Nishino Kana has announced that she will be going on hiatus after her 3-day concert 'Kana Nishino Love Collection Live 2019' at Yokohama Arena on February 1-3.
Last year, the singer celebrated her tenth anniversary, and she will be turning 30 this March 18. On her hiatus, she commented, "I'll almost be in my thirties. It's something I've looked forward to for a long time. I love to travel, and there are a lot more places I would like to see. I also have many things I want to do. After next month's lives, I will take a break from my activities and challenge myself to various things without setting a due date. Nevertheless, I love singing, so I feel like I will continue to sing everyday. I want to enjoy music daily until the day I will sing in front of everybody again. Finally, I want to express my gratitude to those who have always supported me. ☆Thank you☆."
Nogizaka46 have revealed the PVs for "Tsuzuku" and "Caravan wa Nemuranai," which are both coupling tracks to the group's upcoming single "Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitakunaru."
"Tsuzuku" is Nishino Nanase's solo song. The PV was shot in early October at Arakawa Yuen and Toshimaen. It shows a story of a woman 10 years in the future at an amusement park with her child where she sees a poster that brings back memories of her past. Nishino, who held a child for the first time while shooting this PV, expressed how she felt the importance of a child and the difficulty of being a mother. It was directed by Yuasa Hiroaki, who has been in charge of Nishino's solo PVs in the past.
The PV for Nogizaka46's new single "Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitakunaru" has been uploaded onto YouTube.
The video revolves around the song's center Nishino Nanase, who will be graduating from the group at the end of the year, showing how she's continued to lead a happy life while facing various turning points. It was directed by Seki Kazuaki, who has worked on many of Perfume and Hoshino Gen's PVs.
Nishino Kana will simultaneously release two best-of albums, "Love Collection 2 ～pink～" and "Love Collection 2 ～mint～," on November 21.
Nishino celebrated her 10th debut anniversary this year. The two albums will include her hit songs and tie-up songs from 2013 to 2018 as well as a couple of brand new songs. The limited edition will come with a DVD containing music videos and a special booklet with photos of past jacket covers.
Nogizaka46 member Nishino Nanase has announced she's graduating from the group at the end of the year.
On her blog, Nishino explained that she had been thinking about graduating for the past year. "I am a little anxious about leaving the place I love, but this is certainly what I chose myself. Even if I am by myself, I want to continue this work. I am very excited to see what's to come," she said. Her graduation concert will be held early next year.
Nogizaka46 have revealed the PV for their new song "Kokoro no Monologue."
Sung by members Shiraishi Mai and Nishino Nanase, "Kokoro no Monologue" is the coupling track to the Limited Edition C version of the group's upcoming single "Jikochuu de Ikou!" to drop on August 8. For the PV, the staff of movie 'Asahinagu' got together led by director Hanabusa Tsutomu. In the video, you will see Shiraishi and Nishino having a showdown.
Nishino Kana, who is currently on her dome tour, will be releasing her new single "Te wo Tsunagu Riyuu" on October 18 and new album "LOVE it" on November 15.
There are no details on the new releases at the moment other than that both will have a limited edition (coming with a DVD) and a standard edition.
Nishino Kana has revealed the jacket artwork for her new single "Girls" that's scheduled to be released on July 26.
The singer's 31st single was written as the theme song for adventure game 'Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy'. On the lyrics, Nishino commented, "I wrote this as a 'cheering song for girls' while imagining women who are intensely doing their best." To match the image of this song, she chopped off over 30cm of her hair.