Idol is Running! BiSH & POP to Run 200km Ekiden from Atami to Shibuya!
For those of you not interested in the AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo taking place on June 6th, here is another option how you can spend your weekend! BiSH will be challenging POP (Period of Plastic 2 Mercy) to a 200km ekiden (long-distance relay race) from Atami, Shizuoka to Shibuya, Tokyo and it will be broadcast live in its entirely on Niconico! It’s a showdown between 2 groups born from the mind of Junnosuke Watanabe, the man behind legendary anti-idol group BiS.
The two groups will leave Shibuya on June 6, stay overnight in Atami and begin the race back to Shibuya on the morning of June 7th. The team that finishes first will win 100,000 yen and the winner of the most votes from fans will win 50,000 yen. Because POP currently has 5 members and BiSH has 4, Watanabe will be the 5th runner for the BiSH team.
This sort of thing is nothing new for Watanabe since he had members of BiS run 100-km ultra-marathons before but, Saki Kamiya (POP) was the only one to ever successfully complete the task. The MV for “hitoribochi” showed scenes of Pour Lui and Yurika Wakisaka attempting to run a 100-km from Yamanashi to Shinjuku before performing a show at a live house.
Even though BiS was a group known for their unpredictable stunts and BiSH was created in order to restart BiS, what will happen the second time around? On top of that, POP seems to be following the same pattern, especially in the way the new members were announced. Hopefully, everyone involved in this event will be able to finish the race safely.
BiSH vs POP Idol ga Goal made Honki de Hashiru: Tokyo~Atami
Broadcast start: June 6, 2015 6:00pm
Broadcast end (tentative): June 8, 2015 12:00am
Live Niconico link: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv223359976
POP (Period of Plastic 2 Mercy) Official site: http://pla2me.com/
POP (Period of Plastic 2 Mercy) Twitter: https://twitter.com/Period_Of_P2m
BiSH Official Site: http://wack.jp/bish.html
BiSH Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/BiSHidol
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