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[Discussion] Kouhaku Uta Gassen

Postby canon05 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:37 am

I'm curious about Kouhaku Uta Gassen because lately I often found the news. Will it be captured?

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Postby nak » Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:42 am

well, i'v seen last year's Kouhaku been seeded here, the size i think it was around 4GB....not sure.

I'm hoping it would be streamed via PPlive or something.....although i doubt it would :-)

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Postby canon05 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:45 am

Wow that seems quite long :blink Thanks for the info! :-)

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Re: Kouhaku Uta Gassen

Postby dochira » Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:51 am

canon05 wrote:I'm curious about Kouhaku Uta Gassen because lately I often found the news. Will it be captured?

I'm sure it will be captured and posted soon after it airs. Like last year's, it will probably be a large download.

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Postby groink » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:04 am

I saw at least five completely different captures from the 2004 event, and three from the 2003 event. With video capturing becoming more of a common thing with each year, you'll probably see the 2005 even being posted at every Asian music joint on the Internet.
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Postby dochira » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:09 am

groink wrote:I saw at least five completely different captures from the 2004 event, and three from the 2003 event. With video capturing becoming more of a common thing with each year, you'll probably see the 2005 even being posted at every Asian music joint on the Internet.

I used to record it from the KTSF feed (since 2002, I believe), but I may skip it this year knowing that a better quality version will likely appear somewhere.

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Postby canon05 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:34 am

Thanks again for the replies.

Can't wait to see what's it like. Thare are a lot of nice songs on the list.

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57th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen - Reviews

Postby groink » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:59 am

Mediators: Miyake Tamio & Kurosaki Megumi

RED TEAM - Host: Nakama Yukie

Aiko (5)
Ayaka (debut)
Angela Aki (debut)
Ishikawa Sayuri (29)
Imai Miki (debut)
Otsuka Ai (3)
Kawanaka Miyuki (19)
GAM (debut) & Morning Musume (9)
Kozai Kaori (14)
Koda Kumi (2)
Godai Natsuko (13)
Kobayashi Sachiko (28 )
Sakamoto Fuyumi (18 )
Tendo Yoshimi (11)
DREAMS COME TRUE (11)
Nakajima Miyuki (5)
Nagayama Yoko (13)
Natsukawa Rimi (5)
Hamasaki Ayumi (8 )
Hirahara Ayaka (3)
Fuji Ayako (15)
BoA (5)
BONNIE PINK (debut)
Mizumori Kaori (4)
mihimaru GT (debut)
Mori Masako (15)
Wada Akiko (30)

WHITE TEAM - Host: Nakai Masahiro

Akikawa Masashi (debut)
Aqua Timez (debut)
Itsuki Hiroshi (36)
w-inds (5)
ORANGE RANGE (2)
Kitajima Saburo (43)
Kitayama Takeshi (2)
Gospellers (6)
Kobukuro (2)
Sada Masashi (18 )
SEAMO (debut)
Suga Shikao (debut)
sukimaswitch (2)
SMAP (14)
DJ OZMA (debut)
TOKIO (13)
Tokunaga Hideaki (debut)
Toba Ichiro (19)
Hikawa Kiyoshi (7)
Fuse Akira (22)
Hosokawa Takashi (32)
Horiuchi Takao (17)
Porno Graffiti (5)
Maekawa Kiyoshi (16)
Mikawa Kenichi (23)
Mori Shinichi (39)
WaT (2)

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Postby gryzze » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:02 am

omg... it's almost that time of the year...

Can't wait to watch this though... :-)

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Postby japysia » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:22 am

Wow, Imai Miki and Tokunaga Hideaki finally make their first NHK Kouhaku appearance after their singing debut 20 years ago.
:thumleft: ~ サトラレ ~ 心の声がサトラレる。。。 :thumright:

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Postby nadesico » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:51 am

sorry for my ignorance, but can some of you be kind enough to explain me what this programm is about please? I understand it's a music programm but...

