Dear Nogizaka, why are you so perfect?! How can you be so good to us fans all the time?! Be it yuri you deliver. Be it Danso you deliver. Be it good music, you always deliver and you always do it so well! Like, how can anyone ask for something more after this great episode that I like to think of as my Christmas present?! Seriously, with this I am so done with 2014! I am satisfied. Nothing can happen from now until Jan 2nd and I would still be satisfied! DAT Ikoma and Chiharu danso, that intense segment by Nanase, my dream of the comedians as a ship being delivered in the best package possible, that is Kazumin and Noujou…
Since a Nogizaka post without mentioning Senpai, that’s Manatsu-senpai to you, is a crime, I might as well…I am not sure if it’s my way of getting revenge on Minami for crushing on Miona these days but I am finding myself shipping Ikoma and Senpai quite a lot lately. I love the way Ikoma is always seems to be mean to her while in contrast Senpai is always nice to Ikoma. We all know the story of boys bullying girls. Also that one episode where they went on a date in Harajuku (I believe) was super cute the way Senpai was looking after Ikoma-kun in that Danso Bar!
Any way movie on…
It’s Christmas and super cold.
K: It sure is cold.
N: *Takes Kazumin’s hand*
N: Still cold?
Noujou takes their joined hands and pockets them
N: How about now?
K: A little bit
Noujou hugs Kazumin
N: This will warm you up.
N: I love you. I am the happiest person i nthe world when I am with you like this.
Noujou teases Kazumin about her embarrassment.
K: BTW, you are wrong.
N: Eh? What do you mean?
K: The one who is most happy when we are together is me!
What Kazumin didn’t know was that she was winking at Nanase!
I ship it!
And for the love of God, stop with the hands! You are killing me here!
Ah, that was great in so many ways. Firs of all is the hands of course! Nothing beats the hands! I love my hands and these two delivered in big bang proportions! Then there is the fact that it is these two!! Oh how I have been dying for any of the three Comedians to pair up! Not only that, their story was very good! Not too comedic and not too serious, just the right dose like you would expect from a couple on Christmas Eve out on the streets.
They definitely deserved the win! That’s right, these two won the competition and as I have said, I didn’t have any complaints. There is another segment I feel would have won had it been a different member playing the boy but more on that later…
For of all, thank you so very much Marika! Thank you! Finally, someone comes to their senses and chooses the boy to play the boy! Oh, how long I’ve been waiting for this moment! I am crying…
Seriously, look at him! All she did was put on clothes and glasses and voila, a boy is born! Like, all I see is red signs with the word DANGER flashing in my mind whenever I try to picture how Ikoma-kun would look like if she went all out and out on a wig and make-up! Yep, that’s a vision to grande for my brain to handle!
Any way, this segment by Marika is about her having a boyfriend who is so into books and laid back that he sometimes comes off as cold towards her. Always reading his books and not giving Marika any of his time. But even as boring as he is, he is still Marika’s boyfriend. So when Marika leaves him wit ha heavy heart to try and find something to do, which ironically turns out to be reading a book, when she gets back, the table has something that wasn’t there before.
Delicious Cake! And a present!
Marika asks what all that is about and with his face hidden behind his book in embarrassment, Ikoma-kun does the tsun-dere thing! Ahhhhh, so much win! This is probably the first and last Ikoma boy we will see this year so thank you again Marika! I wasn’t expecting Ikoma-kun to show up as a boy so when she did here, I was then expecting her to show up again later on…
Up next was Ikuchan’s story and who does she pick as her guy? Kazumin of course! You know, I am learning quite a bit about these members with these mini-dramas of theirs they do on these shows. For example with Marika, I learned that she likes the salty kind of guys and now with Ikuchan, it seems she has a thing for flawed guys! By that I mean that despite dating for some time, she was happy even as her boyfriend got the wrong presents for her, that is to say what he thought she liked, was the opposite.
And also Ikuchan is not as Angelic as she comes off as. I mean come-on, I know she said she wanted to try it out but giving yourself over as a present is just so Duex Ex Machina! I mean even poor Kazumin, despite knowing it’s only a delusion couldn’t help getting flustered when Ikuchan gave herself over to her like that!
