21 November 2013
NMB48 to Make First Solo Appearance at NHK Kouhaku
The year is coming to an end and soon it is time again for the next NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen, the annual music show contest between a red (female artists) and white (male artists) team broadcasted on December 31. On November 18 it was revealed that NMB48 will make their first solo appearance at the famous event this year.
AKB48 already made several appearances at the Kouhaku and last year SKE48 also got their first solo appearance there. NMB48 members performed at the Kouhaku before but only as part of AKB48's performance, not on their own.
A solo appearance at the NHK Kouhaku has been NMB48's big goal for this year. It was even the theme of the song [12/31] included on the group's first album [Teppen Tottande]. Even NMB48's West and East Japan tours had the title [12/31], the Kouhaku date.