171 members success in “The Fastest Costume Change”
AKB48 made the “Japan La La La” human character for the New Year’s Eve broadcasted live from NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo for the “63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen”.
With a total of 171 members, including their sister groups, and costume change with the interval of a mere 4 seconds, AKB48 and their sister groups succeed in carving the fastest costume change in history.
Appeared on this show are 64 AKB48 members, 54 SKE48 members, 34 NMB48 members, 14 HKT48 members, 5 JKT48 members and 2 SNH48 members which then showcases “UZA” in a black and red leathery style costume and then changing in an instant to a glamorous skirt to sang “Gingham Check”. Then later on everyone appeared in “Manatsu no Sounds Good” and formed the letter “Japan La La La”
This year, a total of 50 performers appeared on the Kohaku Uta Gassen. This year’s theme is “Japan La La La♪ I want to see you through songs”, the popular group Arashi hosted the White team while the actress Horikita Maki hosted Red team and Udo Yumiko, NHK announcer, served as overall host on the show.
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