SKE48 Team S member Niidoi Sayaka (19) and Kenkyuusei Kitahara Yuna (15) have announced their graduation from the group in order to focus on their studies. This was announced on November 22nd through the group's official website.
Niidoi, whose last stage will be on November 30th, reminisced, "It's been 2 short years since I became a member, but those days were all valuable experiences that I will never again come across. I was way too immature since I started. I was always hesitant and worried. But still, I somehow wanted to move forward."
She also expressed her gratitude, "But I love dance, I love being on stage. Overall, I love SKE48, and the fans who have always supported me. I was able to make this this far because of everyone's warm, kind words." She continued, "There is not much time left, but I will do my best with my feelings of gratitude, so please continue to support me."
On the other hand, Kitahara has graduated from the group as of November 22nd. First she apologized, "I'm sorry for this sudden announcement, and that I'm reporting this through a letter instead of out of my own mouth." She explained, "In the future, my dream is to go to college and study psychology, and eventually study abroad. In order to make those dreams come true, academic ability is necessary. It became difficult to manage both my studies and activities in SKE48."
She added, "I'm not skillful enough to manage my studies and activities in SKE48. I didn't want both of them to be halfway. As a result, I chose my studies." Finally, she said, "The things I weren't able to accomplish, I will leave it up to the 6th generation members that I love. I will do my best and study to make my dreams come true. Although it was a short year, thank you for your warm support."
Source & Image: Oricon