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Sakakibara Yui – Nyanderful! PV (Nyan Koi! OP)


I’ve been on the lookout for this PV for the past two weeks — basically ever since the single was released (09-10-21). After seeing Sakakibara Yui with nekomimi on the CD cover, I just knew it was going to be some crazy cute & sexy overload and I was not wrong in believing so! Yui is no stranger to cosplaying, plus she’s ridiculously cute to boot, so her PVs are usually ones to look forward to. I know the same can’t be said about a lot of Japanese PVs, but Yui’s all about choreographed dancing and even baring her midriff at times. She’s definitely got the physique for it. While she doesn’t show any midriff here at the neko-maid diner, we are treated to an amazingly cute cat-like dance. Like seriously, OH, MY, GOD, cuteness explosion. She even winks and does pouty faces here and there to tease us. To spice things up, there’s a short dance intermission partway through, which is absolutely scandalous with the way she flicks her skirt… and tail! Ranka Lee Nyan Nyan CM, eat your heart out!

As for the song itself, I’m going to take a random stab and say it was written specifically for the anime. The title alone would make anyone think as such. In addition, the statue of Neko Jizou-sama appears in the PV, with its head falling off and everything. If you’re not familiar with Yui’s music, it has a unique, almost childish sound to them because of her singing voice. Surprisingly though, her natural speaking voice sounds absolutely nothing like it. It’s actually a lot lower than you’d imagine, in a kind of sexy sultry way. Pretty dangerous combination when she can do both cute and sexy impeccably if you ask me, but I’ve seen both and can confirm her “deadliness”. That said, I’ve been listening to the full version of this song for the past couple of weeks and just find it so god damn catchy. It totally reeks of cuteness, but when you picture Yui behind the voice, it somehow puts things into a different perspective. (i.e. Hot) Did I manage to get anyone to fall for her? Sakakibara Yui is Nyanderful-TASTIC!

P.S. For those who don’t know, she happens to be a seiyuu too. Probably one of the cutest ones out there.

Show Nyan Koi! OP 「にゃんだふる!」 by Sakakibara Yui ▼

November 3, 2009 at 7:03 am
  • November 3, 2009 at 7:35 amFigaro

    This is indeed a nyanderful video.

  • November 3, 2009 at 7:47 amTenkou

    Nice song! I set the TV size version as my ringtone wah haha. Nyan Koi is definitely one of the better anime I watched this season. Those who havent watched it should go do so!!

  • November 3, 2009 at 7:59 amvin-nii

    nekomimi meido? very nyanderful

    I gotta admit, I was taken back by the over ‘passionate’ OP, but definitely one of the better ones this season (if Railgun doesn’t start the arc soon, nyankoi would overtake it)

  • November 3, 2009 at 8:20 amJon714

    This PV is better than railgun….

  • November 3, 2009 at 10:31 amExia

    One of the best Op songs for the season.

  • November 3, 2009 at 10:35 amSyllen

    i think her singing voice is a tad bit weird iunno

  • November 3, 2009 at 1:39 pmewok

    droool… Nyan-tastic!
    this song goes into my playlist ASAP

  • November 3, 2009 at 2:23 pmCain

    I love that intro though. Then again I love cats as much as I hate cockroaches, that means, a lot.

  • November 3, 2009 at 5:38 pmPhantasm

    remeber: this is the same person who performed as FES and BOOM there goes all the cuteness :P

  • November 3, 2009 at 6:28 pmanimejapaneselyrics

    I loved that video. Dont have choice, Maids with nekomimi rocks.

  • November 3, 2009 at 7:44 pmCerpinTaxt

    Yeah, that really surprised me when I found that out.

  • November 3, 2009 at 7:53 pmFullMetalQAF

    So Moe!!!! *Dies*

  • November 3, 2009 at 8:18 pmdivine

    I just realized you can see Yui’s pink pantsu when she flicks her skirt @ 3:56. D:

  • November 3, 2009 at 11:19 pmMearex

    is it me or dose a lot of japans singer seem…. a bit older then they sound?

  • November 3, 2009 at 11:48 pmdivine

    I think that goes for most asians, but yes, Japanese woman tend to retain their girlish voices a lot longer.

    Yui’s older than me, but not by much.

  • November 4, 2009 at 12:16 amMearex

    well, to me Japaneses women look a lot older then Chinese some how.

  • November 4, 2009 at 12:23 amFayted

    Wow! The directing for this PV was insanely better than most PV’s. I mean you had all these great camera angles, view switching and slightly panning views which really highlighted the cute choreography. Like whenever Yui does one of her cat paw poses the camera usually switches to the closeup slightly lower camera angle to give a great view of Yui doing her cute pose. Then again I know next to nothing about directing so this could all be something I imagined. lol

  • January 15, 2010 at 9:00 pmunicogirl

    My critique…
    um bad theme outfits, it just doesn’t seem to look right. And I think it is because Sakakibara Yui is a Pretty woman, but she is NOT cute. It seems like the Director “forced” the video to be cute, when the singer and the dancers just don’t have that type of image or movements for it.

    This PV could of had a whole different direction that would have worked better. Like having Yui in casual clothing. While nicely shot (in a sense of angles and cutting) it just could have a better theme. The whole sunflower field at the end (while oddly placed) would have worked wonderfully.

    On another note, the woman in the blue outfit, with the dark tan. She has an interesting look.