Absolutely loved the entire Kento-Inoo segment on Saturday’s Merenge! BEST episode yet!!!
So different to see a reversal where Inoo is the senpai and the guest is the kouhai! BUTTTTTT yet again, he’s still teased by the kouhai!! (and basically everyone on the show hahaha ^^;)
Loved his reactions to his kouhai’s praise and tease, and loved his hilarious interaction with Hisamotosan! (like being teased by your boss!)
Inoo, the OMG-IT’S-ACTUALLY-ALMOST-LIKE-ME!-I-SHOULD-BE-MAD-BUT-LOL
Kento: (impersonating Inoo right down to the way he sits in Merenge) Nice to meet you, I’m Inoo Kei. Inoo: What? Do I really sound that terrible?? Hisamoto: Unfortunately, you do.
Kento: (doing impersonations) What group (kei) are you? (impersonating Inoo) “I’m Inoo Kei”.
Kento was great! There were other impersonations too that the Juniors would do!! hahaha
Inoo, the OMG-SOMEONE-ACTUALLY-ADMIRES-ME?-IS-IT-TRUE?-YES?-YES?
Hisamoto: There is a member of Hey! Say! JUMP that Nakajimakun aspired to be that he entered Johnny’s. Inoo:*wide eyed* Eh! Is it me? Hisamoto: There is a member of Hey! Say! JUMP that Nakajimakun aspired to be. Inoo:*wide eyed so happy* Isn’t it me? Hisamoto: There is a member of Hey! Say! JUMP Inoo:*super happy oooo* It’s me! Inoo: (pointing to himself) Me? Me? Me? Hisamoto: Ok let’s ask Nakajimakun to announce who it is. Kento: That’s right. It is Yamadakun I admired. **** Inoo: *insert “ahhhh it’s him again!!” ****
Inoo, the……. *small shy voice* really….? I did that…? *shy*
Kento: Before debuting, when we back danced for a HSJ concert, it was exactly the period for university entrance examinations. Inookun was extremely good at balancing work and his studies, so, when I bumped into him in the bathroom, I asked him “I’m thinking about entering university, what should I do?”. While washing his hands he said, “Well, isn’t it okay if you just go for whatever you want to do now,” Inoo: wha… did I say that…?
I just loved how he reacted in all the situations today, and especially when he was being praised by Kento.. I think he’s really not used to people saying such good things about him, or at the very least, he just prefers not to be in the spotlight and so well-regarded.