Well, I want to start off by saying Happy New Year my dear readers! And nothing brings in the New Year quite like the Johnny’s Countdown. As I’ve said before the Johnny’s Countdown is one of, if not the, most exciting part of being a Johnny’s fan. It’s seriously a highlight of my year. Most idol agencies usually have their idols come together frequently. They have jointed concerts, have TV shows together, or at least perform together on TV. But Johnny’s only ever comes together once a year. (Obviously excluding charity events.) And the Countdown holds a special place because if it wasn’t for the Countdown I’d probably still only be a NEWS fan right now.
I actually always wanted to makes these overview posts of the Countdown to be a yearly tradition on my blog, but last year I was unable to find a decent quality of the concert. I had some trouble this year as well. I almost had to 86 this entire post. But I luckily I found one, and here we are.
It seems like KinKi Kids are hosting again. Which doesn’t really bother me. I just wish Arashi wasn’t stretched too thin with Kohaku and could host it again.
I should really go back and listen to some of Matchy’s songs. He has a really good voice.
It’s weird to see Tackey & Tsubasa together. How come Tackey isn’t in the theater again this year?
I hate that Hey! Say! JUMP are wearing their Boku wa Vampire outfits. I’ve never really care for them.
Why are they having Uchi stand next to Yamapi as if he’s a soloist too? I only point this out because, remember how everyone knew that Kis-My-Ft2 was going tomake their major debut because of how much they were being treated like a legit group instead of just Juniors? I wonder if this means a solo debut is in the cards? He has been doing his thing with Question for a while. And said he would love to debut again with them.
It just wouldn’t feel like a Johnny’s if the outfits weren’t so hideous so, over designed, and so brimming with blinding sequins that you wanted to punch the costume designer on the face.
I’m happy. Venus is probably my favorite Tackey & Tsubasa single.
That awkward moment when Tackey & Tusbasa are making your song more entertaining just by dancing then by you singing. Sorry Yamapi.
Can this even count as a debut? Since A.B.C-Z released this and nothing else since.
It’s cool that they had JUMP Band, but because of that you literally didn’t see any of the band members besides Keito.
Sexy Zone’s performance was hilarious. It was like, “Enjoy Sexy Zone, but please overlook the fact that only 1/5 of them is old enough to actually perform tonight.”
I really like KAT-TUN’s jackets. They have the least embarrassing outfits in the entire concert.
Wow, Taguchi looks really good here.
Happy New Year!
Keito looking good.
I love how they brought out all the rappers for this song. But Koki easily blows them away. I always thought Hikaru and Taisuke were kinda bad at rapping.
I haven’t seen Yuto tap in a while.
People said Arashi’s segment is prerecorded this year. Doesn’t really bother me. On a side not, I’m officially used to Nino’s hair.
Lolz at Nino’s face.
Yabu is such a cutie.
Really wish I could see the Juniors better. I can clearly see that Kochi Yugo, Sanada Yuma, and Yasui Kentaro are there but that’s it. I just want to know if my beloved Taiga is there.
Wow, this is really awesome.
Fumikyun managing to stand out.
Wow, I have no idea who any of the Kansai Juniors are.
Yes! They’re performing Aoppana. I was actually upset they didn’t perform it at Kohaku.
I’m so Ryo-chan deprived lately. I really need to get into Kanjani8 more.
Ryo literally almost fell here.
Rysouke looking as gorgeous as ever.
Tegoshi looks girly enough already, does he really need to keep doing his hair this way?
I’ve never heard V6’s Rock Your Soul before, but it’s seriously a great song.
Here’s the first part of the concert. This person does have the entire concert. But I didn’t want to put 10 videos on the bottom of this post. I suggest you watch it quickly before it gets take down.