Sekaiichi Happy na Onna no Ko Review

This song is definitely a “mind-raper”. It sticks in your head for days and every time you thought you got rid of it, it comes back again.  The name fits the song was it has a happy beat and a colorful PV.

Fashion

The clothing seen in the profile pictures are not seen in the PV.

Each member wears their concert colour (i.e. the colours they wear most often in concerts) in the PV. Each of them wears dresses making them look like large dolls.

Yajima Maimi

Maimi’s colour is red.  In the official picture she wears all-white with a blouse, short pants and heels. In the PV, she wore light red dress under a red shrug and a red fedora. Her hair is simply down in both pictures but is curlier in the PV.

Nakajima Saki

In the PV, Saki wears a blue dress with a blue shrug. Her hair is styled in one and is accented with a blue bow.

Suzuki Airi

Airi’s official picture is slightly different from the others as her pants are a different color and has a design. Her shoes are also differing from the others. Airi wears a pink shrug over a light pink dress. Her hair is curly and is accented with a pink hair piece.

Okai Chisato

Even my bias of the group can pull off my least favourite colour as she too wears a green dress and matching shrug which is accented with a green cowboy hat. I’ll also like to point out the cute hairstyle she wears in the official picture which makes her burst out of the white background.

Hagiwara Mai

Like all the other members Mai wears a dress and shrug in her official colour, yellow. She also has a yellow bow to accent her outfit. In the official picture, Mai looks very cute with her little pigtails and stance.

Setting

There seemed to be two main sets for this video- one where each member is in a box full of furniture and accessories of their official colour and another is where each member is with books of their official colour.

The video

The video impressed me and came out better than expected. The use of their official colors in the video was a great idea. Their happiness was seen throughout the video and entwined greatly with the energetic energy of the members and the song. There were three main close ups. These were where the girls sat together in front of their boxes, in their boxes and laying down with books surrounding them.

The dance looked a bit strange and awkward on my part. A lot of thought was put into it with the numerous leg and arm movements but it was not enough making the dance look all too simple which didn’t challenge the girls’ true talents. I even saw that they inserted the all-famous American dance move, “The Sprinkler”.

Another aspect of the video that interested me was when the girls pushed down the books of their official colors each creating a letter to spell out the word, “HAPPY” the laying down beside it. This was a very innovative idea.

Members

Maimi: You would think that her deep vocals wouldn’t sound good in such an upbeat song but she has proved me wrong as her deep voice made a positive contribution to the song. I wish that she could have shown her dancing skills in this video.

Saki: She looked very adorable all dressed in blue. I realised that she always gets paired with or share lines with Mai. This single was no different but she did put the “HAPPY” point across.

Airi: We all understand that Airi is an exceptional singer so her singing doesn’t have to be questioned or commented on. All I have to say is that I was less annoyed with her after this PV (LOL).

Chisato:  Chissa, my bias, of course, sang the song quite well. If she only looked happier it would have been near flawless.

Mai: Mai fulfilled her role as the youngest member and in my opinion looked the cutest. Her nasal vocals blended in well with the instrumental.

In conclusion, I really loved this upbeat song though there were minor setbacks. The line distribution was fair due to the small number of members. I look forward to seeing them perform this song and hopefully they can put the same energy seen in the video when they perform it.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆ (4 Stars)

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