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12:05 pm - 10/19/2013

Arashi and Ayase Haruka Confirmed Hosts for Kohaku

On Oct 18th, it has been confirmed that Arashi and actress Ayase Haruka will be the chairpersons for the 64th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. This is the 4th consecutive year that Arashi will be the “White team” leader while this will be the first time for Ayase to lead the “Red Team”.

Ayase currently plays the lead role in NHK’s Taiga drama “Yae no Sakura“; in addition, she’s also one of the most popular actress and has been active in both TV dramas and movies. As a judge of last year’s Kohaku, Ayase is nervous to be this year’s chairman though she also said that it was her ambition to convey the splendor of music with Arashi.

On the other hand, this is the 4th consecutive year that the 5-member Arashi will host the show. Sakurai Sho commented that being the chairpersons, they were supported by all singers who participated and that they only wanted to connect to the world through songs.

In addition, Ninomiya Kazunari said that he will work hard as possible so that the singers will be able to convey their songs as easily as possible.

NHK’s New Year’s Eve song show theme will be “Uta ga koko ni aru” (A song is right here).

The 64th Kohaku Uta Gassen will be broadcasted at NHK starting at 7:15PM (JST) on Dec 31st.


There was a rumor about this before but it's just been confirmed so I thought I'd post it.
blood_opal 19th-Oct-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Happy for Arashi even though it'll mean another year of skipping Johnny's Countdown for me. At least this means they're very likely to sing Furusato again this year.
xanithofdragons 19th-Oct-2013 05:43 am (UTC)
It's nice to finally have the official announcement. ^^
edneichon 19th-Oct-2013 06:08 am (UTC)
I like this combination.

Edited at 2013-10-19 06:09 am (UTC)
yukinoo13 19th-Oct-2013 06:15 am (UTC)
and Aragaki Yui will be the next
buyme_arashi 19th-Oct-2013 11:15 am (UTC)
I don't think so unless she's getting the lead role in NHK asadora (morning dramas) or taiga. Is she?
Next asadora will be played by Yoshitaka Yuriko. Taiga lead after Ayase's Yae Sakura is Okada Junichi if I'm not mistaken. Nao-san, Mao, and Maki were asadora leads.
rosemaine 19th-Oct-2013 07:11 am (UTC)
Yay ^^
arashic5 19th-Oct-2013 08:10 am (UTC)
Ooooh I really like the mood ayase haruka is setting. It's lighter, and I hope it makes arashi more relax too
buyme_arashi 19th-Oct-2013 11:31 am (UTC)
Ikr. She's quite laidback. They look pretty comfortable with Ayase. I'm glad its not Nounen... 2ch will go wild.
arashic5 19th-Oct-2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
Yes, I love Mao, but she still was pretty formal, and maki was just..meh.. And LOL at Nounen, 2ch's darling
volatilewind 20th-Oct-2013 12:42 am (UTC)
2ch's darling

lol until she gets a boyfriend at least
buyme_arashi 20th-Oct-2013 04:12 am (UTC)
I love Mao too but you can feel her high tension on aiming for the win. Happy she get to kick their arses tho XD
Maki was kind of forgettable. She did well but I can't even remember how she look like in last year Kohaku. At least for Nao, I can remember her wearing flats all night :P.

Maybe Nounen will be performing..
lettace 19th-Oct-2013 08:42 am (UTC)
arashi again? lol
sakana93 19th-Oct-2013 08:45 am (UTC)
yay Ayase :D
ptimachan 19th-Oct-2013 10:55 am (UTC)
Congrats Arashi and Ayase....both my favs..I am so happy :)
pharmchan 19th-Oct-2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
its like my dream come true to see ayase as kohaku host

it should be much better if aya matsuura aka ayaya is one of the participant..but it never going to happen since aya no longer active nowadays despite of her great beautiful voice
aisasami 19th-Oct-2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
Not happy that I can't enter the lottery because I don't pay the fee. :(
maimailove13 19th-Oct-2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
Arashi agaiiiin? o.O Yatta!

Sasuga Arashi! <3 <3 <3
thomaswilmoore 20th-Oct-2013 01:51 am (UTC)
God, I'm over Arashi hosting Kohaku.
kurakura_chan 21st-Oct-2013 02:36 am (UTC)
oh i dont know ayase has good skill at hosting.
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