Been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts. NMB48 After School. Lesson 49 features NMB48 members Yamada Nana (Nana), Kishino Rika (Rika-nyan), and Okita Ayaka (A~pon). In this episode, the girls visit the Kinoshita Circus.
The girls start off by the episode by trying to work with the trapeze. There was little doubt in my mind that we would see the scared Nana here and as soon as she was released from the trapeze, she fell to the ground in fear instantly. Might be mean, but Nana’s scared reactions are so cute and priceless. A~pon doesn’t have much better luck, needing help to get down from the trapeze. Rika-nyan easily does the best of the three, able to attempt a jump from the trapeze successfully. She is then given the opportunity to perform a trapeze jump during the actual Kinoshita Circus show.
Before the show starts, the girls get to meet some of the circus clowns and animals that perform. A`pon even gets a chance to massage and pet the giraffe. The girls even get to warm up and play around with the crowd before the main event starts.
And we get to Rika-nyan’s trapeze jump attempt. Rika-nyan climbs up to the platform and jumps off holding on to the trapeze, but is unable to get the courage to release jump to the hands of another trapeze artist. I honestly think it’s brave of her to even to try to do the jump. I would have been to scared to even climb up to the platform. Rika-nyan gets some consoling from Nana, A~pon, and the trapeze artist trainer. I really felt this whole episode really showed up Rika-nyan shining and it really made me appreciate how awesome she is. She really was great during the entire episode.
Rika-nyan, good job!