Ohta was able to obtain this Event V version of Berryz Koubou's latest single "Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance" which was sold at the singles' release event. A new trend in H!P recently has been the significance of these special edition pv releases as they include numerous exclusive versions and what has been the case is the inclusion of at least one very special version which makes obtaining these a must for any H!P fan. The "Monkey Ver." being that sought after exclusive clip with this Event V and it doesn't disappoint! And while Buono! has led the way in ushering in an age of 16:9 formatted pvs, something that I've been wishing for so long as the standard 4:3 just doesn't cut it on your widescreen t.v., Berryz Koubou's Event V as well as their pv DVD single are both shot in wonderful true 16:9 giving your widescreen what it was meant to be able to display all along. Hopefully this trend will continue with all future H!P music video releases being shot in this favorable format.
The first thought of an all monkey version first came into mind when Paul at Hello!Blog mentioned how great it would be if they actually shot one and just a few days later he learned of an event v containing a very such version and passed it along here. A big thank you to Paul for keeping an eye out for this one as it's truly a gem of a version to watch! The direction here looks to be to allow the girls to have as much fun as they'd like as the entire pv looks to be a rather impromptu performance making it I think that much more amusing. The more I look at these outfits the more they seem to have a real home made feeling look to them like mom may have sewn them for Halloween…and I mean that in a good way! So let all the monkey business and tail waggin' begin…
…and when it's all over look for a hopping Momo (above) in the background as she fights to get some screen time from the back row! LOL! She's just so tiny!! ^ ^
My copy of BK's commercially released pv DVD for "Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance" also arrived recently but I'll keep the focus here on the Event V release. The packaging for these event v's continues to be a rather no frills affair with Momusu's Event V for their single "Resonant Blue" being the standout release so far in appearances and in extras as it also includes a slide show. BK's version here like their previous Event V for "Dschinghis Khan" does however include an impressive 8 versions of the clip with solo member versions to go along with the aforementioned "Monkey Ver." I've uploaded all 7 solo member versions which will follow here and when it comes to filling in all of the non vocal portions as well as keeping a high energy throughout these solo clips it's clear that Momo is just the cutest of everyone in this regard. Her playful and fun demeanor throughout her clip gives me the belief that UFA could probably sell an Event V of Momo reading through the telephone book and it would sell quite well I think! 😛
Other notable versions include Miya's as she just looks so radiant in her clip and Chiichan along with Maasa are just the two hams of BK aren't they! ^ ^