I can't say i'm not unhappy at the news, but, well, what can we do, right? It's probably better for Ryo and Pi this way, so we should just support their decision. I bet it wasn't easy for them to leave either.
I just hope the new NEWS will be able to continue to go strong and garner even more support from fans. Who knows, they may be even more successful since they will be able to have more activities as NEWS from now on! I'm hopeful.
And i'm really, really glad that i went for their concert last year. My first and last time seeing all 6 of them together on stage as NEWS. I almost didn't go cos it was expensive to get all the way to Osaka and get tickets etc and i didn't have much money, but i'm so glad i did it in the end. That was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me.
I am so gonna go to the next NEWS concert.
The Sakura Girl PV has been out for quite a while now. And the single will be out soon. I love the song, but the PV could have been better, really. It was such a sad PV compared to such an upbeat song! Granted, the lyrics are sad, but they really looked like they were mumbling the entire song rather than singing! And the whitewash effect made the video look like it is perpetually in low quality.
But the boys looked cool, as always :) And i'm really amazed at how they made the sakura tree! It must have taken a lot of work!
However, the main point of this entry is to talk about something i found rather amusing. First, watch the PV.
I think Tego looked like a sad little boy! Seeing him cry just makes me want to pat his head and go "there, there". Haha! Massu's acting was great, though. He really got the shock factor down and really makes you feel sad for him! And was it just me, or did he look like he wanted to cry throughout most of the video?
On the other hand, Ryo looked like he was enjoying it a bit too much! He was the only one i caught smiling in the video. I guess he really enjoyed getting slapped by the girl? Haha! Why he requested that is beyond me.
Now, contrast their behaviour in the PV to their performance in Music Station:
Look at how happy Massu is throughout not only the performance, but the entire show! Now that is the Massu i know! And look at all the other happy faces too, especially during the last part where they are posing (love the hand made sakura, btw). All of them looked really smiley except for Ryo!
Maybe i'm the only one who found this discrepancy amusing, but what the hey, just thought i'd point it out anyway :)
The MS performance was before the PV came out, which had led me to think that the PV would be a happier one, so i was a little disappointed when the PV showed them all emo. But i still love the song anyway :) Looking forward to more promotional performances! :)