Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Nogizaka46's 11th Single Senbatsu revealed!

Nogizaka46's 11th Single Senbatsu selection was announced on the January 18th TV Tokyo's, "Nogizakatte, Doko?". The single, which is currently untitled, according to the official website will be released on March 18th, 2015.

Previously, Ikuta Erika served as Nogizaka46's center for the 10th single "Nandome no Aozora ka?", whom after she's returning to the group from her temporary leave due to focus on her study. For the 11th single, it consists of 18 members and 10 "Juu-Fukujin" members different from the last single. The formations are 8-5-5 line up with the two five-membered rows being part of the Juu-Fukujin.

The members include:

(8) Matsumura Sayuri, Sagara Iori, Saitou Asuka, Hori Miona, Itou Marika, Hoshino Minami, Etou Misa, Takayama Kazumi

(5) Wakatsuki Yumi, Akimoto Manatsu, Ikoma Rina, Sakurai Reika, Fukagawa Mai

(5) Matsui Rena, Shiraishi Mai, Nishino Nanase, Hashimoto Nanami, Ikuta Erika

For the 11th Single, Nogizaka46 has chosen Nishino Nanase (20) as their new center. Nishino, whom returned in becoming the center for the 3rd times as in the previous, for the 8th single "Kizuitara Kataomoi" and the 9th single "Natsu no Free&Easy", will be making a comeback to the center position for this single. Both singles which Nishino centered, were smashing hits and sold more than 400,000 copies on the Oricon Charts. She expressed herself and said this is an important single, and although there is a lot of pressure, she want to do her best without running away, she will do her best so that all of her fans, staff and members will believe in her.

In addition, Matsui Rena who held her concurrent position in the group and remained as a member in the same position as she was for "Nandome no Aozora ka?" and "Natsu no Free&Easy". Sagara Iori also enters for the first time as the 3rd 2st gen member to be included in a single's senbatsu, after Hori Miona and Kitano Hinako. While Wakatsuki Yumi replacing Matsumura Sayuri, whom moved to the 3rd row for the Juu-Fukujin position.

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