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AKB48 Member Signs To Woolim; To Debut In New GG

source: Naver via @theseoulstory
cxxl 5th-Mar-2019 02:07 am (UTC)
Good for her. She was one of the trainees I wanted to make it but at the end knew it was not going to happen.

I wonder if Woollim is going to be debuting a new group soon or are just in the process of building the group for training. I lean towards the latter because I doubt they are going to make a group without Leader Eunbi and whatever vocal position Chaewon.
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queenhinata 5th-Mar-2019 02:38 am (UTC)
Juri is bold. On stage, she announced graduation and then immediately said she'll be debuting in Korea mhmm knetz comments have been positive.

I wish her the best - she's a popular member of AKB48 but she's kinda reached the ceiling (can't go any higher) so re-debuting elsewhere will be a new challenge.

Really am looking forward to possibly a woollim gg with Juri Eunbi & Chaewon!
vintage_boom 5th-Mar-2019 03:56 am (UTC)
groups apparently coming this year

cxxl 5th-Mar-2019 04:20 am (UTC)
jesymphony 5th-Mar-2019 05:07 am (UTC)
This is so interesting. A new GG within the year but without Eunbi and Chaewon? Presumably it'll feature the other Woollim girls that went on Produce48 and Eunbi/Chaewon will join once IZ*ONE is done.

Speculation abounds. I wonder what concept Woollim will go with.
vintage_boom 5th-Mar-2019 05:51 am (UTC)
Is it possible iz*one have a contract that lets them also promote with their own groups/agencies?
jesymphony 5th-Mar-2019 06:04 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure IZ*ONE have exclusive promo contracts for at least 1.5 years. It'd be strange if they didn't, after the changes that were made for Wanna One and the uproar with the non-exclusive contracts IOI signed.
queenhinata 5th-Mar-2019 05:40 am (UTC)
Wow so soon!
annayism 5th-Mar-2019 03:02 am (UTC)
woolim actually would be a good fit for her. i love her attitude and personality, will def be rooting for her and the new group!
miyozari 5th-Mar-2019 03:24 am (UTC)
I applaud her boldness to announce her graduation from AKB48 and her debut in Korea at the same time. Some xenophobic fans in Japan won't be happy to hear this.

She's been for a long time in the group. She's one of the few AKB48 members I still recognize from my time as a Jpop stan. Hopefully her debut in Korea will succeed.

Edited at 2019-03-05 03:25 am (UTC)
snowphone 5th-Mar-2019 03:30 am (UTC)
i liked her on produce 48, looking forward to more from her!
frequency 5th-Mar-2019 05:58 am (UTC)
i'm still very surprised about this, lol. i wish her the best of luck tho!
coyote_revolver 5th-Mar-2019 08:43 am (UTC)
I wish her the best, she was one of my favs in PD48. It seems that Miyu has also signed with a Korean agency, wonder if she'll be in a group or be a soloist :o
done_na 5th-Mar-2019 09:28 am (UTC)
Ooh! I was about to question her exclusivity but just found out through the comments about her graduation.

Great! She was one of my picks in pd48, and even in the army of girls in akb48 vids i can still spot her--she's that noticeable.

I wonder what this means for her wotas tho... Will they support her in her new group?

I'm imagining eunbi and chaewon might be added later to the group? Kinda like how elkie and eunbin were added to clc?
myra9 5th-Mar-2019 01:05 pm (UTC)
I literally gasped when the news came out! She was one of my pd48 favs~
Woollim's a pretty good choice to (re)debut under. I just read that they're the ones that contacted her so I'm curious which other pd48 contestants received the same offer...

Also, some wotas needs to chill lol... Saying how Woollim paid her and that's why she "betrayed" her group. Juri has always been interested in kpop. I can't blame her for pursuing her dreams.
pseudo_shigure 5th-Mar-2019 05:59 pm (UTC)
huh. interesting. i thought she was one of the really unpopular girl in akb. but it turns out she wasnt? i'm just thinking that she might earn more in jpn than korea. but maybe the group would really split their time in jpn and sk?
ramenhime 5th-Mar-2019 06:07 pm (UTC)
im so happy for her, she really wanted to make it in izone so im happy shes had another chance to pursue her dreams
premonitioner 6th-Mar-2019 12:37 am (UTC)
yaaaaas Juri!!!!!!

now take Miho with you
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