So, as every year’s norm, this year too we get a Halloween episode from Nogizaka where they cosplay for my favourite holiday. This time they even kick things up into high gear by pairing the girls up and you know what that means dear Readers – Ships incoming! And so the couple start pouring out including some fan-canon ones like Yumi/Reika and MaMai/MisaMisa. Just as I am wondering who Ikoma-kun is gonna be paired up with, and I just know she is going to do Danso because no one loves Danso like she does, hoping that it could me Minami-chan or Miona and I have to do thins until the very last couple(?) because she came up the last.
And do you know what those guys decided to do? They went and broke the rules by placing Ikoma-kun in a triangle with none other than the mentioned choices I had for her! You can imagine my heart’s condition when I first saw that logo with the three of them together. I just knew I was in for a world of sweet pain. But I thought I was ready! I mean surely they can’t do something like making Ikoma a guy with Minami-chan or Hocchan as a girl and the three in a triangle, surely..Well, I was wrong…
First, we have these three pairs that don’t make sense at all (to us shippers anyway). Well, maybe there is those that actually do ship them, you never know. It is a wide fanbase! Now while the members themselves are questionable, that doesn’t mean the characters they are cosplaying don’t make sense either. They do! Some are a kind of fetish with a taste of the forbidden, like that
Sayuri Miko x Manatsu Nun/Sister pair! I don’t know about you all but I just found a new fetish. In fact I am going fic hunting right after I post this! A Miko and a Nun getting it on? There is surely a doujin or at least fics of this somewhere! There has to be!
Then of course
Kazumi Gunslinger Girl and Chiharu Maiden in Distress also make sense in the world of ships! A hero and a Maiden in distress? Not only fics make use of this but even real stories all are slaves to this trope! I could cook up a fic of this in little of an hour and people would be all over it!
Then there’s of course Arch-nemesis
Manami Shinsengumi and Nanase Kunoichi! A swordsman and a Ninja? You couldn’t find any more badass enemies if you tried! Someone needs to fill them in on a little truth of them both using sharp and cutting objects as their weapons of choice. Then again, to them there’s a world of difference between long swords and short swords!
And dear Lord those net-covered legs of Nanase’s >.< No wonder this pair won the prize for best dress. No one can resist those legs.
The real fun though truly began when
Reika The Cheerleader and Yumi The Um…Cheerleader (?) took the stage! Yumi-kun of course killed it with no hope of survival! Reika and pig tails was a rib-cracking choice too but while Yumi was fabulous as always, I was kind of disappoint! I mean come-on you two! You got the chance to come up together, seems even the show-runners are shippers so they gave you this chance and put you together and yet, this is all you could bring to the table?!
I ma disappoint!
Come on, give us something with more…I dunno, spice! You are considered the Master Ship and yet not even a lick of yuri at all! I can’t believe they used the word LOVE and yet I felt nothing in my yuri-hardened heart at all! Truly disappoint –_-
DAT Yumi-kun is still delicious tho >.<
But fear not my comrades, for
MisaMisaThe Werewolf (Big Bad Wolf) and MaiMaiLittle Red Riding Hood are here to save the day!
The Wolf: Is it okay to eat you?
LRRH: If it’s you, then it’s okay to eat me!
Yo, Yo, YO! Slow down! What did you mean by that you two! MaiMai, I thought you were supposed to be the purest of them al!!! I mean okay, maybe you did not know what the Big Bad actually meant but still! You can’t just blindly agree like that?! Whichever way the Big bad meant, neither choice is really that agreeable to! You…You bad bad girls >.<
Like, how can I not ship these two?! Ha, stop me if you can! These two totally stole the dialogue of the day!
And of course the best for last because that’s what the wise ones do! Princess Minami walks on stage flanked by her servants Ikoma the butler and Hori the Maid! You know my insides were on fire and my face melting at this point! I was bubbling words that have never made it into the human language! I mean come on people, that Ikoma in a Butler get up, a get-up that if you remember our very own Rena-sama already wore! But while Rena-sama wore a wig, here Ikoma-kun went au natural which is even better!
But that wasn’t the best part of course, for that honour was reserved for the fact that these three, Ikoma-kun, Hocchan and Minami-chwan were together! That fact there is a 100% sure bet for WIN! Even better, yes, even better, it was a triangle! The Butler and the Maid, OMG, a Butler and a Maid!! Let’s wrap our minds on that WIN of a fact as well! Seriously, this whole thing was just instant K.O! I had no chance from the moment I saw that logo with the three of them as cast! But of course the nail wasn’t in deep enough already for we got the Hocchan and Ikoma-kun fighting over Minami!
Like, am I even dreaming or what!?! Seriously you know me and how I ship these two! SHAKISM is still my favourite Nogizaka PV and Ikoma-kun and Minami’s characters in there are still my favourite Nogizaka couple! Nay, even outside of that PV they are still my fav couple! That PV totally nailed the point home that was seeded by GuruGuru Curtain!
I am still waiting for Hocchan and Ikoma-kun to be shipped in a PV too and hopefully I won’t have to wait long but I have this feeling that Minami-chan is the next Next New Centre and if she is, then of course Ikoma-kun is going to be the best choice for I don’t see them making a shipper PV and pairing her up with either Mai or Manami (because let’s be honest, those two will always be Nos 2 and 3)!
Then again the Centre Centre might be Reikaa or even Yumi and then we will be in for a world of trouble because then we will have an impending Reika/Yumi, that is if Management have gotten over their inner Yumi/Nanase shipper selves!
Any way going back to the tpoic at hand, it was funny seeing Hocchan trying to be mean to Ikoma-kun as she fought back for minami-chan’s love only to fail miserably because HA! Your love for Ikoma-kun is as plain as day to see Hocchan! Nice try! But even without that little fact, Butler Ikoma already had this in the bag. Let’s count…
Ikoma-kun walks in right next to Minami-chwan.
Butler1 : 0 Maid
Ikoma-kun and Minami-chwan even blink at the same time!
Butler 2 : 0 Maid!
Even the Cameraman ships Ikoma-kun and Minami-chwan!
Butler 3 : 0 Maid!
Maid Hocchan being a girl would make her bedding Minami-chwan Super GAY, while Ikoma-kun not so much since she would be a guy!
Butler 3 : 1 Maid!
Like, do I even need to spell out how freakishly happy I am right now?! Me think not!