AKB48, Arashi, PERFUME, X Japan.....The list goes on in one of the biggest NYE TV events!
4 Jan 2016 - 9:31 AM  UPDATED 4 Jan 2016 - 9:31 AM

Every year, the who’s who of J-pop spend New Years Eve perform in annual song competition, Kohaku Uta Gassen. They’re divided into two teams (red vs white/girls vs boys) and battle it out for hours to ring in the New Year!

This year’s team line up included Arashi, BUMP OF CHICKEN, X Japan and SEKAI NO OWARI in the White team. The Red Team featured PERFUME, AKB48, AAA and Kana Nishino.

Arashi’s 2015 Medley also included a Star Wars theme.

But not even the Force, Yokai powers (Whisper from Yokai Watchsang for the White team in the Anime Gassen, with Chibi-Maruko chan singing for the Red) or a medley by J-rock legends X JAPAN themselves, could win it for the boy’s team this year.

The Red Team took the victory!

Unfortunately, the Japan Times has reported that the mammoth TV event also hit the lowest it’s ever had in it’s 65 year history!

At least we'll always have that gif of Arashi being Jedi.....