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Postby Lan » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:53 am

nadesico wrote:sorry for my ignorance, but can some of you be kind enough to explain me what this programm is about please? I understand it's a music programm but...
Oh Gosh, same here. :unsure:

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Postby japysia » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:52 am

Lan wrote:
nadesico wrote:sorry for my ignorance, but can some of you be kind enough to explain me what this programm is about please? I understand it's a music programm but...
Oh Gosh, same here. :unsure:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dhaku_Uta_Gassen

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Postby James_yka » Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:13 pm

I cant wait to see it...

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Postby groink » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:57 pm

Well, I'm happy that my guys and gals are in the show this year:

- MIzumori Kaori
- Fuji Ayako
- Mori Masako *WELCOME BACK!!!!!
- Kitayama Takeshi
- Hikawa Kiyoshi
- Nagayama Yoko
- Natsukawa Rimi

So it'll be a VERY good show for me!

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can't wait

Postby annnn » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:55 am

pls, is anyone going to take and post this show here? that's one of the things I've been really missing after I left Japan...

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Postby furransu » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:57 am

ayaka !!!

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Postby nadesico » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:36 am

japysia wrote:
Lan wrote:
nadesico wrote:sorry for my ignorance, but can some of you be kind enough to explain me what this programm is about please? I understand it's a music programm but...
Oh Gosh, same here. :unsure:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dhaku_Uta_Gassen

thanks for the link!Now I know what it's about, I wish I can watch it live, but I'll wait pateiently for someone to upload it

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Postby Rikayla » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:48 am

furransu wrote:ayaka !!!


Red is going to win because of her. :D :wub:

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I cannot wait.

Postby patkee » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:04 pm

I cannot wait to see Miki Imai and HIdeaki Tokunaga as well.

Will anyone post this show and FNS and Music Station Super Live? Please please please

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Postby groink » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:48 pm

patkee wrote:I cannot wait to see Miki Imai and HIdeaki Tokunaga as well.

Will anyone post this show and FNS and Music Station Super Live? Please please please

You should be monitoring JPOPSuki's torrent site. They host all the musical JTV shows. They'll more likely get it DAYS before D-Addicts.

http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/

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Thank you.

Postby patkee » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:15 pm

Thank you very much. This is great information.

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Postby richardli » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:21 pm

I like watching Kouhaku Uta Gassen also because of Yukie Nakama but this year there will be some compeition from TBS's Record Taishow becuase they've got Yuri Ebihara has host. It will be a tough choice
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Re: I cannot wait.

Postby Dino67 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:27 am

groink wrote:
patkee wrote:I cannot wait to see Miki Imai and HIdeaki Tokunaga as well.

Will anyone post this show and FNS and Music Station Super Live? Please please please

You should be monitoring JPOPSuki's torrent site. They host all the musical JTV shows. They'll more likely get it DAYS before D-Addicts.

http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/



Jpop has a 32 hour delay for newbies. :goggle:
Someone said Kyo Music City has a music file compiled. I cannot find Kyo Music City... :cry:

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Postby Usagoness » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:27 pm

White team won again this year! :-)

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Postby chazg5 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:59 pm

annnn wrote:pls, is anyone going to take and post this show here? that's one of the things I've been really missing after I left Japan...


I'm recording it right now via Tivo, maybe i'll give it a try. It's a BIG file though so compressing it down to a reasonable size may take awhile.

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Postby Riee109 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:30 pm

Dino67 wrote:Someone said Kyo Music City has a music file compiled. I cannot find Kyo Music City... :cry:

http://jpmp3.com/
This is my favourite Download site, but this site is more or less only useful for people who know japanese
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Postby groink » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:42 am

Just finished watching the whole show! Few comments:

- Mizumori Kaori: Orgasmic performance! I love her!

- What the heck was all that nudity about???? Yukie even had a hard time speaking.

- Hikawa Kiyoshi: He went back to his male self.

- Thank GOD no one did repeats of previous years' songs (i.e. no Nada Sousou!)

- Koda Kumi: She has such a killer voice! I wish she'd just stick to that.

- Kitajima Saburo: One of these days, he's going to swallow those confetti and choke to death.

- Kitayama Takeshi: Mark my words, he's going to become one of those "must have" artists every year from hereon until he becomes deaf and mute.

