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Friday, July 3, 2020

Nogizaka46: A little bit of this and that for 2020 #17....



 There's seven posts for a Korean drama after this one which I fully know won't be too viewed/liked so to ease the pain have a terrific Nogi post and surprised at how much is in this. Have only been doing about a post a day lately but at least there's been that one and haven't been taking any breaks, hope to increase that pace which I think can happen. The first post of the month may be the top one for July that featured a photobook for a fave Keya member.
 In it mentioned how I would be doing a post every other Wednesday featuring a superb Idol PB, have four which will take us to the end of August. But of course if any others come along will be having posts for those books too. Three of the photobooks are for Nogi members, one is for a huge NMB fave and to me could be the best of the quartet. Began off this post will some sparkling Miona pics from her second PB, will have the scans for those in August. Of course it contained some A+ pics but in all honesty preferred her first book. Up next will be the one for Yuki's second photobook which finally dropped out of the top ten this week for sales. Should have that post on the 15th but then again if it's a slow period may be a few days earlier than that.



 Another Nogi thing to look forward to(hopefully) are some posts for their '46 Hour Nogi' show marathon that aired two weekends ago. Beam Subs is subbing individual segments, five to date have been completed but so far there's only been one huge fave whose segment was subbed. Would like to have two of them in one post and up first will be Hinako's which many should enjoy. Her segment was close to fourteen minutes in length and as you can tell she was playing a solo online game. Will have a recap for that as soon as another segment with a member I like is subbed. Top two are new from her blog, lately those shirts are just fitting her a bit too tightly....











 Do have a wide variety of things for today, once again not many new mag spreads which has been the case for over a month but plenty of other goodies. Last Nogi group post mainly had many pics from last Saturday's first 'Tokyo Virtual Runway' fashion show which was a bit disappointing. Least it was good to see some faves live' who were this sextet.



 Not promoting the place but Nogi's online store has some brand new Baseball uniforms and is also holding a special lottery for July, sure sales of their artifacts has taken a bit of a hit. Not sure what you can win in the lottery but bet it's not a date with a fave member....







 Oooops, as usual almost overlooked mentioning something. As some fans may have seen did a solo post two days ago for Minami, she's part of a trio of members who are in my top five but rarely get solo posts. So that trio will be having some 'greatest hits' pics from the first half of the year along with some hopefully new pics and news. One of that threesome is Hinako who has been my #1 Nogi member for over a year now. So besides that post for her TV special will be having another with what was just mentioned. To top it off will have both posts around the 17th as on that day she'll be hitting the elderly age of 24!!!! Really hope there's some new things for that b-day post, looks like she's getting ready for it or perhaps for Nao's special surprise party.... sigh.....


 Ah, sigh again and again and.....

 One person seldom heard from these days or at least in these group posts is Erika. She's always been in the lower half of my top ten fave members and had she more solo posts then perhaps a top five position would have been within reach. Over the years Erika has appeared in so many musical stage plays but of course events like that were put on hold for a while. But Erika will be appearing in a pair of special plays put on by TOHO Musical Lab called "Happily Ever After" and "Call". The play will begin on July 11th and it'll be streamed live on EPlus who happen to be a fairly large company that produces many plays. Here's some fine and dandy pics from an event held to promote the plays and of course there was no audience.

**** As I was writing that paragraph just couldn't take my eyes off the above GIF....















 How about a few more Erika pics and these are older promo cards for the group's 'NogiKoi' app game. These hadn't been posted before, had stopped with these cards but may as well keep including them to make these semi-huge posts a bit massive.

















 Those bottom eight pics are of Kana who I try to have in these posts but it's not always possible. She'll be turning 26 on August 6th and she's one of only ten first generation members left, nine once Mai ever decides to leave and there's been zero to post about her lately. Kana is in the bottom few pics which is a group spread for the August issue of Brody.









 Of course in those bottom pics with her is the other Mai who is one of the trio that will be having a 'greatest hits' post for the first half of the year. She must average about ten or more pics in these group posts and have some beyond perfect new pics from the Oggi site.








 Yuki is becoming one of Nogi's most popular members and she's a real easy gal to like and root for. She'll be appearing in her first film which is titled "Grand Blue", it was supposed to come out on May 29th but the release date was pushed back to August 7th. That means we'll be seeing much more of Yuki in spreads or doing interviews promoting the movie. Here's a small batch of pics from the '7Net' site for the movie plus have a link here to the interview: Yuki Interview






 Plus as mentioned at the top will have the pics from Yuki's second photobook coming up within two weeks. Will end off with this post's only solo spread, of course it features Yuki who appears in more mags than any other member and this set is from the July 16th issue of Young Jump. After the pics have a trailer for the "Grand Blue" film which appears to be more of a 'guy movie'.