This episode of KisuHama Learning (キス濱ラーニング) continued the challenge of the last episode, which was a tie-in to Tamamori-kun’s drama “Nobunaga no Chef”. They are presented with a dish and have to decide whether people of the Sengoku Jidai (戦国時代 – the Japanese Warring States Period from 1467 to 1600) could have eaten it.

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In this challenge, they face competition from the comedy duo Haraichi:

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In this new round of the challenge, each team is going to get five chances to clear five straight items.

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The first item, bananas, went to Haraichi.

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Well, what do you think? Did the Japanese have bananas before the 17th century?

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Right or wrong, the guest specialist Kimura-san pipes in with interesting facts if he has them.

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Oh, by the way, the statue on the right in the next screencap is of Luis Frois, who we met as a character in the first episode of Nobunaga no Chef. On the left is the traditional portrait of Oda Nobunaga himself.

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How about cheese? Well, the Haraichi pair think that the Japanese ate cheese during the Sengoku period. What do you think?

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Since this is the very first round of the show, I think it’s fair to reveal that Haraichi doesn’t immediately clear:

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It’s been six hours since they started (last week’s episode covered the first five hours), and I still wonder how it could possibly take so long for them to eat and guess. I suppose there must be some technical limitation.

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The first item for Kis-My-Ft2 was lemon, and they have to eat everything set in front of them, so . . . .

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How about biscuits?

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With the first round over, the two sides confer over the table bearing the dishes they might soon face.

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Really, the more traditional the food seems, the tougher it is.

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And despite the fact that it’s only a thirty minute show, the recording seemed like it took forever – especially for the Haraichi guys.

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The long recording isn’t a big deal for the KisuHama team, of course. They’ve spent long hours on location shots for every KisuHama challenge so far.

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So, they’re still sharp as they have a taste of one of my all-time favorites: Inarizushi (いなりずし).

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That’s not hard. It’s the fourth item that seems to get them every time (though presumably the fifth one would be even worse, if they ever got to it).

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So, do the following caps show Kis-My-Ft2 brooding over another failure, or gearing up for the final dish that will allow them to clear the challenge?

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Like I said for the first episode of this challenge, it was an entertaining episode because the viewer got to play along, ad there was no language issue because there’s just one question all the way through. Otherwise, I don’t think there were any great KMF2 moments or anything like that. As long as they’re all seated around a table, it’s tough to imagine how they’ll show us anything truly memorable.

I wonder if I should just do one review for every two episodes, since they’re doing the same thing in each pair of episodes, and I really don’t have anything new to say once I decide how well the challenge worked out (not unless we get some of those moments I mentioned above). KMF2 does plenty of other shows, and I might be able to review some of those appearances if I condense my coverage of this one. I’ll think about it.