January 10th, 2014

KAT-TUN Appear on Sakurai Sho's Program "Ima Kono Kao ga Sugoi"; Obvious Jokes are Made

On the ninth of this month, the new, re-vamped version of Sakurai Sho's variety show "Ima Kono Kao ga Sugoi" aired. The show had been suffering from poor ratings and was given a new concept in hope of boosting the ratings. Several comedians guest starred along with KAT-TUN.


The comedians made the obvious jokes, referring to the fact that five members were not present. Otherwise, the show was typical variety fare. The show featured various segments including a segment about various types of fanservice done by various Johnny's groups during their concerts and a segment about the private lives of the comedians.

Personally I thought the show was a bit disjointed and didn't really seem to have a focus. There were some chuckle worthy moments but I didn't really think KAT-TUN and Sakurai had much chemistry. Probably too many people on stage at once. I also don't think Ariyoshi really contributed much... Anyway, time will tell what will become of this show. I thought the past season was more interesting because each episode actually seemed to have a singular focus, while this one kind of jumped around with the different topics.
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Various 64th Kouhaku ratings graphs released

Kanto / 【Kansai】 ratings
36.2【35.2】Ayumi Hamasaki
**.*【34.7】Sexy Zone
**.*【35.3】NMB48
**.*【36.5】Takashi Hosokawa
**.*【36.7】Hideaki Tokunaga
**.*【36.7】Kaori Kouzai
**.*【37.0】Hiromi Gou
**.*【36.5】E-Girls
39.2【40.4】3rd Gen J Soul Brothers
**.*【37.4】Natsuko Godai
**.*【39.5】AAA
**.*【38.4】Kouhei Fukuda
**.*【36.7】Ayako Fuji
40.2【41.2】Sakanaction
**.*【36.9】miwa
**.*【36.2】Porno Graffitti
**.*【36.7】Yoshimi Tendo
40.1【38.4】Linked Horizon
42.6【40.5】TMR×Mizuki
**.*【38.9】SKE48
**.*【38.4】Shinichi Mori
**.*【37.9】Fuyumi Sakamoto
**.*【39.5】Kobukuro
40.9【40.9】Ayase Haruka

42.4【40.5】EXILE
**.*【42.2】Momoiro Clover Z
44.3【41.2】Golden Bomber
**.*【41.2】aiko
**.*【39.7】Kiyoshi Hikawa
**.*【40.2】Kana Nishino
**.*【40.7】TOKIO
**.*【40.0】Akiko Wada
47.0-50.0%【48.2】 Amachan Special
50.0【46.2】Dreams Come True
**.*【44.9】Kanjani8
47.3【48.1】Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
**.*【45.1】Hiroshi Itsuki
**.*【42.7】Perfume
**.*【43.2】Yuzu
**.*【43.0】Kaori Mizumori
**.*【43.7】Arashi
**.*【42.5】Sayuri Ishikawa
**.*【45.6】Akihiro Miwa
48.5【45.1】AKB48
47.3【44.9】Masaharu Fukuyama
45.6【44.2】Shigeru Izumiya
**.*【45.7】Ikimonogakari
47.0【46.7】Arashi
**.*【47.7】Seiko Matsuda & Chris Hart
**.*【45.7】Mariko Takahashi
48.1【50.4】SMAP
50.7【51.9】Saburo Kitajima
47.9【53.3】Hotaru no Hikari (Auld Lang Syne)

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This is so cool to see especially AKB ratings in Kanto region HATERS GONNA HATE