- Tendo Yoshimi: She was much further back in the line-up than I would've expected based on her status.

- Mori Masako: Forget that studdering drip of an ex-husband of yours. groink-san is available!!!!!!!!!!! She's looking better than ever - I swear!

- Natsukawa Rimi with Jake Shimabukuro: They make a great pair. Great voice along with killer ukulele jamming.

- Fuji Ayako: You've got to love her nails! She's getting hotter with age.

- Mikawa Kenichi vs Kobayashi Sachiko: Kenichi wins this year!!!!! This guy really scares me...

Otherwise, congradulations White Team!!!!! I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS WIN! The Red Team just didn't have anything that really jumped out at me. The Hello Project! gang was pretty weak. Great singers on that team, but still PRESENTATION COUNTS!!!!!! You MUST put on a great presentation.

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Postby lostinube » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:27 am

This year's show seemed to be relying a lot on outside (re: non-music performer) talent what with Ninety-Nine's Okamura, Kyaeen, Aki Hoshino, the Eigo de Shaberanaito gang etc etc. It made the show a bit more entertaining although when the Muscle Musical ( http://www.musclemusical.com/ ) people are on I think you're going into the area of overkill.
Without a doubt my favorite moment was the NHK announcer having to clarify that the dancers weren't nude.
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Postby auroragb » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:10 am

This is the 3rd year (4th?) in a row win for white.

This is a reflection on the music industry promoting male talent more than female talent. Women, like most industrialized nations, control more disposable income than men. This means that appealing to women will give a better ROI.
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Postby groink » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:03 pm

Well, here it is for your enjoyment... DJ OZMA singing アゲ♂アゲ♂EVERY☆騎士 on Kouhaku!

http://groink.no-ip.org/video/DJ_Ozma-5 ... u-xvid-mp3[groink].avi (78.8MB)

So sorry about the fricking NGN banner. They do this kind of sh*t every New Year. :(

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Postby lostinube » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:33 pm

Thanks groink! I have it on tape but it's good to have a version sitting on my computer to look at whenever I feel like having a laugh!

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Postby chazg5 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:26 pm

Hmmm... I posted my torrent of The 57th NHK Kokahu Uta Gassen but it's is still in "pending status. I'll try again.
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DJ Ozma is a fool

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Postby lostinube » Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:46 pm

Because he's popular and draws attention.
The Kohaku is losing viewers each year. The Johnny's bands don't need NHK to draw tons of (mostly female) fans. MMA (K-1 and PRIDE) draw viewers from the Kohaku. Note how they've increased the amount of comedians and talentos appearing on the show. With all the things they've gone through the past year (executives caught embezzeling, people refusing to pay the NHK viewing fee) they need all the help they can get.
The old guy who appears at the end (Kitajima Saburo) publically criticized Ozma because of his attitude. This drummed up more attention and anticipation for what Ozma was going to do. During the Music Station end of year special Ozma and his dancers all dropped their pants at the end of the song so people figured it would be something along those lines.
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Postby fujitofu » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:34 pm

auroragb wrote:This is the 3rd year (4th?) in a row win for white.

This is a reflection on the music industry promoting male talent more than female talent. Women, like most industrialized nations, control more disposable income than men. This means that appealing to women will give a better ROI.


no it's only the second year in a row

overall speaking, white won for 29/57 times, and 28/57 for red.

red has won most of the competitions in the early years. but recently, white is doing better.

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Postby auroragb » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:11 pm

There is a 50GB (1920x1080) version of Kouhaku on jpopsuki
http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/ ... s&id=30074
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Postby terence_hideyoshi » Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:51 am

auroragb wrote:There is a 50GB (1920x1080) version of Kouhaku on jpopsuki
http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/ ... s&id=30074
:goggle: :goggle: :goggle: :goggle: :goggle:


haha.. I dun need to have such a good quality. Thanks for informing. :salut:

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Postby mizune » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:14 am

So nobody's interested in the Kouhaku this year?
I have a feeling that Red is (finally) going to win this year b/c
1. Nakai is hosting for the Red team 8)
2. There's going to be a special tribute for ZARD, aka Sakai Izumi, who passed away suddenly this year. (and if that doesn't tip the scales in the women's favor, I don't know what will :roll )
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Postby groink » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:17 pm

Several of us editors are working on the English Wikipedia article for the 58th event. Still waiting for the song/order. I believe that the 2nd half has a lot more weight on which team wins this thing, so the order of appearance will be vital.

