My Pure·Reminiscing – Jo in Naniwa Nadeshiko

With NMB48 Team M ace Jo Eriko’s (Jo) graduation nearing, I decided to look back at the 1st show which really exposed me to Jo. Of course, that show would be Naniwa Nadeshiko. I had forgotten how much I loved the show and Jo was definitely a key part in how amazing the show would be. She made her first appearance in episode 11 and from then on, her bubbly personality and her lovely smile melted my heart. There were a lot of great Jo moments during Naniwa Nadeshiko, but two episodes really stand out to me for Jo.

The first episode would be my favorite episode of the entire show: the moe-inducing episode 18. Simply Jo at her sweetest and cutest. The second episode that stands out for Jo would be the 24th and final episode. The NanaJou manzai. Just pure awesomeness. (Makes me wonder why Jo hasn’t really been used for the manzai skits at the end of Geinin! episodes) In the end, the final MVP of Naniwa Nadeshiko was Jo and it certainly was well deserved. To me, she made the final episode.

Of course, I was hoping Jo would be around for the second season of Naniwa Nadeshiko. (I really think a second season will happen. Gotta believe!) But as she graduates from NMB48, I’m just thankful she was around for the first season. And she definitely left a lasting impression on me. *sigh* I’m going to miss you, Jo.

More Jo in Naniwa Nadeshiko pics after the jump.

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My Pure·NMB48 Blog Challenge: Question 11

Back to my NMB48 Blog Challenge.

11. What is your favorite NMB48 TV show?

Anyone who’s read my blog probably knows my answer: Naniwa Nadeshiko. Honestly, it was the perfect show to get me to love NMB48 and I think it’s a show that anyone mildly interested in NMB48 should watch. Learned so much about the group members and I loved every second of the 24 episodes of the show. I really miss the show so much.

One screenshot per episode after the jump.

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My Pure·Love – A Look Back at Naniwa Nadeshiko Part 3a

There’s an old expression that goes “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” If that’s the case, then NMB48 and Naniwa Nadeshiko definitely have a hold on my heart. No other ***48 TV show makes me hungrier after watching it than Naniwa Nadeshiko. The food always looks delicious and the girls seem to love to eat great food any chance they get. After the jump is simply a food photo spam of food shown on the series’ first 11 episodes. Probably will do the same with episodes 12-22 later. Enjoy.

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My Pure·Love – A Look Back at Naniwa Nadeshiko Part 2

I decided to go back and watch the very first episode of Naniwa Nadeshiko (aired on July 12th, 2011). I thought back to then, almost a week before NMB48’s first single was released, when I watched it for the first time. Things have changed since then. I guess this post will be a look back at watching the 1st episode of what would become my favorite ***48 TV show.

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My Pure·Love – A Look Back at Naniwa Nadeshiko Part 1

It looks at though next week’s episode of Naniwa Nadeshiko could very well be the last episode of the series. It’s a shame that the series is ending so soon because Naniwa Nadeshiko is easily my favorite ***48 show, the one show I watched weekly without fail.

I’ve said that Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo introduced me to NMB48 and Naniwa Nadeshiko made me a fan. Just like the group has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 5 months, I’ve grown into a NMB fan, falling in love with this group. The show helped me remember the girls and realize how awesome and cool they really are. Even as my AKB fandom following seems to be fading, my NMB fandom following seems to get stronger and stronger as time goes on and I have to thank Naniwa Nadeshiko as the real catalyst in helping me find my favorite ***48 group.

I’m not sure how this will work, but I’m planning on just writing a few posts on the show. I felt compelled to look back at the older episodes and it was just nostalgic. I want to write about that feeling of how much Naniwa Nadeshiko and NMB48 mean to me. Whether it’s statistics, classic Naniwa Nadeshiko memories, or just more praise for the show like crazy, I’ll write whatever is on my mind for the next few days. Here is a look at which NMB members appeared on what episodes and how many episodes each member appeared in. Looking back, it’s sad that Shinohara Kanna (Kanchiru) was the lone current Team N member to never appear on the show. Also, I realized that I really, really miss Yoshida Akari (Akarin).

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My Pure·Viewing of Naniwa Nadeshiko Episode 20

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).

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My Pure·Viewing of Naniwa Nadeshiko Episode 18

My favorite episode of Naniwa Nadeshiko so far. Moé, cosplay, awesome. This week’s episode features Team N members Yamamoto Sayaka (Sayaka), Watanabe Miyuki (Miruki), Yamada Nana (Nana), Fukumoto Aina (Ai-nyan), Shiroma Miru (Mirurun), and Kinoshita Haruna (Haru) along with KKS Jo Eriko (Jou) and Kinoshita Momoka (Kinoshita).

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My Pure·Viewing of Naniwa Nadeshiko Episode 13

Another episode of Naniwa Nadeshiko and I thought this week’s was on the best episodes so far. This week’s episode features NMB48 Team N members Yamamoto Sayaka (Sayaka), Kadowaki Kanako (Kanakichi), Shiroma Miru (Mirurun), Kinoshita Haruna (Haru), and Fukumoto Aina (Ai-nyan). Joining them are 2nd Gen KKS Jo Eriko (Jou) and Murakami Ayaka (Ayachan).

This time is a general knowledge battle. Let’s see how smart (or not smart) these girls are.

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My Pure·Viewing of Naniwa Nadeshiko Episode 12

Looks Naniwa Nadeshiko will start airing on Wednesdays instead of Tuesday. Oh well, as long as I get my sweet Naniwa Nadeshiko, I’m good. This week’s episode features NMB48 Team N members Yamamoto Sayaka (Sayaka), Watanabe Miyuki (Miruki), Yamada Nana (Nana), Ogasawara Mayu (Maachun), Kondo Rina (Riichan), and Fukumoto Aina (Ai-nyan) along with 2nd Gen KKS Jo Eriko (Jou) and Yagura Fuuko (Fuuchan).

This week’s episode is a bowling for food challenge at ROUND1.

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