I finally sat down tonight and started up the coupling track to the IMO cringe inducing Hana wo Pun, Futari wa NS. And I really like it! From the opening chords of music I knew I would like it. It’s gentle and relaxing and has none of the spazztastic grating of the A-side. I really like the piano. It adds a classy and soft effect to the song, I might be biased though, having played the piano enthusiastically as a little girl.
The PV is really sweet in its simplicity. Koharu looks amazing, I think she’s growing to be quite the beauty and I’m interested to see what her 2nd solo photo album will be like. I must also say that I really like that hairstyle on her. Mai is cute as well though at times she appears really shy about looking at the camera and looks everywhere but, especially at the end of the PV. Even though her voice is still somewhat nasal due to her adolescence, it already has a very mature quality to it that will make her quite the vocalist as she ages.
I think Tsunku would have been much smarter to make Futari wa NS the debut single of Kira☆Pika. I know they’re ultimately aimed for children, but even as a small child I seriously doubt I would have taken to a song about wiping your nose. Besides, it’s the adults with the $$ to spend and if they don’t have patience to listen to an overly nasal and repetitive song, it isn’t going to be purchased. Mini Moni was for kids as well, but at least their songs were quality and easily accessible for grown ups as well.