This week’s AKBingo is a continuation from last week – a championship tournament to crown a new regular on the show from AKB48 members that have made the least appearances on the show. There’s a quick recap of why the tournament is happening. The usual AKBingo regulars are in the stands. The girls participating in the tournament are:
Sayaka Nakaya, Kana Kobayashi, Natsuki Sato, Mariya Suzuki, Rina Chikano, Mayumi Uchida, Miku Tanabe, Tomomi Nakatsuka, Misato Nonaka and Sakiko Matsui
See the previous episode’ summary for the tournament rules and the games that are played. When last week’s episode finished we had already lost Natsuki Sato and Tomomi Nakatsuka out of the 10 members and now we continue the musical chairs round. Who out of the 8 girls left will win the tournament? Find out below!
After a tussle over a chair with Chikano, Mariya Suzuki is deemed to be out. Chiyuu to chosen to ber opponent in an arse bumping contest. Chiyuu hasn’t got the best of records in this contest having been bested by Jurina in an episode during April 2010 so she isn’t happy doing this at all! Both girls are on a small platform with Chiyuu trying to outpsych Mariya but its to no avail as she’s bumped off the platform and loses. Mariya is back in the game.
Matsui Sakiko is the next eliminated and she picks the kanji writing battle game. Her opponent is Mocchi. The radical given is ninben (person). Both girls get 7 words correct so as its a tie there’s only 1 way to settle it – a round of janken! Mocchi wins so Sakiko is out of the tournament and we are down to 7 girls. 3 more need to be downed before the next stage is introduced.
Mayumi Uchida is out when the musical chairs game resumes. Yuko is her opponent so she decides on the 10,000 Step Calculation battle. The idea of the game is in 30 seconds they have simulate taking as many steps as possible with their legs (if I’m wrong with the game description please correct me). You can do this slowly or in the case of Mayumi and Yuko you can act like a complete spaz! A device attached to their heads will record the data. The result finds Mayumi with 397 but Yuko has done better with 493. Mayumi is gone.
With 6 girls left, who’s next for the chop? Misato Nonaka is eliminated and will face Shizuka Ooya in a costume battle game. The aim is to fit as many clothes as you can on yourself in 30 seconds. In a very tight contest, Ooya wins 5-4 so Nonaka is out. The girls are being eliminated very quickly in this episode.
Only 1 more girl needs to be out before the 2nd stage. Mariya is unfortunately eliminated for the 2nd time in this episode. She elects to go for the arse bumping contest but has she bitten off more than she can chew as her opponent is none other than the tenancious Miichan. It proves to be true as Mariya is powered off the platform. Oh crap, I really wanted Mariya to win!
That is it for the musical chairs stage and the 2nd stage can begin. The final 4 are Kana Kobayashi, Miku Tanabe, Rina Chikano and Sayaka Nakaya. This stage is a Loud Voice battle. Each of the 4 girls needs to shout a designated phrase into a microphone which records the decibels made by them. Takamina demonstrates how it works. Only 2 of the girls can go through. Up first is Miku Tanabe who records a 98.3, Nakaya gets 101.3, Chikano an impressive 102.2 and lastly Kana with 99.9. Kana and Miku are eliminated so we’re down to the final 2 girls.
The 3rd and final stage which will crown a new regular on the show is a water janken battle. This game involves a bowl of water placed in the middle of a table with both contestants sitting down and facing each other. If somebody wins their janken round they can throw the water at their opponent but they do have a sheet of plastic which they can pull up to protect themselves from getting wet. The girl that gets wet loses. A demonstration sees Ooya get drenched by Sata!! The final battle begins and in the first round sees both pulling their plastic sheets up. The 2nd round sees Chikano win but Nakaya pulls her sheet before Chikano can throw her water. The 3rd round sees the same result but the 4th sees Chikano proving too quick for Nakaya and she gets drenched. The tournament is over and we have a winner – Rina Chikano!! Well done!!
With the episode drawing to a close, we have a double PV preview of Chance no Juban and the coupling song Yoyaku Shita Christmas. I really like the coupling song a lot. Another great episode but I swear I saw a preview of Takamina doing the Russian Roulette game but I never saw it in this episode though.
Next week’s episode has another yankii battle between Yuko and Takamina.