With this episode, we get to see Yui in action! Both of them!
Story-wise, Yokoyama Yui joins and is apparently some famous comedian under some pseudonym, so they’re stoked that she joined the club and can help them improve. I think there’s some irony in that it’s probably the opposite in real life, though I remember Yuihan being fantastic in Bimyo. Wow, I do miss Bimyo.
The first oogiri section was fairly tame, they had to perform boke as transfer students.
No Geinin episode is complete without Nana failing again.
And then Anchu appears in the second story section. Momoka’s school is back and ready to challenge whatever school this is for joke supremacy. In this portion, she demonstrates tsukkomi, and then Yuihan evaluates them as perfect. Eh.
There’s something about Anchu’s poise that makes me think that she’s ready for this level. When I watched that one BII stage I thought that she looked to be one of the tops in BII. Shu has that charisma, but Anchu has the maturity. Hm.
The manzai was interesting. Interesting because I think Maachun has improved a ton, but unfortunately, does not have the partner to do so. No knocks on Ripopo, but Maachun is clearly on another level.
The writing was interesting too, as while technically Ripopo was the tsukkomi, they did miniskits where Ripopo was the boke and Maachun played stereotypes from dramas.
Lastly we get a Q&A session. We only got a few in Season 1 Geinin.
They asked Yuihan about her thoughts on being a dual NMB/AKB member.Yeah! Go NMB! Shots fired towards AKB!
We also get to see Ripopo’s prideface.
Other topics include the Geinin movie and how they were stoked that they got Ken Koba, but Football Hour joking that NMB wasn’t fighting for Football Hour to appear. Also covered was how a lot of the interview sessions were cut because of Momoka’s outrageous answers, and this time they got her talking about how she likes Milky.
Decent episode. Also, I didn’t mention this, but Yuipon (and not Yuihan) also appeared on the show. I’m a big fan of trying to balance NMB and remove the huge focus on Team N, and seeing her and Anchu was great.
It’s funny, I don’t really have high expectations for this show, but I do enjoy watching it and I feel like something’s missing when I don’t watch it.