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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Keyakizaka46: The 'Neru Nagahama post' #1- 2017 magazine scans



 Have thought that Neru was one of the more popular Keya members and with the amount of magazines she appears in I'm probably correct for a change. Through six episodes of the 'Tokuyama' drama Neru's character is one of the best ones as she's been so dark and mysterious. Many of her fellow Keya students think she may have committed a murder though I don't think she's guilty.
 Neru looks a bit young, actually she is but will be turning 19 in September. She's not an official first generation member but was added to the group before they released their first single. She may have been part of the first generation but she had to miss the final audition, must have impressed everyone enough though as she joined the group three months later.


 Her fave Nogi member is one most wouldn't choose who is Marika Ito, I like that selection as she's also one of my fave members. For Neru's next post will have a bit more variety but she's appeared in so many mags these last few months decided to devote this whole post to them. First off was a group spread from the May issue of Nikkei Entertainment but just have her solo pics.






 These are from the April issue of Brody.







 Like all of the other Keya members Neru's spreads for now are a bit conservative though she does look quite kawaii in the pics. Once they get a bit older or start releasing photobooks sure the spreads will be a bit juicier, this set is from volume 37 of UTB+.






 May have to have another post just for Neru's 2017 mag spreads as there's so many of them, these are from the April edition of BLT Graph.







 Every Spring BLT has a special issue for those Idols which are graduating from high school. Neru was in this year's edition and here are the pics from it along with a short promo video.



















Airi Suzuki: Even many more recent happenings....




 Lack of C-ute group posts this last month but certainly not a lack of them for Airi as this is her fourth post in the last month. Though the group is disbanding on June 12th that date won't be the last we see of Airi she's easily the most active and popular member of C-ute. Curious on whether she's going to continue her musical career, I've always thought she's one of the best vocalists in J-Pop. That above video is of the group performing a shorter version of "Kiss Me Aishiteru" on the 22nd at Buono's final concert, they also did "The Curtain Rises" at the show.


 More about that Buono concert below. C-ute has been doing so many concerts lately as they're trying to squeeze as many in before their breakup which takes place in twenty days. However there have been a few other new happenings with the group and hopefully Friday can have a post for them.
 Will also be having another post this week for Airi as she's been one extremely busy gal these days, actually she's always been busy but even more so lately. She's been an exclusive Ray model for over two years now and she'll be on the cover of their July issue.


 Hope to have the spread for her next post plus C-ute has also been in two recent mags. Airi has just released another photobook which is titled "Airimania", it came out today. It's not your usual PB but more of a personal style book, here's some interview pics she did for it with Modelpress.












 In the interview Airi was talking about how she's not overly popular with the male fans(must have forgotten about me) but thinks she's extremely popular with the female fans of C-ute. That could be accurate and there are many Idols in other groups who seem to be popular with the females much more than the males.
 The "Airimania" book was released today and Airi had a hand shaking event for it at the Tsutuya bookstore in Shibuya. The event just happened a little while ago so there aren't many pics of it yet nor a video so will have more on the event in her next post. First pic is the book's cover along with a few promo ones for the PB followed by some from today's event.




















 Buono is a group I admit not knowing enough about, no real reason for that as just about every song I've heard from them has been good. They've been in sort of a state of limbo since 2012 though last year the group released a new single which was quite superb and headlined a few concerts.
 C-ute isn't the only group Airi is in that's disbanding as Buono has officially called it quits and they held their final concert on May 22nd at the Yokohama arena. Plenty of fine looking pics from their last show here and will have more in Airi's next post. After the pics check out the group performing "Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!" from the final concert, most of the show is on YT.