Artist Lineup for 63rd Kouhaku Uta Gassen Announced

NHK has announced the artist lineup for this year’s Kouhaku Uta Gassen (Red and White Song Battle), the New Year’s Eve singing contest that is Japan’s most viewed music television program.

The NHK-General channel will run the program from 7:15 to 11:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Mark your calendars folks!

The lineup is as follows:

Red Team

  • aiko (11th appearance)
  • Ayaka (6)
  • Ikimono-gakari (5)
  • Sayuri Ishikawa (35)
  • AKB48 (5)
  • SKE48 (1)
  • Kyary Pamyu (1)
  • Kaori Kōzai (16)
  • Kumi Koda (8)
  • Natsuko Godai (19)
  • Fuyumi Sakamoto (24)
  • Yoshimi Tendo (17)
  • Mika Nakashima (9)
  • Kana Nishino (3)
  • Perfume (5)
  • Ayumi Hamasaki (14)
  • Ayako Fuji (18)
  • Princess Princess (1)
  • Nana Mizuki (4)
  • Kaori Mizumori (10)
  • Momoiro Clover Z (1)
  • YUI (1)
  • YUKI (1)
  • Saori Yuki (13)
  • Akiko Wada (36)

White Team

  • Arashi (4)
  • Hiroshi Itsuki (42)
  • Hy (2)
  • EXILE (8)
  • NYC (4)
  • KANJANI Eight (1)
  • Saburo Kitajima (49)
  • Hiromi Go (25)
  • Golden Bomber (1)
  • Kobukuro (7)
  • Kazuyoshi Saitō (1)
  • Sandaime J Soul Brothers (1)
  • SMAP (20)
  • Hiroshi Tachi (2)
  • TOKIO (19)
  • Hideaki Tokunaga (7)
  • AAA (3)
  • Naoto Inti Raymi (1)
  • Kiyoshi Hikawa (13)
  • FUNKY MONKEY BABYS (4)
  • Masaharu Fukuyama (5)
  • Takashi Hosokawa (36)
  • Porno Graffitti (11)
  • Akihiro Miwa (1)
  • Shinichi Mori (45)

YUI making her debut performance is probably the best part of the news, along with the fact that Nana Mizuki will be making her 4th consecutive performance this year. :3 Which team are you rooting for? So rooting for Team Red! LOL

Source: ANN, TokyoHive

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