AKS Worth Watching, August 16th

AKS Worth Watching, August 16th

Another busy week has passed, so it’s time to take a look at some of the best in 48 group television to see what’s worth watching.

140809 HKT48 no Goboten ep11
140809 HKT48 no Goboten ep11 – Matsuoka Natsumi and Anai Chihiro go to an all-girls school and participate in a cooking challenge.

Rating:rating-two
Nothing really stands out from this episode. If you’re a fan of either of these two members, you’ll want to watch but otherwise you won’t miss much skipping it.

 
140810 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 16 ep03
140810 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 16 ep03 – More of Team 8 going through dance and vocal training.

Rating:rating-three
Just like last week, if you have an interest in Team 8 you’ll want to watch this. A fair bit of drama this episode as the stress of trying to perform well takes its toll on these young girls.

 
140810 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep146
140810 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep146 – Nogi in Paris! Nogizaka senbatsu members hang out in Paris to buy some souvenirs for Bananaman.

Rating:rating-four
Lots of goofing around overseas, and the girls take the opportunity to dress up in fancy Paris-inspired fashion.

 
AKBINGO! ep301 140812
AKBINGO! ep301 140812 – Diva-chan battle! Some of AKB’s younger members compete to see who is the best singer.

Rating: rating-four
AKB members aren’t famous for their singing, so it’s always a nice surprise when someone unexpected comes out and impresses with her voice, which makes episodes like these very fun.

 
140813 HKT48 no Odekake! ep80
140813 HKT48 no Odekake! ep80 – Okamoto Naoko is our center this week as HKT heads to the beach to work at a restaurant.

Rating:rating-three
Some new faces, like 3rd generation member Hokazono Hazuki, join us this week in what amounts to a fun group episode of HKT no Odekake.

 
140812 AKB de Arubaito ep07
140812 AKB de Arubaito ep07 – This week, Yokoyama Yui and Watanabe Mayu head undercover at a Hawaiian-themed restaurant trying to secretly recruit more possible candidates.

Rating:rating-three
All of these undercover idol episodes make this series worth it. Another opportunity for Mayu to be a goofball!

 
140812 French Kiss no Kiss-tabi ep07
140812 French Kiss no Kiss-tabi ep07 – Now it’s Takajo Aki’s turn to fly solo, this time she’s heading to Vancouver, Canada to eat food and shop.

Rating: rating-three
Basically the same as the last couple of episodes that starred Kuramochi Asuka, but seeing idols out of their element trying to interact with English-speaking locals is quite funny.

 
140808 HKT Shakariki 48 ep06
140808 HKT Shakariki 48 ep06 – Sakaguchi Riko spends the day living the glamorous life of a hotel cleaning maid.

Rating: rating-three
Not quite as fun as the other episodes, but I think that’s mostly because of the nature of the job. Rikopi doesn’t have much of anyone to interact with, and that’s where she really shines as an entertainer

 
140809 AKB48 SHOW! ep39
140809 AKB48 SHOW! ep39 – The main focus this week is a behind-the-scenes look at HKT’s concert tour, led by NMB48’s Ishizuka Akari.

Rating: rating-four
HKT fans will want to check this out for sure, but also there’s an amazing performance of “Kimi ni Tsuite” by Matsui Sakiko and Katayama Haruka that shouldn’t be missed.

 
140811 SKE48 Ebisho! ep05
140811 SKE48 Ebisho! ep05 – The girls dress up in their fanciest clothes and pretend to be hostesses trying to win the favor of Okubo-san.

Rating: rating-three
These girls are dressed in their hottest evening wear, and that alone makes this episode enjoyable. That and the Watanabe Miyuki vs Suda Akari fishing battle.

 
What shows did you enjoy this week? Leave a comment and let us know!

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