Graduation

Graduation of Nakamura Mariko from AKB48

Nakamura Mariko (中村麻里子) - AKB48The vice-captain of Team A, Nakamura Mariko (中村麻里子), announced her graduation from AKB48.

This announcement was made on March 15 during a concert of the AKB48 at the group’s theater.

The reason she decided to leave the group is due to her desire to be a TV newscaster and to be a personality loved by the people of her area. As a result, she will join Sun Television in Hyogo from April to become an TV announcer.

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Hauptharmonie announced dismissal of Chigasaki Riko and their break-up

Hauptharmonie (ハウプトハルモニー)Two days after celebrating the birthdays of members Terada Juno and Shirogane Rin, Hauptharmonie made several announcements via their official blog on March 14th.

O-ant, the producer of the group began by mentioning the contract cancellation of member Chigasaki Riko (one of the Miss iD 2017 finalists), due to her health issues and non-compliance with the rules.

He also said that Hauptharmonie will disband next summer because the painful experiences over the last three years have pushed the staff of the idol group to no longer want to keep them active.

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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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