i’ll admit it, i haven’t listened to a ske48 single all the way through. i only heard bits and pieces of them when they would be advertised inbetween AKBINGO episodes, and i haven’t gone out of my way to look them up.
there are ske members that i’ve taken notice of though, and maybe they’ll act as my gateway to knowing more about the group(which was akimoto yasushi’s plan all along).
she’s made many appearances in ‘AKBINGO’ but what really made me take a liking to her was in a akb special shot in australia. this girl has so much energy it sometimes works against her; she’s like a bicycle with rockets strapped to it. she’s literally bursting with energy and unable to harness it to make it work for her. it’s endearing and hilarious. her expressions are always crazy and has an infectious laugh.
she made herself known on ‘AKBINGO’ and ‘shukan’ as the girl who has the highest tolerance for spicy food, and for her great performance in the drama ‘majisuka gakuen’. a dedicated vegetarian, she’s the thinnest and most frail looking girl i’ve seen. despite looking like she has bones made of glass, she’s demonstrated that she’s a powerhouse when it comes to performing. always modest and smiling, there’s nothing not to like.
with her high voice, cute mannerisms, and short stature, i never would have thought she was a university student. i learned of her existence when she was streaming live on Ustream, playing alan wake with fellow ske and akb members. she seemed to have a pretty big following in the live chatroom, and it’s easy to see why.
it’s probably bad to put up impressions before i actually see their stages and performances, but like akb, it’s always the girls themselves that build my interest before i dive into the group.