The DVD cover for the Hello! Project 2011 Summer Concert Tour ~Nippon no Mirai wa WOW WOW Live~ has been released.
When I first saw the cover, I couldn’t hide my disappointment since the main focus of the cover is the huge logo of the concert tour right in the middle of a total black background, and even though the concept of the logo was really nice, the focus of the cover for me should be the members more than the logo since here, the member’s images seem like mere additions to the “logo”.
Apart from that, the background of the cover is all black which is somewhat sad when we realize that this is the cover for the H!P Summer Concert Tour, and even though I would have liked a bright colorful background, I think that adding a flashy background with the flashy logo would have clashed a bit and made the members even less noticeable than they are here.
As for the member’s pictures, it seems that they used the same technique that they usually use which is of clipping images of the members alone singing in their microphones, but it seems that there are some members that couldn’t be captured while singing and that got still pictures instead like Momo, Chii, Maimi, Sayu who is in the middle of a dance or Sakitty, but even though the concept is nice while dividing each group into a corner of the cover, the overall looks a little plain since adding some sort of borders to separate the groups would have been nice.
Overall, even though I don’t like this cover as much as I liked the cute one of the winter concert tour, I still think that it won’t turn off fans who want to purchase the WOW WOW version to do so since the content is amazing to say the least, so hopefully everyone who hasn’t done so can reserve a copy soon!
Hopefully the cover of the YEAH YEAH Live concert will be out soon so that we get to see if they used the same concept or changed them a bit.
The release date is set for 11/16.