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On the day of GNZ48's very 1st theater performance after the week-long Lunar New Year holidays today, their official blogger has uploaded this footage of the group members celebrating the LNY at their training & living complex, w/ a past song of them for the LNY playing in the background (it's rendered in both Mandarin & Cantonese):


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And a performance of a nice C-pop number by a couple of SHY48 members at their 1st theater performance after the Lunar New Year:

 

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On the day of SNH48's very 1st theater performance after the week-long Lunar New Year holidays today, they've held a lion dance ceremony at the main entrance of their exclusive theater in the afternoon to celebrate the theater's reopening after the holidays, officiated by several prominent members of their 4th team, which'd do that theater performance at night:

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A promotion video for a mobile online game developed in-house by SNHG itself, which features several prominent SNH48 members as the characters in it & serves as a platform for the SNHG members & their fans to play it together in realtime, released today:

 
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A poster for an upcoming movie starring the deputy captain of SNH48's 1st team (right) & the ace of their 3rd team, who doubles as a member of CKG48's 2nd team as well as their group ace:

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And a still of that deputy captain's character from the movie:

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Here's another poster, featuring the deputy captain's character, who's already a successful popular idol but opts to do boxing as a means for her soul searching:

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And another still of her:

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[Re: The former part of the preceding post] A media report about it, as well as the theater performance:

视频:SNH48星梦剧院年后开演重组后TeamX队率先亮相_新浪视频
 
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An awesome over-five-minute CM for an online shopping platform, featuring the top dancer & "fashion queen" of SNH48's 1st team:


^ It even looks like a micro movie. :cool:
 

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The already graduated group ace of SNH48 has come back to their exclusive theater to have a reunion w/ their 2nd team there & perform for just one very last time after more than a year ( :oh my: ) at the team's theater performance this afternoon - an article w/ YouTube links to clips featuring her at the theater performance, posted on a Japanese fansite today:

上海SNH48「大組閣」前の旧チームNII最後の公演
 

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^ A media report about the theater performance, w/ various footage from it:

现场:鞠婧祎回归SNH48公演舞台 备受关注

This poster features the team/group ace's character, who's both a rival & a friend of the deputy captain's & does boxing for the sake of her family:

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^ A latest trailer of the movie:

《倔强甜心》刘炅然超燃预告 为家庭而战
And the final trailer of it, released today:

http://www.iqiyi.com/v_19rrbw22w8.html
 

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Just a quick update: selected members from various SNHG groups have just flown to Thailand for the shooting of the MV for their upcoming summer single.

BTW, it's funny that BNK48, an overseas AKBG group, is based in the capital of the same country. :mischief:
 

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Here's the current latest official organizational list of SNH48 members, updated today (you may click the members' pics to go to their respective HPs/sites):

SNH48成员——SNH48中国官方网站

^ There're altogether eight teams/categories in their membership organization at present:

( 1 ) Star Palace: currently comprising only one member - their former group ace.
( 2 ) Team SII: their flagship team including all their founding, 1st-generation members.
( 3 ) Team NII: their current strongest team including almost all of their present top ranking members.
( 4 ) Team HII: sandwiched between the powerful Teams NII & X, the team has long been a weaker team but has now been beefed up by several heavyweight members transferred from Team NII.
( 5 ) Team X: formerly a newbie team having a historical connection w/ Team SII, but has now matured w/ its own distinct, signature character.
( 6 ) Team FT: a brand new team formed in place of the now-abolished Team XII & currently comprising their 9th-generation members & several double members from other teams.
( 7 ) Team Reserve (the word "Reserve" being my translation only): currently comprising only members demoted from other teams.
( 8 ) Members on hiatus (you have to click that scrolling icon at the right to view them): currently inactive members.
 
