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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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Secretninja312 3 days ago 1
3 days ago

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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peach1210 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

Obviously if they had debuted in different circumstances they wouldn't have had the same impact. You don't have to wonder that. Kpop is full of talented and hard-working idols so they need something extra to stand out and do well. For Wanna One that was coming from a show that was a phenomenon in Asia that year. But I have to disagree with the "Limited Edition" feel. I think that actually played against them when it comes to international fans. Korean and Chinese fans I don't think care about those things.

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kpoplovermay 3 days ago 5
3 days ago

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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peach1210 3 days ago 4
3 days ago

The groups coming out from the Produce series have fandoms largely formed by hardcore solo stans, and those fans will most definitely follow their own bias, not all the Wanna One members. How their own companies manage them is also VERY important. The reason why IOI post groups didn't do so well wasn't because the girls weren't popular and their fans abandoned them, but because their own companies greed in making groups with many unknown members, silly names and releasing boring songs just didn't help them. Look at Chungha. She ended being the most successful one because her company was the smartest one. Now Kpop is still very competitive and next year more groups are going to debut, but Wanna One have a lot more fans that IOI so they are going to do better imo, depending if they focus only on idols groups or expand and do other activities.

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Anana_S 3 days ago 3
3 days ago

But the thing with Chungha is that she had the ability to debut by herself a lot of the other girls didnt. The fame they had from produce 101 wouldnt be able to carry a lot of them far enough. I think the biggest factor was the dumb names and bad songs.

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Winston 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

to be honest i think IOI would be a successful group if only their contract was longer. but IOI being the first season group was like an experiment to see if the concept was worth Doing. so the group got much success and Mnet did a male version of Produce 101 and resulted in Wanna One. Season 3, they lengthen the contract period from 1 year in Season 2, to 2 year in Season 2, and now 2.5 years in Season 3. i would if the Season 4 for boy group in 2019. will create a bigger sensation than Wanna One. and maybe the contract period could be 3 years also.

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firstzyx 3 days ago 1
3 days ago

Reply 2020 tho

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Army_of_Inspirit 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

ur dp says it all

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holdthisLnoobs 2 days ago 0
2 days ago

test

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Hyungshi 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

It's a shame this band is going to disband as i'm sure some members we'll not be seeing them much anymore afterwards.

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GoldPen 3 days ago 7
3 days ago

It make no sense to disband Wanna One. They are winning everywhere. Why would an Agency be closing down Wanna One? They are so obviously talented. Taking they careers away is self defeating. Are these agencies blind? Just let them go to YG or Big Hit Entertainment.

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hiroonakamura 3 days ago 4
3 days ago

it makes all the sense to disband them. They aren't a real group belonging to any label but consists of people from other labels....labels that have put their boygroups on hold because a member or two is in Wanna1. How fair is it for the trainees who cant debut because one member is off on his own earning money while the rest have to rot away as trainees under poor conditions?

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veronicavivian 3 days ago 2
3 days ago

You want to talk about fairness? These companies are making a lot of money THANKS TO WANNA ONE AND THEIR FANS. Yes, that one member off on his own earning money is actually helping the trainees under poor conditions, and the only reason some of these trainees might debut is thanks to that.

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Winston 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

eventually all groups have a expiry date in terms of contract so as they say “all good things will have to come to an end” even Infinity challenge whom the public never expect it to end as it was like the most popular variety show even in its last years. came to an abrupt end

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Winston 3 days ago 1
3 days ago

Wanna one is like a Football team with Players LOANed out from other football clubs. the agency managing them now is just temporarily lending them from other main agencies whom they trained under. their own labels probably have plans to “use” their fame in Wanna One to be the starter base. and putting the boys in their own new boy groups like what IOI did for WJSN’s 13th member. Gugudan, DIA and Pristine. the only agency who didn’t do that is Chung Ha’s agency who thankfully decide to make her a solo artist instead of only singing a few seconds of a song in a 9 or 10 member group

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peach1210 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

I think a few of the Wanna One members won't be going into groups so that might help them more. I don't know if Guanlin is still going to redebut with a CUBE group, but there are many rumors that he is going to be managed by a Chinese company and he has jobs aligned for him there already. That's the best thing he can do tbh.

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