~The Fantastic Four

Not Yet in Hiri Hiri no HanaNot Yet

Starring…

大島優子
北原里英
指原莉乃
横山由依

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Not Yet in Hiri Hiri no Hana

Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet Not Yet

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana singles types A, B & C

After a nearly sixteen month absence, AKB48’s charismatic foursome Not Yet is finally back from what had seemed like a perhaps permanent hiatus with their now fifth single “Hiri Hiri no Hana!!” And remember the last time we saw Not Yet in a public outing there were giant inflated watermelons hovering all about the arena and while that may be a difficult act to follow “Hiri Hiri no Hana” delivers everything and more that you’d expect from a senbatsu topped unit!

Not Yet’s “Hiri Hiri no Hana” can be ordered @ cdjapan

Not Yet’s “Hiri Hiri no Hana” can be ordered @ HMV Japan

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana first press cards & external Neowing Photo extras

Here I’d chosen to get all three CD+DVD editions which include single types A, B & C and with each first pressing you’ll receive a pictured code card good for their event as well as an external photo extra if purchased from Cdjapan (Neowing)..here I received Sasshi♥ x’s three!!!

~The CD jackets~

A

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana single type A jacket (1)

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana single type A jacket (2)

B

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana single type B jacket (1)

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana single type B jacket (2)

C

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana single type C jacket (1)

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana single type C jacket (2)

~Not Yet “Hiri Hiri no Hana” (music video)~

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So what exactly could a ‘tingling flower’ mean?? Well consider the universal symbolism of a flower, add in those uneasy emotions and wallah~! “Hiri Hiri no Hana” wonderfully features each girl as if she were the center (both vocally & visually) as all compact power units should and with readily hooking♥ ensemble melodies, a euphoric chorus high and a ever driven bounce to its groove this one takes but a single listen to attract. The music video which is based on a theater theme at times takes on a most vintage glitter ~* literally as it plays the perfect visual host for the coupling of giddily playful choreography which meets with a coloring of comedic nuances which the girls deliver with adorable perfection time and time and again throughout! Consider this song a happy pill for your i~device of choice =D.

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And of course this could only mean that “Hiri Hiri no Hana” definitely receives the ‘coveted’ =P Maochan~♥ Music Seal of Approval \(^o^)/~!!!

Maochan's Music Seal of Approval

~Maochan’s♥ Music Seal of Approval~

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Not Yet

~Type A DVD~

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana single type A jacket (1)

In addition to the original music video for the title track “Hiri Hiri no Hana”, type A’s DVD also includes a most amusing pair of video extras!!

Imagine what it’d be like if you were one day going about your regular routine…perhaps a visit to your local shopping mall in search of a new wardrobe, maybe a nice relaxing afternoon at the theater or perhaps it’s brunch time with your friends as you take in the local cuisine at one of your regular diners…..but then either you, your buddy or both of you simultaneously suddenly do a double take =O thinking that one of the workers there absolutely resembles a certain celebrity?!?! Okay so now it’s AKB’s turn to bring this surreal reality to life via a most fun concept which has each of the girls of Not Yet taking on real part time jobs and albeit for just an hour you can only imagine the double takes upon double takes being delivered by the local patrons as some readily recognize or think they recognize a certain AKB girl♥! working there!

~Not Yet “Hiri Hiri Part Time Job” (Oshima Yuko)~

Dressed in a grocer’s apron it doesn’t take too long for Yuko to be recognized as she attempts to blend in with the owner’s of a tiny street grocery store =D. Here it’s on the job training for Yuko complete with the day’s recommendations as well as a most amusing money exchange snafu xD. And just wait for the reactions!! as a few guys are baffled as to why Yuko is there to begin with =P. And stay tuned till the very end as there’s something perhaps most eye opening about Yuko♥ revealed while the owners are offering her something to take home as a thank you. Something which you may or may have not known about her before =O!!! My reaction…EH?!

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~Not Yet “Hiri Hiri Part Time Job” (Kitahara Rie)~

As Kitarie works in a specialty clothing shop, at first the female patrons shopping there are a bit more subtle in their reactions to Kitarie than one would expect as you can totally sense visually the uncertainty circling in some of their minds as just the thought of Kitarie working there would easily baffle the mind. It’s priceless when murmurs begin circulating about the shop amongst some of the suspecting shoppers as what a magical ~* moment it would be to so unexpectedly meet a top idol in such a way =D!

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~Type B DVD~

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In addition to the original music video for the title track, type B’s single’s DVD includes three additional video extras including the music video’s making of as well as both Sasshi’s and Yui’s “Hiri Hiri Part Time Job” video clips!

In the making of clip which runs just under eleven minutes we get a behind the scenes look at all of the jacket photography, the creative props…machinery and effects used to create those dreamy portions of the music video, some of the dance choreography shoots as well as lots of candid fun moments from the girls.

