Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Fairly daring title, considering that it plays into the stereotypes of her haters. But she has always had a bit of ironic distance on her image, or at least she tries to have.
The song is not my favorite type of music, but she does it well. I like hearing the sinewy edge her voice can achieve.
I like this PV a bit better than some of her recent ones, too. They are all similar in design, but she's not over-overacting here, so the ironic effect is better made. And I like the bright lighting: some shots go right down her throat, lol.
I also note that her hair is sometimes up off her high forehead. The haters call her "forehead b**ch," and she herself tends to use hairstyles that cover the forehead. But perhaps this is another bit of defiance against the antis.
Her blog shows her yesterday on her usual publicity tour of Akihabara shops the day the displays of the new single go up. She visited Animate, Toranoana, and Gamers, all dolled up in the style of the PV. She also did a one-day Twitter-thon, as bmk points out in a comment.
Here is the PV, followed by more photos of the publicity blitz:
Lantis certainly puts plenty into publicizing her releases, but it appears that her ability and popularity continue to make the effort worth it.
Here are a couple more photos, showing her in more normal clothes: Saturday (left) at a wrap-up party after recording an episode of Fairy Tale, and Sunday (right) in Roppongi Hills for a Nurarihyon no Mago event: