Been awhile since I updated the blog. Very late, but time for the latest Naniwa Nadeshiko. Episode 20 features NMB48 members Yamamoto Sayaka (Sayanee), Watanabe Miyuki (Miruki), Yamada Nana (Nana), Fukumoto Aina (Ai-nyan), Jo Eriko (Jou), Yagura Fuuko (Fuuchan) and newcomer to the show Okita Ayaka (A~pon).
This week’s episode is a sports field day episode. The first event for the girls is the 50 meter dash. We get the opening introductions with Sayanee imitating Usain Bolt and Nana copying Ai-nyan’s signature move. The race begins and we get a photo finish with Ai-nyan barely beating out A~pon and Miruki finishing in 3rd.
The second event has the girls seeing how far the girls can jump with a box with a slice of strawberry shortcake inside it. If the slice tips over after the jump, the girl is disqualified. Miruki sets the benchmark first with an 80cm jump. Fuuchan follows with a 1m40cm jump and A~pon with a 1m60cm jump. Jou and Sayanee get DQ’d for having their cake tip over. Nana gets DQ’d for going over the foul line and having her cake flip over. And Ai-nyan completes a 1m99cm jump, which is nullified by her cake tipping over. And the third event, some sort of cleaning race, is quickly run through. After three events, Ai-nyan has the lead.
The final event is a 400m relay race between Sayanee’s team and Nana’s team. Because Nana’s team is short one member, the 4th member of her team ends up being Naoki-san, the host. He ends up being the difference as he ends up giving Nana’s team a huge lead, which leads to the victory.
After this race, the two with the most points are our co-MVP’s: A~pon and Fuuchan. Overall, a fun, athletic episode.
The word going around is that Naniwa Nadeshiko will be ending after 3-4 more episodes. So I’m a bit sad hearing that, especially considering Naniwa Nadeshiko is easily my favorite ***48 show on right now. Hopefully, if this show ends, there will be another awesome NMB48 show to take its place. Until next week.