And it looks like we finally have the members of Snow Prince Gasshoudan gathered as a news group of tiny Juniors come in.
I cannot recall why A.B.C-Z is missing from this recording. I am sure they were either busy with back dancing for concerts or were doing a play. I do not think they had their own concerts this year, but I could be wrong about that.
I am pretty certain Arioka helping with the hosting for this episode was a part of the plans of having members of HSJ eventually take over as MCs for the program. When the new season for the show begins in April 2010 they will have an official place as helpers along side Koyama and Nakamaru, which will be the final season those two are the MCs on the program. Looking back the transitions from hosts to hosts for the program do tend to have some easing into the new status quo. This is why if for the April 2014 episodes we no longer have HSJ members as hosts and it is just Sexy Zone and A.B.C-Z doing the hosting duties I would not be surprised in the least.