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Thanks for this; my calendar won't be delivered for a couple of weeks yet, so it's nice to get a(n arty) preview.
Also, while I too can become unsteady when confronted with glamour shots of the not-little-girls-anymore Berryz, please see
and convert to metric/Euros as necessary... ;)
Nice video, and agree with Vemene, Momoko is the "real" Momo, not the young girl with pigtails
I am not that impressed with the song, but I really, really like this video for three reasons:
1. Miya is in a fairly silly mood all the way through, even in the Parisian flashbacks. I suspect that hanging around with Airi brings it out in her, and it's pure gold.
2. Momo is NOT in character as Momochi at any point in the video (and the pigtails make only a brief appearance during Paris sightseeing). That's a very, very welcome break. And it reveals part of what makes Buono! work -- they are all comfortable just being themselves in the smaller group.
3. Airi is racing towards adulthood almost faster than the eye can keep up. I can overlook the goofy nekomimi hairdo because of this.
Bonus reasons: more Jenga and pizza!
The second half of the second talk is especially charming in how every single time Moriwaki-san reflexively addresses her or refers to her as "Tsugunaga-san" she immediately corrects him, "Momochi!"
He is powerless to resist, of course, and quickly becomes properly trained.
Also, it seems odd to me that Airi is wearing her Buono! green instead of her ºC-ute pink, especially in light of the role pink plays in the Cho
Happy Song MV. But then again, I seem to recall that no one else wears pink when the Momochi character appears on a variety/game/chat show, so perhaps UFA has instituted a wardrobe rider...
The shots taken outside, in front of the lush foliage (New Jersey is, after all, "The Garden State"), with the sunlight diffused by a slight overcast, are great.
Lovely women look loveliest under natural lighting, I have always thought.