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  • HKT48's Moriyasu Madoka to release solo piano album

    October 1, 2019 @ 3:05 am

    HKT48 member Moriyasu Madoka will release a solo piano album (currently untitled) on January 29, 2020.The overall producer of the album isMatsutoya Masataka. In addition, Takebe Satoshi, Toriyama Yuji, Honma Akimitsu, and Ito Shuhei will participate as sound producers. The music video for one of the tracks "Hisou" has been uploaded onto YouTube. Produced by Matsutoya, the video is a story set in Karuizawa, Nagano.Source & Image: natalie

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  • HKT48's Ueki Nao to graduate

    July 3, 2019 @ 3:17 am

    HKT48 member Ueki Nao has made her graduation announcement. The announcement was made on July 2 during Team KIV's performance. Afterwards, she wrote on the group's official website, "Looking back at my idol career, I have no regrets. From now on, I hope to express myself outside of showbiz and hold a job that I can make others smile." Ueki's last appearance in a show will be Team KIV's performance on July 31. Her other scheduled events,

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  • HKT48's Kodama Haruka to graduate from the group

    June 5, 2019 @ 2:59 am

    It's been announced that HKT48 member Kodama Haruka will be graduating on June 9. Kodama has been on hiatus since December of 2017 to recover from her poor health. To coincide with her graduation, she will be transferring from AKS to Avex Asunaro Company. On HKT48's official website, Kodama commented, "The time I spent recuperating was something I needed to recover both mentally and physically, and move onto the next stage. I didn't want to

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  • HKT48's Iwahana Shino announces graduation

    May 21, 2019 @ 3:23 am

    On May 20, HKT48 member Iwahana Shino announced her graduation from the group during Team KIV's 'Seifuku no Me' performance. During the performance, Iwahana said, "Through this work, I became interested in makeup. In the future, I want to work in that field." Her last 'Seifuku no Me' performance will be held on June 21. More details on her forthcoming schedule will be revealed as they are confirmed.  Iwahana joined HKT48 as a seco

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  • HKT48 reveal PV for Sashihara Rino's graduation song 'Itsu Datte Soba ni Iru'

    April 9, 2019 @ 3:59 am

    The PV for HKT48's new song "Itsu Datte Soba ni Iru" has been uploaded onto YouTube.  "Itsu Datte Soba ni Iru" will be included in HKT48's 12th single "Ishi" to be released on April 10. This song was created to commemorate member Sashihara Rino's graduation from the group. Sashihara wanted to visit places of memories in Fukuoka as this will be her last PV, so it was shot at various locations in Fukuoka.Source & Image: natalie

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  • Sashihara Rino passes the HKT48 flag to Tanaka Miku & Matsuoka Hana in PV for 'Ishi'

    April 2, 2019 @ 3:16 am

    HKT48 have revealed the PV for their new song "Ishi." "Ishi" is the title track to HKT48's new single to drop on April 10. This will be the last single for Sashihara Rino, who will hold her graduation concert on April 28 at Yokohama Stadium. Towards the end of the PV, Sashihara passes HKT48's flag to front members Tanaka Miku and Matsuoka Hana.Source & Image: natalie

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  • HKT48, Sashihara Rino's last single will be titled 'Ishi'

    March 26, 2019 @ 3:25 am

    HKT48 will release their 12th single "Ishi" on April 10. "Ishi" will be the last single for member Sashihara Rino, who will be holding her graduation concert on April 29 at Yokohama Stadium. It will be available for purchase in Types A ~ C and a Theater Edition. All types will come with "Dare Yori Te wo Furou" with participation by all members. You can check out more details below the cut!  [TYPE A]CD01. Ishi02. Dare yori Te wo Fu

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  • Sashihara Rino's last HKT48 single to be released on April 10

    March 5, 2019 @ 3:39 am

    HKT48 will release their first single in about 11 months on April 10.This was announced on March 2 during Team H's performance at AKB48 Theater. During the encore of the evening show, Sashihara said, "I have an announcement! HKT48's 12th single release has been determined! And I will be able to participate in it!"She continued, "It's different from the usual HKT48 songs, so I think everyone will be able to enjoy it. The release date is April 10

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  • Tomiyoshi Asuka announces graduation from HKT48

    March 1, 2019 @ 3:06 am

    HKT48's Tomiyoshi Asuka has announced her graduation from the group. Her final stage will be March 30. During Team KIV's show on February 28, Tomiyoshi announced, "I want to take a new path where I can express myself in a different way." She also wrote on Twitter, "I announced my graduation during today's show. I apologize for the sudden announcement."  She continued, "Because my days with everyone as an idol was the most important thi

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  • Matsuda Yumi ends her activities in HKT48

    December 29, 2018 @ 3:06 am

    HKT48 member Matsuda Yumi has ended her activities with the group. On HKT48's official website, it states that this decision was made by Matsuda herself. Details regarding the handshake events and other events she was scheduled to participate in will be announced later.  In the '3rd AKB48 Group Draft Kaigi' held in January, Matsuda became a draft 3rd generation kenkyuusei. Her unit Fortune cherry, with Tada Kyoka (AKB48), placed first

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