Oh my goodness! Did, did Utada Hikaru, did the one and only Utada-sama just release a gay Music Video? A gay music video in which she herself stars?!! Herself and another big name in the music industry? Another big name in one Shiina Ringo, a singer with 15 singles and 5 albums, three of which are chart toppers with the other two being in 2nd and 3rd positions?!
What is going on this year?!
Technically this MV has been out for a while but it is still 2017 so there will be credit where credit is due! Seriously, this year’s first half has been stellar when it comes to yuri! And while japan has been left out in that regard, it seems in the music side it has been quite busy actually! Which is okay in my book. Variety is the name of the game! Let other countries provide in movies and TV shows and have Japan give us MVs.
I will take it!
Utada Hikaru, Shiina Ringo, Incredible Cinematic levels of awesome cinematography, throw in a dash of yuri and you have yourself the makings of a SSS class music video! And Spectacular this MV is! Music is a no brainer with Utada-sama and Shiina-sama collaborating but then there is that cinematography!
My God! This MV looks beautiful! Yeah sure one might say they cheated with the sci-fi themes since one can rarely go wrong there but come on! There are many sci-fi themed MV and not all of them pull it off! Sure most times you can blame the budget but for a 5 minute length of VFX, surely one can do much better! Either way 2 Hour Vacation showed all how to do a Sci-fi music video!
The two women look so good together and their voices, oh goodness their voices!! Just thinking of these two together in a yuri MV has me all denying reality! Seriously, things like this are very rare! The only other times collabs have hit me hard like this are when Uchiyama Rina and Mizukawa Asami had that earth shattering kiss in Shinku~ The Deep Red and legends Zack Snyder, Chris Terrio and Hans Zimmer teaming up to bring us Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen!
That’s how hard this 2 Hour Vacation Music Video hit me! I am literally having it on infinity replay as I write this playing on the side and yet I still can’t believe it!
Now of course there is no explicit yuri and one would be unreasonable hoping for it with Utada Hikaru and Shiina Ringo but they went as far as they could go! No yuri goggles are needed here! You can just feel the love there! they are doing what couples do out in public, hold hands, have cute moments, sit close together, cuddle as they watch the night sky, stare longingly into each other’s eyes…All the good stuff!
Now take that already given WINs and add in their lovely voices as they sooth your soul and the incredible visuals massage your eyes into oblivion! That is this MV in a nutshell!
Enough talk, jump over for all caps and the PV.