I just don't understand how a bunch of soft porn gravure models find themselves in the line-up, but not Ito Yuna. I'm also pleased that Tendo Yoshimi's voice is feeling a lot better.

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Postby terence_hideyoshi » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:56 am

Hmm. Sorry. Mind to post the link here for easy refer once it is done?

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Postby mizune » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:49 pm

groink wrote:I just don't understand how a bunch of soft porn gravure models find themselves in the line-up

I've been out of the loop with a lot of things this year and thought the same thing when I saw the list... :fear:
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Postby groink » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:54 am

mizune wrote:
groink wrote:I just don't understand how a bunch of soft porn gravure models find themselves in the line-up

I've been out of the loop with a lot of things this year and thought the same thing when I saw the list... :fear:

Supposedly Hoshino Aki in the 57th event was popular among viewers. I can see other TV networks lowering their standards in exchange for ratings. But NHK?!?!?!?!

BTW, the song list is out. But I still haven't seen the ordering.

As for the Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/58th_NHK_K ... Uta_Gassen

Eventually it'll look like the 57th article I created a few months ago:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/57th_NHK_K ... Uta_Gassen

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Postby Kazeyama » Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:40 am

Gee, what happened to Go Hiromi? He'd been on every other music show this year. :-(

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Postby mainemanx » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:42 pm

Groink: Super duper thank you for uploading this year's Kohaku :notworthy:

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Postby murdocknakashima » Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:21 pm

Merry Christmas everyone. Just a head's up, if you can read Japanese, the song list is posted on the NHK website. Here's the link:

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/kouhaku/syutuen/index.html

Only a couple of performances that I'm looking forward to, but won't see until the game (the Sugar Bowl) ends.

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Postby doink-chan » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:54 pm

groink wrote:
mizune wrote:
groink wrote:I just don't understand how a bunch of soft porn gravure models find themselves in the line-up

I've been out of the loop with a lot of things this year and thought the same thing when I saw the list... :fear:

Supposedly Hoshino Aki in the 57th event was popular among viewers. I can see other TV networks lowering their standards in exchange for ratings. But NHK?!?!?!?!

BTW, the song list is out. But I still haven't seen the ordering.

As for the Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/58th_NHK_K ... Uta_Gassen

Eventually it'll look like the 57th article I created a few months ago:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/57th_NHK_K ... Uta_Gassen

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They invited Leah Dizon, Nakagawa Shoko and AKB48 to get more Akiba-kei otaku viewers, IIRC. (AKB48 aren't really gravure idols though. ^^;;) I like Shokotan though (more for her singing/blog/tarento stuff than her gravure stuff though), so I'm a bit happier than you. XD I don't care for Leah Dizon, though...

But from what I read, those three will be in their own section (I think they'll open the show? not sure).

Edit: Nope, the H!P groups will be opening the show, followed by some enka singer. Leah, Shoko and AKB48 will sing after the Oshiri Kajiri Mushi segment, according to the NHK Kouhaku songlist page. Then Kome Kome Club will sing after them.
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Postby eugeneo » Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:00 pm

Hey guys, I just wanted to ask so you guys will have it on a torrent? I would watch it tomorrow but we can't get it and our TV Japan is also down. Is there any other channel it will be on in Canada?

