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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 14:17

Imaizumi Yui announces Graduation

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Keyakizaka46 member Imaizumi Yui announced graduation today, she is the first member graduating from the group. According to the official web site, though Imaizumi Yui's graduation schedule is not confirmed, she will not participate in the group's upcoming National Tour, and the group's 7th single "AMBIVALENT" will be her last single for the group.

Imaizumi Yui is Keyakizaka46's 1st generation member, she joined the group in 2015. From April 2017 to August 2017. Before joining Keyakizaka46 she was a member of idol group Smile Gakuen. Imaizumi Yui is one of popular member of the group and an exclusive model for magazine AR, during April to August in 2017 she was in hiatus due to bad health condition, and then she took hiatus again in December 2017.


Original source: Imaizumi Yui's blogKeyakizaka46's official site

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  • Comment Link hmnd Tuesday, 07 August 2018 15:49 posted by hmnd

    Noooooooo, Zuumin, why do you have to graduate so soon?

  • Comment Link Conscious Pilot Tuesday, 07 August 2018 16:46 posted by Conscious Pilot

    A good indication that Keyakizaki "bloom is off the rose" is the STAGE48 top 20 Idol Poll. Last year Techi was #4 & the voting happened 2 months before the Okinawa Election rain-out in 2017. Now in 2018 the voting happened a month (or so?) before the 2018 election and Techi is #62
    http://stage48.net/forum/index.php?threads/the-2017-stage48-member-ranking-results-top-50-has-started.22314/

    Neru is somewhere in the Top 25 (Results not released yet) is this effect of the Sachimichi48? or are people tired of the Techi "Push"? I agree with you that this Zuumin grad is NOT a Techi problem on the surface - it's a Keyakizaki "Image Problem" & lack of future Identity issue.

    AKI-P builds this whole group around an Emo "eccentric" figure & while it was interesting for a time the "Idol World" progressed - People wanted more than just Techi. They got a 'breath of fresh air' with Neru & now they see Keyaki sliding into early 2017 mode with Techi's return & the future again is uncertain.

    Idol Groups have a "revolving 3-4 year ERA" window because "Idol Years" move 2-3 times faster than normal time. Jurina ruling SKE for 20 A-Sides & over 1/2 a decade was it's own thing- Now people might sense the pattern with Keyakizaki & Techi (being Idol Jesus)- Again back to the Stage48 rankings Jurina is now #92 (out of like 350 Idols?)- These Vote were cast well BEFORE the 2018 Election & Produce48 started.

    International Fans are getting "Tired" of Idols doing the same stuff. The same Ace's, the same Systems, Same Management "Pushs", same songs, and even the same "Types" of Fans - THIS is why KPOP is devouring Japan - They want to be Excited again about Idols.

    Zuumin probably sees the future of her time in "Keyakizaki" as more of the same. AKB's new song sounds like NGZK46. Keyaki was a Alternative Idol experience...and now the pattern has "set in" & she's probably done with it. If SKE is any indication Techi will always RULE Keyaki (like Jurina ruled SKE) and we all know how it ends...Everyone who wanted "More" Has to graduate or they stay stuck behind their "Center" & just cash the checks.

  • Comment Link Hime Tuesday, 07 August 2018 17:04 posted by Hime

    No no no no, why this should happen ? ????????????????????????????????

  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 07 August 2018 17:07 posted by Tuberose

    Get well soon Zuumin, I will always support you. I will miss the Yuichanzu

  • Comment Link Akai Seigo Tuesday, 07 August 2018 18:07 posted by Akai Seigo

    What the h--?!But why?I had high hopes on her that she can be the next center;is this a joke,right?

  • Comment Link Namaewashiranai Tuesday, 07 August 2018 18:20 posted by Namaewashiranai

    Such a shame cuz I feel like yuichanzu duet is one of the best thing that came up from this whole keyaki franchise.

    Gotta say she is also one of the standout members in terms of looks.

    Oh well.

  • Comment Link Elvin Tuesday, 07 August 2018 22:15 posted by Elvin

    Dang :(

  • Comment Link Rika Tuesday, 07 August 2018 22:27 posted by Rika

    This is horrible news. Please do a jo eriko in the future....

  • Comment Link Remy Wednesday, 08 August 2018 00:39 posted by Remy

    Well there goes the only reason I had any interest in Keyakizaki.

    Hopefully she'll move on to something better, I'd be an easy mark for anything she did solo

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