So I got both LE’s type A & B for Not yet’s “Suika BABY” and officially its pv provides one of the most no holds~barred over the top fun times you can have while your clothes are still on…(^q^)!
Seriously though “Suika BABY?”…I mean just that title alone creates ?????’s no doubt and don’t forget to check out the “off shot/ making of” clip where all four girls give a try at explaining the title or at least what it means to them individually =D. Fun fact about Japanese watermelons or “suika” are that they’re much more round than their counterpart American ones so you know what that means right??….they’re great for bowling of course and remember if they drift towards the left they’re not quite ready to eat however if they barrow towards the gutter on the right side then they’re perfectly~* ready to dig into っo(*´∀｀)o!
Sorry I just totally made that ↑↑ up just now (._.;)…but I hear if you lightly tap on them and listen for a specific tone which would be I have no idea and I think people watching you at the supermarket will most likely think you’re just crazy =P.
~The first pressing extras~
Each first pressing you purchase comes with both an external photo extra (here the lovely Sasshi is seen in full hangover/party mode..I received duplicates ＼(^o^)／ ☆）and also a connecting card which is located inside each jewel case with a corresponding design to its release type. The connecting card has an access code on their backs which can be used on a special site for event access~.
Not yet’s “Suika BABY” can be ordered @ Cdjapan
Not yet’s “Suika BABY” can be ordered @ HMV Japan
~The jacket scans~
Here are the inner and back jacket scans less the inner backside one which didn’t feature the girls so I chose not to scan those.
Hmm..so how exactly did we end up here ↑↑↑？？
First let’s go back to the “beginning” and see the girls in full cordially~gracious form as they experience for the first time a super suite with all the comforts and extraordinary attention to detail one would hope for while in such lavish surroundings! Mind you though it all begins with a bit of Yuko’s cute butt covering the view outside well I dunno…..it may just be possible that a close up view of Yuko’s♥ butt may be much more of a view ne~?…sorry sometimes my girl~girl♥ tendencies get the better of me and who am I fooling anyway there can’t possibly be anything better outside that glass window high up from this suite than Yuko’s♥ behind right っo(*´∀｀)o! Okay Yuko’s♥ butt got me all sidetracked and now moving on (reluctantly though xD)…..
…first there are a lot of ohha~and~aahhs to go along with the initial exploring of the grand habitat where omG even that bathroom is larger than our largest bedroom here =O!!! I think I could live in that bathroom (probably not the best of ideas though xD) all I’d need is a tiny fridge, a t.v., a comfy futon and a ‘do not disturb’ sign to get along quite okay I think =D!
A bit of high class room service which Yuko orders after much perusing over the menu….
…follows then it’s onto game~cam and then eating cam with a funny batsu game (which Sasshi loses gracefully then doing an odd act as a result) in between =).
The evening concludes with yet another game and this time it’s a kappa cut~out battle where interestingly enough it’s Yuko with by far the best kappa (Japanese folklore thingy which I first heard of while watching Hello! Morning years ago…you remember the Kappa Family skit/game segments with Minimoni？～っo(*´∀｀)o ↑↑↑！！）while Sasshi does the very best Kamei~♥ (Eri) impression that I’ve seen in years!!!!!!!!!! Let’s just say that Sasshi’s kappa looks rather more like a pineapple than any mystical creature =P which well by Kamei standards means that she actually wins here ＼(^o^)／ ☆！！！！
~Sasshi’s♥ Kappa/Pineapple! ↑↑~
Kitarie’s is a bit strange too ↑↑ but sadly it’s no match for Sasshi’s masterpiece (*≧∀≦)☆★ ↓
And then it’s off to sleep after a few cutely~candid polaroids…Sasshi in sleep mode (heavenly bliss…..♥) ↓↓↓
I couldn’t resist, it’s Yuko’s♥ behind again ↑↑↑ ！
~Not yet no 「Hajimete no suite room♪」~
(This clip appears on LE type A)
Next we reach the “off shot” part where we discover how much time, sprinklers, destroyed props, carefully choreographed ‘training’, lots of alcohol every~which~way and facial contortions went into the finished product reaching the yearned for goal of overall Hangover proportions! Nope, it wasn’t easy or quick but remember Rome wasn’t built overnight either right =P.
~Not yet “Suika BABY” 「Off shot/making of」~
(This clip appears on LE type B)
And alas we’ve reached the Hangover itself ー(*￣Ｏ￣)ノ！
That guy from the original Hangover you know the odd one with the thick facial hair? He’d be proud =D.
~Not yet’s agenda~
(to destroy suite room set in the cutest~♥ fashion possible)
Stage 1: Champaign explosives
Stage 2: Graffiti mischief
Stage 3: Pillow fight
Stage 4: Flood the tub
Stage 5: Glow string battle
Stage 6: Achieve fire sprinkler water damage
Stage 7: Escape =O!
You know at any moment I was kinda expecting Mr. Sheen to drive into the living room in his Fiat~.
~Not yet “Suika BABY” (pv)~
Fantastic post! Thank you. This is my favourite Not Yet pv, and seeing the screen-caps makes me instantly want to watch it. In my recent comment elsewhere I very nearly used the phrase ‘kawaii hotel room destruction’ and was amused to see you’d written something similar already.
Do you know what role AkiP plays in the PV’s. Does he choose from concepts submitted by directors and designers, or does he pay the best in the business and let them get on with it? I’d be interested to know.
I just totally cracked up when I first saw this pv…(^q^)!! I couldn’t resist parodying it right away =P…the girls are so great throughout every aspect of this single. A funny fantasy to have, being able to trash a hotel room in such a cute way too!! A~h that’s so cool you were thinking of the very same thing too =D! In the past I read that he does oversee the total production of each project through although with the ever growing family of AKB I wonder if he outsources for ideas as did Tsunku after initially being involved with just about everything in the beginning. I do know for sure that the directors of the pvs of late seen in the making of features are directing their ideas from their concepts through collaboration or their very own designs so I’m thinking that AkiP does receive a lot of help in creating the whole of his productions.
So AkiP is as busy as I thought! What a great job to have though; and one that’s of his own making. And he must be one of the most prolific lyricists of all time, along with Tsunku.
To have such presence in the music world right now and with his groups only growing and expanding to other countries is amazing! And to think it all started with being much more personal for fans and making them regularly available which was ground breaking and also of course his bringing back the golden age of J-pop of the 70’s, and 80’s and beyond to fruition today has made everything as successful as it can be. He must get not much sleep I wonder….so many directions he must keep a watch over at all times it must be exhausting I bet!