Tag Archive: Graduation

PASSPO☆ to break up

PASSPO☆ (ぱすぽ☆)

PASSPO☆ announced their disbandment.

The idol group hold a last live performance on September 22 at Nakano Sunplaza.

A statement on their official website explains that the members and the staff have been discussing about the future activities of PASSPO☆ since the end of last year. They reached the conclusion that they should follow their own path.

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Ciao Bella Cinquetti announced their disbandment

Ciao Bella Cinquetti (チャオ ベッラ チンクエッティ)

Ciao Bella Cinquetti annouced their next disbandment.

This announcement was officially made on April 24.

According to their announcement, the members of Ciao Bella Cinquetti discussed after their performance on January 9th of their future with staff.  After several talks, they’ve decided that they had accomplished everything they could as a group. They discussed putting the group on hiatus but decided to ultimately focus on solo activities instead.

Ciao Bella Cinquetti’s disbandment date is set for August 2nd.

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Momoland left BiS

Momoland (ももらんど) - BiS

Momoland officially resigned from the unconventional idol group BiS (Brand-new Idol Society).

This announcement was made on April 20th.

The official statement mentions that Momoland experienced mental and physical fatigue that caused her to miss several recent lives. After discussions with the staff, it was determined that it was difficult for her to continue BiS activities and she decided to withdraw from the group.

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Cheeky Parade to break up

Cheeky Parade

Cheeky Parade announced that the idol group is going to disband on July 31.

7 members, including Yamamoto Marin and Suzuki Mariya left to study in Los Angeles, will participate in Cheeky Parade’s last live performance.

Each member commented the news on their official website. They said that they were sorry and sad that their activities are coming to an end soon. The girls thank the fans for their support. After their graduation, they want to walk towards their dreams.

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Wada Ayaka will graduate from Angerme and Hello! Project

Wada Ayaka (和田彩花) - ANGERME (アンジュルム)

Wada Ayaka announced her future graduation of Angerme and Hello! Project.

The announcement was made on April 5, by Wada Ayaka herself, through a long message on her blog.

According to her, she discussed with her few friends of the staff of Angerme about her decision to graduate. They decided that 2019 would be the year to graduate as it marks her 10th anniversary of Angerme activities (previously S/mileage). As the last member of the 1st generation of the idol group to be still part, she will pass the torch to younger generations.

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Graduation of Ogata Haruna from Morning Musume ’18

Ogata Haruna (尾形春水) - Morning Musume '18 (モーニング娘。'18)Ogata Haruna announced on March 27 her future graduation from Morning Musume ’18 and Hello! Project

According to her, she decided to leave the group to devote herself entirely to her university studies. She commented that she feels unable to pursue her dreams of attending university in parallel with her idol activities, so she decided to graduate from the group.

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Graduation of Cho Orie from STU48

Cho Orie (張織慧) - STU48Cho Orie announced her upcoming graduation from STU48.

This announcement was made on March 15th.

She decided to leave the idol group for devoting herself fully to her studies; Cho Orie herself declared : “After challenging myself to various things and meeting different people, I found something that I really want to do. I want to interact with many people from around the world, so after consulting with my family and staff, I chose the path of studies“.

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Graduation of Ikoma Rina from Nogizaka46

Ikoma Rina (生駒里奈) - Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46)Ikoma Rina, a popular member of Nogizaka46, announced her graduation of the idol group.

This announcement was made on January 31st.

According to her, now that she is in her twenties, she wants to find a way to improve herself in order to find what she wants to do to live as an adult. She started thinking about the future and the skills she needs to find a career. In order to find her calling in life, she decided to leave the group and find her next challenge.

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Disbandment of Idol Renaissance

Idol Renaissance (アイドルネッサンス)Idol Renaissance announced their upcoming disbandment.

This announcement was made on January 22nd.

There is little information as to why Idol Renaissance decided to go their separate ways, but there is a mention of the idol group not being able to “breakthrough”. This by itself is pretty sad since it essentially means that the group was not able to be profitable.

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