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

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The very 1st group ace of SNH48 (one of their double aces back then), who's long left the group, starring in a historical drama set in the Qing Dynasty (the very last imperial dynasty of China) - a poster for it:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/008pFdroly1gv8cp7x6b1j64db668kjv02.jpg

She's professionally trained in the top acting school of the country, a university-level institution. :)

[EDIT 1]
^ A trailer of that drama:


Technically the drama is actually set in the present times, but her present-day role, a scriptwriter, has entered into the world of the script written by herself & become a character in that script about the Qing/Manchu Imperial Court (hence she's playing two different roles - one at the present & the other at the Qing period).

[EDIT 2]
^ Ah, this' her acting debut after graduating from that school.
 
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A cool poster for SNHG's upcoming new single: :cool:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gv7wk4a48pj62qf2qfe8302.jpg

^ Those current top members from various SNHG groups are posing as warriors.
The HP for the EP containing that single (the title song of the EP), opened today:

SNH48 GROUP《花戎》EP专题

^ The content includes the six versions, peripheral items, & complimentary items of the EP, etc.

[EDIT]
The last instalment of behind-the-scenes footage featuring a former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, on the set of a latest historical production, which title is the same as that of the abovementioned EP & single:

 

Rika-Chicchi

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The very 1st group ace of SNH48 (one of their double aces back then), who's long left the group, starring in a historical drama set in the Qing Dynasty (the very last imperial dynasty of China) - a poster for it:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/008pFdroly1gv8cp7x6b1j64db668kjv02.jpg

She's professionally trained in the top acting school of the country, a university-level institution. :)

[EDIT 1]
^ A trailer of that drama:


Technically the drama is actually set in the present times, but her present-day role, a scriptwriter, has entered into the world of the script written by herself & become a character in that script about the Qing/Manchu Imperial Court (hence she's playing two different roles - one at the present & the other at the Qing period).

[EDIT 2]
^ Ah, this' her acting debut after graduating from that school.
Another poster for it, featuring her exclusively:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006xb584ly1gvb6fqtyrsj62s04mou1102.jpg

^ She's donning a qipao of the time - qipao is originated in the Qing Dynasty.
 

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The last instalment of behind-the-scenes footage featuring a former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, on the set of a latest historical production, which title is the same as that of the abovementioned EP & single:

She's starring in yet another historical drama, w/ the ace of SNH48's 4th team playing a supporting role in it - a couple of posters featuring their characters, respectively:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/008pz1rmly1gvdet6sm0sj64k26zjqvb02.jpg

^ The princess, the lead character of the drama, is reading a book w/ an attaching (military?) map scroll.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/008pz1rmly1gvdetlqh61j64k26zjnpk02.jpg

^ Looks like the team ace is playing an intellectual.

[EDIT 1]
^ A trailer of that drama, released yesterday:


[EDIT 2]
^ A couple of behind-the-scenes shots featuring her, posted on the official blog of her personal office today:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1gvemsx74rqj634022oe8202.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1gvemt0rzvlj634022gnpf02.jpg
 

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^ A poster for that drama:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1gvhpj5v61yj61bt4ffx6u02.jpg

[EDIT]
A cool poster for SNHG's upcoming new single: :cool:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gv7wk4a48pj62qf2qfe8302.jpg

^ Those current top members from various SNHG groups are posing as warriors.
The soundtrack of that single, released just days ago:


^ Its arrangement is quite complicated & also involves a number of traditional Chinese musical instruments. BTW, the lyrics of its rap parts are written by a prominent member of SNH48's 3rd team.
 

