Another one of the popular AKB48 members comes out with a single. This time the ever so cute Watanabe Mayu with her song Synchro Tokimeki. The video is, as Dae from New School Kaidan so eloquently put it, “very nerded out”.
Only basing my information about Watanabe on the few documentaries I’ve watched about the group I can agree with that statement. This is like a geek’s wet dream come true. Not only is Mayu a manga artist, she’s also portraying all the roles of the characters she’s drawing which seem to be inspired by The Legend Of Zelda or some other similar video game. But I’m pretty sure it’s Zelda.
She looks pretty good as a dude. Maybe not as butch as one would expect but passable enough. I guess maybe think of her as one of those effeminate pretty boy characters instead of the battle hardened warrior with lots of scars & stuff. As a princess? That seems to work out better but perhaps she could have been dolled up a bit more? I dunno, but she was nice to look at & that’s good enough for me.
Along with the multiple role playing there happens to be a story in this video. I’m not exactly sure what it is but it involves some sort of evil light orb in the forest. I’m guessing that dude Mayu is rescuing princess Mayu from the orb thingy. A standard video game plot perhaps?
While dude Mayu is in the midst of battle there are flashbacks about the earrings that are the bonds of love with herself? Kind of weird but whatever works. Anyway, it’s not like this is a spoiler but the evil light orb thing gets whacked and the story ends happily ever after. Like AKS would have Mayu die at the end of this video. That wouldn’t make them any money, but it does leave me wondering what exactly the light orb’s finishing move would be.
Praying that this single will help her get higher than #5 in this year’s election.
Even though this was a fun video to watch I can see the novelty of it wearing off pretty quickly. But hey, enjoy it while the new feeling lasts or until the next AKB girl (Itano Tomomi… Again.) releases her next solo track.