Momoiro Clover Z Reveals Nostalgic MV for the New Single “Seishunfu”
Now we stands on the verge of the premiere of the movie “Maku ga Agaru”, the first leading movie of Momoiro Clover Z, on February 28th. And now, the short music video of the title tune “Seishunfu” is revealed.
The song seems to be a pure chorus for graduation. In the movie, 4 girls other than Akemi (played by A-rin), are third grade students in the high school, so she will be left after the graduation. From the next spring, Akemi has to lead the drama club with her classmates. The music video seems to be composed of her flashback to this 1 year on the commencement day.
The author already watched the movie at the preview. As with the track and the short movie, the movie is really refreshing, based on a bildungsroman written by Oriza Hirata. Everyone will definitely remind of his/her high school life. If you have a chance to come to Japan, I recommend to watch it!
Introduction of the movie from the movie committee:
What do you get when you combine one of Japan’s most internationally celebrated avant-garde theater directors with the director of two of Japan’s most commercially successful live-action films of all time, plus the members of the country’s hottest girl group? In today’s cross-platform world, you get a collaboration that will appear not only on film, but also in live performance several months later.
Adapted for film and live performance from the bestselling YA novel of the same name by Oriza Hirata, multiaward-winning leader of the Seinendan Theater Company, “The Curtain Rises” reps a rare comingling of tried and tested talent from screen, stage and song. The director of both cinematic and theatrical versions, Katsuyuki Motohiro of “Bayside Shakedown” (“Odoru Daisosasen”) series fame, is working from a script by Kohei Kiyasu, screenwriter of the 2013 Japan Academy Prize-winning “The Kirishima Thing,” another story about the importance of clubs to the high school social hierarchy. “The Curtain Rises” stars the five effervescent Momoiro Clover Z songstresses, who prove as comfortable on camera as they do in concert halls, and also features Berlin Silver Bear-winning actress Haru Kuroki as their inspiring, feminist teacher.
The story revolves around the female members of a provincial high school drama club as they start the new school year, select a new “captain,” Saori (Kanako Momota), and attempt to rehearse for a regional drama competition. But when a new arts teacher, Ms. Yoshioka (Kuroki) agrees to help coach them, they begin to set their goals a lot higher, eventually focusing on the All-Japan Drama Competition. Saori and her clubmates Yukko (Shiori Tamai), Garuru (Reni Takagi), Nakanishi (Momoka Ariyasu) and Akemi (Ayaka Sasaki) are in for some empowering life lessons, and their dedication inspires Ms. Yoshioka to rediscover her own passion for the theater.
Special Website for the single “Seishunfu”: http://seishunfu.com/
Official Website of Momoiro Clover Z: http://www.momoclo.net/
Official Website of the movie “Maku ga Agaru”:http://makuga-agaru.jp/
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