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Two popular members of SNH48's 4th team mocking the #2-ranked 3rd-team (formerly 2nd-team) member in their performance of a C-pop number at the team's theater performance yesterday:


It involves multiple inside stories, which're too complex to be explained here (you must be a long-time fan if you can decipher those hidden jokes embedded in it right away XD ), but the very fact that they dared to mock that top ranking & two-generation more senior member (albeit in a different team but still w/i the same group) in public at a theater performance, which must've been approved by the team's captain - in fact, one of those two performing members is even the team's deputy captain :oh my: - & assisted by the theater's staff, tells pretty much about the present status of that member among her fellow members in the group. :P

BTW, you may recall that I've also mentioned here earlier about the 1st team of CKG48 (the current newest SNHG group :oh: ) mocking her in an MC section of their theater performance, which must also have been assisted by their staff.

Obviously she's now already become a joke in the group as well as among other SNHG groups, not just w/i the fandom, & she can blame no one but herself for that, due to her recent self-created crisis which I've also mentioned here earlier. *sigh*
 
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Today, the substantially reorganized 3rd team of SNH48 at its very 1st theater performance after the reshuffle:


^ They're donning their team uniforms, & both their new captain (parachuted from the 2nd team) & existing deputy captain are also there, along w/ some new members transferred from other teams too. :)
 
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The soundtrack of SNH48's current latest spring single, released yesterday, in a fan-made clip featuring all the eight current captains & deputy captains of their 1st four teams (their newly formed 5th & 6th teams don't have captains & deputy captains yet), who render the song along w/ some other selected group members:


BTW, the selected members from all the current five SNHG groups have finished the shooting of the MV for their upcoming summer single in Thailand & flown back to the home cities of their respective groups yesterday. :)

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A number in SNH48's current musical performed at their exclusive theater yesterday:

 
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A look at the various areas in the exclusive theater of CKG48, the current youngest group of SNHG & their very 1st one based deeply inland in a central western region of the country:

 
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A 1st-team member of SHY48 at a fan meeting event in their exclusive theater today:

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^ She's donning the team's formal uniform. :)

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A couple of 3rd-team members of GNZ48, including the team's captain (the one w/ a tiara near the end of the clip), rendering a famous Canto-pop number at the team's theater performance today:


^ You can immediately tell who's the better singer of the two. XD

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A 1st-team member of SHY48 rendering a famous Disney movie theme at the team's theater performance yesterday:


^ Not bad. :cool:
 
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Just for laughs in this fan-made video: :lol:


^ Note that those at the left half of the screen are members of SNH48's 1st team, whereas those at the right half are members of their 2nd team - it looks as if their two most powerful teams were battling each other regarding the height of the mic stand. XD
 

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The soundtrack of SNH48's current latest spring single, released yesterday, in a fan-made clip featuring all the eight current captains & deputy captains of their 1st four teams (their newly formed 5th & 6th teams don't have captains & deputy captains yet), who render the song along w/ some other selected group members:

The MV, released today:

 

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Some uber cool photos of a 6th-generation member in SNH48's 3rd team (formerly a member of their old 5th team) cosplaying as an intellectual woman in a past era, posted by herself today:

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A former member & group ace of SNH48 has won the "cross-media artist of the year" award in a major industry awards event tonight, for her accomplishments as a singer & movie/TV actress in the past year - a pic of her dressed up at the event venue:

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Note that she hasn't really left their company, but has only become a solo artist w/ her own exclusive office & a dedicated team of staff taking care of her. :)

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^ Her appearing on the red carpet of that event this afternoon, followed by her former group SNH48 (represented by members of their flagship 1st team, all in the team's current dress uniforms) & then their subgroup 7SENSES - the latter two have won the "best group" & "new artist" awards, respectively, at the same event:

 
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^ SNH48 performing at the event:


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Pics of a 9th-generation member in SNH48's new 5th team in the current lolita-styled & pretty elaborate stage uniform of the team, posted by herself & re-posted in this article of a Japanese fansite today (click the pics to view them in their original large size):

上海SNH48九期生テンテン(王欣顏甜甜)「ロリータ、我が命の光」

She's got an unusually long given name comprising four characters, instead of the usual one or two. :oh:

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Pics of SHY48 members donning various nice qipao in the styles of the Republican Period at the handshaking events in their exclusive theater in the past couple of days, also posted on the above-mentioned fansite today (except for the two pics not showing them in qipao; click the pics to view them in their original large size):

瀋陽SHY48三期生の隠れた(?)逸材