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Johnny’s Line-Up for NHK’s 66th Kohaku Uta Gassen

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┬áMasahiko Kondo (10) who will be making a comeback in Kohaku after 19 years. The groups mentioned will┬ánot 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).

via jnews1

*numbers beside the group’s name represent the no. of times they appeared in Kohaku.

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  1. Aqina

    Sexy Zone will be performing together with Masahiko Kondo?? so SZ and Matchy will be counted as 1 performance?

    Knowing that Arashi will host this year JCD, somehow a high possibility there will be no one from Iijima faction, I kinda doubted Yamapi, Kis-My-Ft2, Sexy Zone, and A.B.C-Z will be on this year JCD.

    Inochi is the White Team chairman so it’s impossible for V6 to come to JCD, but how about TOKIO and Kanjani8? will they also rush to JCD? I know that these recent years they have been absent from JCD. But maybe this year will be different because this year Arashi will be the host and there will be KinKi Kids 20th anniversary medley. Though I feel the same with some fans that don’t want Matchy & Kuroyanagi-san to come to JCD.

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    • That was a mistranslation, they won’t be performing together. SZ usually performs earlier because they are kids so I don’t much about Matchy. About JCD, I didn’t see it for the last two years, but I’m aware that the likes of Arashi did recorded performance for the show even they weren’t present. There’s no news if Kanjani8 and TOKIO will head to JCD after but since they’ll be doing KinKi Kids medley, I hope that most of the debuted groups will be present.

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