When Masuda Yuka graduated I didn’t know what to feel. I mean, she was mega talented and I thought that being in AKB48 limited her talent, but on the other hand, it’s going to be tough to break it on your own.
With her new TV show, I still really don’t know what to think. I was hoping there would be more of the stuff we saw at Kouhaku, more amazing stuff like Oogoe Acapella and something along those lines, but nope.
Instead we get some 4 AM TV show.
They ask her what she wants to do, and she lists a bunch of stuff related to eating, but in the end she expresses her wish to get a part-time job, and where does she go?
I’m not sure if I’ve ranted about maid cafes here, but I think they’re creepy. I don’t know who can believe their schtick either. I sure as hell do not want to play moe moe rock paper scissors and it’s so over the top fake that I just have to laugh at everything.
Another section had her drinking with friends and telling random stories, like their impressions of Masuda and such.
There’s even a random section where she’s a typical Osakan old lady.
Things continue in the maid cafe, but it turns out it’s not a real job because that one comedian Kurochan is there.
And for some reason, they keep making him drink alcohol. Yeah, I don’t get it. There’s this silly chant where the maids make your water into magical moe moe water or some crap that they do. (It’s still really just regular water.) But in Kurochan’s case…
She plays some games with him, like guess the most popular parfait and the winner gets the parfait.
They then present him with more magical water, which turns out to be Tequila.
Yeah, I dunno.
Even worse, throughout this maid cafe section they cut out parts and said they’d be on the DVD, like Masuda trying to draw animals on the omelette rice. It airs at 4AM, right? Feels like one of those infomericals…
And yeah, I was taken aback by all the alcohol references. When they meet her in the beginning of the show to announce that she’s gotten a show, she’s drinking in a bar. The talk session is in a bar where she’s drinking with her friends. They spike Kurochan’s drink with shochu and then later tequila? What the heck?
Apparently the limited edition vol.1 DVD that included tickets to the press conference of the show announcement was sold out, so maybe they’re doing something right.