At NMB48 Team N's stage show today (on the 23rd of February 2013), Team N member Fukumoto Aina announced her graduation.
She is set to graduate from the group in June 2013 but an actual date has not been fixed yet.
Regarding her own graduation, here is a translation Ainyan's comment:
"I, Fukumoto Aina, will graduate from NMB48.
Since then, we have been really blessed.
So, I participated in the Osaka Marathon.
It was a year where I've grown a lot.
And all the members who I've spent everyday with and been with me until today,
Wowww...this was the first thing I woke up to earlier today...and I was...really stunned.
She is like my 2nd favourite member...and someone I consider even as an oshi...so this came...so suddenly.
However, hearing what she had to say, it's definitely something I'll continue to support her in.
I respect her for challenging her dream out there now, and I wish her all the best for her future.
In NMB, she was always so diligent, dedicated, loyal and loving.
With both members and fans, she is always warm and friendly.
It was really nice seeing all the posts and photos the members posted for her on GPlus and their blogs.
Whether it was a fellow Team N member, or a member from Team M, BII and even KKS, all of them had kind words to say to Ainyan.
No doubt everyone loves her very much, and will have her back even after graduation.
Ainyan really was an impact to everyone in NMB ^_^
It'll be sad to see one of NMB48 Top 5 members go, but it's for sure she always will be an integral part of NMB48.
I'm guessing she'll stay on with Yoshimoto to continue pursuing her dream, so perhaps she might still be able to be in contact with the members now and then.
Either way, though it's very bittersweet, I wish Ainyan the best in everything!! <3
And lots of Ainyan photos cause this is her dedication post :P
P.S. I got almost all these photos from the members' post today O.O