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8:40 am - 11/09/2010

Johnnys Complete Takeover NHK, Arashi's Appearance in Exchange for 6 Groups Frame

The 61th Kouhaku Uta Gassen has announced the host to be Arashi and Matsushita Nao for the white and red teams respectively. According to reports, Johnny Jimusho has only agreed to let Arashi host the event in exchange for 6 frames of Johnny's groups to perform.

According to testimony from entertainment production authorised person, Johnnys has demanded that in agreeing to let Arashi host Kouhaku, NHK would have to give them 6 frames which include Arashi, SMAP, TOKIO, V6, Kondo Masahiko and NYC. If this comes about, it is no doubt that Johnnys has takeover NHK and it becomes a mini "Johnny's Countdown Concert". Welcoming into his 30th year debut anniversary, it is no surprise for Kondo Masahiko to perform in Kouhaku. But for V6 and NYC to perform it seems to be somewhat forceful. Music industry related person expressed that despite Kondo's participation in NHK's 『Nodojiman』 program on 21st this month, it does not necessarily imply NHK's intention to include him in Kouhaku's performer list.

On the surface the organisation of Kouhaku is negotiating with the record companies for perfoming artiste's schedules, but in actual fact they are just taking on the mere support role as such, 80-90% of the decision authority still lies in the intention of the Jimusho. If NHK succumbs to the demand and allow 6 Johnny groups to appear, one quarter of the white team will be occupied by Johnnys as said. Naturally it will break the whole balance, and there will be voices of doubt arising among the Kouhaku staff. "At first NHK only wish to let Arashi take on the host and tried to resist the conditions raised by Johnny's Jimusho, but eventually they have no choice but to agree."

Previously it used to be only 2 Johnny groups to participate while being increased to 6 groups this year. "No doubt controversy will arise, but if it takes place there will be no worries over the ratings". Inohara who appears in NHK's morning program has favourable ratings thus V6's appearance in Kouhaku can still be acknowledged. But for NYC to appear it will provoke much discontent as there are other senior groups in Johnnys who have more potential to perform in the event. If this rumor turns out true it will be difficult to address Kouhaku as Japan's annual music fest and the efforts of other artistes will be wiped out.


Note that this is a rumor and the confirmed performer list will be out at the end of November
just to add, NYC had their first performance in Kouhaku last year along with Arashi
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meissa 9th-Nov-2010 12:45 am (UTC)
If this is true, it's kind of hilarious. I mean... senpai, senpai, senpai, senpai -- WTF, NYC?!
stefycarter 9th-Nov-2010 12:48 am (UTC)
lol MTE xD
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nana_komatsu7 9th-Nov-2010 12:49 am (UTC)
they can't because they have their own Countdown concert in Osaka... and Osaka is way far from Tokyo ^^;
hannahime25 9th-Nov-2010 12:46 am (UTC)
sho looks half asleep in that picture! D:
tabbytabitha 9th-Nov-2010 02:23 am (UTC)
Hahaha totally. Wrong picture used!
archaenon 9th-Nov-2010 12:47 am (UTC)
That is all.
ryocchi 9th-Nov-2010 02:15 am (UTC)
OMFG... is so creepy to found we have some taste in common... o.o
scubajr 9th-Nov-2010 12:47 am (UTC)
Kind of happy about this, but at the same time, it really does make the teams unbalanced. I can already see the white teams win already....
neonsapphire 9th-Nov-2010 12:48 am (UTC)
NYC.. ok
esquethetic 9th-Nov-2010 12:50 am (UTC)
I thought TOKIO was rumored to not be in Kohaku this year. I'm glad they'll still be participating then.
But if we really have to have 6 Johnny's groups, can we swap NYC for Kinki prz ._.
nextshot 9th-Nov-2010 12:57 am (UTC)
KinKi hold their concert in that day every year, so it's impossible for them to appear on any other shows ^^
kanbisenshi 9th-Nov-2010 12:51 am (UTC)
nyc? that's a dickslap to the face for the other groups that have been around longer and haven't gotten the chance to appear on kouhaku

but yesss omg V6 totally hoping they actually get to appear because it's their 15th anniversary and their anniversaries are always cockblocked :(
leana9101 9th-Nov-2010 01:51 am (UTC)
so true. of all the johnnies groups, nyc should be the last to be at kouhaku. even hey!say!jump! would be better... its stupid to arashi too, they have been around for 11 years and this is only their second year on kouhaku.
okuribi_dreams 9th-Nov-2010 12:51 am (UTC)

...the hell?
xxx_francesca 9th-Nov-2010 02:25 am (UTC)
exactly my reaction LOL
larrapin 9th-Nov-2010 12:51 am (UTC)
If this rumor turns out true it will be difficult to address Kouhaku as Japan's annual music fest and the efforts of other artistes will be wiped out.

This is what I worry about.
tantha 9th-Nov-2010 01:36 am (UTC)
heroismine 9th-Nov-2010 12:52 am (UTC)
I'm still sad that about johnnys countdown this year T_T
purple3purple 9th-Nov-2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Wait, what did I miss? Sorry, what's up with Countdown???
myka551 9th-Nov-2010 12:53 am (UTC)
I don't hate NYC or anything...but as the article suggests, it WILL raise A LOT of contradiction in having the kouhai groups entering Kouhaku rather than the senpais such as NEWS or Kanjani8 not being able to participate...

But its still kinda amazing that Johnny was able to manipulate NHK into agreeing with him[if this rumor is true that is] but then is Johnny's jimushou and Kitagawa Johnny we're talking about...they have so much power LOL XD
tabbytabitha 9th-Nov-2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Precisely. Johnny-San just has his ways. But seriously, NYC???!!! wth
koshifuri 9th-Nov-2010 12:53 am (UTC)

Because we totally need Kouhaku overrun by Johnnys.

I would be okay with this, however, if they brought back old JE Kouhaku outfits from the late 80's/early 90's. :|

Edited at 2010-11-09 01:00 am (UTC)
xcapsule 9th-Nov-2010 01:25 am (UTC)
I'm curious about the late 80s outfits... got pics ?
musikologie 9th-Nov-2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Kinki Kids. Come on.
notfoundyet 9th-Nov-2010 04:34 am (UTC)
But Koichi needs to be at Tokyo Dome for his birthday!
monstakarotte 9th-Nov-2010 12:54 am (UTC)
ok, well 6 Johnny's groups??? omg...
can somebody tell me if there is even a countdown this year? and who is attending it?? KinKi and News without Ryo, haha, such a farce... ah maybe there is Tsubasa too
...and I forgot HSJ lol

but, well, that's so ridiculous!
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