Michishige Sayumi to graduate from Morning Musume


Michishige Sayumi (Morning Musume)Michishige Sayumi announced her graduation from Morning Musume and Hello! Project at the end of the year after Morning Musume 2014 Fall Concert Tour.

Further information on her graduation ceremony will be announced later.

Tsunku♂ explained that this decision was taken by Michishige Sayumi. He added that new members may be recruited soon.

Michishige Sayumi joined Morning Musume as a 6th generation member in January 2003. She is the leader of the idol group since May 2012. She is the member with the longest tenure with more than 4100 days.

Under her leadership, Morning Musume ’14’s latest singles reached 5 consecutive time the 1st rank on Oricon weekly ranking.

Michishige Sayumi (Morning Musume)



  1. NyNy

    I feel the opposite. I’m glad because she’s played her part and now she’s moving on. I understand a lot of people are upset as well because she was the last member of Platinum Era and even during Shabondama era but I’m still happy she’s leaving.

    She will be missed but not by me. I want to see how Morning Musume will evolve now with members from 2011 to now.

    1. Tetho (Post author)

      I think it was the best moment for Sayumi to graduate.
      The 9th and the 10th generation members are ready now.
      I’m wondering who will be the new leader.

  2. Mandy Dieng

    Oh. Sayumi va partir ?! En même temps elle est restée au sein du groupe ça va faire 11 ans presque. Je n’ai connue les Morning Musume qu’en 2012 mais j’ai appris à connaître quasiment tous les membres du groupe. Je souhaite à Sayumi une bonne continuation après sa graduation…

    1. Tetho (Post author)

      Effectivement, c’est une page qui se tourne chez les Morning Musume.
      Je ne pensais pas que Sayumi resterait si longtemps.
      En tant que leader, elle a fait un excellent boulot avec la nouvelle génération.

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