C-ute’s latest video breaks the mold monotony of the dance shot/close-up material that has become the norm in Hello! Project and idol videos in general. Instead we get something that has a bit of a story to it.
This is where some controversy starts since this video stars one of the more popular members of C-ute (Suzuki Airi) participating in relations with a nameless, faceless young man. Yes, the story deals with young love and a pleasant stroll with the young man seeing his dear kappa off to the train station.
Oh no! He’s touching her! Call in the riot squad!
While this is not abnormal in most music videos, this is Hello! Project we’re talking about and the drama queens came out in full force to express their rage about the offensive hand holding and the sullying of the purity and innocence of a popular H!P member. After all, none of you would be getting upset if you weren’t thinking, “He hit that.”
Don’t eat it Airi, it’s got GHB in it.
Personally I don’t find anything wrong with this as its part of the deal of acting in a video with any type of love story in it. The only valid reasons to get all worked up is if guy was shown humping Airi’s leg or forcing himself upon her trying to get a quick hit before she hopped aboard the train. Otherwise you’re all wasting your time complaining.
Oh noes! More touching! Bring out the hand sanitizer.
Obviously those who are against this kind of “indecent” activity in an idol video really need to get a reality check or should seek professional help for some sort of mental instability. Or, stop taking this shit so damn seriously and enjoy it for what it is. I really have nothing else to say in regards to the so-called controversy.
What I can say is that the video fits the tone of the song perfectly. Even the subtle dancing in front of a blinding white, Matrix-like background was well done. And unlike another recent H!P video (Mano Erina’s Tasogare Kousaten) done in the same style, this wasn’t boring.
Kimi wa Jitensha wa Densha de Kitaku ended up being surprisingly watchable, which in itself is a rarity in Hello! Project. I would like to hope that there are going to be more videos like this for other H!P groups but I’m not holding my breath.