Hello! Pro Station Episode #96 Contents
MC: Fukuda Kanon, Murota Mizuki & Sasaki Rikako
◆ Berryz Koubou - Romance wo Katatte"
◆ C-ute - I miss you
◆ C-ute - Aitai Aitai Aitai na
◆ 4 Kanji Phrase
◆ Takagi Sayuki Hair Arrange
◆ Q & A Corner
◆ S/mileage In Okinawa
This week's Hello! Pro Station begins with Berryz Koubou! A live of their latest single "Romance wo Katatte" to be exact. I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's sad that Berryz Koubou are graduating next year, but I think it's worse that they're leaving with such a lackluster single. That being said, I don't think the song is terrible, but it's very generic and has that "album track" feel to it. I know that there are legions of Berryz fans who will disagree with me on this, so I will simply move on.
Back into the episode proper, this episode is hosted by S/mileage member Fukuda Kanon and new third gen S/mileage members Murota Mizuki and Sasaki Rikako. Before I move on into the rest of the episode, am I the only one who thinks that Kanon has just a little too much make up on? That being said, I still find it weird that S/mileage has pretty much inserted the three new girls without too much fanfare.
Next up we get some C-ute footage! There's some backstage off-shoots, but more importantly there are lives of "I miss you" (Probably my favorite C-ute song period) and "Aitai Aitai Aitai na". Both performances are spot on, but the size of this venue, not to mention the camera placement, leaves something to be desired. "I miss you" loses a little something in the low-fi audio, but I still think this song is where C-ute shines.
Tomoko Kanazawa and Sasaki Rikako do a 4-character kanji phrase and Juice=Juice member, Takagi Sayuki makes Kenshuusei member, Taguchi Natsumi into her twin via a hair arrange. After this we get some weirdness involving our hosts and some footage of S/mileage in Okinawa. A slightly uneventful episode, but a nice way to spend a free 50 minutes. Be sure to watch!
◆ Rin Rigoni