Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
The show opened with Toshie Uematsu vs Saki Maemura. The match went as one would expect. Maemura got some offense in early but Uematsu came back and won with a dragon suplex at 12:26. Next Sonoko Kato came over from OZ Academy to face NEO youngster Aya Yuki. Yuki is said to be improving but again the match went as one would expect with Yuki getting in some offense early and Kato came back and won with a diving guillotine leg drop at 13:48.
Visiting gaijin Vanessa The Mountain teamed with Kyoko Kimura against Misae Genki & Etsuko Mita. This match emphasized Vanessa's size and power and it was only natural that she would have a test of strength with Genki. Genki beat up Kimura for a while. This included a choke slam. But Vanessa was unstoppable and won over Mita with a hanging neck power bomb at 15:08. NEO Tag Team Champs Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki faced Yoshiko Tamura & Jaguar Yokota. It's hard to watch Tamura on the outside looking in especially when the NEO Machine Gunz have the belts. Jaguar gets to use her trademark swastika hold and Tamura gets a cobra twist on Miyazaki. Tanny's attempt at a muscle buster is blocked by Tamura but then Tanny wins with a rollup pin called Mission Possible at 14:58.
The main event had Kyoko & Takako Inoue reuniting the Double Inoues team against Haruka Matsuo & Hikaru. The pattern over the last month has had Kyoko & Matsuo trading pinfalls in tag matches. How many times can Koda do that? I like Matsuo but the booking of her title reign continues to be terrible. She works hard and was reportedly good in this match. Matsuo & Hikaru hit double dropkicks in Takako followed by a double team in the ropes. Later, Matsuo traps Kyoko in the corner. But Kyoko blocks an attempted German suplex and wins with her Naigara Driver at 17:32.
Here's the full card for the May 5 Korakuen Hall show. Haruka Matsuo will defend her NEO Singles & NWA Pacific Titles against Kyoko Inoue. Tanny Mouse & Yuki Miyazaki will defend the NEO Tag Team Titles against Cherry & Shuu Shibutani. Yoshiko Tamura, Misae Genki, Etsuko Mita & Aya Yuki will face Kyoko Kimura, Atsuko Emoto, Tomoka Nakagawa & Vanessa The Mountain in a TBA gimmick match. Fuuka, Riho & Hiroyo Matsumoto will face Sakura Emi, Makoto & Misaki Ohata. Toshie Uematsu will face an opponent TBA and Nanae Takahashi will make her return against Kana. I expect Kyoko to win but the tag titles will stay with the NEO Machine Gunz. Expect some sort of comedy with Uematsu. NEO is running some other shows including another one of those Indiana Girl Fight shows featuring wrestlers that no one else will hire. They sure run a lot of shows.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
The semi main was the semi final of the Open Weight tournament between Hitomi Akano & HIROKO. Akano is a great fighter but HIROKO has a significant size advantage. It would not be easy. HIROKO uses her size to push Akano into the corner. But Akano takes her down and applies an armbar. HIROKO escapes but Akano switches to an ankle lock. HIROKO pounds Akano and gets a break. Akano executes a judo throw and tries for an armbar. HIROKO reverses this and pounds Akano when round one ends. It becomes clear in round two that Akano's defense is stronger and she uses HIROKO's offense to counter her and get the advantage. HIROKO again pushes Akano into the corner but Akano gets her on the ground and after pounding her for a while, she wins with an armbar at 3:10 of round two.
The other Lightweight tournament match was between Lisa Ward & Anna Michele Tavares. Ward begins with a knee kick and a takedown but Tavares reverses and mounts her but Ward gets a body scissors. Tavares gets up and drops her, attempts an armbar and mounts her again. Tavares is scoring points but Ward's defense is good and isn't in danger. She needs to step it up in tound two. Ward gets a neck throw but is unable to follow it up and they break. That's the way the rest of the match goes. Ward has to come from behind and Tavares was far enough ahead in round one that Ward was unable to get enough control to turn things around. Tavares wins by unanimous decision.
