I decided I won’t do single reviews unless I really feel like it, and well… now I do! Morning Musume are releasing their 48th single titled Pyocopyoco Ultra on January 25th 2012.
When I first heard the preview, I was pleased. It’s not that I personally loved it, although the sounds that reminded me of computer games I played as a little girl did make me smile. A more genki version of C-ute’s Momoiro Sparkling, I thought it would be a fan success. How wrong I was. Next thing I saw was the PV preview with insanely cute puffy dresses… and tweets that can be shortened into this: wtf worst single ever ugly chicks hate hate hate goodbye!!! I totally didn’t expect that. This might be not more than my 30th favourite single from Momusu, but I do like it. Why the hate? (Click here for the PV.)
I hear it’s the outfits that bug you?
Oh it’s birds you have a problem with? But the kyuukies already had their practice with the mother hen.
I see. It’s the fact that this is a single release that’s bothering you? Looks like these monkeyz have something to say to that…
Now I get it. You don’t want a Momusu single outfit being silly? Because they are the senior group so they should act their age? I see.
Still not convinced?
Don’t take it to heart, I’m not poking fun at you! ^^
It’s just I think a Momusu/H!P fan should be used to things being like this and possibly even enjoy it! I mean, enjoy the fact that idols can make you laugh too, not just… your nose bleed, as they say. And not act like the world is ending when idols dance in puffy yellow dresses that have *gasp* even faces on them. I’m not saying everyone should find the outfits cute, but… why make it such a big deal? It’s still the same idols and next time I’m sure, they will wear something completely different.
Guys, this is Morning Musume! It will never stay exactly the same, and I don’t want it to! Have we been following the same group?
Later on, I saw a lot of neutral-ish and positive reactions to this single as well and I’m still optimistic about the sales being at least average. Many people are completely in love with Pyocopyoco Ultra. But it was the negative reactions that came as a surprise to me. I’m not upset about this at all, it’s just I don’t think I’ve ever heard such extreme reactions regarding a H!P single before, so I can’t help but wonder.
But now, I’m off to read what other bloggers have to say about this single.
One more thing before I go. Between you and me… I do wish this had been the real PV. And I really want the actor of Kazuki to join Momusu. Oops… did I type that out loud? Ahem. If you’re wondering what this is about, Pyocopyoco Ultra is used as the opening to a cute new jdrama called Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen, starring Reina and Sayumi with other H!P girls in minor roles. It’s a typical low budget idol drama… very entertaining for us fans! :) I for one can’t wait for the next episode. Meanwhile, let’s enjoy these screencaps.
PS: I know Gaki is graduating from Morning Musume come the spring tour. I just don’t have anything to say about it. Except that I do hope she gets the same treatment as her fellow gokki member just did.