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Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo ~Yakusoku~

Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo ~Yakusoku~Sakura Gakuin release their new album Sakura Gakuin 2016 Nendo ~Yakusoku~ (さくら学院 2016年度 ~約束~) on March 3.

This is the 7th album by the idol group.

%embers Kurashima Sara and Kurosawa Mirena make their last appearance in this album ; they perform in duet a song in the album. They will graduate from the Sakura Gakuin at the end of March.

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Graduation of Nakamura Mariko from AKB48

Nakamura Mariko (中村麻里子) - AKB48The vice-captain of Team A, Nakamura Mariko (中村麻里子), announced her graduation from AKB48.

This announcement was made on March 15 during a concert of the AKB48 at the group’s theater.

The reason she decided to leave the group is due to her desire to be a TV newscaster and to be a personality loved by the people of her area. As a result, she will join Sun Television in Hyogo from April to become an TV announcer.

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Hauptharmonie announced dismissal of Chigasaki Riko and their break-up

Hauptharmonie (ハウプトハルモニー)Two days after celebrating the birthdays of members Terada Juno and Shirogane Rin, Hauptharmonie made several announcements via their official blog on March 14th.

O-ant, the producer of the group began by mentioning the contract cancellation of member Chigasaki Riko (one of the Miss iD 2017 finalists), due to her health issues and non-compliance with the rules.

He also said that Hauptharmonie will disband next summer because the painful experiences over the last three years have pushed the staff of the idol group to no longer want to keep them active.

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Ishikawa Rika (ex Morning Musume) got married

Ishikawa Rika (石川梨華)The former Hello! Project and Morning Musume idol, Ishikawa Rika, announced her marriage to a professional baseball player, Nogami Ryoma.

Her husband Nogami Ryoma plays on the Seibu Lions team as a pitcher.

The couple had already announced their intent to marriage since the beginning of the year and gets together since 2014. The papers for their marriage will be made official on March 13.

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i☆Ris – Shining Star

i☆Ris - Shining StarThe new single of i☆Ris Shining Star was released on March 8.

This is the 14th single of the idol group.

Shining Star is used as a new opening theme song for the TV anime series PriPara.

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AKB48 – Shoot Sign

AKB48 - Shoot SignAKB48 will release their 47th single Shoot Sign (シュートサイン) on March 15 .

The central member is Kojima Haruna. This is the last appearance of 1st generation member Kojiharu with the famous idol group, since Kojima Haruna graduated from AKB48 and held a last concert with AKB48 on last February 22. She also performs a solo song on this single.

The title song is used as the theme song of the drama Tofu Pro Wrestling in which plays Kojima and some AKB48 members .

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