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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sakura Miyawaki: A little of this and that....

 Think everyone needed a break from Keya posts, Sakura seemed like a good choice as so many here really like her. Thought this was going to be a huge post with five mag spreads, then discovered I had posted two of them a few weeks ago but there's still quite a few pics for today.

 HKT is scheduled to release their tenth single on August 2nd, there's no title for it yet. Wouldn't be surprised if the date changes as a week later Nogi will be releasing their 18th single, not a wise decision going head to head with them. But then again noticed that HKT sells 85+% of their singles in it's first week out, seems most groups are like that.
 Many times Sakura has been the center for an AKB single but for some reason not as often with HKT though she'll be in the front row. HKT has to be the one of most consistent J-Pop groups of all time as their first eight singles all hit #1 and sold between 300-350,000 copies. However their ninth single "Bagutte Iijan" which came out in February has only sold 268,000 copies to date.
 What I think really prevents the group from becoming more popular than they are is that they only release two singles a year, most groups including AKB or Nogi have 3-4+ a year. That could be why they haven't had an album yet, even though they've been around for five years they don't have as many songs as you would expect.
 Sakura has an Instragram/Twitter account, someone may keep the latter one updated for her. Up until June she had been posting many pics but has really slowed down the last month. Said for over a year that Sakura will still look fifteen when she's 25 but have to admit she's looking much older recently.

 Plenty of fine looking AKB/HKT cards for this year. Following the cards are Sakura's pics from the 2017 AKB Senbatsu book.

 Above are the sixteen Senbatsu member's results from the last election. Sakura finished in the fourth position which is her highest spot yet, in her six elections she's gone all the way from 47th to fourth which is very impressive, wonder if she has what it takes to be #1?
 Just the two mag spreads for today, as mentioned above didn't realize that a few had already been posted. Superb set of Sakura pics here from the June 26th edition of Young Magazine.

 Sakura does grace the cover of so many magazines. She has the honor again in this brand new spread which is from the July 17th issue of Big Comic Spirits.

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