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Monday, 04 June 2018 07:29

AKB48 to hold Emergency Convention after World Election

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AKB48 group will hold an emergency convention to discuss the group's future after 2018 General Election, the top 100 members of General Election will attend the convention, it will be aired on Fuji TV NEXT at 18 June 2018 (19:00 - 21:00 JST).

Original sources: Fuji TV official site

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  • Comment Link Tuberose Monday, 04 June 2018 08:06 posted by Tuberose

    Will they let fans participate? Like maybe they can let us vote for next movements, let us decide concept, genre, etc

  • Comment Link Miorin Oshi Monday, 04 June 2018 16:49 posted by Miorin Oshi

    end the idiotic self destructive team shuffles

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Monday, 04 June 2018 21:41 posted by Conscious Pilot

    An emergency meeting to discuss AKB48's "Future"?? You mean like the meeting that SHOULD'VE Happened in 2017 when I tried to warn ANYONE who'd listen that TWICE entering Japan (1 year ago) was going to change the Idol Game in Unforseen Ways??

    I think something as BIG as a "ReShuffle" is about to go down. If "Teacher Teacher" is any indication it looks like maybe it's time for AKB to start being "Competitive" in the Asian market again?? Maybe they'll rush the 53rd Single out & bring back the Bikinis??

    They just sold 2.5 Million CD's doing what I said they should've been doing in 2016!! Maybe it's time to "RE-BOOT AKB48" w/ Fresh New(er) Idols & let Yui Oguri & Team 8 lead them? Maybe MNet captured Sakura & Jurina and Others (Bought their contracts) and they're leaving AKB??

    Deciding AKB's future sounds "Ominous" - Did AKI-P ever care about the future?? Maybe it's to discuss who needs to stay for the 2020 Olympics?? Maybe Mayu really was from the Future & she fail?? KPOP will take over Japan but 2020???- lol.

  • Comment Link /dev/null Tuesday, 05 June 2018 02:33 posted by /dev/null

    Non election AKB48 single sales have been flat year over year for the past 4 years. Election singles of course see a big spike compared to regular singles but separating them out into their own category, those are also flat compared to each other.

    SKE48/NMB48/HKT48 sales are declining year over year
    There isn't enough data for NGT48/STU48 yet.

    We don't have any numbers for merchandise, mobile, tickets, streaming, or other sources of income but my guess is that they are also declining. The closure of the satellite AKB48 cafes is a good indicator though.

    They have lost a lot of ground to 46G and the competition is just increasing.

    Korean acts are the present and future right now in Japan.
    Big Bang ruled the roost for a long time, their last tour in Japan played in front of more than a million people.

    Now most of Big Bang is now in the Army... So they have been replaced with the other Army... BTS (315k total copies sold of their last single in Japan)

    SNSD was very popular until the Liancourt islands dispute, and while there is no hope in coming back as they have since broken up (I don't care what the SONEs say, they are done), TWICE is right there to fill the void and with three Japanese members and a rabid Japanese fan base of teenage girls they should be fine for years to come.

    48G should take a hard look at where they are truly at and consider some sort of hard reset. Whether that includes the shuttering of one or more groups... I don't know. They should abandon plans for China, India, and any other new Japanese groups until they find a way to bring in younger fans.

  • Comment Link Joe Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:50 posted by Joe

    1.5 to 2.5 million! Any other organization would kill for those flat numbers especially since what you think is lack of growth is actually due to self competition since they also own the 46 groups. If you add up the whole enterprise they are killing it in sales. Remember customer base for the market for idol singles is lmited as they can get expensive forcing people to choose one over the other at times but the money always goes to them.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Wednesday, 06 June 2018 03:24 posted by Tuberose

    The problem is, if they tried to lure the youngster they need to change their concept to Kpop-ish (ngl it's the trend) and that I know you already know, is not very welcomed by the older fans like us who prefer pure Jpop Idol song (even Teacher Teacher which is not really Kpop-ish was criticised badly).

    I think it would be better if they make the subunit thing happened again. Borrowing concept from SNH48, something like 7Senses sounds good.

    Pick 9 (yes 9 just like SNSD and Twice) visuals and actually talented members (Madoka, Sakura, Renacchi,Naachan and Mirurun are obvious choices) It wouldn't affect the main group's activities but at the same time it is still 48G with Kpop sound. Send them to South Korea, collaborate with Mnet and make a new variety show (yes Korean might still hate them for right wing thing but international fans couldn't care less and it is international fans we need)
    After that make them debut in SK and Japan.

    Might as well pick some members from overseas group, preferably JKT since most of them are fluent in English (and have better pronunciation). Make the English version but this time not just a literal translation.

    And if this 9 Kpop unit works, they could make a new unit with different concept. So the first unit could have SNSD flexible concept, 2nd one could have Kara girl crush concept, 3rd one could have Wonder Girls retro band concept.

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Wednesday, 06 June 2018 05:04 posted by Conscious Pilot

    @Tuberose... I like the way you think. Even doing a "Reverse TWICE" - 5 Japs, 3 New Koreans & 1 Chinese is workable & here's the BEST Part- Get Yuko Oshima as "Team Leader" (What else is she doing) or get Milky or Sayanee to Lead them?? Hell, get Momono Kito Ex-SKE (Yua Mikami of "Honey Popcorn") to be involved? Make it like the "Justice League" Titans of J & Kpop.

    Get the Twins from "Crayon Pop" or Hyuna or Shannon from KPOP - get some Chinese cuties and make mix them w/ the Japanese & you could have a Sexy Black Pink/TWICE/ 4 Minute hybrid?? Japan is able to be Sexy & push Sex Appeal in ways KPOP isn't ready for.

    THIS is the 'Turning Point'- THIS SUMMER is where the ASIAN Idol game changes. 2016 TWICE conquered S.Korea & 2017 they debuted in Japan & did NYC's KCON - 2018 Prod48 will have an impact in BOTH S.Korea & Japan... AKB48 needs to come out swinging w/ "something" before the end of 2018 especially after TWICE's Arena tour in September.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Wednesday, 06 June 2018 17:11 posted by Tuberose

    @Conscious Pilot: That sounds really interesting but I wouldn't want to see a subunit with established Kpop idols. I meant it would probably work but then the talent gap will be so obvious. We all know our girls are not the most talented in term of singing and rapping (dancing still okay tho)

    Wait...Twice members are not actually known for their talents too...oh but again Twice members are trained by Korean agency while 48G are trained by a right wing agency, they (and the whole 48G) will be butchered by Koreans and the Koreaboos if they stand right next to the established Kpop idols. I did said we're aiming for ifans who couldn't care less about politics but the members mental health will be damaged.

    Anyways, is it possible to propose this idea to Yuihan? Lol

  • Comment Link Om jon Sunday, 10 June 2018 16:58 posted by Om jon

    48 famili Will be die ??

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