Nizi Project

Nizi Project (lit. "Rainbow Project") is a 2020 Japanese reality competition show. The series is a joint project between JYP Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment Japan with the intention of creating a Japanese girl group aimed at a global audience. Nizi Project is centered on JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin-young selecting members for the girl group out of 26 girls, who eventually debuted as NiziU.

Nizi Project
Nizi Project logo
GenreReality competition
Created byPark Jin-young
Theme music composerPark Jin-young
Opening theme"Baby I'm a Star" by Nizi Girls (Part 2)
Country of originJapan
Original languagesJapanese
Korean (spoken)
No. of episodes20
Production locations
Running time45–70 minutes
Production companies
Original network
Original releaseJanuary 31 (2020-01-31) 
June 26, 2020 (2020-06-26)
Followed byNizi Project 2

Part 1 focused on the boot camp in 2019 with 26 contestants and was broadcast exclusively on Hulu Japan from January 31, 2020 to March 27, 2020. Part 2, which focused on the finals in 2020 between the top 14 contestants, was broadcast from May 22, 2020 to June 26, 2020. Beginning with Part 2, the series was also broadcast on YouTube.

A version of the show hosted by Daimaou Kosaka was broadcast on NTV from April 17, 2020 to June 26, 2020 under the title Nizi no Kake Hashi (虹のかけ橋) and featured interviews with Park and the contestants of Nizi Project. An abridged version was serialized on the variety show Sukkiri [ja] with live commentary from the show's panelists.

In July 2021, Park announced that Nizi Project will have a second season to create a 9-member Japanese boy band with a debut planned for March 2023.

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