Saturday, June 23, 2012

Nogizaka46 chooses senbatsu members for their 3rd single

Nogizaka46 will be releasing their 3rd single on August 22nd and they have just announced their senbatsu members through their TV Tokyo show “Nogizaka tte, Doko?

The formation for the senbatsu members has also changed since the previous two singles. In the previous singles Ikoma Rina stood as center, three girls were in the front row, four in the middle row and nine in the back row. This time there will be four girls in the front row and six in the middle and back rows.

This time, Ito Marika, Fukagawa Mai, and Wakatsuki Yumi will be entering the senbatsu for the first time. The Seven Deities (members who will be featured in the media and in the front) have also changed; Ikuta Erika and Hoshino Minami have returned for the first time since their debut single “Guruguru Curtain”. This will also be the first time for Nishino Nanase to be part of the Seven Deities. The front four girls will be Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Hoshino Minami, and Sakurai Reika.

Also, Sakurai Reika has been holding the place of temporary captain, but she has now been officially promoted to captain.

The title and details of the third single will be announced at a later date.

[Nogizaka46 3rd Single Senbatsu Members]
Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Hoshino Minami, Hashimoto Nanami, Shiraishi Mai, Matsumura Sayuri, Nishino Nanase, Ichiki Rena, Ito Marika, Inoue Sayuri, Saito Yuuri, Sakurai Reika, Takayama Kazumi, Nakada Kana, Fukagawa Mai, Wakatsuki Yumi

[The Seven Deities]
Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Hoshino Minami, Hashimoto Nanami, Shiraishi Mai, Matsumura Sayuri, Nishino Nanase

Sakurai Reika

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nogizaka46 3rd Single Senbatsu Announced + Sakurai Reika Official Captain

Today at Nogizaka46's variety show Nogizaka Katte, Doko they announced the senbatsu for their 3rd single which will be released on 22nd August. Along with the senbatsu announcement, Sakurai Reika was appointed as the captain official as in no longer just a temporary captain. Also the centers for this single is same [Guruguru Curtain], Ikuta, Ikoma and Hoshino.

The senbatsu members are (listed on the basis of their position and name called out)
Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Hoshino Minami, Sakurai Reika, Nakada Kana, Hashimoto Nanami, Shiraishi Mai, Matsumura Sayuri, Nishino Nanase, Takayama Kazumi, Saito Yuuri, Wakatsuki Yumi, Inoue Sayuri Ichiki Rena, Itou Mariko, Fukagawa Mai

Nogizaka's Shichi Fukujin (Lit. Seven Deities of Good Luck/Nogizaka's Kami7): Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Hoshino Minami, Nishino Nanase, Hashimoto Nanami, Shiraishi Mai, Matsumura Sayuri

In (Senbatsu): Itou Mariko, Fukagawa Mai and Wakatsuki Yumi.
Out (Senbatsu): Miyazawa Seira, Hatanaka Seira, Iwase Yumiko

In (Shichi Fukujin): Hoshino Minami, Nishino Nanase, Ikuta Erika
Out (Shichi Fukujin): Sakurai Reika, Nakada Kana, Takayama Kazumi

Sashihara Rino officially moved to HKT48 with her own special category

Sashihara Rino has ‘officially’ been moved to HKT48. The staff has removed her profile from AKB48’s “Team A” category and it has been added to the HKT48 official member page. However, she is currently not under “Team H” or “ Research Student ”, she has a special category all to herself; “Team Undecided”.
Lastly, Sashihara has not been completely removed from AKB48’s homepage. Instead she has been moved to the bottom, below the research students under “HKT48”. Fans are unsure if this means she will be participating in the Tokyo Dome concert with AKB48 or if staff just wanted to keep her on AKB48’s page in some way.

NMB48 promotes Super Coolbiz at fashion show

On June 18th, NMB48 members Yamamoto Sayaka (18) and Watanabe Miyuki (18) went to a Kobe department store for a ‘Super Coolbiz‘ PR event. Coolbiz is a government campaign to get people to wear lighter clothing during the summer and thus conserve energy by having their air conditioners on temperatures that aren’t too low.

The two members of NMB48 are often wearing mini-skirts on stage, but at the event, they participated in a fashion show showing off some very breathable pants that were made to be easy to move around in.

Yamamoto commented, “We don’t normally wear clothes like this.
Before the fashion show, there was a talk event where they introduced a scarf soaked in water. Watanabe showed her surprise, “It’s really cool and refreshing.