There was always this joke at work, where we say that we’re taking sexual harassment training, but what we really mean is sexual harassment prevention training.
I bet you would be sued in Japan for that joke. This episode was either enlightening or depressing.
I don’t think I’ll ever get a pair of red glasses like that. It creeps me out too much.
So this episode covers more than just sexual harassment, but also “power harassment”, or abusing your position as boss.
Apparently you can get sued for asking the age of a girl, or even for asking if she has a boyfriend as that infringes on your privacy.
Man, if that were true here…
I don’t particularly like it when people ask me my age, or ask if I’m seeing someone. Doubly so when people make fun of me for not seeing someone or not being married already. I get really pissed off about that because they kinda look down on me. And man, if I wanted to look down on people for sucking at something, I can come up with a laundry list, but I don’t because I’m polite.
Well, I’m angry now.
I find this funny. Obviously they can’t read the other person’s feelings, because if they would they wouldn’t confess. Of course it might look bad to socially experienced people, but that’s not always the case…
Since I’ve been paying more attention to things like stages and radio, I was starting to think that NMB wasn’t N-centric anymore. I forgot about this show…
Also, since I’m developing into a big Uuka fan, I actually looked up her reputation online and it turns out she occupies the “loli with big boobs.” Uh. Awkward. I’ll stick with the beaver thing. Wait, that didn’t sound right either.
Maybe it’s sexual harassment. I don’t know.
The segment about power harassment was kinda boring, although I swear, if those rules were in effect in the US, I would be able to get my boss fired. Ah well, that is neither here nor there.
Nana and Milky seem to have a lot better chemistry lately. I’m not sure why. Maybe they secretly miss being on the same team.
For Challenge 48 or whatever they’re calling it, we go to the circus.
Spacey Konomin is here! She’s like a cooler version of Komorin. She acts and seems ditzy but there seems to be some intelligence behind her actions… like she knows what she’s doing, but she just *seems* spaced out.
After taking a ride on this weird Atlasphere-esque machine, they move on
to the Eliminator to watch the circus and learn some roles. Rika will handle the trapeze, Muro will do some hula hoop business, and Konomin will act as a clown? Or something like that.
Well. That’s a blow to English fans =)
The training footage seemed pretty sparse, though there was a lot of focus on Rika.
I’m confused why they didn’t give her chalk for practice to rub on her hands. Isn’t that what they normally do?
Also, sometimes I feel bad for Rika. She’s really big. She’s not fat, she’s just… big. But she might get mistaken for being fat. That saddens me.
That wrapped up the challenge section, next week is when they actually perform.
I decided to give this show another go, mainly because I need to continue to shore up my Japanese, and because it’s been a long time since I’ve seen “Senbatsu.” I say that, but their role is still pretty minor in this show. Man, I really wish they had a Naniwa Nadeshiko 2 or maybe a Geinin! 3 or something. I feel like it’s those shows that keep me as a fan.