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Saturday, 12 January 2019 12:10

Kojima Mako announces Graduation

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It is a bad news to AKB48 and AKB48 fans.

Today, AKB48 Team K member Kojima Mako announced she will graduate from AKB48, she made her graduation announcement during Team K solo concert (encore) in Tokyo Dome City on 12 January 2019. 

Kojima Mako was one of AKB48 future stars, Kojima Mako, Okada Nana and Nishino Miki were called 14th generation Three Musketeers, she was also a key member of sub unit Tentoumu Chu!. Unlike other AKB48 member, Kojima Mako is one of few members who signs with the talent agency other than AKS, and she is the host of Football Channel streaming show FChan TV.

Kojima Mako joined the idol group in 2012 as Team K research student, and got promoted to Team 4 in 2013, and transferred to Team K in 2014, and then transferred back to Team 4 in 2015, at last she was transferred back to Team K in 2017.


Reference1: AKB48 Theater Manager Hosoi Takahiro's Tweet


Reference2: Nikkan Sports


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14 comments

  • Comment Link alex Saturday, 12 January 2019 13:21 posted by alex

    bad time for 48 group... i am afraid for future of this group... Mako was a promicious yet -___-`
    Team 8 Sato Shiori can replace her yet, but she is missing too. Worried 48 memmbers.

  • Comment Link namaewashiranai Saturday, 12 January 2019 14:47 posted by namaewashiranai

    nooooo!!!! but they saw it coming. thats what you get when you not giving akb48 members their own song with only akb senbatsu (no sister groups). they dont have equal exposure amount

    management deserved this. lol

    getting left behind by top members left and right.

    ha ha ha...

  • Comment Link mike Saturday, 12 January 2019 16:04 posted by mike

    "Mako was a promicious yet"

    are you sure you know what that word means? lol

  • Comment Link omiansary Saturday, 12 January 2019 16:28 posted by omiansary

    I'm gonna miss her cute smile and her too :(

  • Comment Link hmnd Saturday, 12 January 2019 17:15 posted by hmnd

    Three years ago I thought she will be the ace of AKB48 in the future, together with Okada Nana. Sadly she will graduate soon. Wish her all the best.

  • Comment Link Jsprite Saturday, 12 January 2019 17:54 posted by Jsprite

    @alex I believe you meant "promising"

  • Comment Link Jsprite Saturday, 12 January 2019 18:21 posted by Jsprite

    Kojimako...you drop the G-bomb so early in the year! Never seen Kojimako so radiant and mesmerizing as in the Produce48 video of "Hand Clap". She certainly has a unique voice and personality. Why she didn't climb the upper echelons in Sousenkyo rankings is beyond me. This is really sad news for fans :(

  • Comment Link mayuyuoshi Saturday, 12 January 2019 18:25 posted by mayuyuoshi

    @alex....nope

  • Comment Link Ray Sunday, 13 January 2019 00:26 posted by Ray

    This is devastating, how can they let her go?
    This is a miserable January

  • Comment Link Angry Princess Sunday, 13 January 2019 03:23 posted by Angry Princess

    First Miki and now Mako...AKS never followed through with there 2013-14 plans. It's like they just gave up on the in-house talent and just relied on sister-groups. Maybe it's why Kawaei & Paruru left so early??

    When Acchan left AKB48 lost is shine
    When Yuko left it lost it's spirit
    When Takamine left it lost it's heart
    When Paruru left it lost it's honestness & humility
    When Mayu left it lost it's smile
    When Sashihara leaves it will lose it's conscience
    When Mako Kojima leaves it will lose it's hope (maybe?)

  • Comment Link Remy Sunday, 13 January 2019 04:45 posted by Remy

    I'll be glad when this January is over...

  • Comment Link Tuberose Sunday, 13 January 2019 10:09 posted by Tuberose

    I swear to God Mako's time finally here when she began to subs in for NWM and TT senbatsu but then this happened. It's sad to let her go this soon, nothing we can do now. Good luck

  • Comment Link yada Sunday, 13 January 2019 14:32 posted by yada

    we can only say good luck to her, though.. wish her all the best.

  • Comment Link Akai Seigo Monday, 14 January 2019 15:11 posted by Akai Seigo

    Wow,only Okada Nana left in the group.The party's really over soon.What's going on with the 48G today?It's the beginning of 2019 yet they began dropping bombs too early to the grieving fans.

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