On day five, let’s go to the odd-ball alo-hello dvd: Otome and Sakura Gumi in Hawaii. This one was so scripted and weird that it really took some getting used to the first time I watched it. I know that most if not all of the interactions on these dvds are scripted to some extent, but in this case I mean WOW. Most of it is bizarre daydreams or silly jokes.
But, it’s a lot of fun anyway.
The entire dvd is based on the concept of “showing off Hawaii”. The groups spend a lot of time wandering around trying to decide what to do next. This leads to a lot of rejected notions accompanied by those bizarre daydreams. There were a lot to choose from.
Remember Niigaki had a nickname when she joined?
Sakura Gumi seems to have a few less ideas than Otome on what constitutes “representing Hawaii”. They are wandering along wondering what to do when Niigaki has an idea!
I love how vacant Abe looks here.
Yossy is concerned about presentation.
No. Coconut juice!!
I think these guys are getting a little-
Yep. There she goes.
Oh Aibon, you craaaazy!
Thank you Mari, for letting us know that somebody is still on planet Earth.
Although Niigaki is still thinking about coconut juice…she’s not quite with the other girls….she stares off into space…
Wait…you’re going to get the coconuts yourselves?
Nobody want to do that…because that is crazy.
Well, yeah! What happens if you fall?
A: “I’ll go get them then!”
She’s leader after all.
LOVE Yossy’s expression here.
This juice thing is getting quite dramatic.
There is NOTHING else we can do, guys! It’s HOPELESS!
But wait! A voice rings out from behind the tree:
LEAVE IT TO ME!!
Who is this adorable stranger?
Yes. Because THEY are the little ones.
But Omame-chan!! You could DIE!
Omame-chan tsks in the face of danger.
With my tiny, tiny arms. And facial expressions. Grr!
Takahashi still seems worried though.
And without further ado, Omame-chan climbs.
Using her fingertips.
This invisible coconut that I-wait a minute!
We have no idea how long she’s been standing there miming this adventure.
You mean nobody climbed the trees?
T: “We got juice while you were busy with your monkey impression over here.”
Juice bought from a vendor!??
Some people never learn.
Omame-chan will wait another day…
Another day, another coconut.
See you tomorrow!