12:09 am - 01/25/2019

IZ*ONE - Suki to Iwasetai MV

lil_poisonfrog 25th-Jan-2019 07:50 am (UTC)
This is so great! The MV aesthetics and styling are A+++ like if AKB48 videos still had budgets lmao

It's also honestly one of the few Japanese K-pop songs that actually sounds like a J-pop song. I could see this hitting really big.

Also who knew you could make a pile of trash look so gorgeous lol

Edited at 2019-01-25 07:56 am (UTC)
timetobegin 25th-Jan-2019 08:23 am (UTC)
The video is gorgeous but I am not a fan of this particular AKB/Momu/Japanese idol group sound. Makes sense that they would go for that but its just not my cup of tea :P
kenziekinz09 25th-Jan-2019 04:50 pm (UTC)
I think they really want i*zone to be dual idols, kind of like TVXQ where they’re recognized as kpop AND jpop idols.
timetobegin 26th-Jan-2019 02:35 pm (UTC)
Which is very smart. AKB48 has a huge audience in Japan, so catering sound wise to the fans of the AKB48 members is only logical :)
done_na 25th-Jan-2019 10:52 am (UTC)
I have been waiting all day for omona to post about this so I can gush about it.
<3

Still not a fan of the song, but its very akihabara idols material so I can see it doing very well in that market.

But the MV, gaaaaaahhhhh. I love it. I love that its practically a performance MV. I especially love that shot filmed from the top and they're walking across the colorful grounds; so aesthetic.

I wanted to hate on their poofy costume which, again, is typical of akihabara idols. but they balanced it out with a coat dance which is more e-girls or perfume style than akb so it works out.
camouflagecat 25th-Jan-2019 12:07 pm (UTC)
I liked the dance segments with the long coats and hands in pockets, that was a refreshing and cool aesthetic.
premonitioner 25th-Jan-2019 12:28 pm (UTC)
i love theirs coats, the dance looks really cool with their hands in their pockets

i just wish i could get over the stupid rhythm of the hook line in the chorus, it's a habit of japanese songs to not match syllables to beats and it does my head in

Edited at 2019-01-25 12:28 pm (UTC)
goldenrosalie 25th-Jan-2019 01:39 pm (UTC)
i had zero expectations, so i'm genuinely surprised how much i'm digging this song. it also reminds me more of Nogizaka/Keyakizaka sound, i expected it to sound like usual AKB stuff lol.
mv is so great, i'm impressed. it looks very dynamic and interesting, choreo is super nice too. what i truly loved is how they were dancing in those long coats, it looked cool as hell!
thomaswilmoore 25th-Jan-2019 01:54 pm (UTC)
this is the k-pop/j-pop sound fusion i always dreamed of

i'm so happy

the video is gorgeous, i love everything about this
synatri 25th-Jan-2019 02:20 pm (UTC)
i love the long coats and the dancing with the hands in pockets, it reminds me of perfume.
and the song is pretty cute, almost akb-ish but not quite.
kenziekinz09 25th-Jan-2019 04:48 pm (UTC)
This is when sticking to the original 6/6 lineup would have paid off. This is 900+ AKB circa 2014.

Aki-P ain’t ever giving us new stages lol
lil_poisonfrog 26th-Jan-2019 06:57 am (UTC)
Ok but honestly that's what annoys me the most about this group!!! Even if they didn't go half and half even 4 or 5 Japanese members would be so much better??? There were a lot of assholes hating on the 48 girls online during the show, idk if Mnet caved to that sentiment or what. But the whole "Korean-Japanese" concept is obviously so much weaker when there's a smaller fraction of Japanese members than Twice has like wut
xoxkenzxox 25th-Jan-2019 05:43 pm (UTC)
This is the kinda thing I was expecting for a jpop/kpop mash up. I love it! Dancing with the long coats/hands int he pockets was cool. A little too much "walk dancing" for me but overall I like it.
love_keiko 25th-Jan-2019 06:15 pm (UTC)
this sound is always hit or miss for me and in this case it's a miss. so dated and boring.

i wish they leaned more in to a kara-esque jpop sound than something diet AKB.

the video is nice tho, i like the choreography and the purple outfits are a nice jpop nod.
thatchicksaywha 25th-Jan-2019 06:18 pm (UTC)
this is sooo much better than i thought it was going to be, the MV is gorgeous, the girls look gorgeous, and the song is like, actually pretty good! i wonder if it'll make a splash in Korea as well as Japan..
also gonna need a dance video that's just the girls in their overcoats, STAT
welljustguess 26th-Jan-2019 03:03 am (UTC)

Too J-Pop for me, but still sounds good

pseudo_shigure 26th-Jan-2019 05:44 pm (UTC)
why are they surrounded by garbage??
do they have different choreo when they're in their long coat?
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