Japanese broadcaster NHK’s yearly music present Kohaku Uta Gassen kicks off on New Year’s Eve and can embrace a stacked lineup of performers belting out well-liked songs. NHK posted the complete tune record for the occasion on Thursday. Some of these songs introduced will embrace numbers, performers, and even characters linked to anime sequence like Demon Slayer, One Piece Film Red, and Spy x Family.
The Kohaku Uta Gassen (“Red and White Song Battle“), also known as “Kohaku” is a yearly New Year’s Eve leisure program produced by NHK. First airing in 1951 over radio, the present has aired constantly, with this 12 months’s being the 73rd installment. Performers for Kohaku are invited by NHK from the most well-liked and profitable singing acts in Japan’s music trade. During Kohaku, the performers are divided into the Red (all-female and female-led acts) and White (all-male and male-led acts) groups, and “compete” by singing their respective songs. A panel of judges and viewers entries then resolve which group carried out higher. Despite declining rankings lately, Kohaku stays some of the well-liked music exhibits in Japan.
The record of performers on this 12 months’s Kohaku Uta Gassen consists of a number of on each groups singing songs tied to anime sequence. The Red staff consists of Aimer singing “Zankyo Sanka,” the theme tune to Demon Slayer‘s Entertainment District arc, and Ryoko Shinohara singing a brand new model of “Itoshisa to Setsunasa to Kokoro Tsuyosa to,” a tune lengthy related to the Street Fighter sequence. Singer Ado may also carry out as Uta from One Piece Film: Red, singing “New Genesis”.
The White staff will characteristic Gen Hoshino singing “Kigeki,” the primary ending theme for Spy x Family. Band Snow Man will carry out “Brother Beat,” which was on the soundtrack to the live-action adaptation of Osomatsu-san. Finally, the “Special Corner” performances unlinked to particular groups can have Kiyoshi Hikawa performing “Genkai Toppa x Survivor“, from Dragon Ball Super.
Other artists with anime credit like Milet and Official HIGE DANdism will carry out, although not songs from anime particularly.
The 2022 Kohaku Uta Gassen airs on December 31, 2022 in Japan and internationally through NHK.