Ben Quick gives you his weekly rundown of AKS television programming.
NOGIBINGO!2 (2014.02.21) – A continuation of last week’s 1st gen vs 2nd gen battle, where 2nd gen members try to score points performing actions with a 1st gen member in a hidden camera segment. This week features Ito Karin, Kitano Hinako, and Hori Miona.
There’s some really funny moments in this episode. Ito Karin has caught this reviewer’s attention, and of course we have our two 2nd gen senbatsu stars.
AKB Kousagi Dojo (2014.02.21) – Paruru, Haruu and Mariyagi eat desserts. In slow motion.
They eat food. In slow motion. It’s like porn. You should watch it
AKB48 Konto – Nanimo Soko Made (2014.02.21) – AKB’s sketch show is pretty solid this week. If you’re a fan of Abe Maria, you should watch this week because she’s in every skit.
Quite a few chuckles this week, though things get a bit weird in the middle.
AKB48 SHOW! (2014.02.22) – A few average performances, a decently funny skit with Umechan, and some behind-the-scenes footage of the Grand Reformation announcement compose this week’s pretty standard episode of the AKB48 Show.
Watch if you’re interested in Takamina and Fresh Lemon talking for about 3 hours.
HKT48 – HKT Variety 48 (2014.02.23) – HKT48’s monthly show has Akiyoshi Yuka, Kumazawa Serina, Murashige Anna, Inoue Yuriya, and Tanaka Natsumi have an acapella singing contest. Then Madoka and Natsu go shopping and dress like ikemen. A really interesting episode to see the members singing, not just live, but without any music backing them as well. Also, Natsu looks good as a dude.
Check it out if you’re interested in the featured members. Otherwise, you can pass on it.
Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko (2014.02.23) – A new single is coming out soon, so its time to do some crazy promotional stunt. This week they have to decide who goes to Macau to participate in a 338m bungee jump.
STAY AWAY IF YOU DON’T LIKE BUGS!
AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 14 (2014.02.23) – For our final trip to Hawaii, surfer bros across the island get asked which AKB member they want to be their girlfriend. Then, Reinyan, Akicha, Mariyagi, Mocchi, Umechan, KitaRie, and Miichan go shopping at Don Quijote and buy a vibrator. Meanwhile, Takamina and Yui go clothes shopping.
The first segment alone makes this show great. Seeing the girls just enjoying themselves playing around in the store is just icing on the cake.
SKE48 no Sekai Seifuku Joshi Season 2 (2014.02.25) – Kenkyuusei Kitano Ruka and Team E member Iwanaga Tsugumi tell us why their hometown of Gifu is so great. For 20 minutes.
Unless you love Gifu or are fans of Kitano or Iwanaga, skip this one.
AKBINGO! (2014.02.25) – The moe battle rages on as our 48 group girls try to woo our three wota judges in a battle of cuteness!
Pretty much more of the same of last episode. If you enjoyed that one you’ll probably like this one too.
HKT48 no Odekake! (2014.02.26) – Captain Anai is OdaCenter this week as we get two teams of girls splitting up. Team 1 goes to a bakery to make some melonpan and Team 2 goes to a pet shop. Meanwhile, Sasshi and Goto-san have a brand new set.
Nothing terribly special here, but of course HKT fans should check it out.
What shows did you enjoy this week? Leave a comment and let us know!