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Behind-the-scenes footage of a former group ace of SNH48 shooting in a southwestern inland province:


^ She still looks good in a school uniform despite her age, XD & looks great in that local ethnic costume. :cool:
 

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7SENSES, a subgroup of SNH48, performing on state TV:


^ Originally having seven members, the subgroup later has two members on hiatus due to their joining two other (non-SNHG) groups respectively after their wins in talent contests, & now only four remain as active members due to a serious scandal of a member, who's a graduated 1st-generation member of SNH48, breaking out just late last month. *sigh*
 
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^ [Re: The clip] Ah, just in case: only the ones dressed in blue are members of the subgroup - all the rest at the back, dressed in red, are back dancers provided by state TV.
 

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One can never guess - the very 1st sister group of SNH48 to form a subgroup is...CKG48, the current newest/youngest sister/SNHG group which's even lost its exclusive theater a few years ago & is still having none! :oh my: A promotion video for that subgroup, which'll debut early next month, released yesterday:


The five-member subgroup is named "SPICY," an apparent reference to the nationally famous spicy food culture around the region where that sister group is based. lol

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^ So the sister group isn't just alive & kicking all these times after that unfortunate hit it took several years ago, but is actually expanding & growing - only falling short of regaining its exclusive theater. :cool:
 
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ATM of typing this post, the annual sports tournament of the SNHG is under way (the one last year was canceled due to the pandemic) - the participants from all the current four SNHG groups performing the tournament's anthem during the opening:

 

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^ An official report about it, released yesterday (it doesn't cover all the events & details in it, but you can get the feel of it even just from the many pics): :)

大型女子偶像团体SNH48 GROUP官方网站

[EDIT 1]
^ The 3rd team of SNH48 entering the venue: :cool:


[EDIT 2]
^ The 1st team of the same group entering, posing as ancient swordswomen & martial artists: :oh:


[EDIT 3]
^ A prominent member of that group's 3rd team performing in the artistic gymnastics event:


^ The holder of a degree in media studies can speak four languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English, & Korean. :)
 
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The 4th team of SNH48 celebrating their 6th anniversary w/ their special theater performance for that yesterday - a stage number performed while donning a variety of sexy qipao: :cool:

 

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An MV for a popular song of 7SENSES, a subgroup of SNH48, covered by the top vocalist of GNZ48, released just days ago:


The immensely popular member has been demoted to trainee member due to misbehavior during a fight w/ another popular member at the training & living center of the group, but that's not affected her popularity & the group's management is still supporting her. :)

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ATM of typing this post, the annual sports tournament of the SNHG is under way (the one last year was canceled due to the pandemic) - the participants from all the current four SNHG groups performing the tournament's anthem during the opening:

A very brief recap of the whole almost-six-hour event in just three mins. in this MV for that anthem, released today:

 
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Cool costumes - some of the SNH48 members & former members performed together on a variety show last night, & here're three of them:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gqj7ql8t7hj62v44aob2k02.jpg

^ A 3rd-generation member in their 3rd team.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gqj7rlticdj62v44ao7wq02.jpg

^ A 6th-generation member in their 2nd team.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gqj7pezukaj62v44aob2h02.jpg

^ A 4th-generation member in their 4th team; also a member of their subgroup 7SENSES.

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^ Three more:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gqj79ghxloj62v44ao7wr02.jpg

^ A 2nd-generation member in their 2nd team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gqj78tg1u6j62v44aokjv02.jpg

^ A now-graduated 1st-generation member; also a member of their subgroup 7SENSES.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gqj7865aifj62v44aonpn02.jpg

^ A 5th-generation member in their 3rd team; also that team's captain.

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^ And the performance itself, which, like their costumes, also features a fusion of Eastern & Western cultural styles: :cool:

 
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[Re: The latter part of the preceding post] Ah, she's no longer the captain of that team now - have totally forgotten that. ^_^' She's been the team's captain for so long ever since the founding of the team that I still often mistake her as the captain. lol
 

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The 2nd team of SNH48 performing two stage numbers at an annual industry event yesterday (also refer to the English description below the clip):


[EDIT]
And the performance itself, which, like their costumes, also features a fusion of Eastern & Western cultural styles: :cool:

Since that clip has now been taken down due to copyright issues, here's a make-do - a soundtrack of that performance:

 

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A prominent member of SNH48's 2nd team performing a nice song at a theater performance of the team yesterday, which was specially held for celebrating her birthday:


The talented 6th-generation member & former member of BEJ48 isn't great in vocal rendition, but can compose & arrange music, & is an electric guitarist. Her college major is e-commerce, giving her an advantage as a member of AW9, an SNHG group specializing on online retailing. :)

[EDIT 1]
^ Her performing a famous stage number w/ the former captain of GNZ48's 2nd team, who's also a fellow 6th-generation member & a prominent member of GNZ48, & flied there to perform w/ her as an invited special guest of that birthday special theater performance:


[EDIT 2]
^ A pretty cute performance of a pretty cute song w/ a very popular 5th-generation member of SNH48's 3rd team, another invited guest:

 
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^ A video of her posing as an ancient Chinese girl, w/ a Chinese-styled song by a former group ace of SNH48 playing in the background, released during the theater performance:

 
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A dedicated HP for the upcoming latest summer EP of SNHG has been opened today, covering the contents of its various versions, its peripheral goods, its complimentary items, etc.:

SNH48 GROUP第八届偶像年度总决选专属EP《怦然心动》

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They've also released this info-packed but still relatively concise report today on that EP, the upcoming SNHG General Election, the upcoming movie & drama productions of SNHG, the upcoming General Election results announcement event & concert, the latest development strategy & restructuring/reorganization of SNHG under the current external (business, political, economic, & social) environment, etc. - too bad I don't have the time to even summarize it here, but might mention its various parts here at different points of time when there's a chance in due course:

大型女子偶像团体SNH48 GROUP官方网站
 
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The dedicated site for the upcoming SNHG General Election has been opened today - here's its frontpage, which also highlights the info on the site:

SNH48 GROUP 第八届偶像年度人气总决选

And the list of running members:

SNH48 GROUP 第八届偶像年度人气总决选

[EDIT]
A dedicated HP for the upcoming latest summer EP of SNHG has been opened today, covering the contents of its various versions, its peripheral goods, its complimentary items, etc.:

SNH48 GROUP第八届偶像年度总决选专属EP《怦然心动》
The MV for the title song of that EP, released today:


^ The ending of the MV is quite unexpected - a surprising, abrupt change of atmosphere & mood. lol

The center girl of both the song & MV is the ace & sexy queen of SNH48's 4th team, a high-ranking 4th-generation member. :)

A pretty brief behind-the-scenes footage of the MV:

 

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^ Some huge poster pics of several participants in that EP:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gr2ry9f50pj62yn3yqqva02.jpg

^ That center girl.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gr2rye3w0aj62yn3yq4qv02.jpg

^ The captain of SNH48's 3rd team, a 5th-generation member.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gr2rypsrsyj62yn3yqe8502.jpg

^ An immensely popular member of the same team, a 7th-generation member.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gr2rz08qigj62yn3yqb2e02.jpg

^ A rising member of the same group's 1st team, a 13th-generation member.

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Some huge fashion shots featuring a graduated 1st-generation member of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same management company, for a mag:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/67c51be8gy1gr1byxgxhfj23x3570qve.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/67c51be8gy1gr1e7l7nnlj23x3570kjv.jpg

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https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/67c51be8gy1gr1e7tl2agj23x3570npn.jpg