The downfall of J-pop? How the AKBG's biz model & culture get adapted in China

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Another issue in Japanese and Western Entertainment is the Sony Monopoly which has yet to exploit the Chinese or Korean Entertainment industry.
Not sure about Korea, but I don't think any foreign companies could attain a dominating position in the Chinese entertainment industry/market. :)
 
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I remember, the Chinese and Korean Comic industries still have males doing Shoujo/Josei manga.
Note that literally all Japanese shojo manga were written by male manga writers in the past (the very 1st batch of female shojo manga writers were all trainees under those male manga writers).
 
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GNZ48 performing a rearranged, traditional-Chinese styled version of one of their most famous stage numbers, Gravity, at their marathon double concerts held at a landmark venue commemorating the founding father of the 1st Chinese republic (the one before the present people's republic) in their home city from afternoon thru night yesterday:


Another famous stage number, Miss Victoria:


^ The center girl is the founding captain of their 1st team. :)
 

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^ Members from their various teams singing a very moving SNHG song w/ a video played at the middle of the performance, which features their various staff performing an equally moving Cantonese version of the song (w/ rewritten lyrics to fit the rendition in Cantonese, since the pronunciations of Mandarin & Cantonese are pretty different even tho they share the same written form) as well as some glimpses of them at work in their various offices & workshops - the whole performance w/ the video is quite a tear jerker, & you can see the tearful eyes of the girls toward the end:


^ Sorry for not having the time to translate nor even describe those moving mandarin & Cantonese lyrics, but the title of the song means "to ourselves in the future."

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^ Another video played at the concert last night, featuring many of their photos right from their founding day to this month, w/ their rendition of another SNHG song playing in the background:


^ What a ride! :oh: BTW, the title of the song means "my stage."
 

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^ Another legendary SNHG number, which chorus' famous 1st line means "I've got nothing but my dream":


^ The center girl is their talented "sexy queen," who's flanked by one of the best known couples in the group (probably in all the SNHG groups too), whose romance friendship is legendary ever since the founding of the group. ::love::

A nice number by their 1st team (those who can't understand spoken Mandarin or read the Chinese subtitles in the interview part may just skip to the song at 8:15):


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^ Another nice song by their 2nd team: