I have always loved Fire Beat from the moment I first heard it when I was just discovering Kis-My-Ft2 for the first time. It is a great rock-ish tune with an ero-dance that really helped Kisumai stand out when compared to other Junior groups of their time. It really is no wonder why this is considered one of their signature songs and it is a complete crowd pleaser when they perform it live.
I am glad that they did not try to do much more than a standard dance PV for Fire Beat. I mean there really is noting beyond the guys dancing in front of a green screen with all the CGI added in later. But for this song it works well as Fire Beat is loved for the performance so without that it just would seem wrong.
|Too hot to handle.|
|Tsk, Kitayama. That's not how you hold a guitar.|
|Swish that hair!|
|Kis-My-Ft2 incites rock hard towers.|
|Burn it with fire!|
|Hot Potato eXtreme edition.|
|Red Foot Watta!|
|Great heads of fire.|
|Tamamori is the Lord of the Rings.|
And in the end everyone goes up in flames. Literally. Not sure if that was the most effective way to end the PV but it does stick with you afterwards to kudos for that.
Watching this end of the PV I finally figured out what Tamamori's position in the group is. He is the official eye candy of the group. He brings his looks and his ability to attract a wide range of fans to the group with them which is why he is always placed in positions to be seen in PVs even though he almost never has solo lines. And I honestly do not have an issue with this, as I know I am usually interested in a group because of the pretty ones, but in the end it is the more interesting personalities that win my heart so Tamamori does have a rather vital role for the group. Personally I do not think it is vital enough for the amount of screen time he gets, but it is still a way I can see used to justify being seen so much as the face of the group.
I think the only thing that really disappointed me about the PV was the lack of the ground humping that is in the live performances of the song. Though I can understand why they could not fit it in with the solo shots. I guess that is just a move you have to go to a Kisumai concert to see from now on.
Overall a good PV for Fire Beat. Honestly there is not much I would do to change it, outside of maybe give s-My-2 outfits that match KiFt's. But that is tied to that complaint I have about this group in general since their debut.