Popular idol group AKB48 28th Single UZA's MV was unveiled during the morning TV show Mezanyu.
Oshima Yuko and Matsui Jurina, both have their edge in dancing play Center for this song, which is dubbed to have the most difficult choreography of all AKB48 songs.
The director is academy award winning video director Joseph Kahn, who directed the MV of Gingham Check.
This time, unlike other MVs of AKB48, the MV has not drama part, solely focusing on dancing in a set with a dark antique mood, countless of fallen leaves fluttered around in the air.
7-men performance group, Beat Buddy Boi, who performed with AKB48 in the Janken tournament directed this ever-changing-formation choreography.
They practiced the coreo during the rehearsal for the Tokyo Dome concert, and there were even members who took 2~3 weeks to fully learn it. One of the highlights of the film, Dolphin is performed by Oshima Yuko, Takahashi Minami, Yokoyama Yui and Yamamoto Sayaka. The 4 girls tried hard to nail this trick, where they put their body onto the floor in the following order, Chest, Belly, and legs. That's why they had bruise on their knees.
Kashiwagi Yuki who played a role of clown was raved for her pantomime-like dancing where she performs without changing her facial expression a single bit.
After the filming, Kahn, who has directed MVs of famous artists like Lady Gaga or Britney Spears, said with confidence “This is the best dance MV I've ever produced.”
Honest feeling. It's hard to form my opinion about this because it was too short…
Probably the reason why they didn't include drama part was because of the character of the song?
LOL What the hell***
Basically their dancing looked a bit awkward…
Is that supposed to be like this? Or because of Joseph's poor direction?
That's to be expected…
AKB48 new single UZA. Director for the MV is KOREAN Amaerican Joseph Kahn.
The first MV he filmed after he joined Hollywood in 1995 was awful.
He was told “You completely lacks a talent. Why don't you give up?”
But he had no choice because “I am a 2nd generation Korean American and my mom was a waitress…”
Joseph Kahn, whose real name is あん・じゅんひ (26) has become a great figure in the American Music Video scene. We met him visiting Korea for the first time in the last 8 years for the meeting with Korean Ads agency.
I don't want to call him Joseph anymore. He is ジョセフｗｗ. (ｗｗ: scornful laugh)
Omg! I love this MV! This has the worldview!!!（*´Д｀）ﾊｧﾊｧ
↑You ate too much hamburgers…
As far as I can see from the image, it just looks like Thriller…. lol
I love the makeup! It suits the image of the song. Or do Idol Otaku hate this kind of direction?
↑It's not that I don't like the atmosphere of the MV.
But I believe Japanese has their own sense of beauty and every race has makeup that suits them the most. Their skin, texture of hair, whole mood….. and he even doesn't try to get the heart to the beauty of Japanese girls….
That's why I think foreigners who have no intention to understand Japanese culture other than Otaku subcultures shouldn't direct AKB48's MV.
I think….. Mayuy looks more…. uhmmm but yeah I think this has it's own uniqueness… Uhmmm
I think Mayuyu looks cool!
The makeup for Takamina and Jurina was also….. “loss for word”(´･ω･｀)
Maybe because the lighting was too dark, they put that weird and flashy makeup..?
Anyways, I think it's great to release this kind of MV at this timing when Halloween is approaching!
AKB48 can use this for their missionary work both domestic and overseas that they can do this type of song.
People on Jurina fan thread are unanimously raving this MV….
I think this type of tune really makes Jurina look standing out from the rest.
I can't judge the MV from such a short footage, but
I can surely say, Jurina's presence alone can beat all the rest