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A promotion video for the new stage of SNH48's 1st team, released today:


^ It's centered on the current captain of the team, who's a 5th-generation member & the former captain of BEJ48's 1st team.

The stage will commence later this month. :)
The title song of that stage, performed by that team at the stage's premiere at their exclusive theater a couple of days ago:


The song/stage title literally means "phantom mirror." :)
 

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^ A kinky interesting shot from that stage:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1gxk8o1924xj61900u0qci02.jpg

^ Could make a nice work of sculpture. :cool:

[EDIT]
SNH48 has donated a bookshelf to a local children's hospital:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gxnlmw4uglj62bc1qihdt02.jpg

^ The poster on it, featuring the current top 16 SNHG members (the middle one at the bottom row has actually graduated):

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gxnlmv5koej61qh334b2a02.jpg

The kids & their parents using it:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1gxnlmxtb2cj62bc1qi4qp02.jpg
 

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The SNHG has announced today that a graduated veteran 1st-generation member of SNH48, who's been temporarily "borrowed" to a famous time-limited girl group under a different company after winning in a major talent contest last year, has now returned as a solo artist of SNHG as well as a member of 7SENSES, an elite subgroup of SNH48. In addition, SNHG has set up a separate personal office for her to handle her various works - an honor which's hitherto been given only to graduates who've been ranked #1 in their General Elections, which she hasn't (she was still a pretty high-ranking, "god 7" member, tho). :oh my: Here's the official announcement of that:

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

^ The pic in its original huge size (in case the link to it is replaced by them later lol ):

https://www.snh48.com/attached/image/20211206/20211206102956_31453.jpg

And a quote from that announcement, which briefly highlights her career to date:

许佳琪于2012年10月14日正式加入SNH48,于2013年1月12日正式出道。在团期间,许佳琪认真努力、谦逊勤勉,人气及实力不断攀升。2017年4月7日,许佳琪通过选拔成为了SNH48国际小分队7SENSES的成员之一,随组合在海外市场亦斩获了优异成绩。2020年5月30日,许佳琪在综艺《青春有你第二季》中脱颖而出,将工作重心暂时转至限定女团THE9。2020年10月14日,许佳琪随SNH48一期生共同从团毕业,并宣布后续将继续以丝芭传媒艺人身份开展活动。

许佳琪从SNH48毕业以来锐意进发,在多个领域取得了重要突破。舞台及音乐方面,她带来了《SKIN》、《如影如芒》等个人作品,呈现了多个出圈舞台;影视方面,由其担当主演的《幻乐森林》、《清风朗月花正开》现已杀青;综艺方面,她在爱奇艺《做家务的男人》、芒果TV《小巨人运动会》等节目中也有精彩表现;时尚商务领域,她斩获了花知晓亚太区品牌代言人、UrbanRevivo品牌大使等多个合作,并多次受路易威登、Gucci等品牌邀请参与活动,登上了《OK!精彩》等多本时尚大刊。
^ The towering professional ballerina has also got fames in overseas markets (especially S. Korea). As a founding member of SNH48, she graduated w/ her fellow 1st-generation members last year, & has since made significant breakthroughs in the various areas of stage performances, music, movies, TV dramas, variety shows, fashions, branding (including brands like LV & Gucci), etc.
A funny behind-the-scenes footage of her on the set of a latest historical drama starring her:


[EDIT]
A former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, has become the spokesperson of a fashion wig brand - an ad of it:

A poster of her for a live event of that brand:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/00897giRly1gxmkmbaw5ij31qj335e82.jpg
 

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A dedicated HP for the upcoming concert of 7SENSES, an elite subgroup of SNH48, opened yesterday:

「Crazy For You」7SENSES回归演唱会

^ Note that the artist mentioned in the former part of the 2nd last post above has now returned as a member of the subgroup again & even become the leading one. :cool:

[EDIT 1]
^ Quoting from an official announcement of that concert (not linked here):

