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Nogizaka46’s Holy Mother Mai Fukagawa Bids Farewell to Group and Fans at Home

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Nogizaka46’s Holy Mother Mai Fukagawa Bids Farewell to Group and Fans at Home

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Nogizaka46’s Summer 2016 Tour kicked off with 2 shows at Ecopa Arena in Shizuoka on June 15 and 16, 2016. The 2-day live was also the graduation concert of the group’s oldest member, Mai Fukagawa, who announced her intention to leave the group on her blog 6 months ago. A total of 16,000 fans (8000 each day) flocked to say goodbye to her in her hometown and both days sold out incredibly fast.

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The bittersweet show on June 16 opened with Fukagawa’s bright smile in “Harujion ga Saku Koro”, the group’s most recent single, followed by summer-y upbeat singles like “Taiyou Knock”, “Natsu no Free and Easy” and “Girls’ Rule”.

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The setlist then took a turn with a medley of the group’s hidden gems: “Boku ga Iru Basho”, “Nani mo Dekizu Soba ni Iru”, “Ushitakunai Kara”, “Tender Days”, “Hane no Kioku”, “Ningen to iu Gakki”.

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The show also featured “Mochiusa”, a rabbit-like character drawn by Fukagawa and voiced specifically for this occasion, as well as “MaiTube”, a segment where videos of other members stored on Fukagawa’s phone were played on the big screen.

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Nogizaka46 official site : http://www.nogizaka46.com/

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An overseas 46/48 fan who used to translate under the name of bilingual48. Can also be found at Nogizaka46 handshakes once every 2-3 months near Karin Ito’s lane – just look for the guy with purple sunglasses. Also, apparently I look like Akimoto-sensei, especially when wearing a suit.

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