Their debut song is actually a cover of AKB48's major debut song lol. All of their international sister groups have done it, none of them release original music.
Posted 21 December 2017 - 02:22 PM
All of their international sister groups have done it, none of them release original music.
I wasn't aware of that.
Aitakatta is my favourite AKB song.
Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:54 PM
We now have:
MUM48, based in Mumbai, India. Because the world needs more glorified AKB48 cover groups. Of course, this one has more cultural barriers to go through than the others have had.
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:19 PM
Are these groups really successful or at least money-making ? Or is it only a marketing thing to show AKB are still big ?
People told me that JKT (who are much older than the rest, debuting in 2011) did very well their first few years, because the whole country was going through a girl group craze. Now? They've lost a lot of popular members (their face is graduating next spring), the Indonesian girl group craze is over, and they're just occupying a niche.
BNK48 just started, so who knows. The other groups are doing auditions. TPE in particular was announced years ago but is only just now actually getting going. China48 hasn't done anything yet, they're just the new Chinese group because they disowned SNH48, who have actually gone to be quite successful now that they do their own thing. They recently had a subgroup go study at YGE in S. Korea.
Most of these groups though? I doubt they are or will be that popular outside of Jpop enthusiasts. I think they go through an early period where they seem cool but then the novelty wears off because they don't do anything new and can't cater to what's popular in their own countries since they don't release original music.
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