The other Open Weight semi final was Atsuko Emoto against Ginele Marquez. They exchange punches and Marquez hits a neck throw and attempts a V1 armbar. Apparently there was a foul and the ref takes a point from Marquez. They exchange punches again but Marquez is stronger and takes down Emoto with a neck throw and mounts her on the side. Marquez pounds her and and controls her for the remainder of round one. This continues in round two. Emoto is OK standing up but Marquez is better on the ground. Emoto even tries a dropkick. But Marquez throws her aside and takes her down again. Ginele Marquez wins a unanimous decision.
WINDY Tomomi returned to Smackgirl against J-Girls kickboxer AZUMA. AZUMA tries to strike quickly but Tomomi replies with power and eventually takes AZUMA down. Round one ends with a Tomomi knee to AZUMA's face. Tomomi continues to pound AZUMA and knocks her out at 2:02 of round two. In other matches, Rin Nakai defeated Kaneko Takashita by split decision. Mika Nagano defeated Asami Kodera by split decision. Miki Morifuji defeated Benkei by split decision and Megu defeated Hitomi Sakamoto by unanimous decision. So the Lightweight World REMIX final will be Megumi Fujii vs Anna Michele Tavares and the Open Weight final will be Hitomi Akano vs Ginele Marquez.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Lisa Ward & Anna Michele Tavares will face each other in the Lightweight World REMIX Tournament. Ward said she had a quick win in the first round and is hoping to do the same thing in this match. When asked about each other, Ward said Tavares is strong in jiu jitsu but Ward is stronger and more physical and knows Tavares' weak point. Tavares said Ward is very strong and this will be a tough match. Ward figures that Megumi Fujii will win her semi final match over Ham Seo Hee and is looking forward to facing Fujii in the final. Apparently Lisa's father died recently and she wants to dedicate this victory to him. The show will be very interesting.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
The prize for winning this tournament is a flag that was donated by Sendai Girls sponsor Transport Sendai. The opener was between Ryo Mizunami and Minori Makiba of Ice Ribbon. After exchanging elbows, Mizunami hits a flying tackle and hooks a sleeper hold. She switches to an armbar and then an achilles hold. Following a shoulder block, she makes Makiba tap out with a shoulder hold at 6:32. Next was Arisa Nakajima vs Hiren. Hiren starts out with dropkicks. But Nakajima throws her and then applies a camel clutch. Then a DDT. Hiren comes back with a facelock followed by an ankle lock. Hiren hits a missile kick followed by a knee drop from the second rope. Nakajima comes back with a back breaker and a backdrop. Hiren replies with a body ram followed by three missile dropkicks. But Nakajima gets a German suplex and wins with the Cutie Special at 8:14.
Next was Misaki Ohata vs Ayako Sato. Ohata has some fan support because she grew up in Sendai. Sato begins with a dropkick followed by a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Ohata comes back with two dropkicks and a bow & arrow hold. Sato hits three dropkicks and a body attack from the top rope. She gets the win with three dropkicks, a body press and two missile kicks at 10:36. Next was Sendai Sachiko vs Mio Shirai from Maheken. They exchange elbows, dropkicks & kicks and Sachiko gets an achilles hold followed by a neck throw. They throw dropkicks at each other and then Mio hits two face busters. Sachiko hits a tackle and a DDT but misses a missile kick. Sachiko hits a knee drop to the back of the head from the top rope followed by a senton. Then a swinging DDT followed by a hurricanrana and Sachiko hits a German suplex for the win at 9:07.
During intermission, they announced that fans have collected 30,000 yen to award to the tournament winner. And the new Sendai Girls trainees were introduced. Next was Horoyo Matsumoto vs Mika Mizunuma. Mizunuma is a big girl so she wins a battle of strength. She follows this with a body block, an atomic drop, a guillotine and a lariat. Matsumoto comes back with the Argentinian back breaker followed by a blockbuster. A missile kick, a tackle and a back elbow gives the win to Matsumoto at 9:58. Next was Io Shirai of Maheken vs Mayuca Niizeki of JWP. Io begins with a body & hip attack and a face crusher. Niizeki replies with an Achilles hold and a dropkick. But Io got control for good and wins with a lionsault at 9:02.
