It has been revealed that the Namba, Osaka-based idol group NMB48 will be airing a new show, “NMB48 Geinin!” starting in July on Nihon TV.
The show is about a 100 year old fictional all-girls school in Namba, Osaka called “Namba Jougakuen,” and their comedy club whose goal is to win the title of JK-1, a comedy competition. Namba Jougaken is rooted in a both literary and physical achievement, and has clubs that rank in the top level around the country. There are questionable clubs like the “Maid Club,” “Cabin Attendant Club,” and “Cosplay Club,” but the main story will be following Yamamoto Sayaka, Watanabe Miyuki and friends in the “Comedy Club.” Along with the story, there will be variety show elements included.
After the first shoot, during the meeting with the press, Yamamoto Sayaka enthustiatically remarked, “I really like comedy so I was really happy when they gave the OK on this show. I practiced a lot for the first shoot but I don’t think I did very well. I want to make new jokes for this show!” She continued, “I’m an idol, but we also want to focus on our main job of being funny…” before Gotou Teremoto standing beside her, corrected her by saying “No way, idols are about singing, right?”
Under the slogan, “As long as we have the spirit of a comedian it will bloom!” NMB48’s “NMB48 Geinin!” will be broadcast starting on July 3, 1:00AM – 1:30AM on Nihon TV, every Wednesday.
Cool stuff, looking forward to it!
If it’s comedy I’m definitely looking forward to Rika, Maachun, Yamamoto, and Jou.