Last Idol - Eighteenth Episode, Only One Battle Left!

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Re: Last Idol - Eleventh Episode, A YouTube Singer?!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:06 pm

Viewers angry over decisions made in episode 11.
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20171022-00000011-jct-ent
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Viewers/fans of Last Idol were not happy with the choice made in episode 11 by judge Yoshida Gou. He was called on to pass judgement on the battle between Kamohara and Nagatsuki, and he chose Kamohara as the winner. He was the only judge of the four on the panel that chose Kamohara (though the other judges choices don't matter, only the judge called upon makes the final decision). His reasoning was along the lines of thinking the group was lacking in interesting characters and good expressions; the rest of the judges were against the decision, saying Nagatsuki had the most idol-like qualities of all the members. Viewers online chimed in with a similar sentiment, many people wanting him to stop appearing on the show completely.
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Supposedly (I can't find a link source) Yoshida also gave an interview during one of Nagatsuki's previous battles where he stated that he was happy he didn't have to judge then because he might've chosen the challenger simply to make things interesting, leading some to believe he made his mind up even before watching the battle.

Most fans seem to harbor no ill will toward Kamohara, praising her singing but being of the opinion that she's more suited to becoming a singer-songwriter instead of an idol.


Episode 12.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x66nfk5
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x66owm0
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x66n7ey
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x66n6gn
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x66ncx1

Summary:
Spoiler: show
- Episode starts with footage from the recent event at Tower Records featuring both the
current Last Idol members and the 2nd unit Good Tears.
- A small preview of the episode ahead.
- A recap of the singers battle last week for position #5, and the shocking results.
- Performance of "Bandwagon" with the new lineup.
- The next challenger is revealed; Oishi Natsumi (大石夏摘). She's 13 years old and signed to talent agency palette. She's done no idol work, but including Last Idol she has had two TV appearances, been cast in one stage play, been part of three ad campaigns, and has had one modeling job. She lists Japanese dance as a special skill.
- Oishi nominates Ozawa Aimi (position #3).
- Oishi performs "Cutie Honey" (キューティーハニー) by Koda Kumi (倖田來未).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koda_Kumi

- Ozawa performs "Otona Ressha" (大人列車) by HKT48.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HKT48

- Judge Kurata Mayumi (倉田真由美), mangaka, is called on to announce the winner.
- Kurata announces Oishi Natsumi as the winner. She will immediately join the group and take position #3.
- Comments from both girls. Ozawa crying.
- The judge explains the reason behind the choice and Ozawa leaves the stage.
- The super awkward self introduction to the other Last Idol members as they cry.
- Ozawa backstage crying.
- Preview of next week, a new 16 year old bishoujo challenger.


Personal thoughts:
Spoiler: show
- Some of these girls still can't hold a mic properly despite training for weeks. If you're going to partially lipsync you still need to be convincing:
1. Don't hold the mic far away from your face.
2. Don't sing into the side of the mic.
3. Don't wobble it around.

- I kind of agree with this choice? But I also don't care about either of them.
- I was hoping they'd call on Marty this episode.


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Re: Last Idol - Thirteenth Episode, Another One?!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:14 am

• A second handshake event is scheduled for November 6, 2017. Participants include Last Idol with it's current lineup, 2nd unit Good Tears, and new unit Choucream Rockets.

• BIG REVEAL: 3rd Unit, Chou Cream Rockets (シュークリームロケッツ; Cream Puff Rockets). First post updated!