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~Not Yet “Hiri Hiri no Hana” (mv making of)~

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~Not Yet “Hiri Hiri Part Time Job” (Sashihara Rino)~

From the ticketing counter to the theater’s ticket gates, Sasshi Yes! is working with her given hour in none other than a movie theater! It’s pretty amusing as AKB48’s center (aka: the center of the idol♥ universe itself) at first doesn’t seem to attract any double takes although that first father does give a hint of a knowing look but still to no avail of any reaction. In an irony, it’s actually a girlfriend on a movie date who’s keyed into Sasshi’s identity as the time runs down as she actually has to convince her bf of Sasshi’s being right there selling them their movie tickets =O…hm must’ve been the glasses which she’s wearing?? I mean, well it’s ‘worked’ for Superman for all of these years and years =P! Sasshi later takes on the theater’s entrance checking tickets while making even a couple of PA announcements and this is where the truly priceless reactions occur as not even those Supergirl glasses can hide the true identity of Sasshi♥!!

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~Not Yet “Hiri Hiri Part Time Job” (Yokoyama Yui)~

Yui’s one hour part time job takes her to an intimate eatery where she waits on orders in addition to handing out take-out flyers outside on the street. For Yui it’s pretty quick in which her identity is readily realized by the local patrons as even a bit of flirting occurs when a table full of guys are totally onto her identity =D. And while Yui may not have had much luck ~* in handing out those flyers =/ just a bit later towards the end of her ‘shift’ a pair of girls entering readily recognize her without a moment of doubt…funny how the reactions are so often along the lines of…..’what are you doing here??’ =O lol!

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~Type C DVD~

Not Yet Hiri Hiri no Hana single type C jacket (1)

Type C’s DVD in addition to the original music video for “Hiri Hiri no Hana” includes just one other video clip, however it’s really the mother of all extras for this single as it runs a whopping one hour and five minutes long!!! The clip contained herein is from last year’s Not Yet “Suika Baby” Premium fan event which took place on July 7th, 2012. And it’s not a digest at all but rather appears to be the entire event itself unedited. From live performances, colorful MCs to fan games and interaction (which @ one point has Sasshi lying on top of Yuko…) it’s a most entertaining hour which also comes complete with a slew of gigantic inflated watermelons dropped into the audience!…just to make that ‘suika’ experience complete. The event’s closing photo ops for fans is also shown briefly along with a somen slide where fans catch the somen sent down by the girls in hopes of getting a bite or two…..huh, who knew? =D

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~♡.

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8 Responses to ~The Fantastic Four

  1. philipleslie says:

    I’ve already told you how pleased I was when my Type B arrived! My bonus photo was Sasshi too, funnily enough (CD Japan must have had a bulk load).Hugely enjoyable song and pv, I really liked the extras too. The footage on Type C looks amazing, so may have to go for that! Let’s hope it isn’t 16 months until the next release.

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    • I sometimes wonder if there is only one photo available although with Not yet one would assume that there would be at least one for each member..still we both got all Sasshi~♥ =D. U~n one of my favorite songs of they year for sure…it’s just so inspirational in melody like no matter your mood this song will help lift you up on any given day, it’s amazing how AKB never ceases to come up with such creative and unexpected concepts which they incorporate into many of their music releases like with the 1 hour part time jobs for this release and when you first mentioned it in your e-mail I had a ‘doki~doki’ anticipation~! The exclusive clip on type C blew me away as initially when I began watching it I was thinking it’d be in a digest format with abbreviated highlights only but actually it’s like the entire premium even is here!! The after show meet & greet for the fans is also like nothing I’ve seen before with that somen slide being part of the fan experience too…so cute how the girls would send down the somen with fans waiting for catch those bunches with chopsticks and Yes! they did eat the somen too. Still you got type B and it has the making of which is essential for sure ^^.

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  2. Ivan says:

    hahaha time job, looks fun go get to watch later :3

    i loved the type C cover, dont have see that yet @.@, really beautyful cover

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    • Type C has a wonderfully wild and sexy look to it =D!

      I’m guessing you haven’t watched or listened to the songs yet? The part time job clips are quite awesome!…so perfectly set up for the best candid and real reactions to idols yet, just imagine yourself in one of those situations!!! =D.

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      • Ivan says:

        yah not watched this ones yet :\ sorry
        i go try focus on it this weekend ^^

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        • Well watch for you, not for me….I’m just sharing♥ is all, it’s up to you if you want to watch. Although I’d also add that it’d be your loss for not watching (*>ω<)。I wish ~* you would read through my posts too and not just see the images, I think then we would be able to converse about so much more about our mutual interests and loves♥….and isn't that what a blog is for? To connect through writing finding mutual interests with others who are passionate about them too o(*´∀`)o゛~。

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