Graduation

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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Graduation of Kinoshita Momoka from NMB48

Kinoshita Momoka (木下百花) - NMB48Kinoshita Momoka announced her graduation from NMB48.

This announcement was made by herself during a concert at their theater in Osaka on July 30th.

Kinoshita Momoka explained she wanted to leave NMB48 because where she mentioned how there’s nothing she can do as an idol now.

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Mogami Moga left Dempagumi.inc

Mogami Moga (最上もが) - Dempagumi.inc (でんぱ組.inc)Mogami Moga left Dempagumi.inc on August 6.

This sudden announcement was made by Moga herself on her blog the same day.

The reason is that she has suffered bad physical conditions for several (she has canceled her appearances at several events organized by Dempagumi.inc).

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Graduation of Nakamoto Himeka from Nogizaka46

Nakamoto Himeka (中元日芽香) - Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46)Nakamoto Himeka announced her graduation from Nogizaka46.

This announcement was made on Nogizaka46 official website, and by Himeka herself on the live broadcast radio show Radirer! Sunday on August 6.

Himetan explained that she had to stop her activities with the idol group because remained since several mounths in “poor physical condition”.

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Graduation of Minoru from JyuJyu

Minoru (みのる) - Jyujyu (じゅじゅ)Minoru officially left JyuJyu on July 4.

Minoru had already announced her graduation in May.

This decision was taken by herself because she couldn’t continue her activies with the idol group because of familial issues. She also decided to focus on her studies.

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Watanabe Mayu announced her graduation from AKB48

Watanabe Mayu (渡辺麻友) - AKB48Watanabe Mayu announced her graduation from AKB48.

The announcement was made by herself on June 17, during the 49th selection (senbatsu) of AKB48 members (for the next 49th single).

She explained that she wanted to open up to other areas and have a fresh start after 10 years as an idol.

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