Monday, 5 December 2011

24 days of singles day 5: Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou and Namida Uri no Shojo

Since it's the same for both the A-side and B-side, I'll just get the Senbatsu out of the way.
Team A: Itano Tomomi, Oshima Mai, Kojima Haruna, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, Nakanishi Rina, Maeda Atsuko, Minegishi Minami.
Team K: Akimoto Sayaka, Oshima Yuko, Ono Erena, Kasai Tomomi, Kobayashi Kana, Sato Natsuki, Masuda Yuka, Miyazawa Sae.

I said this was going to get worse, and I meant it, but I never meant the song was bad, just it was dark. Really dark going by my memory. The song itself: The news reports tragedies protected by anomity, the adult's assumptions are way off, there is no point in trying. Then we find they're llonging for the love they used to scorn. About that. I'll get to that later. She doesn't want to be lonely, just wants to be held. We're then told that a girl 'tried to become a bird' after leaving her shoes neatly on the rooftop. Apparently our narrator had the finger pointed at her for doing nothing.
There are implications here.The more obvious one is that the 'bird girl' committed suicide by jumping off a rooftop. This is sad, and as someone who has at one point in my life thought about suicide I know it can be thought past, though if bird girl is our narrator then she has far better reasons for it than I ever did. The 'scorned love' is what I refer to here. It seems the most likely implication is that she was raped, which is horrible really. just wait till you see the MV. Speaking of which.

We open with a shot of a girl on a rooftop spreding her arms, and a brief shot of a mail I could probably read if I had the patience. We have the girls in a class together, and most seem to be fine, but one has her head on the desk, possibly sad. We get shots later on, showing for example that Takahashi isn't entirely happy. But then maybe it's Maeda. Or just after soemone grabs the padlock on soemgates, it could be Kojima. We see someone climbing a ladder up to a roof. It seems that it was Takshashi, she's stood spread eagle on the roof. Maeda looks sad. Yuko on the other hand seems quite happy. i think it's Maeda. Kasai? Yuko looks sadder here. Sae seems to be comforting someone. Halls are empty, symbolic of the loneliness I guess, implications that Sae left her. We see the girl coming up and taking off her shoes, running to the edge. Standing at the edge, it's Yuko, tears in her eyes. We fortunately don't see her jump, but the girls in the dance scene suddenly jerk as the music makes a sudden beat, I think you get the implication.
The dance segments are just the girls on the rooftop in the uniforms they where in the classroom scene.

The B-side, Namida Uri no Shojo has a different story to it.
The girl here is bored at school, has too much time on her hands, compares herself to the little match girl (that's not good), she wants someone to talk to, even just somethign to sell, and she says 'Buy me'. She's lured by a new cars passenger seat, she's anxious at losing something important to her so in the summer, at age 16 she puts on 'a mask of flashy makeup' . She even feels if she had some kind of dream she could be fine with the boredom. Near the end there's a line about 'walking when the intersection lights turn green' and the crowd screams as this heppens. This isn't to pleasent either really, since she turns to prostitution due to boredom (at age 16) and then kills herself.

Are you upset yet? Cause I sure am, hopefully tomorrow can help make up for it.

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