So I started reading people’s Google+ again and all the NMB peoples were like “Did you watch us on AKB48 SHOW!”
Obviously I didn’t. Heck I don’t even know what AKB48 Show is, so I decided to give some of it a shot.
There was an opening skit, but I didn’t know the girls so I just skipped it as well as their song.
Then there was a Yokoyama skit.
I might say this till the end of time but I miss Yui in NMB. I feel like her comedy skills were good but rudimentary in Bimyo and her time on Geinin helped her improve and excel. And it showed here too.
One of the funny things I noticed was that I was watching Shimura Ken just before this, and there is a veritable difference in terms of comedic timing between this show and that one. Obviously the professional comedians are much better than the little girls, but with certain girls like Yui, you can see that there is some potential there. Maybe not the best of potential, but there’s something.
Now, I have no idea what this other KKS unit is, this Tentomu-chu. However.
I swear, Nagisa is soooooo close to breaking out, but she still needs a lot of tuning. She has the charisma but hasn’t turned it into anything yet, she’s super cute, and she sings Kinjirareta Futari live even though her voice isn’t that good yet.
The stars, I can see it!
Still didn’t watch this unit, whatever it is.
I don’t know what the next section is, seems like some serious talk between Paruru and Takamina.
I don’t really like Paruru. It’s not like I hate her because hate is such a strong word, but I have no idea what she offers. And she doesn’t seem excited about anything. If she doesn’t care, how can I care?
Also her expression reminds me of Jaden Smith.
Then there was this section that was unintentionally hilarious, where they try and teach concepts about AKB to non-AKB fans… which wouldn’t be so bad, if it wasn’t in poorly acted English.
You have this really stern looking teacher getting all mad when this guy who seems high out of his mind confuses AKB center Maeda Atsuko with Hiroshima Carp center fielder Maeda Tomonori.
I just… this is just so awful.
WHY IS IT ENGLISH?!
Was it worth it for the NMB performance?
I really thought they had a much bigger role and that it wouldn’t just be a performance. The performance was good, HA! is one of their best songs for not being a single, and it’s the extended version too.
But why did Nana’s forehead appear? I thought it was Mako at first.
Given that they did live acoustic Dazai Osamu wo Yonda ka, I really like the performances from this show, but the rest is crummy variety. Especially the English portion. Oh man.