AKB48 held their 2nd [Kouhaku Taikou Uta Gassen] on the 17th December 2012 at Tokyo Dome City Hall. As per last years event, this is modelled on the NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen held on New Year's Eve which features red and white teams take turns singing songs in a competition.
This year, the akagumi (red team) captain was Shinoda Mariko and the shirogumi (white team) captain was Takahashi Minami. Akagumi won the competition by 8 votes to 4.
Near the end of the show, Kasai Tomomi, announced her graduation. She will release her debut solo single [Masaka] on the 26th December 2012. In addition, this show was Masuda Yuka's final appearance as an AKB48 member.
Check out the setlist and which members performed which song.
*Red coloured names are Akagumi members.
*Blue coloured names are Shirogumi members.
AKB48 2nd Kouhaku Taikou Uta Gassen
Date: 17 December 2012 (Monday)
Venue: Tokyo Dome City Hall
Time: 18:00 (17:00 entrance)
M01 - Team Aka Oshi (Nonaka Misato, Kasai Tomomi, Takeuchi Miyu, Kitahara Rie, Takahashi Juri, Kato Rena, Shinoda Mariko, Sato Sumire, Matsui Sakiko, Nakata Chistato, Oya Shizuka, Chikano Rina, Matsubara Natsumi, Masuda Yuka, Kojima Haruna, Oshima Yuko)
M02 - Wasshoi Shiro! (Itano Tomomi, Uchida Mayumi, Kashiwagi Yuki, Oba Mina, Kikuchi Ayaka, Takahashi Minami, Fujie Reina, Nakaya Sayaka, Ishida Haruka, Minegishi Minami, Miyazaki Miho, Yokoyama Yui, Tanabe Miku, Iwata Karen, Maeda Ami, Miyazawa Sae)
M03 - Soredemo Suki da yo(Shimazaki Haruka)
M04 - Kimi wa Boku da (Watanabe Mayu)
M05 - Oshibe to Meshibe to Yoru no Chouchou (Sashihara Rino, Kitahara Rie)
M06 - Tonari no Banana (Yokoyama Yui, Watanabe Miyuki)
M07 - Glass no I LOVE YOU (Takahashi Juri, Tashima Meru, Kotani Riho, Suda Akari)
M08 - Koike (Minegishi Minami, Nakaya Sayaka, Ishida Haruka, Miyazaki Miho, Kobayashi Kana, Kojima Natsuki, Komori Mika, Kobayashi Marina, Morikawa Ayaka, Oshima Ryoka, Natori Wakana, Katayama Haruka, Uchida Mayumi, Nagao Mariya, Tano Yuuka, Suzuki Shihori)
M09 - First Rabbit (Matsui Rena, Yamamoto Sayaka, Takayanagi Akane, Oya Masana, Yoshida Akari, Suda Akari, Fukumoto Aina, Hata Sawako, Kishino Rika, Furukawa Airi, Jonishi Kei, Ueno Kasumi, Yakata Miki, Kotani Riho, Shiroma Miru)
M10 - Shoujotachi yo (Watanabe Miyuki, Matsui Jurina, Ogasawara Mayu, Kimoto Kanon, Yagura Fuuko, Kizaki Yuria, Yagami Kumi, Suga Nanako, Mukaida Manatsu, Yabushita Shuu, Ogiso Shiori, Kadowaki Kanako, Furuhata Nao, Ishida Anna, Tanigawa Airi, Kato Yuka)
M11 - Kitagawa Kenji (JKT48)
M12 - Takeuchi Senpai (HKT48)
M13 - Seifuku Resistance (Fujie Reina, Kikuchi Ayaka, Nagao Mariya)
M14 - Heart Gata Virus (Kawaei Rina, Iriyama Anna, Kato Rena)
M15 -Kagami no Naka no Joan D'Arc (Oba Mina, Yamauchi Suzuran, Mukaida Manatsu, Ogiso Shiori, Nakatsuka Tomomi)
M16 - Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka? (Takayanagi Akane, Yamada Nana, Iwasa Misaki, Abe Maria, Shimada Haruka, Nito Moeno, Nakamata Shiori, Sato Sumire, Shiroma Miru, Hata Sawako)
M17 - Oogoe Diamond (Kuramochi Asuka, Umeda Ayaka, Akimoto Sayaka, Masuda Yuka, Kasai Tomomi, Oya Shizuka, Sato Amina, Nakamura Mariko)
M18 - Ame no Doubutsuen (Kizaki Yuria, Kimoto Kanon, Furuhata Nao, Oshima Ryoka, Yagami Kumi, Yagura Fuuko, Yabushita Shuu, Tano Yuuka, Iwata Karen)
M19 - Chance no Junban (Miyazawa Sae, Suzuki Mariya, Takajo Aki, Nakagawa Haruka, Maeda Ami, Natori Wakana, Kojima Natsuki, Komori Mika, Suzuki Shihori, Morikawa Ayaka, Kobayashi Kana, Tanabe Miku, Izuta Rina, Kobayashi Marina, Fujita Nana, Katayama Haruka)
M20 - Nagisa no Cherry (Matsui Rena, Takeuchi Miyu, Ichikawa Miori, Muto Tomou)
M21 - Heavy Rotation (all)
M22 - UZA (Itano Tomomi, Matsui Jurina)
M23 - Anata to Christmas Eve (Kojima Haruna, Yamamoto Sayaka (piano: Matsui Sakiko))
M24 - Sakura no Hanabiratachi ~acoustic version~ (Kashiyagi Yuki (guitar: Oshio Kotaro))
M25 - GIVE ME FIVE! (Oshima Yuko)
M26 - Plastic no Kuchibiru (Takahashi Minami)
M27 - Mujin Eki (Shinoda Mariko)
M28 - Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara (Umeda Team B)
M29 - Gingham Check (Oshima Team K)
M30 - Juuryoku Sympathy (Shinoda Team A)
Kasai Tomomi graduation announcement
M31 - Masaka (Kasai Tomomi)
M32 - Eien Pressure (Janken senbatsu (Kawaei Rina sub for Kimoto Kanon))
M33 - Manatsu no Sounds Good! (senbatsu)
Akagumi win the competion 9:4
M34 - Dareka no Tame ni ~what can I do for someone?~ (all)
Kasai announcing her graduation doesn't come as much of a suprise, as many speculated this after she announced her solo single. Goodbye and good luck to Masuda Yuka on her final performance. This setlist looks very interesting, another shuffle concert like last years and some of the performances sound very promising indeed. I'm highly looking forward to the DVD release so I can watch it.