Here is an English translation of her announcement comment, explaining some of her reasons, as well as team member’s reactions.
Yes, #13. I can’t count correctly so I’m filling some gaps starting this new year. Maybe that’s useless information, but I’ll tell you lots this time. This edition: covered-up Yui-han, English-challened Yuria-chan, Meru’s crazy kissing, Mariyagi’s boobs, shiny UFOs in AKB theater, and Megu’s wardrobe malfunction. Whew. That’s a lot, get ready!
Happy Belated New Year! We pray for your good health and a wonderful year to come. Cheers to an awesome 2016!