Nogizaka46 2nd Single Senbatsu Members!!!
On March 18th's episode of "Nogizaka Doko?", the new senbatsu selection for Nogizaka46's 2nd single was announced. Their single, which is scheduled to be released on the same date as Rino Sashihara's single [May 2nd], will have three center members. The suspense was mounting as the girls sat together in the same room. Tears streamed down their faces as they waited for the happy or horrible news.
The previous centers for Guru Guru Curtain were Ikoma Rina, Hoshino Minami, and Ikuta Erika. Now, the three centers are Ikoma Rina (no change), Sakurai Reika (captain), and Nakada Kana. Hoshino and Ikuta both being kicked to the curb from center, and front girl position; (IKUCHAN :( )
What leaves many fans in shock is that the #1 girl in popularity, Shiraishi Mai, is not center at all. With her mixi being almost tripled the amount of the face of the group, many fans are curious as to why.
Nogizaka46 2nd Single Senbatsu members
Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Ichiki Rena, Inoue Sayuri, Hatanaka Seira, Miyazawa Seira, Saito Yuri, Sakurai Reika, Shiraishi Mai, Takayama Kazumi, Nakada Kana, Nishino Kanase, Iwase Yumiko, Hashimoto Nanami, Hoshino Minami, Matsumura Sayuri
Top 7 : Fukujin: Sakurai Reika, Ikoma Rina, Takayama Kazumi, Nakada Kana, Matsumura Sayuri, Hashimoto Nanami, Shiraishi Mai
In : Miyazawa Seira, Hatanaka Seira, Iwase Yumiko
Out : Noujou Ami, Saito Asuka, Kawamura Mahiro
Shiraishi Mai (白石麻衣) / Maiyan (まいやん) / 20-Aug-92
Hashimoto Nanami (橋本奈々未) / Nanamin (ななみん) / 20-Feb-93
Matsumura Sayuri (松村沙友理) / Sayurin (さゆりん) / 27-Aug-92
Takayama Kazumi (高山一実) / Kazumin (かずみん) / 08-Feb-94
Inoue Sayuri (井上小百合) / Sayunyan (さゆにゃん) / 14-Dec-94
Hoshino Minami (星野みなみ) / Hoshimina (ほしみな) & Minami (みなみ) / 06-Feb-98
Saito Yuri (斉藤優里) / Yuttan (ゆったん) / 20-Jul-96
Nishino Nanase (西野七瀬) / Naachan (なぁちゃん) / 25-May-94
Ichiki Rena (市來玲奈) / Renarin (れなりん) / 22-Jan-96
Miyazawa Seira (宮澤成良) / Secchan (せっちゃん) / 29-Oct-93
Hatanaka Seira (畠中清羅) / Seitan (せいたん) / 05-Dec-95
Ikuta Erika (生田絵梨花) / Ikuchan (いくちゃん) / 22-Jan-97
Iwase Yumiko (岩瀬佑美子) / Yuminee (ゆみ姉) / 12-Jun-90