Posting this a bit late as I was having some issues with the video’s encoding but now everything’s solved! I’m still going to edit this post into Friday so that I’ll keep with the whole Idols♥ Unzipped Friday format =).
So I’ve been going through some old discs and reminiscing the great old days of idol television which can only mean one thing, Utaban! Okay actually there’s an assortment of different idol programs I’ve been watching when yesteryear is the subject but for tonight’s installment I really needed it to be Utaban, as well the team of Nakai~kun and Taka~san were legendary in those days and the very best of idol television you could hope to turn on on any given week save for perhaps the original Hello! Morning which was on many levels its equal and how these two enterprises met as one frequent collaboration over the next few years helped each other grow equally all the while their existence back then was simply synonymous in nature with comedic moments for the ages, idol torture I meant idol games of course =P and introductions of new groups and sub units along every step of the way….you see Hello! Project couldn’t resist Utaban as much as Utaban couldn’t resist Hello! Project simply put.
And so tonight let’s go back to nearly exactly to the day ten years ago when the then brand new Hello! Project unit ZYX made their maiden appearance on Utaban. It was August 14th, 2003, a day when Marippe faced Nakai~kun & Taka~san alone in those trademark idol~jabs of hilarity (that due to the absence of one Yasuda Kei of course and also the absence of one Johnson =P); a day when she had just recently released a most revealing photo book only to have it make an ‘impromptu’ appearance on the show; a day when both hosts would ogle her bikini clad boobs; a day when an ‘amusement park’ would go horribly wrong; a day when Marippe would visit Utaban with a bunch of 5th and 6th graders making her seem old and a day we can all enjoy once again as if it were just yesterday =D!
~Utaban August 14th, 2003~
As Utaban loved to create chaos/fun for idols in the most creative and unlikely of ways on tonight’s episode ZYX reminds fans of just how adorable Murakami Megumi was in C-ute and although only in the group for just two years she surely made an impact on their indies singles and here we get to once again enjoy seeing her attack and slap that dude when he invades the girl’s after~horror amusement park house adventure where there are beef bowls aplenty…you see the horror was supposed to be over and she knew that =P! Tonight’s episode will also remind us of just how embarrassing your very own photo book can be and how they have the endless potential to bite one in the ass when least expected like when your sexy poses are brought out into the light of day by the wonderful human that is Taka~san….and he surely didn’t skimp either as he also got the accompanying DVD \(^o^)/! Tonight’s episode will also remind us of just how odd ZYX actually looked you know with Marippe being so much older and yet so tiny and all and also it was those awkward years for Maimichan as she had yet to grow into her full gorgeous~beauty~ness (tonight’s made up word) and well let’s face it, they were all in either the 5th or 6th grade back then….save for Marippe & her boobs. Tonight we’ll also be reminded of all the while in which Marippe had her ~SEXY~BEAM!!!!~….Momo had her ~HAPPY♥X♥X♥X!!!!~. Tonight will also remind us that even in the absence of Kei…she is never far from the hearts and minds of both hosts and producer alike from Utaban♥, Tonight will also remind us of how much we miss Ume =( being in C-ute and boy was she tall even back then!…or is it because Marippe is so tiny?..you decide. Tonight we’ll also get to hear that wonderful dog poo story once again because each time I hear it I learn so much more about youth and the inevitable existence of said dog poo. And last but certainly not least, tonight we’ll get to reminisce ZYX’s first (of only two sadly) singles “Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH” as it’s our Utaban live performance of the night!
Have a wonderful weekend!