"The intel on this wasn't 100%."
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
This review of Black Panther is several weeks old, but since it is still doing boffo business at the box office, then this review is still relevant.

I still liked Thor better, but this MCU movie is good too. I teared up at the death of Killmonger. Why'd he have to die. He should've been rehabilitated and put to use in the MCU.

Watch it.

4 of 5 stars.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Nogizaka-chan do not disappoint on their birthday. It's gonna be the third Nogizaka 46 Hour Television Marathon from March 23 to 25. Be there or be square.

Please be an off Friday.


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It plays before every live. Makes me ready and happy.

Today it should've been the 6th Year Birthday Live. It will happen in July. But today is their anniversary. Congratulations, Nogizaka-chan! Here's to many more!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I'm sure I have posted this one before. Their 19th Single.

We've finished all the MVs from their singles, the main songs. I hope you enjoyed them. I always do.

I'm looking forward to their 20th. What will it be? When will it come out? I am ready to spend money to find out.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

My favorite song from 2017. I didn't like it too much at first, but I watched the Nogizaka46SHOW rendition over and over and over again until I did. Really, this song brings tears to my eye every time I hear it.

The 3rd Gen's that center, Yoda Yuki and Ozono Momoko, are the vanguard to the future. The 3rd Gens only were picked at the end of 2016. They debuted in December of that year. They've been fortunate for they have had songs on each of the 2017 singles as well as the album. The 3rd Gens have twice as many centers as 2nd Gens. They will have more in the future.

That falling piano line. The instrumentation makes me smile. Piano is Nogi's signature sound. I believe its for Ikuta, but their songs are piano-centric. This one makes like falling water. Or rain on a pond. Beautiful.

If you can, search out for the Nogizaka46SHOW version. So good, because it is the members and a decent choreography. The ending moves with the undulation is so fine. Beautiful is a word used with Nogizaka so much and this one deserves it.

どこへ行った? あの夢


Monday, February 19, 2018

Nogi gonna hit you with the W-Center to end all W-Center: Shiraishi x Nishino.

Influencer. Their big hit of 2017. Another perfect single. Seek it out. I hear they're on Spotify now. Maybe once they make Apple Music, it may be worth it.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nanase's pony tail makes an appearance in Sayonara No Imi -- the meaning of good-bye. They all graduate. They will all graduate.

Nanamin's last song with Nogizaka, and the final graduation from 2016 although she did not truly graduate until the 5th Year Birthday Live in 2017. Nanamin was one of two members to have been in the fukujin for her entire Nogi career. The fukujin are the gods of fortune in Nogi, the top 7+ of the group. She was always one. She left on top. Shiraishi is the other.

This song is too sad, and I can't really listen to it too much as Nanamin's graduation is too much. Sayonara.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

The legend of Siato Asuka, the youngest of the 1st Gen. She's the current Ace in waiting. Or rather she's considered the heir apparent. Slow going at the beginning. Made the first senbatsu, relegated to Unders for a few singles, back in senbatsu, she centers an Under, back in senbatsu to stay. Finally, this her first center.

And I was skeptical. But since this song came out in the summer of 2016, she's definitely grown to be a force in Nogizaka. Really. She's got it.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Fourteenth Single and Fukagawa Mai's graduation tune.

They all graduate. They will all graduate. That's how it goes.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ima Hashitai Dareka ga iru. Now, I have someone to talk to.

And this is where I come in to the Nogi fandom. The 13th single. Like the 11th it has lots of good songs on it -- top to bottom -- just great songs. And the title song isn't even the best. The Unders' Shitto no Kenri is perhaps the finest emotional song they produced. Once you hear Sukima you'll be in love with Nanase, too. Little did I know how much of a gateway drug this single was.

With this single, we get the double beauty power of a Maiyan-Nishino WCenter. Also, a front line with Misa-senpai (the sexiest Nogi) and MaiMai (the holy mother). Just straight loveliness.

And I fell down the rabbit hole more...

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