Yamagishi Riko and Kishimoto Yumeno will graduate from Tsubaki Factory and Hello! Project after their concert tour scheduled for this fall.
The two decided to make this announcement at this time because they wanted to let their fans know before the start of their spring concert tour. After graduation, Yamagishi will challenge herself to acting, while Kishimoto will work hard as a solo artist.
Yamagishi commented, "I loved acting from the moment I first stood on stage. I want to do stage work after graduating. From now on, I need to carve my own path. I will continue to do my best in order to create opportunities to meet everyone again."
Meanwhile, Kishimoto expressed, "I had a dream of singing by myself someday. When I was hospitalized last spring, I saw Tsubaki Factory's activities from the hospital room, and the members were more reliable than I had thought. I felt that this group will continue to be strong after I graduate, so I was able to make the decision. After I graduate, not only will I sing, but I hope to express myself in various ways including writing, speaking, fashion, and fitness."
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