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5:49 pm - 10/18/2012

NMB48’s Matsuda Shiori to graduate from the group


It’s been reported that NMB48’s Matsuda Shiori will be graduating from the group in order to focus on her studies.

This was announced by Matsuda herself during Team N’s concert on October 18th at NMB48 Theater in Osaka. Her graduation concert will be held on the 24th.

Matsuda also posted a comment on the group’s official blog explaining, “From shortly before, I wasn’t able to have confidence in continuing my activities as NMB48. So I was troubled, thinking it would be better to prioritize my studies and return to being a normal girl. I thought that I would trouble the members and fans if I continued my activities with a half-hearted attitude. I thought that it would reflect on my performance.

Matsuda became NMB48’s first generation member back in October of 2010 and was the senbatsu member for their debut song, “Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo” (released July 2011). Last September, she temporarily suspended her activities, but was able to return early this year due to the fans’ votes.

Matsuda is the 5th member to withdraw from NMB48 this year following Kodakari Yuuka, Jo Eriko, Fujita Runa, and Ota Riona.

Source & Image: Oricon & tokyohive

queencleopatra 19th-Oct-2012 01:50 am (UTC)
And now KKS Sora Togo too. Bad year for NMB jeez! I do NOT buy all these 'study' ones either. I just don't buy it. If I was in an idol group I'd be like 'fuck school!' I know Japan is really study-heavy but I just don't think this many girls would be leaving all for the same pathetic reason. Especially when they can study during their time there anyway.
taylorniw 19th-Oct-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Idol careers are often so short-lived, though. Especially since the average girl will not be a huge star post-group,
littleplastikme 19th-Oct-2012 02:15 am (UTC)
I want to know what's REALLY going on in NMB48 to cause all these girls to suddenly quit.
sunleth 19th-Oct-2012 05:19 am (UTC)
I need good theories on why so many people left this year. Members not getting along? Bullying? Shady management?
stole_away 19th-Oct-2012 06:44 am (UTC)
why suddenlt so many graduations from NMB...
hina 19th-Oct-2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
Wtf is going on with NMB these days? For an such an up-and-coming group...
kazu_kumaguro 19th-Oct-2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
at least the ikemen wota dude is out for good now, hopefully.
bye, you won't be missed. -> to the wota dude, not shiokichi, just in case.

Edited at 2012-10-19 03:19 pm (UTC)
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