HomeMusicTokyo Health Club: City Girl The Japanese Hip Hop Group Takes Us on a Brisk Tour of the Dazzling City Known as one of the busiest and most fashionable centers of Japan, Shibuya is a special ward of Tokyo that you might have seen before in films such as Lost in Translation, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Resident Evil: Afterlife. In Japanese hip hop group, Tokyo Health Club’s latest music video, we are taken on a whirlwind journey around the city, following a selection of girls as they stroll, walk and run around Shibuya. ‘The song is about the weekend being over and the melancholy of anticipating the start of a new week,’ director Takahiro Yasuda explained to us.’ ‘The video’s concept is taken from the perspective that you are stalking,’ he told us. We asked more about the making: The Plus: Were there any difficulties in shooting around Tokyo? Takahiro Yasuda: On the day of shooting the weather was bad, we were only able to shoot half of what we had originally planned, but in the end we were able make a good cut somehow. TP: What kind of mood did you aim to create? TY: We wanted to match the sound with the composition and color of the video; we wanted to recreate the melancholic atmosphere of “CITY GIRL” TP: How does this video compare to your general creative style? TY: Due to being a graphic designer, I usually work with many motion graphics when making a movie. However this time, I was aware of the reality, with an emphasis on the concept. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Comment comments policy - Please don't leave racist, homophobic, sexist or other offensive comments. - Please don't use any offensive words. - Please don't use this comments section for self promotion. - Please don't get too personal.