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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Nogizaka46: The 'Mai Shiraishi post' #34....





 Sure most have noticed there's been a shortage of posts lately. Some of that has to do with my schedule as I am a bit busier these days but also it's been nice to take a break from staring at a computer screen all of the time. Also there haven't been as many activities from my bigger faves recently and they're the ones I'm really just going to be posting about in the future. What that means is if your name is on the right hand side there will be posts for them which includes Keya, NMB and Nogi members as most Idols outside of those groups and SKE don't really appeal to me as much these days.
 There hasn't been a Nogi group post for a long, long time. Prefer doing solo posts for the members but except for two gals no one has been all that busy and do have enough spreads for a pair of posts plus there have been a few other group activities, few of the posts will be very soon.


 Mai has been busy this year but many of her activities don't make for interesting posts. She did just wrap up her first non-Nogi drama but Mai has retired from being an exclusive model for two mags which means she's not's not everywhere like she once was. Least there's been no news about a definite graduation, Nogi's next single will be on August 8th and will that be her swan song?
 Will start off with one group event as on June 26th five members attended a press conference for a new photobook. Title of it is "Nogo Shot volume 1", hope that means there will be a few more of them coming out. The PB consists of six hundred pics that were taken by the members though not sure if all 44(?) took pics whichwere taken in the last eighteen months.















 Have posted quite a few Mai cards so far this year, in a few weeks will have a post compiling the first six months of the year, hopefully can have another solo post this month too. First eight are some oddball ones while the other eight are new ones for the 'Nogi Koi' app game.















 With the exception of a recent Big Comic Spirits set Mai's spreads have become extremely conservative the past year. That's been the case with most Nogi members too except for spreads promoting new photobooks. No complaints from me though as all of the gals look terrific in their pics. This is the only spread for today which is from the July edition of With, Mai is now an exclusive model for them and this is the first time she's appeared in their mag. Next post will have many pics from their site plus her last spread for Larme whcih was also for July.










 Seems someone copied a Mai "Passport" pic for their latest PB.... 😅


 Bet every company in Japan has been lining up the past few years to have Mai promote their product. For the first half of the year she was #1 for appearing in the most CM's and now she's been scooped up by of all things.... a beer company!!!! That's Kirin and can't think of a time when an active Idol has promoted a beer, it's for their lager 'Ice Knot'. There's a bunch of new CM's for the drink, one is at the top of the post while after the pics is a behind the scenes video.









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