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sphere – Now loading…SKY!! PV (Asobi ni Iku yo! OP)


It seems like all I’ve been talking about in the past while is sphere and its members, so I’ll refer you to the Asobi ni Iku yo OP and Takagaki Ayahi PV posts for a quick rundown on what these four lovely ladies have been up to. I will add that this seiyuu group is an easy sell for me since it’s comprised of four female seiyuu whom I’d be happy to see starring in any series. As music artists, it doesn’t hurt that they’re all pretty attractive and can sing fairly well, which Music Ray’n‘s decision to have them all as solo artists as well seems to reaffirm. Their latest single as a group is titled “Now loading…SKY!!” and is currently featured as the opening theme of the sci-fi romantic comedy Asobi ni Iku yo — a series where all four girls have prominent roles in. While I’m not actively covering the show here, I am following it on a weekly basis and it’s proving to be a nice guilty pleasure of mine. (e.g. I love how the characters keep changing outfits, particularly Kinjou Manami.)

Released a few days ago on July 28th, the limited edition included the full version of the promotional video that’s been featured on their official site for some time now. It isn’t a bad one either, as it features some simple dance choreography and segments with a panorama camera where the girls take turns popping in front to sing their portions of the song. It’s a bit cool to watch since it’s timed to their singing, and if nothing else, gives the girls time to look cute and have some fun. Smiling big seems to be a prominent theme in this music video and the girls look like they’re trying too hard at times, but it does suit the bubbly catchy song itself. Of course, the other thought is that four and a half minutes of these girls looking pretty easily makes it a good PV. At least, that’s what me looping it for the past while seems to indicate.

July 31, 2010 at 10:26 pm
27 comments »
  • July 31, 2010 at 11:07 pmKevin

    Cuteness overload.

  • July 31, 2010 at 11:15 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    cute video…probably cuz i love the color yellow! love anime intro/outros with that sort of high energy “brite” jazz type swing, reminds me of the “Gunbuster 2″ ED, and that always a win!………..god i miss gunbuster

  • July 31, 2010 at 11:43 pmLiberta

    A very happy and cheerful song we have here : ) Sounds very good after working a 9 hour shift today XD

    Just to clarify, all four girls have main roles in the anime, I can think of three girls from the anime, who is the fourth? XD

    If the answer is apparently obvious, I apologize before hand since I am very tired from working <3

    • July 31, 2010 at 11:53 pmDivine

      Takagaki Ayahi is the narrator, so she doesn’t play an actual character.

      • August 1, 2010 at 1:08 amLiberta

        Ahhh Thanks Divine =D

  • August 1, 2010 at 12:30 amRFayt

    Very cute ~~~

    Especially love the part where it pans across and you see Ayahi trying to reach something on the top shelf XD <3

  • August 1, 2010 at 12:37 amSuzuku

    I was waiting for this. After listening to the OP a couple times I really started to like it more and more. Now, with this and Kimi ga Iru Bashou, all I need is Nurarihyon’s and Shiki’s ED and I’ll have all my favorite singles from this season.

  • August 1, 2010 at 1:07 amHarbin

    This song isn’t as great as the other ones, but its still good.

  • August 1, 2010 at 1:38 amRei

    I’M SO LEARNING THE DANCE. LOL. Been looking forward to this for like 2 months already. Can’t wait to get my limited edition package :D

    • August 1, 2010 at 5:38 ammegalith

      New to buying CDs. Does the LE include the PV with it?

    • August 1, 2010 at 5:40 ammegalith

      “…Released a few days ago on July 28th, the limited edition included the full version of the promotional video that’s been featured on their official site for some time now.”

      Scratch that.. I suck at skimming…

  • August 1, 2010 at 1:48 amm

    Now no one can say Wolfgang Pauli didn’t help make a music video.

  • August 1, 2010 at 1:56 amunlisted

    LOL This song is definitely catchy and fits the summer perfectly.

  • August 1, 2010 at 5:00 amShinjiro

    Sphere <3
    And another CD to add to my collection =faceplant=

  • August 1, 2010 at 5:36 ammegalith

    Who says moe is only for 2d… Suddenly… I’m liking Sphere much more. I love the part before the chorus!

    Also thanks for reminding us of this song! I love this OP so much. Now to find for a high quality rip of the PV!

  • August 1, 2010 at 6:14 amGoblo

    I find Toyosaki Aki cutest :3

    • August 2, 2010 at 9:47 amcrazystudyguy

      Definitely have to agree

  • August 1, 2010 at 10:28 amrevo

    They’re all so adorable. I can’t decide which one I find cutest.

  • August 1, 2010 at 2:01 pmcrazystudyguy

    I’m loving this song even more now

  • August 1, 2010 at 3:17 pmZi Densetsu

    Never going to watch the anime but… hm this song just might be a different story.

  • August 1, 2010 at 5:35 pmstarss

    K-On! wouldn’t have NEAR the same amount of success if these four had not starred in it.

    • August 1, 2010 at 6:07 pmDivine

      Mind you, only two of sphere’s members are from the K-ON cast. i.e. Toyosaki Aki and Kotobuki Minako.

      • August 2, 2010 at 9:53 pmShinjiro

        Love for AkiToki and Minako! K-on! Cast is a total win in my book! Now, if they could bring in Tomatsu Haruka and Hanazawa Kana, it’d be fabulous!

  • August 1, 2010 at 9:29 pmJoe

    meh. not interested in 3d

  • August 1, 2010 at 11:32 pmbro bot

    hoping to c more pv here at the site to change some interest once in awhile
    no more “cute” words to say cus its filled of comments with it. i find it nice cus all of them sing in syncronize and making a great song in the process. btw would luv c more of this kind of group of singers making a song in harmony without making it feel weird when u listen or watch the videos of it.

  • August 3, 2010 at 11:34 pmnoririn

    I lol’d how this was so different from my write up.

    I think my IQ dropped after watching this PV. Although that’s not all too uncommon a trait among a lot of these PV’s.

  • August 5, 2010 at 5:02 amSomeKindaNick

    Honestly…. what kind of song name is “now loading… SKY!”?
    No wait, did they even say that even once during the song??!