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Hajimemashite minna san....welcome to my site on my fave Japanese Pop Culture likes such as dramas, movies, magazine scans, promo events etc. Mainly concentrate on my faves...Erika Toda!... Yuko Oshima... Nogizaka46!.... C-ute.... Masami Nagasawa!.... if you're a fan at all of any of them then you've come to the right place(!) but many others are featured here besides them. Do mainly quick reviews on things I've watched, try to make the reviews brief, quick to read through with not too many spoilers, just whether they're good or bad and why I thought so plus whether you may find them enjoyable. Many, many screenshots are included from everything I've watched plus any video trailers if they're available. Hope you find something that interests you, don't hesitate to comment, arigato gozaimasu!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nogizaka46: More Summer tour cards



 Keep saying I'm going to do some 'before and after' posts about the group, always keep forgetting. The remaining member's looks have changed so much in the last 3-4 years and those looks have all changed so much for the better. Back in 2012 none of the members could be considered ultra attractive like they are today but neither could they be called un-attractive, perhaps not how popular Idols would look.
 To me Mai's appearance has changed the most since 2012 and in such a fabulous way, Nanami isn't that far behind her with changing for the better. On the other hand Sayuri M. hasn't changed all that much, can say the same thing about Reika, anybody have any thoughts about their changing looks?

 Now that I've written a bit about it will do a post soon about what I just mentioned. The group's last three Summer tour concerts are taking place next week so after those there may be a bit of a slow period for them so that will give me time to work on those posts. The last concert takes place on August 30th, really have my fingers crossed that the show will be streamed like last year's was.
 On to the cards and the ones here today are from the last place the group was at which was Fukuoka, those concerts took place on August 18th and 19th. Should be some cards coming out soon for next week's concerts too, have three sets of trios with the first featuring Asuka, Nanami and Minami.










 Second trio of members are Nanase, Sayuri M. and Manatsu.










 Last threesome are Misa, Sayuri I. and Hinako.










Nogizaka46: Nao's "Nogizaka Top Ten Fave Members List" - #8 ?

 Positions six through ten were the toughest ones for me, the top five seemed rather easy but you haven't seen those selections yet. The bottom five were difficult as I had wanted to have about eight members squeezed in, perhaps at the conclusion will have a post for the 'close but no cigar' members.  Second difficult task was what position to put them in, there really isn't too much difference between the sixth and tenth spots. If it was close tended to side more with the members who have been with the group longer or if that couldn't decide it then went with age, much prefer Idols who are a tad older. Not that the suspense has been building but in the #8 spot on the top ten list is....


 .... wait!!!! Once again it happened, how did they superimpose my hands with hers? Gulp, tell me one person who wouldn't want a pic like that on their wall? That's not the greatest of questions because obviously the answer is no one!
 Though just in the #8 spot, which is not a bad spot, Erika has moved up higher in my list than any other member in the last year. Think if I did a list a year ago she would have been around fourteenth but slowly I've really been enjoying everything about her so much more this year. Getting a bit older has helped as Erika is now 19, five more months until her twentieth birthday. Sigh, kind of hope she's not referring to me here....


 .... or if she is it's the percentage of men in the world she would rather be with than me! Most fans may know but if you don't Erika is quite an accomplished pianist, few singles have had featured at the ivories. Though born in Japan she spent most of her first five years in Germany where she learned to play and continues this day to be a master at it.


 Have also had Erika in two of the Nogi 'pairs post', here's one person who I wish she was in more pics with.


 No new pics of Erika for this post, actually there's been very few new ones for the group lately. But she's a member who I do keep up with as she must have a couple of thousand pics already posted here. Like I mentioned at the top age was a bit of a factor in determining some positions, could have had her two spots higher but with a few more b-days a top five spot could happen.


 Sure a few graduations will be happening, perhaps not this year but wouldn't doubt if a few Senbatsus will take that route next year. Of course I don't want to see Erika leave but if she did to me she'd have the best chance of making it big as a solo act. Besides her piano playing she's also an actress with an excellent singing voice, she's already appeared in three musical stage plays so seems to me there would many options for her. Would bet most of you have viewed Erika's first PB which came out in January, this one here from it is one of the top five pics so far for the year.


 Really no more bio info to share with you that hasn't been said here already, honestly would have liked to have had her ranked higher but could say that about so many of the members. No new pics here so let's just call it an 'Erika's greatest pic collection' or should I say a partial one as she has so many fabulous pics from the last year or so as getting older has been such a plus to her looks. After those check out a short video of her from BLT, each Spring they have videos like this one for Idols who are 18 and graduating from high school.