Continuing from the last entry…
Once the saka-agari finished, everyone took a break and ate some food from whatever TV station was running this program. Apparently they have some sort of theme park or food park or something, and the food place was called G-kyuu, for Giant.
Later on, they were trying to promote some sort of tomatoes, and to do that, they made minestrone soup. Off the top of my head, I don’t know what it is, but the girls were getting hype over it. What? Really?
It was then followed up by a ridiculous comedy section. I mean… just, absolutely ridiculous. It all started with the mascot getting mad and taking off his mask, at which point Mayuyu tried to calm him down.
Then things escalated, when he started making fun of Mayuyu.
Then a brawl broke out and they were going at each other!
It culminated in a spectacular event where Mayuyu started driving a golf cart and the guy hopped on the roof, and in a fit of madness she drove into a building that blew up.
I am not making this up.
I’m actually really glad they picked Mayuyu for this. She played it really well. I might not like her as an idol, but I sure as hell like her as an actress and an entertainer. Apparently, I did miss something when in a previous episode that guy performed a Giant Swing on her and she did not receive it well.
After that strange and entertaining diversion, we resume the athletic festival with some sumo matches.
The last event was the relay race, they were split into four teams.
I don’t understand how Rena is so weak that she can’t do a single situp. That doesn’t make sense to me at all. It doesn’t even look like she’s trying. I don’t really care that much for the results, but it’s funny how Sayaka and Milky built up a huge lead, and Rena was so slow that Ricchan couldn’t recover at all.
It’s okay though, at least the end was… sort of close. Yuko was head-to-head with Jurina for most of it, and then she just pulled away and destroyed her just like she did the rest of this competition.
All that’s left were the standings, and that was actually pretty cut and dry. It was pretty easy to see who was top and who wasn’t, so there wasn’t much suspense. At least with the exam, it’s usually not so obvious who’s top, mid, and bottom tier.
And dead last was so obviously Rena, which they celebrated by having her put on a poop costume.
The whole program was actually quite entertaining. Okamura is such a great comedian. And after not having followed AKB for so long, it’s cool to see some of the old faces and how they’ve improved by so much. I was really impressed by Mayuyu, she definitely has a bright future. And Yuuko is still shining on, I really need to start watching Android or whatever it’s called. Jurina looks a lot prettier than I remember her to be, Miichan looks to have finally recovered, and Ricchan proved that she’s still worth paying attention to.