The first details for Downtown's 2013 'No Laughing!' New Year's Eve special have been released today. The Japanese title is 「絶対に笑ってはいけない地球防衛軍」 or in English "Definitely No Laughing! Earth Defence Force!" After recent visits to hospitals, airports, police stations, schools, and newspapers, I'm guessing by the title, there is nowhere else to go but space! So expect some Sci-Fi inspired madness on your TVs this New Year's Eve. This special has become so popular in recent years that it has challenge the traditional Kouhaku Song Contest (紅白歌合戦) , and it certainly gets my vote.
Check out the official webpage here: http://www.ntv.co.jp/gaki/special_2013.html
Also catch the chatter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gakitsukatter