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PRODUCE 48: Where Are They Now?

PRODUCE48: Where Are They Now?

It’s been 7 months since the survival show PRODUCE 48, season three from the Produce series, has ended. What have its 96 contestants been up to since then?
(Some statistics at the end of the blog)

Rank 1 – Jang Wonyoung

Name: Jang Won Young (장원영)
Wonyoung is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE. She’s part of a special AKB48 unit called IZ4648, which is an unit created for the song Hitsuzensei, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th single Jiwaru DAYS, where she is the center together with Sakura.

Rank 2 – Miyawaki Sakura

Name: Miyawaki Sakura (宮脇咲良)
Sakura is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE. She was the center in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single. She’s part of a special AKB48 unit called IZ4648, which is an unit created for the song Hitsuzensei, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th single Jiwaru DAYS, where she is the center together with Wonyoung.

Rank 3 – Jo Yuri

Name: Jo Yu Ri (조유리)
Yuri is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE. She’s part of a special AKB48 unit called IZ4648, which is an unit created for the song Hitsuzensei, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 4 – Choi Yena

Name: Choi Ye Na (조유리)
Yena is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE.

Rank 5 – Ahn Yujin

Name: Ahn Yu Jin (안유진)
Yujin is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE.

Rank 6 – Yabuki Nako

Name: Yabuki Nako (矢吹奈子)
Nako is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE. She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single. She’s part of a special AKB48 unit called IZ4648, which is an unit created for the song Hitsuzensei, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 7 – Kwon Eunbi

Name: Kwon Eun Bi (권은비)
Eunbi is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE. She’s part of a special AKB48 unit called IZ4648, which is an unit created for the song Hitsuzensei, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 8 – Kang Hyewon

Name: Kang Hye Won (강혜원)
Hyewon is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE.

Rank 9 – Honda Hitomi

Name: Honda Hitomi (本田仁美)
Hitomi is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE. She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single. She’s part of a special AKB48 unit called IZ4648, which is an unit created for the song Hitsuzensei, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 10 – Kim Chaewon

Name: Kim Chae Won (김채원)
Chaewon is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE.

Rank 11 – Kim Minjoo

Name: Kim Min Joo (김민주)
Minjoo is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE.

Rank 12 – Lee Chaeyeon

Name: Lee Chae Yeon (이채연)
Chaeyeon is currently promoting as a member of IZ*ONE.

Rank 13 – Han Chowon

Name: Han Cho Won (한초원)
Nothing has been officially released.

Rank 14 – Lee Gaeun

Name: Lee Ga Eun (이가은)
Nothing has been officially released, but former After School member Lizzy stated in an October 2018 interview that Gaeun is preparing to debut in a new group.

Rank 15 – Miho Miyazaki

Name: Miyazaki Miho (宮崎美穂)
She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single. She has been doing a lot of Japanese variety shows focused around Korea/K-pop.

Rank 16 – Takahashi Juri

Name: Takahashi Juri (高橋朱里)
She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single and in Jiwaru DAYS, AKB48’s 55th single. She announced that she will graduate from AKB48. She is now signed under Woollim Entertainment, where she is planned to debut in an upcoming girl group from the agency.

Rank 17 – Takeuchi Miyu

Name: Takeuchi Miyu (竹内美宥)
She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single. She graduated from AKB48 and had her last handshake event on May 6, 2019. She is now signed under South-Korean company Mystic Entertainment, where she is planned to debut. She has also been posting a lot of covers on her YouTube channel.

Rank 18 – Shitao Miu

Name: Shitao Miu (下尾みう)
She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single. She was also in Hatsukoi Door, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 19 – Park Haeyoon

Name: Park Hae Yoon (박해윤)
Haeyoon debuted on January 21, 2019 as a member from girl group Cherry Bullet

Rank 20 – Shiroma Miru

Name: Shiroma Miru (白間美瑠)
She was in “Sandal ja Dekinai Koi“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, “NO WAY MAN“, AKB48’s 54th single and “Jiwaru DAYS“, AKB48’s 55th single. She was also in “Boku Datte naichau yo“, from NMB48 and it’s B side “True Purpose”. She was the center of “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, NMB48 20th single and it’s B sides; “Uso wo Tsuku Riyuu”, “Pink Iro no Sekai” and “2 ban-me no Door”.

Rank 21 – Kim Nayoung

Name: Kim Na Young (김나영)
She has been in a lot of videos from Banana Culture trainees, and is rumored to debut in a girl group under the company (though that is unconfirmed).

