Juice=Juice sub-leader Inaba Manaka will graduate from the group as well as Hello! Project after concluding their concert tour 'Hello! Project 2022 Spring CITY CIRCUIT Juice=Juice CONCERT TOUR ~terzo~.'
Inaba became a Hello Pro trainee in 2013, then made her debut as a member of Country Girls in 2014. After graduating from the group in 2016, she carried out her solo activities from her birthplace of Sapporo. She then joined Juice=Juice in 2018 and has stood out for her dance skills and her bright and cute personality.
According to Hello! Project's official website, Inaba put in her notice for graduation about 6 months ago. In order to begin preparing herself for her solo activities, she will be graduating after the concert finale on May 30 at Nippon Budokan.
Inaba commented, "After graduating from Juice=Juice, I want to study dance more. I want to believe in myself and express myself more freely. I am also interested in fashion and cosmetics, so I want to expand my possibilities. I hope to utilize the experiences so far to grow stronger as a human being and polish myself."