Ono Haruka has announced her graduation from SKE48.
She wrote in her blog (translation by mahoushoujoari @ tumblr):
First of all, I want to thank
everyone who came to see today’s Stage,
And, during the second Stage…
I was able to announce my graduation.
It turned out to be an abrupt announcement but, as I said during the Stage, it’s something I’ve been thinking for 1-2 years, and it’s all thanks to so many people’s support that I was able to keep doing my best until now.
More than anything, I’m full of feelings of gratitute for all the fans that always cheered on me.
Since I’ll be an SKE member until the end of March, I’ll still have the opportunity to meet everyone of you, so please, keep looking after me as you always did for the remaining time.
Even if it’s like this,
I have to say that this is all something I decided by myself, and it’ll be the positive kind of graduation.(・ω・)
I’ll do my best to be able to perform again
before everyone’s eyes.
I’m really, really grateful for these 3 years and a half.
I love you all!♪
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