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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Nogizaka46: Manatsu Akimoto photobook event pics and one new mag spread



 Nogi photobooks have been dominating the Oricon charts for many months. This week there's five books in the top seven led by Nanami's second and final PB which sold close to 32,000 copies, it's her second week in a row in the top spot. Following her is Mai whose second PB has now sold close to 140,000 copies, bet it's got an outside shot at 200,000 which has never been hit and think the record for an Idol PB is in the 150,000 range.
 That's some tough competition for Manatsu whose first PB " Manatsu no Kiatsu Haichi" was released two days ago. Doubt if it'll rank higher next week than those two photobooks mentioned but sure it'll sell an impressive amount. Then again seeing as how those books have been out for a few weeks it just may have an outside chance of hitting the top spot.



 Have to admit the promo pics from the PB are simply fantastic, never thought Manatsu looked as superb as she does in the pics. She'll have more competition next week as Reika's first PB is coming out on March 8th. Manatsu has been doing a lot of promoting for the book as she's appeared recently on the PON! and Banana Music shows. Tonight she'll be making an appearance on the Showroom show. One mag spread which is a fabulous set of pics to promote the book and this set is from the April issue of Entame.









 For all the posts she's been featured in this is Manatsu's first solo post here. She's a member who I've liked over the years but there are so many members who are likable some tend to get forgotten about but then again she doesn't do many solo activities.
 On March 2nd there was a promo event for the book at the Fukuya bookstore in Shinjuku. There were 1,000 fans in attendance and they were selected via a lottery, sure you had to place an order for the PB to get a chance to meet her. Plenty of pics here from the event but as usual there's no video of a Nogi event, if one does pop up will have it in the next group post.























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