Noooo Yui come back ;_;
I was hoping that maybe there was some contractual stuff so that Yui had to stay to the end of the show. Guess I was wrong, as the intro says she’s transferring out. Well. That sucks. I like Yui’s dry humor and it’s a shame she’s leaving from this show.
It’d be nice if this became a “thing.” Like you’re at an NMB concert and Sayaka sets up her guitar and you’re thinking “Ohhhhh snap, here comes Jungle Gym!” but instead she surprises you with a comedy routine. I’d love that.
Man, I do love me some humor. I’m so happy that the fruits of my labor in studying Japanese is the ability to enjoy humor from the heart in a completely different manner and style.
That sounded really cheesy. Oh well.
I’m liking Ripopo more and more. Her personality is really original and as we saw in the last manzai she offers something different when it comes to comedy. She does deadpan better than Yui. Can you imagine if she was Honma-yan?
Hey look, it’s some new blood! Team M’s Azuma Yuki and Team B2’s Muro Kanako!
I have no idea what was going on. I just know that their acting was terrible. It was more terrible than everyone else, and that’s saying a lot because it’s not like the other cast members are good to begin with. I know they’re young’uns but I feel like I had better acting chops when I had to do skits in junior high for English class.
Fffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-chan and Akarin join us for oogiri.
The theme was “Housewife you don’t want to come back to.” There were some surprises here and there, Muro had a joke about how she didn’t answer the phone because she was too busy having an affair, Azuma made a joke about whether you want rice, or rice, or rice. (There are several words for rice in Japanese: Kome, Meshi, Gohan.) So at least the newbies had a good showing.
Milky fails as usual, but she gets a pass because she’s Milky. This reminds me of the late Acchan-era where she wouldn’t do anything but she’d still be asked about anything and everything and was pretty much forgiven. I really dislike that. Milky’s good in more free-talking scenarios, but lately her oogiri has been lacking and she’s just been covered time and time again by Gotou.
Also interesting to note is Fuuchan. She bombed pretty hard, but there’s something about her that evokes Keicchi-like aura. As in, she’s a little bit silly and crazy but restrained. And then she smiles at you even though she failed her joke and she knows it. For some reason, I find that absolutely hilarious. It’s like a better version of Milky.
And of course Nana bombs afterward too. Her post-talk banter with Gotou always gets some laughs out of me, though. For being pretty bad at the actual joke, she’s really good at following it up.
Back to the story, I think they had to do some 3-man drama or something or other.
And then we have some Akarin/Fuuchan manzai. But first…
In a brief second, I have never seen Nana look so good. I don’t even know what she did, but she did it.
I’m actually really surprised with Fuuchan’s development. She’s becoming really funny. I didn’t like her at first because there was always just KenKoba’s “Fuuchan is watching” and she just stood there acting cute. But now she’s coming up with her own brand of humor and it works.
I think Akarin can tsukkomi well. She showed potential here but her emotions still aren’t vivid. Actually, you could say the same for both of them.
The theme was Little Red Riding Hood, so at least I was able to understand the basics of it.
“Why are your eyes so big?”
“It’s because of my eyeliner. Please keep it a secret.”
That finishes off the episode. Then there’s a preview for the next episode and…
Not looking forward to the lemon. Unlike NMB who constantly has to innovate themselves in comedy as Fuuchan is demonstrating, Lemon sticks to the same tired routine about how she wants to be a lemon. Meh. Bring back Yui.