Just when I think Nogizaka singles couldn’t possibly get any more awesome, the latest, the 11th, goes and proves me wrong! You know those mini-drama episodes that come with the singles? You know, the ones that previously were solo? Yeah, I got tired of those real fast to the point of not remembering when I last watched them. It was precisely that reason that I decided to watch them now, I mean something must have changed, right?! They couldn’t possibly do the same thing for all those singles!
My curiosity was rewarded grandly! This time they paired up the members (sometimes more than two) for each mini drama and it might just be me but the quality sky-rocketed so high! Seriously, some of these would pass for a full feature length! Like the NGS ship (Wakatsuki-sama and Nanase) one or that Ikoma-kun and Marika one too! Seriously there was some good stuff this time around! And I gotta say it right now, the cuteness of that Asuka/Minami video was out of this world! I am a secret shipper (secret no more I guess) of these two and have been waiting for something of the two and viola! But let’s begin with the one that birthed the title of this post!
This is now going into FanFiction territory! Seriously, I am not the only one that thought of this as a continuation of that Mukuchi no Lion PV, right?! I mean at the end of that PV, Nanase confessed her love to Waka-sama by kissing her (a kiss that Reika witnessed BTW!!!!) then left which was pointing to the two going their separate ways, probably Nanase transferred school right after that!
Enter this PV where Waka-sama is about to graduate. She has a really cute Kouhai with whom she had these great moments. I swear at first I thought it was Waka-sama that the Kouhai had a crush on but nay, the Nanase love that Nogizaka Management have is just too strong! Really, it was such a waste. it could have put more emotion and drama into their dialogue. Waka-sama knows that her Kouhai has a crush on a Senpai. She encourages her to confess because feelings of regret are the worst.
She even prepares her by helping her put on lip-stick (Waka-sama’s lipstick – Lipstick lesbians!!!!) and I feel that this scene was wasted because if the Kouhai had feelings for Waka-sama, there are many ways this could have gone! But alas! Turns out the Senpai was a guy, whom she confessed to but got dumped. Waka-sama saw this happened. The Kouhai looked really devastated so Waka-sama ran over to comfort her and yet again, another thread of fate lost because we could have seen them weave another chance from this. Waka-sama comforts her Kouhai, who finds herself lost in a sea of feelings wondering why Waka-sama was so good to her and before you know it…let’s just say it has happened before!
Meanwhile, Nanase has her own Kouhai with whom she comes to visit this old school of hers. Nanase’s Kouhai too seems to have some deep feelings for her but Nanase is lost in the past. Turns out she isn’t graduating until next year which means she was a year lower than Waka-sama or maybe she fell a year behind because of the reasons for the school change?
Anyway the school she comes to is the one Waka-sama is at. We heard Waka-sama talk as if she had gone through a confession that was not successful when she was comforting her Kouhai after she was dumped. Better yet, as she said this, we were shown scenes of Nanase as she made her way through the corridors to eventually make her way to the rooftops.
So, there was no denying that Nanase and Waka-sama were connected and there is this last scene when Nanase makes it to the rooftop, where Waka-sama was left on her own after her Kouhai split (And everything was looking good but they had to be slayed to make room for Nanase I guess). When she gets there, she freezes and you can just tell that she is looking straight at Waka-sama!
Yeah, this is a continuation fan fic to that Mukuchi no Lion PV without a doubt! Those people in Nogizaka’s Management love their ship!
Next up is that Ikoma Rina and Itou Marika short. If my yuri powers didn’t fail me, you know, the ones that sometimes make me understand Japanese? If they didn’t fail me, then Ikoma-kun and Marika are sisters. In fact they are twins and for reasons not told, or I missed, their parents are separated and Marika is living with their mother while Ikoma-kun lives with their father.
It seems this is the first time they’ve gotten together like this for a while and will be that way until the next time. So, how did they spend their time together? Well, I don’t know if it’s because it’s recent but as soon as I saw the first 30 seconds of this video, Houkago Lost, more specifically, the ‘Harmonic’ story arc popped into my head. They spent their time recording various sounds and their secrets. At the end when they were going their separate ways, they exchanged the recordings as a way for them to keep a piece of each other with themselves and I say it now, story wise I really loved this segment!
