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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Nogizaka46: A little of this and that for 2017 #9....

 The eighth season of 'NOGIBINGO' begins on April 11th, that pic above is from an earlier season. Seemed the first four seasons were so much more enjoyable and interesting, not as many fun activities since then though it's been an okay watch. Nanase from an earlier season talking about her.... night out with Nao!?

 There's been an assistant MC ht last two seasons, wonder if there will be another for this one? First assistant MC was Himeka and for season seven that honor went to....

 She has her first Nogi photobook coming out in 2 1/2 weeks, have a feeling the aweness level of her pics are going to send many(including me) to the emergency room!

 Been keeping track of the group's photobook sales that are reported by Oricon, they only list weekly sales and not total sales. Five books have been released so far this year and here are their totals as of this week:

Mai 'Passport'- 173,340
Asuka 'Shiosai'- 87,250
Nanami '2017'- 78,922
Manatsu 'Manatsu no Kiatsu Haichi'- 45,804
Reika 'Jiyu to Iukoto'- 36,400

 Going to be tough to track the sales for Reika as her PB is now out of the top ten. Mai's book just keeps on selling, another 4,740 copies last week to place second and by now that's easily the highest sales total ever for an Idol PB.

 Been a slow period ever since the last single "Influencer" was released, perhaps they've been busy taping the new season of 'NOGIBINGO'. The single is still selling well, won't reach a million in sales this week but it should happen by the end of the month.
 But with the new show starting and a new PB coming out we hopefully will be seeing more from the group, there's only been one new mag spread this last week. But at least it's a superb set of pics as Hinako and Sayuri share this spread in the May issue of  Bomb.

 That's a pair we've never seen together in a spread and hope it's not the last time as that's a really fabulous set of pics. Hinako has been a huge fave of mine for a while now so most pics from her rate an A+ from me. It's Sayuri who really surprised me in the pics, have always liked her but she's flown under the radar as there's so many other members to keep track off. She does appear to be one of the more fun members to hang out with and promise to have a solo post for her coming up, These are pics she posted from the photo shoot on her blog.

 Nanase has been one of the co-hosts of the 'Lion no Guu Touch' variety show since last April. These pics here are from last week's show as she was joined by Kazumi, she's someone who would make for an entertaining host. There's an article for it at Modelpress, copy this address into your browser if you want to check it out: https://mdpr.jp/interview/detail/1677270

 Don't know the reason why but there's been a huge slowdown of blog entries the last few weeks, figured there would have been more with the new single coming out. A few members though still update it almost daily with Miona and Miria being among the best.

 Chiharu is the best when it comes to keeping their blog updated, could do two posts a month just for the pics she uploads. After her five pics are some from Junna Ito, that's a name which rarely gets mentioned here but she's been a second generation member since 2013. After these pics there's one more new tidbit.

 The group has another campaign for Meiji's Milk Tea drink, it started a few weeks ago. Five members will have a CM for the drink which will be released every few weeks. Posted one already and for today we have the CM for Mai, actually it's more of a behind the scenes video.

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