Rank 22 – Murase Sae

Name: Murase Sae (村瀬紗英)
She designed and launched her first fashion line called ANDGEEBEE. She was in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and she was the center together with Goto Moe for “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She was in “Boku Datte naichau yo“, from NMB48, and it’s B side “Shokumu Shitsumon”, and she was in “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, NMB48’s 20th single, and it’s B sides; “Amai Mousou”, “Yake Bokkui”, “Pink Iro no Sekai”, and “2 ban-me no Door”.

Rank 23 – Kim Doah

Name: Kim Do Ah (김도아)
Doah debuted as a member of Flavor (Fanatics subunit) with “Milkshake“, and will be a member of Fanatics once the full group debuts in 2019

Rank 24 – Goto Moe

Name: Goto Moe (後藤萌咲)
She was the center of “Hitonatsu no Dekigoto“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train. She was the center together with Murase Sae for “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants.

Rank 25 – Jang Gyuri

Name: Jang Gyu Ri (장규리)
She is back promoting with fromis_9, and they released their newest mini album “From.9” with title song “Love Bomb“.

Rank 26 – Heo Yujin

Name: Heo Yu Jin (허윤진)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she is rumored to debut with Lee Gaeun in the same girl group.

Rank 27 – Kim Sihyeon

Name: Kim Si Hyeon (김시현)
She is going to debut in Yuehua’s new girl group “Everglow“.

Rank 28 – Wang Yiren

Name: Wang Yi Ren (王怡人)
She is going to debut in Yuehua’s new girl group “Everglow“.

Rank 29 – Na Goeun

Name: Na Go Eun (나고은)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she has been in a lot of trainee videos on RBW’s YouTube channel.

Rank 30 – Lee Sian

Name: Lee Si An (이시안)
Nothing has officially been announced.

Rank 31 – Go Yujin

Name: Go Yu Jin (고유진)
Nothing has officially been announced.

Rank 32 – Son Eunchae

Name: Son Eun Chae (손은채)
Nothing has officially been announced, but she left Million Market and joined A Team Entertainment.

Rank 33 – Chiba Erii

Name: Chiba Erii (千葉恵里)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants.

Rank 34 – Kojima Mako

Name: Kojima Mako (小嶋真子)
She was in “Sandal ja Dekinai Koi“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She graduated from AKB48 on January 12, 2019.

Rank 35 – Yoon Haesol

Name: Yoon Hae Sol (윤해솔)
She debuted on November 2018 in the girl group AQUA.

Rank 36 – Bae Eunyoung

Name: Bae Eun Yeong (배은영)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 37 – Nakanishi Chiyori

Name: Nakanishi Chiyori (中西智代梨)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants.

Rank 38 – Muto Tomu

Name: Muto Tomu (中西智代梨)
She was in “Sentimental Train” and “Generation Change“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS. She was also in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She is currently studying for her Weather Forecaster Certification.

Rank 39 – Sato Minami

Name: Sato Minami (佐藤美波)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. And in “Yume e no Process” from the same single.

Rank 40 – Iwatate Saho

Name: Iwatate Saho (岩立沙穂)
She was in “Sandal ja Dekinai Koi“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She is currently studying Political Studies at Chuo University.

Rank 41 – Yamada Noe

Name: Yamada Noe (山田野絵)
She was in “Sekai no Hito e“, NGT48’s 4th single, and it’s B side; “Kokoro ni Taiyou“. She was also in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants.

Rank 42 – Asai Nanami

Name: Asai Nanami (浅井七海)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. And in “Yume e no Process” from the same single. She was also in “Generation Change“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS,

Rank 43 – Kim Sohee

Name: Kim So Hee (김소희)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 44 – Kim Minseo

Name: Kim Min Seo (김민서)
Minseo will debut in a girl group later this year together with Wang Ke.

Rank 45 – Murakawa Bibian

Name: Murakawa Bibian (村川緋杏)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants.

Rank 46 – Kim Hyuna

Name: Kim Hyun A (김현아)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 47 – Kim Suyun

Name: Kim Su Yun (김수윤)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 48 – Lee Haeun

Name: Lee Ha Eun (이하은)
MNH director confirmed in an August 2018 interview that Haeun is not going to debut in MNH’s upcoming girl group, and will continue to be a trainee.

