So, I have this problem that I can't enjoy new idol music with an open mind but must have strong predetermined opinions about how things should be. This is a quite funny thing to look back after things settle but it is a big bother when it's completely off compared to the expectations The opening song should have been, according to my wishes, something like AKB Sanjou with Yankee outfits... here we got quite the opposite with Aoi Tsuki ga Miteiru kara. What an unpleasant shock that was, I love everything with this song at the moment though.
I've forgot what a real shonichi is, this is not a cover performance of a classic stage or a put together waiting stage with only fan favourites. A new original stage brings new songs without any history. The girls don't know how to react and the fans don't know what to do, strangeness.
When you think about it... The stages that we got so far were almost all written before AKB got big and famous and before SKE, NMB, HKT and Nogizaka demanded multiple releaes every year.
Well, anyways, what I was the most excited for was that NMB finally would get proper units.
-Yume no Dead Body (Sayanee): Parts of this song sounded amazing while others didn't so there are a few loose ends that need to be sorted out. Second performance was a huge improvement and it will be getting better. I didn't really want a solo but I like it.
Who will be perfoming this song when she is out of town?
-Nando mo Narae (Maachun, Kanakichi, Haru, Moka, Ripopo): I liked it from the very first moment And it seems like the choreography leaves many openings for improvisation. Should be a blast to see what they come up with.
-O new no Uwabaki (Miorin, Mirurun, Riichan) It was a total waste of time in shonichi, 2nd performance made it justice, so dependent on audience chants. The idol overdose is quite lethal, the girls and the outfits
So, the next concurrent girl will be someone that fits this unit? Maybe this will this be the position for Ririka if she decides to join NMB?
-Kono Sekai ga Yuki ni Umomeru Mae ni (Rika, Naru, Aika, Yuppi): Their voices didn't really cooperate nicely during shonichi but OMG the improvement for the 2nd perfomance. It is nice that Rika gets the center position for once, quite a nice compensation for being out of senbatsu. Aika gets lots of attention and I'm not complaining.
-Zipper (Milky, Keicchi, Akarin): The other unit with that lethal idol overdose Greatness. How is it even possible to do this theme and still be able to keep it super cute?
The full stage is an easily enjoyable one although all my scepticism right after shonichi. The improvement overall for the 2nd perfomance is very noticable, makes me wonder what the next perfomance will be like.
I like the choreography. The units are put together nicely, no one was hidden in the background or dumped in a big unit. The only drawback is that the stage may be lacking two group songs like AKB Sanjou and Korogaru Ishi ni Nare but is great other than that... and maybe that some of the outfits take some time to get used to.
It feels too early to pick my final favourite but it points towards Aoi Tsuki ga Miteiru Kara or Fumou no Tochi wo Mankai ni at the moment.