I'm not entirely sure what to say about this single. Obviously we haven't heard it yet, so I feel stupid saying that I'm not feeling it... and honestly, it's not even that I specifically dislike these outfits... but they really are quite similar to Dreamusu's costumes, which is just... weird. That and Taka's hair is about 10 kinds of awful.
Like someone said over at JPC, they remind me more of Nanchatte, and even though I can see the similarity to DMM's outfits, at least these look good. :3 I'm excited; but I'm always excited for new stuff. Though, as this won't be a "Introducing 9th gen"-single, it'll be interesting to see how they do it.
Basing my opinion solely on the title alone I'm thinking the last thing it's going to have is "punch". But maybe Tsunku'll surprise.
Unless the outfits are absolutely ridiculous or smokin' I don't normally care all that much. That being said, I like the OG outfits but I'm not really feeling the 9th gen vests.
And I thought it was going to weird me out but I'm quite happy with Takahashi's hair. I don't even have to convince myself of it like I did when Boss went blonde. I think it looks particularly good in some of the shots posted on Risa and Sayu's blogs. Of course she could be bald or rocking a mullet and I'd still think she looks hawt. Poor Kanon though.
^ She does looks cute there with that hairstyle. I don't know about Kanon. I haven't been paying enough attention to really back it up with anything but I feel like she may end up becoming the next Makoto.
The track doesn't sound like what I was expecting from the title. It's pretty punchy. I like it well enough from the concert rip.
I wonder how much of the digital-sounding mess is going to be there during all of the "talked" lines in a HQ rip, though? as in, how much of the treble we're hearing right now is from the LQ rip, and how much will it sound like robots are singing the song?
I love it. Especially after hearing the radio rip. I don't get the "love the chorus, don't care for the verses" crowd. Not that I dislike the chorus but I don't think it stands on its own. And Robo Risa doesn't even bother me; I think it works with the song.
Edit - Well, crap. I was all excited about picking this up next week and then realized it's not out until next month.