Rank 49 – Aramaki Misaki

Name: Aramaki Misaki (荒巻美咲)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants.

Rank 50 – Kim Choyeon

Name: Kim Cho Yeon (김초연)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 51 – Lee Yujeong

Name: Lee Yu Jeong (이유정)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she has appeared in various CNC School videos on CNC’s official instagram.

Rank 52 – Motomura Aoi

Name: Motomura Aoi (本村碧唯)
She was in “Hitonatsu no Dekigoto“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She choreographed =LOVE’s Want you! Want you! coupling song “今、この船に乗れ!”

Rank 53 – Park Minji

Name: Park Min Ji (박민지)
Nothing has been officially announced, but is rumored to be a member of MND17’s upcoming girl group which is “coming soon“.

Rank 54 – Yu Minyoung

Name: Yu Min Young (유민영)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 55 – Park Seoyoung

Name: Park Seo Young (박서영)
She is still an individual trainee.

Rank 56 – Wang Ke

Name: Wang Ke (王珂)
Wang Ke will debut in a girl group later this year together with Kim Minseo.

Rank 57 – Cho Gahyeon

Name: Cho Ga Hyeon (조가현)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 58 – Matsui Jurina

Name: Matsui Jurina (松井珠理奈)
She was on a hiatus of 2 months, but was confirmed to be out of hiatus when she made a surprise appearance at the SKE48 Theater. She was the center of “Stand By You“, SKE48’s 24th single and she was in it’s B sides; “Kogoeru Mae ni” (CENTER), “Jimotomintachi yo”, and “Kamisama wa Misutenai”. She was the center of “Sentimental Train“, and she was in “Jiwaru DAYS“.

Rank 59 – Nakano Ikumi

Name: Nakano Ikumi (中野郁海)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN. She choreographed AKB48’s “Fortune Cherry

Rank 60 – Hwang Soyeon

Name: Hwang So Yeon (황소연)
She left Wellmade Yedang and signed with MNH in August 2018.

Rank 61 – Shin Su Hyun

Name: Shin Su Hyun (신수현)
Nothing has been officially announced, but it is rumored that she has left FAVE.

Rank 62 – Kang Damin

Name: Kang Da Min (강다민)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 63 – Mogi Shinobu

Name: Mogi Shinobu (茂木忍)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!” is a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 64 – Oda Erina

Name:  Oda Erina (小田えりな)
She was on three B sides from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN; “Soredemo Kanojo wa“, “Yume e no Process” and “Mimi wo Fusage!”. She was also in “Generation Change“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 65 – Yoon Eunbin

Name: Yoon Eun Bin (윤은빈)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she has appeared in various CNC School videos on CNC’s official instagram.

Rank 66 – Choi Yeonsoo

Name: Choi Yeon Soo (최연수)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 67 – Matsuoka Natsumi

Name: Matsuoka Natsumi (松岡菜摘)
She was in “Aru Hi Fui ni…“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 68 – Park Chanju

Name: Park Chan Ju (박찬주)
Nothing has been officially announced, but is rumored to be a member of MND17’s upcoming girl group which is “coming soon

Rank 69 – Park Jinny

Name: Park Jinny (박진희)
She is still an individual trainee.

Rank 70 – Kim Dayeon

Name: Kim Da Yeon (김다연)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she has appeared in various CNC School videos on CNC’s official instagram.

Rank 71 – Hasegawa Rena

Name: Hasegawa Rena (長谷川玲奈)
She was in “Sekai no Hito e“, the 4th single released by NGT48, and it’s B-sides; “Soft Serve” and “Kokoro ni Taiyou“. She was also in “Hitonatsu no Dekigoto“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Mimi wo Fusage!” is a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 72 – Cho Ahyeong

Name: Cho Ah Yeong (조아영)
Nothing has been officially announced, but it is rumored that she has left FNC.

Rank 73 – Lee Seunghyeon

Name: Lee Seung Hyeon (이승현)
Nothing officially announced, but she is currently participating as part of ggumnamu (WM’s trainee group).

Rank 74 – Kato Yuuka

Name: Kato Yuuka (加藤夕夏)
She was in “Boku Datte naichau yo“, the 19th single released by NMB48 and it’s B-side “True Purpose”. She was also in “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, the 20th single released by NMB48 and it’s B-sides; “Update” and “2 ban-me no Door”. She was also in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train and “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 75 – Kim Dahye

Name: Kim Da Hye (김다혜)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she potentially has left Banana Culture.

