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Thursday, 07 March 2019 13:33

Nagahama Neru announces Graduation

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Today, Keyakizaka46 member Nagahama Neru tells her fans via her blog that she is going to graduate from the group, the group's 8th single is her last single for the group, but she does not mention any details about her graduation schedule, nor clarify if she is going to participate in the group's upcoming 3rd anniversary concert, she just tells her fans that she will attend the handshake events on 9, 16 and 21 March 2019.

Nagahama Neru joined Keyakizaka46 family in 2015. She is not an official Keyakizaka46 member at first, because she did not participate in the group's 1st generation final audition, she joined the group as first and only member of Hiragana Keyakizaka46. In 2016 June, the management appointed her a concurrent position in Keyakizaka46, and then she was transferred to Keyakizaka46 in September 2017.

Definitely Nagahama Neru is one of the management's favorite members, she has more opportunities than the others, and she has fulfilled their expectation, she is one of popular members of Keyakizaka46, her first solo photo book "Kokokara" sold over 98k copies in first week, the best selling solo photo book among the group, and the 3rd best selling solo photo book among all Japanese female artists after Nogizaka46 member Ikuta Erika's Intermission and Nogizaka46 member Shiraishi Mai's Passport. 


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19 comments

  • Comment Link Anonymous Thursday, 07 March 2019 13:50 posted by Anonymous

    How can! Neru is only one make me follow keyakizaka46. May be i will follow only hinatazaka46 from now on.

  • Comment Link hmnd Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:03 posted by hmnd

    Neru is one of the most popular member of Keyakizaka46, together with Techi. Did she say the reason why she graduate? I don't really understand why Neru graduate so soon.

  • Comment Link Akai Seigo Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:20 posted by Akai Seigo

    Why now? All my faves in the group are leaving one by one within less than a year.How depressing.

  • Comment Link Paul Cho Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:24 posted by Paul Cho

    @Anonymous
    You can still follow her after graduation.

    @Akai Seigo
    Why now now? Do you notice how many photo books releases in this half year?

    @hmnd
    No, she does not.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:30 posted by Tuberose

    Solo probably sounds more promising to her. With her face she could be the second Hashimoto Kanna, she's beautiful and attractive enough to stand alone. Good luck Neru, tho I hope you'd stay longer

  • Comment Link Erock Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:46 posted by Erock

    The Last Hiragana????...man Management totally killed off Hiragana completely. Next one to leave will be Techi.

  • Comment Link justkeyakifan Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:55 posted by justkeyakifan

    yep, after this we wait for hirate to graduate aaaand

    goodbye keyaki, you were such a promising group
    its a shame the group meet their end this fast

  • Comment Link klanz Thursday, 07 March 2019 17:45 posted by klanz

    OHHNONONONONO!!!
    Well..... what about Aoi?

  • Comment Link alex Thursday, 07 March 2019 18:07 posted by alex

    its simple, hiratezaka46 always center... she always underground at performane, few screen shot at PV.

    I would like that she remain at hiragana46, it would be perfect how hinatazaka46 for her. But its late...

    Very sad day -___-

  • Comment Link Memorandom Thursday, 07 March 2019 18:41 posted by Memorandom

    Yyyeah, this hurts. Bad. She was my oshi. I don't want to be, but I am finding it hard not to say i'm done with Keyaki now.

    I said after Imaizumi graduated after being completely underused (she should have centred a single, preferably Futari Saison which would have suited both her voice and character) that if we got to the 3rd anniversary and Techi was STILL centre of everything I'd be done, now we're losing Neru... Who's next?

    Putting 21 girls in a group and only ever fixating on one of them is just such a ridiculous way to manage a group. Look at Nogizaka, would they have blossomed into the group they are now if Ikoma Rina had been put on the pedestal Techi has? At this point in their singles they'd had 4 different centres for their lead single tracks.

    I guarantee you a year from now Keyaki will be on single #10 and it'll be business as usual, Techi will be centre only they'll have to patch 2nd gen members into all the spots left by 1st gen members who've left. Because you just know more are going to leave in the next few months - and we are EARLY in this group's existence.

