Kotaro-sama's New Year

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Kotaro-sama's New Year
小太郎様の正月
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Also known as Kotaro's New Year, KSnS
Created by Imadegawa Kotaro
Sato Minami
Presented by Main Host:
Imadegawa Kotaro

Co-Host(s):
Varies; 5 Most recent presenters shown:
2017: EXILE AKIRA
2016: O-Soul Brothers
2015: GOT7
2014: Koda Kumi
2013: Nishino Kana
Country of origin  Okaiken
Language(s) Sanese (OK)
No. of episodes 17
Production
Executive producer(s) Imadegawa Kotaro
Sato Minami
Matsumoto Toshio
Producer(s) Thomas van Hallen
Location(s) Okami (waterfront, KTK studios, OKDOME), Toyozawa
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time

Primetime: 120 minutes (8:00–10:00 p.m.)
Okaiken's Year: 60 minutes (10:00–11:00 p.m.)
Part One: 100 minutes (11:30 p.m.–1:10 a.m.)

Part Two: 65 minutes (1:10-2:15 a.m.)
Production company(s) KTK
Distributor KTK
Broadcast
Original channel KTK (OK)
Picture format NTSC
Audio format DDB E-AC-3
Original airing December 31, 1999 (1999-12-31)
External links
Official website
Production website

Kotaro-sama's New Year (小太郎様の正月 Kotaro-sama no Shogatsu?) is an annual television special in Okaiken that airs every New Year's Eve on KTK. The special prominently features coverage of its annual countdown event, along with live and pre-recorded musical performances by popular musicians from OKDOME, the waterfront of Okami and Toyozawa, respectively.

Its creator and its namesake is the Sanese comedian and the host of Sanma, one of the most watched variety shows in Okaiken. It was conceived in 2000 during the so-called "O-pop mania" and a more younger-skewing competitor to FNS's Shougatsu series and Toyozawa Television's Kouhaku Uta Gassen (the program itself moved to KTK in 2001.)


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