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Monday, June 5, 2017

Keyakizaka46: 2017 Magazine scans #3

 Keya appeared on last New Years "Kouhaku" show which airs on that night or actually it starts in the afternoon as it's about a ten hour show. Most of the year's biggest artists are there and it had to be an unexpected honor for the group as at the time they only had three singles. Do a lot of comparisons with Nogi and that's to be expected as Keya is their first sister group. Nogi has appeared on the show the last two years but they weren't invited until they had released thirteen singles!

 Will get back to individual posts very soon but wanted to get as many group spreads or activities out of the way first. The group does surprise me with the amount of mags they appear in and there's also a slew of them for 2016. Yurina is the most popular member which is odd considering she's the youngest one, would have to say she appears in the most mags.
 But not by a large margin at all as Neru to me seems to be in almost as many or perhaps even more. Did one post for her mag spreads and have a few more of them in the works. Everything for today are group sets and will be working backwards date wise as there's some newish ones which shouldn't be forgotten about. First off are the trio of Minami, Nanako and Miyu from the May issue of Bomb.

 Fivesome here from the April 26th issue of Weekly Shonen. Names aren't listed in English so let's see how well everyone is getting at knowing the members by their faces or Japanese names.

 Once again another fivesome and also another Bomb issue which is from February. The
'W-Watanabe' duo is looking particularly out of this world.... as usual.

 Last two spreads are both for Keya's third single 'Futari Saison" which was released last November. For 2016 it sold 468,000 copies to rank 11th for best selling singles. Since then it's sold steadily and is about to top the 600 K mark. Set of pics here are from volume six of Brody, one thing I like about the group is their darkness, not that they're evil or anything but they do exude that type of image.

 Last spread is another one for the single and it's quite a huge set as there's a total of 25 pics. This set is from the January issue of MdN, lot of pics devoted to the PV's making.

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