Yes! Oh God, Yes! She’s back! Right after her Kennin with Team B ends and she gets to Centre another single after, what, 6 singles?! Those Nogizaka Management, they are so great sometimes! Kennin isn’t easy, most especially in Ikoma-kun’s case where the two groups are more different from each other not to mention the girl herself, it had to be hard for her so to see this puts a wide smile on my face! This right here is the best reward for her hard work I can think of.
The Face of Nogizaka (Yes she is the face despite a few I have seen that think of her as a failure just because she doesn’t sell well at hand shakes like the ones that shan’t be named) other than that, Ikoma-kun is no failure. Perhaps Nanase was on the way there but no other will have the status of Nogizaka’s Face, it’s not just about popularity!
Any way it’s just so good to see her back to Center position and she is flanked by a whole new supporting cast, well, Iku-chan was her right hand man a couple of times during her Center days but Nanase is new! I all but simply adore this new front line! Ikoma-kun’s singles are in the top of my Nogizaka single rankings with her very last centre – Kimi no na wa Kibou, still topping that list! That song was just so alpha! Like, did you guys watch that LIVE performance with Iku-chan on piano? I know you did not forget it!
Speaking of the Kimi no na wa, that is the 5th single, right? Ikoma-kun had centred six singles now with the 12th included! Looks like my worry for her being upstaged was unwarranted. Nanase is the 2nd in line with 3 singles to her name and the only other with more than 1 centre to her name. Not just me but Ikoma-kun has to be happy about that. We know she loves Nanase the best! Speaking of these two…