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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nogizaka46: A little of this and that for 2017 #7



 Nogi photobooks continue to dominate the Oricon charts, have to feel for any other actress/Idol who has released one recently. Reika's first PB came out last week and topped the list with over 27,000 copies sold. Bit lower than the other member's books but the fan's wallets aren't a bottomless pit. The previous week's #1 belonged to Manatsu, for this week she was in the second position which is quite impressive and her two week total is 38,000 copies sold.


 Mai's second PB finished in third place as it really has legs, kind of like her! This week's sales were 6,200 which brings the total to 156,000+ copies sold which may be near the record for an Idol or actually she may now have the record.



 Nanami was fourth on the charts and has now broken the 70,000 copies sold mark, starting to hit me much harder that we may never hear from her again.



 Asuka's first photobook is also one that has some staying power. It was released on January 25th yet remains in the top ten as it finished in the seventh spot and has sold over 80,000 copies so far.


 Bit the PB with never ending legs belongs to Nanase. Her second book came out on September 27th and hasn't left the top ten since then. She was in the eighth spot last week, every week her book seems to sell between 2-3,000 copies and must be close to the 130,000 sold mark.


 No new photobooks are scheduled until June, that PB will be from a second generation member. There's still close to ten first generation members who don't have a book, Misa is the obvious omission though most others are still Undergirls.
 Not too many recent happenings though there will be soon as Nogi's 17th single comes out next Wednesday, they'll be appearing on every music show possible. No cards yet for the single but do have some March cards, have three trios with the first set featuring Nanase, Mai and Asuka.










 Hinako is the next member that will have a PB, it's scheduled for June which is just before her 21st birthday and I actually like that choice. She starts off this set and is followed by the eternally alluring Misa, she will have a PB as it's just a question of when and after her is Ranze.










 Last trio has the members Sayuri, Minami and Erika.










 Just one new mag spread for today which is in two sets and is from the April issue of EX-Taishu. Small set here with Hinako and the new third generation member Momoko.




 Other EX-Taishu set belongs to Miona who these days looks almost as good or perhaps better than most members....






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