What is "PRODUCE 101"? The audition that gave birth to ``I.O.I'', ``Wanna One'' and ``IZ*ONE'' has landed in Japan
The show that became a social phenomenon in South Korea is finally coming to Japan. Ninety-Nine appointed representative of 'National Producers'Ryosuke Kamba / BuzzFeed
"IZ*ONE" commented on VTR
"PRODUCE 101" was broadcast on the Korean music channel "Mnet" and gained popularity to the extent that it became a social phenomenon, especially among people in their teens and twenties.
101 people who passed the initial selection challenge various missions. After a popular vote by viewers called "National Producers", 11 people are finally selected.
From the Korean version, so far, the girl group "I.O.I", the boy group "Wanna One", and "IZ*ONE", to which HKT48's Miyawaki Sakura belongs, have been born.
Yoshimoto participates in the Japanese version
The Japanese version will be held in collaboration with Yoshimoto Kogyo, MCIP Holdings, and "CJ ENM", which operates "Mnet".
At the press conference on April 11, it was also announced that Ninety-Nine will be appointed as the representative of the "National Producers".
Choi Shinhwa, the South Korean representative of the Yoshimoto Overseas Headquarters, who took the stage with Nainai's Takashi Okamura and Hiroyuki Yabe, emphasized that the audition recording period, set, and production were "the largest scale in Japan."
Ms. Choi "Your budget is probably huge. I think it's about 10 times more than Mr. Ninety-Nine, who has a lot of savings." exclaimed "Yeah!", causing laughter.
"Don't say it, your name!"
From the audition program "ASAYAN" (TV Tokyo) that Nainai once hosted, Morning Musume. , Ami Suzuki, and CHEMISTRY left the nest.
There are quite a few artists such as ATSUSHI and NESMITH of EXILE who were unsuccessful but discovered their talent after appearing.
The members who survived the Japanese version of "PRODUCE 101" will debut in 2020 and will be active not only in Japan but also overseas.
Okamura said"I've seen people who debuted and became stars around me. I'm excited to be able to see people who are going out into the world up close." On the other hand, I've seen people whose attitudes change after climbing the stairs, so I think that kind of thing is scary.
When Okamura tried to mention the person's name, Yabe hurriedly stopped him with "Don't say that, name!".