AKB48 member Nakaya Sayaka announced during a recent performance at the AKB48 theater that she would be graduating from the group after the upcoming theater performance on March 6.
The reason for her graduation is because she wants to pursue her dream to become a voice actress. Nakaya joined AKB48 back in 2006 as a third generation member, and she was in team K.
She also announced the graduation on her official blog, and below is what she wrote.
Today on March 2nd, I announced the following during the theater performance...
I, Nakaya Sayaka, will be graduating from AKB48 after the theater performance on March 6.
I'm really sorry for this sudden announcement.
I've been thinking about graduation since I was ranked in the general election... no, actually, since long before that.
However, it was just so much fun to work with the members, and I was just happy to see your smiles.
Honestly, I was too dependent on this comfortable environment.
But, I have finally found something that made me determine to graduate. It is a Seiyuu audition for my favorite anime.
There is no guarantee for me to get the part, but that's something I really want to try. I wanted to do it even if I had to abandon this favorable environment.
Not only AKB48, but I will also leave my agency Mousa. That's because there is a qualification for the audition that you should not belong to any agency.
I'm sorry for the sudden announcement. This will be me starting over from scratch, but I'm sure I can hang in there, because of what I've done up until now.
Please continue to support Nakaya Sayaka from here on.
Source & Image: natalie + Nakaya Sayaka official blog
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