Saturday, 17 December 2011

24 days of singles day 17: Heavy Rotation and Namida no Seesaw Game

This is quite late in the day, but I have no true excuse. This is another Senbatsu election single, so
I'll start with the Undergirls B-side.

Ranking, from 40 to 22: Ishiguro Atsuki (Kenkyuusei), Matsubara Natsumi (A), Yagami Kumi (S), Katayama Haruka (A), Yamauchi Suzuran (Kenkyuusei), Takayanagi Akane (KII), Yonezawa Rumi (34), Fujie Reina (K), Umeda Ayaka (K), Sato Sumire (B), Momori Mika (B), Nito Moeno (K), Shimazaki Haruka (Kenkyuusei), Kuramochi Asuka (A), Oota Aika (A)
The song is about to lovers breaking up for the last time, and how the one singing wanted to be the one to leave first, but in the end is left watching the other leaving with tears down their face. The PV starts in a dressing room, and as they're given the 5 minute call their manager gives them a motivational speech (in english), they're then introduced by a guy with a funky afro. The first half of the song, which has for it's story and dance version the same thing, is done as a black and white television broadcast until the manager backstage hits the TV he's watching on, then it become colour for the remainder.

And now the Senbatsu, from 21 to 1: Miyazaki Miho (B), Nakagawa Haruka (A), Sashihara Rino (A), Sato Amina (B), Akimoto Sayaka (K), Kitahara Rie (B), Ono Erena (K), Minegishi Minami (K), Takajo Aki (A), Kasai Tomomi (B), Matsui Rena (S), Matsui Jurina (S), Miyazawa Sae (K), Kashiwagi Yuki (B), Kojima Haruna (A), Takahashi Minami (A), Watanabe Mayu (B), Itano Tomomi (K), Shinoda Mariko (A), Maeda Atsuko (A), Oshima Yuko (K). Yes that's right, Yuko beat Acchan. You probably already knew this, but this would've been ground breaking for fans at the time. The song talks about being in love with someone and the thought of them being on 'Heavy Rotation' in your head. I know the feeling.
Warning! Warning! The to be described PV contains pure unleaded fanservice, if you wish to avoid severe blood loss look away now.
We start with our view looking through a keyhole to see Yuko removing a top to reveal the lengerie she's wearing as she looks toward us. It's too late, they've lost too much blood. The dance version has them dancing in a studio with microphones, a theme to be repeated next year. We get several of the girls in lingerie having a pillow fight, we get a camera panning over the girls in lingerie on the widest bed known to humanity (they're all comfortably seperated), some of them read a book together, heart-shaped lollipops are passed down the bed, Kasai kisses Yukirin, we get some of them as nekogals, feeding each other, Tomochin shares a donut with someone else, Mariko doesn't share a heart biscuit with Mayu, Takamina refuses to give Yukirin any cherries, Tomochin and Takamina share a jelly, Acchan kisses her reflection, Acchan and Takamina share a piece of cake, both Matsui's share a bath, Tomochin and Acchan kiss each other, then Takamina, Yuko and Acchan kiss, rose petals fall on the girls on the bed, and after Yuko delivers the final 'Hebii Roteshion' she goes shh and winks to us through the keyhole. Are you still there? Whats that mess? Oh well, just leave him there, nothing we can do now.

The A-type's B-side this time is Yasai Sisters a song that was used to promote some juice drink, as part of it the girls wore their costumes from the MV and drank the juice drink. Featured on the single are:
Team A: Oota Aika, Kuramochi Asuka, Kojima Haruna, Sashihara Rino, Shinoda Mariko, Takajo Aki, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko, Maeda Ami
Team K: Akimoto Sayaka, Itano Tomomi, Oshima Yuko, Ono Erena, Nito Moeno, Minegishi Minami, Miyazawa Sae
Team B: Kasai Tomomi, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kitahara Rie, Momori Mika, Sato Sumire, Miyazaki Miho, Watanabe Mayu
Team S: Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena
I could list what vegatables each of the girls are, but then what would you learn. Another thing is Ishida Haruka appears in Erepyon's place in the MV, but I can't work out why, the most obvious reason shouldn't have happened yet. The song is about the vegetables, naming them and working together to make the juice drink. The PV starts with a tomato being cut off it's palnt, it lands on the ground as Acchan and says, in the cutest possible voice 'Ohayo'. We effectively start with the dance version for the chorus, before getting the front members bordered by the vegetable they represent. The secon chorus has them all together on a spinning platform, and they start boxing themselves as we get the rest of the members boredered by vegatables. We get a few of them on a cart, and when we get to spelling 'vegetables' again we have a few of them on a market stall I guess. We see them fill up the liquifier, and them all aborably lying together on a spinning platform, and the REAL vegetables being liquified and the result poured into a glass. I should probably warned you about the melting from adorable huh?

The B-type B-Side is Lucky Seven, featuring.
Team A: Kojima Haruna, Sahihara Rino, Shinoda Mariko, Takajo Aki, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko
Team K: Itano Tomomi, Oshima Yuko, Minegishi Minami, Miyazawa Sae
Team B: Kasai Tomomi, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kitahara Rie, Komori Mika, Miyazaki Miho, Watanabe Mayu
The song is a warning not to be scared by what happens, but have the courage to make your way through it. The MV has the girls as pirates, three of them wake up and we then shift to a ship's deck, and get a view of the galley through a portait, with some of them cooking, and Yukirin throws the food to the wating pirate's plates. We then get a bit of dance version. We then get Mariko drinking rum while some of them fight over clothes, she then throws her glass at the wall between Tomo~mi and Miichan, later she plots the course as 4 of the girls steer. Some of them are investigating a cave, and find the treasure. Maeda shoots an apple on Yuko's head. We suddenly get the girls in more standard uniforms, and we finish with the dance version in those uniforms.

Two last things on the entire thing here. One version of this's covers had Yuko fulfill her lifelong dream of groping Harunyan with her legs. The other is that this is Ono Erena's last single as she graduated by the end of the year. However, a year later she announced she is returning to showbiz in acting. Well thats that, and still 19 minutes till midnight. Make that 18.

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