Hopefully they're going to send that pic to Nao at any second....
Big slowdown for Nogi the last three weeks, guess the gals do deserve a break as 2016 was so incredibly busy for them and seems they rarely had even two days in a row off. That break will be ending soon as three members have photobooks coming out plus they're scheduled to do three concerts for the fifth birthday towards the end of February. No word on single #17 yet, usually their first single of a year or at least the last few have come out at the end of March.
Mai is one who has a photobook coming out, had some splendid promo pics for it in her last solo post. Was checking the sales figures for the member's books, Mai's first one has sold about 76,000 copies to date. However this new one may need to go over 100 K as Nanase's last PB has sold over 92,000 copies, it wasn't released until September so imagine what the sales would have been had it been released earlier. A hundred thousand is a very reachable goal as some members of AKB have easily surpassed that mark.
Hopefully at by the end of the week will have a post for Nanami who is hosting the 'Girls Locks!' radio show this week. Didn't read what she has said so far but this may be her final week as a host, if so she'll probably announce that on Thursday's show.
Asuka is one of the other members to have a PB coming out, release date for it is January 27th. Just this one new mag spread today and it features her from WPB #5, would imagine it's the first of many spreads to promote the PB.
No group cards for January yet but do have some missed ones here from December which in order are Minami, Misa, Sayuri, Erika and Miona.
Quite a few members must be on vacation as most blogs aren't as updated as often as they used to be, even among the ones who would post every day. These ones though have done the best job at uploading new pics, with five each are Chiharu, Hinako, Marika and Miria.