Tag Archive: Graduation

Graduation of Iikubo Haruna from Morning Musume ’18

Iikubo Haruna (飯窪春菜) - Morning Musume 18 (モーニング娘。'18)

Iikubo Haruna announced that she will be graduating from Morning Musume ’18 and Hello! Project at the end of the year.

This announcement made on the Hello! Project, Iikubo Haruna mentioned that, during the idol group’s 20th anniversary celebration, she began to think more about her future. In order to achieve her goals and surpass herself, she decided to leave Morning Musume ’18 and Hello! Project but expressed interest in staying in the entertainment industry while performing solo arts-related activities.

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Vanilla Beans will disband in October

Vanilla Beans (バニラビーンズ)

A sad news for the fans.

Vanilla Beans announced their disbandment in a few months.

No formal reason was given, but after celebrating the idol group’s 11th anniversary this year, it seems that the girls want to move on and continue their activities in other domains. There were several discussions between the girls and their staff about the future of Vanilla Beans.

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Beboga! will disband in September

Beboga! (ベボガ!)

All members of Niji no Conquistador, the girls have recently announced the next disbandment of the sub-unit Beboga! (yellow NijiCon team).

This announcement was made on July 29.

They talked with their staff many times and decided to end the group’s parallel activities. However, they apologized to fans for this announcement.

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BABYRAIDS JAPAN to disband

BABYRAIDS JAPAN (ベイビーレイズJAPAN)

BABYRAIDS JAPAN announced their disbandment. Their last live performance Zen Tora ga Naita! Densetsu no Saikou Kaminari Mai (Climax) (全虎が啼いた!伝説の最高雷舞(クライマックス)) will be held on September 24th at Yamanakako Communication Place Kirara.

The staff explained that there were several discussions about the future of BABYRAIDS JAPAN. They came to the conclusion that all members could not work in the same direction. Therefore the idol group decided to break up.

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Candye♡Syrup – Graduation of all members and new auditions

Candye♡Syrup

Several announcements were made about the idol group Candye♡Syrup.

Current members have announced their future graduation from Candye♡Syrup.

No specific reason was given as to why members would graduate. However, another notice was published shortly announcing the beginning of the auditions of the second mount, for new girls. Women aged 16-28 are encouraged to apply, with auditions taking place from June 26 to July 8.

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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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