Could have called this another Nanase solo post as she's in 80% of the pics. The lineup for the group's 17th single was announced last night on their 'Under Construction' show and for the second time Mai and Nanase will be co-centers. Hard to pick between the two so guess it's a fair decision. Before the lineup was announced Himeka withdrew from the single saying she's quite burnt out. That's a shame as she finally made it to the Senbatsu ranks for their last single, here's the entire lineup.
If you were counting the grand total is.... 21!!!!! Have never seen such a huge number for a single, perhaps Morning Musume did back in the 90's but can't recall AKB ever having so many. New to the lineup are three Undergirls who are in the top right and they are Hana, Hina and Yuuri who I'm glad finally made it. Of course this will be the first single without Nanami, would be nice if she had some sort of solo song or video for it. So far there's no title or release date for it but will keep you updated when it's announced or there's any other news for it.
Just two mag spreads for today but know many fans wanted to hear the news for the 17th single. Really impressive set of pics here for Nanase from the February 1st issue of Anan, also with two pics each are Misa and Yumi.
Nanase is in the other spread which is from the March edition of Non-no, following the pics is a promo video for it though there's a few other gals in it and you'll notice Manatsu in a few of the pics.