Japanese pop-rock outfit Gesu no Kiwami Otome have seen a whole lot of change over the past four years, and almost in recognition of this, they’ve come out with an all-new music video for their 2014 release “Dakedo Boku ha”. Originally coupled with one of my absolute favorite songs from the group, “Ryokiteki na Kiss o Watashi ni Shite”, the release of this music video is a welcome surprise and something I’m completely down with.
While the song perfectly embodies everything that made me fall in love with Gesu no Kiwami Otome over four years ago, the music video does an excellent job capturing so much of their modern style. Director Tamukai Jun’s filmography and use of a one-cut method left me watching until the very end, with everyone involved doing an incredible job in both the filming and acting departments.
Announced alongside the release of this music video, Gesu no Kiwami Otome looks to celebrate their seven-year anniversary later this year with a one-man live show at the Team Smile Toyosu Pit live venue in Toyosu, Tokyo. Tickets are up for sale at the moment for members of the band’s fan club, while regular tickets will open up to the public on April 13 for the price of 5,400 yen. The event itself will take place on May 12, with doors set to open at 4:00 pm.
For longtime fans of the band, this track is sure to pull all the right strings. The whole release has me looking back to my high school days where I’d find myself listening to the band for hours on end, something especially kickstarted by the fact that I got to listen to “Ryokiteki na Kiss o Watashi ni Shite” once again for the sake of this article.
Those of you interested in digging further into what Gesu no Kiwami Otome is up to these days, you can find further information over on the band’s official website.