Graduation

Graduation of Kimoto Kanon from SKE48

Kimoto Kanon announced her graduation from SKE48.

Kanon’s graduation was announced during a performance at SKE48 Theater on October 27.

She explains how she is now 20 and started thinking about her next steps in life; she thanked the fans for their support during her seven years as a SKE48 member.

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Musubizm will disband in December

On October 30, Musubizm announced their future disbandment in December.

The announcement having been made on their official website, the reason this dissolution is that Musubizm members were concerned about their future of what they wish to do in other areas. After several discussions, they decided to put an end to the activities of the idol group.

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Graduation of Okumura Nonoka from Niji no Conquistador

Okumura Nonoka (奥村野乃花) - Niji no Conquistador (虹のコンキスタドール)Okumura Nonoka recently announced her graduation from Niji no Conquistador.

This announcement was made on October 21 on NijiCon website.

In her message, she mentions that when she joined the group in 2014, her only goal was to be an idol. Over time, she began to think about her future and how she wants to experience and accomplish many things in life.

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Graduation of Takiguchi Hikari and Misaki Misato from drop

dropMembers Takiguchi Hikari and Misaki Misato announced their graduation from drop.

This announcement was made more than a month ago.

Misaki Misato explained that she would like to concentrate to her studies but would like to continue to explore different areas.

Meanwhile, Takiguchi Hikari explained in a tweet that she was anxious for her current situation and for her future.

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Ogawa Rena left Kobushi Factory

Ogawa Rena (小川麗奈) - Kobushi Factory (こぶしファクトリー)Ogawa Rena left Kobushi Factory et le Hello! Project.

This announcement was made on September 6 on the official website of Hello! Project.

Renako has been suffering from anxiety for several months. Unfortunately, her condition did not improve after treatment and after consulting her doctor, she decided to leave the group and the entertainment industry.

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Hirota Aika announced her graduation from Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku

Hirota Aika (廣田あいか) - Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (私立恵比寿中学)Hirota Aika announced her graduation from Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku.

This annoncement was made on August 31 at LINE LIVE during a Ebichu’s concert.

According to the official website, this is being described as “changing schools”, playing off the fact that Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku is described to fans as a school and members as students. However, “changing schools” seems to simply be a light way of saying that Hirota has decided to leave the group.

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Suto Ririka leaves NMB48 and is going to study abroad

Suto Ririka (須藤凜々花) - NMB48Two months ago, day to day, Suto Ririka announced her graduation from NMB48.

The date of her graduation will be August 30.

Suto Ririka had announced, on last June 17, her engagement. Although little details about her marriage have been released at this time, it seems the reactions from fans have been rather mixed. Some mention how she stole the spotlight, while others are surprised that she would reveal this without announcing her graduation first.

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Kitahara Rie announced her graduation from NGT48

Kitahara Rie (北原里英) - NGT48Kitahara Rie announced her graduation from NGT48.

This announcement was made by herself on August 21 during a concert celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the NGT48 at the Niigata City History Museum.

Kitahara Rie, nicknamed Kitarie (きたりえ), is the captain of Team NII from NGT48 since 2016. She joined AKB48 in October 2007 as a trainee member (Kenkyuusei) and a 5th generation member of AKB48 ; she was transferred to Team A in 2008 for her debut, Team B in 2009 and Team K as vice-captain in 2012. She became a member of the Team S from SKE48 in 2012 before being transferred to NGT48 in 2015.

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MC MISAKI announced her graduation from Rhymeberry

MC MISAKI - RHYMBERRYMC MISAKI recently announced her future graduation from Rhymeberry.

This announcement was made on August 7th on her blog.

Misaki decided to leave Rhymeberry after two years of presence because she wants to pursue her own path and fulfill other dreams. However, she apologized for this hasty departure, which will take place a few days later.

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