On December 29th, the TV show “Waratte Iitomo!” aired its year-end special live, and there was a corner in which regular members confronted each other regarding the impersonation of popular artists.
AKB48’s “Heavy Rotation” was performed by Sasaki Nozomi, Yanagihara Kanako, and three announcers: Hirai Rio, Saito Maiko, and Kato Ayako.
KARA’s “Mister” was performed by Becky, Akimoto Sayaka (AKB48), Oriental Radio (comedian duo), and Audrey (comedian duo).
Check out the hilarious impersonations below! The Kara part starts around 2:00.
AKB48 member, Akimoto Sayaka cosplays as KARA's Gyuri, complete with a blonde wig. She posted pictures on her blog how fun it was doing the impersonation.
Sources: marchonsvite5, Tokyohive, Akimoto's blog