She said, "I felt that I have nothing left to do as a SKE member. As I felt so, my feeling that it was time for me to progress to the next step started growing."
The 23-year-old SKE48 member revealed that she had begun thinking of graduation obscurely about 2 years ago, but it became concrete about a year ago, and that she wanted to pursue her career as an actress after her graduation.
Regarding her fellow junior members, she said, "I would like to see how they liven up the group after I leave."
Matsui will be graduating from SKE48 in the end of August.
"You may think there is not much time left until August, but the staff members are planning for a live concert in Nagoya in the end of August, and also for other events besides the handshake events, so that I could see as many people as possible," she said.
Matsui is SKE48's first generation member. She has been the face of the group along with Matsui Jurina, known as "W Matsui".
Though she has always been one of the higher rank members for AKB48's general elections, she did not participate in the recent election.
Source & Image: Oricon
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