Basically, if there’s a show that has NMB48 and it goes up on H!O’s tracker, I download it. I don’t care what it is. Of course, sometimes I don’t watch it, but sometimes I do. And sometimes it has such a trivial appearance of the member that it’s more like a decoration instead of actually getting to know them.
This appearance was one of them.At first I got excited because Maachun was saying her favorite part of the show was this one English segment, and Maachun’s comedic timing + typical horrible Japanese English sounds like a great combination. But alas, it was not to be.
The episode we get was one that makes me both happy and sad: a confession episode, where a boy confesses to a girl.The boy, Shun, has been crushing on this girl, Mizuho, since he was in kindergarten and became good friends with her. He thinks it’s time to confess. The host interviews the mom and she totally doubts him. “Yeah, I dunno if it would go that far.” Shun has a ton of confidence though. “If she doesn’t accept my confession she’s probably retarded.”
The plan is for the host to invite Shun and Mizuho under the premise of a fortunetelling segment of Piramekino or something like that, and they’d actually have somewhat of minidate involving a ride on the freefall thing, and eating crepes together. At the end, the host would apologize to Mizuho and say “Sorry, this isn’t a real show, we’re not really filming for it. But Shun has something to say to you.” And Shun would confess and we’d all watch with our hearts beating, wondering what would happen.Shun starts his confession… the result? Damn man. They’re only 11. I’m jealous. He’s already got one more girlfriend than I’ve ever had. His unwavering confidence makes my lack of confidence look absolutely silly, and he’s so ballsy being the one to confess and even bring a friendship ring with him. The only time I had a remote chance of having a girlfriend, all signs pointed to her really liking me and I got scared and I ran away. Also, I was 24 years old at the time. Pretty embarrassing.
Maybe it’s time to get out of this idol business and actually look for a girlfriend (or perhaps, wife) of my own. I don’t think having both idols as a hobby AND a girlfriend is possible (at least not in America), and I might be getting too old for this kinda stuff.Nah.