Today’s topic is NMB48’s guest appearance on AKB48’s radio show, All Night Nippon. On the program were Sayanee, Milky, Nana, Ainyan, and Maachun.
Since it’s a radio show, there’s no pictures. I guess I’ll have to improvise.
If I had a weakness in Japanese, it’s listening. (Actually it’s all of Japanese. 謙遜ではない) So while I can’t get everything they’re saying, it’s also kinda important for me to learn.
With that said there’s a couple of fun things to learn from this episode:
-Sayanee is a bigger nerd than I thought.
She claims to love anime/manga/games, and said that during summer she had several all-nighters trying to all clear an Otome game. Wow. What a nerd! Milky had the best reaction because she had no idea what that was.
With the release of Give Me Five! all the members were talking about what instruments they would play or what instruments they do play. Sayanee’s like “Yeah, I can play guitar, bass, even a little drums.” She could probably show up AKB by herself. More impressively though, she said that if she was going to challenge herself, she would choose violin. The violin. The freakin hardest instrument ever. Then she goes and complains about hard it is while the other members were like “Yeah. I have no idea what you’re talking about.” Ace status.
Maachun played the trumpet but would rather play lead guitar; Milky wants to be the drummer, Ainyan said she’s played the piano up until 7th grade. Nana said she has piano experience but not enough as Ainyan (prompting Sayanee to say, how much? one hour? lol) and would play the recorder in a performance.
I have to say though, the ace of this program was Maachun. She’s freakin hilarious. I feel like just looking at her face is funny enough but she was stylin’ on the radio. She even self described herself as a “Comedian that can be an idol,” which is ironic because it should be the other way around.
After every commercial break, she’d do an impersonation of someone, whether it’s Doraemon or the demon from Death Note. Her best impersonation? Why, this one…
The only other thing I feel that’s worth mentioning was the Type-C song, which I hadn’t heard till today. It’s got an embarrassing title for English speakers since it sounds like “Renai no Speedo” which uh… yack. Yes, I know it’s supposed to be “speed,” but…
Anyway, one of the cool things I noticed is that the top 7 B-side from both OMG and Junjou U-19 consists of mostly solo lines. And when I think about it, that’s pretty rad. There’s usually very little
meat in these gym mats solo opportunities in AKS songs so it’s good to hear. I can’t really tell if Uso no Tenbin during Nicofarre was live voiced or not, but if it was I’d be impressed. And with solo lines, there’s better chances that they’ll sing live. The song is actually decent too. I heard Nana/Ainyan/Maachun/Rikanyan can sing live and have done so before, so I’m always holding out hope.