    And it's not Techi's fault, she's a cute kid, I like the girl more than I like the angsty role she plays and I'm sure she actually dislikes the constant pressure of BEING centre all the time - when they used to announce the senbatsu on Keyakitte Kakenai she always looked completely crestfallen when centre was announced - so it also wouldn't surprise me if she graduated this year, and if that happens... So much potential pretty much wasted.

    But I will look forward to following whatever Neru does next, and I wish her all the luck and goodwill in the world. Selfishly, I hope she stays in the business in some way or another so those of us who love her can follow and continue to support her. I know she will do great things - she's Neru after all.

  • Comment Link Novakayne Thursday, 07 March 2019 22:15 posted by Novakayne

    Even though she is my Keya Oshi I'm cool with this. 4 years and 8 group singles is a reasonable amount of time in the idol world, about the average. She's had plenty of success with her photobook, solo songs, and outside the TV appearances. She's made a ton of money in a short time and had enough facial recognition to no longer need the Keya brand to be successful so it's not like it's sudden if ill advised so it's fine if she wants to graduate

  • Comment Link Erock Friday, 08 March 2019 00:46 posted by Erock

    The Last Hiragana????...man Management totally killed off Hiragana completely. Next one to leave will be Techi.

  • Comment Link Vendpr Friday, 08 March 2019 01:55 posted by Vendpr

    People need to calm down. We don't know what the future hold for Keyaki. It's too soon to rely on few members and pull the plug. Techi said when she returned for 7th single this group doesn't exist only because of her, it exists because of the members which she felt Yuipon should lead Keyaki.

    Techi was about to graduate last year due to her injury but she realized they should work as a group. Don't expect Techi to be centre for the 9th single. She might focus on solo songs in the future and let other be centres.

    Imaizumi graduate because of her health

    Yonetani graduate because she fall in love with her study and college life

    Manaka graduate because she prefer non-idol image and dislike publicity

    Neru graduate because.......(wait for her to appear at keyakake)

  • Comment Link Zo Friday, 08 March 2019 03:52 posted by Zo

    It's okay guys, Keyaki will be fine, Techi will center again in the next single.

  • Comment Link klanz Friday, 08 March 2019 04:02 posted by klanz

    @Vendpr
    Do not you need to believe everything these girls say, also.. waiting for Neru in keyakitte? Waiting for what? Another speech written by the staff?

  • Comment Link alex Friday, 08 March 2019 14:43 posted by alex

    Its reason could be in Keyaki tte kakenai broadcasted on Jan.20th, when neru cries for something about what she want really do...

    Her potencial was limmited because keyaki, maybe she wants only have a normal life now.

  • Comment Link Angry Princess Friday, 08 March 2019 20:37 posted by Angry Princess

    Well that's it. It's like SKE syndrome all over again. No one gets past Techi just like no one is allowed to get past Jurina (SKE). Sachimichi loved Neru, she had tons of commercial appeal, massive photobook sales and now she's gone. Another wasted chance to expand the Keyakizaki brand beyond 1 girls fanbase.

    This is further proof that Keyakizaki exists to push Techi. She shows up for the A-side & all the girls do grunt work in between. I'm not the expert on Keyakizaki but at least when Acchan left AKB you had Yuko and when Yuko left you had Mayu, Paru, Yuki- I don't know anyone outside of Techi because they never promote anyone but her. It's a shame there isn't more variety in canters but I guess Sony doesn't care

  • Comment Link roselle rodriguez Saturday, 09 March 2019 03:23 posted by roselle rodriguez

    It will be all wasted if she graduate did u guys watch keyakitte kakenai neru and nagasawa location shoot in Korea when they go in a restaurant and then the fortune teller said about the group she said that it will all wasted if they leave the group and then she said that the group will be popular after 3 years that's i remember ohhh my I only like keyakizaka because of her i want to cry WAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

  • Comment Link Vivi H Saturday, 20 April 2019 02:50 posted by Vivi H

    Japanese Idol is very hard to get in, you have to work very hard for at. You have to be a beauty & cute or talent, is not that easy be a idol in Japan u know. It is sad! She is leaving the group but, she is so young. She have a future to go, I wish her luck.

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