Aikawa Maho has announced her graduation from ANGERME and Hello! Project.
Aikawa had put her activities on hold since last January due to panic disorder. Her condition is continuing to improve, and she has been attending university. However, she has not been able to judge whether or not she would be able to resume her activities in ANGERME. As such, she has decided to graduate in order not to cause any more trouble.
A message has been posted on Hello! Project's official website saying, "I was very happy to join ANGERME as a Hello! Project trainee, to stand on stage with the members of S/mileage, and to meet all of my fans."
ANGER leader Wada Ayaka also reported Aikawa's graduation on her blog. "I respect and support her decision to graduate. Her life has just started. I want her to walk a wonderful path," she stated.
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