Nogizaka46 member Hoshino Minami has announced that she will be graduating from the group in February.
On her blog, Hoshino commented, "I joined Nogizaka46 when I was 13 years old. Before I realized it, 10 years have passed. There were a lot of hard times, but meeting the members and seeing the beautiful view provided by the fans, I was able to do my best." She also revealed that she will be retiring from showbiz after her graduation, "I will do my best in a different place, so it would make me happy if you would quietly watch over me."
Hoshino passed Nogizaka46's first-generation audition and started her activities in August of 2011 as a temporary senbatsu member. She made her debut with the group's first single "Guru Guru Curtain" in February of 2012 and released her first solo photo book "Itazura" in April of 2018.