The downfall of J-pop?

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Official pictorial recaps on the various achievements by a former group ace of SNH48 in the past year, released by her personal management office today:

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^ Movies, TV dramas, variety shows, etc.

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^ Social media, media interviews, ranking charts, industry awards, etc.

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^ Public services, fashions, charities, etc.

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^ Commercial collaborations, charities in her name by her fanclub, music, etc.

As a well-known mainstream, all-round solo artist nowadays, she's become the most successful example for the members of the SNHG groups to look up to & follow. :)
Some of her image pics for the biggest Lunar New Year variety show nationwide on state TV:

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Huge image pics of some of those members:

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^ 1st captain of SNH48's 1st team; currently ranked #2; 1st generation.

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^ 1st captain of BEJ48's 1st team; ace of both the group & the team; currently ranked #3; 5th generation ( SNH48 ).

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^ Veteran member of SNH48's 1st team; member of the group's elite subgroup 7SENSES; 1st generation.

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^ Top dancer of the same team; member of the same subgroup; 1st generation.

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^ Ace & "Sexy queen" of SNH48's 4th team; 4th generation.

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^ Ace of BEJ48's 2nd team; 6th generation ( SNH48 ).

All of the above are current highest ranking members. Those big words behind them are their surnames (left) & given names (right). The lines at the bottom of the pics are their personal messages, some of which are quite frank or sound poetic. :cool:

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^ A poster for an upcoming variety show, featuring all of those members:

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A couple more posters for that show, for the Lunar New Year & featuring two of those members:

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Official Lunar New Year greetings posters of the SNHG groups:

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^ All the current four teams of SNH48 in their respective current dress uniforms (bottom two rows: Team SII; next two above: Team NII; next two above: Team HII; next two above: Team X).

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^ All the current three teams of BEJ48 in their respective current formal uniforms.

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^ All the current three teams & a few trainee members of GNZ48 in their respective current formal uniforms.

Only active members appear on the posters. CKG48 hasn't released such poster.
 
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An English-subbed clip featuring eight top SNHG members on TV recently:


[EDIT]
^ It's a girls-exclusive show. :)
 
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The former group ace of CKG48, now an SNH48 member, performing a C-pop number, posted by herself for her birthday lately:


^ The song title means "you've been a youngster." :)
 
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An official MV for an SNH48 number showing the working lives of some top SNHG members during the current pandemic, released today:


^ The song title means "the future of us." :)
 
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A recent solo performance of a short version of a famous stage number of GNZ48's 1st team by the group's/team's ace at their exclusive theater:


^ Note that there's no audience there due to the current pandemic - that performance was broadcast live. BTW, I like that military-styled stage uniform of the group she's donning. :)
 
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A couple of posters featuring two members of 7SENSES, an elite subgroup of SNH48, respectively, for a C-pop show :

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^ The "sexy queen" of SNH48's 1st team.

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^ A cool member from the 4th team of SNH48.

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^ A live performance of the current latest hit of SNHG, a cover of a C-pop number rearranged by SNHG's own music production team, on that show:


^ The song title means "do you wanna dance." It's so "brainwashing." lol
 
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[Re: The latter part of the preceding post] Since the clip has now been blocked due to copyright issues, here's the soundtrack of that song:


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A collection of footage featuring the top dancer of SNH48's 1st team, from a current talent contest & w/ her famous solo stage number playing in the background:

Sina Visitor System

She's also quite popular in S. Korea, & several members of some famous K-pop groups have even sent video messages to cheer her for that contest. :)

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^ Another one, featuring the "sexy queen" of the group's 4th team:

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She's also a Latin dancer & erhu player. :)
 

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[Re: The 1st part of the preceding post] This clip of that live performance won't be blocked - it's uploaded by the show's copyright holder themselves: lol

 

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The 1st episode of SNH48's current anime:


[EDIT]
After a hiatus of several months due to the pandemic, the exclusive theater of SNH48 will finally reopen this weekend - a recent promotion video for the reopening, in which a veteran 1st-generation member from their 1st team takes a brief tour around the theater:

 

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A fanmade compilation of some HAWT moments mainly featuring a former captain of SNH48's 1st team, also a member of their elite subgroup 7SENSES, over the recent years, including the most recent ones: :cthulhu:

 
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Some latest updates on SNHG:

- The upcoming General Election will start later this month - it's been postponed due to the pandemic. Its final results announcement event & the following vote-thanking events are also postponed to mid-Aug. The MVs for the respective singles of the three elected groups won't be shot overseas as in the past, also due to the pandemic.

- Their new summer EP will also be released later this month, w/ its & its title number's title meaning "it's sunny again" (the official English title is "Beautiful Day") - a reference to the current difficulties caused by the pandemic & the hope for them to pass.

- All 1st-generation members will graduate this year, & a series of events will also be held for their graduation, including graduation theater performance, graduation concert, release of commemorative singles, etc.

- A fashion KOL team will be formed by the Chinese edition of the Japanese fashion mag mina, which's now wholly owned by SNHG.

For details of the above & other news, pls refer to this official report released yesterday (in Chinese):

大型女子偶像团体SNH48 GROUP官方网站

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^ The dedicated HP for that EP has also been opened on the same day, w/ info including its six versions & their respective attached items, its peripheral items like various photobooks, etc.:

SNH48 GROUP 第27张EP《天晴了》
 
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A prominent member of BEJ48's 3rd team taking you to look around their living & training complex:


^ Her quarter shown at the end looks unexpectedly messy. XD

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Footage of a (non-fan) Japanese businessman coming across the exclusive theater of SNH48 while walking on the Shanghai streets - his comments about it are interesting, especially because he's not a fan lol (in Japanese w/ Japanese & Chinese subs):

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- Their new summer EP will also be released later this month, w/ its & its title number's title meaning "it's sunny again" (the official English title is "Beautiful Day") - a reference to the current difficulties caused by the pandemic & the hope for them to pass.
The studio version of the MV for that title number, released today:


The formal version of the MV will be released later. :)
 

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^ The theater version of the MV, released yesterday:


The formal version of the MV will be released tomorrow. :)

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^ The debut public performance of the song, at the theater performance of SNH48's 4th team last night:

 

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- The upcoming General Election will start later this month - it's been postponed due to the pandemic. Its final results announcement event & the following vote-thanking events are also postponed to mid-Aug. The MVs for the respective singles of the three elected groups won't be shot overseas as in the past, also due to the pandemic.
The running SNHG members announced yesterday:

SNH48 GROUP 第七届偶像年度人气总决选

^ Note that many top members & all of SNH48's 1st-generation members, who'll collectively graduate this year, don't appear in the list, while a number of running members haven't been announced yet. The IDOLS FT members are also SHY48 or CKG48 members.
 
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