The honor of performing on Kōhaku is strictly by invitation, so only the most successful J-Pop artists and enka singers can perform. In addition to the actual music performances, the costumes, hair-styles, makeup, dancing, and lighting are also important. Even today, a performance on Kōhaku is said to be a big highlight in a singer's career because of the show's large reach.
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OMG this is a BIG Honor for our boys after the ONE PIECE Opening song then this, truly Japan has been TOHOSHINKIFIED... *cries out of DBSK passion* (TT__TT )