It really felt like a real movie and Ikoma and Marika were just great in their roles. I felt really sad and almost cried when things started falling into lace. I really want to see a feature length version of this now, I really do! After ‘The Only Two Girls on Earth’ and ‘BRULEE’, I am ready to believe in another movie like that to be a sure winner!
As if hearing my prayers and answering two of my wishes, Nogizaka goes and dumps on me this vid of Noujou and Kazumin like it’s nobody’s business! I said it before here but I have been dying for a ship to break out between the comedians of Nogizaka and here we go!
Okay, so this wasn’t yuri but damn I will take anything! It was really painful sitting through their 100% engrish but you have to realise how hard it was for them to do this! Imagine trying to have Japanese conversations! Um, yeah, not a pretty sight!
This wasn’t really yuri but even accidentally, I will take my hands thank you very much. Add on that Noujou leaning over a sexy looking Kazumin and I am one happy camper!
Then there was this mini starring Akimoto Manatsu and Nakamoto Himeka that had all the makings of a great thriller/horror story! Seriously, if this was a movie, a very well made movie, it would give Face Off a run for its money! Identity disorder movies are always fun! Though the brutal way that this story was ending was bordering on the horror side of things.
What really attracted me to this video in the first place was the choice for the paring! There is something about these two that is so attractive but I can’t put my finger on it! Whatever the case maybe, they were the perfect choice for this! And of course I ship it now!
Well, this is…How could I possibly not talk about my No.2 and my No.2!! And by that I mean that Rena is my 48G No.2 next to Yukirin whereas Miona is my No.2 in Nogizaka after Ikoma-kun! These two together was the cheapest shot I have ever seen! Hoochan brought her her inner demon from baretta and Tsuki no Ookisa PVs here and in the process proceeded to bring out the Gekikara we all know and love in Rena!
And there was some seduction going on there which I know will lead somewhere wherever the story goes! Praising Rena’s hair, touching it, calling Rena cute multiple times, not to mention that she knows Rena’s inner demons! These two were made for each other and if the ending is any indication, the world is about to be at the mercy of these two, and their deranged love carnage!
Does anything even need to be said? Seriously, does anything?! Okay, maybe one – I want a double Center with these two for the next single Nogizaka!!! Make it happen!!
So yeah, this single is just great.. The music itself is something we have come to expect from every Nogizaka single and I am still firm in my belief that when Yasusu writes songs, he picks out the best from the bunch, give those to Nogizaka and throws the scraps to AKB48G! There is no other explanation!
March 24, 2015 at 21:48
what the title of this viideo
there is a link that I can see
March 24, 2015 at 23:28
I have only seen the short ver for all of these. I was expecting more focus on Waka/Nanase since they’re the Management’s OTP and it being the Mukuchi no Lion somewhat continuation, but they just seemed to meet and it ended right away? What happened to Reika? Sigh…oh well, at least they finally meet. Now I wish there is someone out there who makes fic for this, why is Nogizaka fic so hard to find? orz
lol Kazumin and that Jhonson(?) Noujou are always interesting to see, gotta praise their effort talking in English though and hope they’ll improve in time. I’ll say Manatsu/Himeka is kinda Manatsu & Himeka -ish in a way? Like I can imagine a dark Manatsu somehow…does that make sense?
I was hoping for MinaMiona but I suppose Rena/Hori kinda match with their oddness and creepiness(?) Asuka/Minami is double attack on cuteness! I see Asuka getting prettier and prettier nowadays too…I’m also interested in Reika and Misa nee-san vid, their singing voices!
Did you see that Nogidoko with Kazumin/Nanase yet? I haven’t seen it yet but seeing the preview it looks like it’ll be good. After so long they’re together again and just the two of them, it’s a date! It’s gonna be fun to watch 😀
March 24, 2015 at 23:35
Ｙｅａｈ，I saw it。Ｔｈｅ ｗｈｏｌｅ ｅｐｉｓｏｄｅ ｗａｓ ａｂｏｕｔ ｔｈｅｉｒ ｄａｔｅ ｔｏ Ｕｎｉｖｅｒｓａｌ Ｓｔｕｄｉｏ Ｊａｐａｎ． Ｔｈｅ ｗｈｏｌｅ ｅｐｉｓｏｄｅ！！！
As for the Reika/Misa vid, I was also pumped for it but it turns out that MisaMisa was in love with Reika’s boyfriend but she thought it was her secret. On the other hand Reika knew MisaMisa was in love with her boyfriend but she too thought it was her secret!