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A former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, selling eyeliners in a CM - she's the spokesperson of that cosmetics brand:

 

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Ancient lesbianism lol - a trailer & then a behind-the-scenes footage of a short featuring a former BEJ48 member & a former SHY48 member in the 2nd team of SNH48, w/ the latter directing that short:

 

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A former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, selling eyeliners in a CM - she's the spokesperson of that cosmetics brand:

She's the spokesperson of yet, yet another cosmetics brand & featured in its CM:


Aren't all those cosmetics brands market competitors? :P
 

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A group shot of the current members of SNH48's 1st team - they're the invited guests to perform at the China Fashion Awards last night:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gvoj5497l2j61zk1bonpd02.jpg

^ Their stage uniforms look quite militaristic. :cool:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gvoj57n133j61uc1871kx02.jpg

^ A less formal, more relaxed shot, w/ the captain of the team, who's a 5th-generation member, former group ace of BEJ48, & former captain of BEJ48's 1st team, happily closing her eyes while being surrounded by her teammates.
 

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https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gvoj57n133j61uc1871kx02.jpg

^ A less formal, more relaxed shot, w/ the captain of the team, who's a 5th-generation member, former group ace of BEJ48, & former captain of BEJ48's 1st team, happily closing her eyes while being surrounded by her teammates.
Ah, that smiley superimposed at the bottom of the pic is a self-censorship for that former deputy captain of their old 5th team, lol who's also a 5th-generation member & is the top vocalist of her current team.

[EDIT]
A group shot of the current members of SNH48's 2nd team at the 1/F lobby of their exclusive theater - they're performing at a special theater performance of the team last night for celebrating the 8th anniversary of the team's founding:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gvq3untck3j64802tc7wm02.jpg

^ Most of them are making that "N" sign of the team, which's formally designated as "Team N," w/ the captain of the team, a 3rd-generation member, standing almost unnoticeably at the back (3rd from right).
 

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A cool poster for SNHG's upcoming new single: :cool:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gv7wk4a48pj62qf2qfe8302.jpg

^ Those current top members from various SNHG groups are posing as warriors.
The soundtrack of that single, released just days ago:


^ Its arrangement is quite complicated & also involves a number of traditional Chinese musical instruments. BTW, the lyrics of its rap parts are written by a prominent member of SNH48's 3rd team.
The very 1st live performance of that song by those same SNHG members at the exclusive theater of GNZ48 last night:

 
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Several members of GNZ48 appearing on a variety show of a satellite TV station in a southern coastal province, performing & teaching the hosts of the show the ways of their group - a preview of an episode of the show:

 

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An MV for a famous stage number of SNHG, performed by two of the most prominent members of GNZ48, who're also one of the most well-known lesbians "couples" of the group & SNHG groups, released today:


^ The MV has got a timely Halloween feel. :cool:

Despite their relatively large age difference, they've become pretty close friends early on, w/ the younger one, who's a black-belt, award-winning Taekwondo practitioner, being more active & the older one more passive in their relationship. :)

[EDIT]
^ That younger one is the one w/ blue hair.
 
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A few photos from a Halloween fan meeting event of SNH48 today:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gvyjfd5gs4j64802tcnpg02.jpg

^ The top vocalist of their 1st team.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gvygdbzslpj63kx2dye8302.jpg

^ A former BEJ48 member in their 2nd team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gvygegrlohj64802tckjo02.jpg

^ Another former BEJ48 member in the same team - she's donning a uniform of security guard ("baoan" means "security"), w/ the words on her right badge reading "People's Republic of China - Security." XD
 

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She's starring in yet another historical drama, w/ the ace of SNH48's 4th team playing a supporting role in it - a couple of posters featuring their characters, respectively:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/008pz1rmly1gvdet6sm0sj64k26zjqvb02.jpg

^ The princess, the lead character of the drama, is reading a book w/ an attaching (military?) map scroll.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/008pz1rmly1gvdetlqh61j64k26zjnpk02.jpg

^ Looks like the team ace is playing an intellectual.
The team ace also performs an insert song for that drama - its soundtrack:


^ The song title means "no grudge."

The Latin dancer & erhu (a traditional Chinese string instrument) player is also the "sexy queen" of the team. :)

[EDIT]
^ The soundtrack of another one, also done by her: :oh: