I’m kinda tired of watching NMB48’s regular shows. Not really into Manabu-kun as I hate getting information from TV shows when the wide world of the Internet is out there, and Black Million just never appealed to me.
So with that said, I saw these two shows and thought it would be interesting to watch.
1: Midnight Comedy
This show seemed to be some Yoshimoto late night TV. It’s also live, which is kinda cool since we don’t get a lot of those shows in the US, except for probably Saturday Night Live, I guess.
The premise is pretty simple. Basically, you have to hook up and be a couple by the end of the day or they kick you out of school. Riichan is asked very quickly and she just says yeah. There’s a third girl who’s fat and unattractive, so naturally everyone wants to hook up with Momoka. Ensure hilarious hijinks.There’s something funny about guys trying to mack on Momoka. You’d expect it to be the other way around because it’s Momoka.
Other than that, it’s pretty atypical. It is pretty funny, and anything that helps me learn Japanese to laugh is always a plus.
Randomly there was this really hot girl that just showed up and dressed slutty and was supposed to be the school nurse or something. Looked her up (not literally) and turns out she’s a gravure idol called Arisa.
A fairly decent appearance by NMB, but mostly damsel-in-distress so not much they really did. Riichan had like 3 lines and 1 of them was so poorly acted, lol.
2: Sekai Gyoten
I had no idea what this show is, but it had Milky and I wanted to see what’s she was like when she appeared on a show carried by others. Plus it had Gotou! Remember that guy?
I think it’s kinda funny that when I see AKB/NMB members show up next to “real” celebrity girls, I just almost forget about them. Aya-chan looks spectacular as usual. I almost forgot Milky was there.
The first part of the show had a magician doing card tricks, and he was really, really good. His first trick, he had Aya-chan select a card, put it in the deck, and he would guess it. He picked out a different card and asked if it was it. Since it was incorrect, he ripped it up, then asked for the right card. He pulled that one out, waved that card over the ripped card, and suddenly the card that he was holding became the ripped card (but not ripped) and the ripped card became the original card.
Well, I am terrible at describing magic tricks.
What I didn’t know about Sekai Gyoten was that it was a somewhat sensationalist news program. They’ll make a minidrama/documentary based on a real event. I think I watched the one about Charice and how she was estranged from her father or something.
So I spent 30 minutes watching this documentary about a pyramid scheme. Well, I didn’t know anything about that. And it was actually pretty informative, but it wasn’t what I really signed up to watch. It was kinda nice to learn about it though. Obviously, Milky didn’t really do much there except have her face occasionally in the box where you can watch other people watch the clip.
At the end she says something like “You shouldn’t really expect to earn anything unless you put in hard work,” which was probably her 3rd sentence on the entire show. And she said in a really cheesy way too.
To be fair though, SMAP’s Nakai carried the show and did a great job. I just wish I knew what I was watching beforehand so I could temper my expectations accordingly.