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AKB48 China News and Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'AKB48 News & Releases' started by Kappa, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Kappa

    Kappa Kenkyuusei

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    Edit: Please do not turn this thread in to bash China or Japan vs China. I had get mod involved because of racist comments previously.

    Yesterday AKB members Mayu, Izuta and Sayaya went to Shanghai for a press conference and fan appreciation. They announced the creation of AKB48 China.



    I can't read Chinese so I just used google translate. If someone can provide accurate translations that would be great.

    [情報]今日上海AKB48新聞發佈會上,宣佈成立“AKB48 China”,並且宣佈幾個計劃
    1.與大陸公司,媒體合作拍網劇
    2. 綠地集團將在中國為AKB興建“中國劇場”
    3. 為中國市場推出全新手機遊戲,預計明年夏天推出
    資料來源:http://m.weibo.cn/u/3926472191

    [News] Today Shanghai Akb48 Press Conference, announced the creation of "Akb48 China" and announced a few plans
    1. Mainland Companies, with the cooperation of the media network drama filming
    2. Green group will be in China for the construction of the " China Akb theater
    3. for the Chinese market has launched a new mobile game, is expected to launch the next summer
    Source: http://m.weibo.cn/u/3926472191

    Seems they have not given up on the Chinese market. Although I'm not sure if new group will be full of Chinese members or filled with AKB members.

    edit: Official Weibo's (credit to onego123)

    AKB48 China: https://m.weibo.cn/u/5958250307?uid=5958250307&luicode=10000011&lfid=1076036395178860
    AKB48 China Team SH: https://m.weibo.cn/u/6395178860?uid=6395178860&luicode=10000011&lfid=1076035958250307

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  2. minaeshi

    minaeshi Kenkyuusei

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    I'll never understand why the same people who created the 48 franchise, have been stripped from using the name SNH48 even though it was something they created? So confusing. AKB48 China just sounds so lame lol.
    If anything, i guess the best option for them would be to have AKB48 auditions for AKB48 China, and have those girls be signed to AKS and promote in china, so that they don't basically lose all their members and name.
     
  3. Ashitaba

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    This is so weird XD But I guess they really wanted to take back that market... It will me rough, though, with SNH48 and all. Is it really a sister group or just a way to promote the 48G in mainland China? Because all they seem to have announced is the theater....
     
  4. Konno A.

    Konno A. Kenkyuusei

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    I'm kind of confused about this as well lol. I can understand their desire to take the Chinese-market back, but I feel like SNH48 is already established and they have sister groups now (and still growing) so I don't think many would care?? The 48/46-groups do great in Japan anyways~
     
  5. Kappa

    Kappa Kenkyuusei

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    It's understandable they want to expand to the Chinese market. China is a giant market, and AKB has already saturated Japan. Dunno if they will succeed but I hope they learned from their mistakes. It's messy considering SNH is already there. I wonder if Chinese fans prefer local or AKB. I know there are alot of AKB fans in Indonesia despite the presence of JKT. For me the charm of 48 group is lost in local groups lol.
     
  6. Cisalpine88

    Cisalpine88 Upcoming Girls

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    Assuming this is part of the same project, back in April there were already some news of plans to actively promote AKB and other Japanese sister groups in China. It mentioned a collaboration with a net distribution platform called Kuku Music and the involvement of China's fund for entertainment enterprises.
    In all likelihood, the theater is going to be a venue where AKB will hold performances during their overseas trips, while the efforts will be directed at legally exporting pre-existing AKB media in mainland China and distributing them through said net service.
     
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  7. victoria1

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    Nice video.
     
  8. zurichtime

    zurichtime Kenkyuusei

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    This messy drama between AKS and SB (CHN48 management) is so complicated.
    Now, i don't understand, what is the relationship between AKB48 with SNH48? Are they still sister group?
    Well, AKS said SNH48 wasn't sister group anymore because of contract infringement but on the other hand, SNH48 still insisted they didn't do anything like that.
    So confusing. Then, why don't AKS bring this to the court or something to stop SB to using "48" brand, songs, and concept instead of making (possibly) a rival group to get back the China market?
    Anyone kind enough to explain this messy drama between them?
     
  9. Aka

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    Because they know they're dealing with China?

    I believe the idea behind AKB48 China is this: "We may have lost SNH, but we're the officially licensed product and we're the ones that your people want".
     
  10. too much idea

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    This going to be very awkward for SNH fans heh, and more money to spent if they support both groups lol
     
  11. zurichtime

    zurichtime Kenkyuusei

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    So, is this turning to politics with Japan vs China?
    AKS doesn't brave enough to oppose SB?
     
  12. hjr1891

    hjr1891 Kenkyuusei

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    No. Just business as usual in China. They can be real....... selective.... about which copyright laws they adhere to. Take them to court in China, you will most likely lose. Take them to court in your country, they will just ignore any ruling against them. Shitty? Yep.
     
  13. mochichan

    mochichan Kenkyuusei

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    SB have been producing their songs way before the break up so they don't have to use AKB's song...and the ones they still do they already paid the royalty fee so they should be allow to sing them.

    And is 48's main concept even copyrighted? There are several jpop groups, and even kpop, that use the theatre concept, have request hour, or have election process and AKS never did anything about them. Kamen Joshi have theater and just did a request hour. Kpop's IOI came from Produce 101 show was compared to AKB and they had election. When SM's NCT plan came out, lots of people compare them to AKB's
     
  14. Kappa

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    Lets not turn this in to a political battle.

    What he was trying to say is that Copyright laws in China are not held in the same regard as most other countries.
     
  15. zurichtime

    zurichtime Kenkyuusei

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    Well, shitty bussiness for AKS.

    i'm not trying to turn this to political battle. Yes, i get his point.

    Well, then the last problem is the "48" brand.
     
  16. mochichan

    mochichan Kenkyuusei

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    Is the 48 thing also copyrighted...like no groups are allow to put that specific number in their name? SNH and AKB both deny and stopped associating each others so SNH is not including themselves as part of JPN48 brand.
     
  17. shining445

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    So...I'm very confused. Is AKB48 China gonna be like a theater for AKB girls to perform for Chinese fans? Or is this a totally different group? :confused:
    Or do I have it all wrong?? o_O
     
  18. nokoru

    nokoru Kenkyuusei

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    I guess they will announce the audition soon. Yuihan mentioned it before and of course AKB48 China needs more kks. :)

    I can't believe that some guys still say AKS is petty. This is their business. Who don't want to expand their business in China? [hehe]

    I think SB is worse when they did shitty things to stop AKB48 China. More drama, more fun, you know. [hehe]
     
  19. flutterbyu

    flutterbyu Kenkyuusei

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    This is really weird and awkward. They cut ties with SNH, but now they're trying to start a competing group? When SNH has already spread to a bunch of other cities too?
     
  20. nokoru

    nokoru Kenkyuusei

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    That's why their relationship was broken. [hehe]
     

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