Even though Nana was in tears when she was, err, “selected” to go skydiving, there was something about her that made me think this was going to turn out really well. Maybe it’s because she hilarious reactions. Maybe it’s because she looks and acts like a lazy bum, but when it all comes down to it you know she’s good ’till the end.
Whatever the reason may be, here she is!
And so, this had to be one of the most entertaining parts of Manabu-kun I have ever seen.
Her reaction ability seems to have improved remarkably, perhaps an effect of working on Ohayo Asahi Desu for so long. Her tsukkomi timing is really good, but it’s a natural tsukkomi. (We’ve all seen what happens when she tries to tsukkomi for comedy on Geinin.) She even came up with some quick-witted jokes… for example, skydiving here costs ~$500 (!!) and she declared with pride that her Osakan blood is enjoying the “free” discount.
Nana, expectedly, is not too psyched about jumping out of an airplane. They try and get in some basic practice before they actually go up in the air.
I remember the first time I went skiing, which was two years ago. I didn’t get off the ski lift properly and, according to my cousin, I “got some air” as I fell off the lift and faceplanted into the snow.
Good times, I guess. =)
One of these days I’ll go skydiving. I feel like once you actually jump off the plane it ain’t no thang, but right before you do it is when you would have to deal with some of the nastiest butterflies ever. It looked pretty fun here.
Nana acted exactly as I would expect to act myself: frozen from fear from jumping off the plane and holding on to the side of the aircraft only to have the instructor force it off and jump.
Saying that feels so liberating. Perhaps skydiving is in the cards for me…
Again, I’m not exactly sure why, but having Nana do this segment feels right. I feel glad for her and it feels like something I wanna do soon.
Sayaka’s commentary actually looked like she wanted to go skydiving herself, she seemed to really enjoy the whole thing. Maachun just seemed to laugh at Nana’s funny faces, lol.
The rest of the Manabu-kun special seemed fantastic, though admittedly I only watched this part and the part with Shimarena/Kinoshita H./Renapyon. Renapyon is soooo good, that’s all I have to say about that.