I’ve been trying to update my blog a lot more. Why? Because I realized I need to stop half-assing things! Time to go full ass!
Unfortunately, actually watching videos takes time. And sometimes I don’t have the time, like today, so I’ll just have to go with some random things. If I’m lucky I’ll have some time on Thursday!
I mean that AKB48 appearance on Mechaike… highest ratings, sounds awesome! But it’s 2 and a half hours!
So without further ado…
1: Milky DVD/Blu-ray announcement
The amount of cuteness radiating from her is unreal. Like. Wow.
See, when the photobook came out, I was like wahwahwah sexploitation, omg slut, etc. etc.
But when I see the video, she looks like she’s having a ball, having a good time, smiles everywhere. And what kind of person am I if I tell someone that smiling is evil? Well, I guess that makes me a horrible person.
It also reminded me of when I watched the live action Sailor Moon, and I was totally into the girl who played Sailor Moon, and so I uh, obtained her DVD and she was all serious and it was really terrible. Why can’t people smile?
2: Nana moves to Team M
The big announcement from NMB Request Hour.
To be honest, I’m not really sure what I think of the move. It really changes nothing in terms of popularity and appearances. She’ll still get her TV spots, she just says she’s M instead of N. And I don’t watch the stage shows but I imagine it’s a huge blow to N to lose a star performer like her. She sang both ballads with Maachun and did the narration for Koike, plus her presence in MCs was undeniable.
With that said, Team M is also a strong performing team. They just aren’t Team N, which by nature of “being first” tends to get most of the opportunities. There’s a ton of talent in M. I’m not sure how Nana can really help them out. What WOULD help them out is if they got their original stage.
Or maybe they need to stop recruiting so many people. HKT is still only Team H, right?
So right now, honestly, I’m pretty ambivalent over the whole thing.
3: Umechan’s Perfume Performance + Other Videos
The funny thing is, when I first watched this I was randomly paging through that AKB Eizou episode or whatever it was, and I just thought it was 3 random girls so I was like whatever. Then I saw the video and it was all Umechan. Great editing, must be a lot of fun. And she’s got 700k hits at the time of this post!
Sadly I also thought Shiichan’s video was great too, but… Umechan. Damn.
This show might actually be worth watching. Or maybe Umechan’s video was so good that they just jumped the shark right away.