So seeing where most of the Johnny's go after Kohaku there is one more countdown program that has the one group that does not show up at Johnny's Countdown, SMAP.
The girls then decide to pretend to win Nakai over, which you can see easily embarrasses him, and I do not blame him. Though I do love Sayaka's because she ends it with her impersonation of a castle.
This is a special I think that anyone can enjoy. Nakai is an excellent host and there is a good variety of performers, as I only went over the ones I felt interested in enough to comment on. There is also a nice relaxed atmosphere to help set it apart from a show like Kohaku, so you really get the feeling of joyfully entering into the new year.
Of course I applaud anyone that can make it through both programs back to back as they air seeing as this one ends around 5AM so to see it through to the end takes some dedication. I know I quit the live stream for it after Kisumai performed as I needed to get some sleep before staying up later that night to celebrate New Year's for my own timezone.
This is the last of the end of year/new year music programs I will be reviewing for 2012.