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Postby mainemanx » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:11 am

eugeneo wrote:Hey guys, I just wanted to ask so you guys will have it on a torrent? I would watch it tomorrow but we can't get it and our TV Japan is also down. Is there any other channel it will be on in Canada?
eugeneo: Please join us in praying that some kind soul will upload this year's show... last year we were able to download and share it with a few friends on New Year's Day afternoon :notworthy:

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Postby techie » Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:58 pm

Last year I said I'd not download it again but without kohaku utagassen it's somehow not new years even.
lets hope they dont goof up again like last year.
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Postby mainemanx » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:00 pm

techie wrote:Last year I said I'd not download it again but without kohaku utagassen it's somehow not new years even.
lets hope they dont goof up again like last year.
Similar sentiments... but I'm "doing it for the wife." :salut:
"goof it up?" Are you referring to the "body suits" or the torrent? :D

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Postby mizune » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:37 am

Caught the end of it on TV...
And I can't believe they ended it with SMAP's Sekai ni hitotsu dake no hana AGAIN! :crazy:
Seriously man, I am so sick of that song... :fear:

As for who won...
[spoiler] Akagumi is forever cursed b/c Shirogumi won again (although it really has been pretty weak year for women)... O_o;[/spoiler]
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Postby terence_hideyoshi » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:52 am

mizune wrote:Caught the end of it on TV...
And I can't believe they ended it with SMAP's Sekai ni hitotsu dake no hana AGAIN! :crazy:
Seriously man, I am so sick of that song... :fear:

As for who won...
[spoiler] Akagumi is forever cursed b/c Shirogumi won again (although it really has been pretty weak year for women)... O_o;[/spoiler]


haha... Can't believe that. But how's the opening? Was it good? Coz I saw Akigawa at the beginning of the list, hence I suppose he would start first.

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Postby mizune » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:09 am

^ No clue about the beginning...
I only caught about the last 10 min of the broadcast....
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Postby techie » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:31 am

It was a much better show than last years goof (an no i wasnt referring to the torrent :P )

Sad news for me though since I was not in on the whole news year from Japan, about Zard's singer Sakai Izumi-san, very sad indeed.
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_48913.htm

There where a few more tributes, likely worth mentioning but I dont feel in the mood to offer any spoilers here. If someone wishes to do subs for this years talkative parts, it would be very much appreciated.

Maybe its just me but I do feel a sense of personal responsibility in actually understanding the full conversation on these topics, relating to tributes and such. Or maybe it's just some age-related thing about being reminded one is not as young as one thought anymore seeing this.

Great on the part of Hitoto You as well, in her performance. Very touching indeed.

although I cant say Leah dizon is much higher in my ratings after this participation than before :D
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Postby knuts » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:24 pm

groink wrote:
mizune wrote:
groink wrote:I just don't understand how a bunch of soft porn gravure models find themselves in the line-up

I've been out of the loop with a lot of things this year and thought the same thing when I saw the list... :fear:

Supposedly Hoshino Aki in the 57th event was popular among viewers. I can see other TV networks lowering their standards in exchange for ratings. But NHK?!?!?!?!

BTW, the song list is out. But I still haven't seen the ordering.

As for the Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/58th_NHK_K ... Uta_Gassen

Eventually it'll look like the 57th article I created a few months ago:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/57th_NHK_K ... Uta_Gassen

--- groink


thank you for the links, groink
quite informative

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Postby syxxpk » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:58 pm

Hi guys. I just watched the first half of the show and I was hoping someone could tell me the name of a specific performer. She was the girl that played the piano about 35 minutes into it. She was wearing jeans with a red jersey. I took a look at the wikipedia page but couldn't find out which one was her. Thanks.

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Postby gryzze » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:02 pm

That was Angela Aki...

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Postby syxxpk » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:08 pm

That's her. Thanks for the quick reply.

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Postby Keiko1981 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:15 pm

Any info on this years Kouhaku Uta Gassen?
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Postby auroragb » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:08 pm

Jdrama Chinese fansub index 2006 | 2007

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Postby lizzo » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:20 pm

Does this get uploaded anywhere? I tried to record it but it failed.

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Postby doink-chan » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:25 pm

hikkichan uploaded huge HDTV-quality files of this year's Kouhaku on JPOPSUKI.

But they're huge and my computer can't play .ts files well, so I'm waiting for a smaller but still high-quality release...
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Postby lizzo » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:37 pm

Yeah, I found that too, but there's no way my old computer can deal with something like that. I was hoping for a nice small xvid avi...at least something that would fit on a dvd5, anyway.