Anyway, no yuri whatsoever, what a let down! Unless of course Waka-sama is the boyfriend
oh, sorry for the weird font. My locale was in Japanese and forgot to change it back!
March 26, 2015 at 06:16
Which pv is this.??i’m dying to know about it..
March 26, 2015 at 10:04
What are you referring to exactly hachibi? My post or my comment?
March 26, 2015 at 21:49
Okay, so I’ve watched most of them. Risa/Misa and Waka/Nanase were quite a let down at the end part. Risa/Misa because it’s a bf thing after a nice singing moment and Waka/Nanase because they could just make them kiss again but it just ended like that (and here I thought they’re the OTP!).
I’m starting to believe that Nanamin/Maiyan is another management’s OTP if not the ultimate one. They got cool PV with just both of them before and in this single two of the PVs are Nanamin/Maiyan focused, one the prequel(?) of their cool PV before and the other a new one. It’s also cute seeing Nanamin followed Maiyan around like a puppy in the PV XD
Their seats arrangement lately are beside each other too. I was hoping to see more of Nanamin/MaiMai but it seemed they’re more of the BTS kind…I’m not complaining, if anything, Nanamin/Maiyan makes a really cool couple added with visual greatness, so if they keep pushing this pair I might just starting to ship them lol
Onto Kazumin/Nanase Nogidoko date, it’s really nice to see how Kazumin was able to make Nanase laughed with her “magic”. Has Nanase laughed as freely before than when she’s with Kazumin in that date? Anyway since the Nogidoko preview next is gonna be Ikuta, Himetan, Chiharu, I wish the next date would be a two-date with Yumi/Reika or Nanamin/MaiaMai but seeing the seat arrangement that might not be the case…
March 26, 2015 at 22:01
Actually you shouldn’t give up on Mai and Nanami too easily. Those two are at the top of the food chain, which is why they are always next in line to Centres in senbatsu so I can foresee many duo projects of them together.
As for Nanase, I believe I mentioned it before but Kazumin always makes Nanase laugh, more so on Ngozakatte doko actually. If you haven’t seen all eps, you should look them up.
They are like besties in fact
March 26, 2015 at 16:11
I’m sorry..I am referring to the post..I’ve tried to search for it..but I cant find anything..T_T
March 26, 2015 at 16:17
Those videos are not PVs. They are the extras that come with the three types of Nogizaka’s latest single.
March 26, 2015 at 16:45
Owh..so that’s the reason why I cant find anything at all..thnk you very3 much~~~~~~~^^
March 26, 2015 at 16:47
You saw the link in my reply, right? Or are you looking for streams?
March 28, 2015 at 21:21
I’m not giving up on Mai and Nanami at all, but I guess I’m okay with either Mai Nanamin is going to be on screen with. It’s funny, with Nogizaka46 I seem to be okay with almost whatever pairing there is even though they’re not my OTP. I’m pickier with AKB and SKE.
Oh, what I meant is that have any other member been able to make Nanase laugh like Kazumin made her laugh? Speaking of Nogidoko, do you see Minami gave a pinky ring(?) for Hori in Valentine ep? That moment is so ship-able, very fanfic like. MinaMiona is growing very fast on me, I think I ship them already lol
March 29, 2015 at 10:03
For reasons you just mentioned above, I just can’t get into the Manamiona ship. I already ship the two with Ikoma-kun so shipping them both is like a very serious crime. I can do them with any other girl, like Manasuka, bot not the two of them together.
March 30, 2015 at 00:44
Ah, I think I get what you mean. You already shipped them first with Ikoma so it’s hard to see them together. Speaking of Ikoma, lately she and Manatsu looks good too. I’m also kind of interested in Maiyan/Manatsu because only with Manatsu we get to see the Kuroishi-san, but I feel bad sometimes that others seemed like to bully Manatsu the most lol
April 4, 2015 at 07:22
Hi,can anybody here give me the video link to nanase/wakatsuki,reika/misamisa,kazumin/noujo,ikoma/marika,and manatsu/himetan..coz i cant find it anywhere..i only found matsui/hori :)..please3..really want to watch it 🙂