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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nogizaka46: 2017 Magazine scans #17 and more....


 Great news for all Nogi fans though it doesn't appear as though everyone is pleased....


 First day sales for Nogi's 17th single "Influencer" were higher than expected or at least to me. The number was 743,000 copies sold which was 60,000 more than their previous record for the "Sayonara no Imi" single which was Nanami's only turn as the center. That ended up selling 827,700 copies in it's first week as sales remained strong after the first day but looks like "Influencer" should top that figure.
 Sales of the new single weren't the only impressive feat for the group. Sales for their photobooks have naturally gone down but on the Oricon charts for this week the members held six out of the top seven spots on the PB charts. Mai regained the #1 position selling 5,275 copies which I think puts her over the 160,000 mark which may make it the best selling photobook for an Idol.


 Quite easy to see why it's #1 of all time as so many of the pics in it leave you gasping for breath. Following her was Reika who held the top spot last week, in the third and fourth positions were Manatsu and Nanami. Other two members to make the top ten were Asuka in the sixth position and Nanase brought up the rear finishing seventh. However since her PB came out in September it's been in the top ten every week.
 Just have two spreads for today though have a few more which may be posted later on. However the two have close to thirty pics as the group's spreads seem to get so much larger with each passing month. Looks like the world can't get enough of Mai, lately I can't either, she graces the cover for the May issue of Ray in a huge spread of seventeen pics.


















 Hinako is next up for a photobook though that won't be released until June. She's been an exclusive model for Zipper since 2015 and in a special Spring edition of the mag she's joined by her mates Asuka, Miona and Rina.












 The members have really slipped the last few months as far as updating their blogs go. Thought there may be a lot of entries today because of how the new single sold but that wasn't the case. There are a few members who do an excellent job posting pics and news with Miria and Miona being the best two. They're followed here by Chiharu and Yumi, they all have four pics each.

















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