Momoiro Clover Z's Ariyasu Momoka has announced that she will graduate from the group on January 21.
Ariyasu explained, "I want to distance myself from the world that I have been a part of for 22 years since I was a child actor. I want to live my life as a normal girl." On what's next, she commented, "I haven't decided yet... When things have settled down, I will work hard to equip myself with culture and knowledge."
Her graduation concert will be held on January 21 at Makuhari Messe. The concert is titled "Momoiro Clover Z 2018 OPENING ~Atarashii Aozora e~" focusing on the new start for the group rather than Ariyasu's departure.
Ariyasu joined Momoiro Clover (currently Momoiro Clover Z) in July of 2009. She held her first solo live in July of 2016 at Yokohama Arena, then released her mini album "Kokoro no Senritsu ? feel a heartbeat" and album "Kokoro no Oto."