TOKIO's Taichi Kokubun and his new morning show Ippuku! will be replacing TBS' long-running informational program Hanamaru Market when it ends in March. The main MC for this program is a former Johnny's talent himself, Hirohide Yakumaru. On the same time slot is another Johnny's talent, V6's Yoshihiko Inohara on NHK's Asaichi.
Johnny's has forbidden their talents to go up against one another on the same time slot, and this can be considered a bit of an "issue". But if you look at it from a different perspective, you can also say that the TV industry is in a "state of emergency" as there's no one else worthy enough to become MCs, or no one has the ability to overturn the power of Johnny's.
Other shows where you see Johnny's talents are:
Arashi's Sho Sakurai on NEWS ZERO (NTV), TOKIO's Taichi Kokubun on Sporto! SATURDAY SPECIAL (Fuji TV), NEWS' Keiichiro Koyama on news every. (NTV), TOKIO's Tatsuya Yamaguchi on ZIP! (NTV), TOKIO's Shigeru Joshima on Minna no Gimon News naze Taro (TV Asahi), KAT-TUN's Kazuya Kamenashi on Going! Sports & News (NTV), and KAT-TUN's Yuichi Nakamaru on Shu-ichi (NTV)
The agency must be all smiles with these developments, but most consumers have probably had enough of them already.
- フジの韓流デモみたいにいい加減怒り爆発させるかあの時の高岡みたいに何かキッカケ来ねーかなマジでみんなジャニのやり口には相当辟易してるでしょMaybe it's time to make things blow up like the anti-Hallyu rallies against Fuji TV.
Won't someone start the fire, like how Takaoka did at that time?
I'm sure that everyone's already fed up with Johnny's methods.
- 見なけりゃいいよ。いつもスカパーのドラマ見てる。Just don't watch them.
I always watch dramas on Sky Perfect TV.
Why doesn't the entertainment industry also apply the anti-monopoly rule?
They're at least 100x better than Burning
- 大手が幅を利かすのは当たり前じゃないの日本ってもともとそういうゴリ押しの国じゃんThe major players are just making their authority felt.
That's the way Japan has always been, it's a gori-oshi country.
And the TV stations haven't noticed that this is why a majority of the public has stopped watching TV
And here comes the EXILE team as well.
Even BS' NHK is infested with Johnny's talents, it's so gross
- どのタレントも、というか本来話術で勝負するはずの芸人もすべてゴミみたいなレベルなんだから最終的に絶対的な価値として残るのは顔面偏差値だけだということになる結局、一般人のテレビ離れが進む流れになるんだよなAll talents, rather the comedians who should actually be doing all the talking, are seriously trash. Which just means that the only absolute factor that will determine who remains on TV is the "looks".
And this is how the public is abandoning TV.
- 一番の謎はバレーボール意味判らないですThe biggest mystery for me is how they're even in volleyball.
I really don't get that.
- BSはチョンか、通販番組ばかりなのでCHボタンすら押さなくなったうちではテレビは子供たちのゲームのモニターでしかない。ときどきアニメというだけの存在On BS, it's either just the Chon or TV shopping so I don't even press the CH button on my remote anymore.
Our TV has just become a gaming monitor for my children, or is sometimes used for anime.
- ジャニーズだらけなのは構わんが、そのかわり肖像権とか過去の映像とかも流すようにしろよI don't mind that it's all Johnny's everywhere you look, but in exchange, they should also claim the rights and show old footages.
I'm not too fond of it, but I have more peace of mind since they're leaving no gaps for Korea to sneak into.
It's like an octopus that's already eating its own tentacles
- 視聴者がどう思おうが嫌な思いしようが知ったこっちゃない会社が儲かればいいんで。そのために視聴率がどうだろうと事務所パワーでテレビ局を言いなりにできるシステム作ったんでま、嫌なら見なきゃいいんじゃない？って感じなんだろうなThey don't care what the viewers think, or if the viewers are already dissatisfied. They're good as long as their company makes profit. And that's why they created this system to make the TV stations do what they're told no matter what the ratings may be. I guess their just taking the stance of "don't watch if you don't want to see".
- いや、もうジャニタレ大好きなお花畑女しかテレビなんてみてないだろうし別に良いんじゃない？顧客のニーズに合ってるじゃんｗAren't the women who live in their Johnny's dreamlands the only ones watching TV nowadays? Then there's no problem with this. It's all according to the needs of their consumers. w
- 何故か吉本芸人より許せる多分関西弁がダメなんだろうなあと吉本芸人特有の下品な雰囲気が耐えられないBut for some reason, I can still accept Johnny's compared to the Yoshimoto comedians.
I probably can't stand the Kansai dialect.
And I can't stand that cheap and vulgar atmosphere that Yoshimoto comedians emit.
- ジャニのほうがそこらの芸人よりはイメージいいしなあ当たり障りないというかJohnny's talents have a better image than some of the comedians out there, though.
They feel harmless.
Then don't watch if you don't want to see them
- 吉本のゴリ押しよりは遥かにましだな何故なら吉本の場合ＭＣからガヤまで八割埋め尽くすからタチが悪いジャニは批判されるがもっと最悪の吉本は批判しないマスコミテレビ離れは吉本のせいと言っても過言ではないIt's much better than how the Yoshimoto talents are being pushed forward.
Why? Because in Yoshimoto's case, they don't just push their talents as MCs, they're also there to fill up about 80% of the other positions in the program. That's just plain nasty. Johnny's keeps on taking the heat, but the media never criticizes Yoshimoto who's even worse. I don't think it's an overstatement if we say that Yoshimoto is the reason why people have been avoiding TV.
But myesteriously, they're not doing voice acting gigs for anime
- ジャニーズは今後露出が減るだろうなＳＭＡＰも数字取れなくなり嵐も不発I think Johnny's talents will have less exposure moving forward.
SMAP can't get the ratings anymore, while Arashi's also been off the mark.
- こんなことやってるから大人の男がいなくなるんだよ日本に。ちゃらちゃらした小柄できゃしゃな男ばかりThis is the reason why there are no more "adult men" left in Japan.
All the guys I see are these small, fragile, and flaky types.
- そりゃ半沢が数字取るよって感じだよなﾊﾞﾗｴﾃｨｰは構成でなんとかなるけどドラマの演技は直しようがないThat's why Hanzawa was able to get the ratings.
You can at least do something about the variety shows by changing the structure, but there's no way you can fix their acting in dramas.
The writer of the article is probably a man (laughs)
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