Kohaku New Years show to feature Linked Horizon


Red versus white goes Jaeger

The 64th Kohaku Uta Gassen, or that NHK Kohaku new years variety show where top popular singers from teams red battle the same from team white, will feature Linked Horizon. And guess what they will sing? 

Anime music has been an ongoing thing on Kohaku in recent years, but this annual festivity looks even more loaded up with anisong with both TM Revolution and Nana Mizuki, alongside newer wild cards like Momoiro Clovers Z and miwa. I'm hoping some Valvrave gets represented! On the idol battle front, NMB48 will make their first Kohaku appearance this year, joining fellow number-based idol groups AKB48 and SKE48. Actually, there are a lot of stuff is going on with the newly-released list of performers; you can pursue the full list after the jump.

Expected suspects like EXILE, Dreams Come True, Perfume and Kyary are present along side the definitive usual suspects like Akiko "Akko" Wada and Shinichi Mori. It's all the more unreal to see Linked Horizon among this establish list of musical acts. As Tim mentioned, Arashi and Haruka Ayase will host the program. For many this is just yet another round of the clock, but some of these changes are pretty fun to see develop over the past years.

[NHK via Yaraon, ANN]

Red Team:

aiko (12th appearance)
E-girls (1)
Ikimono-gakari (6)
Sayuri Ishikawa (36)
AKB48 (6)
SKE48 (2)
NMB48 (1)
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (2)
Kaori Kōzai (17)
Natsuko Godai (20)
Fuyumi Sakamoto (25)
Mariko Takahashi (2)
Yoshimi Tendo (18)
AAA (4)
Kana Nishino (4)
Perfume (6)
Ayumi Hamasaki (15)
Ayako Fuji (19)
Seiko Matsuda (17)
Nana Mizuki (5)
Kaori Mizumori (11)
miwa (1)
Momoiro Clover Z (2)
Akiko Wada (37)

White Team:

Arashi (5)
Shigeru Izumiya (1)
Hiroshi Itsuki (43)
KANJANI Eight (2)
Saburo Kitajima (50)
Chris Hart (1)
Hiromi Go (26)
Golden Bomber (2)
Kobukuro (8)
Sakanaction (1)
Sandaime J Soul Brothers (2)
SMAP (21)
Sexy Zone (1)
T.M. Revolution (4)
TOKIO (20)
Hideaki Tokunaga (8)
Kiyoshi Hikawa (14)
Kōhei Fukuda (1)
Masaharu Fukuyama (6)
Takashi Hosokawa (37)
Porno Graffitti (12)
Akihiro Miwa (2)
Shinichi Mori (46)
YUZU (5)
Linked Horizon (1)

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