Happy New Year, everyone. Hope you all had a good one.
As for me… eh, fairly uneventful.
But today, I got my Geinin DVDs! (I also got my 1830m Blu-Rays, but that’s a post for another time.)
So I watched the first 20 minutes or so of the Extras DVD. Probably gonna watch the regular DVDs later, I heard they added some stuff. The Extras DVD is like 2 hours long so it’ll be a while before I get through all of it.
The first entry was kinda cool, the announcement of the show to the members.
They kinda dokkiri’d them by saying they were gonna do something for a fashion show or whatever and then had them watch the video with Football Hour. Man the girls were so excited. I almost got excited too, and I already watched the whole show, lol. Also funny is Riichan’s lack of hype reaction.
My favorite part is when Football Hour says that the new show is going to be broadcast on Nihon TV.
Nana is scared that they’re being pranked, Yamamoto’s voice is straining because she’s so excited and talked about wanting to do this earlier before. Interestingly, at the end of this recording, Yamamoto says…
What the heck? Album foreshadowing? Since back then? Wow. I dunno. That’s kind of creepy.
Then there’s the scene where they introduce their new uniforms.
Milky’s comment is that it looks like anime. To be honest I don’t really like these uniforms. They look both dull and cheesy, yet also cheap.
They do spice it up with some interesting photos, though.
It’s weird because when they saw that video, they said filming would begin the next day. And… that’s kinda cool. It must be fun waking up and not knowing what exciting fun things you could be doing the next day… not like my job… which is quite dull. But, that’s a story for another time.
The other amazing thing is that while we saw Geinin spread out over several weeks, they completed a looooot of filming in one day. Like 3-4 manzais, 2-3 episodes… and I think that was all in the morning.
Another nice backstage thing was Nana and Ainyan talking to Gotou. Nana was frustrated (in the happy way, not seriously frustrated) that everyone’s gags are pretty good and she was falling behind, and they were walking off-stage with Gotou giving advice.
Gotou looks super chill, just telling them to relax, that they’re not necessarily professional entertainers but idols, etc. And it’s funny because you can feel the tension with the girls talking to Gotou, but Gotou all relaxed and busting out the Kansai-ben. Senpai-Kouhai relations must be tough.
I ended with this last scene, which was somewhat shocking but hilarious.
Jou was flustered because she kept forgetting her lines and she started to cry. And it was kinda funny but like kinda sad that it is funny.
“Why are you crying?”
“Because I hate myself. I even thought it would be better to die.”
Yeah it’s kinda funny because it was the biggest overreaction ever (and later on she was fine) but man. I dunno. Crazy pressure on a 12-year-old girl? Or just little girls being little girls? I dunno. I’m laughing, but I feel bad for laughing, but I’m laughing.
And that’s it for now, there are a ton of extras so I gotta keep fighting through to watch it!