It's been announced that Sakurazaka46 member Kobayashi Yui will be taking a break from her activities for the time being.
On her blog, Kobayashi explained, "Since the beginning of the year, the choice of 'take a break' entered my mind. Every time I thought about it, I continued working while receiving consultation. However, I felt it a resting period was necessary for me in order to work hard in the future, and so I made this decision."
As such, Kobayashi will be withdrawing from Sakurazaka46's tour which will kick off on September 11. While she has participated in the production of the group's new single "Nagaredama" (October 13 release) and has appeared in its music video, she will be absent from its online meet and greet event.