As reported, nine-member voice actress unit Aqours from the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise and the Touken Danshi unit from the Touken Ranbu musical series are scheduled to make guest appearance in a special section of NHK's forthcoming 69th Kohaku Uta Gassen to be aired on December 31. Apart from the main performance section by the white and read teams, the guest performance section will be inserted to introduce Japanese culture that has been popular all over the world to the viewers. NHK chose them as the performance units to represent Japan's current pop culture.
It was confirmed on December 16 that Aqours will perform their first single song "Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru Kai?" (Is Your Heart Shining?) at the highest rating Japanese TV music program. The single was released from Lantis on October 7, 2015, and has become the second top-selling single in the Love Live! Sunshine franchise.
"Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru Kai?" anime MV
CD single jacket
Voice actress unit Aqours
Meanwhile, the 19 selected members from the Touken Ranbu musical to perform the musical's OP theme
song "Touken Ranbu" at the program are also announced as below. The 19 have never performed all together
at any musical shows and concert events in the past.
©Project Love Live! Sunshine!!
©Musical "Touken Ranbu" Production Committee