Hashimoto Nanami announces graduation

Hashimoto Nanami announced her graduation during the Nogizaka46’s All Night Nippon radio show, which aired on October 19th, 2016. Here is an English translation of her graduation announcement and commentary.

hashimoto nanami graduation 橋本奈々未そ卒業

Yes, this is Hashimoto Nanami. Umm, let’ see. Going on like this, when it’s just me who’s talking, I think that some people will be thinking, “Huh? Was there a title like this?”
橋本奈々未「はい、橋本奈々未です。えー、どうだろう。こうやってね、私1人の時間が今流れて、なんとなーく皆さん「あれっ? タイトルもあれっ?」って思った人いるかとは思うのですが。

I’m Nogizaka46’s Hashimoto Nanami. I’m taking part in the current, 16th single, “Sayonara No Imi”. My birthday is also on February 20th – so with that in mind, on my birthday next year, I’ve decided to graduate from Nogizaka46.

When I’ve just made my announcement, it’s hard to think about what to talking about next…. but yes, I’m graduating.

Although I’ve made my announcement today, it isn’t until February, not until February 20th. Today is the early morning of October 20th, so there’s still about 4 months. There are still things to be sorted out. I’ve been able to decide on a specific date, so you can relax about that. There are about four months left. I hope that you’ll continue to support me these remaining four months. So there’s that, and on November 9th, the new single, for which I’m the center, “Sayonara no Imi” will go on sale. I’ll hope you’ll continue to support me at that time as well.

A little later on in the program…

Oh, I almost forget to say. When I graduate from Nogizaka46, I will also be quitting the show business as well. I’ll be a normal person. I’m 23 right now, but as soon as I turn 24 years old, I’ll just be living life as a normal girl. Therefore, I entered show business as Nogizaka46’s Hashimoto Nanami; it started this way, and I want it to end like that.

Author: jerry

Sometimes editor. Sometimes translator. Mostly a proofreader. I like Japan and things.