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Friday, December 2, 2016

Nao Kanzaki: 'Top Twenty Faves list for 2016' #16....?



 Last post was talking about how the inactivity of that selection had caused a big drop in her ranking for this year. 2016 hasn't been nearly as busy of a year for Mizuki as the previous two but to me she's a newish gal for here and her popularity is still on the rise so for now can overlook the quietness. This is also the first Idol who has made the list, the top ten is dominated by them.
 Mizuki has been the captain of Morning Musume for almost two years now, one thing I've noticed is that H!P gals don't appear in nearly as many mag spreads as members of other Idol groups do.
 I really didn't know all that much about Mizuki until this year but she has quickly climbed my fave list and wouldn't doubt if she enters the top ten next year. Think she's the kind of looker who has the potential to hit the top spot one day, we'll give Mizuki a few years in that as she's only twenty right now. Just two who were twenty made the list, as we get closer to #1 the ages tend to get older.


 Even though Mizuki just finished in the 16th position can't think of many who beat her as far as looks go, she truly is one stunner. She's had three photobooks to date but none for exactly a year, if her fourth one comes out in 2017 then that could be the #1 of the year without even looking at one pic. No new solo things for this post, there has been a lot of MM activities lately as their new single came out on November 23rd and will try to finally start posting about the group soon. These are new for her which are from the volume 133 of H!P Digital Books which came out in August 2015.









 Here's a mag spread that hadn't been posted from the December 19, 2014 issue of Young Gangan. Mizuki appears in this mag more than any other one and it was a special spread for her 18th b-day which took place that October.











 Should be more Mizuki happenings in the new year, she's scheduled to do a mini fan club tour in January and it wouldn't surprise me if her fourth PB is released sometime early next year. After a few oldie pics check out part two of her Young Gangan photo shoot video from 2015, posted part one in her b-day tribute.









Nogizaka46: 2016 member's cards #4- Nanase Nishino


 Guess I should be running for the hills but if she's so determined to have me....

 Sales for Nanase's "Kaze wo Kigaete" photobook have slowed down but the total copies sold is up to over 86,000 copies which I think makes it the #2 best selling PB of the year. It's also been the best seller of all the Nogi books so far so wouldn't be surprised if she has a third one sometime next year.


 Last post for this mini series had a total of 112 cards which was the highest total yet and didn't think that number would be topped. It is here though as there's over 130(!) Nanase cards for her fans to enjoy and she does have quite a few of them here and really everywhere. Let's get right to them and they're broken down in order by New Years, assorted cards, singles, Summer tour, Halloween and the months from January to November.