I am pleasantly surprised.
One of the unknowns for me was Team N’s Shinohara Kanna. She never appears anywhere that I know of. I watched her two election videos and she seemed pretty hyper, but that’s all I knew of her. I think Gingerninja mentioned that she got the quietest reaction at the stage show he went to, so I dunno.
The Hara Mizuki graduation will always weigh heavily on me so I always want to give the lesser ones a chance, even if management doesn’t.
And surprise! She appears here, along with 2nd gen/Team M Takano Yui.She gives me Yuka vibes, but Yuka is superb at singing. She’s also super loud. And we get to come up with a nickname for her. These nicknames are only for this show, not for outside use… though, we all know what happened with Warukii anyway.
(Every time I see Warukii, I keep thinking Wookie. Let’s hope we don’t bend Ralph Wiggum’s Warukii.)Her specialty is calling people’s names without a mic. What? Please demonstrate… Kiyoto challenges her, then does a normal call out. Heh.
Sata comes up with “Shinohara Tomoe,” some old TV talent. Yuipon has something like “Green pepper brat (ピーマン野郎)” because she mentioned liking them backstage. And Kiyoto has “Old lady preserved in soy” which ends up being her nickname.
The next segment is strange, as both girls were required to come up with a character for a fighting game, and then simulate a match.It played out like a kids simulation of Pokemon. “My character bites you!” “Well, my character uses the fans to wave you away!” They should’ve settled this with Jankenpon and then have some guy use the gun that shoots the rock, scissors, or paper. I hated that guy. He never wanted to play seriously. Because RPS is a serious game. Loser gets their nose taped like before… Anyway, Shinohara looks pretty natural on TV. Pretty surprising given that she has no experience. Let’s hope she gets more appearances, though really, with NMB’s shows, I’d really want to see something like Naniwa Nadeshiko again. Docking is great but I’m watching it more for the silliness of the comedy trio, and Teens Hakusho is more informative than entertaining. They need more funny stuff.