Er, uh, nice to see that success hasn't gone to someone's head....
Ni idea what the expectations were for the "Sayonara no Imi" single, whatever level it may have been think it's topped it. Going to be hard keeping up the increase in sales, the group's singles aren't just selling 10,000 more than a previous single but many more than that. After three days single #16 has already sold over 760,000 copies which makes it the group's third biggest selling single!
That total is just for three days as it's already set a record for highest first week sales for any of their singles. Could be tough to get to seven figures as 85% of sales happen in the first week but it's not out of the question. However their next single hopefully won't have a center who is graduating which has been the case this year for two of their singles.
That first single was "Harujion ga Saku Koro" and featured Mai F. as the center for the first and last time. That single was the first to break the 800 K mark which their next single has done and this one will do possibly in it's first week. Bring her up as Mai hasn't retired from the entertainment industry, after graduating in June she signed with the Ten Carat agency.
Mai's now an actress or wanna-be one and now has a small part in the NHK-BS drama "Princess Maison" which started on October 25th. Though she's gone she was a part of Nogi for almost five years so if there's any news about her will share it such as this mag spread which is from the December issue of Nikkei Entertainment.
Big lack of mag spreads recently, that lack of them certainly hasn't affected sales for the new single. Have one other one for today which is from the November Television Monthly Plus, the three members featured are Rina, Nanami and Asuka.
Was just on the group's blog(s) and it's sad how some members hardly ever post while others are into it which I think helps the group out as it is for the fans. Big fan of Mai S.but am disappointed in her as she hasn't done a blog entry since September 22nd! Wouldn't you think she could find five minutes here or there do do an entry thanking the fans, giving news or posting some pics?
She's not the only one though but hope the group aren't too big these days where some members start forgetting where they came from . Do have plenty of blog pics today, as mentioned some really do a superb job with their entries and I tend to check those ones out first. Leading off aren't individual ones but some group pics, second and third pics are for the Nogi golf team who have their own show!
Final two sets of recent blog pics are for Miona who also is one of the best at keeping it updated, after her is Ayane who I rarely check out but she has posted many new pics recently.