One time my Japanese friend from Hawaii came and visited and he was watching this show on his laptop and randomly exploding in laughter. I tried watching too, but I didn’t really understand it.
I do now.
I’m not sure if I’ve professed my love for Momokuro here lately, but yeah, I really enjoy this group. Their concerts seem insane and a lot of people love them because they’re 120% idiotic. They just run with it. I love it.
I feel that Momokuro fills a lot of the holes that 48 groups are missing for me. They sing live, they’re over the top, the concerts are absolute spectacles, the songs are very unique and creative, the fans are equally as insane. 48 groups have their own merits too, like I wouldn’t want to follow Momokuro on G+ to see all their jokes or follow their growth the way you would watch someone like Nagisa bust out to be come an ace. It’s just that Momokuro seems to address all the problems I have with 48 groups so it makes for a nice balance.
Speaking of which, if you closely you can spot Noro Kayo in the crowd.
If there’s one thing I love about following NMB48, it’s the fact that I get exposed to so many comedians and comedy routines. It’s really fun to just randomly hang out with friends and then struggle to say something in simple Japanese and they’re like eh… and then all of a sudden you bust out like SONNA NI KANKEINEE, HAI OHPAPI and everyone just busts up and is surprised that you know comedy routines.
I’m telling you. It’s a great way to make (and keep) Japanese friends!
The other girl in this show? None other than…
There was a really funny part where this guy shows up to try and rescue her and the lord of the castle.
They play all this hype music and he goes through this cool motions and then the guy just hits him the back.
One of the reasons why I liked Itano is because she is absolutely terrible at containing her laughter. The plot point for this was that her family was too poor to afford a doctor to cure her sick father.
Of course, Shimura Ken would force it by having the most ridiculous reactions to a sickness. The story concludes by the family suggesting that they visit a shrine a 100 times to pray for his well-being. It’s a cultural thing, where they visit, ring the bell, pray, run back to the entrance, run back to the shrine, ring the bell, pray… 100 times. Barefoot.
The funny part is that they make the sick guy do it.
The rest of the show is pretty notable too, but one of the big things that stuck out was this one girl with the nickname of Danmitsu. The lord can’t sleep so he gets a visit from the sleeping fairy.
Overall, this show is actually really hilarious. I should probably watch it more. I did see Rola’s appearance and… well, that’s a story all in its own.
I also have to say that Itano is refreshing outside of the AKB world. Towards the end it seemed like it was bad for both parties since she really didn’t support AKB too much and they didn’t support her with her plummeting ranking, so it’s nice to see her get out. She did seem like a member who could have a decent solo career.