We previously reported that the adorable bubbly underground idol Miyabi ‘Forever-16-year-old’ Mamoru created momentarily buzzes on social media when a rare group photograph of him with his fabulous friends was revealed… well he did it again!

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This time round he appeared as a special guest on the popular NHK TV music variety program “O-gen-san to Issho” (lit. ‘Together with O-gen-san’). The variety program is hosted by multi-talented singer-songwriter-actor Gen Hoshino.

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The ‘Forever-16-year-old’ underground idol performed his infamous debut song “Love is a Hop, Skip and Jump” (i.e. “Koi wa Hoppu Skippu JyanpuI”) live on the variety program – to the roaring delight and hilarity/enjoyment of the viewers! We look at some officially-released photos from the program’s 20 August 2018 broadcast:

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The variety program’s official twitter account posted a thank you tweet after the broadcast ended, featuring a group photograph of the host ‘O-gen-san’ with all featured guests including “Miyabi Forever-16-year-old Mamoru”. The tweet was liked more than 95,000 times and shared/re-tweeted more than 26,000 times.