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(Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« on: June 07, 2016, 01:03:23 PM »

Gugudan (stylized Gu9udan) is a nine-member girl group under Jellyfish entertainment. Two of the members are Kim Sejeong and Kang Mina who placed 2nd and 9th respectively in Produce 101 and who are also members of IOI. Kim Nayoung, who placed 14th in Produce 101, is also a member. The group is set to debut in June 2016.

https://twitter.com/jellyfish_ent/status/740000949716975616
http://www.jelly-fish.co.kr/sub/news_notice_view.php?bo_table=notice&wr_id=26&page=1





For more information about Produce 101 - including links to all of the 11 episodes subtitled in English - check out the Produce 101 thread.
For more information about IOI and their activities (which will undoubtedly overlap with this group's) - check out the IOI thread.




Members:


Sejeong

Full name: Kim Sejeong
Birthdate: August 28th, 1996 (age 19)
Height: 164cm

- Voice of honey
- Smile of sunshine
- Cute ahjussi
- Was on Kpop Star 2
- Placed 2nd in Produce 101
- Debuted in IOI
   

Mina

Full name: Kang Mina
Birthdate: December 4th, 1999 (age 16)
Height: 162cm

- Chub-a-dub-dub
- Waacking dance specialist
- Uncle fan favorite
- Placed 9th in Produce 101
- Debuted in IOI

Nayoung

Full name: Kim Nayoung
Birthdate: November 23rd, 1995 (age 20)
Height: 169cm

- Placed 14th in Produce 101
     

Hana

Birthdate: April 30th, 1993 (age 23)

Mimi

Birthdate: January 1st, 1993 (age 23)
     

Soyee

Birthdate: November 21st, 1996 (age 19)

Haebin

Birthdate: August 16th, 1995 (age 20)
     

Sally

Birthdate: October 23rd, 1996 (age 19)

Hyeyeon

Birthdate: August 5th, 2000 (age 15)     








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Kim Sejeong, Kang Mina and Kim Nayoung auditioning in Produce 101. This performance earned them all the highest rank of A.
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Re: (Group) TBA Jellyfish girl group
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 10:07:58 AM »


Kim Nayoung has been confirmed to be in the group, so we'll have our familiar trio back together. :D

Now just waiting for the other trainees and more info...

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Re: (Group) gx9 - upcoming Jellyfish Entertainment girl group
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 12:12:21 PM »

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGkvIurD1U5

So, I think we might have a group name, and it is gx9, which I would guess could stand for "girls x 9" or something haha. Again, not sure if the name is confirmed, but there's a logo and stuff so let's go with that for now.

What is for sure confirmed is that there will be nine(!) members in this group, a lot more than I expected.







https://twitter.com/sejeongdays/status/742236536217964544

"average skills" is probably a bit of a mistranslation. :P

I hope they get sponsored by Nvidia or Samsung or something coz "Nvidia gx9" or "Samsung gx9" sound totally natural. :lol:

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Re: (Group) gx9 - upcoming Jellyfish Entertainment girl group
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 09:07:14 AM »


First batch of member teasers! I was expecting something along the lines of Spica or Mamamoo so the concept is a bit worrying to me but... too early to tell.




Kim CEO "Our first girlgroup's concept will not be sexy. Will focus on appealing their true purity and mystery" #gx9 #젤리피쉬

Eh, the lack of sexy is fine, mystery is great, but purity is really not the word I wanted to see... ehh, again, have to wait and see. :P
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Re: (Group) gx9 - upcoming Jellyfish Entertainment girl group
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 02:16:25 AM »


Teaser batch #2 with Soyee, Sejeong & Haebin.
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Re: (Group) gx9 - upcoming Jellyfish Entertainment girl group
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 02:27:33 AM »


Last batch! Damn, Mina looks skinny as hell in her photo... bit of a weird shot.








There's our group, as displayed in Instagram. PD101 girls in the middle column, Sejeong at the very center. All look great, now let's see some skills.

Give me a decent concept, a nice choreo and a good song that doesn't bore me to tears, stuff like that. Please provide, Jellyfish.

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 02:13:00 AM »


Aight, gx9 was indeed a placeholder... the group's name is Gugudan or 구구단, apparently stylized Gu9udan.

Is it daft? First impression is, yes, it's pretty daft. But let's savour it for a while. :P

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Google translate gives me "Multiplication Table" for 구구단 xDDD
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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2016, 03:42:19 AM »
Gugudan...:lol: gx9 seems like it was a good name now

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2016, 06:03:28 AM »
http://imgur.com/a/dXAtl



I am trying to memorize the member names. Does that mean I am studying the nine multiplication table?

