NMB48 Team N member Tanigawa Airi will be graduating from the group in December.�
On the group's official blog, Tanigawa wrote, "I, Tanigawa Airi, will graduate from NMB48. I am sorry to surprise you with this sudden announcement. Since joining the group at the age of 15, I have been active as a second generation member for about eight and a half years. NMB48 was the first thing I was ever serious about in life. Everything that happened in NMB48 has helped me to mature and become stronger."�
She continued, "I can proudly say that I've done everything I can as an idol. I don't have any regrets. That's why I will graduate from NMB48. I've decided to take everything I've learned and experienced into confidence and depart NMB48."�
On her future, she commented, "I want to challenge myself to many things including acting, work related to baseball, variety programs, and voice acting."�
Finally, she stated, "I am scheduled to graduate in late-December. I am fortunate to have my graduation concert on December 19 at Zepp Namba. I will put everything I have into it, so it would make me happy if you would come!"
Source & Image: Oricon