AKBINGO! Air Date: 3/21/2017
It’s time for a sports competition between idols. A great breakaway from the regular format of the show.
Quite an unusual episode outside of normal studio routine. Two teams of AKB48 girls challenged each other in a game of Kickball. Team AKBINGO! with a random mixture of group members vs Bum Bum Eight – team 8 special forces.
The game is pretty simple and fast, it’s basically a baseball but on a small field without bats and gloves and anything that can make it complicated.
It is equally entertaining to watch somebody get a glorious home run or an excellent catch and how girls sometimes fail to even just kick this big volleyball. Not every day you see an idol get hit directly in the face so that her contacts fall out.
One team quickly got ahead so the other had to bargain their way to the final inning and quite frankly cheat. But this didn’t spoil the fun and the game ended up being a pure joy to watch.
Before the final score revealed, we get to watch “Shoot Sign” video, this time a live version.