New information about Produce 101's third project 'Produce 48' has surfaced recently online.

Produce 48: Everything You Need To Know

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It was reported back in late 2017 that Produce 101's next project was going to be a collaborative effort with Japanese girl group AKB48. However, new information tells us that the survival program will incorporate the idol trainee selecting systems of both Produce 101 and AKB48 in order to form a debut lineup.

Produce 48: Everything You Need To Know

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According to statements of the spokesman for Produce 101, "48 idol trainees from South Korea and 48 trainees from Japan will participate in the upcoming survival show. However, South Korean trainees will not be competing against Japanese trainees. South Korean idol trainees will be competing amongst themselves and likewise for the Japanese idol trainees as well. Six idol trainees will be chosen from both sides to form a twelve member debut lineup. South Korean fans will be able to vote only for the Japanese idol trainees and vice versa."

Produce 48: Everything You Need To Know

YMC Entertainment

Produce 48: Everything You Need To Know

YMC Entertainment

Whether this new system produces a group just as successful as I.O.I or Wanna One is unclear at the moment as netizens are divided on opinions regarding the creativity of the new system which will be implemented throughout the show.

 

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Feb 13, 2018 04:04 am

Ok several things... 1) Didn't say Twice would disappear; just they won't dominate the market after 2018. They will remain one of the top groups for years to come. 2) Just looking at the Korean market (not Japan) 3) Main reasons for this theory - album sales plateaued at Twicecoaster Lane 1/Lane 2. Signal and Twicetagram/Merry & Happy haven't been as successful. 4) 2nd reason - 2017 album sales came as a result of amazing songs in 2016/ early 2017 - Cheer Up, TT and Knock Knock. That brought Twice popularity to the point of hysteria! In contrast - Signal,… Read more »

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Feb 20, 2018 06:29 pm
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Thank you for being very informative.
We love TWICE too!
🙂

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Feb 15, 2018 12:25 am
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This article is about Produce48, not TWICE idiot. Stop talking about korean market like actually you know them.

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Feb 13, 2018 04:01 am

Ok several things... 1) Didn't say Twice would disappear; just they won't dominate the market after 2018. They will remain one of the top groups for years to come. 2) Just looking at the Korean market (not Japan) 3) Main reasons for this theory - album sales plateaued at Twicecoaster Lane 1/Lane 2. Signal and Twicetagram/Merry & Happy haven't been as successful. 4) 2nd reason - 2017 album sales came as a result of amazing songs in 2016/ early 2017 - Cheer Up, TT and Knock Knock. That brought Twice popularity to the point of hysteria! In contrast - Signal,… Read more »

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Feb 16, 2018 11:34 am
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LOL U already said it once tho...