Next was Kana vs DASH Chisako. They exhange similar moves at the start; elbows, dropkicks and they exchange camel clutches. Chisako gets a neck throw followed by a hip attack for a 2 count. This is followed by a dropkick to the head. This is a very fast paced match going back and forth. Kana hits a back DDT at the ten minute mark. They exchange armlocks and it looked like Kana may have pulled something. Kana hits a German suplex followed by a uraken and an ace crusher. Kana ends it with a hip attack, a running elbow, two German suplexes and a Billyken for the win at 13:56. I'm not sure what it is but the finisher comes from a wrestler named Billy Ken Kid.
The final match was Tyrannosaurus Okuda vs Hanako Kobayashi. Okuda begins with an armbar followed by a throw, an elbow, a camel clutch and a surfboard. They both try to apply Achilles holds. Kobayashi get in some offense with a neck throw and a body attack. Okuda hits a dropkick and they exchange elbows. Okuda hits a jumping knee at the ten minute mark followed by a missile kick and a backdrop. Kobayashi almost gets the win with a small package. Okuda wins with a jumping knee and a German suplex at 14:49. The tournamrnt quarterfinals will be May 23 at Zepp Sendai. The matches are Ryo Mizunami vs Arisa Nakajima, Ayako Sato vs Sendai Sachiko, Hiroyo Matsumoto vs Io Shirai and Kana vs Tyrannosaurus Okuda.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
The first two tournament matches will be on the May 8 Shinjuku FACE show. Match A will be Mayumi Ozaki & Hiren vs Dynamite Kansai & Tomoka Nakagawa. Match B will be KAORU & Takako Inoue vs Chikayo Nagashima & Sonoko Kato. Match C will be on the June 7 Shinjuku FACE show. It will be Aja Kong & Manami Toyota vs Carlos Amano and a partner TBA. The semi finals will be on the June 8 show at Taisho Azeria in Osaka. The winner of match A vs winner of match C and the winner of match B will face AKINO & Hiroyo Matsumoto. The final will be on the July 13 Shinjuku FACE show.
The talk on last Saturday's show between Aja Kong and Dynamite Kansai indicated they were planning to do a veteran/youngster team tournament. They've decided not to do the tournament that way. I don't know why. So why is Aja Kong teaming with Manami Toyota instead of Hiroyo Matsumoto? When asked about this, Aja said something about a one year career length difference between her and Toyota. In other words, she's playing head games. Kansai was unhappy and said she was disappointed in Aja. And what about Amano's partner? Well, she doesn't have to say until June 7. I wouldn't be surprised if it was someone like Sendai Girls youngster Tyrannosaurus Okuda. But it's pretty funny that someone preaching fair play is keeping her partner's identity a secret. She claims she hasn't decided yet.
The opener had Toshie Uematsu vs JWP rookie Mayuca Niizeki. Uematsu is kind to her and lets her get in some offense mostly with elbow smashes. But the match went as one would expect and after a missile kick, Uematsu won with a dragon suplex at 10:49. Kei'to used her edge in power and size to beat Kana with a shining wizard at 11:21. Azumi Hyuga teamed with Fuuka against KAZUKI & Megumi Yabushita. Yabushita has been filling in for the injured Abe. KAZUKI begins with Fuuka after a double team move, Yabushita tags in and applies an ankle lock. Hyuga breaks it up and she & Yabushita demonstrate some chain wrestling. KAZUKI & Fuuka are in the ring a lot because they're trying to set up something for the next show. Hyuga wins over KAZUKI with the Michinoku Driver II at 16:35. KAZUKI & Fuuka have a post match discussion to st up an eight girl match featuring Jaguar Yokota & Manami Toyota for the Apr. 29 show.
