Posted by KayRosa AKP STAFF Saturday, December 8, 2018

Netizens reflect on Wanna One's impact as their end approaches


Netizens reflected on Wanna One's success and impact as their project nears its end.

On one community forum, a K-netizen wrote:

"It would be an understatement to say that 'Produce 101' was 2017's top issue. People were lining them up with groups like this -- EXO-BTS-Wanna One -- right after their debut. They took over all the CFs and awards, taking a route from 'Rookie Award' to 'Best Song Award' (and such). Will there ever be a group like this? When I read that they were having their last fansign, it felt like such a waste for a group like this to disband. Of course, I'm not saying I want them to renew their contract. Oh well, really, they will go down in history for a long time."

With this topic in mind, other netizens reflected on Wanna One's era from 2017 to 2018. Some fandoms of other groups, regardless of their opinions, admitted that the impact of Wanna One was great in K-Pop.

Top comments include: 

"It was thanks to 'Produce 101', but I doubt that any other project group will ever be as successful as Wanna One."

"When the day comes for 'Reply 2020' or something to be aired, I'm sure there will be mentions of 'Produce 101' and Wanna Oneㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ"

"I'm an ARMY but I admit it. It's kind of a waste."

"It's a pity but let's still disband for sure!"

Others also mentioned how their debut song "Energetic" was a huge factor, how the good track helped them keep up the streak. Some also mentioned that all the trainees from the show contributed to the success of the program. Which stories about Wanna One do you think will remain in history?


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Secretninja3122,017 pts Saturday, December 8, 2018 1
Saturday, December 8, 2018

There were multiple factors in to Wanna One’s fame 1 they were a group put together from a largely popular survival show, one where we got to watch them in depth, learn about their personalities and abilities before debut. 2 they were put together by the fans, not everyone’s favorites made it to the final line up BUT at least some of them did and that was enough for you to follow them. 3 I think one of the biggest factors in their large popularity from the start is because they were created to be a temporary project group. So it has that Limited Edition feel where you “enjoy it before its gone” kind of vibe.

I’m not saying these boys had fame handed to them and aren’t good at what they do because they are very talented and each one of them has worked tirelessly for this dream and worked hard these past year and a half as Wanna One. But a part of me has always wondered, if this was a group that debuted from an average sized company with this same line up, would it have had the same impact in the Kpop history as it does now?


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kpoplovermay717 pts Saturday, December 8, 2018 5
Saturday, December 8, 2018

im just curious to see if all these so called "fans" who claim they "love" the boys so much... support these boys in they're og groups or solo activities after they disband ...i hope they do but ...i got a feeling 80% will just move on to the next hot new produce group .. thats what happened with the other produce groups theyre fans literally just dissipated into thin air over time :/ if you ask me the only one who really gets a impact outta this is mnet, when alls said and done they reap the rewards, the fame and money ...


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