So, this week on AKB48 Show ep19, apart from Takamina appearing on her segment, where she was actually a guest this time, the show was dominated by Nogizaka46. Indeed just like Cap said to Ikoma-kun in the opening sequence, it totally was the Nogizaka46 Show.
Sadly we only got that segment with Iku-chan, Hashimoto and Mai and the one with Takamina. The rest was song time. Actually maybe I shouldn’t be sad since they performed two of my Top 3 Nogizaka46 songs – Kimi no nawa kibou and Seifuku no mannequin.
To make things ever that much better, Kimi no nawa kibou, my favourite Nogizaka46 song, they did the LIVE version I love so much with Iku-chan on the piano! Man that song gives me eargasms every time I hear it especially LIVE. They really need to release this acoustic version of this song on the album (when it gets released) because it’s just too good to not be professionally recorded for infinity pleasure of listening!
Really great choice choosing Seifuku no mannequin as the other song too. I love that song and how it shows off the other side of the girls. Well, almost all songs so far have shown different sides of the girls but since I am a cool-factor freak, well, SnM takes the cake. And this is personal but seeing Minami-chan again really puts a huge smile on my face. I miss her in senbatsu.
I would have preferred if they did Baretta or Tsuki no Ookisa instead of Sonna baka na but then again, those two songs are also cool and we already have SnM so I understand why they chose to go with this fun song instead. Yeah, the show was awesome on the music side of things.
On the show side of things, Takamina and Sakurai of course talked about the leadership thing and Takamina asked about what we are all curious about, the Centre switcharoos they are doing now for every other single. And of course she asks about how Ikoma must feel about that but she also sees the change in her from when she was the Centre to now.
I too can see it, the change I mean. She is more fun now than when she was the Centre. Of course Ikoma is still the Face of Nogizaka even if she is no longer the Centre. I wonder how long will we have to wait until she centres another single. Yeah, can’t help but come to the conclusion that she is still the best choice for Centre. Oh well, who knows, maybe there will be someone who will be fit for the role more than her. Not in the current members though. Maybe in the 3rd Gen? Usually things get complicated around the 3rd Gen entry. On the other hand, this means we might yet get to see a Iku-chan centre as well (she was looking smashin in that suit, huh?) ^^ or maybe a Minami Centre, you never know (when she completes her diet mission).
Any who, I hope there is another Nogizaka Show episode coming our way. I want more awesome Nogizaka songs.