Idoling!!! leader Endo Mai has announced that she will be graduating from the group on February 14th. Hereafter, she will pursue her activities as a soloist.†
Endo is a first generation member who has been with the group since they first formed in 2006. "I entered the show business without knowing left from right. As a long-standing member of Idoling!!!, I feel very uneasy and lonely leaving, but with the age 25 as the turning point, I decided on my independence," she explained.
Regarding her future activities, she said, "From now on, while delivering new music as a soloist, I hope to repay everyone little by little." She continued, "I will keep†every wonderful happening that I experienced in Idoling!!! close to my heart, and will live everyday without forgetting my first state of mind.†I would be happy if you would continue supporting me†as a member of Idoling!!! for the remaining months, and even after I graduate."†