AKB48’s Nagao Mariya has announced her graduation from the group.
The announcement was done during their performance at AKB48 Theater, so it was quite sudden for the many fans in attendance.
Graduations are always shocking and this one is no exception. Of course, members change quite rapidly since it is a rather large group but nonetheless she will be missed.
Thankfully, it seems like she wants to be an active member in entertainment so this might not be the last we see of her.
No graduation date has been announced, but we should be finding out in the coming months.