22 May 2013
Nogizaka46 2nd Generation Profiles + Videos
The Tokyo phase of Nogizaka46's [16nin no Principal Deux] Stage has ended on 12th May, and with that all the Nogizaka46 2nd generation of members have been revealed, numbering 13 in total. This brings the total number of members in Nogizaka46 up to exactly 46, living up to it's name.
Nogizaka46 2nd Generation profile page: http://www.nogizaka46.com/2kisei_profile/
Each of the members self introduction video has been put up onto their profile pages. You can take a look by clicking on the link above.
Included among the 2nd Generation members is an AKB48 Kenkyuusei graduate, Nishikawa Nanase. She was part of the 8th generation of Kenkyuusei until she graduated on 2009 for an alleged scandal. You can read more about her case HERE.
In addition, the 13 2nd generation members have been seperated into the "Youth Division" and the "Adult Division". Members younger than 16 years old (1997) are grouped into the Youth Division, and those younger than that will join the Adult Division.