TV Asahi announcer Sayaka Shimohira made a surprise return to "Music Station" after 23 years. She filled in as a sub-MC for the evening due to announcer Suzuki's illness.
Sayaka started the show by saying, "Hey, it's Sayaka Shimodaira!" and explained her return after all these years. The host, Tamori, remembered a similar situation when another announcer had to step in.
They even played a clip from her first appearance 27 years ago, which brought back some nostalgia. Fans on social media were thrilled, with "Anna Shimohira" and "Mr. Shimohira" trending. Sayaka shared that it felt comfortable and fun, and Tamori seemed to enjoy her presence too.