AKB48 has revealed the team placements for their upcoming [AKB48 Kouhaku Taikou Uta Gassen] concert on 20th December.
AKB48 Kouhaku Taikou Uta Gassen
Date: 20 December 2011 (Tuesday)
Venue: Tokyo Dome City Hall
Time: 18:00 (17:00 entrance)
Captain: Takahashi Minami
TEAM A: Iwasa Misaki, Oya Shizuka, Kuramochi Asuka, Kojima Haruna, Shinoda Mariko, Takajo Aki, Nakagawa Haruka, Nakata Chisato, Nakaya Sayaka, Maeda Atsuko, Maeda Ami, Matsubara Natsumi
TEAM K: Akimoto Sayaka, Uchida Mayumi, Umeda Ayaka, Tanabe Miku, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Nito Moeno, Fujie Reina, Miyazawa Sae, Yonezawa Rumi,
TEAM B: Ishida Haruka, Kasai Tomomi, Kitahara Rie, Kobayashi Kana, Komori Mika, Sato Sumire, Sato Natsuki, Suzuki Mariya, Chikano Rina, Hirajima Natsumi, Masuda Yuka,
TEAM 4: Abe Maria, Iriyama Anna, Nagao Mariya
Kenkyuusei: Fujita Nana, Izuta Rina, Kato Rena, Kojima Natsuki, Natori Wakana, Morikawa Ayaka, Omori Miyu, Sasaki Yukari
NMB48: 16 members (unknown)
Captain: Oshima Yuko
TEAM A: Ota Aika, Katayama Haruka, Sashihara Rino
TEAM K: Itano Tomomi, Kikuchi Ayaka, Nonaka Misato, Matsui Sakiko, Minegishi Minami, Yokoyama Yui
TEAM B: Kashiwagi Yuki. Sato Amina, Suzuki Shihori, Miyazaki Miho, Watanabe Mayu
TEAM 4: Ichikawa Miori, Kobayashi Marina, Shimazaki Haruka, Shimada Haruka, Takeuchi Miyu, Nakamata Shiori, Nakamura Mariko, Yamauchi Suzuran
Kenkyuusei: Kawaei Rina, Iwata Karen, Saeed-Yokota Erena, Suzuki Rika, Takahashi Juri, Tano Yuka, Hirata Rina, Muto Tomu, 13th Gen Kenkyuusei
SKE48: 16 members (unknown)
HKT48: 16 members (unknown)
It looks like the Red Team has a huge advantage over the White Team in both skill and popularity. The Red Team, led by Takamina, has the heavy hitters like Wasamin and Yuttan, both of them which have won the Karaoke contest at the [AKB48 Tokyo Aki Matsuri] last year.
The White Team, led by Yuko, has Haachan at least. She didn't take part in the Aki Matsuri concert as she had an external stage play going on, but her vocals is really top notch.
2 years as an AKB48 fan has thought me that you can never be completely sure who will be the winner. Good luck to both Teams.
The AKB48 Kouhaku Taikou Uta Gassen is held in the Tokyo Dome City Hall, the location for many of AKB48's recent concerts. It will also be screened live at over 100 theaters nationwide.
In addition to that, fans in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore can also watch the live screening in their theaters too.
So which team are you rooting for? Red Team or White Team?