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Nogizaka46 member Hashimoto Nanami to retire from the entertainment industry

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Hashimoto Nanami (23) was one of the more recognized members of Nogizaka46.  And Hashimoto has declared her intention to not just graduate from Nogizaka46 but to end activities in the entertainment industry.

Hashimoto said that she would like to study English, to study for a career and also to fall in love and get married.

Nanami’s final graduation date will be on February 20, 2017.  And on November 9th, Hashimoto Nanami will be the center for the Nogizaka46 single “Sayonara no Imi”.

We wish Nanami all the best!!!

Nogizaka46’s Nishino Nanase to release second photobook

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Nogizaka46 member Nishino Nanase will be releasing her second photobook “Kaze wo Kigaete” from Shueisha on September 27th.

The photobook was shot in Malta and Italy.

Sadamoto Yoshiyuki does an illustration of Nogizaka46

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We know that members of Nogizaka46 are hardcore anime and manga fans, but how cool is it to have a legendary illustrator do an illustration of the group?

The following is a Nogizaka46 illustration from Sadamoto Yoshiyuki, character designer of “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, “.Hack”, “Summer Wars”, “Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honneamise”, “Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water”, etc.

Nogizaka46 4th Anniversary online viewership numbers is amazing!

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Nogizaka46’s 4th anniversary of 46 hours of continuous streaming online has been a success.

With Showroom receiving high viewership of nearly 150,000 and Nico Nico receiving over 660,000 and the fact that the anniversary was free to the public worldwide, has been an amazing way to promote the group.

Nogizaka46 4th year anniversary to be simulcast on six online video sites on February 20-22

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Nogizaka46 4th year anniversary will feature 46 hours of content to be featured on six different online channels: Ameba Fresh!, Showroom, niconico Douga, YouTube, Rakuten Showtime and Sukapa! On Demand. It begins on February 20th through February 22nd.

Nogizaka46, Keyakizaka46, Denpagumi Inc., Little Glee Monster among those to perform at Zip! Fes 2016

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Zip! Fes. 2016 on March 29th will kick off with Keyakizaka46 (Nogizaka46 sister group), Ieri Leo, Sonar Pocket, Daisuke and Super Express.

March 30th will feature Little Glee Monster, Denpagumi Inc., Keytalk and Funky Kato.

March 31st, Silent Siren, SPYAIR, Nogizaka46 and Team Syachihoko.

For more information, please click here.

Fukagawa Mai to graduate from Nogizaka46

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Fukagawa Mai (24) who is the oldest member of the idol group Nogizaka46 announced her graduation.

Mai will be continuing her activity through the 14th single which will be released on March 23rd.

While her graduation date has not been announced, final activities and handshake schedule are yet undecided.

Netizens reach to AKB48, SKE48, Nogizaka46 and Arashi dominating the singles charts on Twitter

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Netizens commented on their displeasure of the singles ratings featured on CDJAPAN.

AKB48 and Nogizaka46 dominated the singles charts for 2015 but for non-idol fans, to see AKB48, SKE48, Nogizaka46 and Arashi dominating the charts may have been too much for them.

As for the album charts, Arashi took the #1 spot ahead of Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE and Dreams Come True’s best album coming third.