AKB48’s Iwasa Misaki announces her graduation during her first solo concert on January 30th, 2016. Here is an English translation of her announcement and commentary.
Umeda Ayaka announces her graduation during the second day of AKB48 Group Request Hour 2016.
Courtesy of AKB48’s official blog, Iwata Karen talks more about her thoughts on graduating. Here is an English translation of that post.
Here is an English translation of her announcement comment, explaining some of her reasons, as well as team member’s reactions.
Kotani Riho announces her graduation during her birthday theater event. Here is a translation of her announcement, the NMB48 theater manager’s comments, and her comments posted to her Twitter feed.
This is a letter from Yokoyama Yui to Kawaei Rina, which was read during Kawaei Rina’s graduation concert.
Kawaei Rina’s graduation concert at Saitama Super Arena took place on August 2nd. At the stage, she reads a graduation letter to her fans. Here is a full-text translation.
Read during her graduation ceremony, here is Takahashi Juri’s letter to Kawaei Rina.
Oshima Yuko makes her AKB48 graduation announcement during NHK’s Utagassen 2013. This is old news, here for archival / historical purposes!
Kobayashi Marina announces her graduation during a Team 4 theater concert, which took place the night of July 11th, 2015. Continue reading Kobayashi Marina announces graduation
With SKE48’s Matsui Rena’s impending graduation, it’s been announced that her graduation concert will take place in Toyota Stadium, located in her hometown of Aichi Prefecture. Continue reading Mastui Rena graduation to take place in Toyota Stadium
An former Otaku talks about his experiences after he “graduates” and leave behinds his money-consuming passion altogether. So, what changes after leaving otaku-ism?
If you count all the graduations in the last year, it’s quite a large number! Is this a sign of bad times for the 48-groups?!? Continue reading The increasing number of AKB48 graduations
This doesn’t seem official, but today’s Nikkan Sports newspaper has a large page dedicated to Matsui Rena’s graduation announcement! Continue reading Did Matsui Rena announce her graduation from SKE48??
Here is the English translation of Takahashi Minami’s graduation announcement. Full transcript included below. Continue reading Takahashi Minami’s graduation announcement speech (English subs)