Every year sees NHK hosting a yearly music competition to ring in the new one, often featuring many of the top acts from the year that just came to an end. Naturally, it only makes sense that One Piece Film Red songstress Uta would be featured, and the Ado-powered tunester made history by being the first ever anime character to perform live on stage right alongside the other acts.
You can check out some of her performance, which included hit One Piece Film Red song “New Genesis,” below.
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One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda shared a special illustration that was shown during the 73rd Kohaku Uta Gassen event. The white and red colors symbolize that of the competing teams. Uta was on the red team with artists like Aimer and SEKAI NO OWARI, while the white team consisted of Official HIGE DANdism, JO1, Vaundy and more. The crown went to the white team in the end.
Via Crunchyroll News