Okay, I was ready to forget about the best season were this one to go for a completely new cast but the story being a complete reboot of the first season (the best one too! Who reboots a good project? Why fix what ain’t broken?), seriously, from what I have seen in the trailer some scenes look like they were pulled right out of the first season! How am I supposed to forget about the first season then? All this is going to make people is to compare the two that much more! And of course I am not impervious to this so I will be doing just that as I list the characters for this 4th season, which is more like the first season all over again. Is this all the poor Next gen are going to be getting? Scraps of the Old/Current Gen? Poor girls! Rena was completely right in face-palming!
That being said though, I can’t help but actually look forward to this. There’s is no denying that some girls make you wonder what they can do, especially poor Sakura-tan with a lot against her! I guess the more eyes you have on you the more hate you build up. Now I am worried about Yukirin finally getting to Centre. Will she gamer this much hate as well? I mean you wouldn’t have thought it just months ago that Sakura would be this much hated. But forget all that, let’s get on with what Majisuka 4 has in store for us so far in terms of roles…
Kicking things off of course we start with the Heroine. Yes, I am aware that they refer to them as W-Centre but then AtsuYuko were W-Centre without being labelled as such and even though I would totally fall off my chair laughing at Yasusu were he to draw that inevitable final match because he can’t bare the thought of his Salt losing, Sakura is the lead in this! She’s already claimed most of the trailer time and the drama is basically about her story as the transfer student a la the first season and Acchan so this WCentre shenanigans is kind of meaningless.
Any way I LOL’d when those guys in the studio watched as Sakura-tan (Miyawaki Sakura) was revealed to be the lead Sakura, oh sorry, was that one of the leads? Any way they didn’t think she would be the lead as many others did to the point of some bashing her for the role but really, it isn’t that surprising! Sakura is the force to be reckoned with! And just to get it out there, Sashiko has nothing to do with Sakura’s shining! Sakura was already slaying before even Sasshi was sent to HKT and really, she is more focused on promoting other members like the loli duo than she has ever done for Sakura, not that Sakura needed it.
As for me? Well, I am not sure what is going on, whether Management are trying to redeem themselves for the way they treated Yukirin by pouring the love they would have her into Sakura, I don’t care! Even if it’s just one of them I am very okay with this! Better Sakura than none of them! Seriously though, she was just made Double Centre with Mayuyu for the last single and now she is the lead for the drama (with Paruru)?! I wonder if this was actually Yasusu’s idea for the Double Centre for the last single instead of MayuSakura! I heard there was trouble deciding the line-up for that single, I wonder if this had something to do with it – The idea that ParuSaku should have been the Centers but then where would that have left Mayu the Face of the 48G? Ahhh the drama!
Sakura-tan is the Amazing Spidey to Acchan Toby’s Spiderman, whatever way you think of those two Spidey’s to whoever watched the movies. She of course has experience in acting from when she was little of course in Lion King play to those two short HKT dramas. She was really good in those, wasn’t she? Yeah, I have to watch this now! I will try my best to forget about the first season as I watch this, even though it will be hard, what with the scenes being the same every other minute.
Any way, I am super okay with this lead choice. From all the Next gen whatever Sakura was the one for me. I can’t wait to see what darkness lies within.
Paruru (Shimazaki Haruka) plays the Protagonist I guess or are there two Antagonists dear Yasusu? Yes, there is a Yabakune version in this (more on that later) which is supposed to be the rival and thus the Big Bad of the story but we all know how that went in the first season, don’t we? So I am inclined to believe that Rappappa (lead by Paruru) is the big bad and the final fight will be between
Acchan Sakura and Yuko Salt! We didn’t get that in season one because Yuko was too sick so what will be your excuse this time Yasusu? Ok wait, I hears something about Oaruru fighting Asthma but then again that was Paruru not Salt, her character name being used. Yep, Salt is the leader of Rappappa and thus the Yuko reboot.
I have to admit, she looks good! And while S3 was super cringe worthy to the point that I have yet to watch it in its entirety, I remember watching one of those short horror stories that Japan releases on TV starring young famous idols, and I actually thought Paruru was great in it. Her level was way above that of MG3. But then again, maybe it’s more on the Director than the Actor? I mean it’s not secret that a great Director would make an Oscar winner out of a previously shoddy actor! So…But then again, TV Tokyo is no longer in charge of Majisuka Gakuen so maybe the Directors changed? Not that Broadcast Stations and Directors have anything to do with one another. Not gonna bother looking that up though…
Back to Paruru, we all know there is more to her than that salty exterior. The members know it, they have even made made of inner Paruru that one time with Yuko, Sasshi, Yukirin MC if you remember it. She is the right act for the right time kind of person in that she will put in as much effort as that moment in time demands so I am looking forward to her playing a Badass!
Also because she looks really good. Oh, I said that already, didn’t I?
You know the first thing that ashamedly popped into my mind as this cast was being revealed, especially during the Rappappa?
So, this is the difference between Current and Next Gen…
It also made me realise that chances of me staying with AKB after all Current gen leave are less than 5%! Looks like my graduations is pending as well. All on you Yukirin, all on you.
