Personally for me 2 things have to happen for it to really feel like the New Year. 1. I have to watch Dick Clark ring in the New Year in Time’s Square. And 2. I have to watch the Johnny’s Countdown.
The Johnny’s New Year Countdowns are probably my favorite JE concerts of all. Mostly because this is the only time when all the JE artists get together and perform. It’s pretty much the closest JE gets to H!P Winter and Summer Concerts. And Johnny’s Countdown is the best place to hear Johnny’s groups and songs I’ve never heard before and probably would never listen to on my own. If it wasn’t for the Countdown I probably would have never heard of Hey! Say! JUMP to begin with. (But that’s only because I was a new JE fan, but still the Countdown helped.) The only thing I hate about the Countdown is Nishikido Ryo joins Kanjani8 in Osaka for their Countdown concert. Which doesn’t even make sense he was in NEWS first. And because of that if I ever had the chance to go to the Johnny’s Countdown concert, I probably wouldn’t go. My absolute favorite JE idol isn’t even there, and I don’t like Kanjani8 nearly enough to go to their concert. But, I digress.
I never really pay attention to the older Johnny’s groups. Mostly because I don’t listen to them. But I was really surprised by how much I liked V6’s Music for the People.
I gotta admit Kanjani8’s concerts always look fun.
I hate that it had to be NYC and Hey! Say! JUMP, and they only got like 1:30. But whatever, I’ll be waiting for next Countdown when 9/10 of JUMP will be 18 and will actually be able to perform after midnight.
And I absolutely hate their outfits. I doubt there’s anyone out there that actually likes them. But this is JE we’re talking about, their outfits could be 100% worse. XD
Every group is singing their debut single, so why did NEWS sing NEWS Nippon? That was only a promo single and Kibou ~Yell~ was their actual debut. I don’t know stuff like that annoys me.
Look how great Koki looks. I was really afraid he would have stupid hair because he had ugly hair at Music Station Super Live.
Whoo Happy New Year! I’m such a loser even though it’s the New Year already I was still counting down along. XD
I can’t stand that Uchi is part of the Countdown yet again like nothing happened. Yet Kusano is sitting around doing nothing!
Having Kisumai members part of the Johnny’s Shuffle Medley makes it pretty obvious they are going to debut soon. No other Junior group is part of it.
Kame looks gorgeous here.
I think this might be the first time bird faced Uchi actually looks kinda hot. By the way, this is an amazing cover of Arashi’s Truth.
I actually don’t really mind that Arashi is at the Countdown via satellite. There seem to be a few people who do. But it’s no different that Kanjani8 and Tackey being there via satellite as well.
I think it’s impossible for Nino to get any cuter. And lolz at MatsuJun.
I had no idea Arashi performed on top of a building. There’s actually really awesome. XD
Whoa Massu’s hair is so red I actually, for a split second, thought he was Hongki from FT Island. O_O
I don’t know whether it’s annoying or cute that Koki messes with his hair every 5 seconds.
By the way he looks banging in that outfit.
Kei-chan looks so cute.
I’m not even sure what to say about Kanjani8 dressed as sushi. ._.
My initial reaction to this was, “why are they riding on giant boobs.” Of course I quickly realized it’s a giant rabbit. XD
Why is all of JUMP in the stands. BEST is old enough to participate. Unless Johnny thinks it’s unfair or something to not let them all in. If that’s the case it will be another 3 years before HSJ takes part in the Countdown, which would be extremely unfair.
I am so happy Tackey sang Ai Kakumei because I love this song!
God I just love NEWS.
I’m really surprised by how well Kanjani8’s Keep The Faith sounded. Especially since they kinda ruined Arashi’s One Love last year. XD
Adorable. But I don’t get why turning 24 is such a big deal. And I had no idea the guy from Kisumai was so old. Geez 23 and still haven’t debuted yet.
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