To 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.
Ayaka, 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.
Owada 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.
Igusa 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.
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.
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.