Ever wanted to know what kind of special talents the members of Berryz Koubou are capable of? Of course you do! So you must check out the December 15, 2006 episode of Music Fighter as we turn the knob on the idol way~back time machine once again tonight ^^.
~Music Fighter December 15th, 2006~
Music Fighter’s hosts Aoki Sayaka, Nishino Akihiro, and Kajiwara Yuuta form the perfect team to host wackiness and engaging conversations with their guests. The theme of this episode is a showdown between Berryz Koubou and the team of Aoki & Kajiwara in a battle of bragging rights involving personal talents. “Munasawagi Scarlet” was the current single release at the time so all the girls are dressed in their cute red & pink outfits.
Nishino who’s hosting the battle repeatedly asks who’s got a talent to boast about and everyone’s hands go up each time as he randomly picks the next challenger. Chinami gets things started with her special talent, eyeball relay. At first I was thinking what in the world is that! But then it all made sense as she demonstrated her talent of having one eye meet the other in the middle and then have the other eye travel to the far side and back. It’ll make more sense when you see it. LOL =P It’s funny how Aoki and Kajiwara huddle together each time to decide who’ll take on the Berryz Koubou member’s challenge. Kajiwara is up to the challenge and completes it with amazing ease. Chinami is now a bit worried as she thought it would be harder to replicate.
Kajiwara shows off his juggling skills something which I’m always impressed with seeing as I can’t juggle at all. As we wait for a Berryz member to stand up to the challenge Chinami suddenly raises her hand and says that she’ll do it. What’s funny about this is that she tells everyone that she’s never juggled anything ever before! Eh?! Nishino asks why she raised her hand while everyone is baffled and cracking up. As you can imagine the balls are flying in different directions as soon as she starts! =O
Saki is chosen next and it’s apparently well known that she plays the alto recorder well. After Saki performs “Shounen Jidai” perfectly (remember this song!!) Aoki makes it known that she’ll be playing by ear. Saki and the others begin cracking up as Aoki is in a way too low octave and somewhat off in her performance. Aoki asks for another chance and that her first attempt be edited out!
Next Aoki claims that she can harmonize to any given song and asks if Kajiwara may accompany her. They sing “Happy Birthday” and Aoki harmonizes very well! As the Berryz sit looking a bit awe struck we wait for a challenger but after being told that they can’t pick one of their songs they give up this challenge unfortunately. =( I would have loved to have heard 2 of them harmonize! Momo & Risakochan would’ve been great!
Miya is next and her special talent is to create static electricity! She begins twirling her hands around in a circular motion just briefly and then stops pointing her 2 index fingers together which produces a spark! I’ve seen this somewhere before and it’s some sort of trick but I’ve no idea how it’s done. Kajiwara is confident that he’ll too be able to create static electricity with his hands and begins very enthusiastically mimicking the motion that Miya was doing. This is really hilarious as he starts going really really fast saying that he can feel it…but…alas nothing happens when he points his fingers together…(^q^)!
Now for the cutest part of the episode as Risakochan says that her special talent is drawing. I recall she once did this on an episode of Hello Pro Hour if I remember correctly. This art battle pits her against Nishino as Aoki asks if it’s okay if he subs for them in this challenge as he’s really good at drawing. It’s then revealed that he actually drew the large picture backdrop that’s part of their set! While this impresses everyone, Risakochan doesn’t seem to be concerned one bit. =) Aoki will pose as the model and she has an awkwardly serious look on her face that has Risakochan stop her drawing and ask if she really wants to keep that expression for her drawing. (。ーωー。)笑！ It’s really cute when you hear her ask that! Aoki then smiles a bit and in a little while they’re both finished and it’s time to show off their work. Risakochan shows everyone her drawing first and its…the cutest thing! Really it is!! However Risakochan’s drawing is questioned as to whether it can be called a portrait but she’s very sure of her drawing and isn’t bothered at all. Nishino’s drawing is…well “quite” or rather a lot! disturbing and even a “bit” scary looking! (・д・`*)！！！ Aoki isn’t pleased and hands the win to Risakochan!
