So apparently this is the first episode that is done in Osaka instead of Tokyo for Shounen Club, hence all the Kanjani8.
This song has a bit of an interesting history as it debuted here with K.K.Kity and remained one of the group's songs with Private Hearts. When NEWS debuted Private Hearts went to them, and can be found on the NEWS Nippon single CD, while Sennen no Love Song went to the Junior group that succeeded K.K.Kity as the roller skate group, Kis-My-Ft. It was their only original song until Kis-My-Ft merged with A.B.C. Jr. and became Kis-My-Ft2. And most recently Sennen no Love Song was released on CD this year on the bonus CD that came with the Kis-My-Mint at Tokyo Dome DVD limited edition. Not a bad performance life for a nine year old song.
Also with this performance we get to see some core members of NEWS and Kisumai here with there being four members of each group in this mix. Koyama Keiichiro, Kato Shigeaki, Kusano Hironori and Masuda Takahisa (who is one of the skaters in pink and black) all going to NEWS, with Kusano eventually leaving the group. Then from K.K.Kity Yokoo Wataru and Iida Kyohei will make the transition to Kisumai with Kitayama Hiromitsu and Fujigaya Taisuke who are both here as skaters. Of course Iida leaves Kisumai early on during their Junior days though.
|The adorable child on the right is Akito.|
A fun episode though surprisingly Tokyo Junior-centric for being an episode in Osaka. But even then we actually got to see Kanjuu that are not K8, so that is at least something. Though it would have been nice to have seen them actually perform something on their own. I guess there is one more episode for the month that could happen but I will not hold my breath.
Other than that this is an episode I would say is worth hunting down because you have so many firsts going on in it with the Junior groups. I was surprised that we get three new group songs in one episode but I guess they must have realized that they needed to make sure they could fill the time with performances and have the groups get new songs would be an easy way to do that. Though poor A.B.C. got left out in this.
In fact A.B.C. at this point seems to be more of a back dancing group than anything else. I can imagine that changing perhaps once NEWS debuts and they need to fill the empty spots from the groups disbanded from that with something. I guess I will see for myself in a couple of months how that will go.