AKS Worth Watching, June 6th

AKS Worth Watching, June 6th

It’s election season! Each week we run down what’s good and what’s bad in the world of 48-group television programming!

140601 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep136
140601 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep136 – Ikoma Rina campaigns on the street for the election.

It’s great seeing someone campaigning for votes in a way that feels very much in line with AKB48’s core philosophy…and it really shows off how close everyone in Nogizaka46 is as well.

140531 Mechaike
140531 Mechaike – Yokoyama Yui, Kawaei Rina and Shimada Haruka get their Monday Night Raw on!

It’s Mechaike, it’s AKB48, it’s wrestling. So fun, so hot, so amazingly hilarious. Must-see TV right here.

140531 HKT48 no Goboten ep02
140531 HKT48 no Goboten ep02 – Miyawaki Sakura and Tomonaga Mio visit an office and Yabuki Nako and Tanaka Miku do some fitness tests.

Not as strong as the debut, but still some fun moments.

140601 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 15 ep08
140601 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 15 ep08 – It’s the end of our Guam trip! Shimada Haruka and Takajo Aki are with their white-as-hell family. They go to a school and teach some Japanese language students how to do mix chants and do the “Koi Suru Fortune Cookie” dance, and say their tearful heartbreaking goodbyes.

I’ve really loved these last several episodes, they’ve been fun and silly and tug on the heartstrings a bit. This and the two episodes before it are really good.

140602 Tentoumu-Chu! no Sekai o Muchu ni Sasemasu Sengen! ep08
140602 Tentoumu-Chu! no Sekai o Muchu ni Sasemasu Sengen! ep08 – You really can’t have an idol variety show on TV if you don’t make people bungee jump, right? So this week it’s Tentoumu Chu’s turn to take the plunge.

Rating: rating-four
I mean, idols bungee jumping should have been enough to sell you on this episode, right?

140603 AKBINGO! ep291
140603 AKBINGO! ep291 – Today’s theme is “danso.” Various members dress up like guys and confess their love to another member. The girls go crazy wild.

Rating: rating-three
I’m personally not into the danso thing but I know some people, especially female fans, love it. If you like danso than tune in for sure.

140604 HKT48 no Odekake! ep70
140604 HKT48 no Odekake! ep70 – With the election coming up, we find out who the HKT Kami7 are. By polling people on the streets, Sashihara Rino and Gotou-san count down the top 7 most popular HKT members.

Rating: rating-two
Just a glorified clip show really…but the results are interesting at least!

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

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  1. Mechaike was the bomb!

    Also, Mayuyu’s Danso was seriously popular. But the best thing that episode was Ogasawara Mayu’s impression of Mayuyu.

  2. Yeah, Mayuyu’s danso was popular, but I really prefer AbeMaru’s. She was so cute!!
    Also, the Mechaike wrestling was hilarious! How’d they do it without getting hurt!?

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