Mar 25, 2020
I am not really a fan of vocaloids (idk if that's the right spelling). I just like good music and things that are cute. You know, like Kero Kero Bonita <3. But while scrolling though YouTube's endless sea of internet music—all of which is during my online class because math of finance is lame—I found a Miku Music video and clicked on it. Now here I am, still bored, still quarantined from corona-virus, yet now slightly endeared to vocaloids.
As I said earlier, I like good music; I like cute things. And this video fits that description... Kinda. Like Miku
is very cute. She's kinda like Pikachu in the sense that everyone agrees they're cute except for the most extreme cases of hipsters, who are obviously just lying to themselves to feel different. But Miku being cute and her songs being catchy aren't the inherent flaw I see with these kinda of music videos. The variable that makes or breaks these kinds of videos is what I call "cringe management."
It's so easy for a video featuring a girl dancing around geometric shapes for four minutes to become pretty cringy. However, the cringe isn't necessarily a bad thing. This is were "cringe management" comes in. Cringe management is the ability to balance a tasteful amount of cringe with other endearing elements to make your video fun and cute to watch. Videos like Okie Boomer and Hit or Miss are perfect examples of good cringe management because they are able to balance cringe with endearment.
With regards to this music video, it was a little on the cringe side and wasn't very balanced. Now I might just be dumb; I know in terms of vocaloids I'm a noob and might not have a trained eye in finding the "deeper meaning" in this kind of content. But I hate to say it, all I really got out of this video was an anime sounding song—catchy but nothing to special overall—with a girl dancing over it. It was enjoyable enough to watch the whole video though, but since it didn't really do anything other than be a music video, it can't really get a good score out of me.
I want to end this on a positive not, so here is an arguable more cringy music video that I happen to really like ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJfKzYdhEOs&has_verified=1 ). I think this video is very endearing and is another good example of cringe management; at the very least, it makes for a fun thing to show you're friends at a drunk anime party (make sure you're 18+ before watching).
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