I’ve got the TV on, and there’s an NHK (one of, if not the official, Japanese TV networks) show of… Japanese cheerleaders. They’re awfully good, though as so often happens with Japanese imports, there’s a mix of spot-on perfect performance and linguistic slippage.
On one hand, these girls would drive that killer Texas cheerleader mom to rent a small Mafia army. They’re athletic; acrobatic; have demanding, precise routines, and are so perky they make Katie Couric look like Edna Mode. I don’t know much about cheerleading, but I know that balancing three other girls on your shoulders isn’t something you just start doing one day.
But look at the team names (not a complete list):
Three Nails Crown
But the filming was done by an outfit called “Crazy TV Manpower.” So go figure.