On December 17 at Tokyo Dome City Hall, AKB48 group’s annual event “Dai 3-kai AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen” was held, and the white team won the singing battle.
“AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen” was held for the first time in 2011, and this year, a total of 129 members from the AKB48 group attended the event.
Yui Yokoyama served as the captain of the white team, while Mayu Watanabe was the captain of the red team.
At the beginning of the event, WORLD ORDER made an appearance on the stage surprisingly, and they danced to AKB48′s “UZA” as the exhibition performance.
The event showed many rare performances, such as Kenji Kitagawa, a staff of AKB, and Haruna Kojima’s performed “Futari wa Dekiteru” together, and Mayu Watanabe sang Nogizaka46′s song “Kimi no Na wa Kibou” with a secret guest Erina Ikuta from Nogizaka46. Furthermore, AKB48 group’s general director Minami Takahashi collaborated with OJS48, a unit consisting of “Ojisan (old man)” who were all former police officers, and they performed OJS48′s song “Shinkokyu” together.
There was also a big surprise announcement that AKB48 group would hold their first live concert at the National Olympic Stadium for 2 days on March 29 and 30. The 29th will be AKB48′s sole live concert, and the AKB48 whole groups will appear on the 30th’s concert.
Minami Takahashi commented with tearful eyes, “Actually, we’ve always wanted to hold our concert there. I’am really happy!”
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