Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46, Nogizaka Forty-six) is a Japanese female idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto, created as the official rival (公式ライバル kōshiki raibaru) of the group AKB48. They are the first group from the Sakamichi Series, which also includes sister groups Sakurazaka46 (formerly known as Keyakizaka46), Hinatazaka46, and Yoshimotozaka46 (currently inactive).
As of August 2023, the group's musical catalogue includes thirty three singles and six compilation albums. Starting with their second single, each of Nogizaka46's single releases have reached the top position on the weekly Oricon chart. The group also has radio shows, theater productions, television programs, and films, including NOGIBINGO!, Hatsumori Bemars, Nogizaka Under Construction, Asahinagu, and a series of documentary films about the group.
Nogizaka46 has twice won the Grand Prix at the annual Japan Record Awards, with consecutive wins for "Influencer" in 2017 and "Synchronicity" in 2018.
Nogizaka46 10th YEAR BIRTHDAY LIVE
Nogizaka46 10th YEAR BIRTHDAY LIVE is held at Nissan Stadium for two consecutive days. Surprise performances by graduated members Ikoma Rina, Ito Marika, Nishino Nanase, Shiraishi Mai, and Ikuta Erika and appearances by Takayama Kazumi and Matsumura Sayuri.
5th Generation Debuts
The 5th Generation members officially join Nogizaka46. From February 2 to February 9, each day one of eight 5th Generation members debuts on the Nogizaka Haishinchu (Nogizaka Streaming Now) YouTube channel. They are: Inoue Nagi, Ichinose Miku, Sugawara Satsuki, Ogawa Aya, Tomisato Nao, Okuda Iroha, Nakanishi Aruno, and Ioki Mao.
New 4th Generation Members Debut
Five members from Sakamichi Kenshusei (trainees) join Nogizaka46 as New 4th Generation members. The members are Kuromi Haruka, Sato Rika, Hayashi Runa, Matsuo Miyu, and Yumiki Nao. They were presented in a SHOWROOM livestream with the captain Akimoto Manatsu present.
Nogizaka46 Manatsu no Zenkoku Tour 2017! Final in Tokyo Dome
Nogizaka46 can finally reach their big dream to hold a concert in Tokyo Dome. It was held for 2 days, and 50,000 fans attend that concert. Also that concert was the last concert for Ito Marika & Nakamoto Himeka before graduate.
19th Single "Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyou Dekiru" Released!
Nogizaka46's nineteenth single "Itsuka Dekiru Kara Kyou Dekiru" released! with Nishino Nanase & Saito Asuka become the W-Center for this single. Also this single was the theme song to the film, Asahinagu. So that's why Nishino Nanase & Saito Asuka become the W-Center because they're the main role in Asahinagu movie & stage play.
3rd Generation participate in Migoroshi Hime stage play
Migoroshi Hime (見殺し姫) is a stage play performed by members of Nogizaka46's 3rd Generation. The performances are being held at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from the 6th through the 15th of October 2017. It is an original stage play written by Takeshi Matsumura who will also direct.
"Asahinagu" movie premieres in theatres
Asahinagu (あさひなぐ) is a stage play and a movie featuring members of Nogizaka46. It is based on the Kozaki Ai's sports manga that began serialization in Big Comic Spirits magazine in 2011. The stage play performances were held in Tokyo from May 20-31 at the EX Theater Roppongi, in Osaka from June 2-5 at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall, and in Nagoya from June 9-11 at Aichi Prefectural Art Theater. And the main role of the movie is Nishino Nanase, meanwhile the stage play was Saito Asuka.
3rd Generation debuts
with total 12 members, Nogizaka46 3rd Generation make debuts.
Fukugawa Mai graduates from the group
She announce graduates on January 07, 2016. And officially graduates on June 16, 2016
Nagashima Seira graduates from the group
She announce graduates on December 17, 2015. And officially graduates on March 20, 2016
Nogizaka46 stopped kenkyuusei system
The remain 2nd gen member who's still kenkyuusei become a full member
Sagara Iori promoted
Sagara Iori from 2nd Generation member get promoted as full member.
Ito Karin promoted
Ito Karin from 2nd Generation member get promoted as full member.
Ichiki Rena graduate
The reason is because she's want to focus her studies in Waseda University Department of Literature.
Sagara Iori joins the group as a 2nd Generation member
She was supposed to debut with the other 2nd Generation members on May 2013, but decided to postpone her activities to focus on her studies.
Shinuchi Mai promoted
Shinuchi Mai from 2nd Generation member get promoted as full member.
Kitano Hinako promoted
Kitano Hinako from 2nd Generation member get promoted as full member.
Nogizaka46 1st Photobook "Nogizaka Ha" released!
The Photobook featured shots of the members in swimsuits. This is the first time Nogizaka46 members have taken photos in swimwear, a milestone for the group. The decision was somewhat shocking to both members and fans though, since the Nogizaka46 image is often labeled as modest, conservative, or elegant.
Hori Miona promoted
In the past, Nogizaka46 was using Trainee system (and that just happen to 2nd Gen). And Hori Miona was promoted as a full members on October 6, 2013.
Nogizaka46 1st Birthday Live
It was held at Makuhari Messe. The group had its true anniversary on August 21, 2012 and had a Mini-Live on this day. This concert was held six months later and was still in celebration of the anniversary, even though by the time this concert was held Nogizaka46 had existed for 1.5 years.