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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nogizaka46: 2018 Magazine scans #19 and much more....



 That's a fine looking pair and what a shame it is we'll never see them together again but do have many pics today for the still active member. Nogi's 22nd single will be coming out in six days and am surprised at how few mag spreads there have been for it, the group has also appeared at just one event the past few weeks as there must not be many tie-ins for the single.
 Perhaps their popularity level is so sky high they don't need to promote them as much these days, with it being Nanase's final single with the group bet it'll easily be their biggest seller of all. Title for the A-side is "Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitaku Naru" which is too long to keep typing out. Release date for it is almost two years to the day Nanami's graduation single came out, let's hope 2019 doesn't continue this rash of first generation departures though sure a few more will be leaving.



 In some really good news there's a photobook coming out on December 12th and it's been a while since a member has had one. This new new PB will be the first for Sayuri I. and am glad she's getting a turn in the spotlight. Have never done a solo post for her but bet with the book coming out will be able to have a pair of them for her. Probably won't contain a huge amount of gravure pics as the PB was shot in Switzerland but least the pics were taken during the Summer.



 The Nogi member I want to see have a PB more than anyone else is Yuuri, she's a first generation member who is finally becoming a bit more popular and for the second single in a row she'll be a Senbatsu member. First two pics are older ones but have some of her from the With Online site which are some outtake pics from a photo session featuring a trio of members.











 A requirement for all Nogi group posts is to have some Miona pics and luckily she has a mag spread too. She's also the co-host of the 'Recomen' radio show which airs Wednesday nights, have some pics from the last two weeks in October along with some recent ones from her blog.













 On to the mag spreads and as mentioned am a bit shocked there haven't been about five times as many these last few weeks. The third generation member Mizuki has really become one of Nogi's most popular gals and she'll be in the front row for the new single. Figured she'd quickly become so popular as watching her older variety shows when she first joined you knew she had what it took to become a popular Idol, first set is from the November 5th issue of Young Magazine.









 Have a pair of Yuuri mag spreads which is rare and what's even more rare is that someone was the cover girl for Weekly Ascii two weeks in a row. These are from their October 9th and 16th issues.










 Team captain Reika is a member who we don't see too much of and have a feeling she'll be one of the gals to depart in 2019. Though she's still their captain seems her status and popularity have eroded over the years and these days Reika's usually in the back row of a single such as their new one. This spread here is from volume six of Platinum Flash.










 Final spread is also from the same Platinum Flash issue. It features Miona who is so close to being my fave member and am still unsure if there will be a top ten members list this year.











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