Hello everyone!! It certainly has been a long time, hasn’t it?! Well now that I’m on spring break and have FINALLY received my copies of Hitomi no Screen, I decided to make some posts. And nothing will convey my thoughts about the group now than a good old fashioned competition! So I don’t know how many parts there will be but basically the rules are that I cannot have ties and will rank the members one through ten (highest gets 10 points and so forth…). For this post, I’ll be judging the covers (and promo pic just for extra weight) so here we go!
Promo Picture (Above)
Takaki: He looks good…I think the expression on his face really captures the atmosphere of the song…admittedly, still not crazy about his blonde hair but when can you do…
Kei: AMAZING. He’s definitely bringing that modelesque quality he always does to really make him stand out in the crowd! It’s been a long time Kei-chan!!
Daiki: BADASS. The look in his eyes is almost deadly and he really stands out!
Yamada: It’s really no wonder why Yamada is a front boy in magazines when it comes to pictures like this. He just commands the camera and fits the image perfectly (like Mayonaka no Shadow Boy)
Hikaru: Looks slightly out of it 😄
Chinen: Is looking pretty cool there.
Yuto: Good…but like Takaki, I’m not crazy about the hair.
Ryutaro: Surprisingly cool!! It looks like someone’s growing into his looks!
Keito: Pretty good…not anything great but nice enough.
Yabu: Looks pretty awkward just standing there…
Well of the two covers, the limited edition is definitely better. It does have a Mayonaka no Shadow Boy feel to it but it works with the song so I have no complaints. Keito looks so cool here, it’s ridiculous. He can really pull off this image well. Hikaru…not so much. He kinda looks like he’s just standing there…Kei is tilting his head and even though it may not seem like much, it helps him stand out. Yuto’s tallness helps him stand out hahaha. I think his pose is good but his hair is just so awfully distracting…that look in Ryutaro’s eyes…OMG, he’s really getting into things from the look of it. You go Ryu-chan! Yabu is doing something here…but I’m not really sure I get what that is…who is that I spot in the front row…oh yeah, it’s Dai-chan!! In case you haven’t noticed, there was a large flux of Dai-chan on this single (I’ll explain later) and it’s easy to see why. His face is awesome. I wish Yamada was doing a little more…like he’s ALMOST there but just a few inches away. Chinen looks kinda girly (which is not a bad thing) but I wished he looked a little cooler. It’s that look in Takaki’s eyes that really captures me…don’g you agree?
And now we have the regular edition, which is kind of confusing. I don’t know why it says “Romeo & Juliet” on it…it gives the impression that it’s a double A-side or something (thank god thaat’s not the case). Anyway…aww why does Takaki look so distant from everyone else?? Not too crazy about him here. LOL, Kei-chan just looks cute. There isn’t much more to say than “aww!” Dai-chan!! I wish he would have changed the angle a little bit to direct the focus more to his face…This picture makes Yamada look particularly short but he also stands proudly so it works. haha, Hikaru looks adorable here. It’s like the faintest smile is beginning to come across his face! Chinen’s girly look works particularly well here because the white shirt outfits are a lot cuter and call for something a little softer…so I think he did a good job. Yuto looks…kinda lost but in a cute way. I like the fact that he’s bending one of his knees…it stood out to me…OMFG, I think Ryutaro is one of the best here!! He really did a great job with this photoshoot!! I’m glad to see that the nervousness in previous pictures is really starting to wear off…keep at it Ryu-chan! I think Keito looks the most badass…he probably is the best in this shot. I think Yabu should always just go for sweetness because that’s what suits him best!! So yeah, I like the fact that they went with the second outfits for the cover…the idea seems really solid but somehow the finished product didn’t wow me…oh well.
Part One Rankings
10. Yaotome Hikaru (+ 1)
09. Takaki Yuya (+2)
08. Yabu Kota (+3)
07. Nakajima Yuto (+4)
06. Chinen Yuri (+5)
05. Morimoto Ryutaro (+6)
04. Arioka Daiki (+7)
03. Yamada Ryosuke (+8)
02. Inoo Kei (+9)
01. Okamoto Keito (+10)