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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nogizaka46: May group cards plus new 'My First Baito' video



 Nogi's third album "Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume" will be released in twelve days, above are two of it's covers. There will be a total of ten new songs though you have to buy all three versions to get all of the songs, really wish there were options to get all of the tunes on a double or triple CD but they and most groups do it that way to increase sales.
 Single #17 "Influencer" has had more staying power than any of their previous singles. In it's seventh week out it was in the sixth position on the Oricon charts selling close to 16,000 copies. That brings the grand total to 985,000 so it should reach the million mark in two weeks. That would be the first official time the group has hit that magical number, it's already their best selling single.



 Hoping to start watching and recapping the 'Nogi Under Construction' variety show very soon, perhaps I'll have a post for a show later on today. Haven't been keeping up with that show for some reason, actually one reason is that the subs were done sporadically but these days every show appears to get subbed. Will be starting on episode #100, the 105th show airs tomorrow.
 On to some new cards for May, have eight members for today and will be having more soon. Will be doing these by pairs starting off with Asuka and Mai, both their 2017 photobooks have been incredible and Mai soon will be the first Idol to hit the 200 K mark.













 Nanase's PB from last September has also sold like hot cakes, it's the second biggest selling Nogi book to date. After her cards are the ones for Erika, been kind of missing her as she's been so involved with stage plays this year that she doesn't do nearly as many Nogi activities as she once did.













 Misa's new photobook has also been another huge seller as it's been #1 on the charts it's first two weeks out. Personally i'd love to see Miona have a PB, no news on one but wouldn't surprise me if she does have a book this year.













 Last pairing features Nogi captain Reika along with Yumi, haven't been many mag spreads for either lately but seems they've appeared together more than any two members.













 Six Nogi members have been dong promo videos for the Baitoru company which is a temp agency in Japan. Each week a new video is released which are called 'My First Baito', this week's video features Sayuri and really need to do her first solo post very soon.





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