Nogizaka46 Announces Second Live Show in Collaboration With Knives Out

08.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Japanese idol group Knives Out is set to host a second live show in collaboration with the popular mobile game Knives Out on February 6, 7, and 14 for Valentine’s Day. Their performances on February 7 and 14 will be archived and reposted.

Knives Out is a mobile battle royale game developed by NetEase Games for iOS, Android, Windows, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. The game has over 300 million users worldwide.

The concerts will serve as a sequel to Nogizaka46’s successful New Year’s shows, which took place on January 2 and 3, and will take on a special Valentine’s theme with a pink stage. The group will perform a variety of their most popular new songs amongst other things.


  • RecoChoku Announces Winners for Best Music of August 2022

    13.September.2022 | MUSIC

    Japanese music streaming site RecoChoku has announced the top song and album rankings for August 2022!

    Unsurprisingly, Ado tops both the single and album charts with her new tracks from the movie ONE PIECE FILM RED. The singer provided the singing voice of Uta, a main character in the film which was released nationwide on August 6, 2022.

    New Genesis, the theme from ONE PIECE FILM RED, was released ahead of the movie’s release on June 8, 2022. It ranked 4th in the monthly rankings for June and July, and following the film’s release in August, it shot to the top of the charts for four consecutive weeks, continuing to hold the #1 spot.

    Ado also took first place in August’s album ranking with her collection of songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED. Released on August 19, 2022, the album features a number of tracks made for the film, with seven different artists helping to produce these now legendary songs.

    For the daily ranking on August 11, the top seven singles were all from this one album. Starting at the top spot, the songs included were: New Genesis, Where the Wind Blows, Tot Musica, The World’s Continuation, Binks’ Sake, I’m Invincible, and Fleeting Lullaby.

    In the album ranking, it was number one in the weekly ranking for three consecutive weeks since its release on August 17 and continued its momentum to take the top position in the monthly ranking for the month of August.

    Ado had her first top single ranking in February 2021 with Usseewa, and her first #1 album in January and February 2022 with Kyogen.


    If you haven’t listened to the singer’s collection of songs from the most recent ONE PIECE film, you’re missing out!


    RecoChoku Monthly Music Award – August 2022 (Announced September 1, 2022)


    Single Ranking

    1st Place: New Genesis (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) – Ado (Released June 8, 2022)
    2nd Place: Start Over – THE BEAT GARDEN
    3rd Place: Ame Sansan – King Gnu
    4th Place: Where the Wild Blows – Ado
    5th Place: Mixed Nuts – Official HiGE DANdism

    Album Ranking

    1st Place: Uta’s Songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED – Ado (Released August 10, 2022)
    2nd Place: M – INI
    3rd Place: BE:1 – BE:FIRST
    4th Place: Falling into your eyes Record – Aimyon
    5th Place: Suki Toiunowa Rock Daze! (Special Edition) – Nogizaka46



  • Nogizaka46 Reveal CD Cover Art For New Single ‘Shiawase no Hogoshoku’

    03.March.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese idol group Nogizaka46 has released the CD cover art for their upcoming 25th single Shiawase no Hogoshoku (“Happiness Camouflage”) which is set to hit shelves in Japan on March 25, 2020.

    The photos for each edition of the single were taken by Japanese photographer Masanori Ikeda, whose photography work spans from the music industry to advertisement. The shots were taken in early February this year at a studio in Yokohama.

    The song is centred on graduation and dance, and imagines a prom that takes place in the near future aboard a spaceship.

    A large set was built in the studio to take the photos on. The members explained that it was difficult taking the photos wearing the astronaut helmets because their faces would never show up because of the lighting.

    The CD covers include Mai Shiraishi, as well as several members who are graduating from Nogizaka46 with this single. The spaceship theme conjures up an image of these members moving on to new heights.

  • Nogizaka46’s Asuka Saitō Features in LARME Magazine Issue 038 March

    17.January.2019 | FASHION

    Issue 038 Mar of the cute girls fashion magazine LARME was released today on January 17.

    Making her cover photo return to 2019’s first issue after a year and a half is Asuka Saitō of Japanese idol group Nogizaka46.

    The issue includes a section by Saitō talking about her everyday life including her recent routine, three big pieces of news from 2018, her plans for Valentine’s Day this year, her comments on her LARME photoshoot and more. There is also a fashion feature of her dressed as a flower fairy.

    This issue’s special feature section focuses on “Red,” LARME’s recommended colour for this spring, a Valentine’s piece and more. LARME’s iconic models Yui Kanno, Maria Kurotaki, Risa Nakamura and Chisato Yoshiki also talk about their aspirations for 2019 while donning colourful furisode.


    Don’t miss out on this year’s LARME trends in the newest issue.

  • Nogizaka46 Artwork Exhibition to Take Place at Sony Roppongi Museum

    30.November.2018 | SPOT

    Having wrapped up the Snoopy Museum in September 2018, the Sony Music Roppongi Museum is set to open as a new and even more exiting museum next year. The first exhibition to welcome the re-opening will be the Nogizaka46 Artworks Daitai Zenbu Ten (‘Exhibition of Almost All Nogizaka46 Artwork’) which will run from January 11 to May 12.

    Fans of the Japanese idol group Nogizaka46 can look forward to seeing CD covers on display as well as actual outfits worn during their music videos, unreleased artwork and much more. It will be an accumulation of almost all of their artwork since their debut in 2012.

    Exclusive merchandise developed for the event will be sold, and there will even be a café called the Zaka CAFE with food made in collaboration with the members. Live concert footage will be screened using a crystal LED display that will make you feel like you’re really there.

    Special preview days of the event will be held from November 11 to 14 giving an early peek into the exhibition before it opens to the general public on January 15. Tickets to the early previews go on sale via on November 30 from noon (JST) via Lawson Tickets. General tickets will be available on December 15 from 10:00am (JST)


    Further information on the menu items, merchandise and more will be posted on the venue’s official website in the coming months.

  • Nogizaka46 appear in the kawaii Spring edition of Japanese fashion magazine Zipper!

    22.March.2017 | FASHION

    4 members of the Japanese idol unit Nogizaka46 were selected to appear in the latest edition of Zipper SPRING (released March 23rd) for Harajuku style fashion. Members including Hinako Kitano – who is an official Zipper model – as well as Rina Ikoma, Asuka Saitō, and Miona Hori.


    The magazine comes with a separate booklet with a “kawaii” theme entitled Nogizaka46 no “Kawaii no Himitsu” BOOK which features and interview and photos with the members. With this included, the magazine is packed full of tips from idols on the secrets to being kawaii.


    But it doesn’t stop there, as there’s a make-up section from Miori Ichikawa (NMB48) who challenges herself to an image change, as well as godly make-up techniques from make-up YouTuber Miyu. And expect to see a number of famous Japanese girls showing off their stylish fashion, including singer Ai Takahashi, and actresses Tao Tsuchiya, Sakurako Ohara and Hana Sugisaki.


    Expect to see tips on how to co-ordinate your outfits for March too, and an interview with the internationally popular idol megastar Moga Mogami (


    Auditions to appear in Zipper as a model have also recently been announced, making this edition of Zipper one that J-fashion fans cannot afford to miss!



    Zipper SPRING Edition

    On Sale: March 23rd, 2017

    Price: ¥580 (tax-inclusive)

    Official Website:


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