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Few tidbits.... have no idea why the background color constantly changes, think Blogger keeps doing it.
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.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Nogizaka46: The 'Mai Shiraishi post' #20- recent.... interview pics(?)
Much different Mai post than usual as there's zero pics from magazine, promo events or cards. It's mainly from some recent interviews and features but there are plenty of fine looking pics. I know that it's tough to keep your eyes off some of Mai's jaw-dropping features but to me she has one of the five prettiest faces around. She could be dressed in a parka and still would look beyond stunning.
The video at the top was from today's Show Biz show where they had a short Nogi feature, Mai makes a live appearance towards the end of it. What that and these new pics are for is that Mai won the Oricon award for having the best selling photobook of the first half of the year, their first half starts in December. In that video you'll see she wasn't the only member with impressive sales figures as Nogi has dominated the Oricon charts so far this year, they also have a second half award.
This is also Mai's 300th post here, she's just the third person to hit that mark and within a few weeks she'll soon be number one for posts. If Mai doesn't leave Nogi for another year or two the 500 mark will easily be topped.
Two more pics above from the "Passport" photobook and that bottom pic is my all time one of Mai. The PB has sold 202,000 copies in just four months and though it's not official think it's the biggest selling Idol book to date. Sales have dropped but it's still selling enough copies where the 250 K mark isn't out of the question.
Plenty of pics from some sites for the award but only two from the Natalie site which are those top two pics. Plenty of pics from Oricon as they're the ones who gave Mai the award but there's no name for it, perhaps name it after her? At the site they had the top ten PB sales for the first half of 2017 and Nogi has six of the top ten. One member has a book coming out this month(hopefully) but with these incredible sales figures maybe we'll see many more in the second half of 2017.
Had many of those pics in Nogi's last post though four of them are new. Also with a special feature for Mai's achievement was Modelpress who tend to have a lot of interviews and other things for the members. After these pics is one final tidbit.
The group has released some new CM's the last few weeks promoting their 'Nogi Koi' app game. Surprised Mai didn't have her own solo video but you can watch the one she's paired up(Nanase) with to promote the game and these two are paired up too often to count.