Ok, I like AKB48, I really do, but this video only further cements why I love Momusu so much more. It was filmed live for a 33 hour telethon for disabled kids in Japan. (MS? Telethon, I’m not sure) but anyway it’s a melody of Studio Ghibli songs. Look at Momusu, dancing around the stage, smiling, giving it their all, and there’s AKB48, half of them look like they couldn’t give 2 shits and would rather be someplace else. I hardly think their manager told them to stand around with their thumbs up their ass while the camera is on them. Granted a few of them look like they’re trying, but for the most part, they don’t look it.
And for further example this following video was supposed to be a collab of AKB48 & Morning Musume singing Dekkai Uchuu ni Ai ga Aru, which is a Momusu song, but holy crap AKB! Show some goddamned energy! Now you just look like you’re too good to try against the group that, while their sales haven’t been as hardcore as yours lately, have been around for 3 times as long.
(EDIT 07/22/2012: The video for this is long gone on youtube. You might find it on a tracker somewhere.)