Any way looks like Salt doesn’t have her own Sado, actually a lot of spots from the first season are missing! I hope this is where things are going to change up from the first season. Maybe we will be getting a Sado equivalent during the series when Salt meets that someone she would trust with her life instead of it being already established like in the first series.
There is no Sado but it is clear who the next in command is and that is Yuihan’s (Yokoyama Yui) Otabe. Yes, she kept her name from the 2nd season. Actually it’s not only that but she also kept her uniform despite the fact that it has changed. knowing this, it is kind of hard to swallow that they demoted her to a mere member when she was the New Leader. Then again that Rappappa wasn’t the original Rappappa, it was the Maeda Rappappa so…But then why keep the name and uniform? Are you that lazy Yasusu?! So, why did I think she was replacing Shibuya? Well, from the power standing (Not the physical power but the other kind) Shibuya was next in line after Sado. It is why she was constantly butting heads with Sado. Not to mention that betrayal in S2. So I figured Otabe would be the Shibuya of this reboot.
The other three Queens are Annin’s (Iriyama Anna) Yoga, Ricchan’s (Kawaei Rina) Bakamono and Yuria-peace’s (Kizaki Yuria) Magic. Yoga as the new Black-san is obvious. She is described as being mysterious for starters. That alone is enough. Though I think they meant to name her Dhalsim instead. Bakamono would be Gekikara because she is apparently monstrously strong. All brawn and no brains and while Gekikara wasn’t stupid in any stretch of the word, the way she fought was monstrous too. I can’t wait to see if Bakamono will be going mad as well. But ion the other hand, the way she has tantrums reminds me of Shibuya but then again, Gekikara used to fight anything and anyone too so…This brings us to the last of the Queens, Magic. The only one left of the original Queens is Torigoya and what would you call her transformation anything other than magic? Will Magic be transforming as well? We will just have to wait and see I guess.
And so, there you have your Rappappa. They even kept the name for crying out loud, why Yasusu?! We are trying to look forward to this show with a fresh mind and yet you can’t even let us! Of course I am going to me thinking of the original Rappappa whenever someone mentions them in the show! I am going to be comparing them non-stop! I am trying not to but you are forcing me with re-using the same concept as before! God, the old cast are still even here!!!
Oh well, I will just have to suffer through it when it hits because I want to see Sakura-tan’s dark-side awakening not to mention a few other interesting characters to watch out for like…
OMG YES! NMB Kitaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Okay, forget about the recycled plot and everything else, NMB making it into Majisuka is sure reason to watch this thing!! Antonioooooooooooooooo! Badass Sayanee (Yamamoto Sayaka) is badass! Right on character for Milky’s (Watanabe Miyuki) Koby is right on character! It’s like her real character is embodied in Koby! Like, did you see how so professional she was when playing the S&M game on Nao? Sure she thinks it’s not like her but sorry Milky, that is so you! We know your inner demons! Speaking Nao…
I swear if she had just kissed Nao in this scene I will lose my mind! Actually we haven’t gotten any yuri vibes so far so maybe this is it? What if Nao (Or whatever her character name is) is actually in that kind of relationship with Koby? Think Shibuya and Dansu’s relationship but with Milky in the equation! Dis is gonna be gud guys!
And it’s not just Koby! Tsurishi and K.Y are promising to be super gay for Antonio! OMG, is Gekioko the gay school?!! And don’t get me started on the possibilities of Antonio/Koby! They just have that vibe where Antonio will kick the living day lights out of anyone who would dare hurt Koby even though Koby seems capable of handling herself! This Rival School is one I am going to be watching out for you all! Warukii is just so irresistible! Not to mention the idea of her and Nao being in bloody relationship (literally).
Guys, this is actually getting more promising the more I write about it! What do?!
You would think that since he is keeping names, that he would keep Team Hormone’s alternative team Hinabe’s leader’s name from the 3rd season. I mean I loved Messi way more than Uonome but alas! And this brings us to the other element that is a must for a Majisuka Gakuen series! There is the two main rivals, there is a rival school and then there is Team Food! The gossip team that brings us all the juicy details going on within the school! Where would we be without team Food? Seriously, team Hormone saved me a lot during the S1 days! Without them, the already confusing thing would have been even more so! And so we are getting that back here but as team Hinabe, led by
I am very happy that at least one thing hit the nail on the head and that is Kusogaki actually being played by Kusogaki! Had it been any other member other than Oshima Ryoka, tables would have been flipped! Leader being Takahashi Juri was also a welcome fact! The original team Food was a funny team and Sashiko was great as the leader. Juri is the only one close to bringing that level of comedy to liven up this new Team Food!
Jisedai being Miion (Mukaichi Mion) is kind of a no-brainer seeing as she was basically chosen by Yuko herself as her successor and her being chosen here while a certain duo were as their positions respectively, is kind of intriguing. but I won’t talk about that now.
