Today’s episode of AKB to XX was awesome for so many ways. The members themselves already make it awesome.Hosting was Shiichan. Honestly I wasn’t a big fan of her first since she was begging for fans, but now her variety self is showing and she’s great. Joined on the AKB side are Aamin and Yuttan. NMB’s got their normal lineup of Sayanee/Milky/Haru, and SKE’s got Kanon/Churi/Manatsu. Yuttan is so good on variety shows too, I have no idea why they don’t call her more often. Anyway, all the members except for Aamin are from the west of Japan. Heh.
Today’s theme is one of those girl talk episodes. It starts off with them cooking nabe, or hot pot for us non-Japanese. And it starts with them cutting a fish.Around November / December I wanted to learn how to cook fish, so I started waking up early and going to the fish market and cutting it up myself. It’s so hard to do it so nicely. I am awful at it. I mean, look at what mine looks like when I’m done.
But you know who’s boss at it? Yep, Masuda Yuka.Not only does she cut the fish well, she also makes an avocado salad. What can you make Sayanee and Haru? That’s right. Nothing. Some recaps here and there of earlier AKB to XX! moments, such as Sayanee causing rain, Komori crying, and Sayanee destroying everyone at arm wrestling. Shiichan doesn’t believe it. Sayaka makes her believe it. Other events for tonight’s events include random polls, like “Who do you think is the sexiest?” “Who is the most two-faced?” A couple of great moments, especially if you’re a Milky fan because she loves the camera. While Yuka was voted the sexiest with 8 votes (and for good reason), she voted for Sayaka because of the finger pointing move in Oh My God!, saying “What kind of dirty thoughts are you thinking when you look away from their eyes?”
Man, Yuka is so good. I wish she was on NMB.
Sayanee also showed off her playful side that no one else knew existed. Like her Totoro impression.
HKT also shows up and man, they’re so raw. It’s kinda funny because NMB was like that just a year ago. I wonder how they’re gonna turn out. One of the girls is half Russian, I like her looks (but not her age). She said her mom was the Russian one. I bet her name is Zangief.
I liked this episode because it shows the sister groups getting together and having fun. It’s always nice to see how the groups interact. While I’d also like to see more blood and rivalry and competitive fire, it’s also interesting to watch them get along because of the different experiences they have. The episode was definitely biased towards Sayanee, Milky, Yuka, and Shiichan as I feel the other girls didn’t get much camera time, not even Churi.
At the end they showed Myao’s new diet. Man, wtf are they doing. I like Myao but these stupid new age exercise methods just don’t work and I don’t know why they’re being pushed by this TV show. Just make her do some power cleans and some cardio, eat right, and she’ll be fine. I don’t want to call out Japan because the diet fads in the US are just as bad but… seriously. Pick an exercise program and diet that’s worked and just do it, seriously.
At the very end, we get some Sayanee omake, which I’ll leave you all with.