Japan’s Keyakizaka46 released the music video accompanying “Kuroi Hitsuji” (“black sheep” in Japanese), the popular girl group’s 8th single set for release Feb. 27. 

The intense visuals featuring main member Yurina Hirate in center position is directed by Ryohei Shingu, who helmed the acclaimed videos for some of the group’s well known hits such as “Futari Saison,” “Fukyowaon,” “Kaze Ni Fukaretemo,” “Glass Wo Ware!” and “Ambivalent.” The choreography for the song was handled by TAKAHIRO, who has worked with the group since its debut. 

Four types of limited first-editions will be released along with the regular version. All versions will include “Kimi Ni Hanashite Okitai Koto” by Hiragana Keyaki, Keyakizaka46’s sub-group. 

Watch the video here (http://www.keyakizaka46.com). 

Text: Billboard JAPAN / Photo: Courtesy Photo