On December 31st, S/mileage’s Maeda Yuuka graduated from the group at their fan club event, “Mega Bank Vol.4“.
Maeda became a Hello! Pro Egg in 2004 and was selected as a member of S/mileage alongside Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon, and Saho Akari. During their indies era, the group released 4 singles, eventually making a major-label debut in 2010 with the single, “Yume Miru 15sai“. S/mileage has released a total of 8 singles and 1 album.
“It doesn’t seem real that I’m graduating. All kinds of things happened, but I can’t believe that today is the end,” she expressed.
At the end of the event, Maeda broke out into tears as fans called out, “Thank you“, “Do your best,” and “Yuuka!“.
Finally, leader Wada sent out a positive message to their fans saying, “From 2012, S/mileage will be a 6-person group, but we want to do our best so that many people will support us. When we’re able to hold a big concert, we want to do our best so that Yuuka-chan will come to watch us.”