Stretching to be a Grown Up, My Life is Not Just for Show

I apologize for getting behind in reviewing. On that note, this time, we talk about the Fall 2014 release for the Juicies: Senobi / Date ja nai yo Uchi no Jinsei wa.


Why does the atmosphere of the PV remind me of an old H!P PV? I mean, old-school, early 2000s era H!P where Melon Kinenbi wasn’t an after-thought in the mind.

It is another painful song about growing up and personally, I was tricked into believe they were in a dance studio until the true nature of the set was shown. We do get a sense of the desparation in the separated lines, broken up by the “WOW WOW WOW”s (made weird by the fact that 9 times out of 10, they’re Tsunku WOWs).

Date ja nai yo Uchi no Jinsei wa

In an band room, we see our Juicy=Fruit (lol). Their outfits are less costumey than that on Senobi. (It always seems to be the case with the Juiceys).

I will admit the Tsunpets (yes, let’s call them that) make a grand reappearance, accompanied by the H!Pianos (yeah, let’s call them that) and the light organ in the background (don’t hold it until it says it’s fine).

I must admit that I have to be reminded it’s “da-te,” not “deeto” when written in Romaji. Forgiveness!


On an overall note, this single proves to be a refresher for the fall. It’s… um, it’s not bad and somewhat revisits familiar territory for Ju=Ju but this is (mainstream) idol music here. We’re not expecting some avant-garde thing. I am reminded of their major debut with Date ja nai yo being akin to Romance no Tochuu and Samidare and Senobi being the equivalent to Dakishimete. It’s a decent way to close out the year.

Here’s to the future for the latest KSS-born group. inb4 they get a 2nd Gen *shot*.

Stay juicy, Magical Meteorites and Earthlings!



3 Responses to Stretching to be a Grown Up, My Life is Not Just for Show

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  3. […] is a dance-influence number akin to Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne, Kaze ni Fukarete, and Senobi. It has its funkiness but it’s a lot more […]


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