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  • Nogizaka46 to launch a new project, starts group Instagram account

    August 16, 2019 @ 3:06 am

    Nogizaka46 have announced that they would be launching a new project.On August 14, an announcement movie played during the group's Osaka concert of their tour 'Nogizaka46 Manatsu no Zenkoku Tour 2019.' In the movie, starring members Shiraishi Mai, Saito Asuka, Matsumura Sayuri, Hori Miona, and Yamashita Mizuki, the narrator states, "A new challenge in which the members will devote themselves over an extended period of time is about to begin."

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  • Akimoto Manatsu to be the next captain of Nogizaka46

    August 15, 2019 @ 3:10 am

    It's been revealed that Akimoto Manatsu will be the next captain of Nogizaka46. This was announced on August 14 during the group's Osaka stop of their nationwide tour 'Nogizaka46 Manatsu no Zenkoku Tour 2019.' Akimoto shed tears as the crowd broke out in a loud applause. She bowed and said, "I didn't think I would be welcomed like this to become the next captain. Taking over the group that Reika has led until now, I hope to create a group th

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  • Endo Sakura sheds tears in Nogizaka46's PV for 'Yoake made Tsuyogaranakute mo Ii'

    August 9, 2019 @ 2:56 am

    The PV for Nogizaka46's new single "Yoake made Tsuyogaranakute mo Ii" (September 4 release) has been revealed.  Directed by Maruyama Takeshi, the video was shot with the theme "girls secretly have conflicts within their hearts and have worries that they can't tell anybody." The shoot for the image scenes took place at a studio in Tokyo and Tochigi Prefecture's Ashikaga City, while the shoot for the dance scenes were held in Otemachi, Tokyo.

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  • Nogizaka46 becomes first Japanese artist to hold 2-day live at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai

    July 23, 2019 @ 3:14 am

    Nogizaka46 will hold a two-day live on October 25 and 26 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. The group held their first overseas concert at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena last December. They will become the first Japanese artist to hold a two-day live at the venue.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Senbatsu members for Nogizaka46's 24th single announced

    July 16, 2019 @ 3:19 am

    The senbatsu members for Nogizaka46's 24th single (currently untitled), slated for release on September 4, have been announced. There will be 18 members singing the title track, and fourth generation student Endo Sakura will serve as center for her first time entering the senbatsu. Check out the names of the 18 senbatsu members below.  Third row: Umezawa Minami / Kitano Hinako / Akimoto Manatsu / Kubo Shiori / Takayama Kazumi / Hoshino

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  • Nogizaka46 captain Sakurai Reika announces graduation

    July 9, 2019 @ 3:05 am

    Nogizaka46's Sakurai Reika will graduate from the group after wrapping up their nationwide tour 'Nogizaka46 Manatsu no Zenkoku Tour 2019' on September 1 at Meiji Jingu Stadium (Tokyo). On her blog, Sakurai wrote, "These past few years there have been an increase in graduating members. Watching them work hard in their respective fields, I felt that I should soon create a new milestone beyond Nogizaka46." She expressed, "For the group to grow mo

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  • Former Nogizaka46's Saito Yuuri opens Instagram account

    July 5, 2019 @ 3:09 am

    Former Nogizaka46 member Saito Yuuri has opened an Instagram account (@yuuri_3ito). Saito's activities in Nogizaka46 ended on June 30. In her first posts, she is promoting her first photo book '7-byou no Shiawase.' She plans to keep fans updated about her upcoming works as well as her private life through the account. Source & Image: Model Press

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  • Nogizaka46's 24th single to be released in September

    July 4, 2019 @ 2:58 am

    Nogizaka46's new single (currently untitled) will be released on September 4.The group's 24th single comes about three months since their last single "Sing Out!" was released. It will be available for purchase in four limited editions and a regular edition. The title, track list, and other details will be revealed at a later date.Source & Image: natalie

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  • First artist line up for 'FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri' announced

    June 26, 2019 @ 3:07 am

    The first artist line up for Fuji TV's 'FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri,' which will air on July 24 from 7:00 pm, has been announced.The first line up includes 21 artists who are IZ*ONE, Arashi, Kis-My-Ft2, KinKi Kids, Kuraki Mai, Kon Natsumi, Shibasaki Kou, Johnny's WEST,SixTONES, Takarazuka Revue Yuki-gumi, DA PUMP, Nakamura Tomoya & Kinoshita Haruka, Niizuma Seiko, Nogizaka46, Hinatazaka46, Blast! : Music of Disney 2019, Hey! Say! JUMP, Mickey Mous

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  • Former Nogizaka46's Hatanaka Seira gives birth to 1st child

    June 7, 2019 @ 2:58 am

    On June 5, former Nogizaka46 member Hatanaka Seira updated her blog announcing the birth of her first child. Hatanaka announced, "On June 3 at 7:08 pm, I gave birth to a healthy baby girl weighing 3,962 grams (8lbs 11oz) and measuring 54.5 cms (about 21 inches) long. She was so much bigger than expected that even the doctors told me that it was tough. It was a very long and difficult labor." She revealed that her husband was besid

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