Nogizaka46 member Terada Ranze, who will be graduating from the group next month, has announced that she will be retiring from showbiz after her graduation.
Terada revealed on her blog, "At this point, I have no plans to sign with a talent agency, so it will be a form of retirement."
She also reflected on her nine years in Nogizaka46, "Although I was an idol at such a young age, I probably still don't know myself as an idol. Even during my most susceptible years, I am confident that I gave it my all to Nogizaka46 which is why I made this decision."
Terada passed Nogizaka46's second-generation audition in March of 2013. She was promoted to an official member in February of 2015. Her first senbatsu song was "Influencer" released in March of 2017.