The downfall of J-pop? How the AKBG's biz model & culture get adapted in China

  • This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
The former top dancer of SNH48's old 2nd team, who's a 2nd-generation member of the group, has now come back to SNHG after being "borrowed out" to another female idol group under a different company for a couple of years since her having won in a talent contest, & she'll become a solo artist of SNHG but will also return as a member of 7SENSES, an elite subgroup of SNH48, after going thru all the formalities of her graduation from the group - an official report about that, released yesterday (right-click the pics to view them in their original large size):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

She'll also release a solo single for commemorating her comeback shortly. :)
The announcement about her graduation special theater performance, graduation fan meeting & thanking event, graduation single, graduation online interactive activities, & graduation peripheral goods, released today:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h5nsoc7ljuj60rbcn34qs02.jpg
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
A pic of the elected members sitting on the stage after all the final results had been announced:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h5no6d6i89j64802tckjp02.jpg
An elected member of BEJ48 walking down the stairs to receive her trophy & deliver her speech - she's the #14-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5px6mfivtj32y24f11l3.jpg

Delivering her speech:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5px92padcj32y24f14qu.jpg

Transforming into a Senshi in front of the audience (j/k :lol: ):

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5px8u0c3xj32y24f14qu.jpg

She's now surpassed her twin sister, the group ace, in ranking & become the #1-ranked member of the group. :)

[EDIT]
^ Bonus pic - a newbie member of the group w/ her trophy for the "best new member of the year" award:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5oqz2b2r4j32y24f1x6t.jpg
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
^ The official poster for the #11-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h5jgikv8vlj60u01hcguc02.jpg

[EDIT]
An elected member of BEJ48 walking down the stairs to receive her trophy & deliver her speech - she's the #14-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5px6mfivtj32y24f11l3.jpg

Delivering her speech:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5px92padcj32y24f14qu.jpg

Transforming into a Senshi in front of the audience (j/k :lol: ):

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5px8u0c3xj32y24f14qu.jpg

She's now surpassed her twin sister, the group ace, in ranking & become the #1-ranked member of the group. :)
Her twin sister, the #23-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5q3myl4mlj32y24f11l3.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5q3n2jcz7j32y24f17wm.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1h5q3n7qnmrj32y24f1b2f.jpg

^ You can tell she's not very happy w/ the result, even tho she's still the #2-ranked member of the group, ranking right after her twin sister. And that's quite understandable. *sigh*
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
Behind-the-scenes footage of a former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist of SNHG, doing some shootings:


^ I like that Totoro ending theme playing in the background. :)
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
^ The elected top three members appearing on the cover of the current issue of the official national mag published by a provincial TV station in a southern coastal province, where the election was held:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3nzs1kmj21yh2lihdv.jpg

The cover story in that issue, focusing on the #3-ranked member returned from the election (the main texts are pixelated due to copyright issues):

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3o1c5nkj23x32lix6p.jpg

[EDIT]
^ The one focusing on the #2-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3n89z77j23x32lihdu.jpg

The one focusing on the #1-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3mrdf3bj23x32li1ky.jpg
 
Last edited:

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
The elected top three members appearing on the cover of the current issue of the official national mag published by a provincial TV station in a southern coastal province, where the election was held:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3nzs1kmj21yh2lihdv.jpg

The cover story in that issue, focusing on the #3-ranked member returned from the election (the main texts are pixelated due to copyright issues):

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3o1c5nkj23x32lix6p.jpg

[EDIT]
^ The one focusing on the #2-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3n89z77j23x32lihdu.jpg

The one focusing on the #1-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3mrdf3bj23x32li1ky.jpg
The official poster for the #14-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h5ngkzh1llj60u01hcwnr02.jpg
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
^ Finally, the official YouTube releases of footage from the concert:


^ The title song of the election, jointly performed by members of all the SNHG groups.


^ An uber cool performance by two prominent members of SNH48 & another prominent one from GNZ48, w/ the captain & ace of SNH48's 1st team as the center girl. :cool:


^ A group performance of a rock-styled number by members from various SNHG groups.
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
^


^ Another group performance of a nice song, w/ the current top member of GNZ48 as the center girl.


^ An iconic group performance incorporating various traditional Chinese elements in the costumes, props, musical arrangement, & stage effects, w/ a graduated 2nd-generation member of SNH48 as the center girl.
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
Last edited:

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
The elected top three members appearing on the cover of the current issue of the official national mag published by a provincial TV station in a southern coastal province, where the election was held:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3nzs1kmj21yh2lihdv.jpg

The cover story in that issue, focusing on the #3-ranked member returned from the election (the main texts are pixelated due to copyright issues):

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3o1c5nkj23x32lix6p.jpg

[EDIT]
^ The one focusing on the #2-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3n89z77j23x32lihdu.jpg

