This PV…wasn’t great. It looked like a low-budget, amateur-produced video. From the 80s. There were some nice, roving shots, but those close ups with billowing hair and overlapping scenes were cringe-worthily cheesy.
Quite a pity; the costumes were pretty, the location was great…This could have been something far more interesting. A plot line of some sort, maybe a bit of running around or even action, some more dynamic shots…After Magia, I’ve been expecting more interesting PVs from them, but I’ve been disappointed so far.
At the very least, the girls did more than just stand around and sing. Sometimes, they walked! And…and we got to hear the full song! Which, while not mind-blowing, is still pretty good (I’ll write a proper review when the single comes out. Maybe.) And…that’s about the end of my positive comments.
Now, for the screencap recap…
We start of with Keiko, psyching herself up for the filming of the PV:
What Keiko doesn’t know is, that in order to encourage method acting, the director has taken measures to split them up while keeping them all in the dark about what’s going on…
And lo and behold, through the power of prayer…or telepathy…or something…Keiko reunites the group.
Keiko:”Yes! Now we can finally begin — Hikaru. Camera. Over there. In front of you! Let them get your full profile for once!”
Hikaru:”Sorry, you know how bad my sense of direction is…So please stop leaving me behind…”
But, suddenly, they are separated again!
The reason, of course, is because the crew was hoping to get some footage of Hikaru wandering around with a realistic expression, but even when unaware of the cameras she is able to overact. They were all just mean people.
In the meantime, Wakana is giving her best mournful expression.
Once again, with no cohesive chain of events or explanation, Kalafina find themselves back together:
Keiko:”Waka-chan! There you are, let’s go home, you sure took your time in the bathroom — what are you doing over there?”
Wakana:”The director told me the crew put some cute little bamboo sharks in this pool…”
Hikaru:”I’m sure the director was kidding, Keiko, but just in case let’s stay back here where it’s safe.”
“Hmm, no sharks, but the moon’s reflection is a weird colour today…”
“Oh, whatever. The important question is, why can’t I find the sharks…”
Keiko (offscreen): “…Let’s just go home now…”
Oh, for a Kalafina PV with a decent narrative…I don’t think my attempt to give it one worked very well either. Hmm. Well, until the next PV…