The second reason is that the signs feature cute messages, such as Arigato or Suki, and even though we can’t tell exactly what all the signs say they match the personality of each member since they are all happy and uplifting.
The first time the shot begins we only see them standing calmly but the next shot features them smiling with their shot, after which we get a scene of the signs laying on the ground at the end of the PV.
Overall I loved all of the scenes of the PV since they fit the upbeat but calm feeling of the PV and even though the costumes might have been a bit too bright they fit in perfectly with the scenes of them against the blue sky and the green grass.
Hopefully the single receives some great promotion since the single is an incredible upbeat ballad with a great PV which shows of each one of the members in happy and calm shots.
The release date is set for 6/9.
Morning Musume – Seishun Collection
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