NOGIBINGO! 7 ep09 Nogizaka Under Construction ep98
You all have no idea how much I so wanted what just happened in this week’s Under Construction! Ever since last year, when during the episode where some girls were asked to come up with club ideas and the members had to choose which club to join, though Ikoma-kun’s Mountain Climbing Club did not have the most members, it sure had most of my favourites!
Ikoma-kun (as the president), Minami-chan and Manatsu returning (from the Mount Fuji event way back during the 10th single promotion in 2014), Asuka-chan, Miria and Ranze , two of my 2nd gen biases! Like, how more perfect could this even have been?! Too bad Miona did not get to vote as she was also a pitcher of club ideas but I have a feeling if she were not she would so be on Team Ikoma!
I have been praying for Management to do something with that club ever since then because it was just too good to pass up! Seriously, as of the latest single, all members of this club have been centres before! Ranze and Miria, in fact got their centres after the club idea! Coincidence that they go to centre Undergirls soon after? Maybe, maybe not!
Okay, so Mana-tan was more like a unit (with Nanase) than a Centre but somehow I think now that is a better deal, right?
But anyway, I can’t believe this has finally happened! I have just so been hooked on Miria and Ranze lately from the 2nd gen and seeing them getting Centres (Ranze for the 16th single Undergirls and Miria for this 17th Undergirls) feels so good but finally getting them all together with my Nogizaka Kami Ikoma-kun and her waifu Minami-chan, in addition to my first loli complex Asuka, well, this is a cause for celebration!
But first I have to mention that love letter from Miria-chan to Ikoma-kun during the 7rh season of NOGIBINGO…
Yes! Oh God, Yes! She’s back! Right after her Kennin with Team B ends and she gets to Centre another single after, what, 6 singles?! Those Nogizaka Management, they are so great sometimes! Kennin isn’t easy, most especially in Ikoma-kun’s case where the two groups are more different from each other not to mention the girl herself, it had to be hard for her so to see this puts a wide smile on my face! This right here is the best reward for her hard work I can think of.
The Face of Nogizaka (Yes she is the face despite a few I have seen that think of her as a failure just because she doesn’t sell well at hand shakes like the ones that shan’t be named) other than that, Ikoma-kun is no failure. Perhaps Nanase was on the way there but no other will have the status of Nogizaka’s Face, it’s not just about popularity!
Any way it’s just so good to see her back to Center position and she is flanked by a whole new supporting cast, well, Iku-chan was her right hand man a couple of times during her Center days but Nanase is new! I all but simply adore this new front line! Ikoma-kun’s singles are in the top of my Nogizaka single rankings with her very last centre – Kimi no na wa Kibou, still topping that list! That song was just so alpha! Like, did you guys watch that LIVE performance with Iku-chan on piano? I know you did not forget it!
The Centers so far
Speaking of the Kimi no na wa, that is the 5th single, right? Ikoma-kun had centred six singles now with the 12th included! Looks like my worry for her being upstaged was unwarranted. Nanase is the 2nd in line with 3 singles to her name and the only other with more than 1 centre to her name. Not just me but Ikoma-kun has to be happy about that. We know she loves Nanase the best! Speaking of these two…