During the event for the vote count results for AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu General Election, AKB48 team A captain Shinoda Mariko, who ranked in 5th place in the election, announced that she would be graduating from the group. She made the surprise announcement during her speech.
According to Shinoda, her graduation will be next month after the group's live concert at the Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome as she wanted to graduate in her hometown of Fukuoka.
This is fucking depressing, Mariko is my oshimen and it's going to be really hard for me to care as much for this group as I used to. And lol at Mayuyu looking like she wanted to murder someone.