8:48 pm - 03/02/2018

Produce48 roundup: general information + rumored trainees

About the show:

  • 48 Korean trainees and 48 Japanese trainees will join the show

  • 6 Korean and 6 Japanese will form the final group

  • Only Japanese netizens can vote for the Koreans trainees, only Korean netzizens can vote for Japanese trainees

  • Members of winning group can be in multiple groups at once (e.g. Gugudan/DIA/WJSN during I.O.I) + be active as actress or variety

  • Rumors of 5 year contract, but expected to be finalized less than that

  • Broadcast in May

Rumored list of trainees:

  • Ahn Dabi/Maroo

  • Bae Soomin/Plan A

  • Han Hyeri/I.B.I

  • Jo Yuri/Idol School

  • Bae Eunyoung/Idol School

  • Lee Sian/Idol School

  • Ahn Yoojin/Starship

  • Yena/Yuehua Somyi/DIA

  • Eunjin/DIA

  • Shin Yeeun/Contents Y

  • Yoon Soobin/Woollim

  • Kim Bora/FNC


sources: pannchoa, @oh_mes 1, 2, 3, nate, naver 1, 2, instiz
spainawards2008 2nd-Mar-2018 09:25 pm (UTC)
This is interesting. I like that you can only vote for contestants who aren't your nationality. That's an intersting twist.

I hope there's some Korean contestants on here I know (I knew a few who entered into MixNine but either didn't make it or did and were ignored because that show was awwwful)
donaldjdrumpf 2nd-Mar-2018 09:42 pm (UTC)
I hope the Koreans vote for the ugliest Japanese contestants and vice versa, so that they can say that the final 6 from their country are so much better looking. This way we can end up with a super ugly group of idols who otherwise would be too ugly to ever debut.

scionofawhisper 2nd-Mar-2018 09:55 pm (UTC)
I don't think anyone too ugly too debut would have made it this far.. xD Trainees + accepted on the show means they probably are at least kinda pretty. haha.
donaldjdrumpf 3rd-Mar-2018 04:16 am (UTC)
Nayeon from Twice and Winner/iKon were able to debut tho!
saemcrh 3rd-Mar-2018 05:29 am (UTC)
donaldjdrumpf 3rd-Mar-2018 06:56 am (UTC)
Which of the above examples do you disagree with, sis? Optometrist Drumpf will recommend you a glasses prescription accordingly.
adenar 2nd-Mar-2018 10:44 pm (UTC)
I like the voting system. It's a cool idea and it's also going to result in so much bitterness on both sides. Netizenbuzz is going to be cherry picking comments like it's an Olympic sport.
sub_divided 2nd-Mar-2018 11:10 pm (UTC)
Will every Japanese trainee belong to AKB48 or a sister group???

BTW I'm reading about the "sister groups" on wikipedia now and it's idol groups taken to the extreme:

After undergoing dance and vocal lessons, HKT48's 21 first-generation members were first revealed at an AKB48 handshake event... Of these 21 members, 17 are junior high school students or below, and two are elementary-school students.[7] The youngest member of the group, Natsumi Tanaka, was born in 2000, and 11 years old at the time of the announcement.

Like, wow.

I'm also not sure how they'll be able to coordinate the group's activities with everyone's schedules. I guess the group will take precedence.
spainawards2008 2nd-Mar-2018 11:30 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering if they will have a theatre or something similar they perform at regularly like AKB48 and members will rotate out when they have solo activities or schedules with their other group.
premonitioner 3rd-Mar-2018 12:04 am (UTC)
at first I was shocked that Miyawaki Sakura's name appeared on there but I remembered that her star has been plummeting recently and she likes Korea, so I guess it makes sense

also jfc STU48 hasn't even debuted properly, and they're already sending their girls over?
accioanime 3rd-Mar-2018 12:11 am (UTC)
DIA again??? I understand they want exposure through variety, but their members have a taste for survival shows. Theyve debuted 3 years ago lol
welljustguess 3rd-Mar-2018 03:54 pm (UTC)
Ikr, poor girls
anconeous 3rd-Mar-2018 12:21 am (UTC)
Justice for Han Hyeri!!! If she really is joining, I hope she gets in this time.
xoxkenzxox so Many Questions3rd-Mar-2018 12:33 am (UTC)
So....what language will they sing/speak in on the show. Will it be a joint Japanese/Korean show? Will the final group promote in both countries?
belintuchiha Re: so Many Questions3rd-Mar-2018 01:02 am (UTC)
that would be cool tbh but a lot of work lol
kashchanocchi 3rd-Mar-2018 01:29 am (UTC)

If only produce46 was a thing

musicnkisses 3rd-Mar-2018 04:27 am (UTC)
I was kinda hoping they’d sent girls from Nogi and Keya.
cagallisakura 3rd-Mar-2018 01:33 am (UTC)
dang DIA's Somyi doing another survival show already?? so soon after The Unit. riding whatever popularity she got from there i guess.

Han Hyeri is turning into Heo Chanmi with how many survival shows she's doing lmao
musicnkisses 3rd-Mar-2018 04:26 am (UTC)
I’m sooo excited, especially since Miyawaki Sakura’s participating. I was hoping they’d send Miichan but K-Metz would be ruthless about her dating scandal/head shaving.
boredpikachu 3rd-Mar-2018 05:55 am (UTC)
the best and worst part of these rumors are the amount of SEA fans shitting out "rumor" lists and then people taking them as some type of fact (ex: Cuca of STU48, the fat-shamer bxtch from HKT48, and Miru from NMB)

I'm more inclined for the Korean side since rumors always have some type of truth lmao...anyways rumors are starting to pop up of DIA being shoved by their management and ive had it! officially! of seeing them one all the survival shows and then Han Hyeri popping up...no thanks

MNet and AKS have been vague on who on the 48s can participate and I'm hoping to see a BNK48/JKT48 member now that the estranged China48 groups will be sending members to the official Chinese P101 show

Edited at 2018-03-03 05:57 am (UTC)
blades_of_gory 3rd-Mar-2018 12:29 pm (UTC)
DIA always manage to sneak at least one member into the winning group, but if the korean side is only voted by Japanese voters i wonder how well they will do. I think they would have been better off sending Jooeun.
welljustguess 3rd-Mar-2018 03:57 pm (UTC)
zui_circus 5th-Mar-2018 02:05 am (UTC)
Can the DIA girls stop doing survival shows?..
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