The downfall of J-pop?

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A report on a 3rd-generation member in the 2nd team of SNH48 by a newspaper in the capital, w/ the interview conducted & the footage shot while she was visiting the city for various works & activities over there late last year:

 

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- Formal announcement clarifying the prospect of both groups is expected at an upcoming major annual concert of SNHG, in which another large-scale organizational restructuring/reshuffle will be announced &, unlike the last one affecting only SNH48 last year, will affect all the five SNHG groups this time.
Heading towards the historic turning point of SNHG - arrival of some SNH48 members at that provincial capital, the home city of GNZ48, today:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1fz7ec0zde4j22zl1zo7wi.jpg

^ You can see the staff of GNZ48, all dressed in black, escorting the guests from the north, i.e. members of their parent group, flanked by the latter's personal handlers, all spectacled & masked, w/ the fans at the back. The group member holding a bouquet is the "big brother" of the group's 2nd team. Photo shot outside the air terminal.
 
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[Re: The 2nd last post above] The major reorganization of SNHG:

- All the four teams of SHY48 & CKG48, as well as the new 5th team of SNH48, are to be abolished, & their members are to join the remaining teams of the SNHG groups. (W/ the exclusive theaters of SHY48 & CKG48 closing down, the abolishment of all the teams of both groups is totally understandable, but while the cancellation of the short-lived new 5th team of SNH48 is also conceivable due to its persistent unpopularity right from the start, it's now in effect even officially acknowledged that its formation via the abolishment of the relatively even more popular old 5th team back then is a bad decision & utter failure. :roll: )

- A brand new group, IDOLS Ft ("Ft" standing for "future"), is to be formed by members of the SNHG groups, tho it doesn't have its own exclusive theater, & is actually the de facto "team B" or reserve team of SNHG, w/ its members to eventually return back to the SNHG groups thru fan selection. *sigh*

All the current latest membership can be checked on the pages linked below (note that both SHY48 & CKG48 are in effect gone at least for now):

- SNH48: SNH48成员——SNH48中国官方网站

- BEJ48 (for mobile devices, switch to desktop mode): BEJ48成员介绍_中国大型女子偶像组合BEJ48——BEJ48中国官方网站

- GNZ48: 中国大型女子偶像组合GNZ48——GNZ48中国官方网站

- IDOLS Ft : IDOLS FT - 大型网络偶像养成女团

The last year may be considered as a peak year for SNHG - whether it'll reach another one or continue to downsize in the long run remains to be seen.
 
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^ The 3rd team of GNZ48 rendering their team anthem:


7SENSES, a subgroup of SNH48, performing their current latest single:


[EDIT]
^ Note that there're over 50 songs performed in the concert today, hence this couple of numbers are just a very small sample of it. :)
 

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^ They've also announced, among others:

- The recruitment of SNH48's 12th-generation members, BEJ48's & GNZ48's 7th-generation members, & SNHG's overseas trainee members. (The last one is a new membership category, w/ the 16-18-y.o. members to be trained overseas for two years.)

- The invitation of business partners & investors to form new sister groups around the country. (They hitherto formed such groups all by themselves w/ their own internal resources, instead of licensing out their business model.)

[EDIT]
^ One more song, by the "sexy queen" of SNH48's 1st team & a 2nd-generation member in the same team:

 

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^ A pic shot at the end of the concert, while the aforementioned reorganization of SNHG was being announced:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1fzd1613pc7j256o3gge8b.jpg

^ Those top SNHG members at the front are assembled & positioned according to their ranks, whereas those other members at the back according to their team affiliations - it looks like a military parade. lol All are donning their respective team uniforms, except two - the captain (in long pants; front row) & deputy captain (in black socks; front row) of SNH48's 1st team, the former being the de facto leader of the entire group & the latter being her long-time ally (they're also close friends in private). (Also note the former's posture being different from the others'.) While many SNHG members aren't present there, which's quite normal for this event, the #1-ranked is very notably also absent, which's pretty rare/odd for such major annual SNHG event- actually I don't recall anything like this happening before. :confused:

[EDIT 1]
A trailer of an upcoming movie starring the top dancer of SNH48's 1st team:


^ She looks pretty cool in it. :cool:

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[Re: The 1st part of this post] A pic shot at a corner of the vast, two-floor/level venue for the large-scale handshaking event on the next day of the concert:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006c5eFZgy1fzd00iwq78j356o3ggnpg.jpg
 
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^ A nice, compact media report on the concert & the handshaking, signing, & phototaking event on the following day:


[EDIT 1]
^ Footage of the SNHG members leaving the stage at the end of the concert:


^ That weeping girl is the deputy captain of SNH48's 3rd team - she's (unexpectedly) failed to join the upcoming new seven-member subgroup announced during the event. You can also hear her fans shouting her name & cheering her up.

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^ A pic shot during the announcement of the SNHG reorganization:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006c99bxly1fze4qtymxqj34c02w0kjw.jpg

^ They're watching the screen showing the new team-compositions - it's showing the 2nd team of BEJ48 in this pic.
 
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