SKE48’s 12th single started selling on July 17th, and this single marks the first release since the group went through a team shuffle back in April. With the change in group dynamics, each team gets to show their new color through a coupling song included in the single. Lets take a look at the new teams below!
Team S – Jyuri Jyuri Baby!
With Rena’s departure to Team E and Yagami Kumi’s graduation, Team S may seem to have lost alot of star power, but this may very well be the management’s strategy to make Jurina a bigger star than she already is. The MV starts off with Jurina appealing to the Devil to continue helping Team S to scale greater heights (cheesy storyline i know). The Devil refuses at first, but agrees later on the condition that Team S win his bodyguards in a battle. Team S then show off their new look with a cool performance of Jyuri Jyuri Baby(no doubt somewhat titled after Jurina), which impressed the Devil. The rest is just cringe-worthy scenes of the girls celebrating the Devil’s recognition in them.
Storyline aside, i really like this song for its catchy tune and lyrics. Actually the MV would have been enough with just Jurina, but several girls were able to show their cool side as well. My thumbs-up goes to Ishida Anna whose expressions and grooves show that she’s enjoying this the most!
Team KII – Futari Dake no Parade
Hmm this MV is the typical bright and cheerful kind that gives us alot of closeup shots of the members. With Akari/Oba Mina’s transfer into KII and the rise of the younger generation, i was worried that Akane will get pushed behind in favour of these fresh members, but thankfully she’s still the center and got the screen time she deserves. This MV may be bland, but Akane/Akari/Minarun’s pretty profiles are worth a look.
Team E – Shalala na Calendar
This is a light-hearted songs that showcases the innocent charms of the youngest team in SKE48. Donning glasses and changing into pompom dresses….. this MV is obviously aimed at lolicons/otakus. Rena is said to be a lolicon herself so she should be happy in this team, but i do find it a waste for her to be here, when she could have been doing cool/sexy stuff in Team S. Sure she’s still the center and everything, but i hope the management recognizes her individual talent as well.
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