Can't say that I'm fan yet of the new single but am one for these new uniforms which look mighty superb. Though not the same they remind me a bit of some of their older uniforms which were often colorful such as "Natsu no Free and Easy" and "Girls Rule".
This event took place on July 25th at the Katayanagi Arena in Tokyo. There's a national competition each year from all of the prefectures, think it's for finding out who the smartest students and schools are. This event was a preliminary one for the Kanto region and close to 3,600 students attended the event, at it they were allowed to use Smartphones which doesn't seem right.
Nogi was appointed semi-ambassadors of the competition, they'll also be attending other events like this one across the country and think the finals will be broadcast live on September 1st. At the event Nogi performed four older songs such as "Oide Shampoo" and "Hadashi de Summer". However they didn't do the new single as I noticed the two centers Momoko and Yuuki weren't in attendance.
Wonder how the members would do in a competition like this one, perhaps that'd be a good idea for a 'Bingo!' or 'Construction' show. As far as members go may place my $$ on Chiharu and Misa to be the smartest. Plenty of fine looking pics here from the event though as usual there's no video for it. However many members have been hosting 'Showroom' recently and if you go to YT you'll find plenty of new episodes there.