You can’t just pull a black Jack on me like that! it’s cheating! Give me a warning or something before you go dropping RINASE on me like this!! Seriously, whoever you are that is responsible for this combi, this also goes to you too awesome photographer…
I mean, just look at them!! Think of it. you are walking out on the town at night, semi-sober, then see these two walking together dressed like this! Tell me the first thing that pops into your mind…Actually, don’t, I can already tell!
Like, come on! And for the love of all that is holy dearest Ikoma-kun, won’t you please go easy on the pheromones?! Seriously, who can resist you looking like that? And that Nanase, looking to all the world like the bestest girlfriend you could ever have! Only you can because, you know, she is already taken!!!
But the nailer here is the fact that I am only seeing this now!! Like dear me, WTF have you been doing to miss this?! And you too dearest Readers, not even a mention? I am disappoint, in both you and myself!
That Ikoma-kun was so born to be cool! No wonder she has been centring all the cool songs, well, except Influencer, which I still can’t get around my head. Granted it lacks that punch but just looking at Ikoma-kun in it, actually all the girls in her group in this singe were meant to be the front-runners for this type of song; Her, Iku-chan, Marika, God, even Miona was super cool in this song! Just wait for the caps and you shall see for yourselves!
Anyway, yeah, these pics are to die for! thank you again to all responsible for this happening! Jump over for more pics and I will be seeing you soon…
Yes! Ikoma46 is back! After what seems like forever Ikoma-kun is back as the Centre of Nogizaka46! This of course might not be a big deal seeing as thankfully, she is still the Face of Nogizaka, I kind of missed her at hat front and Centre. I love, and in fact have purchased, all of the singles centred by Ikoma-kun, with ‘Kimi no nawa Kibou’ being my favourite A-side and ‘SHAKISM’ being my favourite PV! But let’s be honest here, all of Nogizaka’s singles have been great either because of the couplings or the A-sides.
But just as we got Ikoma-kun back, so did the PVs return to their 5min runtime! Like, why?! I was looking forward to the dramatic first PV that is most certain to have some Rinanase! We got our Rinanase of course but so did we lose the extra time to enjoy it in the PV when they returned to the 5min curve! Why would you do this?! I was really looking forward to that Rinanase!
Why is this? Well, if you follow Nogizaka then you know of how much Ikoma-kun loves Nanase, am I right? And with Kazumi’s coming out on her love for Noujou, and Minami having this friendy thing going on with Hocchan, there is nothing stopping the Rinanase now, is there? And Nogizaka being its awesome self, delivered just as I expected! The focus was on the top girls which in this case it means Ikoma-kun, Nanase, Iku-chan and the usual trip (Cap, Shiraishi and Hashimoto). Of course Ikoma-kun was the focus!
But I was kind of disappointed to tell the truth. I felt like the PV’s plot had been done before. Wasn’t this the same formula they used in Nanase’s first single? Sure there was another twist in that one but it was essentially about the same thing in regards to the main character and the rest of the group! Except last time we had close to 10min of runtime and we got the full picture but this time it was half of that which meant lots of gaps in the story and that we will most likely never truly understand what the hell was going on beyond the surface.