Last Nov 26th, the Red and White moderators plus the artists under Red and White Team were announced for the 66th Kohaku Uta Gassen.
V6‘s Inohara Yoshihiko will be the White Team chairman while popular actress Ayase Haruka will be the Red Team chair. This is the first time that Inohara will be hosting Kohaku while it’s the second time for Ayase. This year’s theme will be, “That’s Japan, that’s Red and White!”.
Representing Johnny’s and the White team will be SMAP (23), Arashi (7) , TOKIO (22) , Kanjani8 (4), V6 (2), and Sexy Zone (2), and Masahiko Kondo (10) who will be making a comeback in Kohaku after 19 years. The groups mentioned will not be their first time with SMAP and TOKIO being veterans in Kohaku.
I know that Arashi will be hosting this year’s JCD so I’m pretty sure that they might not stay until the end of Kohaku. As for Sexy Zone, I wish that Johnny’s just put on Hey!Say!JUMP.
The “66th Kohaku Uta Gassen” will be broadcast live in NHK on Dec 31, 2015 at 07:30 PM (JST).
*numbers beside the group’s name represent the no. of times they appeared in Kohaku.