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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Nogizaka46: A little of this and that for 2017 #6....

 Been a lot of Nogi posts again recently and would expect there to be too many to count over the next month. That's because their 17th single "Influencer" is coming out next Wednesday, wonder what the sales expectations are for the single? According to Oricon their 15th single 'Hadashi' has sold 855,000 copies while their last single 'Sayonara' has sold 962,000 copies. So wonder if this will be the single to finally crack the one million mark?

 Nogi's first sngle was "Guruguru Curtain", that song was released way back on February 22, 2012 which is why they have their birthday concerts around that date. The song is their only one not to top the charts as it stalled at #2 and to date has sold around 215,000 copies which really pales compared to Nogi's last few singles. Since then every single has sold more than the previous one except for their ninth single "Natsu no Free and Easy". Kind of at a loss to tell you why that happened, to me it's one of their best singles though admit the PV for it wasn't among their best.
  Don't think I ever posted cards for the "Hadashi de Summer" single which came out last July so have a few of them here for you today. Asuka was the center for the song and it's her only time she's held that position so wouldn't doubt if it does happen a few more times. Following her is Mai and Nanase who are co-centers for the new single, second time they've shared that honor. Other two are the since departed Nanami, finally starting to miss new things from her and the final member is team captain Reika.

 Last week's sales figures for photobooks come out this Thursday, will let you know then how Reika's first PB "Jiyu to Iukoto did. Have a few more promo pics form the book, what an underrated beauty she's been for all these years.

 Whew, going to be tough topping those pics. Nanase tried but couldn't quite do it but she still looks superb in the only mag spread for today which is from the March 27th issue of Young Champion.

 Erika uploaded these pics to her blog yesterday though you can tell they're old as her 20th birthday took place on January 22nd. Looks like they're from the set of her stage play "Romeo and Juliet" which ended on March 5th. In the bottom pic she's joined by Chiharu who has the other five pics and really does an excellent job at keeping her blog updated.

 Two more sets of five blog pics, first off is Yuuri who looks so fabulous these days or actually more so than ever. After her is Miria who uploaded her pics today, she's the shortest Nogi member at 151 cm while Chiharu above is the tallest at 166 cm though think the new third generation member Minami may barely top her.

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