Produce 48

Produce 48 is the fourth official installment of the “Produce 101” series (including Produce 101 China). This show is a collaboration between MNET and the AKB48 franchise where Korean and Japanese trainees come together to form a group that will promote in both countries for 2.5 years. The show will air starting June 15, 2018.

MNET introduced the contestants of the show through one-minute profile videos. Fans, including me, have already begun choosing their favourites! Here are my current favourite contestants:

WM Entertainment

Lee Chaeyeon

* Participated in JYP’s “Sixteen”


Independent Trainee

Park Jinny

* Former YG Trainee


Yuehua Entertainment

Kim Sihyeon

* Participated in “Produce 101 Season 1”


ZB Label

Alex Christine 

*Won Soompi’s Rising Legends competition


Pledis Entertainment

Lee Gaeun

*After School member


Heo Yoonjin


Music Works

Yoon Haesol



Park Minji

* Participated in “Produce 101 Season 1”



Miyazaki Miho


Takahashi Juri



Takeuchi Miyu


Mogi Shinobu



Nakanishi Chiyori



Miyawaki Sakura



Matsui Jurina 

I am curious to see how this show flows with the difference in concept, languages and training styles. I am sure as the show airs and progresses I would have some additional favourites. Which girl are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comment section!

  1. At first I thought that Produce 48 was going to be a grocery store where fans could shop and meet the ladies.
    (Kind of like the AKB48 Cafe, only a grocery store).

    … oh come on, don’t tell me I was the only one who thought that.

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