Members:
Matsumoto Momona
Ozawa Aimi
Nagatsuki Midori

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Episode 13 (These are whatl I could find. TV Asahi got wise to the DM uploads. If I find dailymotion links later, I'll swap them out.)
http://www.pandora.tv/view/keigoo/55418127/#31376494_new
https://www.bilibili.com/video/av16074409/?from=search&seid=12910718977276031074


Summary:
Spoiler: show
- Starts with short re-cap.
- Group performs "Bandwagon" with newest member.
- The next challenger is introduced, Kiyohara Rio (清原梨央). She's a model signed to Twin Planet/taimu. She has no idol experience.
- Kiyohara nominates Kamohara Rena, position #5.
- Kiyohara performs "Nandome no Aozora ka?" (何度目の青空か?) by Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nogizaka46

- Kamohara performs "Wherever you are" by ONE OK ROCK.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Ok_Rock

- The judge Nakamori Akio, columnist, is called on to reveal the winner.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akio_Nakamori

- Nakamori announces Kamohara Rena as the winner of the battle. She will keep her position.
- Yet another new unit is announced. It's a trio featuring Nagatsuki Midori (長月翠), Ozawa Aimi (小澤愛実), and Matsumoto Momona (松本ももな).
- The group is called シュークリームロケッツ / Cream Puff Rockets. Based on the official Twitter accounts they seem to be using the romanization Choucream Rockets (cream puffs = Choux Cream in Japan).
- The new unit performs their first song, "Souzoujou Fruits" (想像上のフルーツ; Imaginary Fruits).
- A preview of the next episode. The next challenger is Oomori Rio (大森莉緒) from the Pink Lady little sister group Pink Babies (ピンク・ベイビーズ ), disbanded in 2017.


Personal thoughts:
Spoiler: show
- I'm annoyed they caught on to the dailymotion uploads this soon, it makes this a lot harder. :lol:
- It's odd that Rena is being challenged so quickly, and by a model with no experience in singing or musical performance. And why is position 5 getting so much play. If I'm remembering correctly, 5 has been challenged more than any other position.
- Kiyohara put on a smile and tried though, good for her.
- Rena chose a terrible song to perform in a battle. The whole thing was pretty crap.
- The third unit has the most idol-like song so far.
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Re: Last Idol - Thirteenth Episode, Another One?!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:18 pm

• Former center Majima Wakana has fractured her foot. She was not able to attend the 2nd handshake event.
https://twitter.com/mjmwkn/status/928986266468618240

Episode 14

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x68sg05

Summary:
Spoiler: show
- Starts with a brief preview of the episode at hand.
- Introduction of the next challenger, Oomori Rio (大森莉緒). She's been doing entertainment activities since she was 3, performing since 11. She was a member of Pink Lady's little sister group Pink Babies (ピンク・ベイビーズ ), disbanded in May 2017.
- Oomori nominates Oishi Natsumi (position #3) for battle. Oishi just earned her position in episode 12.
- Oomori performs "Ashita Mo" (明日も) by MUSH&Co. (MUSH&Co. was a temporary band formed to promote a film in 2013; the lead singer was actress and singer Ohara Sakurako (大原櫻子).)
https://www.generasia.com/wiki/Ohara_Sakurako
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakurako_Ohara

- Oishi performs "Furimukanaide" (ふりむかないで) by The Peanuts (ザ・ピーナッツ).
https://www.generasia.com/wiki/The_Peanuts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peanuts

- Judge YOU, actress, is called on to announce the winner.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_(actress)

- YOU announces Oishi as the winner of the battle. She will keep her position.
- A second challenger is revealed this episode, Momiyama Himeri (籾山ひめり). She's a member of the indie idol group Spindle (スピンドル); they perform on roller skates. (Short PV)
https://twitter.com/himeri_spindle
http://www.spindle-official.com/

- Momiyama nominates Yoshizaki Aya (position #2) for battle. There's an 8 year age difference between them.
- Momiyama changes into her roller skates for her performance. She performs "Gingham Check" (ギンガムチェック) by AKB48.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AKB48

- Yoshizaki performs "Yasashii Kimochi" (やさしい気持ち) by Chara.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chara_(singer)

