Picture of the Morning Musume 2 / Single M Clips : 4 of 5
After watching their third DVD collection of music videos so many times, I decided I simply had to have more! Even though I've listened to Morning Musume for a long time, they are kind of a new obsession for me (yes, I'm falling into their clutches!), so it's fun to "go back in time" by watching the earlier videos in this second collection. It's interesting to me to see how much attention Maki Goto used to get in this era - based on the face time alone it seems she was the favorite (and has a huge fan base now from the number of websites out there). The DVD begins with I Wish, which has a super long storybook introduction, and features everyone in different costumes of people in town (like a cop, a hot dog salesman, and so on), which really makes it a big production. It was really cool to see Renai Revolution 21 again, since it was the very first Morning Musume video I ever watched, when my pal Matt showed me an MPEG of it years ago. I was amazed then, and it's still cool now - definitely one of those dance numbers that makes you want to imitate it! The Peace is a great video, but totally hilarious since the girls are sailor janitors dancing around tons of urinals (which all light up in a big disco ending)! Sou Da We're Alive has some fun dancing (and the costumes even include purses!), and Do It Now shows us a "secret headquarters" the girls go to (accessible by card reader!) with hit albums on the wall and costume vaults. It's all great fun, and there's a short making of segment as a bonus. I always feel cheerful after watching Morning Musume!