Graduation

Graduation of Kizaki Yuria from AKB48

Kizaki Yuria (木﨑ゆりあ) - AKB48Kizaki Yuria announced her graduation from AKB48.

This announcement was made on April 12 during the radio show All Night Nippon with the presence of the AKB48 members, Yokoyama Yui and Iriyama Anna.

The date of her graduation ceremony hasn’t been determined yet.

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SiAM&POPTUNe – Graduation of Hamada Nana and new members

SiAM&POPTUNeThe formation whithin SiAM&POPTUNe recently changed.

One of the members, Hamada Nana (濱田菜々), had announced her graduation on February 2, which took place on March 20 during the SiAM&POPTUNe tour (held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka respectively). On the day of her graduation, a limited press single of the group Kimi ni Hirari (キミニヒラリ), in which Nana performs a solo version of the title song, is distributed in concert.

After this departure, the idol group staff decided to recruit new girls.

Three new members, Kobayashi Mizuki, Endo Miku and Masuda Kotone, joined SiAM&POPTUNe on March 25 during the tour. They are the youngest members of the group, they were still only trainees.

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Graduation of Futaba Nae from Moso Calibration

Futaba Nae (双葉苗) - Moso Calibration (妄想キャリブレーション)Futaba Nae announced her graduation of Moso Calibration.

This news was made on April 6.

According to the official website of the group of idols, his departure from the group is the result of a contract violation (no more details about this). Management said it would be difficult for her to continue working within the idol group and decided to end her activities.

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PiiiiiiiN announced their disbandment

PiiiiiiiNThe disbandment of PiiiiiiiN was announced.

The news was made by the members on social networks and at their recent concert in Tokyo on March 15 (see photo). This sudden announcement took place after a period of silence of PiiiiiiiN. The idol group had just celebrated its 3rd anniversary last December.

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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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Maia left Chu-Z

Maia (麻衣愛) - Chu-ZMaia (麻衣愛), leader of Chu-Z, left the group at the beginning of the year.

Her last concert with the idol group and graduation ceremony took place on last January 20 at Tsutaya O-West in Tokyo.

The 28-year-old woman decided to leave the group, due to her age and to pursue her own way, but remaining in the show business. She also thought to start solo projects, the coming years.

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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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