Graduation

Rev. from DVL announced its break-up

Rev. from DVLRev. from DVL announced its disbandment in March.

A rather unexpected news.

The main reason is that the members decided to continue their own way in other areas. They also said they want to think of their future, like job researching, focusing on school exams, going to university, etc.

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Especia announced its disbandment

EspeciaTo the surprise of the fans, Especia announced that it will disband.

A news announcement at the end of last January via a message from the group on the official website.

The members discussed with their agency about their separation. The reasons remain rather blurred but it’s said that structural problems with their agency would have led the group to dissolve. This information remains to be confirmed.

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Graduation of Ayaka, Ami and Mei from Lyrical School

Ayaka, Ami, Mei - lyrical schoolAyaka, Ami and Mei announced their graduation from Lyrical School in February 2017.

This announcement was made on December 21st.

The date of the graduation ceremony and the last concert of these members will be revealed later.

The members decided to leave the group because of their age (26 and 25), and to rejuvenate the idol group by giving way to younger members in the future.

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Owada Nana announced her graduation from AKB48

Owada Nana (大和田南那) - AKB48Owada Nana recently announced her graduation from AKB48.

This announcement was made by herself at the end of the Boku no Taiyou stage performance at their theater on November 29th.

The date of her graduation ceremony and her last concert with the idol group hasn’t been determined yet.

The reasons why she wants to leave the group wasn’t revealed. However, Nana apologized via a tweet for this sudden announcement and asked for fans to support her until her departure and her withdrawal as an idol.

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Igusa Riona will graduate from Palet

Igusa Riona (井草里桜菜) - paletIgusa Riona announced her graduation from Palet.

This announcement was made by herself on November 24 during Palet’s regular live concert palet Thursday Night at AKIBA Cultures Theater.

She chose to leave the band to pursue her career in fields other than music. She would like to start a career in fashion and modeling.

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Sugimoto Yusa to graduate from LinQ

Sugimoto Yusa (杉本ゆさ) - LinQSugimoto Yusa announced her graduation from LinQ.

She will leave the idol group from Fukuoka on February 22, 2017, on the same day as the release of LinQ’s upcoming single Makenaizo (負けないぞ).

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Tsukumo Hotaru to quit Necronomidol

Tsukumo Hotaru (九十九ほたる) - NecronomidolTsukumo Hotaru announced her that she was going to leave Necronomidol late November.

Tsukumo Hotaru told that she decided to leave the idol group in order to focus on studies at university. She will also stop activities in the entertainment industry.

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Tsugunaga Momoko to graduate from Hello! Project and Country Girls

Tsugunaga Momoko (嗣永桃子)Tsugunaga Momoko announced her graduation from Hello! Project and Country Girls.

Momochi will graduate from the idol group and Hello! Project on June 30, 2017.

She told that she was going to retire from the entertainment industry, and that she wanted to find a job related to education. She got the teacher’s license for elementary school and kindergarten in 2012.

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Graduation of Erie from Dream and E-Girls

Erie (Dream, E-Girls)Erie, member of Dream and E-Girls, announced her upcoming graduation and retirement from the entertainment industry in December.

This announcement was made by Erie on the official website of Dream on October 28.

Although she isn’t sure yet of what she will do after graduation, Erie explained, however, she wanted to lead a normal life after 14 years of loyal service with the J-Pop group Dream. She said she also thought of studying abroad.

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