SMAP×SMAP is a Japanese iconic television show hosted by boy band SMAP. Debuting on April 15, 1996(produced by Kansai TV and Fuji TV, aired on Fuji TV) until it ended on December 26, 2016. ... See full summary »
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Takuya Kimura ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016
Gorô Inagaki ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016
Shingo Katori Shingo Katori ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016
Masahiro Nakai Masahiro Nakai ...  Himself / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2016
SMAP SMAP ...  Themselves 41 episodes, 1996-2016
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SMAP×SMAP is a Japanese iconic television show hosted by boy band SMAP. Debuting on April 15, 1996(produced by Kansai TV and Fuji TV, aired on Fuji TV) until it ended on December 26, 2016. Each episode is usually composed of three segments, 1."Bistro SMAP" (cooking-themed interview segment), 2. Segment which varies every week (sketch comedies and games), 3. "S-Live" (musical segment). It has become the show that features the widest range of guests in Japanese television history, including actors, singers, models, athletes, filmmakers, and politicians, both Japanese and from abroad. Written by Sonja Pavkovic

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Bistro SMAP does not have a menu. We cook any dish that our guest desires.


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Japan

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Japanese

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April 1996 (Japan) See more »

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Smap Smap See more »

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Fuji Television Network,Oi See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Highest-rated episode - After Inagaki's temporary hiatus in 2001, SMAP made their first television appearance as a five-piece for the first time in six months. A live episode welcoming back Inagaki aired on January 14, 2002, which eventually became the highest-rated episode of SMAPxSMAP, with 34.2 million viewers. The episode also is ranked at #7 for the most watched Japanese variety show in history. See more »

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Great JPN variety show that continues to amuse
12 June 2002 | by jayleySee all my reviews

Whether you are a big fan of the Japanese "boy" bands or can barely stomach even the best of "jpop," Smap x Smap is a boy band showcase that amuses and remains surprisingly enduring. Most boy bands in Japan fade quickly after a three or four year career but Smap has been around since the early 90s. Their self titled variety show allows them to showcase their entertaining skills, whether that be cooking for lovely young actresses in a regular segment called Bistro Smap (a knockoff of the network's "Iron Chef"), acting in parodies of popular movies (e.g. Titanic, Spider-Man), or just being good sports at whatever nonsensical game the producers put them in. Though most of the group's members are tepid singers at best - Kimura Takuya being the most vocally gifted - the show lets people enjoy what's best about Smap, and that's their personalities. Smap x Smap or 'sma sma' continues to do well in the ratings and it's likely it'll continue to do well in it's prime tv slot.


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