In the twenty-first installment, the participating members are Mogi Kasumi (Fukushima Prefecture), Oda Erina (Kanagawa Prefecture), Sato Shiori (Niigata Prefecture), and Fukuchi Rena (Saga Prefecture).
Today’s theme is “The animal I want to be right now!”
Q: What animal does Sato Shiori want to be right now?
A: A cat
Sato: I want to be a cat. I could just roll around at home all day, like isn’t a cat’s entire day just eating and sleeping? I think there might be some tough things about being a cat, but I’d appreciate the freedom. I’d like to try living like that.
----I heard that you have a cat at home, Sato-san.
Sato: Yes, and I love it! I’m pretty cat-like myself, so I wonder if cats see me as a sort of rival or even a comrade… Whenever it wants food it only ever begs me, and because it makes me feel good, I’ll always give it the food.
----What breed of cat is it?
Sato: It’s a mix that we just happened to pick up as a stray, it’s a little brownish with little white feet and it is so cute. When it was a kitten, its back used to be striped with white almost like an arrow mark. When it got big the pattern got messed up.
Q: What animal does Fukuchi Rena want to be right now?
A: A cat at a cat cafe
Fukuchi: I also want to be a cat, but I want to be a cat that lives in a cat cafe. Everyone will dote on me and give me food and I get to keep everyone motivated and happy. I want to be a cat like that. I want to be loved!
----Do you like cats more than dogs?
Fukuchi: I only recently changed over to the cat camp. I just suddenly and without thinking thought “Wow, so cute!” whenever I saw a cat. I especially love their little mouths. I’ve become addicted to searching for pictures on the internet of cats facing up because at that angle their mouth looks so beautiful. I can’t help it I want to touch it.
Oda: You’re totally obsessed aren’t you!
Sato: The nose is cute too! The nose!
Fukuchi: Ah! All parts of the cat are cute!
Q: What animal does Mogi Kasumi want to be right now?
Mogi: Lately I’ve been really into owls, my friends and I are even planning on going to an owl cafe when we can.
I’ve loved Harry Potter for a long time, so I went to USJ (Universal Studios Japan) and saw a real owl for the first time and I thought it was just so cute.
Mogi: I’m not sure how I came to think it was cute but I do! It’s nocturnal and doesn’t move very much and the head moves in weird ways. But it has this sort of mysterious feeling to it and I love it. But to feed one you have to stock rats and chicks in your freezer.
Sato: Keeping chicks in the freezer… you’re not thinking that you want to raise an owl, are you?
Mogi: I want to try to raise one! On a slightly unrelated note, a cat cafe is usually around 600 yen for thirty minutes while an owl cafe is 700 yen for unlimited time. Right now cats are more popular, so I want to use my power to make owls more popular.
Oda: I don’t think there are any owl idols, so I guess it’s fine.
Q: What animal does Oda Erina want to be right now?
A: A polar bear
Oda: I want to be a polar bear. I’ve always been weak to the cold, and I always get sick when the seasons change. Polar bears are always warm, so they can live in the coldest places, I want to be like that.
Sato: Whoa, she said that all so clearly like she was reading off a script.
Fukuchi: As expected.
Oda: Polar bears can probably win any fight and their fur is so fluffy so it would be nice.
----What animals do you think all of you are most like?
Mogi: Shiorin’s totally a red panda.
Sato: Fukuchi-chan’s probably most like a river otter.
Fukuchi: I’ve always been told I’m most like a penguin…
Mogi: Ah, you are like a penguin! You don’t even have to explain, I totally get it.
Oda: Mogi-chan is a horse!
Mogi: No, something like that definitely doesn’t make me happy!
Oda: But your legs are so long and thin. Maybe an okapi then… ah, a flamingo?
Mogi: I hear that a lot.
Sato: So all that’s left is Oda Erina, huh.
All: … (long silence)
----No one can come up with anything, huh.
Oda: ...then I’m a human! I’m a human!
Mogi Kasumi’s Secret Report: “The unicorn doll…”
I like unicorns a lot, so I collect unicorn goods. Before, I bought a big unicorn doll and carry it around with me often. It’s too cute that sometimes I’ll just hold it all morning. Even at my seitansai I received a ton of unicorn goods from my fans!