I am pretty sure I have mentioned it here and there before but just so you all know I am a great shipper of Ikomiona. That is Nogizaka46’s Ikoma Rina and Hori Miona. Just to get it out of the way, Ikoma is 1st Gen, Face of Nogizaka as well as the first Centre. She is 18yrs old as we speak. Hori Miona is 2nd Gen, the Centre of the 7th single Baretta/Barette and the Ace of 2nd Gen of members too. She is 17 years old at the time of typing.
Now with that quick intro out of the way, and I am sure you know that Ikoma is now in an exchange programme btn Nogizaka and AKB48 Team B a la the shuffles, let’s get to how cute these two are together.
And before I touch upon the caps above, I wish to point you to this post Hocchan posted about Ikoma-kun’s mix in with AKB48 where she calls Ikoma her precious! That’s right, her precious!
I mean I have been into them for a while as I picked up vibes about them from Nogizakatte Doko and Nogibingo where it seemed like Ikoma was actually a great support for Miona but I figured that might have been PR, for show, but it seems that wasn’t the case.
Proof that I wasn’t chasing waters first came in the form of that blog post from Hocchan (as Ikoma-kun calls her) of course but then today, I stumble upon this episode that…Interestingly it aired all the way back in December, 3rd to be exact, yet H!O did not, and still doesn’t have it! I guess they don’t have everything after all.
Anyway, in this episode of R no Housoku, Nogizaka were the guests and I got to learn a really important fact about this ship. First of all, before we even got to the juicy info, I was already melting at their cuteness. Hori was asked if there was a member she was scared of…this was her face after she says no…
She was probably going – O man, I screwed up! How boring! I should have said something more interesting. But before her soul gem gets filled with despair, Ikoma-kun’s voice floats in from the heavens like the pull of the grief seed eating away the darkness and into Hocchan’s ear.
Like…How cute is that?! Seriously!?! You should have seen the look on Miona’s face upon hearing it! Jesus! And so we got that lovely scene you saw in the first caps. Well get this…
These two are so close now that every time they meet Ikoma greets Hori with a squeeze of her butt!
Yeah, let it sink in…
And no, it’s not harassment. Miona does not not like it so it is not harassment. I am still not too great with Japanese but I am pretty sure she said that she lets Ikoma-kun do it. And apparently her butt is so awesome Ikoma squeezes it every time they meet in greeting.
Yeah, I too am questioning what I am typing right now but it is the truth! And that precious look Ikoma-kun sent Hori-chan’s way towards the end >.< And then as if feeling Ikoma-kun’s gaze on her, Hocchan looks towards Ikoma as well as if there wasn’t two members sitting between them!
Yep, I am already a first class passenger on this cruise baby!
Have some gifs of these lovely precious…