Yurinachan’s special talent is her ability to move her ears while keeping the rest of her face still. After a quick game of rock, paper, scissors, Aoki takes on the challenge but is only able to make strained expressions. =)
At last Momo is up and what does she state her special talent to be? Drawing dots on a chalkboard in a straight line. Eh? Sounds funny be she does do it well! Kajiwara asks why would you want to show that on t.v.? Hmmm… But the jokes on them as neither of them are able to duplicate this erm “talent.” ^^*
Maasa’s talent is her ability to move her calf muscle. Aoki gets down and gives it a try but…nothing moves. =P
Saki in an attempt to one up Momo in the wacky department says “I have weird fingers. Nishino is now on the ground laughing and Kajiwara asks “how are we supposed to win against your weird fingers?” She begins counting from one to ten folding down each finger as she goes along and when she gets to her ring finger and pinkie on her right hand they move together no matter what. Aoki tries to counter that with her extra thick ring finger but it’s not allowed (*≧∀≦)☆★ ↓！
Now for what I thought was the highlight of the show. Kajiwara chooses to show off his “Puyo Puyo” video game skills and Risakochan quickly says that she’ll challenge him. I still have no idea how this video game is played but it’s really funny to watch! When Kajiwara asks Risakochan what level of play is okay she replies “hard easy.” This had me cracking up as Kajiwara is asking her what is that?! Risakochan is so adorable all the time! As the game went on Risakochan’s screen was starting to light up and some sort of “fever” affect was going on in the game. I’ve no idea what that means and neither did Kajiwara who was beginning to go into panic mode from fear of losing (。ーωー。)笑！ And in the end Risakochan kicked his butt good!! So good that Kajiwara was having a fit afterwards as he couldn’t believe that he just lost to her…(^q^)! In the middle of Kajiwara’s fit and his questioning what the “fever” effect on Risakochan’s screen was, she cutely tells him “I beat you.” He replies something like, why are you telling me this I already know! Too funny! I had to rewind this part and re-watch it several times. =)!
The last challenge of this episode comes from Momo who wants a rematch against Aoki who beat her in the art of blinking really fast the last time they met on the show. Momo wants her revenge but Aoki is a freak of nature when it comes to blinking! This is pretty amazing to watch! I’ve never seen anyone able to blink that quickly!! She looks so funny too doing this! Poor Momo didn’t stand a chance and she has the most cute looking disappointed look on her face! You just have to see her expression when she realizes that she’s lost again to Aoki! The most adorable look of the show I thought!
The episode ends as Kajiwara is asking for a rematch against Risakochan in another game of “Puyo Puyo.” Risakochan doesn’t hesitate and says that she’ll just win again! This gets Kajiwara worked up again…(^q^)! This is a great episode for anyone to watch even if you’re not a Berryz Koubou fan. On the other hand if you’re a Berryz Koubou fanatic like me then there’s no question that it was and still is must see t.v. Guaranteed to make you smile and laugh for a bit…. and the MVP award of course! ..goes to Risakochan!~! ^^
And now for the top 15 reasons why you should
enjoy a Risako~chan beat down in a game of
15. You can tell all of your friends that you played a video game with a Berryz Koubou member and while she may have humiliated you…you enjoyed it immensely!
14. You got the chance to discover your inner child who frankly needed to be beat down by someone who looks like this.
13. You were able to prolong the beat down by distracting Risakochan by asking what exactly a “Puyo Puyo” is.
12. It gave you a good excuse to be playing video games while you really should be working.
11. You were able to have a photo taken with the entire group after the game and the only draw back is that you won’t be able to sit down for at least a week due to the incredible butt whooping you just suffered.
10. You’re now good friends with Kajiwara Yuuta as he finds comfort in knowing that now he’s not the only one to be embarrassed by Risakochan on national t.v.
9. While you were sleeping off your embarrassing loss Risakochan signed your forehead and drew you a unibrow. 🙂
8. You can now watch your video gaming pride being reduced to nothing on YouTube anytime as someone has already uploaded it.
7. You will now have become quite famous in the video game communities and every time you enter a store people will point and laugh. :O
6. You can now get into your hot tub time machine and go to Kinko’s and create that custom “Risakochan kicked my butt” t-shirt that you’ve always wanted to wear.
5. Yurinachan & Chinamichan now have some new material about you to use for their comedy routine during concerts and events.
4. The show’s host tells you that it was their funniest episode ever and asks you to come back for a rematch with Risakochan.
3. You now know first hand if that little nose is as cute as it seems in pictures and videos.
2. Getting your butt kicked has never been this cute!!!
1. And the #1 reason why you should enjoy a Risakochan beat down in a game of “Puyo Puyo”…you now know what a “Puyo Puyo” is. And can tell me 🙂