BIGBANG’s Newest Singles

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It’s not a shock to anyone that knows me that I’m a huge Big Bang fan. They were my intro to Kpop, back in the day with Fantastic Baby. I normally like music with faster beats then they’re news singles but I still love them. Let’s talk about them one by one.

Last Dance

I will warn you, if anyone is like me and suffers from motion sickness, I might suggest not watching the video. The constant turning of the camera frame, though very artistic, is ver hard to watch. I have to pause it multiple times to get my stomach under control.

From an artistic standpoint, the visuals were fantastic. Each of the men got their own mini story about their struggles while it all being linked together. Also, each of the men got a different coloured set. Well, I’m not sure if they’re different colours or differently lite, but regardless they are fantastic.

I have to say, I want Seungri’s blazer, it looks fantastic and I’ve always had a thing for chains. It was nice to see Daesung’s face again, though he doesn’t have any tight shots that I could find in this video, I find him so cute. I’m not sure what was up with Taeyang’s hair but if anyone can rock those braids he can, just it’s not my style. TOP looks to have blue hair again but I know for a fact it’s pink so I’m chalking it up to the blue lighting. G-dragon is a cute as always I kinda wish that there is something else to say about his story line but his seemed to be the most straight forward.

 

Though I have not looked at the lyrics as of yet, I must say that this song is very relaxing in comparison to Bang Bang Bang, Fantastic Baby, Alive, and Crazy Dog. It does have a sadness to the song that a non-Korean speaker can project onto it. As the title is Last Dance, we can infer that it has something about lost love and a couple growing apart or even breaking up. This is also reflected in G-dragon’s story line of hugging a girl and dancing before being alone again. All of them seem stationary while the world whizzes on around them.

Overall, I love this song, the music video isn’t for me but that’s mainly because I’m writing this and the world is still spinning and I feel queasy. Other than that it’s fantastic. If anyone ever makes a fan video of Last dance, but with the screen stationary, I would watch that in a second.

에라 모르겠다(FXXK IT)

What goes well with a song about a breakup? Well, a love song of course. So paired with the Last dance, we have  FXXK it, a song of them talking about having a one night stand. I guess that’s one way of getting over your lost love.

I want to point out that unlike the Last dance video, this video actually shows that they were all in one place at the same time. Given their individual careers, outside of the group, it’s really hard to actually get them together but they managed for this shoot. Seeing them all together makes me really happy and they look like they are having a blast.

This video is just a huge barrel of fun, and the outfits that the gang is wearing shows that they aren’t taking themselves too seriously. I mean can we talk one second about Daesung’s jacket that we wore. I know that BTS has been wearing some sequined blazers lately, but the jacket Daesung wore was the closest to holographic clothes I think I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t take way from his cuteness in any way, but it truly pops. Also, after re-looking at the picture, it really goes well with his bluish/tealish hair.

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This video is a lot lighter than the 1st video and we got to see them play around a bit more. I’m hoping that Daesung keeps showing his face in videos because he’s a cutey. Top’s pink hair needs a little of a dye job. Also, now I know where G-dragon’s sushi hair came from. It’s quite a bright yellow at the time of this video.

Overall, I love the song, it’s very catchy. The video was great (and it get’s added points for not making me sick). This was well worth the wait.

BIG ORDER

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Before:

I’ll be honest at first I didn’t know if I was going to like this show or not. However, I will admit that I really like it. Basically, you follow a guy called Eiji Hoshimiya who caused the great destruction 10 years before the beginning of the anime. There are entities who go around granting wishes for people but in turn, they turn the people into an entity called orders. Orders have their own unique abilities and they can control their abilities to fight people or enhance themselves. Eiji’s wish was to rule the world so he can control people within his territory.

The graphics are awesome, and I love the visual effects that are used to depict orders. I’m excited to watch the rest of this show.

Now:

Based on a manga series of the same name, this is a short, 10 episode, series that has a very anti-climactic ending. There are 7 volumes of the manga which I haven’t read, so I’m not sure if it’s better or more expanded in them.

The concept is awesome. There was a machine created that bridges the gap between the mental space and the real world, allowing you to have any wish granted. Eiji Hoshimiya wish was to control the world so that he could live peacefully with his sister Sena. However, due to his young age the power goes nuclear and wipes out a good portion of the world. He pretends that he knows nothing so that he can spend the rest of Sena’s days with her. This doesn’t stop assassins from trying to kill him. After you are granted a wish, you obtain and order. Your order has an avatar and power similar to what you had wished for, so naturally, Eiji’s is a bond dominator and he can make anyone in his territory follows his orders.

Like I said this is anti-climatic. I love the concept. I love the animation style, especially the avatar’s design. I just wish the ending was better. I feel like they were supposed to have 12 episodes but got cut short at 10 and had to cut something together. Other than the ending I really liked this anime.