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Postby kakeya » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:18 am

A smaller encoded version of Kouhaku usually appears here on d-addicts at some point. Now I'm just hoping that doesn't take too long :D
I'm trying my luck with the HD release but the download is taking ages with this amount of seeders.

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Postby auroragb » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:07 am

Gryzze had kindly uploaded it here:
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/torrents ... +all&sort=
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Postby jlo8 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:30 am

Sorry but isn't that the 2008 edition? I think most of us are patiently waiting for the 2009 edition (60th)

edit: jpopsuki has released an avi version. 4.6gb. but seems like no seeders atm. you may wanna try that torrent or we shall patiently wait for a release in here

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Postby wintersweet » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:36 pm

Any news about the acts that will appear during the 62nd Kouhaku -- that is, 2011? I've seen some rumored lists (and also some rumors that various regulars won't be appearing due to the entertainment industry anti-yakuza-entanglement crackdown!), but no announcement yet. I think last year the announcement was made around November 24, and it's already November 25 in Japan.

They have announced the hosts officially, and they're Inoue Mao and Arashi.

I'm a bit tired of all the otaku/oyaji-pleasing girl groups and the guys always winning, but I'll watch it anyway. Also, this year we are planning to have a Kouhaku/New Year's party for a college Japanese culture club, so we'll show it there and it'll be the first time for almost everyone to see it. It should be interesting for them. :) I hope that Kobayashi Sachiko and Mikawa Kenichi blow their minds!

Anyway, if you run across the announcement, please share!

(P. S. Happy Thanksgiving from the US!)

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Postby wintersweet » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:45 pm

Red Team

Aiko
Angela Aki
Kaoru and Tomoki, once a while Mukku (the kids who sing Marumaru Mori-mori)
Ikimono Gakari
AKB48
KARA
Kawanaka Miyuki
Ayaka
Ishikawa Sayuri
Kobayashi Sachiko
Koda Kumi
Godai Natsuko
Sakamoto Fuyumi
SNSD
Tendo Yoshimi
Natsukawa Rimi
Nishino Kana
Hamasaki Ayumi
Perfume
Ayaka Hirahara
Fuji Ayako
Matsuda Seiko
Mizuki Nana
Mizumori Kaori
Wada Akiko
Kanda Sayaka
Shiina Ringo
Matsutoya Yumi


White Team

Arashi
Akikawa Masafumi
Itsuki Hiroshi
EXILE
NYC
Kitajima Saburou
Go Hiromi
SMAP
Sen Masao
Tohoshinki
TOKIO
Tokunaga Hideaki
AAA
Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi
Nishida Toshiyuki
Hikawa Kiyoshi
Hirai Ken
FUNKY MONKEY BABYS
Fukuyama Masaharu
flumpool
Hosokawa Takashi
Porno Graffiti
L’Arc~en ciel
Mori Shinichi
Inawashirokos
Suzuki Fuku
Yuzu



Wow, Shiina Ringo! Maybe the women can actually win this time. :p

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Postby mainemanx » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:03 am

wintersweet wrote:Red Team

----- SNIP -----

Wow, Shiina Ringo! Maybe the women can actually win this time. :p
Do you think it was Shiina that did it? She was GREAT... hints of Keshou Naoshi.
Even if you don't usually, watch this year for Fukushima... and if you're a bit older... and male... KARA's nihongo is fabulous :clap:

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Postby wsthong » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:01 am

Can't wait till it is being uploaded

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Postby wintersweet » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:28 am

Well, there are now 2 Kouhaku versions from different uploaders stuck in Pending ... I hope they'll be approved at some point!

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Postby mainemanx » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:26 pm

wintersweet wrote:Well, there are now 2 Kouhaku versions from different uploaders stuck in Pending ... I hope they'll be approved at some point!
But even getting the torrent from "Pending" they downloaded very quickly... despite being huge! And, I see they've been approved.

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Postby wintersweet » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:55 pm

Aaah! You were able to get it from Pending? I wasn't and I thought it was just because it was in Pending! Turns out it was a Chrome bug or something and I can't get the torrent at all. >_< Working on it!


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