In a surprising turn of events, Snow Man, is set to engage in a two-hour special collaboration on their show, "Sore Snow Man ni Yarasete Kudasai" with members from the LDH entertainment agency. This marks the first-ever variety show crossover between LDH and a formerly known as Johnny & Associates group.
Scheduled to air on December 8th, the episode will feature LDH artists including GENERATIONS' Mandy Sekiguchi and Hayato Komori , THE RAMPAGE's Itsuki Fujiwara , and FANTASTICS' Keito Kimura. The highlight of the show is a serious dance-off between Snow Man and the LDH talents.
The significance of this collaboration is not lost on fans, as historically, male idol groups from different entertainment agencies rarely appeared together on variety shows. However, recent shifts in the entertainment landscape, coupled with challenges within the formerly known as Johnny & Associates agency, have led to a more open approach to collaborations and crossovers.
While the rivalry between a formerly known as Johnny and Associates and LDH has been evident in the past, the changing dynamics in the industry and a desire to showcase Japanese entertainment globally seem to be driving this unique collaboration. Fans and industry insiders alike are buzzing with excitement, considering it a potential turning point for male idol groups in Japan.
This unexpected collaboration not only breaks the norm but also reflects a broader acknowledgment of the influence of K-Pop groups globally. Both Snow Man and LDH artists, with their roots in dance schools and shared experiences, are embracing the chance to compete and collaborate, driven by a common goal of promoting Japanese entertainment on the world stage. This move is seen as a strategic response to the growing influence of K-Pop and a collective effort to ensure the continued relevance of Japanese idol groups in the ever-evolving entertainment landscape.