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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nogizaka46: The 'Mai Shiraishi post' #10(?)- "Ushijima the Loan Shark" film press conference pics

 Can't give you a good reason why this is only Mai's 10th solo post, not truly sure if that's the right number but think it's awful close. I really need to start posting so much more about her, she's usually featured in most of the group posts but if I hold on to those pics then there easily could be two posts a week for her. So will make a promise now which is whether you like it or not(and why wouldn't anyone?!) which is to have at least one or probably more Mai solo posts each week, to be honest in July wouldn't doubt if the average would be about five a week.

 Yuko had the lead female role in the first "Ushijima the Loan Shark" movie that came out in 2012. Thought it was a solid film but watched it sans subs so never did a review on it because of that. There was a sequel in 2014 though she wasn't in that one. Now in 2016 there's going to be two of the films and it appears as though they will be the last ones in the series.
 On September 22nd "Ushijima the Loan Shark part 3" comes out, on October 22nd the 4th film in the series "Ushijima the Loan Shark the Final" will be released. Tremendous news for Nogi fans as Mai will have the lead role of Rina in the part three film, unsure though if she'll be in the final one.
 As usual Mai was quite dazzling and these days she's really looking classy as she was at a press conference for the two films at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo. Besides her though the cast is an excellent one, have seen most of them in many other dramas or films and all of them are quite good actors. Have some fabulous pics of the event but searched all over and couldn't find a video of it.


  1. it's Miyuki Watanabe(former NMB48) on the bikini pic not Mai.

  2. You were right, don't know how I mixed them up but it's fixed now.