Tag Archive: Graduation

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“.


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.


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.


Graduation of Ozaki Mami from STU48

Ozaki Mami (尾﨑舞美) - STU48Ozaki Mami, a member of STU48, decided to leave the idol group.

This decision was taken by herself on January 6, while the STU48 were at the theater of the sister group AKB48.

Details of Ponchan’s latest activities with the group will be announced later.


Ariyasu Momoka announced her graduation from Momoiro Clover Z

Ariyasu Momoka (有安杏果) - Momoiro Clover Z (ももいろクローバーZ)An annoucement that saddens fans! The popular Ariyasu Momoka has suddenly announced her future graduation of Momoiro Clover Z and her withdrawal from show business.

According to her personal blog, Ariyasu Momoka mentioned that she was part of the entertainment world since childhood. After taking a step back, she decided to live like an ordinary woman. Her plans after graduation are currently unknown, but she also mentioned that she wanted to live life without planning anything.


Graduation of Pour Lui from BiS (Brand-new Idol Society)

Pour Lui (プー・ルイ) - BiSLeader Pour Lui announced her graduation from BiS (Brand-new Idol Society).

This announcement was made on January 6 on the BiS’ official website.

According to Pour Lui, she commented that BiS is no longer needed for her and that she was not needed for BiS. She thinks the group no longer needs her to continue its activities. She also mentioned how she thought about her graduation during her hiatus in September.


Agarie Hikari to graduate from SAY-LA

Agarie Hikari (東江ひかり) - SAY-LAAs of December 1st, the “first old-school idol group in 3000 years” SAY-LA has been operating as a 6-girl unit with the addition of Yoshinaga Miina. During a joint live performance, SAY-LA & BABY TO KISS Emergency Show with Important Announcement, Agarie Hikari shared that she will be graduating on January 7, Sunday, at Shibuya WWW-X’s 3000-Nen ni Ichido no Happiness release event (single to be released on January 2nd), SAY-LA’s Agarie Hikari’s Graduation Solo Show.

SAY-LA has had some notable achievements leading up to Agarie Hikari’s graduation: Their 1st single, Kojirase Kataomoi was ranked #1 on the Oricon Daily Chart, their 1st live show DVD, Kojirase Kinnenbi was also ranked #1 on the Oricon Daily Chart and #2 on the Oricon Weekly Chart.


Graduation of Kimoto Kanon from SKE48

Kimoto Kanon announced her graduation from SKE48.

Kanon’s graduation was announced during a performance at SKE48 Theater on October 27.

She explains how she is now 20 and started thinking about her next steps in life; she thanked the fans for their support during her seven years as a SKE48 member.


Musubizm will disband in December

On October 30, Musubizm announced their future disbandment in December.

The announcement having been made on their official website, the reason this dissolution is that Musubizm members were concerned about their future of what they wish to do in other areas. After several discussions, they decided to put an end to the activities of the idol group.