Suto Ririka leaves NMB48 and is going to study abroad

Suto Ririka (須藤凜々花) - NMB48Two months ago, day to day, Suto Ririka announced her graduation from NMB48.

The date of her graduation will be August 30.

Suto Ririka had announced, on last June 17, her engagement. Although little details about her marriage have been released at this time, it seems the reactions from fans have been rather mixed. Some mention how she stole the spotlight, while others are surprised that she would reveal this without announcing her graduation first.


Kitahara Rie announced her graduation from NGT48

Kitahara Rie (北原里英) - NGT48Kitahara Rie announced her graduation from NGT48.

This announcement was made by herself on August 21 during a concert celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the NGT48 at the Niigata City History Museum.

Kitahara Rie, nicknamed Kitarie (きたりえ), is the captain of Team NII from NGT48 since 2016. She joined AKB48 in October 2007 as a trainee member (Kenkyuusei) and a 5th generation member of AKB48 ; she was transferred to Team A in 2008 for her debut, Team B in 2009 and Team K as vice-captain in 2012. She became a member of the Team S from SKE48 in 2012 before being transferred to NGT48 in 2015.


Sasaki Ayaka – My Cherry Pie / My Hamburger Boy

Sasaki Ayaka - My Cherry Pie / My Hamburger BoySasaki Ayaka (Momoiro Clover Z) launched her solo career!

She will release her first single on August 23rd.

The single will be entitled My Cherry Pie / My Hamburger Boy (小粋なチェリーパイ ; Koiki na Cherry Pie / 浮気なハンバーガーボーイ ; Uwaki na Hamburger Boy) and has a double A-side.


AKB48 – #SukiNanda

AKB48 - #SukiNandaAKB48 will release their 49th single #SukiNanda (#好きなんだ) on August 30.

The 16 selected members (senbatsu) are  : Yokoyama Yui, Watanabe Mayu, Takahashi Juri, Okada Nana (AKB48 & STU48), Matsui Jurina (SKE48), Soda Sarina (SKE48), Takayanagi Akane (SKE48), Furuhata Nao (SKE48), Suda Akari (SKE48), Yoshida Akari (NMB48), Shiroma Miru (NMB48), Sashihara Rino (HKT48 & STU48), Miyawaki Sakura (AKB48 & HKT48), Ogino Yuka (NGT48), Kitahara Rie (NGT48) et Honma Hinata (NGT48).

The central member is Sashihara Rino.

The short versions of the MVs have been released.


Muto Chiharu – Nobody Like You

Muto Chiharu - Nobody Like YouMuto Chiharu launched a solo career.

After leaving the J-Pop groups Flower and E-Girls in October 2014, Muto Chiharu devoted herself to her studies abroad. Almost three years later, she returned to the entertainment industry.

Muto Chiharu’s debut single is entitled Nobody Like You and was released on August 16 under the indie label B-CREW Records.


MC MISAKI announced her graduation from Rhymeberry

MC MISAKI - RHYMBERRYMC MISAKI recently announced her future graduation from Rhymeberry.

This announcement was made on August 7th on her blog.

Misaki decided to leave Rhymeberry after two years of presence because she wants to pursue her own path and fulfill other dreams. However, she apologized for this hasty departure, which will take place a few days later.


9nine – SunSunSunrise / Yurutopia

9nine - SunSunSunrise / YurutopiaThe new single of 9nine was revealed !

It will be called SunSunSunrise / Yurutopia (SunSunSunrise/ゆるとぴあ) and will be released on August 16th.

The single was produced by Trevor Horn.

The SunSunSunrise song is the theme of Stan Lee’s animated film, The Reflection !, a film in which the members of 9nine participated as voice actresses.


Up Up Girls (2) – Sun! ×3 / Ni no Ashi Dancing

Up Up Girls (2) - Sun! ×3 / Ni no Ashi DancingThe new single of Up Up Girls (2) will be relesed on August 15.

It will be entitled Sun! ×3 / Ni no Ashi Dancing (Sun!×3/二の足 Dancing) and will released under the label T-Palette Records.

The title of the song Sun! ×3 is pronounced Sun! Sun! Sun!.


Graduation of Kinoshita Momoka from NMB48

Kinoshita Momoka (木下百花) - NMB48Kinoshita Momoka announced her graduation from NMB48.

This announcement was made by herself during a concert at their theater in Osaka on July 30th.

Kinoshita Momoka explained she wanted to leave NMB48 because where she mentioned how there’s nothing she can do as an idol now.