You know, I am not sure who I am more disappointed in; myself, or you dear Readers!
Like, why am I just now finding out about Nogizaka 46’s NOYOUNA SONZAI Music Video?! I am pretty sure that I follow their official YouTube channel so how did I manage to miss this? They did post it there, right? I mean they usually post their MVs there!
Okay, sure, I have kind of been avoiding Nogizaka since my Oshimen left (Ikoma-kun to those who don’t know), but even still! This is yuri we are talking about here! How did I miss this?! Like, there are probably even subtitles already out as I type this, which I need to hunt down BTW, because the song too sounds super gay!
But on the other hand, why did nobody tell me about this? I sure don’t remember making it known that I was taking a break from Nogizaka and that I shouldn’t be disturbed with content from them! So, why did nobody mention this to me?
Oh well, I guess we all are to blame here but hey, in the end we got to it, right? Better late than never, right?
As for the Music Video at hand, visually it is magnificent, but really, aren’t all 46G MVs just so beautifully shot and made! But even amongst them there still are those that stand above and beyond and this is one of them! This, is the kind of quality I want in my videos! Seriously, AKB needs to take major lessons from whatever company handles the 46G MVs! And AKB hasn’t always been this bad! You should see the RIVER, BEGINNER, SAKURA and UZA MVs (to mention but a few)! Strangely while anyone else would be up-ing their game, AKB just got worse!
Anyway, back to NOYOUNA SONZAI, the visuals are great, and I love the song that accompanies it as well and its subject of the complexities of Love! But even if it is true, that Love is complicated, that doesn’t mean that I am going to let the shenanigans slide! Like literally the rest of the story was about Mai pinning after Asuka. Like, her love was blatant and while one can argue that it might have been playful affection, the ending says otherwise! She really loved Asuka.
So then why the hell did she just so brutally reject Asuka when she finally returned those feelings by going in to kiss Mai?! Like, I think it is the worse kind of rejection, when the mood feels right, you both have feelings for one another, and then when you feel it is the right time and lean in to kiss your love, they turn away from you!
Like, that is the worst kind of rejection! And what’s even worse is that it isn’t an actual rejection! She does love Asuka so like, why the fuck!?!
And then she goes and kisses a sleeping Asuka and I am like, so the fuck what?! Then again, seeing as it was on the cheek, maybe she really did not LOVE love Asuka and it was more of a familial affection! That being said we don’t even know the context of them! Are they best friends? Are they Senpai/Kouhai? Are they Teacher/Student? Hell, is it Mai-nee-san?
We don’t know but then again, MVs are always like this! They are like poems! You have to feel in your own blanks and come up with your own interpretation of what the fuck is what!
Either way, if they were trying to convey how complex love is, they did not succeed! Here it’s more like, Love it simple but it is the people that make it complicated for no apparent reasons! Yeah like I said the relationship to each other might be what makes things complicated but even then, they sure didn’t leave any grey areas in what their feelings were, well, Mai certainly didn’t!! And yet she went and just denied Asuka the kiss, after she finally showed her cards in this relationship!
Listen to me losing it over a music video…Hahaha!
I really loved these two here too. Asuka totally reminded me of Techi, especially from the movie HIBIKI, and Mai was total fun to watch in this! Like, I could totally be down for a full series of these two! Do it Nogi, what are you waiting for!?
Anyhow, jump over for the MV and more caps…