I don’t actually know if Morning Musume’s appearance on Nakai Masahiro’s Black Variety show with “rival group” Fairies was actually meant to be a battle. They do have a small competition, even though the point is supposedly to teach Nakai about women (since everyone confirmed that he’s never aged past 15 despite being 39). If you don’t know who Nakai Masahiro is…well, you must not be a Momusu fan, never mind a fan of SMAP (Utaban is a crucial and awesome part of Momusu history and it is well worth your time to look up their appearances). The teaching-about-the-heart-of-a-woman kinda goes by the wayside fast. You do have a room full of 13-16 year olds all vying for camera time after all. They also invited two senpai, the lovely Nakazawa Yuuko and NANA from MAX to watch over things (and be teased of course).
Now let me make this clear: I’m really enjoying Fairies. The avex idol group has had strong releases, their dancing is awesome and they have a much more polished image when compared to Momusu. Even though it’s always a little irritating to have seven girls and ONE singer, whomever does the main vocals is quite strong. I adored Hero and Sweet Jewel is a delightful little ear-worm. However, it’s impossible for me not to notice that Morning Musume PWNED THEIR POLISHED LITTLE TUSHES!!!
(PS: some of my caps are from a subbed version and I forget who subbed it…but THANK YOU!!!)