Era of the Green Giant!

October 29, 2010 at 11:35 PM 11 comments

My recent post was about releasing your inner Risako lover. We all know that miss Sugaya is the Queen of Screen Time and the resident of the  Line-Whoring Land (along with Takitty, Reina and Airi :D).

Risako here…

Risako there…

Risako everywhere…


The newest PV to the song Shining Power falls into the same Risako-worshipping category and is full of Risako love. NOT. Ladies and gentlemen, a new Berryz member gets the spotlight. Miyabi? Momoko? CAPTAIN?!

Non of the above. It’s  Era of the Green Giant! And I’m gonna cap the hell out of her…

She looks absolutely stunning, marvellous, ravishing, excellent, superb,  dazzling (Bella: “Wait a minute, it’s my line!” Me:”Shurrup! Btw, Edward is mine *punch*”), brilliant, astonishing et cetera and so on so forth. It doesn’t mean that she isn’t our cute awkward giant. Not at all. But the hair, the screen time, the dress (pants?) make her beauty blossom. She deserves it.

Risako didn’t take it too well…

Sorry, not gonna happen sweety.

For all the devastated Risako fans, I’ve got good news. Miss Sugaya DOES appear in the PV and she receives some pretty shots.

Well, pretty as to Risako-lovers’ standards. I’m not really into finger-in-my-mouth pose. Who knows the previous whereabouts of the said finger, huh?

But it is kinda cute :)I read from her lips : UΕ›miechnij siΔ™ (Smile) Aww…

Chest version of the "HIGH FIVE!" *thump*

Yurina is in the centre for the whole PV and me like it πŸ˜€ It fits cause she’s so tall and towers over other girls even when they are in front of her.

The background of the PV is simple but creative. The storyline on the other hand may have been improved but oh well. It’s still better than Momusu’s Seishun Collection.

Yurina seeks while the rest hides. Going from the far left:

Chinami (NOT Chisato, cause Chisato is in C-ute… nevermind :D) seems confident with her hiding place. Well, she’s either confident or she simply doesn’t care πŸ˜€

Maasa lurks from behind the yellow carton block.

Momoko thinks she’s brilliant cause she’s standing behind the green block. She just kinda forgot about her feet.

Miyabi squished Risako in the corner and they both most probably grope each other. Hm… perhaps I know the secret of Risako’s finger’s previous whereabouts….

Captain mirrors Maasa and lurks behind the block.

Yurina can’t be fooled easily…

Captain is the first to go. Strange, I thought that her hiding place is the best *shrugs*

Momoko makes another deadly mistake. She looks around her block to check on Yurina.

Not a very good idea, Momo.

And you’re out Momo. Boy, does she sulk about it. It’s hilarious πŸ˜€

Those two pervs also get caught. BUSTED you naughty girls. Where’s your right hand, Sugaya? SUGAYA PULL OUT YOUR FINGER THIS INSTANT!


Chinami just chills out. The game clearly bores her.

Still, she looks gorgeous :* Cute winky! As opposed to Reina’s Wink of Doom D:

Next game – the favourite sport of japanese people – ping-pong. It’s cute and fun to watch but not particularly.

Only two moments caught my attention:

1. Momoko missing her ball aproximately by 5 inches in the least.


2. Miyabi promising Risako a sweet revenge.

“II’ll make you pay, Sugaya. With THIS finger!”

unrelated bonus Miyabi upskirt

Otherwise, it was kinda uneventful. Now, a couple of things concerning:


It has the Seishun Bus Guido and Ryuusei Boy feel to it which is quite bad as I’m not a huge fan of neither of these songs. Shining Power definitely won’t be included on my mp3.


Many of my friends hate the outfits but I don’t have such strong feelings about them. Perhaps, Miyabi’s headband/headcloth/monstrosity is a major no-no but overall the outfits are fine. Well, Maasa’s could be improved but more about her later.


At first, I ignored the dance. Nothing special about it. It’s neither bad or good. Just plain. But then I paid more attention to it and I got annoyed by some moves.

Oh sorry. Wrong cap.

I’m so sorry. Wrong again…

Jeez, again not the right cap.

You got the point by now, right?

The second move I like to call “Telebimu” or “Manualu” is a cute move I personally love:

Airi uses it in Wakkanai (Z). Mind you, she uses it ONCE in the song:

“Konna toki MANUALU..”

But in Shining Power this move is used again and again and then some more.