- Judge (couldn't catch his name) is called on to announce the winner.
- He announces Yoshizaki Aya as the winner, she will keep her position.
- The Last Idol group performs "Bandwagon".
- A very quick look at the challenger in the next episode; Inoko Reia (猪子 れいあ). She's an eighth generation member of the trainee group iDOL Street Street-sei under avex's iDOL Street division (Wasuta, GEM, etc), and a member of the e-street-sei trainee group SAPPORO Snow♥Loveits (サッポロ Snow♥Loveits).
http://www.idolstreet.jp/profile/member.php?id=1001070


Personal thoughts:
Spoiler: show
- Oomori is pretty cute, and her singing is decent.
- Judges continue to make weird decisions.
- Momiyama's voice was pleasant enough. Her skates seemed a little useless though.
- Yoshizaki's voice was mostly fine too, just a little annoying at parts.
- I don't think either of them were particularly impressive or better than the other.
- Next week's challenger looks like someone I might like. In the same vein as Midori.
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Re: Last Idol - Fourteenth Episode, Double Tiny Challengers!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:30 am

Update: Former challenger (episode 14, battle 16) Oomori Rio (大森莉緒) has joined a new group called eyes.
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https://twitter.com/Rio_Ohmori

Episode 15.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x69uqio
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x69upxy
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x69ukly

Summary:
Spoiler: show
- The episode starts with a short preview.
- It gets tense for a second when the MC reveals that there will be an announcement
regarding Last Idol.
- The debut CD jackets for Last Idol will be shot by famous photographer Ninagawa Mika. She has also directed several films and music videos, including AKB48's "Heavy Rotation".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mika_Ninagawa

- Ninagawa Mika is in the studio as part of the judges panel. She offers her comments.
- Footage from the last handshake event is shown briefly.
- The next challenger is revealed, 13 year old Inoko Reia (猪子れいあ). She was an eighth generation member of the avex idol trainee program iDOL Street-sei under the iDOL Street division (SUPER☆GiRLS, Cheeky Parade, GEM, Wasuta), and was a member of the e-street trainee group SAPPORO Snow♥Loveits (サッポロ Snow♥Loveits). (NOTE: The iDOL Street-sei no longer exist. avex recently started recruiting for a new project called Avex Idol Academy. Reia's current status is unknown, though her profile still lists avex. (Special thanks to ainogundan on Twitter for up-to-date info.))
- Inoko nominates Abe Nanami, center position.
- Comments from both competitors.
- Inoko asks for a moment to do vocal warm-ups.
- Inoko performs "Synchro Tokimeki" (シンクロときめき) by Watanabe Mayu (渡辺麻友).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayu_Watanabe

- There seems to be something wrong/off with Abe's voice or throat.
- Abe performs "Brand New World" (ブランニューワールド) by Denpagumi.inc (でんぱ組.inc).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dempagumi.inc

- Judge Ninagawa Mika, photographer and director, is called on to announce the winner of the battle.
- Ninagawa announces that Abe Nanami is the winner, she will keep the center position.
- Reactions and comments from both girls, and Ninagawa offers her reasoning.
- Inoko gives more comments backstage.
- Last Idol once again performs their debut song "Bandwagon".


Personal thoughts:
Spoiler: show
- I always think it's risky going after the center position.
- Pausing to do vocal warm-ups on stage in front of everyone seemed kind of rude.
- Decent performance of a mediocre song.
- Another alright performance of a mediocre song. She tried hard even with throat/vocal issues.
- The contestants went from having relatively varied ages to all being super young. If they
wanted a group full of 13 year olds they shouldn't have made the eligibility age so high.
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Re: Last Idol - Fifteenth Episode, avex?!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:06 pm

Episode 16.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6aklm1
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ak5sm
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ak6h2
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ak4q6
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ak5w8
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ak68v

