Hinatazaka46 member Watanabe Miho has announced that she will graduate from the group after concluding all activities related to their seventh single "Boku Nanka" (May 11 release).
Watanabe joined Hinatazaka46 at 17 years old so it's been about five years being active in the group. On her blog, she commented, "Since turning 20 years old, I started thinking about my future and found the path I wanted to go down." She continued, "I think everyone might be worried that I am graduating before my senpai [seniors] and douki [members of the same generation]. But please don't worry. It's a positive graduation! I found my goal while being active in this group, and felt that I needed to move forward."