SKE48 member Nojima Kano will graduate from the group.
This announcement was made on April 21 during Team S's 'Kasaneta Ashiato' performance at SKE48 Theater. After graduating, Nojima will be active as a member of Zest, Inc.'s new vocal group &. Their songs will be produced by composer Kikuchi Kazuhito. The four-member group, comprised of Nojima, Morares Kiara, Kurimoto Yui, and Yamazaki Kanon, is set to debut this summer. A teaser movie can be seen below.
Nojima joined SKE48 as a seventh generation member in 2015. After winning the '1st AKB48 Group Singing Ability No.1 Competition' in 2019, she held a solo concert in May that same year at SKE48 Theater and had her solo song "Yume no Arika e" included in the group's 25th single "FRUSTRATION."