Besides being ecstatic about the fact that Maekawa was on again (the episode where he sang Tokyo Sabaku) and being able to see Kobayashi on TV for the first time, I was pretty astonished to see Asaoka on the show, let alone see her singing. I didn't even know she sings! According to the J-Wiki, she released her last single in 1971 until 'Itoshi Itoshi to Iu Kokoro' came along just a couple of months back in early September 2014... that's almost half a century since the last single! I've not seen Asaoka over the decades - only during her early years, but I would have to say that she's been through one heck of a transformation! Her face lacks much expression from all the work done and the eye-shadow's rather heavy... like Joan Rivers! Well, but she doesn't sound too bad for a 74 year-old woman.
|Uh... ... so cute?|
It's different from the Ishihara & Asaoka one!!