AKS Worth Watching, October 25th

AKS Worth Watching, October 25th

There’s some amazing, hilarious moments this week and quite a few snooze-fests, so check out what’s worth watching this week so you don’t miss out on some prime idol television!

HKT48 no Goboten ! #21 (2014-10-18)
141018 HKT48 no Goboten! ep21 – This week, Motomura Aoi and Ueki Nao visit another school and visit more clubs. They meet a beat-boxing dude and arm-wrestle with the largest Japanese high school student I’ve ever seen.

Rating: rating-two
Nothing really interesting going on this week, unless you’re looking to see Aoi being her usual cute self.

141019 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep156
141019 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep156 – Nogizaka46 members give their book recommendations as if they work in a bookstore, complete with cute little shelf cards.

Rating: rating-three
A very talk-heavy episode this week, so depending on your Japanese skills, your mileage may vary here.

141021 AKBINGO ep311
141021 AKBINGO ep311 – HKT invades AKBingo this week and challenges them in various games! This week they play Twister, as well as another game that involves stuffing a giant balloon in a girl’s shirt and inflating it.

Rating: rating-five
Another great AKBingo this week, the kind of over-the-top fanservice-y antics that are a trademark of the early years of AKBingo, a must-watch.

141022 HKT48 no Odekake! ep88
141022 HKT48 no Odekake! ep88 – We have a large group today, that splits off into two teams for a sports competition!

Rating: rating-four
It’s been awhile since we’ve done something like this, and with the super-sporty Umemoto Izumi in the lineup, that should make things interesting!

141021 AKB de Arubaito ep14
141021 AKB de Arubaito ep14 – We’re back at the hot springs with Nishino Miki and Minegishi Minami. This time, it’s Minegishi going out to recruit potential part-time workers. She wears a mask so as not to be identified and begins her hunt.

Rating: rating-three
Minegishi’s recruiting efforts aren’t quite as creepy as Miki’s last week, but still quite entertaining, and the Gouriki Ayame dance returns!

141018 SKE48 Ebi Calcio ep02
141018 SKE48 Ebi Calcio ep02 – Oba Mina’s weight is being called into question, so she must find and challenge members from different groups to see if they’re heavier than her or not.

Rating: rating-four
Despite the mean premise, everyone seems to have a good sense of humor about the whole thing, making this a pretty funny watch.

141022 AKB Shirabe ep02
141022 AKB Shirabe ep02 – Last week, we ranked boobs, but this week, we find out who the 48 group members’ favorite singers are.

Rating: rating-three
No crazy moments like last week’s boob-groping, but still an interesting insight to the tastes of AKB’s members.

HKT Shakariki48 ! #16 (2014-10-17)
141017 HKT Shakariki48 ep16 – Shimono Yuki works on a pear farm.

Rating: rating-one
Pretty boring episode this week…you’ll need to be a big fan of Shimono to get enjoyment here.

141018 AKB48 SHOW! ep46
141018 AKB48 SHOW! ep46 – HKT48 performs their latest single, and we get some more behind-the-scenes footage from the Natsu Matsuri event from earlier this year.

Rating: rating-three
The highlight again this week is the Natsu Matsuri footage, so those curious about that event should tune in.

141020 NOGIBINGO!3 ep03
141020 NOGIBINGO!3 ep03 – Nogizaka dresses up in Yankee fashion and participate in various games. There’s some classic idol variety fun involving idols being trapped in a box with various creatures.

Rating: rating-four
Starts a bit slow, but later on there’s way too many great moments here to pass this episode up.

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

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