Nami Tamaki / Greeting DVD : 4 of 5
As I've written before, I saw Nami Tamaki's video for Prayer on Bento Beat Box, and her dancing moves really impressed me. So, while I was still excited about the quality of cool music videos I saw in Japan, I thought it would be nice to order my first Japanese music video DVD (while I was ordering CD singles), so I picked this one since I knew I would enjoy at least one video on it. As you might expect, I loved all four videos, and now I want to start a music DVD collection! Each of Nami's videos follows the same form, which is to put her in front of several other dancers and let them work some awesome synchronized magic. The only thing that changes is the costumes and choreography, but all of the dances are completely creative and cool - it's almost like para para, since they do so much with their hands! Besides the four videos, there are several quick TV ads for each single, as well as some fun making-of segments. It's fun to see Nami freak out with glee when it starts snowing during one of her shoots! The other fun feature is that two of the videos have a single-shot version, where you can watch the dance from start to finish with no cutaways, proving they can actually do those intricate moves with no mistakes! I really enjoyed watching all of these, and I felt like I was in Japan again for a little bit. Whose videos should I buy next?