After School - BANG! (Japanese Version) [PV]
Words cannot express how sad I am that After School chose BANG! for their Japanese debut. Why not Because of You or even Shampoo? Tap dancing would have been equally as awesome as drumming. Or if they really wanted to keep to their original Pussy Cat Dolls concept, AH! would have been nice.
But clearly, they need Bekah more than they thought. Pledis, you dumbass. Kahi's rapping is usually fine (or even borderline good). And I love Kahi so damn much, but this... this was just wrong. Please do not try to rap in English or Japanese anymore. Ever. That goes to you too, Lizzy.
But I must admit, they were as sexy as ever. Nana, why are you so beautiful? They really made the girls look gorgeous, so I will give them that. The entire video was more like an elongated photoshoot. In motion.
Overall the music video was not bad per se. I mean, there was not much going on much like the Korean version, so there was not any major losses. But that also means there is not much to pick on. The main difference is that the Korean version had children inappropriately showing their stomachs and had the bridge filmed on a soccer field. The Japanese PV on the other hand was all done with dancing and drumming in their various outfits (of the same thing in just different colours [that's right. I spell colours with a U because that's how it's done in Canada). Music wise, they changed the instrumentals ever so slightly for the Japanese version and (thankfully) took out the atrocious Engrish as the beginning. The song did not sound terrible in Japanese as most translated-from-Korean songs do, and they did not throw in insane amounts of English to substitute for an inability to pronounce Japanese (as though their English pronunciation was any better). I'm looking at you Big Bang and 2NE1.
By far my favourite part of this entire PV though was when they changed JungAh's koom koom koom to dong dong dong.
Because everything is better with a dong inside.