It's been announced that Nogizaka46 member Hayakawa Seira will graduate from the group and retire from showbiz.
According to the group's official website, Hayakawa is set to graduate at the end of August. More details on her graduation will be announced at a later date. As for the group's nationwide tour 'Manatsu no Zenkoku Tour 2023,' she will participate until July 13 at Osaka-jo Hall.
On her official blog, Hayakawa wrote, "My life as 'Nogizaka46 Hayakawa Seira' will be ending soon, but life is created by chapters like this one in order to complete a book of 'myself.'" She added, "I want to continue writing the pages of 'myself.' There might be even harder things. But I've learned that by overcoming them, there are greater things, so I feel excited. That is why closing the first chapter of my long life, I can graduate with a sense of accomplishment."