Masahiko Kondo is expecting to perform this year. Masahiko would have released his 50th single, “Let’s Go!”, by the time of Kohaku.
Another rumored to perform is V6 since Junichi Okada will be doing a taiga drama for NHK next year.
Aside from V6, TOKIO is also expected to perform, as well as Kis-My-Ft2 since they are in “barter” with SMAP. SMAP, is of course, Kohaku regulars.
Lastly, Johnny Kitagawa is expected to throw in his younger groups, it’s a choice among Sexy Zone, Hey!Say!JUMP, or NYC.
credits: MIKU at Jnewseng
wat, K8 is not even rumored to attend? Didn't they move their Kyocera Dome concert to an earlier timeslot? I thought they'll make room for Kohaku &/or JCD. Placing Kisumai there is a bit pushing it, Ms. Iljima. Pls just give this to Kanjani8. & I don't think NYC can perform Yuuki100% over and over AGAIN. So if they must bring out the younger gens w/ all the juniors, pls just choose HSJ.