Summary
Spoiler: show
- There's supposed to be a big, shocking announcement this week.
- The episode starts with the Last Idol members coming onto the stage.
- Kamohara Rena, who defeated Nagatsuki Midori to take position #5, does not come out with the other members. There's an announcement regarding Rena. The judge panel and the audience are confused.
- Marty Friedman has returned to the judges panel.
- A special interview video with Kamohara is played.
- Kamohara Rena has withdrawn from the group/program. She realized her dream is to become a singer, not an idol, and thus she decided to step away. Position #5 is vacant.
- Koga Yako and the judges panel comment on the situation at hand.
- Original holder of position #5 and current member of Chou Cream Rockets (Creampuff Rockets), Nagatsuki Midori, will battle former episode 13 position #5 challenger Kiyohara Rio in order to decide who will take the spot left vacant by Kamohara.
- They each enter from opposite sides of the stage in casual clothing. Each give their comments.
- Nagatsuki performs "Romance no Start" (ロマンスのスタート) by Nogizaka46.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nogizaka46

- Kiyohara performs "Bokura no Eureka" (僕らのユリイカ) by NMB48.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NMB48

- Judge Uno Tsunehiro, author and commentator/critic, is called on to announce the winner.
- The girls give their final comments.
- Uno announces that Nagatsuki Midori as the winner. She will retake position #5. She is the first defeated original member to make a return to the main Last Idol group.
- He explains his reasoning and both girls give their thoughts on the results.
- Nagatsuki and Kiyohara hug to applause.
- Backstage footage of Nagatsuki rushing to dress in the group costume and re-take the stage.
- The group, with a now filled position #5, perform their song "Bandwagon" again.
- Brief footage of a handshake and mini live at Tower Records, running over the credits.
- Nothing mentioned about Nagatsuki's membership in Chou Cream Rockets; expect something next week.
- There will only be 3 more challengers before the show ends, and the final lineup will be in place in preparation for CD debut in December.
- Next week the challenger is a girl named Nakamura Shuri (中村守里), a talent signed to Ohta Pro.
http://www.ohtapro.co.jp/talent/NakamuraShuri/
https://twitter.com/nakamura_shuri


Personal thoughts
Spoiler: show
- There was so much backlash online when Kamohara took position #5 from Nagatsuki, it
makes this whole thing feel awfully convenient. Maybe she really does just want to be
a singer. It would make sense, given her YT videos. But it totally feels like they just didn't want to deal
with fans being mad about Nagatsuki/they wanted her popularity for the main group.
- Nagatsuki was the only one I cared a little bit about though, so whatever.
- Damnit let Marty judge, guys. I like him.
- They sound appropriately bad this time. They've really let up on the lipsync.


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Re: Last Idol - Sixteenth Episode, A Dramatic Return?!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:55 am

The proper preview for this weeks episode was cut off in the dailymotion videos. Here it is on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/LastidolProject/sta ... 9291796480

- There will be 3 more challengers before the show ends and the groups have their debut on December 20th.
- Another new unit will be announced (former Last Idol center Wakana will likely be brought back as part of it, they show a bandaged foot in a sandal).
- The new unit will have 6 members total.
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Re: Last Idol - Sixteenth Episode, A Dramatic Return?!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:03 am

BIG REVEAL: Another new unit, Someday Somewhere. First post updated!

Members:
Majima Wakana
Inoko Reia
Momiyama Himeri
Yamada Mahiro
Kiyohara Rio
Kimura Misaki

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Episode 17.
The episode on dailymotion is terribly out of sync. Pandora works alright, but the beginning is cut off slightly.


http://m.pandora.tv/?c=view&ch_userid=keigoo&prgid=55559649
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ay7kl
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ayc89
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ay94g
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ay86p
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ay8h4
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ay7m2

Summary
Spoiler: show
- The episode opens with parts of the teaser from last week.
- Marty Friedman is back on the judges panel again.
- A 2nd unit is announced! The members are revealed in the following order:
Yamada Mahiro
Kiyohara Rio
Kimura Misaki
Inoko Reia
Momiyama Himeri
Majima Wakana

