AKB48 Team B Kenkyuusei Takahashi Kira has announced her graduation.
Takahashi made the announcement herself on February 8 during a concert at AKB48 Theater. On the group's official website, she explained, "I'm pretty sure I surprised everyone with this sudden announcement, but recently, I've been troubled thinking about my future as well as my activities in AKB48. I've been anxious about a lot of things, and I didn't know what I wanted to do anymore. I decided to graduate from AKB48 in order to find what I really want to do."
Takahashi's graduation concert will be held on April 11. Her last handshake event will take place on March 20.