Funny how I said I’d update more… then things happen and I get busy and stuff and things and stuff.
NOT TO WORRY I’M BACK.
You know who else is back? My man lazyedt. He was kind enough to get me some NMB gifts while he was over in Japan. He also told me how his friend was able to ask Sayaka if he knows lazyedt, and she was like “Yeah! I get letters from him!”
Man. How cool is that?
A new challenger has arrived!
Actually, more challengers have arrived.
Come to think of it, I haven’t seen Kadowaki in a while. I can’t even remember her nickname. She comes back with some fantastic hair.
YO YOU DUN PISSED OFF THE YUIHAN
Shu joins… hooray~
Lately I’ve been liking Shu for some reason. Her smile is magnetic. Jo was like the “awwww~” smile but Shu is like the smile that makes you want to smile too. And then everything will be alright.
I can’t really understand what was going on though. I think they said something about Yuihan making joke postcards for her radio show to send to all her fans.
There has to be some irony with this pairing.
Seeing Hitomin and Yuihan together… man. I’m gonna miss them. Especially Hitomin. In season 1 she gave me this impression that she didn’t really care what happened as long as she did her ippatsu gags, but now she does actually show a lot of talent in her comedy.
I’d also take the time to go into why I’m gonna miss Yuihan in NMB, but really it all comes down to the fact that my interest in AKB is dwindling very quickly.
Funny story about this picture…
That picture, it turns out, was drawn by a Sayaka wota. He must’ve been stoked when they decided to use his picture on the Geinin set. He actually has more pictures if you look him up… really cool stuff.
In the next section they introduce Kadowaki Kanako, who is the leader of the Senryuu club… senryuu being a comedic haiku, which is why she speaks all funny.
I think Anchu is trying to be funny.
Really starting to like Anchu. Maybe because she appears a lot. I planned on writing about the other episodes because I remember I had all these thoughts concerning her manzai with Sayaka. I didn’t like her in that manzai. But unfortunately, that episode has passed and now my thoughts will now be kept only in my cranium.
And why does the skin colored polo shirt keep showing up?! Come on Gotou, step your fashion game up!
The oogiri section was actually really funny.
The worst hand-raising ever.
Followed by a terrible oogiri. “Does it have to be funny?”
In the meantime, Kimoshita visits again.
“I don’t know why, I don’t know how… but I like boobs.”
I CAN’T GET BOOBS OUT OF MY HEAD
Nana writes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
“I always think about this, but am I really that unfunny?” to which Gotou responded… “Yes.”
Also some interesting chemistry between Nana and Sayaka…
Sayaka wrote something like “Even now, I still remember…”
Nana claimed to have a continuation of that:
“When did my butt crack?”
Fantastic oogiri section.
Story continues with everyone getting in the Senryuu mode so that they can pick the best to win the Senryuu mode, and it turns out to be Ripopo. As this is not a translation blog… you’ll just have to figure it out.
We do get a pleasant surprise with the manzai…
To be honest, because of this 48-family dude, I’ve been watching a crap ton of Oriraji and other manzai on Youtube. It really highlights the difference between a pro and an amateur. There’s something about a pro boke where you get on their wavelength. It’s more than just being stupid, which is what they do sometimes… but it’s about getting people into your stupidity. Surprisingly, the NanaJou thing worked out perfectly… too bad.
With this one, and with the last couple ones, they’re trying, but it’s not completely there. I was kinda hoping we’d see Yamamoto on the boke again. And I dunno why but Yuihan looked incredibly cool.
Lastly we get to the 2nd oogiri section, which is “Cute and interesting.”
“This soft icecream (literally) looks like shit!”
I was so glad I wasn’t drinking. Oh my God, Shu.
The only other thing of note was Nana’s strange failure.
“Let’s go home together! Okay!”
“Why did you kick me?!??!”
I only liked this because Sayaka simulated the kick, lol.
One thing I also noticed is that Milky actually bombs jokes just as much, if not more than Nana. But she kinda gets away with it because she’s cute and/or popular. And that really really really really really really really bothers me. I haaaaaaate it when people get by with terrible ability but just cute their way (Yes, I turned cute into a verb) to success. And that goes beyond idols. In fact it probably applies more often to real life. You know how it is, when the cute girl in your group is crappy but like all the desperate guys want to get with her so they treat her extra special and instead of her trying to get better you just have all these guys telling her she’s good so she doesn’t try as hard anymore.
On the other hand, Nana inherited the joke bombing character. There’s only room for one. Like Highlander.
And that’s the end of this episode.
Next episode looks interesting, lol.