出道四年,7SENSE S先后斩获了第2届 AAA Best Star Award(亚洲明星盛典最佳明星奖)、第25届东方风云榜音乐盛典东方新人奖、第2届SORIBADA The Global Entertainer Awards(新韩流海外艺人奖)、第27届东方风云榜音乐盛典最受欢迎组合奖,发行了《7SENSES》、《Chapter:Blooming》、《天鹅》、《New Plan》、《The Shadows》五张EP,举办了多轮巡演。
^ The subgroup has got various domestic & overseas awards, released five EPs (the 6th one is also coming soon), & done a number of tours (both domestically & overseas) over the four years since its debut. :)

[EDIT 2]
^ The poster of the concert:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006rmjNSly1gxtoy2a1h4j32qf43ne85.jpg
 

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The MV for a new version of the SNHG's New Year single jointly performed by SNH48 & its elite subgroup 7SENSES (some members of the latter have already graduated from the former), released this morning:


^ Note that the ace of that subgroup, mentioned in the 1st part of the preceding post, is featured prominently in the latter part of the MV.

It's for celebrating both the coming New Year & Lunar New Year (the latter will be in Feb. next year). :)

[EDIT]
^ A fanmade clip of an English translation of its lyrics, produced shortly after its release on the same day: :oh:

 

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A dedicated HP for the upcoming concert of 7SENSES, an elite subgroup of SNH48, opened yesterday:

「Crazy For You」7SENSES回归演唱会

^ Note that the artist mentioned in the former part of the 2nd last post above has now returned as a member of the subgroup again & even become the leading one. :cool:

[EDIT 1]
^ Quoting from an official announcement of that concert (not linked here):

出道四年,7SENSE S先后斩获了第2届 AAA Best Star Award(亚洲明星盛典最佳明星奖)、第25届东方风云榜音乐盛典东方新人奖、第2届SORIBADA The Global Entertainer Awards(新韩流海外艺人奖)、第27届东方风云榜音乐盛典最受欢迎组合奖,发行了《7SENSES》、《Chapter:Blooming》、《天鹅》、《New Plan》、《The Shadows》五张EP,举办了多轮巡演。
^ The subgroup has got various domestic & overseas awards, released five EPs (the 6th one is also coming soon), & done a number of tours (both domestically & overseas) over the four years since its debut. :)

[EDIT 2]
^ The poster of the concert:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006rmjNSly1gxtoy2a1h4j32qf43ne85.jpg
A promotion video for the concert:

 
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The MV for a new version of the SNHG's New Year single jointly performed by SNH48 & its elite subgroup 7SENSES (some members of the latter have already graduated from the former), released this morning:


^ Note that the ace of that subgroup, mentioned in the 1st part of the preceding post, is featured prominently in the latter part of the MV.

It's for celebrating both the coming New Year & Lunar New Year (the latter will be in Feb. next year). :)
A nice offshot of that ace, taken on the set of the MV:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006rmjNSly1gxwxk8k4rmj31jk2bce81.jpg

[EDIT 1]
^ An elegant schedule of her for this month, :cool: released by her personal office (only those items that can be publicized at present are shown on it):

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/008qInNTly1gxyjz1i2dbj31xl2x6u0z.jpg

[EDIT 2]
[Re: The 1st part of this post] Behind-the-scenes footage of the subgroup's members on the set:

 

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The SNHG has announced today that a graduated veteran 1st-generation member of SNH48, who's been temporarily "borrowed" to a famous time-limited girl group under a different company after winning in a major talent contest last year, has now returned as a solo artist of SNHG as well as a member of 7SENSES, an elite subgroup of SNH48. In addition, SNHG has set up a separate personal office for her to handle her various works - an honor which's hitherto been given only to graduates who've been ranked #1 in their General Elections, which she hasn't (she was still a pretty high-ranking, "god 7" member, tho). :oh my: Here's the official announcement of that:

