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I’ve been a loyal fan of Manoeri’s following her since her beginnings with Ongaku Gatas to her solo debut in “manopiano” and all the way through to now posting my thoughts on her development and the styles of songs she’s performed for us along the way. There have been more than a few poignant times where she’s noticeably grown vocally exploring new musical styles with all most realized in her live presence and as for her girl~next~door humble charm~♥ well that can’t be taught or truly groomed…you just have to be born with that quality which Manoeri possesses to heart~.
In hindsight it was impossible to imagine what style of production was waiting for me upon the arrival of this new single, I mean just looking at the CD jacket front and back it goes from school cutie personified by cheerleader allure to that GND warmth which I’m always mentioning in synonym with Manoeri on its reverse side. Interestingly the pv version included with the type A version of this single is being called “side B”, makes you wonder once you’ve viewed it what possibly could be in a “side A” if such an alternate vision exists. I do wonder as only single type A included a bonus DVD as the other versions include event access cards but no additional visual delights. In any case Manoeri’s upcoming Video clips 2 on wonderfully crisp Bluray has already been pre~ordered and Hello! Project has long employed the practice including exclusive alternate pv versions when timed just right with a ‘coinciding’ single release so perhaps there may after all be a ‘side A’ to speak of there…?
And now getting back to those poignant Manoeri moments, here “Song for the DATE” delivers in multiples (see I don’t exclusively use that term for orgasms* only =D ) as her vocals here are much more demanding for the title track’s vocal arrangement and even its coupling with song “Aozora ga waratteru”…the wild rock~n~roll sister has given Manoeri yet another side for fans to love and connect with.
~Mano Erina “aozora ga waratteru” mp3~
~Mano Erina “Song for the DATE” (side B) pv~
While the poster bonus is extremely cute I’m now thinking that had it been this poster which Manoeri is seen tearing down throughout the video how cool would that have been!
This pv is like nothing seen from H!P till now and it’s especially eye opening and even more effective coming from Manoeri who’s image has been much more en route to a cute approach till now. I can’t even imagine where this was shot but it’s definitely the very aura of a post apocalyptic world of ruins and rubble and add in the dynamic editing job here complete with flashes of the look of cryptic messages perfectly timed throughout and you have something visually addictive appearing from a most, till now of unlikely of places. Add in the deep contrast in Manoeri’s light to dark wardrobe and even her much different make~up approaches for each going from innocence to wickedly hot, the days lighting leading into dusk and well all of that mysterious running and tearing down of her poster art…Manoeri’s latest leaving quite an impression!! And if you’re still in doubt of this amped up production for Manoeri here being extra special, just check the inclusion of production credits at the ending which is something you don’t normally see with H!P pvs (a long time mainstay of AKB48 pv projects) that being a quite nice move in the right direction, hoping these are signs for the future~>.