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SNSD who debuted in Japan September last year were ranked 2nd in Japan’s Girl Group Power Ranking, a sign that the craze for Korean Wave in the country is on the rise.
In the newly-released March Issue of Nikkei Entertainment, Japan’s Girl Group Power Ranking was published. The ranking was determined based on last year’s average album sales.
AKB48, dubbed by Korean media as Japan’s version of SNSD, took the no.1 spot. Based on Oricon’s Singles sales data, AKB48 sold an average of 670,000 copies from December 2009 to December 2010. SNSD, whose hit songs include ‘Genie’, ‘Gee’, etc recorded an average sales of 121,000 copies and the girls were ranked 2nd. 3-member girl group Perfume came in 3rd with an average sales of 109,000 copies while Kara came in 4th.
Meanwhile, SKE48 took the 5th spot with 100,000 copies, adult version of AKB48, SDN48DL in 6th, Morning Musume in 7th, Idoling in 8th, Berryz Koubou in 9th and Momoiro Clover grabbed the 10th spot.
At the recent “Idol Summer Festival 2010” at C.C. Lemon Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo, 15-year old Fukuda Kanon from the group S/mileage publicly challenge SNSD, saying that they have “fresher” legs. I am not sure what she meant by “fresher” but they will soon know that SNSD have more than just pretty legs. Here’s the translation by Kanki of Soshified.com from the original articles:
Idol group S/mileage member Fukuda Kanon (15) threw out a written challenge to 9-member Korean unit SNSD. In an interview Fukuda said with strength and a smile, “SNSD is known as the idols with great legs, but we’re fresher.” “Everyone here, along with our seniors Morning Musume, AKB48 and SNSD are our rivals. But, we have fresh great legs and can’t lose to anyone.” Each member from the other groups just smiled bitterly.
Hmm…written challenge! I admire the young Japanese girl’s courage there. She must have plenty of confidence in her. Confidence is good but they ought to be realistic. Honestly, the written challenge thing reminds me of duels in kung-fu movies. Watched too much of those, dear Kanon?
There are more to just legs. Personality, character, professionalism and variety skills are among the things that our Soshi have. If there were to compare legs, there are many girl groups out there with great legs.
Yes, we now have more than 600 followers on Twitter and as a token of appreciation for your love and support, we will give-away a CD. All you’ve got to do is to tell us who your favorite K-pop girl group is and why in not more than 30 words. We will not select the winner based on lucky draw simply because it’s not fair. We will pick the winner based on your creativity and passion for your favorite girl group. Easy, right? What are you waiting for? Send in your entries by commenting on this post by July 24th.
Update: To be fair, the name of the group will be counted as 1 word.