SHINee’s Japanese “Lucifer” PV… Eh

Oh snap, splashing around in some ankle-length water. Getting pretty satanic there...

You can watch the video here.

SM: We need to make SHINee more appealing to Japan.

SHINee’s Manager: But Taemin’s already gets 79% of the screen time.

SM: No, I mean the other members too.

SHINee’s Manager: So we should share the screen time equally among the members? That’s reason-

SM: I was thinking more of, well, how do I say this… think Siwon on the “Mr. Simple” cover.

SHINee’s Manager: Ah! So why don’t we have them frolic, I mean, dance, while getting each other wet*?

SM: I knew I hired you for a reason! Now only if we had someone to write lyrics for f(x)…

I swear, Key goes from the loosest pants of all time to the tightest... tights of all time in this video. Just look where his hand is.

I literally laughed out loud when I heard the Japanese version of “Lucifer” for the first time…

… and then I laughed out loud again when I saw the Japanese PV of “Lucifer” for the first time.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of SHINee. “Lucifer” in Japanese sounds awkward though. I’m not sure whether it’s its choppiness, or how alien-like it sounds, or maybe it’s simply the stress in my everyday life that made me react so strangely to it. It doesn’t possess that “bad—” factor that the Korean version holds, and without that aspect of the song, it kind of falls flat.

I wasn’t wowed by the video either. It felt really redone and the quality wasn’t astounding. I didn’t dislike it, but I am eagerly looking forward to SHINee’s comeback in Korea. Whenever that will be.

Cue Exhibit C, the only reason I even bothered watching this video. Just kidding! ... sort of.

I apologize for the lack of updates again! I have a lot of more serious (and less serious) things to write about, but, you know how it is… got some spiders to slay homework. Homework. Homework. This was a really spur of the moment post, so sorry if I come across as condescending – definitely not my intention!

What do you guys think of the Japanese version of “Lucifer”? I would appreciate your opinion, whether it be on the song or the video.

*the sad thing is, this didn’t occur. Key They didn’t even get wet! Disappointing.

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10 responses to “SHINee’s Japanese “Lucifer” PV… Eh

  1. kfronda

    Haha! I actually liked it. (Perhaps because I’m relatively new to KPop and JPop? I dunno.) I think the JPop version is ‘cute’, while the KPop version ‘cool’. I think they’re both good. 🙂

  2. Julieann

    I love the water dancing part of the video. It’s from Ring Ding Dong, but I remember SHINee said, they really had fun and enjoyed the water dance thingy. lol
    I love Key’s hair. Awesome
    I love how the MV is more refreshed and more new and I like their new looks. But as for the song…it sounds awkward and I don’t know how SHINee will sing that. O.o

    • Ah, well if they enjoyed filming it then that makes it worth it. (:

      I have to agree about Key’s hair, it looks good on him. Though I think the awkwardness of the song, like you said, pervaded my feelings toward the video and detracted from its overall appeal.

      As for their live performances… I guess they’ll have to mumble in a strange fashion, at least that’s what I think the song calls for. Hm.

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  4. definitely filipino

    What’s that pants? I like that loose pants.

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  6. Although it’s probably late to say this, but I didn’t like the japanese Lucifer. The MV looked mediocre and the song, ugh, I was giggling like mad through the whole song and I almost fell over from chair watching Minho wrinkle his face, not from fangirling but from pure alien-like quality of the song.

    And, are you a Key fanboy? Please tell me you are. =D

    x
    Rosie

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