NEWS has been chosen as the main personality for NTV's "24-Hour Television 39 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu" that's scheduled to broadcast this summer.
The theme for this year's "24-Hour Television" is "Ai ~Kore ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi~", which roughly translates to "Love ~This is the Path I Live~". This will be NEWS' second time serving as the main personality for the program; the last time was back in 2009.
For the program, members Koyama Keiichiro, Masuda Takahisa, Kato Shigeaki, and Tegoshi Yuya will each have an "on-location" challenge related to the theme.
Personalities and marathon runners for the past 10 years are as follows:
38th - Main Personality: V6 & Hey! Say! JUMP; Charity Personality: Matsushita Nao; Marathon Runner: DAIGO
37th - Main Personality: Kanjani8; Charity Personality: Anne; Marathon Runner: Joshima Shigeru (TOKIO)
36th - Main Personality: Arashi; Charity Personality: Ueto Aya; Marathon Runner: Oshima Miyuki (Mori Sanchuu)
35th - Main Personality: Arashi; Charity Personality: Aragaki Yui; Marathon Runner: Sasaki Kensuke & Hokuto Akira Family
34th - Main Personality: Kanjani8; Charity Personality: Horikita Maki; Marathon Runner: Tokumitsu Kazuo
33rd - Main Personality: TOKIO; Charity Personality: Yonekura Ryoko; Marathon Runner: Haruna Ai
32nd - Main Personality: NEWS; Charity Personality: Kanno Miho; Marathon Runner: Imoto Ayako
31st - Main Personality: Arashi; Charity Personality: Nakama Yukie; Marathon Runner: Edo Harumi
30th - Main Personality: Tackey & Tsubasa; Charity Personality: Kuroki Hitomi & Shinjo Tsuyoshi; Marathon Runner: Hagimoto Kinichi
29th - Main Personality: KAT-TUN; Marathon Runner: Ungirls
Source & Image: Oricon
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