Awwww yeaaaaah! My girls are back with yet another awesome single and PV to go along with it. I mean not that I expected any less from them. After all this time I should know that whatever they bring to the table is going to be great!
Now I can hear a few of you mumbling to yourselves wondering then why I did not post about the last single released in Jan – Partition Love. Well, it seems that there is this other formula that is trending with TGS which is that they from time to time release a single that even though the music is awesome, the PV sometimes leaves a divided audience reaction. And so I was so not very fond of Partition Love’s PV and its theme. It was of course about romance and not in that awesome ‘Love Like Candy Floss’ kinda of way! Nope! In the kind where Aachan and Hitomin are fighting over this new male teacher!
But that wasn’t the only nay thing about Partition Love PV. There was absolutely no dance shots in it! And let me tell you this – Partition Love’s dance is really, really awesome! Thanks to God that they performed it LIVE at Budokan and I am waiting the Bluray for that concert to arrive (which should be next week if CD Japan doesn’t let me down yo!). The same goes for LolitA ~ Strawberry in Summer’! The LIVE versions of these songs trump on their PV counterparts and erase them out of existence!
And speaking of TGS Swag, their 4th album – Killing me Softly, is being released in June and of course I already pre-ordered the BD version of that! So look forward to another Dance MV then as it is to sure be done! Oh, there is another surprise in what’s arriving next week in the mail but let’s save that for later, eh?
Getting back to JUJIKA, this is the theme for Tokyo Girls’ Style’s second movie. The horror one that I talked a bit about a while back – Noroi no Kotodama. It will probably be the ED since it has that vibe.
As for the PV itself, really there is nothing to say other than that it is the usual perfection TGS PV! I really love Avex PVs! They don’t hold back on anything when making their PVs! My soul lives partially off of beauty and since my eyes spend almost 1/3 of my time on screen, I better be watching a really pretty picture! TGS never lets me down in this department and I forever grateful for that! This is why I sometimes really can’t stand AKB48’s PVs! I am not really sure why their PVs looks like that! Do they go out of their way to make them crappy looking?! Seriously! UZA stands out from the crowd and I bet it was because of that different breed of Direction but even then it seemed like someone couldn’t just let things be and they just had to mess things up a bit instead of minding their own business!
But enough of AKB, this is not about them! TGS is back with their mature image and back to their sinful ways! I think I am getting addicted to those hidden themes in their works ever since that little twist in Love Like Candy Floss to LIAR to BAD FLOWER and now here we have JUJIKA.
Seeing as this is a theme of a horror movie, of course it has to be dark but me thinks that even if that wasn’t it, no one would have minded some warui TGS since really, let’s be honest, they really are masters at this dark angels kind of thing! And my God those costumes! I want to hire TGS’s costume designer! Such perfection in every damn single should be impossible!
See what I mean! And Yuri please! Won’t you just take a break from being so cool?! Look at her! Just look at her! Totally channelling that Osaka spirit of awesomeness! You need only to look at NMB and see them drenched in it if you have doubts! Do all the cool people in Japan come from Osaka? Maybe 90%?
And it looks like Avex is back to playing with my mind again! They are shuffling couples around this time too like they did in Unmei! Okay, to be fair Unmei was a bit close to canon, well if the PV verse was canon! They seems to be this thing that is going on in that verse with Miyu and Mei that I shall never wrap my mind around. LIAR anyone?
I mean we all know, well, the fans I hope, know that HitoMiyu and MeiYuri is where reality is at, and maybe a little bit of AyanoMiyu. And we do get some of the canon-canon (as in real canon) couplings sometimes like in Tsuioku. Where we actually got not only HitoMiyu but MeiYuri as well! Here though we only got just a bit of tease of HitoMiyu and really, I don’t even think it counts since they just stood next to each other without even holding hands or anything. Then again with that WTF IS THAT behind them and with Hiichan looking to all the world like a bride and with Miyu next to her, they did look a bit like they were at the altar ready to announce their vows to one another for life so I guess it totally counts!
That then can explain the MeiHiichan thing being Hitomin acting bad when her other self took over her body. Ummm not to loose you, let me put up a few more pics before we continue…
Yep! Totally reminds me of Alessa and Sharon or to you all game lovers it would be Heather and Alessa! Now granted these two are two very different beings, well they are supposed to be but tell that to Silent Hill the movie! I actually loved that take on it! Dark Alessa and Sharon becoming one and the same thus enabling Dark Alessa to infect the real world through Sharon was a very thought inducing ending me thinks! Too bad the sequel totally dumped on it! It would have been way better if Jodelle Ferland returned as Sharon/Dark Alessa in the sequel and things continued on where we left off! How was the world doing after Dark Alessa came into it. But alas!
Any way, here we are given the impression of TGS having their own dark versions (The ones in black) and at the end we are shown Hiichan getting into contact with her Dark self and if I got the rose symbolism right, Hiichan is no more. Well, her good self is no more and now the bad is in the driver’s seat! Now off to goes to wreak some havoc, bump into Mei-ting and have some crazy lesbian sexing before she meets the one that will redeem her, get married and have babies!
Any way, what’s with all this self-loving insinuations going on!?! It might just be a coincidence but if I see another group doing it it won’t be anymore! Time to keep my eyes open!
In the end, it’s another great TGS PV and single and I can’t wait as usual to see the LIVE version of it. It’s not going to be on the Budokan concert I got so I will probably have to wait until their next LIVE BD. Or hopefully they will perform it in one of their lives they stream on Ustream. Can’t wait for their movies to hit the shelves as well! I really wanna see that 5 tsu movie!
Any way, here is the PV clip…