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2016, 01:33:23 PM »
^ Man, such an educational girl group. :P





Out of the new girls (who are all very attractive), my favorite based on just looks right now is Sally... I'm reading she's Chinese, which would explain her very Chinese name. :P

Oh and yay for the return of Mina's cheeks... I wasn't feeling her promo shots, they felt very photoshopped.






Here's a huge version of the group picture.







I think there's some sort of voting going on, actually, where people suggest a number for each girl and specify a reason.

Here's one vote of 1 for Sejeong, and the reason:



https://twitter.com/gu9udans/status/743968130267897856

She's actually STILL trending haha. Her antics during last night's Welcome Show / Talents for Sale were pretty glorious.

Among other things, she finally showed her rapping chops, danced Sistar songs with the Sistar girls (after proclaiming she can't really dance), flirted with Bora (fo reals, two of my fave girls here) and then promptly crushed all of the Sistar members (who were there for a fitness-oriented segment) in arm AND thigh wrestling. In a row.

Ah man, and I have to wait 2 weeks for subs... :lol:
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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2016, 02:25:52 AM »

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2016, 05:06:00 PM »


Well... well. I don't know. I'm torn. I don't really like where this concept is going, but at least everything seems remarkably well done. So we'll see.

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That said, even if the concept might not be my thing exactly, I still love what Jellyfish is doing and HOW they're doing it. So much attention to detail, every girl with their own little symbol and thing, mermaid posters, sea-related jewelry and other such hints... well planned teaser schedule, every possible social media account. All I've read about the company and heard from VIXX fans is just plain good stuff, here was something I can't find the exact source of right now but anyway:

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Contracts are signed prior to training so that both company and trainees feel responsibility towards each other

All expenses are paid by the company. Trainees who are cut lose time, company lose money

Reasons for cutting trainees:
when they find attitude probs
When the willingness lacks compared to his skills

When a trainee has no problems, but get cut bec they don't match the group concept, they connect the trainee to other companies.

Lessons: vocal, rap, dance, chinese, japanese, fitness, acting, piano, guitar, MIDI, sex ed, safety ed, etc

heartb's jinwook ended up in his company after watching his video in a meeting with jelpi ceo.

Jinwook was told that jelpi had no plans to debut a male group, his current ceo was in a meeting with jelpi's ceo and he got introduced.

©hearttaek

Good times. And it seems everyone loves the teasers and girls so far, which is really nice. Just don't mind me, I'm just in a very odd situation where I'm into a girl before she's REALLY debuted... so I may have different expectations.

It's all good. :P
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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 12:24:29 PM »

Hana, Nayoung, Mimi, Soyee, Sejeong


Haebin, Mina, Sally, Hyeyeon


More teaser pics. Names for learning purposes, getting there... :P

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2016, 05:02:49 PM »


Debut film #2 starts where the first one left off... ahh, the life aquatic. Mermaids it is.

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2016, 05:07:39 PM »

https://twitter.com/gu9udan/status/745632470255575043

We have an album cover! And a title, "Wonderland". Full title might be Little Mermaid act 1 or something tho, and I saw that "Wonderland" and "Good Boy" are among the track titles.






They posted another film on naver, someone uploaded it on youtube.













http://post.naver.com/viewer/postView.nhn?volumeNo=4512421&memberNo=25606334
 
Starting to learn all their names finally... Picspam always works. :P
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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2016, 08:47:27 PM »


Subbed version! lol @ the "rumors" in Mina's info box. :lol:

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 05:03:00 PM »


As expected, it's my least favorite kind of kpop... but I'll get over it... maybe. Some day.

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2016, 02:14:34 PM »


Group pic in front of the Jellyfish building... check the thumb for full size and banner view.





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http://music.naver.com/promotion/specialContent.nhn?articleId=6967

Bubbly previews from naver. Twitter/Instagram have some bubble videos as well, praised be.






Preview of Gugudan's first variety appearance in "A New House For Me".

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2016, 05:12:54 PM »


MV teaser.






Well, they know how to get me. :love:

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Re: (Group) Gugudan (구구단)
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2016, 05:04:34 PM »


MV Teaser #2... so a lunar... water... concept. Or something. :P 

First teaser looked kinda Morning Musume-budget, but this one's a little better. And yeah, the backdrop and the water dancing... interesting visual.






Choreo looks kinda cutesy. Click for a bigger version. Oh and bonus Lunar God Sejeong.
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