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New item on the right is the 'Featured Post of the Day', will be putting some fabulous oldie posts which some of you may have missed the first time around, all will be at least one year old.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Nogizaka46: A little(lot) of this and that for 2017 #23....
It's been over four months since Nanami departed from Nogi, hope she's doing well and perhaps not hearing anything about her could be a good sign. There was that mini scandal in April which blew over quickly as the story was most likely fabricated. Just hard to believe she retired from the whole entertainment industry, with Nanami's incredible looks and talents can't see her being just an office worker or whatever job she ends up doing.
There's been a few first generation members who I've never done a solo post for. Yumi is one of them and maybe this week I'll try to squeeze one in for her as she'll be turning 23 this Tuesday. Early party for her on last Friday's 'Sagawa Express' radio show, she's been a host since last August.
Next Saturday Nogi will be performing the first of their two concerts at the Meiji Stadium in Tokyo. Think it's the first regular concert they've done since they did three from February 20th to the 22nd, first show was Nanami's graduation concert. Have a feeling at the second show which takes place on July 2nd the group will announce the date of their 18th single, this will be the first year since they formed where there's no July single.
Could have called this a mag spread post as there are three of them though none are that huge. This first one is one of the best group ones in a while though Himeka has had a few really solid ones. Kazumi finished second last year on my 'Fave Nogi Member's' top ten list. She was too quiet for a while and thought she may drop a few positions but she just may hold on that spot as she's been extremely busy lately. This ultra fabulous set of pics is from the August edition of UTB, that first pic says 'Amazin Kazumi' which is one of the truer statements I've ever heard.
Hinako is another member who has been a bit too quiet recently, she was supposed to have her first photobook released this month but for some reason it never happened. Perhaps it'll happen next month as she'll be turning 21 on the 17th, set here is from the August issue of Zipper.
Last spread is a group one and it's for the members who have had a photobook released this year. All of them hit #1 on the Oricon charts, may be the last time we see Nanami in a mag and this small set is from the June issue of Dime.
Mai has been a host of the "Umazu Kingdom" show since 2013, it used to be titled "Uma Love" but changed it's name in January. It airs on Saturdays, these are pics from yesterday's show and doesn't she look better than ever?!
Nanase has been an exclusive model for the Non-no magazine for over three years now. Every issue she has quite a big spread but the mag also has an Instagram site where they have many pics of their models. Nanase has hundreds there and will be posting many of them as time goes on and these are from a few months back. After the pics have a short promo video for their August issue though it's not a solo video.