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Friday, April 13, 2018

NMB48: Magazine scans #4....





 There's two good live versions of NMB's latest single "Yokubomono" on YT but sadly the embedding feature is disabled for both. So at the top have another song off the single which is "Good Timing", I think the song is fairly good and the single overall is NMB's strongest one in a few years. The live version was going to be from Miori's graduation concert though she still has one stage performance to go.
 Always have liked Miori since her AKB days though there's always been very little to post about her. She does have her first photobook coming out next month so perhaps will be able to do at least one post for her. Of course the "Yokubomono" single hit #1 on the charts, it was released on April 4th and first week sales were 193,700 copies sold. It's actually not an impressive number, all seventeen singles up until now had sold at least 218,000 in their first week while most of them sold well over 300,000 copies.



 Going a year between singles has really hurt the group, hopefully they'll have at least two more this year to regain some momentum but losing some popular members is another thing that has hurt NMB. On to some new mag spreads and have had four of these posts in the last month and all of the sets have been tremendous. Makes you curious why their sales have dropped so rapidly especially when they have someone like Sayaka who is so popular. She starts off today's sets with this small spread from the March issue of Smart, Sayaka had the cover yet she only had four pages?





 Group set up next which is from the April 17th edition of Flash.








 Up next is a pair you rarely see in magazines, first time they've been included in a post. Mao Mita is one of the two, she has the first solo pic which is the second one. She looks pretty darn good and she'll be turning 23(!) this year. Joining her in the set is Rurina Nishizawa who is a member I know little about, she was born on July 27, 1999. July 27th is a common date here as three of my bigger faves were also born on that day. This spread is from the May edition of Entame with the bottom pics being superb bonus ones.












 Final set of pics isn't a mag spread are but from the Young Champion site. Weeks after a mag is released they have many outtake pics at their site, these are new ones featuring everyone's current fave member who naturally is Miru and still no word on her photobook. 😠















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