I have no idea what this show is, but it was on the H!O tracker.
I was surprised to turn it on and see…
Back when I used to listen to Yamamoto/Nana’s radio show, it was cohosted (or maybe fully hosted) by the comedy duo Chidori, which featured Chidori Nobu (shown) and Chidori Daigo. And they were hilarious. When they changed to Monster Engine, I stopped listening for some reason. I miss Chidori.
Our NMB guests are Renapyon, Aapon, Maokyun, and Saeppi. Wow, all those names sound so dumb. I’m sorry. Sometimes these cutesy pet names are just too much for me.
So about these girls…
Renapyon is growing on me. A lot. Maybe because she looks like Mayu but she’s not Mayu. Well, no, that’s not it. But really, this variety show showed me why. She acts mega cutesy and speaks with her high-pitched voice.
And everyone makes fun of her for it. Instead of exclaiming “Awww, cute” all the time, they mockingly imitate it, they make fun of her stupid fantasy wonderland of noodles, and other stuff.
I love it.
I like Aapon because she’s brown. Obviously I’m very selective. Well, no, I don’t really like her that much, but I dunno, she seems like she’d be a character.
Mao is… I feel like she’s a smart girl, but her looks don’t appeal to me at all. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. This guy like Aapon because she’s brown but doesn’t like Mao. Totally superficial.
And last we have Murase Sae, and I’m not sure I like her yet. She doesn’t seem to try very hard, but I’ll get to that later.
The first segment of the show was a fill in the blank thing, fill it in with something funny. For team NMB, they had to fill in something like “The teacher is confessing something to the students. ‘To tell the truth, _______”
The weird thing is, each person went up in turn, but before they went up, they had to dance to Kitagawa Kenji. Surprisingly, I thought Renapyon was the most skilled.
Renapyon: I ate nothing but udon since last night.
Mao: I got a divorce yesterday.
Aapon: Let’s go and see the leaves change color (during Autumn)
Saeppi: I’m actually not a dog person but a cat person.
They were okay, but the highlight of this section was the comedians trying to do the KitaKen dance.
The second segment was a game where they played a concentration game where the opposing team wrote words and they had to say it in a funny way when they matched it.
To be honest, there wasn’t really much going on. There was a lot of small banter and you can reasonably get some people’s personalities out of it, but that’s it. So yeah, overall, it actually really wasn’t a great watch.
But Renapyon is winning me over for all the wrong reasons, lol.
At the end there was a PV preview…
There was this song by YU-A. I remember I’d tell one of my friends I listen to J-pop and he’s like YO YOU GOTTA GET ON THIS YU-A SHE’S SO GOOD. And generally except for idol music we had similar taste, like Miliyah. And I totally forgot about it until I heard this song, and it’s actually pretty decent. Yep.
I also had a bunch of stuff written up for Unit Matsuri and other things, but… based on recent announcements and scandals, it’s all kinda taking a backseat…