We have a brand new game debuting again on this week’s AKBingo but before we can get underway, Kiyoto and Sata are lamenting the fact that a lot of the regulars are away making the atmopshere on the show feel dead. Mayuyu is doing a handshake event, Acchan is away filming the dorama Q10 and Mariko, Yukirin and Tomochin are abroad. Does this signal the end of the show they say? Well fear not for Sata thinks it’s high time they had a new regular to remedy the situation so out comes 10 members who have the least amount of appearances on the show (some of them have never been on the show at all). They are:
Sayaka Nakaya, Kana Kobayashi, Natsuki Sato, Mariya Suzuki, Rina Chikano, Mayumi Uchida, Miku Tanabe, Tomomi Nakatsuka, Misato Nonaka and Sakiko Matsui
There’ll be a championship tournament between the 10 to find out who gets to be the new regular. Sata starts to call the girls cute and praises Natsuki Sato. Kana Kobayashi tries to get some attention which prompts Sata to tell her to leave!! He then fluffs Chikano’s name and says it’s her fault and calls her a nobody! Great stuff here and the game hasn’t even begun!
The first stage of the game is a musical chairs one. When a member is eliminated from this game, they have to play an additional challenge which pits their prowess against the AKBingo regulars who are in the stands watching proceedings. There are 9 challenges and these are: costume battle, cookie eating battle, picking up small beans battle, arse bumping, ten thousand step calculation, arm wrestle, shaved ice eating battle, russian roulette and a kanji writing battle. If a member wins their challenge their back into the musical chairs game. The idea is to whittle the 10 members down to 4 for the next stage.
The game starts and first out is Tomomi Nakatsuka. She elects to have a kanji writing battle against Takamina. Both members will be given a radical and then have to write as many kanji words in 30 seconds. You might be asking what’s a radical – well basically radicals express the general nature of the kanji characters. The radical for this game is kusa (grass). Nakatsuka wins after getting all of her words right with Takamina failing miserably. With her victory, Nakatsuka is back in the musical chairs game so nobody has been eliminated thus far.
The 2nd girl out is Natsuki Sato and she goes for a Russian Roulette game with Yuko. A helium balloon has been filled up and rigged to a gun. One barrel of the gun will burst the balloon so Natsuki and Yuko will each have a turn of putting the balloon next to their heads and whoever has the balloon when it eventually bursts loses. Yuko is starting to cry during this game and you can see the tears coming down her face. The results sees Yuko winning and Natsuki is out of the tournament. Yuko also asks for a break in order to compose herself!! The other members are laughing at the state that Yuko is in.
The chairs are down to 8 now and out next is Sayaka Nakaya. Her opponent is Kojima and they’ll be doing a picking up small beans challenge. Right from the off Kojima is rather useless and flinging her beans around whilst Sayaka is neatly picking her beans up one by one. This means Sayaka has survived and is back in the game.
Tomomi Nakatsuka is out for the 2nd time in the musical chairs game. She chooses an arm wrestling challenge with Miichan. Nakatsuka is confident that she has the tools to beat Miichan but Miichan is also confident in her abilities. Some trash talking begins between the two. The contest itself is one sided and sees Miichan destroy Nakatsuka. She joins Natsuki Sato as being out of the game. We are now down to 8 girls.
Mayumi Uchida is eliminated and gets to do a cookie eating challenge against Amina Sato. The aim is to use your facial expressions to move the cookie balancing on the top of the your forehead so that you casn grab it with your mouth. The first to do this is the winner. Uchida succeeds and is back into the game.
The segment is over and will continue next week. There are still 8 girls in the tournament. Who will be the eventual winner?
To finish off the show, we have a PV preview of SDN48’s debut single GAGAGA which is coming out next week.
And that is it. It was an enjoyable episode and a cool idea for members you never really take any notice to shine and show the viewers what they’re all about.