i agree with ultimaraiden and a few others here as well, i think you guys are overreacting. i think they look pretty good here, it shows off another side of SCANDAL that we've never seen before. although haru's shorts may be a bit too close for comfort
i admit my thinking may be shallow as always, but what i feel is that this photoshoot is another form of self promotion. true, they are going to give first time viewers the wrong impression, but they're not going to do this all the time, in fact this may be the only time they're only going to do it. once they've gotten past the initial hurdle of getting people to start listening to their songs, they're only going to go further. i don't see how a few of such photos are going to prevent people from liking and supporting them as is yassu's case, i think that's a bit extreme. ok maybe it's just me, but i don't care what kind of photoshoots they appear in (as long as its not complete nudity), but as long as their music is good, i'll continue to listen to them and support them. i dunno about others, but that's just my basic philosophy when looking for new artists.
furthermore, to those who repeat "this is not the SCANDAL we know", i just have to say: times have changed, SCANDAL have changed, we can't expect them to stick to the same formula over and over again. they've already taken the first step out by exchanging their school uniforms with other costumes, we can only expect more changes, young people are generally more adventurous, it doesn't mean that just because we aren't, others cannot be. rina is already turning 21 this year, so they're all adults now, they have the intelligence to make their own decisions. and as young adults, im sure they have a desire to show off this side of them just at least once, and not to just play it safe for the rest of their career. i'm sure this photoshoot was their own choice, not sony's or whoever's idea, and that they believed this could help their exposure. all we can do is watch on, support them in whatever they do, and acknowledge the fact that they are slowly changing.
and rather off topic
souichiro-san wrote:Scandal,please leave this kinda "playboy mag. pics and photoshoots" stuff to the other Idol groups,who are enjoying playing this childish photoshoot things and works,thanks!
what do you mean childish photoshoots? if they are really like you and think photoshoots are childish the magazine section of this forum won't exist anymore. i get what you mean, but you could probably phrase your sentences a bit better i guess. and im sure they enjoyed the process as much as the other idol groups as well.