I just had a chance to see the new MTV Inside -- Sakurazaka46 #2. A total must-see for any Karin fan. About half of the hour is devoted to Plastic Regret and Naze Koi, with full performances and also lots of discussion about the choreography, sense and performance, from Karin and several members (especially Inoue, Masumoto, Yumiko, Pe-chan and Hono). They said how hard the Naze Koi choreography was, with the strings. bilibili link So much Karin. It's wonderful. She's wonderful. I realized that one of the things I like and admire about her dance is that every movement, besides being full and graceful, is fully convinced. She seems to believe in every bit of every movement. Nothing is half-hearted. I hope Takahiro appreciates her dance as much as I do. And when she talks, she's really thinking and trying to come up with an answer to the questions. Nothing facile. She isn't capable of faking things, it appears. Even if sometimes she isn't able to come up with something to say. And I love her speaking voice, with that accent. She says that when she first saw the Naze Koi lyrics, she thought she definitely couldn't do it. She has said elsewhere that she doesn't know about love. It was very different from the straight-ahead approach of Keyaki songs, she says. The smiling and the love song, she really didn't want to do them. But she was able to come to an understanding of the song that worked for her. What her new understanding was, she couldn't explain. Inoue said that Karin talked to people and got the idea of rebirth. Changing from Keyaki to Sakura was rebirth, and falling in love was another kind of rebirth. Masumoto said that it was a song from the moment of rebirth, and the group did it with that idea. Karin said that, gradually, talking to people and working on it, the feeling of the song changed inside her. This made very happy about it, and she could do it. This may sound dangerous, but I can't help thinking: "She's an artist."