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Friday, April 6, 2018

Nogizaka46: A little bit of this and that for 2018 #2....


 Hard to believe this is just the second 'a little bit of this and that for 2018' post, definitely have slowed down on Nogi group posts and so much had to have the members wish everyone a Happy New Year again. But the solo posts have really increased this year, these days prefer posting about my fave members and think those have turned out well as they've all been quite popular.
 Coming up will go back in time or at least to the date when the world of J-Pop changed for the worst. Nogi's '5th Birthday Party Live' is finally out on DVD, it was a three day affair. But all of us are only concerned with the first show which took place on February 20th as that was Nanami's farewell concert. I still haven't recovered from the shock though Nogi has become even more popular since then, wonder if there was a connection?



 So will be working on a few posts for the event, that is if my keyboard doesn't short circuit because of the tears. Nanami isn't my #1 Idol of all time but bet she would have been in the running had she stayed with Nogi another few years, need to dry off my keyboard before continuing....




 On to some less depressing news and Nogi's twentieth single will be coming out on April 25th. "Synchronicity" is the title, last three singles have been official million sellers so don't know why this new one would be any different. Haven't heard the whole tune yet but just short clips from some CM's that are a tie in with the song, will wait until the single is out and can hear the whole song along with the other cuts.
 It's those other cuts I may be more impressed with as the Undergirls have a solo song. Also with a solo song are just the second generation members, then there's another song that just features the first generation members. Few of the Undergirls who have been with Nogi since their inception will be on that song, too many of them have kind of been forgotten about. There will be five versions of the single and these are the covers with the top pic being the Senbatsu lineup.







 Mai will be the center for the single and so many of us are wondering if it'll be her last one with the group? Hope not but all signs are pointing that way but she'll be turning 26 in August so we knew that day was coming soon. Was going to have a post for Mai attending Saturday's 'Tokyo Girls Collection' show but to me she looked, uh, er, not as fabulous as usual to say the least but you can say the same for so many other models at the show.





 On to a pair of mag spreads, just two as I've been having them in the member's solo posts and really only about four of the gals appear in mags on a regular basis. Group set here featuring the the quartet of Kana, Manatsu, Reika and Yumi. These pics are from the Spring edition of Platinum Flash.















 Every issue of Friday Nogi has a small two page spread titled 'Nogi Satsu'. Fourteen pics here which are from the past seven issues working backwards.















 Few Nogi members do a good job at updating their group blogs but the number is way too small, some do an entry once every three months if that often. Some are excellent bloggers and the best one through the years as been Miona who has an entry almost every day with superb pics. Miria also is one who deserves kudos for doing a solid job on it and these pics are from the last week. Nogi has another series of CM's that have just come out for the employment company Baitoru. Don't have one below but instead have a video that is a behind the scenes one for the CM's.














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