All dem Yukirin! Maachun!! Ainyan!!!!!!
BEST! Just simply BEST!
You know, someone jokingly said that Yukirin’s position and screen-time in the Don’t Look Back single was better than her own group’s singles combined and after watching the PV and Team N’s MV, I am inclined to agree! And OMG did Yukirin slay both the cool ‘Don’t Look Back’ and the Sexy ‘Renai Petenshi’ like she had the blood of NaMBa flowing through her veins or what!!! But really, what can one expect? She is after all the Idol no Kishin! I sure hope AKS are taking notes and realising how so under-used and un-appreciated Yukirin is. All her songs are slow songs, she is always left to the back lines like she was some kind of back-up dancer! Seriously, seeing all those singles you wouldn’t think for a second that she was the No.2 of AKB48 better yet No.3 of the whole darn 48G!
She was so cool in Don’t Look Back, didn’t even look like she was breaking a sweat and of course when it comes to sexy Renai Petenshi she is gonna slay, after all, Kuchi Utsushi yo! I was right, this was the single to get and even the fact that I still struck out on getting what has to be one of the sexicoolest Yukirin CD photos to have ever graced the face of the earth
The amount of Yukirin screen time in all three of these PVs (including the dance version of Don’t Look Back) was like God food! Not to mention that this is Yukirin’s last NMB single which is really sad! Her time of going all out is already over! And I was so looking forward to seeing her interact with the new Team N! I will never see her together again with Jo-chan and Natsuko now! Baka AKS, always getting in the way of happiness!
Then there is that delicious, delicious surprise PV that hit me like a train! I was like, what’s this? There is a lot of things on this DVD! 10mins? A making of? That’s strange, those are never on the Type A (which I got). So anyway I checked it out disinterested and even when I saw Nana staring with FEELs at a photo that I gave no attention to, nothing really jumped out at me until I saw that flashback of the girls training on the track and my eyes bulged! I had spotted Maachun! I could not believe it! Then the title hit the screen and I cheered!
Sorry Mirurun but when I found out that Nana was not solemnly staring at that photo just because she broke her leg and was sad that she would not get to compete with her friends but rather that she was thinking of Maachun, even going so far as to give us cool Maachun in a flashback, everything else about this PV disappeared and all I saw was Maachun, and Nana and Shinkirou!
I am telling you, with my copy arriving and getting to watch Seishun no Lap time, add in those Draft Meeting from last year clips shown on last night’s AKBINGO, all I was seeing yesterday was AKS mistakes! Their mistake of taking Maachun out of Team N and NMB as a whole and getting the Draftees out of their Teams!!!! Doesn’t anyone in that Management see these and feel the guilty weighing on them? Don’t they see their mistakes?!!
In addition to delicious Maachun (who was missed by Milky too BTW), we also got to see Ainyan!! I think my faced melted right off with how much I was smiling when she appeared! This PV was like a gift from God and I am taking this cd, sealing it away and keeping it until the end of all time!
I didn’t even realise how much I liked Nana until this single! More specifically until the Lap time PV! Then I thought of Shinkirou and the FEELs hit me from every angle! Now of course Nana was brilliant in Don’t Look Back, nay, she shone the most but that Lap Time PV was in a league of its own! I am going to miss her!
And now Maachun has been taken out of Team B, which means the distance between her and I is increasing since I don’t watch Team A stages that often but seeing as now Team A has two of my 5 Kamis (Sakura and Maachun) and Team B has been reduced from three to one (Ikoma-kun and Maachun out) I might be watching more Team A stages, especially if those two appear as often and really, Team B stages without Yukirin are kind of less delicious! Especially now that Sayaya won’t be there as well. Seriously, I am beginning to think that AKS and I are natural born enemies! I watched those new Draftee videos and frankly there was no one that could ever replace Sayaya! Maybe my mind will change during the actual event but I doubt it that much, now that the point behind the whole thing has been rendered meaningless by those Devils!
Any who, jump over for caps galore of these PVs. No need to point out that Yukirin will dominate of course…
April 8, 2015 at 20:16
Oh, Maa-chun! …and Aina… I miss her so much! (Almost my first real NMB48 oshimen…)
April 9, 2015 at 17:49
She was really beautiful too.
April 9, 2015 at 14:28
First of It’s good to see that it’s official that Sayaka has some sort of God powers!!! I mean how else do you survive being between Akarin and Yukirin for the extended period of time (even more so when you add in training time!) for Renai Petenshi? Man I’m going to miss that Yuki/Akari (and Kei too) they seriously could of slayed us all!!
Don’t look back was great (I think it should of won the “battle” with SKE generic release but then good songs never do well compared to generic boring songs…. go figure) It was a real classy touch to let Nana lead the single (rather than a cheesy as hell graduation song hidden in among the other MVs) and she really rocks it in this PV, it’s a memorable end for her and I’m pleased she got something like this 🙂
Speaking of ends it’s a pretty good one for Yukirin too, I know that her time in NMB was, well, not always a bed of roses and probably not really feasible given Yuki’s schedule (a lesson I hope they learn how to deal with better when NGT time comes around) but you have to take your hat of to NMB management, at least as far as managing Yuki in MVs goes, they really showed how to utilize Yukirin effectively giving her the screen time she deserves whilst showing off those above her in the NMB picking order, it’s says something that, coming into NMB with a roughly similar position she has had for years in AKB, them Nambans managed to get it right from day 1 whilst AKB still flop around uselessly trying to figure out how it all works despite Yuki being there for 8 YEARS!!!
sighs….. I do also like the way that NMB just let Yuki get on with the NMB dances too, you could imagine if this was an AKB single she would be nowhere in sight because it’s a cool dance but here NMB were like, right Yuki, here is the dance, get on with it, so well done them for that as well (plus I think Yuki really enjoyed them just expecting her to do this routine, rather then come up with lame excuses why she cannot) I hope (vainly no doubt) that those above took notice and realize that Yuki can do these types of dances too.
The best part of this release did not have Yuki in it however, the Seishun no Lap Time MV was a real treat, not only for some really nice and sweet comeback cameo’s from Maachun (who was basically awesome, like usual) and Ainyan (NMB again showing AKS how bringing girls back should be done) Oh and those running shorts the girls were wearing (YES I WENT THERE!!!!!!)
Ahem, back on track it was a great video and I think it kinda really showed the role that Nana has really played in her time with NMB, she was never spoken of as a leader but she is and was a driving force behind where NMB are today and the MV really shows this off I think, no doubt it’s my video of the year so far!!!
Also it’s nice to see a NMB release where Fuuchan is not or does not die or get some weird creep illness!!! She does get rejected by a guy but that’s it, ahh progress everywhere 😀
April 9, 2015 at 17:45
Yes, I did like how NMB don’t care about height and all that and instead concentrate on talent mostly. For example, I really loved how Uuka was like Sayanee and Yukirin’s partner in the Tour concerts because of her dance skills. Since the N song was of that kind, Akarin and Keicchi were the obvious choice. I really like the way NMB management handle things.
AKB on the other hand have no idea what the heck they are doing. For crying out loud, even Sashiko is doing a better job in HKT.
I have not yet seen the other types so I can’t comment on other teams’ PVs but I do have to say Fuuchan not dying is something. I guess she really is being considered for the next SayaMilky with Mirurun.