Kaori Yoneyama & Tojuki Leon defeated Tsubasa Kuragaki & Arisa Nakajima when Leon used the Leon Stone on Nakajima at 19:37. Kuragaki was in control when she was in there but things didn't go well for Nakajima in this match. Kayoko Haruyama vs Commando Bolshoi for the JWP Open Weight title shot is the main event. Of course Bolshoi owns JWP and could put herself over but she knows her character is a clown and won't do that. So the idea is to make Haruyama look as good as possible so she comes across as a credible challenger and possible champ. So there's a lot of chain wrestling. Bolshoi does a lot of flying. Haruyama doesn't really do much of that. Haruyama goes for her Keen Hammer finish but Bolshoi counters it. But Haruyama finally does get the win with the Keen Hammer at 25:43. Apparently it was a good match but not taped. Normally I don't look at Haruyama as a champ but Hyuga has been having knee trouble again and needs to take some time off. So it appears that Kayoko Haruyama will become the JWP Open Weight Champ on Apr. 29. She's been there for a few years and deserves the opportunity.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Ran YuYu came out at the start of the show to announce that due to her back injury, the six girl match she was supposed to be in is now a handicap match. The first three matches on the show were pure filler. First there was a standard comedy match with GAMI vs Bullfight Sora. I guess they wanted to get the crowd in a good mood. Sora charged at GAMI & ref Tommy Ran for most of the match. Gami won with a cradle. Shirigami was DQd in his match against Leatherface for a flame attack. And the Devil Masami road to retirement continued. She won over Kana with the Fire Valley in about three minutes and they had a nice hug afterwards. Now we can move on to the real show.
Next up was Aja Kong & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs Dynamite Kansai & Tomoka Nakagawa. Nakagawa pulls Matsumoto into the corner and Kansai pounds her for a while. Matsumoto tries to come back but Kansai uses her power to control her and tags Nakagawa in. Nakagawa nails Matsumoto with a leg lariat but Matsumoto hits a backdrop and tags Aja. Nakagawa tries to lift Aja for a suplex. Of course she can't and Nakagawa becomes an Aja/Matsumoto sandwich. Matsumoto's fisherman suplex pin attempt is broken up by Kansai. Aja nails her with a tin can. Matsumoto gets the win over Nakagawa with a backdrop. More about this angle after the show.
Yoshiko Tamura & Misae Genki came over from NEO to face Chikayo Nagashima & Sonoko Kato. After an exchange of elbows, Tamura pulls Kato into her corner and applies a face wash. Genki continues the attack with a cobra hold. Kato escapes and tags Nakashima in. After a snap mare and a soccer ball kick on Tamura, Tamura hits a brainbuster and Nakashima tags Sato. Genki uses her power again to take control and that's pretty much how this went. The turning point comes when Kato attempts to superplex Genki but Tamura catches her in a German suplex. The end comes when Genki gets a jumping power bomb on Nakashima for the win. A lot of action but there was never any doubt who would win.
Next was this handicap match with KAORU, Takako Inoue & Hiren vs AKINO & Manami Toyota.It turned into a handicap match when Ran YuYu couldn't go. Aja Kong volunteered to fill in but KAORU said she wouldn't do the match with Aja and AKINO said it was OK. Naturally Police & Mika Nishio were there and Aja Kong & Hiroyo Matsumoto were there to neutralize them. This started conventionally with AKINO & KAORU. AKINO took control over Hiren with a moonsault press. Police intrudes but Aja stops him. Takako tags in but as soon as AKINO gets control, KAORU comes in. Takako hits an avalanche style brainbuster for a 2 count. After a missile kick, Nishio grabs AKINO's foot and after a Frankensteiner, Hiren tags in. She bites Toyota's hand and then Nishio bites her other hand. So Aja bites Nishio's hand. After Hiren's missile kick, AKINO tags in and hits several dropkicks followed by a brainbuster for a 2 count followed by more kicks. But Hiren gets AKINO in an ankle lock while Takako gets Toyota in an STF. Police attempts a cheap shot but runs from Aja. When AKINO gets control over Hiren, KAORU gets a desk board and zonks both AKINO & Toyota with it. Then everybody comes in and it's one big mess. KAORU hits everyone with the board. Toyota hits a Queen Bee Bomb on KAORU for a 2 count. Takako goes for her stun gun but AKINO heads her off with a missile kick. KAORU gets the stun gun but doesn't know how to use it. She stuns herself and drops the board. When Toyota gets KAORU up for a brainbuster, Takako nails her with the stun gun and KAORU gets the win with a hurricanrana at 12:58.
