Discussion in 'AKB48 News & Releases' started by MurasakiSora, Mar 26, 2016.
When will the application period end ?
No word on that. Application periods can last from two to three months or more.
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Based on talents, vocal ranges and all that... What do you guys prefer the most? I mean... Idk, I'm kinda shy to say this (took me weeks to build up the courage to post here lol) but, do you all prefer girly voices with high pitches and all that? I've seen others apply with videos of them dancing as well and idk??
What kind of personalities do you all imagine or like want to see in MNL48?
Vocals is not important to me because 48g is not about vocals. Dancing skill is a plus for me but if you stick with the group long later on you'll develop that.
Personality is more important. I want a girl who is not "maarte". Knows how to treat their fans. A girl who follows the rules. And most especially a girl who has the values and cultures of a filipina.
Ah, I think personality and attitudes should be a given. In my opinion, the ones in charge (judges and all that) wouldn't pick a girl who's not what you had described. I have a feeling they'll prolly be strict when it comes to that.
But, I was curious about talents and all that. Like, we all know that before you can go to the physical audition of theirs, they'll be looking at your profile assessing if you're MNL material or not. Since the liking system has been thrown away, I'm curious about what kind of girls they would pick? We all know that there's prob gonna be a bias to half-jap and pretty applicants but, what about talent wise? What kind of girls will both the judges and fans want to see? There's not much you can see at the apps because the video is only 30 or less seconds but ya know...
I'm just curious on how you all want MNL48 to become and what do you all see for them?
Ah, but I saw that its a plus point for luccivalez when a girl knows how to dance! That's a nice incentive to take in, even when the girls will get trained when they get chosen.
Hello! Im just curious if the management will run a background check for applicants or like they would interview your parents or something like that.
To be honest, I'd really love to see MNL48 as a group who completes each other. You know. Like a puzzle, building and helping each other in improving their Weak spots since Nobody is perfect but everybody has the capacity to improve. And I really want to see girls who are really passionate about performing. AND I want to see fresh smilessss
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Background checks are a given. As to what type and how deep the checking will be is of course, anybody's guess.
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Yup... Definitely... Because the idol scene is like a showbiz for me... And others makes bashed if someone makes wrong or NG scandal... I hope some applicants are aware on that part...
Just got back after a long time and got to read some posts here.
I'll just rest my case into that. It's going to be a tough road ahead for HH. I wish they'd be a
trojan horse and acquire a local firm here to widen their reach. TV network GMA is open for sale, by the way.
I appreciate them being open to fans, bringing AKB48 here, but at the end of the day, this is all a business endeavor. The formula appeasing to fans of the mother franchise does not necessarily translate to appeasing would-be fans of the local one.
With the way Pinoys behave, not sure how many of those 1M likes will turn into a pot of gold.
This is the flaw with vote-based rankings. Online-based votes, which can be rigged in one way or the other, is in no way a barometer for popularity. I have no beef with the top girl right now but appearing so suddenly at the top, makes you question what makes this ranking a useful metric.
And, just how many of these voters will actually turn into paying patrons when MNL48 comes into fruition other than being vote fodder for the sake of this ranking?
Was BNK48 announced first or MNL48? Because if it's the latter, I'm seriously thinking what is wrong with the system now.
A perfect balance will do for me. You can be a brilliant singer/dancer but if your PR/face value/tenacity/"it" factor sucks, your career's quickly done for. Let's face it. How many in the local circuit lasted banking on technical skill alone? That's where good managers will come into play.
Vocal range... It depends... AKB48 songs are done as a group, so you need to act as a group, like a choir, balancing each other's voices out.
For the personality, I'd say, I hate weaboos.
This is first generation MNL48. Do you want your franchise to thrive and project a good image? Unless you want to thrive and be a hit by mudslinging, which I obviously think is a formula AKS wouldn't allow...
Background checks could be:
Location - Will the entrants be available when they're called for the auditions/practices/promotions proper? Are you willing to relocate to Manila out-of-pocket should we pick you (if HH Will not shoulder relocation fees for out-of-Metro Manila
Guardian/Parent's Consent: Will their parents/guardians allow their entry? Most of these girls can still be considered minors.
Social Media Activity: Not sure how much of a background check they will do for this but I honestly think that they will have to factor this in.
Willingness for paying training fees: Not sure if training fees might be implemented but some Japanese idol groups have training lessons that are not for free.
One thing I've noticed that I've pointed out in this thread is that, I could see a number of
entrants being half-Japanese. While we've seen pockets of entrants from other franchises being of half-Japanese ancestry or expat Japanese at their own right, I could see somehow that first generation MNL48 may have a sizeable half-Japanese contingent.
With this said, I surmise most of them will have "legal" connections to Japan and may
actually have a working know-how of the language. We've actually seen a girl from one of the overseas franchises make a transfer to AKB48 and while she is full Japanese herself (Nozawa Rena) a girl tranferring from one overseas franchise to another is possible and stakes could be higher if the "link to Japan" is alive and active.
With this in mind, is there a possibility that some girls might think using MNL48 as a stepping stone for AKB48? If so, do you think we'd see restrictions from half-Japanese applicants in the future?
Edited for spacing
BNK48 audition began in July. First round was from July 29 to August 31 (one month).
I think MNL48 system has something wrong because they haven't finished 1st round yet.
I see, thanks! Would they also check about your family? Ex. If your parents are separated or etc. Family problems etc. Because im quite scared if it would turn out like pbb.
I have a question. Since so many young girls want the age limit to change to include younger girls I was wondering how the average everyday Filipino (that doesn't listen to JPop) would react if a bunch of prepubescent girls (lets say 11-14) debuted in a girl group. How would the reaction be? I'm an American so I have no idea.
I doubt that. Any background check will likely be focused kn whether you have existing contracts that would prevent them from signing you. Also maybe a medical history since training is tough.
That won't be an issue since Philippine law does not allow those below 15 to join so a lower bracket isn't possible at the moment.
I know that, but I was wondering about it hypothetically.
IMO, it would depend on the image of the group.
Opinions on a girl group with a bunch of prepubescent members may range from seeing them as talented wonder kids to annoying tweens trying to be cute.
Having them do gravure or dance and sing songs like "my school uniform is getting in the way" would definitely be deemed scandalous.
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