Here, enjoy a subtitled MC.
Jou definitely looks more confident and polished compared to her earlier days. Her laugh is still adorable as ever, but she also seems much more comfortable and at ease talking to people, talking to the crowd, etc.
I believe her Junai no Crescendo was live voiced… I think. If that is true, then even her singing ability has improved tremendously. I’m actually eagerly awaiting her push back to the top, and the stars of the NMB young generation in Aika-Jou-Shuu-Nagisa seems like a bright future for NMB.
As for Konomin’s birthday, she managed to impress me more than she had. Great comedic timing on the MC (especially when she put her hands to cover her eyes, lol), great reactions to the letters being read, especially the surprise one from Murokana, and her Faint center was fun to watch along with the enormous calls she was getting. Even her intro was great, in which they modified the response–
“Between Okonomiyaki and Konomin, which one do you like?”
And then all her fans held up these signs about Konomin’s dance studio, which is her dream career. She also mentioned she wants to choreograph an NMB song one of these days, so that’s something to look forward to.
I can’t believe I’m enjoying Konomin this much, who would’ve thought…