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Monday, November 29, 2021

Keyakizaka46: Minami Koike's resplendent "Seishun no Binzume" photobook scans....

 


 Usually take the last day of a month off and seeing that's what tomorrow is won't be any new ones to view then but there's been more posts the last ten days than at any time this year. Once you do the first post for a month the list of the following month's posts get 'hidden', no big deal but if you didn't know how to look for them thought it'd be better to leave the final posts of a month in the spotlight for an extra day. November turned out to be a decent month for posts considering the keyboard problems I was having until ten days ago, it also set a record for views from everyone so thanks for that. December could be the busiest month of the year for posts so a day off to work on things will be helpful, have twelve more positions to go on the faves list plus there will be about ten more photobook posts.

 That top pic is one of my top ten ever for a '46' member and have often led a post off with it. But in such an oddity it's actually an outtake pic and was never in the book, kind of baffles me why it wasn't. Another oddity is that this was the last Keya photobook for 22 months! Most were very solid sellers and though there was a gap between singles why was there one with books and has it started again? That latest photobook came out almost four months ago, it's sold over 85,000 copies which these days is a decent amount but there's been no word on any others. What I would love to see is a few Keya members have a second PB, to me every one has been superb and perhaps even better than Nogi books though Keya ones aren't as revealing but that second pic....



 Don't know if anyone else agrees but to me Minami has been the cutest member of any '46' group. Hard to call her kawaii these days as Minami did turn 23 on November 14th, did do a birthday post back then for her. Most Keya books sell extremely well but this one had just so-so sales figures. In it's fist week it topped the charts selling about 18,700 copies but the total sold to date is just a little below 30,000. That's not too high but it does beat any books save for one from a AKB/NMB/SKE member the past three years. Minami did get a nice trip out of it as she spent a week in Shanghai for the photo shoot, this PB was released on September 25, 2019. Let's get to the pics which total 113 and think it's the biggest book of any Keya member. Minami does look so fabulous but perhaps a few more pics like the ones above would have helped sales out a bit. Title roughly means Bottling of Youth and of course there's the mandatory brushing teeth pics!!!!