Morning Musume – 3, 2, 1 Breakin Out
Well here’s a surprise, and a very nice one at that. Morning Musume have released their own PV for 3, 2, 1 Breakin Out. While some fans are left a little angry that their “ideas” were stolen, others are welcoming the change to the usual Hello! Project PV storyboard, with something that’s a bit more fresh and fun, regardless of whether the PV was created before or after the competition for LA Expo began.
All this aside, whoever wins is getting paid, and all the clips belonged to H!P to start with – so really these arguments do seem a little null and void. I suppose for once, in a very direct way, H!P were asking what their fans wanted, and considering the number of unsolicited OPVs on youtube, we shouldn’t complain.
Back on topic, the PV is a mesh of colours, using the clips of all 9 members on the original green-screen which was provided for the OPV contest, dancing, having fun, and dressed in…. well rather odd ensembles, which isn’t that weird for Morning Musume, considering some of the tat they wore on their Resonant Live tour. For the sake of the PV, the costumes are awesome, but if I ever saw someone wearing what Aika was, I’d cross to the other side of the road. Risa and Lin Lin’s hair styles also aren’t that flattering, but now I’m really being very picky at things I needn’t be!
The main reason why I prefer this PV is that it’s slightly reminiscent of the earlier Morning Musume PVs, and is definitely a change from the current format (dance shot, close up, moody poses, etc.). Bright colours, fun back drops and an interesting dance routine as well as lots of “play acting” between members. In fact, it’s almost like a Mini Moni PV.
Hopefully, H!P have learnt some valuable lessons from the 3, 2, 1 Breakin Out competition, and with the recent annoucement of the revival of many old units such as Tanpopo, V-U-DEN, Petit Moni and Mini Moni, it seems that maybe a new era is dawning for H!P. Viva subunits! Just bring back the summer shuffles now!