Graduation

Ciao Bella Cinquetti announced their disbandment

Ciao Bella Cinquetti (チャオ ベッラ チンクエッティ)

Ciao Bella Cinquetti annouced their next disbandment.

This announcement was officially made on April 24.

According to their announcement, the members of Ciao Bella Cinquetti discussed after their performance on January 9th of their future with staff.  After several talks, they’ve decided that they had accomplished everything they could as a group. They discussed putting the group on hiatus but decided to ultimately focus on solo activities instead.

Ciao Bella Cinquetti’s disbandment date is set for August 2nd.

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Graduation of Ogata Haruna from Morning Musume ’18

Ogata Haruna (尾形春水) - Morning Musume '18 (モーニング娘。'18)Ogata Haruna announced on March 27 her future graduation from Morning Musume ’18 and Hello! Project

According to her, she decided to leave the group to devote herself entirely to her university studies. She commented that she feels unable to pursue her dreams of attending university in parallel with her idol activities, so she decided to graduate from the group.

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Graduation of Ikoma Rina from Nogizaka46

Ikoma Rina (生駒里奈) - Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46)Ikoma Rina, a popular member of Nogizaka46, announced her graduation of the idol group.

This announcement was made on January 31st.

According to her, now that she is in her twenties, she wants to find a way to improve herself in order to find what she wants to do to live as an adult. She started thinking about the future and the skills she needs to find a career. In order to find her calling in life, she decided to leave the group and find her next challenge.

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Disbandment of Idol Renaissance

Idol Renaissance (アイドルネッサンス)Idol Renaissance announced their upcoming disbandment.

This announcement was made on January 22nd.

There is little information as to why Idol Renaissance decided to go their separate ways, but there is a mention of the idol group not being able to “breakthrough”. This by itself is pretty sad since it essentially means that the group was not able to be profitable.

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Graduation of Pour Lui from BiS (Brand-new Idol Society)

Pour Lui (プー・ルイ) - BiSLeader Pour Lui announced her graduation from BiS (Brand-new Idol Society).

This announcement was made on January 6 on the BiS’ official website.

According to Pour Lui, she commented that BiS is no longer needed for her and that she was not needed for BiS. She thinks the group no longer needs her to continue its activities. She also mentioned how she thought about her graduation during her hiatus in September.

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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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