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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Nogizaka46: Softbank promo event pics and video

 This is post #485 for the group so the milestone 500th post will be happening very soon from now. At this current pace would expect it to happen before the end of the month. Will try to work on some special post for that milestone but don't have any ideas(as usual) at the present time, suggestions are always welcome.


 If you live in Japan then the group's 14th single has been out for close to nine hours. Have heard it a few times, it's okay but think most of their other singles are much better though the PV for it was one of their better ones. Single #13 "Ima, Hanashitai Dreka ga Iru" which was their previous single has been their best seller to date, the number for this single to beat is 626,000 copies for it's first week and 740,000 for total sales.
 There are a few promo tie-ins such as one with 7-Eleven and for Softbank, the group was at a promo event for the latter today. Part of their promo campaign is aimed at students who can get discounts for purchasing the single and for concert tickets. Also they'll be giving away free autographed posters for some lucky winners, may not be 100% correct but think it's somewhat close as I needed to translate from the Softbank site, think my Japanese reading though has really been improving.
 The group sang a few tunes at the event which was for a new Softbank Smartphone, kind of a different look with those fluffy suits but they suit me well enough. The most surprising thing about the event is that there's a good video of it, 95% of the time there never is for one of their events and you can view it after the pics.





















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