Okay, finally after this episode I will be going back to the twice a week rate I was going at before for these reviews. This is the first episode of the second season of Shounen Club since the move to NHK Hall so there are some changes to be seen.
Also there is another change not so related to the program but of the videos I have. The video quality, and for this episode the audio quality, has taken a nose dive. I am sure this probably has something to do with the fact that none of the members of Four Tops are in this episode and that NEWS status as a debuted group would have been cemented with their second single that was released that month, as there will be another issue with file quality that will appear around the time Hey! Say! JUMP debut. This is just part of the earlier days of fandom where one fan was pretty much the only one sharing video files of a show and of course if their favorite leaves then you tend to end up being S.O.L. Thankfully these days there is no longer a single source and so this issue will go away around the time the show begins to air in high definition as that is when we get a good stable source for SC episodes.
With this season it looks like things are well under way for moving towards the SC I knew when I got into fandom. Of course there are still about three years worth of episodes to catch up to that then another five to reach the current episodes.
But at least the Juniors are becoming more familiar and I think I will find this season interesting to see as there will be Kis-My-Ft2 members to see and we should be getting J.J. Express soon, which means at least tiny Nakajima Yuto and more little Inoo Kei. Also Yaotome Hikaru should be making his return and Ya-Ya-Yah finally becomes a quartet. I think most of this happens in the next few months to come so I have a lot to look forward to. Not to mention the Kanjani8 debut later in the year.