Rank 76 – Imada Mina

Name: Imada Mina (今田美奈)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 77 – Nagano Serika

Name: Nagano Serika (永野芹佳)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!” and “Yume e no Process“, two coupling songs from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 78 – Hong Yeji

Name: Hong Ye Ji (홍예지)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she has appeared in various CNC School videos on CNC’s official instagram.

Rank 79 – Lee Chaejeong

Name: Lee Chae Jeong (이채정)
Nothing has been officially announced, but is rumored to be a member of MND17’s upcoming girl group which is “coming soon“.

Rank 80 – Park Jieun

Name: Park Ji Eun (박지은)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she has been in a lot of trainee videos on RBW’s YouTube channel.

Rank 81 – Ichikawa Manami

Name: Ichikawa Manami (市川愛美)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 82 – Alex Christine

Name: Alex Christine
She has been seen busking in Hongdae. She has released a song under SoompiTV called “Strike It Up” featuring JREKML (YouTuber), Produce 101 Jang Moon Bok and Seong Hyun Woo, f(x)’s Amber, The Ark’s Euna Kim, 24K’s Cory, UP10TION, and the international taekwondo demo team K-Tigers.

Rank 83 – Kurihara Sae

Name: Kurihara Sae (栗原紗英)
She was in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 84 – Cho Yeongin

Name: Cho Yeong In (조영인)
Nothing officially announced, but she is currently participating as part of ggumnamu (WM’s trainee group).

Rank 85 – Asai Yuka

Name: Asai Yuka (浅井裕華)
She was in “Iriguchi” and “Kamisama wa Misutenai”, coupling songs from SKE48’s 24th Single Stand by you.

Rank 86 – Ahn Yewon

Name: Ahn Ye Won (안예원)
Nothing officially announced.

Rank 87 – Naiki Kokoro

Name: Naiki Kokoro (内木志)
She was the center of “Romantic na Sayonara”, and was in “Usotsuki Machine”, both from NMB48’s 19th single Boku Datte naichau yo. She was in “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, the 20th single released by NMB48 and it’s B-sides; “Update” and “2 ban-me no Door”. She also was in “Aru Hi Fui ni…“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Mimi wo Fusage!” is a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 88 – Kim Yubin

Name: Kim Yu Bin (김유빈)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she has appeared in various CNC School videos on CNC’s official instagram.

Rank 89 – Cho Sarang

Name: Cho Sa Rang (조사랑)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 90 – Choi Soeun

Name: Choi Soeun (최소은)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 91 – Shinozaki Ayana

Name: Shinozaki Ayana (篠崎彩奈)
She was in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train. She was also in “Yume e no Process” and “Mimi wo Fusage!”, coupling songs from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 92 – Won Seoyeon

Name: Won Seoyeon (원서연)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 93 – Tanaka Miku

Name: Tanaka Miku (田中美久)
She was in “Sentimental Train“, the 53rd single released by AKB48, “NO WAY MAN“, the 54th single released by AKB48, and “Jiwaru DAYS“, the 55th single released by AKB48. She was in the B-side of Jiwaru Days; “Hatsukoi Door

Rank 94 – Tsukiashi Amane

Name: Tsukiashi Amane (月足天音)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 95 – Umeyama Cocona

Name: Umeyama Cocona (梅山恋和)
She was in “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, the 20th single released by NMB48, and it’s B-sides; “Pink Iro no Sekai”, and “2 ban-me no Door”. She was also in “Saikyou Twintail“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN. She was in “Hatsukoi Door” and “Okujo Kara Sakebu”, coupling songs from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 96 – Uemura Azusa

Name: Uemura Azusa (植村梓)
She was in “Boku Datte naichau yo“, the 19th single released by NMB48, and it’s B-side “Shokumu Shitsumon”. She graduated from NMB on Dec 3 with plans to become a YouTuber/social media personality.

 

Statistics:

Back to their groups: 53

Newly debuted: 15
Jang Wonyoung, Miyawaki Sakura, Jo Yuri, Choi Yena, Ahn Yujin, Yabuki Nako, Kwon Eunbi, Kang Hyewon, Honda Hitomi, Kim Chaewon, Kim Minjoo, Lee Chaeyeon, Park Haeyoon, Kim Doah, Yoon Haesol.

Disbanded/graduated: 3
Kojima Mako, Takeuchi Miyu, Uemura Azusa

No Information/preparing for debut etc: 35

 

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