恋愛WARS (Original Choreography) Trivia

– As I said in the video description, I loved this song from the first listen (which was also the first time I watched the music video for it). I checked iTunes for the song, but was disappointed to see that it wasn’t on there, so I forgot about it for a little while. Once I found the song again, I was determined to make a dance for it, whether I had to buy the single on eBay or whatever. I checked out a live performance first to make sure there wasn’t already a dance (Moemi does a few movements, but not a full dance), and then I checked iTunes once more… and found that it was on there! Excitement! So I bought it and started making a dance right away~.

– The bell in the beginning, though a bit high-pitched, is supposed to signal the start of the “fight,” as a boxing bell would. I know that there are free-to-use sound effects on the Internet, but I still wanted to record the sound myself, so I used a bell that my mom has had for… oh, many years.

– Remember the video on my second channel in which I try to teach my brother some dances by only reading the tutorials and not showing him anything? Well, I liked some of the moves he came up with so much that I inserted them into this dance. XDD I made them a little cutesy, but the basic moves are still there. I took one move from each section he “learned;” can you find them all?

– I believe one of the first moves I decided on was the one around 1:15 (“furimukaseru wa”). The entire second half of the chorus (from “nanbai mo” on) was also created fairly early on.

– Because the whole concept of the song was “innocent versus mature,” I tried to keep the moves for each girl fitting their personalities. The moves for Asahi’s part (blue) were cuter, while the moves for Moemi’s part (red) were a tad sexier (though we all know I don’t care for sexy dance moves, so ah well XD).

– I was rather happy with the side kick move (starting around 2:03) and the arm twirl move (around 3:18). Yay~~… Though I did mess up the arm twirl for the red side a bit, because I was worried that I was too far over and that I had hit the split line.

– I had a bit of a hard time filming the mature side because I just didn’t have enough room. orz Notice how I had to hop in place quite a few times instead of stepping over; I didn’t want to hit the split line or the TV. TT__TT

– I based the outfits on the shoulder angel and devil that’s often seen on TV/movies: light blue and white for the innocent side and black and red for the mature side. XD

– The white shirt is the one I wore for dances like “Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa” and “Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance.” I pinned it up, because I didn’t want it covering my shorts. This actually ended up creating a neat effect for my costume; when I turn around, you can see the blue of the tank top I’m wearing under it, but the white shirt is pinned in such a way that the blue looks like little angel wings~. =D Totally unintentional!

– I was going to wear the short, black boots that I wore in “Asian Celebration” for the mature side, but they weren’t stable enough for all of the jumping and standing on one foot I did in this dance. (^__^”)

– The movements during the slow part of the song just after the dance break (throwing the scrunchie; clipping on the hair bow) were last-minute decisions. I originally had regular, simple dance movements for those parts, but I wanted to make it a bit more interesting, so I decided to add the hair accessories as props. I don’t care much for the look of the side ponytail on the innocent side, but I had to have it a certain way so that it was easier to take the scrunchie out in time with the music.

– On that same note, I originally wanted to put my hair up with a red scrunchie on the mature side for that same part of the song, but I couldn’t do it fast enough, so I just clipped the silver bow into my hair instead.

– The movements for the mature side during the line “Watashi no hou ga” were changed a day or two before I filmed. The original movements were too similar to other parts of the dance, and I felt that they didn’t properly portray the “sexiness” of the character. XDD orz

– The first thing I did when I put together the innocent costume was to pin tons of lace on my clothes… and you can’t even see it in the final video! orz I pinned a lace border around the bottoms of the shorts and near all four pockets (two in front, two in back) as well as along the front of my top (both sides of the buttons). I also pinned my string of fake pearls onto my shorts for even more girlishness~.

– The day I filmed this was the first day in almost a month that I completely washed off the “2000” written on my right hand (as seen in the first “Issho no Ishou!” video on my second channel). I’ve been writing it on my hand every day since I found out how much I need to save for my surgery; it serves as a reminder not to spend money on anything stupid or unnecessary. (^__^”)

I guess that’s about it? Thank you all so much for taking the time to watch my new dance and read my post~! =D

~ Surimu-chan

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