Welcome to part 52 of our increasingly inaccurately named “50 YMM MVs” series, but unless they drop a fifty-third one in the next twenty-four hours – a not completely remote possibility – then we have at last reached the finale.
I don’t know whether we won anybody over to the You’ll Melt More! fandom or whether anyone managed to stick with our coverage until the end but we had fun revisiting all their music videos anyway. We finish with their latest one, from about three weeks ago – Mou Innai Ringo Ame (No More Thanks Candied Apple):
Yes, it was inevitable that if we did a feature on all the music videos of a group well known for being prolific producers of music videos, then there was a high chance of more music videos being released in the middle of our coverage. So now we enter extra time in our You’ll Melt More! chronicles with the MV for Yuru-bics!
Sadly after over three years with a stable line-up, Ano suddenly withdrew unexpectedly from You’ll Melt More! in late September 2019. We were left to wonder what the future held for the group after the loss of such a popular member. Then on New Year’s Eve, we got…this thing:
The hell was that?! Anyway we’ve decided not to count it in our list, not because it’s, er, special, but because the group’s Youtube account filed it under their commercials/announcements playlist and not their MV one. Instead YMM MV #49 is Surpriser, from February of this year.
Hey Rudies, etcetera! Today You’ll Melt More! embark on an ambitious campaign of nothing less than global insurrection, aiming to bring down the world’s governments and replace them with, er, ska I guess? It’s the MV for WOW WOW WAR ~Ska-Champon Sing-Along Front~.
Hey Rudies! Today The You’ll Melt More! give ya natty natty ska champion beat in the MV for Sayonara Sekai (Goodbye World).
Christmas 2018, and what did You’ll Melt More! gift to us? Another MV of course – this one for Inochi Atte no Monoda ne (While There’s Life, There’s Hope), another track from the NEVER GIVE UP DRUNK MONKEYS EP.
A charming cello-drenched slice of loveliness that has inspired our ladies to put stickers all over their faces late one afternoon and head out to a hillside to cavort about and get as much footage as they can before the sun goes down – and the sinking sun really lights these scenes beautifully. Simple, yet delightful, like all the best Christmas gifts.
Going anywhere nice for your holidays this year? Probably not unless there’s a scientific breakthrough announced tomorrow and it turns out that jelly baby sandwiches and Spice Girls songs are the cure for coronavirus. Why not do what You’ll Melt More! did in the video for Natsu on Blue and visit a virtual reality resort?
A bit of a flashback today as the next You’ll Melt More! video is for Watashi e (To Me), originally from 2015’s YOU ARE THE WORLD album but re-recorded here to promote their best-of album, MUSIC GO ROUND.
Appropriately, the lyrics for this song are a reflection on the past and convey a message from the group to their younger past selves. The video shows the four idols out in the city at night and while perfectly pleasant, doesn’t give us much to talk about.
So this seems a good time to introduce…
The Homicidols.com “Win a Year of No Oshi Graduations” Contest!
You read that correctly, you have a chance to ensure that none of your favourite idols graduate for an entire year! No other idol blog has offered you this opportunity before and frankly, it’s because they don’t love you as much as we do. We have worked very hard over the past few months to arrange this wonderful prize for you, our beloved Homicidols.com readers. And all you have to do to win, is to be one of the first ten thousand people to solve our You’ll Melt More! themed puzzle below.
Here we have the members of You’ll Melt More! at the point of their career that we have currently reached with our 50 YMM MVs series: Younapi, Kechon, Chiffon and Ano. They have all just been to the ice-cream van, when a scary clown jumped out from behind a bush and went “Boo!” at them, causing them to drop their purchases. About five minutes have gone by and now your task is to connect the idols to the not-so-frozen goodies and tell us whose treat has melted the most.
For details on how to enter and full terms and conditions, click here. Good luck!
Today it’s a You’ll Melt More! track so chilled that Younapi has to literally stand on an ice rink so show you just how chilled it is – Freestyle Zenbu (All Freestyle):
I was very worried when, in early 2018, You’ll Melt More! announced a best-of album. For an idol group that had been going as long as they had, this is often a way to wrap up their career. Maybe to counter that impression, they released an EP of new material on the same day: the HIPPY MONDAYS EP. Naturally, they made an MV for every song on it and first up is Okoranai de (Don’t Get Mad).