Now it's time for the main event between Carlos Amano & Mayumi Ozaki. With all the stipulations for this match like no rules, any weapons, hair vs hair etc. etc., they didn't bother to tell us it was 2 of 3 falls. So Ozaki brings a chair wrapped in barbed wire and a chain and Amano brings a metal baseball bat. Ozaki knocks the bat out of Amano's hand and hits her with the chair. Ozaki wedges the chair in the corner and whips Amano into the barbed wire. She busts Amano's forehead open with the barbed wire. Then she hits a power bomb on the chair. Ozaki goes out to grab a table from under the ring. Amano recovers and backdrops Ozaki onto the table. Then she batters Ozaki with the desk board. After some stomping, Amano leans the table in the corner and puts Ozaki against it. She charges...and misses. Ozaki goes back to the chair and hangs Amano with the chair in the corner. This is followed by a piledriver that shatters the table. After more chair shots, Ozaki uses a Yakuza kick for the first fall at 7:38.
Ozaki continues to attack Amano between falls. She starts fall two with a chain wrapped around her fist battering Amano. Then she wraps the chain around Amano's neck and hangs her over the top rope and drops her to the floor. She beats her with the barbed wire chair. Then a brainbuster on the floor followed by more chain hanging in the corner. Then Ozaki brings out more chairs from under the ring. It doesn't look good for Amano. But she avoids a brainbuster on the chair. But Ozaki hits her over the head with the chair for a 2 count. Ozaki sits Amano up in a chair but Amano slips away and nails Ozaki with a vertical brainbuster on the chair. Amano wedges the barbed wire chair in the corner and whips Ozaki into it. Then she busts her open. Then Amano hits her with the chain followed by several baseball bat shots. Amano applies a triangle choke with the chain. Ozaki kicks the bat out of Amano's hands. Ozaki hits a back fist followed by a kick. Amano uses the ropes and a chair to wrap up Ozaki's arm. Then she wraps her arm in the chain. Ozaki gives up at 9:25. It's all tied up.
Amano starts the third fall by going back to the arm. Ozaki tries to counter but Amano is relentless and chases her on the floor. They're beating each other with the chain. You may recall that one of the stipulations was that Amano couldn't use her Carlos Ghosn finisher. Back in the ring, Amano pretends to go for it and Ozaki flinches and is almost tricked into losing. Ozaki hits Amano with several chain wrapped back fists for a 2 count. Then Ozaki gets fluorescent light tubes from under the ring. She swings and misses and the tubes fall into the ring. Ozaki hits another back fist but Amano is able to escape the light tubes. Then Amano tries for Ozaki's Tequila Sunrise finisher. She's unsuccessful and Ozaki hooks a dragon sleeper. Amano escapes and gets the light tubes and explodes them over Ozaki's head. Ozaki isn't moving. But to make sure, Amano wins the match with the Tequila Sunrise at 6:04. Carlos Amano is still the principal of OZ Academy.
After the match, D-Fix attacks Amano outside the ring. But Ozaki sat in the chair in the middle of the ring and yes, Amano cut her hair. She starts with scissors but somebody sends an electric hair clipper and Amano cuts her hair. Then Ozaki takes the clipper and cuts her own hair. Reduced to a brush cut, Ozaki asks Amano if it is good enough. Amano says yes and Ozaki can go. While Ozaki kneels in respect, Police attacks Amano and the fighting starts. Ozaki gets scissors and starts to cut Amano's hair. The crowd boos. Ozaki tells Amano it will never be over and flips the bird to the crowd.
