The eagerly awaited 25th single, called Give Me Five, from Japanese girl group, AKB48, has a video released for it or really, it’s more like a mini movie at over 30 minutes long.
Directed by Sugita Shigemichi, the MV tells the story of four separate girls each with their own tale of hardship and trying times. Yuki has suffered abuse at the hands of bullies in school while Atsuko’s parent are no longer together so to look after her alcoholic father she makes ends meet by working at a ramen shop. Yuko supports her parent’s debt by lying about her age to work in a brothel and Minami suffers from having a very short attention span but makes up for it by finishing things quickly.
Throughout the course of the mini movie, it outlines how these four young ladies come together to form a band called, ‘Baby Blossom’. And it’s from there that they realise the path that life has laid out for them.
UPDATE: Original video has been taken down…here’s the clip of the song minus all the movie before it, this is just the song…and it’s great!! Any issues with the clip playing after the short ad, please reload the page.
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