SKE48 announced the graduation of 9 members : Kuwabara Mizuki, Takada Shiori, Hiramatsu Kanako, Akaeda Ririna, Ogiso Shiori, Ueno Kasumi, Hara Minami, Kobayashi Emiri, and Yagami Kumi.
The announcement was made during the SKE48 Team KII’s theater performance held on January 15.
The 9 girls formed the unit Tabidachi Sotsugyou-Gumi (旅立ち卒業組) to perform Sore wo Seishun to Yobu Hi (それを青春と呼ぶ日) which is a coupling song for SKE48’s 11th single Choco no Dorei (チョコの奴隷).
Yagami Kumi had previously announced her graduation on November 1.
Kuwabara Mizuki, Takada Shiori, Hiramatsu Kanako, and Yagami Kumi are members of SKE48 Team S. Akaeda Ririna and Ogiso Shiori are part of SKE48 Team KII. Ueno Kasumi and Hara Minami belong to SKE48 Team E. Kobayashi Emiri is a Kenkyuusei.