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!
A better version of the ‘Last Supper’
Cap = Reina, Mirurun = Kumiko
Rikoppi x Reinyan x Keicchi!
Haruka x Fuuchan x Nakki
Kanna (?) x Ai-chan
Miion x Ami
Haruka x Nakki
Madoka x Kanna
lewd (and it’s the same purple girl! Who? Rikoppi?!)
Non x Yui
Non x Yui x Yuka
I don’t even know where to start on letting you dear Readers understand how surprised I was and deeply affected by that teaser PV, I was! Forget any other AKBG PV like its kind you have seen before! This is going to destroy all of them! For me, the short teaser has already done the job but for others I am pretty sure that if there is an actual kiss in the long version, you too will be feeling the same way!
You know me and hands, specifically girls holding hands! It has gotten so bad that hand-holding is now even above kissing for me! The amount of hand-holding in the short teaser for this PV nearly sent me over! In the time that the title was on screen, which was like mere seconds, there was two different pairs of hands holding each other! In just that short of a time and in the title!!!!
You don’t want to see my face right now as I write this!
In case someone needs reminding, here are the girls in this PV (i.e. Next Girls)
- Anai Chihiro (Center)
- Shiroma Miru
- Fujie Reina
- Jonishi Kei
- Sakaguchi Riko
- Futamura Haruka
- Uchiyama Natsuki
- Yagura Fuuko
- Oota Aika
- Okada Kanna
- Moriyatsu Madoka
- Mukaichi Mion
- Miyamae Ami
- Kojina Yui
- Tano Yuka
- Kimoto Kanon
This list should help thee identify the girls! But my God! Sure we have seen yuri PVs before! This also reminds me a bit of Team K’s ‘How Come’ with the close-ups but the under-water addition was a very awesome touch! Under-water yuri is now a fetish of mine after this teaser PV! And there was some awesome things going on under there that many paying attention will see and will have their jaws dropping! There was self-touching, humping, butt-squeezing, S&M (Mirurun chocking out Captain) and all those damn hands holding!!!!
Where is my Full PV!?!!
This is simply too much! I can’t even imagine what is in store for us when the full length PV hits! Unlike Team A’s ‘Juujun na Slave’ whose PV teaser hinted at a repeat scenario, this is not looking the case for ‘MizunaDen’ (short term for the whole PV). And the song is so good to me too! I had to spare some more views just to pay attention to the song, even if every time I kept getting distracted with the visuals!
Oh man, now I want to watch it again. I guess that is that, excuse me while I go enjoy this loveliness one more time…
August 8, 2015 at 20:05
yep. it’s okapan with ai-chan.
and about Madoka and Okapan’s part. since, madoka is her oshimen. things must have been good for her xD
August 12, 2015 at 18:00
I didn’t know about them. Time to rewatch and judge her reaction.
Thank you Marx and it’s been a while, eh?
August 9, 2015 at 05:38
Yeah, I’m liking the B-sides more than the A-side on this one. Btw, have you watched the PVs for SKE’s new single?
August 12, 2015 at 17:59
My heart is still not ready for the SKE PVs. I just know that I won’t be able to survive
August 9, 2015 at 07:53
Previously in the AKB48 International Fans Community on Google+:
“Oooh. I’ve got a feeling someone is going to love this one!”
I admit when Keicchi and Reinyan unite… no man or woman can resist that one… I wouldn’t have loved Madoka with Muteki no Keicchi-sama better though…
It would have been even better if all of my Oshimens were in this PV. Just imagine: Yui-sama, Karen,Pretty Maachun, TakaJuri, Chori, Yagi, Dina, Yuna-chan, MaRION, ASAFASDFSFF!
But nothing can be perfect I guess… Something always have to burst my bubbles… Speaking of bursting:
August 12, 2015 at 17:58
Oh come now, even a baby could have predicted me liking this PV😆
Sacrifices have to be made. Still, I too think of what would have been if this was the Senbatsu PV, with added drama part to finish us off
August 10, 2015 at 17:14
AND HERE I THOUGHT I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO’S EXCITED BY NOTHING BUT NEXT GIRLS’ PV IN THIS SINGLE. NAKAMA!! \o/
I seriously love this PV, not just because of the whole yuri vibe things going on but also because of how beautifully filmed it is! Every shot is amazing! Not to mention that wet-look+water+underwater shots+Chihiro=my preferences so OMFG I DIED countless times I repeat the PV.
PanMado scene was the most alluring lol I bet Okapan was in cloud nine when she knew she got to have such a scene with her beloved Madoka. :p
In all honesty though I haven’t watched any other PVs in the single lol. My interest goes as far as where Chihiro is nowadays. *shrugs*
August 10, 2015 at 19:18
Oh and by the way according to the report from those who watched the full PV at the handshake event… YES THERE’S KISS SCENE. \o/
August 12, 2015 at 17:52
Please don’t give me a heart attack!
August 24, 2015 at 05:32
And the kissing scene actually explains the strangling scene so yeah lol
August 24, 2015 at 08:51
Still wait for ISO quality nut my patience is dwindling
August 12, 2015 at 17:54
I forgot to mention it so thank you for reminding me. The quality of the PV was god-tier by AKB standards so more points for this PV
You must be happy with Cap as the Center, eh?
August 24, 2015 at 05:32
After watching the full version (thank you Chinese overlords), the shots on second verse were rather lackluster BUT THE BRIDGE SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT.
August 24, 2015 at 08:52
When have we never been disappointed? These days it’s in AKB’s welcome pack
August 24, 2015 at 11:35
Well, at least I still have HKT but we all know HKT will never ever have this kind of MV until they decide to graduate the group from their fresh, cheerful idol image blargh.
August 31, 2015 at 17:58
Bit HKT has done worse things. Like that song of theirs with the chairs – a song so lewd they never showed a good video of it.
September 2, 2015 at 15:52
Chairs? Wait umm, which chairs?!?!?!
August 24, 2015 at 07:01
Yesss I am really, really happy with Chihiro getting the center position XD
Oh and btw, this is I wrote about my idea on the MV’s short story on my blog: https://kuroiyuki88.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/the-underwater-conductivity/
One thing for sure, don’t read it before you actually watch the MV itself cuz I wanna see if I actually just read too much into it or not lol.
August 24, 2015 at 08:50
Thank you, I will be checking it out after I have watched the full MV myself