Yagami Kumi to graduate from SKE48

Yagami Kumi (SKE48)Yagami Kumi announced her graduation from SKE48. The date hasn’t been decided yet.

Yagami Kumi is a member of SKE48 Team S. She had joined the group in 2008.

She is also a member of the subunit No Name.

She appeared in the drama Majisuka Gakuen, and dubbed the character Shinonome Sonata in the anime series AKB0048.


Mitsumune Kaoru graduates from AKB48

Mitsumune Kaoru (AKB48)Mitsumune Kaoru announced her graduation from AKB48.

She took her decision to leave the group because of health problems.

Mitsumune Kaoru had joined AKB48 in 2011 as a 13th generation Kenkyuusei. She was part of Team K since the last team shuffle in August.


Matsuda Shiori to graduate from NMB48

Matsuda Shiori (NMB48)Matsuda Shiori announced her graduation from NMB48. She will leave the group on October 28.

She told that she had taken this decision in order to focus on her studies and to return to being a normal girl.

Matsuda Shiori is part of NMB48 Team N. She joined the group as 1st Generation member in October 2010.


Iwase Yumiko to graduate from Nogizaka46

Iwase Yumiko (Nogizaka46)Iwase Yumiko announced her graduation from Nogizaka46.

She said she had decided to leave “because of her dreams”. She plans to create her own band to play her favourite music.

She will continue to participate in the events with the group until November 18.

Iwase Yumiko was the eldest member of Nogizaka46. She had joined the unit in August 2011 when it was formed.


Mariko to graduate from Lyrical School

Lyrical School (ex Tengal6)Mariko announced her decision to graduate from Lyrical School (ex Tengal 6). She will leave the group in early 2013.

A graduation live will be held on January 26.

The information has been revealed during Lyrical School’s 2nd anniversary one-man live.


Ota Riona graduates from NMB48

Ota Riona (NMB48)

Ota Riona (Team M) announced that she quits NMB48.

She has decided to leave the group to focus on her studies. After moving to Osaka, she reported having trouble to manage both her school work and her career of idol.

Ota Riona had joined NMB48 as a Kenkyuusei in September 2010. She was part of Team M since January 2012.


Fujita Runa quits NMB48

Fujita Runa (NMB48)

Due to health problems, Fujita Runa announced her departure from NMB48.

Suffering from pain in the lower back and hip, she had to reduce her activites.

She joined NMB48 in April 2011 as a member of the 2nd generation. Then she joined the Team M in January 2012.