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AKB48's sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 to disband on Christmas day

November 14, 2013 @ 12:00 am
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It was reported that AKB48's sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 ('Warota' for short) will be disbanding with the release of their first best-of album (currently untitled) on December 25.

SEE ALSO: AKB48's Kojima Mako announces graduation



Back in October 2008, Watarirouka Hashiritai was first formed with Watanabe Mayu, Nakagawa Haruka, Ota Aika, and Hirajima Natsumi with school life as its concept. 

After some additions and withdrawals of the members, the unit's activities eventually became under the name of Watarirouka Hashiritai 7. 

They released 10 singles and 1 album in total, and all of those were ranked in top 10 of Oricon charts. 

With the big breakthrough of AKB48, Warota members also began their individual activities. 


Last year, Watanabe and Iwasa Misaki (joined in 2010) made solo debuts, and Nakagawa and Ota transferred to JKT48 and HKT48 respectively.  

A source associated with the girls explained the reason of their disbandment, "At the time of the formation, its concept was the school life, but now that all the members graduated high school, and each member developed their own individuality, the role of the unit has finished."


It is unknown if they will hold any disbandment performances, but their best-of album is set for release on December 25. Reportedly, the best-of album will consist of 3 CDs which contain 46 songs in total, and 2 DVDs which contain music videos and live footage.


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· Posted November 15, 2013 @ 11:25 am

This sucks!!!! This basically means that my Current 48G Kami Oshi Harugon basically has no reason to and no plans on coming back home to AKB anytime soon.. Don't get me wrong, i'm happy for the success and the good times she having over in JKT but its kind of impossible to see her anymore since u really cant find any JKT media on the web

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· Posted November 16, 2013 @ 3:54 am
But there is planty of footage on Youtube??
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· Posted November 14, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

They disbanded because Harugon is now happily in JKT and have no plans to return to AKB, Mayuyu have her solo, Wasamin transferred agency and want to focus on her enka solo, Nacchan and Cindy is no longer members. It's nothing surprising anyway. 

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· Posted November 14, 2013 @ 10:41 am

Wow I remember when this group was just formed...

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· Posted November 14, 2013 @ 1:32 am

This was basically Mayuyu's team anyways and with success of Mayuyu's solo albums, this team is no longer needed. The same goes for Yukirin's French Kiss which is highly unlikely to release an album now.

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· Posted November 14, 2013 @ 12:23 am

"developed their own individuality"... yeah, an individuality everyone hates - http://akb48matome.com/archives/51902758.html

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