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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nogizaka46: A little of this and that for 2017 #26....

 No more talk on the member selection for Nogi's 18th single for a while. Actually one thing I didn't mention in the post with most of the details were the ages of the new centers. Many, including myself, wanted to see a change at center but wish they didn't choose a pair of gals who are seventeen. there's plenty of deserving members who are between 20-25.
 Think when you get older the groups or Idols you enjoy should also be getting older, those two third generation members could have easily been worked in to eventually become centers. The hosts for the 'Nogi Under Construction' show are the Bananaman duo and they asked a good question during the selection show. They were wondering how the selections would have been if Mai F. and Nanami were still with the group?

 Nogi's third album is titled "Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume", first three weeks out it was in Oricon's top ten and finished number one it's first week out. Sales have decreased the last two weeks, in it's fifth week out the album sold 3,200 copies to rank #21. But the total is getting close to 400,000 sold which as in every Nogi release is a new record for the group.

 Last couple weeks have been slow ones for the group or at least them doing activities we know of. That will be changing very soon as the new single is coming out in less than a month plus they'll be performing eight concerts in August. Also for the first time Nogi will be at the 'Tokyo Idol Fest', it's actually the third generation members who will be there and their concert is on August 6th.

 Pair of new mag spreads today and the two combine for 25 pics. When Nogi appears at these special fashion shows to perform and take a stroll down the catwalk Miona never joins the seven or more members who do take a walk. Don't think she's been affiliated with any magazine but she's appeared in the ar mag quite a few times recently with fairly big spreads. If they sign her up that means she can be a model at the shows, hard to believe no mag has her for an exclusive model and these here are from the August edition of ar.

 Reika is Nogi's captain which probably guarantees her a Senbatsu spot for every single. I've liked her for a long time but seems management may not share those thoughts as she keeps slipping back and she'll be in the third row for the upcoming single. Lack of solo spreads for her lately but this is a fine set here from volume four of Kadokawa.

 Know many of you enjoy cards and here are some for July featuring Asuka and Ranze who unfairly was demoted for the next single.

 Nanase has such a huge collection of pics at Non-no's Instagram site. Have posted well over a hundred I bet by now and sure none of you get tired of looking at new ones.

 Actually the above pics are new for here but came out at the end of May. Nanase has the lead role of Asahi in the film "Asahinagu" that's coming out on September 22nd. There's at least ten other members in the film so it could be classified as Nogi's first official movie. Here's a new poster for it along with a new trailer that came out two days ago.


  1. Reika has been my fave since the first day i found out about Nogi and will always be my fave. She's a bit quiet lately, she has the learn korean show(forgot the name) but watched 3 eps then gave up coz c'mon 'learning Korean from a Japanese show'? My Japanese already sucks

  2. Show is called "TV de Hangul koza" and know what you mean by having her teach you Korean. She was my first fave Nogi member but has slipped over the years on my rankings. Not her fault at all as so many members have surpassed her due to being pushed more by management. Seemed her roles on their two variety shows were much bigger years ago versus these days so she had been much more noticeable. Least she was able to have a PB and she looks like dynamite in the pcs I've seen from it.