- They show footage of Majima in the rehearsal studio with her fractured foot.
- The new unit comes out on stage.
- The new unit is named Someday Somewhere. They perform their debut song "Again & Again" with Majima sitting in a chair in center position.
- Majima stands up and walks to a mic stand. She does some very light dancing. Arm movements, one spin. Nothing stressing.
- Judges are asked for their thoughts on the performance.
- The members of Someday Somwehre give their thoughts, and a SHOWROOM livestream is promoted.
- The MC reveals that there will only be 3 more challengers.
- The next challenger is revealed, Nakamura Shuri (中村守里), a talent signed to Ohta Pro. She's has experience in swimming, ballet, and rhythmic gymnastics.
http://www.ohtapro.co.jp/talent/NakamuraShuri/
https://twitter.com/nakamura_shuri

- Nakamura challenges Suzuki Haruka, position #6.
- Each girl gives her comments and bows in preparation for the battle.
- Nakamura performs "Muteki no Girlfriend" (無敵のガールフレンド) by Ohara Sakurako (大原櫻子).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakurako_Ohara

- Suzuki performs "Bokura no Eureka" (僕らのユリイカ) by NMB48.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NMB48

- They (FINALLY) call Marty Friedman, rock guitarist and idol fan, to be the deciding judge.
- Marty announces Suzuki Haruka as the winner. She keeps her position.
- The girls comment on the results, Marty gives his reasoning.
- Previews for next week start. 21 year old Ishikawa Natsumi (石川夏海), i.e. Abuchan (あぶちゃん), will be the challenger next week. She's a former member of the idol group Akishibu Project (アキシブproject). She graduated on July 27, 2017. She was crowned the Princess of
Gravure in the "YA Gura-Hime 2017" (Young Animal Gravure Princess 2017) competition.
https://tokyogirlsupdate.com/young-anim ... 18178.html

- Last Idol's debut single for December is announced/promoted.


Personal thoughts
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- It's weird that they don't call Chou Cream Rockets the 2nd unit, and this new one the 3rd unit.
- Majima looks oddly different without makeup on.
- Every group, every single extra group, has a better debut song than Last Idol. Wtf is up with that.
- I liked Nakamura's song choice A LOT more, but I think Suzuki performed better.
- Freaking finally, I've been more excited about them calling on Marty than I have the actual show.
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Re: Last Idol - Seventeeth Episode, Yet Another One?!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:29 am

General Updates:

• Yet another group, (a fifth overall unit, or 4th second unit depending on your counting) has been teased ahead of next week's episode. This time they revealed the silhouette. It will be a 5 member group. This will bring the entire project up to 25 members.
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Tracklists have been announced for the debut single releasing on December 20th. The 2nd units will also debut on those singles.
Spoiler: show
Limited A
1. Bandwagon / Last Idol
2. Last Idol, Yoroshiku / Last Idol Family
3. Namida no Kamen / Good Tears
4. Bandwagon (Instrumental)
5. Last Idol, Yoroshiku (Instrumental)
6. Namida no Kamen (Instrumental)
DVD:
1. Bandwagon (MV)
2. Namida no Kamen (MV)

Limited B
1. Bandwagon / Last Idol
2. Last Idol, Yoroshiku / Last Idol Family
3. Souzoujou no Fruits / Chou Cream Rockets
4. Bandwagon (Instrumental)
5. Last Idol, Yoroshiku (Instrumental)
6. Souzoujou no Fruits (Instrumental)
DVD:
1. Bandwagon (MV)
2. Souzoujou no Fruits (MV)

Limited C
1. Bandwagon / Last Idol
2. Last Idol, Yoroshiku / Last Idol Family
3. Again & Again / Someday Somewhere
4. Bandwagon (Instrumental)
5. Last Idol, Yoroshiku (Instrumental)
6. Again & Again (Instrumental)
DVD:
1. Bandwagon (MV)
2. Again & Again (MV)

Limited D
1. Bandwagon / Last Idol
2. Last Idol, Yoroshiku / Last Idol Family
3. UNKNOWN
4. Bandwagon (Instrumental)
5. Last Idol, Yoroshiku (Instrumental)
6. UNKNOWN
DVD:
1. Bandwagon (MV)
2. UNKWON (MV)
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Re: Last Idol - Seventeeth Episode, Yet Another One?!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:23 pm

Good Tears - Namida no Kamen (MV Short Ver.)
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Re: Last Idol - Seventeeth Episode, Yet Another One?!

