Girl Gets Abused on Game Show
Hosts that lift up girl’s skirts, that drop-kick a petite girl to the ground, that make fun of one of the bigger girl’s weight. That’s what you can expect from the Mechaike episode that aired a few nights ago and featured some of our favorite idol groups like Berryz Kobo, S/mileage, SDN48 and a bunch of other flops.
Now let me get this out-of-the-way. I have a clear understanding of how Japan humor and culture works(roughly anyway) and while some of the stuff in the show was genuinely funny, I felt that some of it, while not crossing the line for the Japanese culture, was a bit too much for me and it started to get evident on the girl’s faces.
The idea of the show was to reunite a ton of idol groups into one show where they would compete for(what I think anyway) a chance to promote their song live at the end of the show~ Since SND48 won, they performed, but their agency probably just payed for them to perform, since they have those kinds of resources~
The first part of the show has the girls arriving into the set, along with clips of them arriving to the studio/the airport arrival scene. Here we see a certain group looking like they just arrived straight from idol training hell.
Other groups almost pass by thinking that the hosts were some fans(oh, those unpopular idol groups~), some get interviewed and we do see a lot of the leaders taking charge of talking, which makes our H!OP leaders terribly generic and uninteresting. The most eye-catching part is definitely when Berryz Kobo arrive though.
The biggest insult to most of us is probably when the hosts(and a large crowd of people tbh) called out Maasa for being “fat”. I haven’t come upon a video with any subs, but it’s pretty evident that Maasa is tots uncomfortable. You can totally see in her face how awkward this is for her and at one point she looks on the verge of tears.
Momoko seems to have supported her, but this was just way too much in my opinion. It’s not like Maasa is even a “fat” person. We all know her as one of the girls in H!P with a bigger build and while she is pudgier than the rest, an idol’s weight should never be a topic to talk about, especially in front of all your peers and a ton of strangers. Rude and punishable.
An ongoing gag in the show is Momoko doing some of that typical Sayu-esque “I’m cuter than you and I must let everyone know this” posing stuff that get’s her kicked(and drop-kicked) various times throughout the show. This gets her dragged on the floor twice and thrown into a ton of flour. W/e, she knew she was going to get pwned so in a way she deserves it though I can’t help but see a bit of regret in her after the first few times.
Oh and let’s not forget that nasty, old, greasy, monkey-looking guy who’s been hosting Japanese shows since he was 12 totally lifting up one of the idols skirts~ I don’t care how “AV” or mature the chick is, that’s just nasty. She didn’t seem to affected by it, so I guess it wasn’t a big deal. It just reminds me how perverted Japanese men are~
The second part of the show features the first game of the show which has one idol from each group dashing for their lives to be the first to catch a flag in the middle of a huge pile of Styrofoam. Things get pretty intense and we see Fukuda Kanon hanging on to that flag with her life. Berryz fails to land a win, but one of the new S/mileage sub-members(whose names I won’t bother to learn until Tsunku makes them official members) does land an epic and flawless win!
Oh and more idol ass in the air and such~
The third part has another game: high jump! It’s not too high, ofc and is pretty fun to watch. Another S/mileage sub-member owns it the first time, but fails the second, while Kumai Yurina, who is always put into these athletic events but has yet to ever impress me even once(no seriously, she’s so bad at everything, she’d probably own at basketball though), fails miserably and leads to Momoko getting pulled offstage by one of the hosts who has one of them perverted pedo faces.
She asked for it~
The third game starts now, which has the girls sumo wrestling in a ring which is surrounded by a ton of flour. Pretty much whoever loses is going to get covered in flour. I would not let myself fall into that, but to most of the girls it’s not really a big deal. o:
Kanon is chosen to represent S/mileage and just look at that stare of determination. She ends up losing, but it’s a win in my book as she takes part in the most physical game in the show. Wada and Yuuka of course didn’t participate at all. Which of the two is more boring? Oh right, Dawa. I bet Saki would have sumo’d…
At one point a 14-year-old nobody is faced against an 18-year-old nobody. 14 wins and out of pure jellyness, 18 pushes 14 as she celebrates. Of course, bad-ass 14 pushes 18 back and old bitch stays on the floor. My respect for 14. I think the show should have better pitted members against each other according to age since facing Momoko against a 26-year-old granny isn’t too fair.
Momoko loses that match and leads to her final owned moment where she is dragged into the flour by pedo-san and then once again dragged out of the stage, this time by her shirt. That’s going overboard for me though and I don’t find it too funny, though by the way Momoko fell into the flour(she could have very well landed standing up), Momoko is just an attention whore.
The final video just had the rest of the matches, with some high-pitched chick from SDN48 winning, along with all of the girls crying with flour covered faces. Some fake, some for real~ SDN48 performs that god awful MIN・MIN・MIN song with those atrocious bug outfits.
Overall the show was pretty fun and while I’m never going to find addressing Maasa’s weight funny, the show is very entertaining, especially seeing the idols interact and the small rivalries that form~
NEEDS MOAR MOMUSU THOUGH.