The one focusing on the #1-ranked member returned from the election:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/4c868babgy1h5s3mrdf3bj23x32li1ky.jpg
They're also shown prominently on the exterior of SNH48's exclusive theater:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h60d5k3okhj63402c0kjl02.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h60d54pkkij62u324ke8402.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h60d4s3rppj62c0340b2902.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h60d4cwcs0j62bz33zx6t02.jpg
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
A couple of uber cool pics posted by a prominent member of GNZ48 on her blog:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006qkRSogy1h61tptel9oj335s23wgrx.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006qkRSogy1h61tpmmo6kj31s035sn39.jpg

^ She looks like an ancient Chinese ghost/youma which past human life was drowned in a lake. lol

[EDIT 1]
A graduated 1st-generation member of SNH48, now a solo artist of SNHG, has just finished all the shootings for a historical production, in which she plays the lead character, & received a bouquet at the studio:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/b5d68da5ly1h5yyemwmrzj22c03401kx.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/b5d68da5ly1h5yygafa0jj22c0340b2b.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/b5d68da5ly1h5yz4u6l5aj222o340hdu.jpg

^ I like her ancient military-style costume. :cool:
Her donning an elegant modern qipao for the Mid-Autumn Festival last night:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/008qInNTgy1h61nuc22y7j324836cqfh.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/008qInNTgy1h61nu35zifj324836ctk3.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/008qInNTgy1h61nuie762j31ou2j97wi.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/008qInNTgy1h61nv5pitmj31u52r7aqo.jpg

^ Her hairdo looks uber cool too. :cool:

[EDIT 2]
^ Her appearing on a poster for a TV show of a provincial satellite TV station:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/008qInNTgy1h61ckb3rnjj31ww3ehnpe.jpg
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
The former top dancer of SNH48's old 2nd team, who's a 2nd-generation member of the group, has now come back to SNHG after being "borrowed out" to another female idol group under a different company for a couple of years since her having won in a talent contest, & she'll become a solo artist of SNHG but will also return as a member of 7SENSES, an elite subgroup of SNH48, after going thru all the formalities of her graduation from the group - an official report about that, released yesterday (right-click the pics to view them in their original large size):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

She'll also release a solo single for commemorating her comeback shortly. :)
The announcement about her graduation special theater performance, graduation fan meeting & thanking event, graduation single, graduation online interactive activities, & graduation peripheral goods, released today:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h5nsoc7ljuj60rbcn34qs02.jpg
An official report on that theater performance held yesterday (right-click the pics to view them in their original huge sizes):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

^ Note that there're several graduated members from that team (one had already been transferred to another team before her graduation, tho) & a couple of current members from other teams, as well as her fellow artist friends she met outside SNH48 in the recent years, being invited as guest performers. Also note the heavily Chinese style of her huge graduation decoration set placed at the 1/F lobby of SNH48's exclusive theater by her fan club. I also like that white dress she wore during the event. :cool:

The successful artist is the very last 2nd-generation member of SNH48 to graduate, & is now having her own team of supporting staff in her newly opened exclusive office. :)
 
Last edited:

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
Quick update: Five top members of BEJ48 have become double members in various teams of SNH48 & GNZ48, respectively - here's a quote from an entry on the official blog of SNH48, posted just an hour ago (all blog links disabled by me):

根据年度青春盛典的相关激励政策,同时经过征询成员个人意愿
@BEJ48-黄怡慈 将任BEJ48正式成员的同时、兼任SNH48 TEAM X
@BEJ48-黄宣绮- 将任BEJ48正式成员的同时、兼任@GNZ48 TEAM G
@BEJ48-张梦慧 将任BEJ48正式成员的同时、兼任SNH48 TEAM SII
@BEJ48-张智杰 将任BEJ48正式成员的同时、兼任SNH48 TEAM HII
@BEJ48-孙晓艳 将任BEJ48正式成员的同时、兼任SNH48 TEAM X
 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665
An official report on that theater performance held yesterday (right-click the pics to view them in their original huge sizes):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

^ Note that there're several graduated members from that team (one had already been transferred to another team before her graduation, tho) & a couple of current members from other teams, as well as her fellow artist friends she met outside SNH48 in the recent years, being invited as guest performers. Also note the heavily Chinese style of her huge graduation decoration set placed at the 1/F lobby of SNH48's exclusive theater by her fan club. I also like that white dress she wore during the event. :cool:

The successful artist is the very last 2nd-generation member of SNH48 to graduate, & is now having her own team of supporting staff in her newly opened exclusive office. :)
More photos not shown in that report:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h62waw0r9cj65dc3kwao002.jpg

^ Receiving her cert. of graduation & a bouquet onstage.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h62x0vnjw7j63xz2mnu1002.jpg

^ Leaving the auditorium while being cheered by the audience.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h62x0xk2a3j64802tck1f02.jpg

^ Mounting her graduation portrait on the wall of honorary graduates.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h62x11tfxqj64802tchdy02.jpg

^ Posing in front of that awesome decoration set.

[EDIT]
^ The MV for her graduation single, a solo adaptation from a representative stage number of her team, released yesterday:

 

Rika-Chicchi

Staff member
Site Admin
May 7, 2009
40,555
3,754
1,665