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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Nogizaka46: One new mag spread and National High School Quiz event pics


 Not too many new things today for a change, sure this will be a busy weekend for Nogi posts though. Above is a pic of the current 35 members, has dropped from 40 or so and wonder if any new members will introduced this year. Also wondering about who will be the next member to graduate will be, so many of them are popular but don't know if any are popular enough for a solo career. Actually Erika or Mai may have some possibilities but why leave when the group is so huge?
 Hope no graduations will be happening but they will sooner or later, slowly some of the first generation members are getting a bit up there in age. Bet many of you wanted some numbers on the "Hadashi de Summer" single and do have them for you. As you may know day one set a group record as it sold a tad over 600,000 copies. Day two was quite strong too as an additional 62,000 copies were sold. At 662,000 copies after two days looks like they have a chance to beat their last single which sole 749,000 in it's first week.
 Just a few things today which is okay by me, can't think of the last stretch where I've done so many posts. One mag spread and it's such a breathtaking one, with that adjective you know I'm talking about Nanami who leaves us speechless in this set of pics from the August 4th Weekly Shonen.










 The group was at a major event today but for some unknown reason Nanami wasn't there.


 On July 28th the group appeared at the 36th 'National High School Quiz Championship' which is put on my Lion, it was also aired on NTV. Wasn't a long performance as they sang three songs, of course the new single along with two oldies. Most of the members seem smart but probably not in the league as the participants in this quiz championship. Few have attended college but don't think any finished, they are somewhat serious about their studies as a few members have taken a leave to finish high school.
 The event featured students from the Tokyo region so it wasn't a national event but then again the Tokyo area is just so, so huge. But it actually is a national event but the group just appeared at the Tokyo championship, hard to be in many places at once. Quite a few excellent pics from it, didn't check YT for a video as i can't recall the last time there was a video of one of their events.






























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