Renacchi’s (Kato Rena) Dodobusu makes absolutely no sense! yes, Sakura explained why she was chosen for the role but it is so beta it’s nonsense! And yes, all Top 3 Busu rankers are in this drama, in fact we have already seen all of them! What’s that? Where is Sasshi?
There she is! In the back chilling with Team Hinabe! Actually wearing the same tracks as Team Hormone’s! So does that mean that Team Hormone exists in this universe! Darn it Yasusu, make up your darn mind! Is this a reboot or not?! If it’s an AU then other characters we know better show up and don’t give me that if their schedules are okay bull! Takamina has the most outside TV work next to Sashiko and yet she is appearing in every episode, so is Sahiko also making cameos so pls, don’t treat us like stupid kids here!
Going back to track, the one that most intrigued me in team Hinabe though is Uchiyama Natsuki’s Kenpou! Remember when you flipped out the first time you saw MG1’s makeup? This season 4 she is the only one that got me! She just looks so good! I mean it isn’t much, that look was the fashion a couple of decades back in Japan and yet she just looks so good in it! And from the trailer, she is actually looking pretty good in her acting as well. This is turning out to be an interesting Team Food! Because unlike the first two, this ones actually seems able to fight! Too bad they will be facing off the strongest just like always and thus no chance to show their real power! Oh well…
And of course just as the first one, this season is also already setting up for a sequel by adding in some fresh ones in the form of these two strongest among the 1st years, a la Nezumi and Center! As tribute to her drama Sailor Zombie, Owada Nana takes the name Zombie that reflects her ability to take hits! No matter how hard she is hit she always gets back up! Reminds you of someone? Alongside her is Kamisori, played by Kojima Mako, who for some reason many thought would be the lead. I don’t know about the others but to me this 3M’s is as good as dead. Well, it actually died for me personally when Mikichan started to get left in the dust of the other two. And that guy that said Mako reminds him of Acchan among all the members must have been on crack but everyone to themselves I guess! Other than that though, Naanyan is actually looking improved from her Zombie days! Oh wait, she is still a zombie! Anyway, I was impressed by that one scene where she got up after being hit by Kenpou! Also her expressions have changed. But to be fair, she was still very green in the Sailor Zombie days and I have seen her change during all these team B stages so I am looking forward to her game as well.
And there you have it dear Readers, I think I have covered all the revealed characters. From what was said, the old character might be cameo-ing if they are not busy. We already got a glimpse of Team Hormone’s Wota (Sashihara Rino) and Kojiharu is a given too so maybe, just maybe we will get Black and Gek-Oh I forgot someone didn’t I? Apologies…
Sorry, I kid! She is playing as herself, and by that I mean she is keeping her name this time as well as Minami! Her restaurant’s slogan is called Asobina though >.< As to what her role is, since Sakura is a transfer from Kagoshima, she is being looked after by and lives ( I guess) with Minami at her restaurant.
Okay, confess right now! How many of you would have ripped off your clothes had it been Yukirin under that paper listed as Sakura’s Guardian?! My hand is up in case you were wondering! Seriously, even as I already knew before watching the episode, when she was about to be revealed I actually still hoped it was Yukirin! Still, Maybe they are still connected back in Kagoshima! Maybe they are sisters and Sakura will call her a few times to check up on the family or seeking some family advice!
Oh, the possibilities!
Some other fans were speculating that maybe she would be Black’s child all grown up and while I dismissed that at first, I began to think. The child was still very young when we saw him. Maybe the members never actually saw the baby naked. What if Black-san was lying about his sex?! Still, too out of the left field.
Others think that maybe Minami’s restaurant will be the connection between old Rappappa and the show. But even if that is the case, then the chances of Black-san and Sakura meeting are also very high since it would only be Sakura there as Minami will have Maeda’s father’s role in season 1 (I think) so I doubt other active characters will be visiting. Then again, maybe that is one of the few changes they make?
And I think that covers it all this time. Well then…Ah crud, I forgot another one!!!!
You tell em gurl! Basically Maachun was wondering why her free time only increased after being transferred to Tokyo (AKB) You are not alone Maachun! We are all still wondering what they were all smoking bringing you out of NMB!
And so Maachun gets herself a role in Majisuka! There are still many roles to go around as I already mentioned! We have yet to see Sado’s equivalent, there is Chochiku (Akimoto Sayaka), Gakuran (Miyazawa Sae), The Kabuki Sisters (Kasai and KuramochiAsuka), Minami (Sakura’s nightmare), Onizuka (Atsuneeeeeeeeeeee) and the Sanshou Sisters (Myao, Lovetan and Manamana). So there are still plenty of chances for her to get an important role. Though I would have preferred her to be in the Rival School with Sayanee and Milky, all the important spots there are taken unless she turns out to be the new Miso!
Either way, strangely hype is building for this series for me. I guess it helped to cool off for a day before I posted anything. Had to yoga my mind into calming the frack down and taking this as a completely different thing but the similarities, oh the similarities, didn’t make things easy.
The bottom line is I am watching this, until something happens that turns me off! That won’t happen though, at least not until Black or Geki show up!
See ya again…before that tho, some more caps…
And here are all the caps…