And it is finally here! Hey! Say! JUMP is now a group and will be hanging around Shounen Club for a while, and then some after a short break.
With every debut there is a transitional stage where Johnny's tries to figure out who in the Juniors to shift focus to. Usually any groups that survive the debut do well as we are to see with Kis-My-Ft2 and A.B.C. in the next few years of the show. Then any members of groups that were broken up also tend to do alright, unless they quit. For the rest it is a chance for them to step out from the back and hope that they make enough of an impression that they will continue be among the Juniors performing and not just back dancing. So it is always interesting to see who in the end makes the cut.