To go into a little history about how the B-side for OVER got a PV, when the single was first announced there were only two versions announced to be released, which at the time was the norm for Hey! Say! JUMP. Then one of the AKS sub-units announced that they would be releasing a single the same day as HSJ. HSJ was not as strong as sales at the time as they are now so shortly after that announcement a second LE version of OVER was announced. (As proof of this if you look at the numbering on HSJ CDs the LEs have lower numbers than the REs except for this 2nd LE for OVER.) To entice fans to buy this new version they had one of HSJ's concert songs, Born in the Earth, as a B-side and made a "PV" for the B-side of the RE version of the single, Aiing -Aishiteru-.
It is difficult to see how much this move helped as it was right before the single was released the under age smoking scandal with Morimoto Ryutaro broke out so there is no telling how many fans decided to buy more copies to try to support the group during this time, or how many people may have picked it up out of interest because of the scandal. But I think the fact that all HSJ singles after have had three versions since and sell more than most pre-OVER singles point to the extra version helping.
Why I do not completely consider this a PV will be explained during the review.
I will note that I do like Aiing -Aishiteru-. It is one of those cute songs that HSJ tends to have as a B-side and has some rather interesting choreography to it for the concert performances as we shall see.
|HSJ's cheapest PV ever.|
|I guess the bubbles washed out Chinen's face.|
|I don't think it's that kind of song Takaki.|
|Weirdest looking sun ever.|
|Somehow I don't think those fairy lights were actually at the concert.|
|The green gaseous cloud just wants to hug you.|
|I have great respect for the photographers that are able to get decent group photos of HSJ.|
|My favorite space cadet.|
|Raise your hand if you could have done this on your computer.|
|Nothing says 'I love you' than party balloons.|
If it was just the concert footage I would have been okay with this. But it is so easy to see that this thing was a rush job so there could not be a lot of time to make it. In fact the packaging of the LE has much of the same feel when compared to the originally planned LE that has some unique packaging to it that is completely missing from this second LE.
The only saving grace for me was that I like the song and it is always nice to see concert footage for those who cannot make it to the group's concerts.