NMB48's Shimada Rena has announced her graduation from the group.
This was announced by Shimada herself on February 27 during NMB48's concert 'Team M Osaka Tour 2014 ~Bench Atatametemashita~' at Sakai Shimin Kaikan in Osaka. Then on the group's official blog, she wrote, "There were times when I would tremble and hesitate, after having discussions with my family and thinking a lot about it, I decided to graduate from NMB48." Regarding the Team M she will leave behind, she said, "Until now, we've climbed over many walls, and the members are really wonderful people. I feel that they will continue to shine no matter where they go."
Shimada will be active as a member of NMB48 until the finale of their tour on March 20 at Orix Theater. Details on her graduation concert and future plans will be revealed later.
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