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Friday, January 20, 2017

Nogizaka46: Happy 25th birthday to Mai Shinuchi!!!!



 Actually a bit early for this post as the occasion doesn't take place until Sunday. There's another member who shares the same date for a birthday but unsure if I'll be doing a post for her as I'm still upset at how she describes me....


 There were once three Mai's in Nogi, now we're down to two and all of them have been the oldest members in the group. As you can see from the title Mai will be celebrating her 25th b-day and she's currently the oldest member in Nogi. Have really liked her for a long time, so much that she ended up finishing 7th on my top ten fave member's list which is impressive considering there;s 35 members.
 Mai hails from Saitama and have noticed more members come from there than any other area except for probably Tokyo. The group will be there performing their 5th anniversary concerts next month. Even though Mai is the oldest she's just a second generation member, wonder if she failed the first auditions? Mai is just so spunky and interesting, she currently is a host on the All Night Nippon radio show and has had another solo radio show before that.
 Not many new things for today, the group has been a bit quiet lately but that could also mean they're working on many projects we don't know about yet. Mai isn't one who does a good job on her blog or hasn't recently as she's only posted these three pics so far this year.




 Have a few older mag spreads, they've been posted before but so long ago sure most everyone has forgotten about them. First one is from the January 2016 issue of UTB+ with Mai F., wonder why we don't see this Mai S. with the other Mai S. in mag spreads? She looks really sharp here, especially that fourth pic.






 Another January 2016 spread which is from EX-Taishu.









 Last set is from Young Magazine #20 for 2015. You'll see that it says 'Under Member' on the pics but Mai was promoted to a Senbatsu member for the group's last single, have a feeling she'll be staying in that position for a while as I think she really deserves it.





 Have a feeling there's many Mai cards missing here so there's another project I'll have to work on. Here's some from last July plus her two Lucky Bag New Years cards.











 Never enough Mai pics but here's a few fine ones to end off with the bottom pics being from her radio show. Kind of a long video but after the pics check out Mai hosting the Showroom radio show from August and there;s many more of them on YT.










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