AKBINGO! Air Date: 4/18/2017
Kenkyuusei members provided goofy impersonations, crazy karate skills and a lot of fun for this rather enjoyable episode.
A big crowd of new kenkyuusei members was in the studio once again. They are here to present a future generation of AKB48, get some life lessons from the group’s veterans and show some of their own talents.
This time Oya Shizuka and Kojima Mako acted as teachers. But the kenkyuusei girls got most of the attention, showing that they can make their own way into the group.
Two people deserve special mention. 13-year-old Taguchi Manaka lit up the studio with her impersonation skills. And Muto Orin was the true star of this episode. She’s a medalist of a national karate championship, so she had demonstrated her very impressive skills.
Later on the show, Orin was the target of a prank. It wasn’t anything cruel, but it got her to tears.
Lastly, Kojima Haruna performed her graduation song “Kidzukarenai you ni”.