Arashi's Kazunari Ninomiya has been made the MC of his own variety program, "Nino-san", which is set to air on NTV starting in April.
The program is currently in trail period. 5 different directors, Ryuta Uetoshi,Hidemi Uchida, Taisuke Nasu, Kazuaki Hasimoto and Hiroki Miyamori, will be filming 2 episodes each to test out how the show would run under their direction. The director of the best attempt will be given a permanent position on the show.
"This is my first time being the sole MC, so I am very happy. Everything will be a new experience for me, but I will try my best so I don't fail," Ninomiya stated.
The producer of the show has stated that Ninomiya is highly capable and is excited to see the idol hosting a show by himself. "I hope I can show viewers a new side to Ninomiya which he doesn't even see himself," the producer stated.
"Nino-san" will be a late night program, though a broadcast time and debut date have not been set at this time.