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Monday, 08 July 2019 12:14

Sakurai Reika announces Graduation

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Nogizaka46 official site announce their captain Sakurai Reika announces graduation today, she will leave the group on 1 September 2019, her last activities will be the national tour concert at Meiji Jingu Stadium.

Sakurai Reika explains why she makes this decision, because she finds it is time to leave the group and develop her new career, on the other hand, she explains her decision is also for the group's future, she thinks her graduation will help the group develop and grow.

Sakurai Reika is Nogizaka46 first generation member, she joined the group in 2011. Sakurai Reika is the group's first captain, she was appointed in TV show "Nogizakatte, Doko?" on 5 February 2012, and became official captain on 17 June 2012.

Sakurai Reika is not just an idol leader, she is also a stage actress, she participated in the stage play "Mr. Kaminari" (2014), the musical "Every Dog Goes to Heaven" (2015), the musical "Princess Knight" (2015), the stage play "Joshiraku Ni - Toki Kakesoba" (2016), the stage play "Kiraware Matsuko no Isshou" (2016), the stage play "Han-Kami" (2018), the musical "Rebecca" (2018), and will participate an upcoming stage play "The Bank Robbery - Diamond Godatsu Dai Sakusen" (2019).

Note: Nogizaka46 will release their upcoming 24th single (TBA) on 4 September 2019.

Original source: Nogizaka46 official site / Sakurai Reika's official blog

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  • Comment Link minato808 Monday, 08 July 2019 13:22 posted by minato808

    It’s time for the flood gates to open for first generation. Once Maiyan and Sayurin decide they’ve had enough it’s basically done for first generation. Asuka won’t be long after and I really don’t think Erika will stay until all first gens graduate like she claims.

  • Comment Link Random passerby Monday, 08 July 2019 13:27 posted by Random passerby

    Im going to miss her...
    Who will be the next capt?

  • Comment Link edu Monday, 08 July 2019 13:37 posted by edu

    when maiyan graduate, i think your friends will be go together soon.
    Sayurin, Manatsu, Erika, Kazumi...
    Yes Asuka wont will be great how these members to guide group next generation -___-'

  • Comment Link JK Monday, 08 July 2019 13:43 posted by JK

    Sad news. On the other hand, more members who haven't yet experienced being a senbatsu member will now be given a chance.

  • Comment Link silc Monday, 08 July 2019 17:42 posted by silc

    Oh Captain! My Captain!

  • Comment Link don Monday, 08 July 2019 18:02 posted by don

    when I check this web site I only have one fear, seeing the banner line "Mai Shiraishi Announces Graduation"
    I know that day is coming, actually amazing it hasn't yet!
    There's going to be a pit in my stomach the size of a bowling ball when Mai announces.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 09 July 2019 04:06 posted by Tuberose

    It's about time for the first gen to pass the baton, unlike 48G I think Nogi fans are not worrying about the future of the group. The younger members are promising and equally popular.

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