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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Nogizaka46: A little bit of this and that for 2018 #5(?)....



 Sigh, slipping in my old age as I completely forgot about someone turning a year older yesterday, even the cake I hurriedly baked for her doesn't appear to have raised her spirits. Of course it's Hinako I'm referring to and to be honest these days it's been easy to forget about her as she's nowhere to be found. Yesterday she did her first blog entry since April(!), at one time she was among the best in Nogi for doing entries.
 Will have another Zodiac post coming up next week and perhaps I'll have a separate one for Nogi. Besides Hinako another member is turning a year older on Friday plus there's at least four gals who celebrate a birthday in August, will try to think of some sort of post to do for the honorees.



 No news for the Nogi's 21st single today, if you need info for it check out yesterday's group post for the covers and lineup. As with most singles we should be seeing so much more of the members in the upcoming weeks promoting the single in mag spreads, interviews, company tie-ins and naturally some cards such as these new ones.










 Am planning on getting my repaired laptop back this Friday so there may not be many posts for the next few days as it does take time setting up a new system. But there will be plenty of posts coming up and there will be more of a variety of things as I've kind of neglected Japanese and Korean actresses the past few months. First on the list of posts to do may be another solo one for Miona, these are blog pics with the top two sweltering ones being from a few days ago, whew........





Weren't enough sets for a mag spread post but do have a few new ones for today. That birthday I mentioned at the top that is taking place on Friday is for Yuuri who though an Undergirl has been one of my all time fave Nogi members and what an underrated attractive gal she is. Will try to have a solo post for her soon because of the b-day and these tremendous pics are from a new Flash special edition called 'Best of Early Summer', this set deserved more than five pages.






 Asuka is the center for the new single, her other time manning that position was for the "Hadashi de Summer" song from 2016 and don't think any single since then has topped that one. She has two spreads for today, small one with five pics is from the July issue of Sweet. Following them is a rather big set that's from edition #44 of UTB+.

















 On July 10th four members were at an event for Cup Star noodles, a new brand from the company will be a tie-in with the new single. In attendance was Nanase and have posted some of her pics in two recent solo posts, also there were Asuka and Sayuri. Mai was the fourth member at the event and was just reading in some news that came out today that she'll be absent from four of Nogi's remaining eight concerts on their Summer tour.
 Still no word on Mai's graduation, so many fans including me wouldn't be surprised if she announced her departure at the tour's final concert. There's supposed to be some CM's for the soup coming out tomorrow so will try to have them in the next group post. No PV is out for their 21st single "Jikochuu de Ikou!" but after the pics from last week's event check out a radio rip of the tune which should stay up on YT.












































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