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  • SKE48's Matsui Rena thinks that Nogizaka46 is more fashionable

    April 24, 2014 @ 9:56 am

    Fashion magazine ViVi recently held its fashion show "ViVi Night" on April 23 featuring SKE48, Maggie (21), Kawakita Mayuko (22), Yagi Arisa (18) and more. SKE48's Matsui Jurina (17) commented, "We want to work hard and come off 'ViVidly'." When fellow member Matsui Rena (22), who has recently been assigned to be in both SKE48 and Nogizaka46, asked which group is more fashionable, she said that Nogizaka46 is. On the day, it was also announced tha

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  • Nogizaka46's Shiraishi Mai appears at Samantha Thavasa event

    November 30, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    On November 29, idol group Nogizaka46 member Shiraishi Mai (21) made a surprise appearance at an event held at Samantha Thavasa's Omotesando shop. Shiraishi is starring in the brand's CM as a new member of Samantha Muse. When asked about what she planned to do for Christmas this year, she replied, "I want to spend it together with my fellow Nogizaka members.  I would like to eat chicken and other delic

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  • Nogizaka46's Shiraishi Mai throws ceremonial pitch at the Rakuten-Nippon Ham season opening game

    July 10, 2013 @ 3:21 am

    Shiraishi Mai (20), the center of AKB48's rival group Nogizaka46 and a cast member of Fuji TV's horse racing program "Uma Zuki!" (airs Saturdays at 1:50 AM), appeared at the season opening ceremony at Tokyo Dome for the Rakuten Eagles-Nippon Ham Fighters game on July 9. Shiraishi stood at the mound wearing a number 46 Rakuten uniform. She pitched the ball, which hit the ground and bounced a few times. Shiraishi shouted, "Ah," as she jump

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  • Former AKB48 Kenkyuusei Nishikawa Nanami joins Nogizaka46

    May 9, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    On May 8, Nogizaka46 second-generation member Nishikawa Nanami was introduced to the audience during the second half of the Nogizaka46 performance of“16-nin no Principal deux” at the Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo. Nishikawa joined AKB48 in spring of 2009 as an 8th generation kenkyuusei; she was dismissed in July of the same year because, “She took some thoughtless actions that were not suited for an AKB48 kenkyuusei.”  She returned to the e

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  • Nogizaka46's Ando Mikumo to graduate from the group

    April 28, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    It's been announced that Nogizaka46's Ando Mikumo will be graduating from the group. Ando decided to graduate in order to concentrate on her studies. She will part ways with the group after participating in the handshake event for Nogizaka46's 5th single, "Kimi no Na wa Kibou" on April 29th at Yokohama Pacifico, and the special event, "Anata Dake no Tame ni Message, Iwasete Kudasai! -Namagoe Rokuon Kai-', on June 16th. Ando has been a p

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  • Nogizaka46 2nd generation members to be introduced during '16nin no Principal deux'

    April 22, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    It's been revealed that Nogizaka46's 2nd generation members will be introduced during their 2nd stage performance, '16nin no Principal deux', which will be held from May 3rd to the 12th at Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo. Nogizaka46's 2nd generation member audition applications were accepted from December to January, but the results of the auditions haven't been announced yet. More details will be revealed through the group's official website

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  • Shiraishi Mai chosen as the new center for Nogizaka46's upcoming single

    April 21, 2013 @ 4:05 am

    On April 20th, idol group Nogizaka46 held a handshake event for their 5th single "Kimi no Na wa Kibou" at Kyoto Pulse Plaza. During the event, they announced the Senbatsu members for their upcoming 6th single (both title and release date are undecided). It was also announced that Shiraishi Mai has been chosen as the new center for the single, which brought roars and glad shouts from the 7,000 fans attending the event. This will be the f

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 3/11~3/17

    March 20, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Oricon has released their weekly charts for March 11th to the 17th. The results are below. ===== <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Kimi no Na wa Kibou" - Nogizaka46 : 3/13 (242,053) 2. "Ke Sera Sera" - Yamashita Tomohisa : 3/13 (96,961) 3. "Yin Yang/Namida wo Buttobase!!/Oishii Himitsu" - Kuwata Keisuke : 3/13 (68,753) 4. "Calling/Breathless" - Arashi : 3/6 (63,137) 5. "Fire" - SHINee : 3/13 (48,906) (Check out th

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  • Nogizaka46's Shiraishi Mai to become an exclusive model for fashion magazine "Ray"

    March 20, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    Idol group Nogizaka46 member Shiraishi Mai (20) will be an exclusive model for fashion magazine “Ray”.  This is the first exclusive model contract for any Nogizaka46 member.  Shiraishi will appear in the May issue of the magazine which will be available for purchase on March 23. Shiraishi, who is a fashion lover and avid reader of “Ray”, guest-modeled for the magazine three times last year.  During that time, the editorial department was c

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  • Nogizaka46 tops Oricon weekly single chart

    March 19, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    Nogizaka46’s 5th single “Kimi no Na wa Kibou,” which went on sale on March 13, has sold 242,000 copies and grabbed first place on the March 25 Oricon Weekly Single Ranking. This is their fourth consecutive first place ranking which first began with their 2nd single “Oide Shampoo” (went on sale last May.)   This is the first time since their debut that they have sold over 200,000 copies within the first week of a song release; their previo

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