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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Keyakizaka46: The 'Akane Moriya post' #1



 Hard to do a post for Akane or Yuuka without mentioning the other one as the pair appears together in so many mag spreads and at events.



 That's Akane on the left in both pics. Yuuka is Keya's captain while Akane is the sub captain. Both of the gals were appointed to their positions on January 21st, here are some pics from the press conference announcing their selections and was also promoting their appearance on that night's 'Showroom'.












 Akane is currently nineteen and will be hitting the age of twenty this November, seems most Keya members are in the 19-21 range. Perhaps in the future will determine what the actual stats are as it appears to me Keya is a bit of a tall group, much more than Nogi. Akane's height is 163 cm which would make her a tall Nogi member but one of the shorter ones in Keya.
 Plenty of fine looking mag spreads today and all of them are for 2017 as the group's appearances in mags has really increased this year. Mentioned that Akane and Yuuka have done many spreads together, posted this one a few days ago but it's so terrific it needed an encore and this superb set of pics is from the April issue of Bomb.












 One more non-solo spread which is from the group's first anniversary book. Of course Yuuka is in the spread and the pair are joined by Rika.





 Akane does have quite a few solo spreads for this year so far and will say that her pics may be the best of any member. Starting off with a smaller set which is from volume two of Sprout.






 Actually five pics isn't that small of a spread as it's the same size as this one which is from Young Magazine #12.





 This could be the best set of pics from all of these spreads as Akane really looks incredible, from volume 15 of BLT Graph.









 Most of these spreads are fairly good sized, may be a few more upcoming for this year but for Akane's next post will be concentrating on 2016. These are from the February edition of Brody.









 Had really wanted to post a video of the "Wareta Smartphone" song which is one of the B-Sides from the group's last single "Fukyuowaon". To me that could be the #1 song of the year so far but there's no good video for it on YT. Actually there is a cut from last month's 'AKB Show' where Keya hijacked it for an episode but the problem was the song has no audio. The song consisted of the five members Akane, Manaka, Rika, Risa and Yuuka.
 The fivesome had a group name for the song which was/is 'Aozora to Marry'. Highly recommend the tune and it's really worth hunting down, perhaps there's a version on Daily Motion as they're not as strict as YT. But do have short video from the 'KeyaBingo!' show as Manami H. guested on it and Akane looked a tad uncomfortable. And that 'AKB Show' is #148 and it's available at a few sites subbed in English.



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