It aired on December 31 2016, the 67th Kouhaku Utagassen, held at NHK Hall. For 4 hours and 25 minutes, several artists performed a musical marathon that culminated in Arashi's first "Ootori" in 8 appearances in this show. This time, the decision was through the balls.
The red team won with 9 votes, against 6 of the white. The winning captain Kasumi Arimura received the "championship flag" from the hands of guest Masao Kusakari. Now the red team accumulates 31 wins, while the white team continues with 36 wins (the last victory of the white team was in 2014).