In this week’s UTAGE!, Pokota appeared as a surprise guest much to the shock of AKB48 Watanabe Mayu. Pokota has guested on UTAGE! in the past and his serenation of Mayuyu(and her aversion to him) is a running gag in the show.
At first, they were doing the opening talk. Pokota was hiding in the tent behind Mayu.
Pokota creeps up to Mayuyu without her knowledge.
Shocked at seeing Pokota next to her,Mayu ran away.
Pokota continues to torment her with his GACKT style serenades.
Pokota then tries to forge a bond with Mayu. “I was born in Saitama(Urawa) too,” he said.
Mayu was from Saitama Omiya and shudders to know that they actually lived close to each other.(On google map,it’s actually only 4 stations apart.)
Pokota: If it’s Saitama, then the distance between us makes us closer?
Mayu: It’s THE WORST!
Pokota attacks her with his serenades again and Mayu loses her shoe while running away.
After the trauma, she cleans her soiled feet. “I hate it. My life’s just been shortened by 5 years.”
During dinner, Sasshi reveals that Mayu actually seems excited whenever Pokota appears.
Sasshi: She’s been like that for a long time. Actually after meeting him for the 1st time, she’d send me videos of Pokota. When he’s scheduled to appear, she’d say ‘Sasshi, Pokota san is coming!’ like she’s very happy.
Mayu of course furiously denies.
Pokota is grinning from ear to ear and moves over to Mayu’s side.
He serenades Mayuyu again and gets his standard whack from Nakai.
After settling down again, Mayu comments “Definitely impossible, THAT”
Nakai: Can you guys (for the sake of UTAGE) get papp-ed for once?
Mayu: It’ll be easier for me to die.
Pokota: Actually i asked my agency if i could go directly to her handshake event.
Nakai: You already bought the CD?
Pokota: Yes, but they stopped me and said i’m already old enough so i shouldn’t make things difficult for her. On this occasion, let me express my thoughts.(He stands up and everyone goes into a state of disbelief.)
Mayu: This is my first time getting confessed to. I don’t want it to be him!
Nakai: You love her?
Pokota: Well i’d have to know her better first.. (Everyone comments ‘he’s serious!’)
Mayu couldn’t believe what she’d heard.
Kisumai Senga: He’s probably serious.
Nakai to Mayu: If he’s not lying, are you happy?
Mayu: Ye….Ye…..s. Of cos to receive feelings like that, i’m happy.
Nakai to Sashihara: What is Watanabe thinking?
Sashihara: I think she doesn’t really care about it.