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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sayaka Yamamoto: 2016 magazine scans #1(!!) and NMB cards
Actually there was one post in January that had a Bomb spread and her 2016 calendar but that's been it up until now for her this year. Sayaka has dropped down my list of 'AKB Family' faves but I still do like her and would post about her but sadly there's been so little this year for some strange reason. That is going to be changing as her first solo album will be released on October 26th, so far there's no title for it. Sayaka was in a rock group before joining NMB and on occasion does play the guitar at their shows so imagine this is going to be very different than most Idol albums.
NMB's 15th single "Boku wa Inai" came out on August 3rd, it easily topped the Oricon charts selling 304,000+ copies in it's first week. That was much better than it's predecessor which only sold 230,000 copies in it's first week but back in the years of 2013-14 their singles usually topped 400,000, most '48'group's sales have dropped these last two years.
With that solo album coming out sure we'll be seeing much more of Sayaka, think for the year she's appeared in four good mag spreads and a few that were only a page or two. Will go backwards from newest to oldest but the oldest is only three months old if that, first one is as expected a terrific set of pics from the October issue of BLT.
Don't know what Miyuki is going to do in the future as she's finally graduated from NMB, she is one Idol I'm going to miss if we don't here from her anymore. Her and Sayaka did quite a few mag spreads over the years though don't think the pair were too close, have heard others refer to them as rivals. This is their final spread together from a September Bomb 'Love Special' issue.
Once again another spread with Miyuki and unfortunately it's the final one. It's from a special Flash 'Best of Summer 2016' issue and it features the pair over the years along with a few other NMB pics.
If you enjoy Sayaka cards you'll like these as here's quite a few of them from the last few months, also some cards for NMB's last single are mixed in.