In some news, I got selected to waitlist on the G+ AKB48 Grand Prix contest to be an election reporter. It’s cool that I got that far, but fairly disappointing because I don’t think anyone will drop out. I will know by tomorrow if they did.
This episode continues from the last, as AKB and SKE compete to find special items/treasures of the small village that they’re going to put on an event for, as well as a mascot.
I used to be a huge Minegishi fan but lately it’s kinda staved off. I dunno why. Just thought I’d mention it.Annin comes on and Kawaei and Yukari are out for the AKB team. For the SKE team Kinchan comes in for Katou Rumi. AKB team struggles in the beginning. I’m just noticing Kinchan. It started with the AKB Shukan quiz episode where she got dead last. Her awkwardness and slowness is becoming endearing. Well, maybe not endearing, but it’s damn sure entertaining. Her looks remind me a bit of Sasshi too. SKE follows some guy back home and they decide to make Nagashi Somen. This requires cutting a bamboo tree in half, running cold water down the halfpipe, and then dropping noodles in the stream of water, where people use chopsticks to pluck them from the water and then dip them in sauce.
I want to try it, mainly because it seems like such a hassle and not that filling or delicious, but if people keep asking for it then there’s gotta be some good quality to it, right?AKB finds some old house that looks like its been around for ages, and they pop in to find an old lady who does some art. I think she said something about Japanese paper. I wasn’t really paying attention. They also find a chainsaw store. (!!!)
The old man that works there, however, just keeps talking. Non-stop. Oh my gosh. He also claims to have a sword from Tokugawa Ieyasu worth at least a million bucks, as well as a moon rock worth a million bucks. Huh, I wonder about that.SKE finds a guy who used to race Beetles. He takes Suda Akari for like a 20 foot drive. AKB finds a cafe that has homemade mulberry juice and pomegranate juice. I remember when POM, a brand of pomegranate juice, started making its rounds at my university. It was okay. Annin was right, it’s got a kind of sour aftertaste. During the presentation to the city council, for the famous product, AKB chose the juice. They added a twist. I remember when I did something like that. At Chuck E. Cheese with the soda fountain. When I was 7. It was approved. AKB selected the Japanese paper thing for their mascot, where as SKE chose the racer. Both were approved. Since SKE was one down, they had to do a punishment game. My favorite was, of course, Kinchan, who did an elevator impersonation that was an absolute fail.
However, for me, a primarily NMB fan, we get to see the return of Haru! It turns out she was the least popular member from last season, but they put her on to put up posters promoting the event. There was a little pun… “Haru” can also mean “to put up” so they changed her name to reflect that.Sometimes I wonder what the producers were thinking. “Hey. Let’s get a 13-year-old girl to put up posters. And let’s follow her with a camera.” Good for her to get some time though, especially since they took her off from Docking and the Nagiichi promotion.
Apparently the next episode was filmed and will feature Jou, Keila, and ShimaRena. Wow. ShimaRena getting some time. I definitely miss my Yamamoto/Milky/Haru team though.