Keyakizaka46's Imaizumi Yui has announced her graduation from the group.
Imaizumi had been absent from Keyakizaka46's lives and rehearsals since last winter. On her reason for graduating, she explained, "I want to meet the fans I love at handshake sessions and other events. I feel that way, but I can't do it; I grew impatient. For a long time, I felt that if this situation continued, it wouldn't be good for the fans, the group, and staff." Then she commented on her future activities, "After graduating from the group, I hope to continue my activities as a talento."
Imaizumi will not be participating in the title track of the group's upcoming single "Ambivalent" to be released on August 15. However, her solo song "Hi ga Noboru made" will be included in the single's regular edition. Her exact graduation date has not been determined yet, but this will be the last single she will participate in.
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