Nogizaka46 will be releasing their 3rd single on August 22nd and they have just announced their senbatsu members through their TV Tokyo show “Nogizaka tte, Doko?”
The formation for the senbatsu members has also changed since the previous two singles. In the previous singles Ikoma Rina stood as center, three girls were in the front row, four in the middle row and nine in the back row. This time there will be four girls in the front row and six in the middle and back rows.
This time, Ito Marika, Fukagawa Mai, and Wakatsuki Yumi will be entering the senbatsu for the first time. The Seven Deities (members who will be featured in the media and in the front) have also changed; Ikuta Erika and Hoshino Minami have returned for the first time since their debut single “Guruguru Curtain”. This will also be the first time for Nishino Nanase to be part of the Seven Deities. The front four girls will be Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Hoshino Minami, and Sakurai Reika.
Also, Sakurai Reika has been holding the place of temporary captain, but she has now been officially promoted to captain.
The title and details of the third single will be announced at a later date.
[Nogizaka46 3rd Single Senbatsu Members]
Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Hoshino Minami, Hashimoto Nanami, Shiraishi Mai, Matsumura Sayuri, Nishino Nanase, Ichiki Rena, Ito Marika, Inoue Sayuri, Saito Yuuri, Sakurai Reika, Takayama Kazumi, Nakada Kana, Fukagawa Mai, Wakatsuki Yumi
[The Seven Deities]
Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Hoshino Minami, Hashimoto Nanami, Shiraishi Mai, Matsumura Sayuri, Nishino Nanase