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

^ The pic in its original huge size (in case the link to it is replaced by them later lol ):

https://www.snh48.com/attached/image/20211206/20211206102956_31453.jpg

And a quote from that announcement, which briefly highlights her career to date:

许佳琪于2012年10月14日正式加入SNH48,于2013年1月12日正式出道。在团期间,许佳琪认真努力、谦逊勤勉,人气及实力不断攀升。2017年4月7日,许佳琪通过选拔成为了SNH48国际小分队7SENSES的成员之一,随组合在海外市场亦斩获了优异成绩。2020年5月30日,许佳琪在综艺《青春有你第二季》中脱颖而出,将工作重心暂时转至限定女团THE9。2020年10月14日,许佳琪随SNH48一期生共同从团毕业,并宣布后续将继续以丝芭传媒艺人身份开展活动。

许佳琪从SNH48毕业以来锐意进发,在多个领域取得了重要突破。舞台及音乐方面,她带来了《SKIN》、《如影如芒》等个人作品,呈现了多个出圈舞台;影视方面,由其担当主演的《幻乐森林》、《清风朗月花正开》现已杀青;综艺方面,她在爱奇艺《做家务的男人》、芒果TV《小巨人运动会》等节目中也有精彩表现;时尚商务领域,她斩获了花知晓亚太区品牌代言人、UrbanRevivo品牌大使等多个合作,并多次受路易威登、Gucci等品牌邀请参与活动,登上了《OK!精彩》等多本时尚大刊。
^ The towering professional ballerina has also got fames in overseas markets (especially S. Korea). As a founding member of SNH48, she graduated w/ her fellow 1st-generation members last year, & has since made significant breakthroughs in the various areas of stage performances, music, movies, TV dramas, variety shows, fashions, branding (including brands like LV & Gucci), etc.
A brief but nice analysis of her current career development, etc., w/ Chinese & English subs:

 

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I think the same is happening to the Anime industry, the Chinese are dethroning the Japanese as well.
Not yet, just like many other sectors of the country's entertainment industry - currently it's Korea calling the shots, & I think it'll stay like that for quite some time. :)
 
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Not yet, just like many other sectors of the country's entertainment industry - currently it's Korea calling the shots, & I think it'll stay like that for quite some time. :)
Although Manhua and Manhwa seem to be better than Manga nowadays especially now that we have webtoon and similar platforms where they are initially serialized and moe retarding the anime/manga industry making them seem better.
 
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Although Manhua and Manhwa seem to be better than Manga nowadays especially now that we have webtoon and similar platforms where they are initially serialized and moe retarding the anime/manga industry making them seem better.
Have seen some Korean manga & they look quite good. :) And yeah, almost every sector of the Japanese entertainment industry have been going downhill in the past decade or so. *sigh*
 
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Some pandemic updates of the home cities of SNHG groups: Shanghai, the home city of SNH48, is currently locked down; Guangzhou, the home city of GNZ48, is overall fine despite lockdowns in a few small districts; Beijing, the home city of BEJ48, is also fine despite some sporadic cases, which've been promptly discovered & quarantined.
 

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Some pandemic updates of the home cities of SNHG groups: Shanghai, the home city of SNH48, is currently locked down; Guangzhou, the home city of GNZ48, is overall fine despite lockdowns in a few small districts; Beijing, the home city of BEJ48, is also fine despite some sporadic cases, which've been promptly discovered & quarantined.
Ah, forgotten to mention Chongqing, the home city of CKG48 ("CKG" derived from "Chungking," the old Romanized name of the city), which's also fine despite sporadic cases.

[EDIT]
The 10th anniversary PV of SNHG, released last month:


The HP for their 10th Anniversary album:

SNH48 GROUP十周年《绝无仅有的感动》专辑

The HP for their 10th Anniversary, detailing all its productions, events, activities, items, etc.:

SNH48 GROUP十周年专题

The HP for the latest EP of 7SENSES, an elite subgroup of SNH48:

7SENSES《Crazy For You》EP专题

^ Note that the center girl of the subgroup is now her.
 
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