She was super cute though as always, that Ikuchan. Can’t blame Kazumin for not handling the moe! ^^
Yeah, I was all going nuts thinking that we are finally going to get SHAKISM feels all over again so forgive my disappointment when Miona walked onto the scene! Yes, I know of Mionami, and if it weren’t for Ikoma-boy showing up earlier, I would have guessed Miona appearing as soon as I found out it was Minami’s segment. But Ikoma-kun happened and my mind was forced to switch gears!
Now not to say I didn’t enjoy Mionami, because I did and Miona reminds of Re-kun or when Rena plays Danso! If she had on a wig the battle would so be on! Those eyes, those cheek bones, they are so alike. only missing thing is the chin!
Any way Minami’s story goes that she deceived her teacher (Mio-kun? Mion-kun?) to spend Christmas time with her via tutoring. Like, first of all, what are they doing in school on Christmas? Any way, when Miona-sensei looks over Minami’s answers, she gets most of them right which raises suspicion!
Gets me every time!
Any way it turns out that Minami lied to her teacher because she wanted to spent Christmas with him (again, what are you doing in school on Christmas?!!). But of course Miona-sensei turns down Minami’s confession. They are student and teacher and that relationship won’t work.
Once Mnami graduates, what will their relationship be?
SONO KOTAE WA….WAKARU DA YO NE?!
We seriously need a horror movie with Miona in it! or better yet, let her be in MG4 as the new dangerous food following Gekikara and Miso!
It was also great seeing Ikoma-kun going from laughing at Miona’s boy persona to melting over Minami’s cuteness! I really miss my MinRina T-T
It’s a sweater just like the one Kaichou is wearing and Yumi is hesitant in accepting it because people might think that they are a couple.
Shiraishi-sama asks if it is so bad they they think of them that way. He says he doesn’t mind.
I said stop with the hands >.<
Ahh Yumi-chan. She can be really cute and it is nice to see from time to time. You would think she would be more boyish with her hair cut that short but she actually turned cuter than before! Me likey. Also Mai wasn’t so bad. I only wish that at least the girls with long hair would put on wigs. I mean I am not tunnel vision. I am all for Danso but with hair that long and did in a girly way kind of takes away the Danso effect. Then again, it also amplifies the yuri effect so…
Danso Wars Episode II: Chiharu Strikes back!
Seriously, what’s with that girl!?! And why is she only showing up in Senbatsu now?! Oh well, better late that never, am I right? And Ikoma-kun, what’s wit the elevator? You told me you have never watched Code Blue!! I don’t believe you! and of course being an Otaku that she is, she had to go for the Kabe-don, huh? She has already been kabe-don’ed twice in the same month by Danso boys! Not good for your health Ikoma-kun!
And finally, as if saving best for last, in comes Nanase’s segment. I don’t know about anyone but I was really taken by this segment. it was like I was watching a scene out of a movie! That moment where Nanase-senpai found out that she was the one Noujou was referring to as he described the girl he has a crush on was just so intense. What happened after even more so when the joke seemed to turn into something way too serious for Nanase-senpai’s liking.
As she gets up to leave thinking that she was being made fun of, Noujou stops her and tells her that he was being serious! He says he loves her. And of course the way he stopped her by holding her hand was the killer blow to the already wounded me!
Seriously, I need to find a cure for my deadly fetish with couples holding hands! And of course they went and did the whole thing all over again afterwards!?!! What are you trying to do Nanase, kill me?!
Yeah, this was the challenge to the Kazumin x Noujou one I was talking about at the beginning. Even though Noujou tried her best to be serious here, she is just not made to play serious roles so her acting kind of clashed with Nanase’s which is the reason I believe this lost to Kazumin’s. If it had been someone else like Mai or Chiharu, there wouldn’t have been any competition. But, beggars can’t be choosers and really, I loved it non the less so all is good.
And there you have it people! Nogizaka gives us the best Christmas present this year! Yes, I know the Mayuki Wedding happened but it was so months ago so it doesn’t count. Nogizaka wins this round. Maybe AKB or SKE will strike back for New years, who knows. I am pretty sure we won’t be getting anything from NMB though. If we do, that will be the surprise of the year!
Any way, happy holidays and Merry Christmas, in case I don’t see you. But I will be here. Only think is that I am working on Christmas so…