Useless #51: Naanya Banyaanya, Akarin’s bulge, and being in the way

Sometimes, I think about stopping this series, and then I find something useless to share. Maybe it will never end!  What is useless today, you may ask?  Owada Nana hating bananas, Yoshida Akari in some tight clothes, and chubby Japanese guys and idols!

Naanya Banyaaanya

It was my misunderstanding that most of these girls like fruits? It seems that Owada Nana really doesn’t like bananas:

Owada Nana Really hates bananas #1

No, really:

Owada Nana really hates bananas #2

I don’t know why, but it kind of reminds me of this scene from a theater performance:

Owada Nana is talking about losing weight, and the following exchange happens:

Wota: “Don’t lose weight!”

Nana: “No, I can’t do that!”

Paruru: “Don’t spoil her like that!!”

Speaking of weight, let’s talk about Akarin…

Courtesy of Jonishi Kei’s Twitter feed, here’s a video of her and fellow member Yoshida Akari:

Nothing unusual, but someone started a 2ch thread talking about Akari’s belly popping out of her shirt!


Wow, honestly, I didn’t even notice.

And now, let’s get in the way….

I can’t see the stage!!


Let’s call this one another “broadcast accident”. However, even Akimoto Yasushi can’t avoid being in the wrong place at the wrong time:


But eventually, Aki-P finds his way to the right spot in the final picture:



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Author: reika

I’m writing about useless and stupid things a lot, and I like to laugh. My policy is 一期一会。It means treasure your meeting with everyone!

  • Derek Vasconi

    Seriously, don’t even joke about quitting useless news. I live for this thread and constantly am checking your site for these to pop up! You always find interesting stuff to put on here that I never even consider as “useless,” but just a huge help to keeping my fandom alive by seeing some of the more, uh, unusual and sillier aspects of AKB. And can I just say Jonishi Kei is sooooo frickin hooooot! Daaaaang!
    Please keep this going. It’s too funny and too good and too unusual. I love this so much!

    • reika

      lol thanks Derek. I won’t stop completely, but maybe just not write as often since I want to focus on other things in life. Thanks for your support 🙂

      lol, I don’t follows news so well, I just write whatever I found is interesting. there are many better “proper” news sources I think :)))

      Keicchi is a cutie for sure 🙂 I like her voice a lot.

      • Derek Vasconi

        Reika san, I really, really live for your useless news reports. And you are absolutely amazing at finding great and lovely useless news for me to laugh at and enjoy!
        Anyway, Keicchi is just awesome in all things in life. I actually had wanted to get her photo book when I was in Japan a few weeks ago, but completely had forgotten to look for it. Next time!

  • Al Mearveck

    Me too, I read too much serious news already. Keep going please!

    • reika

      Thanks :)) I’ll try to be less serious, lol.

  • Ikky “Ikmal” Maverick

    anyone know the date of the performance of the exchange between Naanya and paruru