Mizu no Naka no Dendouritsu has just earned AKB 1600yen! I know it doesn’t sound a lot compared to what the actual sales will be but as every business student knows, even a cent is precious!
Yes, I am admitting it! I was not going to buy this single before watching this short PV for the Next Girls’ song! Now don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I don’t like Halloween Night as a song and PV. It’s not that I don’t like the coupling ‘Ippome Ondo’ song and PV either. I love them both. I love them as just another AKB single.
I don’t like them as Senbatsu songs and PV!
Seriously please tell me what is so attractive about Halloween Night as a Senbatsu PV/song?! Nothing! If they replaced the senbatsu with any other girls it would be absolutely the same thing! Whatever happened to the PVs of old where a PV made members jealous of the Senbatsu members?! In the old PVs you had this feeling that anyone lower would look at those PVs and wish they were in those top spots! You would watch a PV as a fan and feel proud that your girl was so high in Senbatsu because the PVs were part of the reward to them. Those PVs were also more effortful and did a great job of showing the power of Senbatsu members, especially the top!
What did you get from watching Halloween Night in regards to Senbatsu, please tell me, I am all ears! As for myself, well, this rant should tell you all you need to know! For me this A-side was not worth of a Senbatsu song! Actually I am pretty much calmed down now but the first time I saw this I was so disappointed and angry you have no idea!
Sure the costumes were nice even if Halloween themes in the middle of summer is a crap idea but I loved them never the less. Sure this would have done better as the Janken single or pre-Janken! Other than being at the front, there was no real reward for Sashiko for winning Senbatsu with nearly 10% of the total votes! Yes, that is the reward in the first place but tell me if that was all you got from the Acchan/Yuko singles/PVs!!
I was so under-whelmed that even Yukirin going up in ranks was not going to get me to buy this after watching that Halloween Night PV! Sure there was some MayukiSashi moments but they were doing nothing but standing next to each other. Such disappointment! But then yesterday AKS goes and releases the previews for the PVs for the ‘Under Girls’, Next Girls’, ‘Future Girls’ and ‘Upcoming Girls’. It is among these whose PV sold me and urged me to buy this single! That is of course Next Girls’ Mizu no Naka no Dendouritsu! That PV just re-ignited by AKB flame!
Oh My God!