Then Aja Kong enters the ring to congratulate Amano on her victory. She asks Amano if she has any ideas for future matches. Amano says why do you ask. Aja says she has an idea for a tag team title tournament. Amano says OK. Aja says D-Fix is through so we'll need some other teams. Dynamite Kansai comes in and says she wants to team with Tomoka Nakagawa. Aja plans to team with Hiroyo Matsumoto. Aja asks Amano if she wants to team with Ozaki. Everyone laughs. Apparently this tag team tournament will be on the next OZ Academy show. Nothing's been announced yet but it appears they are planning to team a veteran with a younster similar to the 1996 Discover New Heroine tournament. They also announced that they are planning Plum Mariko memorial shows on Aug. 10 at Korakuen Hall and Aug. 16 Taisho azeria in Osaka. This show looks like a lot of fun. But I wouldn't write off D-Fix just yet.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The other semi final match has pro wrestler Atsuko Emoto against Ginele Marquez (pictured). Emoto may use the Bullfight Sora comedy gimmick as a wrestler but should not be taken lightly in MMA. Marquez' 5-7-1 record is somewhat deceieving. Her most recent fight was a loss to rising star Sarah Kaufman at the Oct. 19 HCF and has lost to Tara LaRosa, Amanda Buckner & Tonya Evinger. But she also won over Megumi Yabushita at the July 14 FFF show and has wins over Liz Posener & Molly Helsel. So I guess she likes to take on top fighters and she wouldn't get work if she wasn't delivering entertaining matches. This is why I don't bother too much with rankings. Sometimes win loss records don't tell the whole story. Marquez is currently training with Josh Barnett in California. This is her first match in Japan and could be a turning point in her career. This is shaping up to be a great show.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Have a look at this news feature from FOX9 in Minneapolis about Jessie Kresa AKA ODB in TNA. That's where she's from and it's one of those local girl makes good pieces including comments by her family. I'm not crazy about her character as I think it's a little too goofy but I still like her potential and she has improved.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
So who's gonna win this thing? I'm usually lousy at predicting these things but the obvious favourites based on the brackets are Tyrannosaurus Okuda, Arisa Nakajima & Hiroyo Matsumoto. The first bracket is a bit of a wild card. Some might think Ayako Sato is due for a push but I wonder how much politicking Mariko Yoshida has done to push Misaki Ohata. Upsets are possible too. Kana is one who might pull off a surprise in the quarter finals. Also, many fans are asking if Sendai is going to turn Hiren heel. I don't know. Her round one matchup against Nakajima would indicate no but you never know. I still believe they won't turn her heel or even acknowledge her role in OZ Academy. I hope I'm wrong as they'd miss an opportunity to give her a personality.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
The star of the show was Fuuka so they had a fan event on Saturday with Fuuka meeting fans. She was telling fans that Nanae Takahashi would appear on the May 5 Fuuka Matsuri. Takahashi confirmed that today. Before the show, Smackgirl fighter Hitomi Akano sang and Mio Shirai, Shuu Shibutani & Fuuka were signing autographs. The opener had Haruka Matsuo vs Mio Shirai. Mio attacked Matsuo with punches & dropkicks. But Matsuo came back with a half crab followed by a suplex for a two count. Mio came back but Matsuo regained control and after a superkick, Matsuo won with a Northern Lights suplex followed by a German suplex in about seven minutes.
Next was Arisa Nakajima & Toshie Uematsu vs Yumi Ohka & Hanako Kobayashi. The match started with Uematsu abusing Kobayashi. Ohka tagged in and got the same treatmant including a double team suplex. A Kobayashi cross body block on Nakajima turned things around and then Ohka wrapped her legs around Nakajima's hean from the top turnbuckle. An Ohka power bomb gets two. Uematsu tags in and catches Kobayashi on the top rope for a superplex. Ohka comes in to help but Nakajima outmaneuvers both with a cross body. Uematsu's Northern Lights suplex on Kobayashi is broken up by Ohka. This is followed by a fisherman's suplex and a cradle roll for the win at 16:32.
Next up was Hikaru & Yuu Yamagata vs Takako Inoue & Mai Ichii. The match begins with Ichii controlling Hikaru. Takako tags in and nails her with a spin kick. Yamagata tags in and Takako is double teamed. Ichii tags in and pounds Yamagata followed by a double team in the ropes. Hikaru tags in and is kicked by Ichii. A couple of stiff kicks by Takako gets a two count. Ichii crashes & burns when she misses a flying move. Yamagata finishes her with an avalanche style brain buster at 12:51.
The main event was Fuuka & Apple Miyuki vs Shuu Shibutani & Io Shirai. It's amusing to see Fuuka wearing a chamionship belt (EWA Womens Titile). Io seems to like playing heel as she doesn't shake hands with Fuuka. The match goes back and forth for a while until IO and then Shibutani get the edge on Fuuka. Apple turns the tables and after a jumping moonsault press and a Northern Lights suplex softens Io up, Fuuka finishes her with two straight F-Crashes for the win at 12:50. After the show, they all went to look at more cherry blossoms. It is good to see Apple Miyuki on one of these shows.