Single #17 keeps selling steadily, another 18,200 copies last week to bring the total to over 941,000. Those are the Oricon totals and if sales remain strong think the group will have it's first official million seller within the next month. Have never posted about their sister group Keyakizaka46 and don't think I ever will.
But sales for their first four singles are much more impressive than Nogi's though it helped being their sister group. Keya46's current single sold about 636,000 copies it's first week, in comparison Nogi's fourth single "Seifuku no Mannequin" sold 232,000 in it's first week. Too many members of Keya46 seemed too young which is why I took a pass on posting about them, haven't heard any of their songs but are they in the same vein as Nogi's tunes?
Erika is a name which hasn't been mentioned too often these last few months. She's really been busy with her stage plays, "Romeo and Juliet" finished it's run last month and her next musical play "Les Miserables" starts up at the end of May. She's been absent from many group appearances too as she's missed many of their appearances on music shows promoting the new play. Not a betting man but my odds would be on her to be the next member to graduate, she's so talented you wonder if being in Nogi may be holding her back?
Been keeping track of the weekly sales for the group's 2017 photobooks, they remain string as five members were in Oricon's top ten this week. There have been reports of Mai selling over 200,000 for her PB but that's actually the total printed and not the amount sold but would think she will be hitting that total soon.
Here are the current totals as of this week:
Mai 'Passport'- 176,847
Asuka 'Shiosai'- 88,803
Nanami '2017'- 79,981
Manatsu 'Manatsu no Kiatsu Haichi'- 46,965
Nanase 'Kaze wo Kigaete'- 136,000
Nanase 'Kaze wo Kigaete'- 136,000
Added Nanase to the list even though that book came out in September, it's remained in the top ten since it was released. This week it's #5 on the charts so may as well follow her sales though that total is my estimate, could be a thousand higher or lower. Mai's PB jumped back to the top position selling 3,507 copies which is a good number seeing as how it's been out for two months.
Reika's first photobook has fallen off the charts so it's not easy to follow her sales but her PB has sold around 36.000 copies. However she does have the only mag spread for this post and it's a superb set of pics from the April 24th edition of Flash.
Plenty of cards today which are for the "Influencer" single. These ones are just for the Senbatsu members and will have some for the Undergirls coming up soon, speaking of them think they have a few concerts coming up and will keep you informed of that. Starting off with a quartet featuring the co-centers Mai and Nanase, following them are Asuka and Misa.
Another quartet which are Hinako, Reika, Yumi and Manatsu.
Lastly here are the quintuple of Miona, Minami, Sayuri, Marika and Kazumi.
Except for a few the members have really slowed down with their blog entries, some haven't done any for a few months. Think they need to follow the lead of Miona who is the best member at keeping her blog updated, after her is Manatsu who also does a solid job.
Chiharu is close to being the best member keeping their blog updated, she may post more pics than anyone. Following her is Yuuri who really looks superb and think she deserves another solo post(s).
Five members have been doing a new campaign for Meiji's 'Milk Tea', a CM is released every week with a different member. This week it's Marika whose new hairstyle looks so snazzy, here's her behind the scenes video for the CM. Next week's CM will feature Misa.