Discussion in 'Nogizaka46 Graduated Members' started by ~~kumako~~, Feb 20, 2012.
A few nice pics from her Instagram.
I hope they can appear on a korean show. Even it's just Arirang Simply K-pop stage, it would be a massive boost compare to the messy SEA and India promotions.
I only wish the best for Rotti and I wonder if she found any of the members she can confide in. I feel they are so different from her. Even the taiwanese girl seems to be in her own world and sometimes by her facial expression, want to leave.
I did some diggin in the Z-pop project and found out that originally they planned it to be a 9 members group. China and HK were supposed to be the other countries. Should have maybe gone with this, because I think Rotti would find it easier to be with a Hong Kong chinese member.
Uh ? What do you mean by "messy promotion" ? I don't remember the SEA promotion being that bad...They appeared on tv shows, did interviews, guerrilla concerts, etc That's actually pretty good, especially for a rookie group who cannot entirely rely on the Hallyu.
As for the Indian promotion they performed at Supersonic ! That's like one of the biggest festivals in the world ! They also did some interviews, had a showcase at a university and another one at a Hard Rock Cafe. They used their time there quite well in my opinion.
And I don't know any kpop group (I know they techincally aren't one but their main targets are kpop fans and their agency is Korean) which managed to do something like this in India, that's a first !
As for the relationship between Mahiro and the girls...It's hard for me to judge since we really don't have much footages of her with them I blame Zenith for that !
Thank god our girl Vanya is here to save the day:
(I haven't got the time to watch it yet but I have high hopes lol)
As for the Taiwanese girl you mentioned you must be talking about Joanne ?... Don't worry that's just how dreamy she looks like when she's tired lol Most if the time she's a lively kid who gets along very well with the other members ^^ She can be pretty loud when she is with Vanya, Caralyn or Mavin from Z-Boys lol
Btw since I'm mentioning Vanha I think Mahiro might appear on VJ star next week ! I think she is the only Z Girls member who has yet yo appear there ? You can watch it on their V!Live account ^^
Okay, I was too harsh on the India promotions. I was thinking more in their first tour that was all over the place. In some places, the stages were so bad you could see flies in the lights lol
My problem with zpop is it's unclear where industry they belong to. They can't be considered as k-pop group because they don't sing in korean and they don't even have a korean member (as far as I know). They also can't be considered in western market even if they sing in english because they don't promote there. They are kinda hanging in between. They're using a Kpop format yet are singing in English and their whole intention is to create a new genre called "Z-Pop" which makes absolutely no sense in my opinion. What they should have done was include a Korean member in both groups or maybe even two Korean members in both groups, get them to sing in Korean and continue to use the Kpop aesthetic if their target market really is Kpop fans in Asia.
But if Mahiro is happy with Zpop, then I should be happy for her as well. I just wished Zgirls were a Kpop group so they can properly perform in Korea.
Mahiro is fine af omg
if produce46 really going happened i hope they invite Rotti.
Let's hope Produce46 isn't going to happen at all!
This message was released three weeks ago from Zpop sns.
I've been out of the loop lately with some Rotti updates, because of the coronavirus situation. Z-pop is in hiatus so nothing new here. But Zenith is going to debut two new Zgirls and Zboys groups. One of the new member is half-japanese and korean, Taichi. He's a former Kpop idol from Blanc7. The new members do look very Kpoppish compared to the original ones. Makes me think Rotti might fit with them. Rotti could be the leader of the new Zgirls, since she has the experience from Nogi. I have a feeling Zenith is rebranding Zpop Dream into more Kpop and perhaps trying to get them on korean shows. Just a thought.
Here are the new groups
Zpop Dream IG updates:
I wonder what plans Zenith has for Z-Girls and the Zpop project. Will they release a korean comeback? I do hope Mahiro improves her language skills with korean and english, so Zenith can give her a push into the korean market. Like they tried to get Carlyn on a vocal survial show.
From Rotti's IG story! Shocked of her new looks!
I've been trying to catch up with Mahiro's activities in Zgirls and watched all the videos she's been in. I get a impression she is very alone in Korea. No members she is really close with. And with Zpop now in hiatus with a uncertain future, I think it would be best for her to not return. Zpop is a waste of her time. I think she can get better oppertunities in Japan.
Rotti made a new twitter account
Zenith will no longer be responsible for Z-girls and the Zpop project. They will now be managed by a singaporean company:
COZMIC Group Rebranded to Divtone Entertainment, part of Divtone Group of Companies
6 May 2020, Singapore – COZMIC Group, headquartered in Singapore has been rebranded to Divtone Entertainment, part of the Divtone Group, which includes Divtone Immersive and Divtone Studios.
Divtone Entertainment is one of Asia’s leading digital entertainment providers, focusing on the creation, production and distribution of engaging content targeted at Gen Z through the Z-POP Dream Project. Together with Divtone Immersive and Divtone Studios, the Group provides innovative experiences and cutting-edge digital technology to revolutionize the entertainment industry.
The Divtone Group is founded by Norimitsu Kameshima, its Group CEO. Prior to establishing Divtone, Kameshima led the creation of Luo Tianyi, a virtual idol that took China’s pop scene by storm. The business was subsequently acquired by Nasdaq listed Bilibili Inc in 2018. Kameshima also heads Zenith Media Group, which through its Seoul subsidiary, Zenith Media Contents (ZMC), operated the Z-POP Dream Project. ZMC was discontinued in February 2020 and the Z-POP Dream Project is now under Divtone Entertainment.
Divtone Entertainment manages all aspects of the Z-POP Dream Project, including artiste management of the Z-Stars (Z-Girls and Z-Boys), music production and distribution, sponsorships, partnerships and marketing from its office in Singapore.
New promotion video of ZPOP. Seems Divtone, their new agency has big plans. I hope Rotti gets to shine more, even though I'm still skeptical about the Zpop thing...
Is it possible for Rotti to return to Nogi46?
I'm not knowledgeable enough about the idol world to be sure but I think maybe not? Would be glad to know the answer to your question as well.
It's possible, but highly unlikely. The group has moved on since she's left and its priorities are different. Accommodating a former graduate would not be one.
But if you mean return to Nogi46LLC then it will depend on how to get out of her zpop contract.
Now that she is in Japan and the Zpop is in hiatus, I hope she thinks through about her career choice. I hope the contract is not a slave contract that is very typical in Kpop and there is a way to exit it. She needs to stay in Japan and evt go back to Nogi46LLC.
In the start of the Zpop thing, I sense Mahiro got more attention, but now it seems people are forgetting her. She needs a fresh start and away from Zpop.