Yes, you read well. Maasa fails in the PV big time. Why? She dances like a robot that desperately needs oiling, she looks like a sturdy lumberjack and even wears his outfit. Just look:

Director: “Okay Maasa. We’ll do some solo angles. I want you to stand stiffly. Yeah, just like that. Uber cute! And now relax your face so it looks like you don’t care. You pinned it!”

Director: “Now give me the most awkward smile you can master. You’re nearly there. Raise your eyebrows a little. The right one should be slightly higher. Perfect.”

Maasa: “Am I doing it right? I mean the other girls seem a bit cuter..”

Director:”Not at all, Massa dearest! It’s not that they look like adorable puppets and you look like a retarded hip-hop dancer wannabe. Not.At. All.”

Maasa:”Am I supposed to smile and have fun or something?”

Director:”CUT! Thank you everybody, now the other scene…”

MEANWHILE, other girls:






Sorry Maasa, but you got pwned.

Sweet Jesus, just look at her as walks straight to the camera at the very end of the PV!



Listening to: Berryz Koubou “Koi no Jubaku”




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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. solo-kun  |  October 29, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Chinami (>_<)

    • 2. ladybird  |  October 29, 2010 at 11:56 PM

      LOL. So sorry XD I always confused those two πŸ˜€ Thanks for letting me know. I’ll fix it.

      • 3. solo-kun  |  October 30, 2010 at 3:45 AM

        ‘s all good.

        Enjoyed the review πŸ˜‰

        • 4. ladybird  |  October 30, 2010 at 2:24 PM

          Happiii~~ πŸ˜€

  • 5. dreamtiny  |  October 30, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    lol I never noticed how many times they’ve used that dance move.

    Also, Yurina is so freaking pretty. that was all I got out of this PV. to me it makes sense for her to be in the middle because she’s taller than the others and putting her on the end is so awkward.

    Massa also has an unfortunate hairstyle (hated it on Airi, hate it on her too). that hairstyle needs to disappear. immediately.

    CAPTAIN *_* why does she not have a PB. WHY.

    Great review πŸ™‚

    • 6. ladybird  |  October 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

      Thank you for writing such a long comment πŸ˜€ And I’m glad you enjoyed my review.

      I never appreciated Yurina’s beauty but this PV has opened my eyes πŸ˜€ Her hairstyle looks awesome as opposed to Maasa’s. She needs something cooler or a bit more girly.

      Captain desperately needs a PB. C’mon Tsunku. It’s about damn time

  • 7. Kira  |  November 3, 2010 at 3:05 AM

    Main problems with the cosume’s is htat 1)their too dark for the PV, the PV set is broght but the costumes are dark, 2)maasa is wearing trousers, it would look better if she was wearing a dress. it’s like they don’t want her to look good. But i like that someone in UFA is trying to make these girls look like sexy young ladies.

    I’m glad i’m not the only who thinks that risako walking into the middle infront of Yurina is like she’s trying to reclaim her spotlight back.

    • 8. ladybird  |  November 3, 2010 at 12:29 PM

      Yeah, the outfits seems too dark for the set. They seem to be a little out of place. But when you take them outside of the PV they are quite fine πŸ™‚
      A skirt for Maasa, I dare you! Definitely yes πŸ˜€
      The scene with Risako was hilarious πŸ˜€ I wonder if Risako herself sees it in this way..
      Thanks for commenting!

  • 9. Arche-JoIyO  |  November 5, 2010 at 2:01 AM

    Most Risako fans are almost OFFENDED by the fact Risako’s not lead or center in this single. But I’m like “HELLZ YEAH YOU GO YURINA!” Haha. Yurina is just too gorgeous *__*

    Other people were like “Risako looks sad, she must miss her spotlight” <– lolwut, she's just into her lines, she's always been like this XDDDDDDD

    But oh well. Yeah Maasa is not particularly good at dancing. Watch her Maji Bomber solo shot :/ she does the same dance moves over. And over. And over again. It's boring x_X

    • 10. ladybird  |  November 5, 2010 at 11:18 AM

      You can’t satisfy everybody, right? But it happens in every group. Remember what happened when Koharu got more attention in Resonant Blue?
      I don’t feel jealous for Airi (it’s kinda hard after SHOCK XD) but I wouldn’t mind other girls getting more lines.

      • 11. Arche-JoIyO  |  November 5, 2010 at 5:22 PM

        Haha I remember. It was so stupid, “Koha has 3 solo words! and it’s center! BURN THE WITCH” XD

        Well I can’t ask for more Risako because Risako has aaaaalways been either lead or center lol. She got the dramatic solo in Dakishimete x2, I can’t ask for more! πŸ˜€


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