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  • Matsui Jurina announces graduation from SKE48

    February 8, 2020 @ 3:07 am

    On February 7, Matsui Jurina announced her graduation from SKE48 during Team S's concerts at SKE48 Theater. At the end of the live, Jurina was called out by the other members and took the stage. After singing "Ano Hi Kawashite Yakusoku," which was included in her solo album released last October, Jurina said, "Watching today's performance and watching the members recently, I feel they've grown, and I feel happy that there are more and more m

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  • Nogizaka46's Sasaki Kotoko to graduate in March

    January 29, 2020 @ 2:55 am

    Nogizaka46 member Sasaki Kotoko has announced that she will graduate from the group at the end of March. Sasaki joined Nogizaka46 as a second generation member in March of 2013. On her blog, she reflected, "There were many times I wished I could have a normal student life. However, I was able to have experiences that I wouldn't have able to if I was a normal student, and talk to people who I would've never met otherwise. I feel very lucky to h

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  • Tanigawa Airi to graduate from NMB48

    November 5, 2019 @ 3:20 am

    NMB48 Team N member Tanigawa Airi will be graduating from the group in December.On the group's official blog, Tanigawa wrote, "I, Tanigawa Airi, will graduate from NMB48. I am sorry to surprise you with this sudden announcement. Since joining the group at the age of 15, I have been active as a second generation member for about eight and a half years. NMB48 was the first thing I was ever serious about in life. Everything that happened in NMB48

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  • Country Girls to go on hiatus in December + all members to graduate

    October 19, 2019 @ 3:02 am

    Country Girls will go on hiatus after their concert on December 26 at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA, Tokyo. Country Girls formed in 2014 with Satoda Mai as the supervisor. Since summer of 2017, in order to liven up Hello! Project's 20th anniversary, Morito Chisaki and Funaki Musubu have been balancing their activities in two groups, while Yamaki Risa and Ozeki Mai have been limiting their work to after school and long vacations.  At the begin

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  • Sato Anju to graduate from NGT48

    August 27, 2019 @ 3:08 am

    NGT48's Sato Anju has announced her graduation from the group. The 17-year-old from Niigata Prefecture made her debut as a first generation member. Her last participation in a handshake event will be on September 23 for AKB48's 56th single "Sustainable" at Pacifico Yokohama, then her graduation concert will be held sometime in late September. NGT48 theater manager Hayakawa Maiko wrote on Twitter, "I will support her so that she can enjoy her l

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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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  • SKE48's Shirayuki Kohaku to graduate at the end of the month

    April 2, 2019 @ 3:29 am

    On April 1, SKE48 member Shirayuki Kohaku announced her graduation during Team E's 'SKE Festival' at SKE48 Theater. Her last day of activities will be April 30. Shirayuki joined SKE48 as an eighth generation member in 2016. She was promoted to Team E in April of last year. Last week, Okada Miyu, Uchiyama Mikoto, and Takagi Yumana announced their graduations making Shirayuki the fourth member to announce their graduation in just six days

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  • SKE48's Uchiyama Mikoto announces graduation

    March 30, 2019 @ 3:25 am

    On March 29, SKE48 second generation members Takayanagi Akane, Saito Makiko, and Uchiyama Mikoto held their 10th anniversary live at SKE48 Theater. During this concert, Uchiyama announced her graduation from the group. The second generation members were announced on this same day ten years ago. The three members kicked off the live with "10nen Zakura." Then during their solo parts, Saito did a dance medley, Uchiyama performed "Tobenai Agehac

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  • Nogizaka46's Ito Karin announces graduation

    March 23, 2019 @ 3:25 am

    Nogizaka46 member Ito Karin has announced that she will be graduating from the group after all activities related to their new album "Ima ga Omoide ni Naru made" (April 17 release).On her blog, Ito explained, "When I thought about Nogizaka's future, I didn't think there was much for me to do." While her graduation date has not been set yet, her last handshake event will be on May 11 Port Messe Nagoya.  Ito passed Nogizaka46's second generat

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  • NMB48's Jo Eriko to graduate for the second time

    March 21, 2019 @ 3:32 am

    NMB48 member Jo Eriko has announced her second graduation from the group. Jo made this announcement on March 20 during Team BII's concert 'Nibanme no Door.' On the group's official blog, she wrote, "I joined when I was 12, and I will be 20 soon. I wanted to use this opportunity to start anew." On her future activities, she commented, "Nothing is set yet, but I am thinking about it carefully." Details on her graduation concert and final activ

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