Haromoni 4/5/2008

So it’s time for another Haromoni and this time there’s a memory contest involving all the members. Well to be accurate – as will be revealed – there’ll be two memory tests. The first involving 5 members and the next involving the other four. But that’s getting ahead of ourselves. First of all the obligatory costume pic…

Err…could somebody wake up Eri? Okay next we have the obligatory Reina pic…

Tanaka Reina

Okay just over a minute in and the first laugh of the show. It’s Morning Musume Wars. There’s even a Star Wars-like theme in the background…

So it’s a whole programme dedicated to a memory battle. Well to be fair they seemed to be struggling to fill time with the Moutube episodes. As such this review will mainly consist of pictures of cute girls sitting around a table. So a bit like all the other episodes then. Hey it’s tough on everyone but what can you do? Needs must! Oh this post will also contain spoilers so if you don’t want to know the result look away….now.

Well the contest starts off with the drawing of lots to determine who goes into which battle…

We then go onto the first battle with five of the girls sitting around a table and picking cards out the pile of 30 before then naming them. Sayumi is first, followed by Aika, Reina, Risa & JunJun. All the first 30 cards seem to be vegetables.

This picture shows Sighyummy’s pretty face just before she gets the very first card wrong…

And that pic is a close-up of her pretty nails just after she gets her second card wrong. She did manage to get her third card right though. Mind you the other four had already cleared their first two cards by then. Then disaster strikes for Reina. The sexy kitten gets one wrong too and so another card goes back into the pack (rather than giving them the answer the card is put back in the middle of the pile)…

Then it’s JunJun’s turn to get one wrong. No tears this time…

So with that the scores are…

There’s still 13 more cards left though so it could still all change. Hmm…I wonder if I could get a job on Sky Sports News?

Anyhoo onto the next round and it’s the moment a lot of JunJun supporters have possibly been waiting for…

So the panda isn’t infallible after all. After that though Niigaki failed on hers so they were still level. This was quickly followed by a second JunJun fail. Onto the next round and Sighyummy got hers right. I think she’s looking rather pretty this week. Even if the pressure does seem to be getting to her.

Reina then failed on the same one Gaki failed on, before Gaki herself failed on another. Clear? What do you mean “as mud”? The cheek. Anyway this meant the panda was in the lead. After another fail from JunJun the scores were…

Excited yet? Well at least this post has pictures of cute girls. It could be worse.

So onto another round. We’re already 13 minutes into the show and still nothing for Takahashi Lovely, LinLin, Eri or Koharu to do. Are they going to get to do theirs next week I wonder?

Anyway as the game progresses yet another girl falls victim to the vegetable of doom…

None of the girls seem to know what it is. Neither do I to be honest. In fact Sayumi fails on the same card and that’s a clear round for it. The card is removed leaving 8 left. In the next round Reina gets hers right and frankly there just haven’t been enough pics of her yet!

Hope that’s gone some way to fixing that. So what are the scores?

The BBC could be like this soon if they lose any more sports contracts. Anyway can anyone catch the cute-but-sometimes-a-bit-too-smug-for-her-own-good panda? Well if so the chances are it won’t be Sighyummy but she does get her next one right. She is also leaving a big impression on me this week. She really does look good today.

So onto the final round and in the end Mitsui and Reina get a card more to answer than everyone else due to the adding the cards back in rule. Reina got the last card right…

Which left the final scores as…

So in the end the extra card meant Reina finished clear second just behind the panda. Niigaki wasn’t disgraced and Sayumi fought back well from a bad start. Last place falls to the cute pretty Chinese member. No tears though this time. Bad luck JunJun. Still Japanese is her second language so she deserves some credit for doing so well in earlier tests. Her pronounciation of “Old English Sheepdog” is my fondest memory of her earlier successes.

So that was it. The whole episode was dedicated to the 5 girls. Next weeks show therefore concentrates on Takahashi Lovely, Kamei Eri, LinLin and Koharu Kusumi. Since Takahashi has been overlooked this week here’s a cute picture to show you of the cuteness to come next week…

Kawaii. Oh and Koharu is looking cute too…

But you just can’t beat Takahashi for cuteness…

There’s only one winner when it comes to cute in Morning Musume. There needs to be no contest. Sayumi might not be happy about it but Takahashi Ai wins hands down everytime. Even if she did suit longer hair better.

So impressions of the show? Well at least it concentrates solely on the MM members. Also even though I don’t speak Japanese and so I’m missing out on a lot it’s still easy enough to follow. Plus the past few episodes have built up the memory test to make this interesting enough. Could anyone beat the panda? So overall not a bad episode. I’d rather see Hello! Morning back instead but even so this has been one of the better Haromoni episodes because of the competition aspect. Next week we get 19 minutes of Takahashi so it should be just as good.

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