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:02 pm

REVEAL: In this episode they announced that a member of Last Idol will have a role in a film being released in 2018. It's a live-action film based on the "Gakkou Gurashi!" (がっこうぐらし!) manga series. Director, producer, and writer Shibata Issei will be working on the film. They did not reveal which member will be appearing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School-Live!

Episode 18

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6be63j
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6bedko
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6be55r

Summary
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- The episode starts with a teaser.
- Actual episode opens up with the MC mentioning there will only be 2 more challengers before the major CD debut.
- They brought Yoshida Gou back to the judges panel (fans hated him after his choice in episode 11, many asked that he never be invited back).
- Flashback footage and discussion regarding the episode 11 battle where he chose to eliminate Nagatsuki Midiori from position #5, and give it to Kamohara Rena.
- The next challenger is introduced. 21 year old Ishikawa Natsumi (石川夏海). She was a member of the idol group Akishibu Project (アキシブproject); she graduated on July 27, 2017. She was also crowned Princess of Gravure in the "YA Gura-Hime 2017" (Young Animal Gravure Princess 2017) competition.
https://tokyogirlsupdate.com/young-anim ... 18178.html

- Ishikawa nominates Yasuda Airi, position #4.
- Each girl is asked about their thoughts before the battle.
- Ishikawa does vocal warm-ups on stage before her performance.
- Ishikawa performs "CHANGE the WORLD" by BiS.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BiS_(Japanese_idol_group)

- Yasuda performs "Gakuen Heaven" (学園天国) by Koizumi Kyouko (小泉 今日子).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%8Dko_Koizumi

- Each girl gives her comments about the battle.
- Judge Ohtsuki Kenji (大槻ケンヂ), rock musician and award-winning writer, is called on to reveal the winner.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenji_Ohtsuki

- Ohtsuki announces Yasuda as the winner of the battle, she keeps her position. He gives his reasoning.
- It's revealed suddenly that a Last Idol member will have a role in a film being released in 2018. It's a live-action film based on the "Gakkou Gurashi!" (がっこうぐらし!) manga series. Director, producer, and writer Shibata Issei will be working on the film. They do not announce which member gets to appear.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School-Live!

- The last challenger is teased.
- Last Idol performs their debut song "Bandwagon".
- The last challenger is revealed; Yamamoto Airi (山本愛梨). She was previously a member of the idol group Gintama SEVEN (銀玉SEVEN) (disbanded), and has trained at Actors School Hiroshima (ASH). One of the members of Gintama SEVEN (Kurata Sonoko) lied about being unable to attend a Gintama live event due to illness, when in reality she was participating in the 2nd round of the STU48 audition (when the news came out she was immediately withdrawn from Gintama SEVEN and all activities were ended).
https://twitter.com/Airi_11081223

- Yamamoto nominates Oishi Natsumi, position #3. The battle will take place next week. A preview shows Yoshida Gou is called on as the judge to make the winning announcement. It's expected the final 2nd Unit (fifth overall) will be revealed next week as well.


Personal thoughts
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- Again, doing your vocal warm-ups right in front of everyone seems rude. And unnecessary.
- Yasuda did better overall. I don't care about her, but it would be stupid to get rid of her.
- I'm annoyed they didn't reveal the last unit here, but I guess the final episode needs more than just one battle.
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Re: Last Idol - Eighteenth Episode, Only One Battle Left!

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