I’m really feeling the new NMB48 single. Oh My God was a bit of dumb fun, and the choreography was kinda goofy except for the pyramid. Zetsumetsu was kinda cool stylistically but I think it lacked a bit of punch.
Junjou U-19 fixes it with great choreography and with a song that’s goofy and fun but also cool and catchy.The glittery gold uniforms look good, though a bit tacky. They wear it better than Flying Get, though.
Speaking of the choreography, a couple things stand out. First of all, it’s pretty sexy without being slutty, finding that literally cool medium. It’s not the sexy-kawaii that’s present in Japan, but a cool sexy. And like I said, it’s not slutty either, so while there’s a bunch of lolis on the team, it doesn’t feel dirty, it just feels cool.The lyrics also reflect the non-slutty nature of the song. Like yo son, put your pants back on. It’s kinda weird to have this song and Seifuku wo Jama wo Suru under their belts but… whatever.
(Under their belts… I wonder if there’s some sort of imagery I was implying…?)There’s also a little bit of acrobatics. Jou and Kishino do cartwheels and in the back they do this cool lifting maneuver on someone and have Yamamoto walk under it. I also feel like the choreography is a bit more demanding as far as sharpness and cleanness. I remember watching a clip of NMB48 practicing on Star Hime when they first debuted, and they had pretty sick skills; I think they’re getting closer and closer to matching their skills with the choreography, since I’m not a fan of the typical idol choreography. Put in some more hip-hop stylez, yo~! The concept for the PV is kinda twisted but I guess it could make sense. As the song is about preserving purity until you’re 19, you could tie in the fact that they still believe in the supernatural as part of that innocence… but I dunno, that feels like I’m stretching. Either way the video is just fun to watch. The part with the silhouettes and Yamamoto busting out the Shurijo pose was a nice inside joke shout out. Overall I’m really feeling this song. I’ll be sure to protect my iron panties from rusting.