Japanese girl group Nogizaka46 will release their 18th CD single, “Nigemizu,” on Aug. 9.
The featured members for the title song, which means “road mirage,” were announced recently in their regular TV program Nogizaka Kojichu (which literally means “Nogizaka under construction”), and the center positions in the choreography will be held by third-generation members Momoko Ozono and Yuuki Yoda.
Their latest release is also notable in that three of its songs are already set to be featured in three different campaigns simultaneously, which is a first for the chart-topping group.
“Onna Wa Hitorija Nemurenai” will be featured as the image song for the movie Wonder Woman to be released in Japanese theaters on Aug. 25. “Hitonatsu No Nagasayori” will be the theme song for the annual Fuji Television summer event Odaiba Dream World 2017, and “Naitatte Iijanaika?” will promote NTV’s 37th Annual All Japan High School Quiz Championship.
The single also contains “Live Gami,” sung by second-generation members for the first time in a year and two months since “Kakigori No Kataomoi” included in the group’s second album “Sorezore No Isu.” It also contains “Mirai No Kotae” by third-generation members and “Under” by the so-called “under members,” first-generation members who unfortunately weren’t selected to sing the title song.
Four different types of limited first editions (A-D) plus the regular version will be released.
Their previous single, “Influencer,” sold just over a million copies.