Former AKB48 member Umeda Ayaka has announced her graduation from NMB48.
She is the last 2nd generation member after Kobayashi Kana announced her graduation as well.
It’s surprising when a graduation announcement happens, but having all of the members of a generation leave in the same space of time is an interesting occurrence. Most likely it seems like the members realized that they wish to leave around the same time to allow the newer generations to shine.
No reason was given for her graduation so we don’t know her reasoning behind her decision, but we wish her all the best as she moves on to bigger things, good luck Umeda Ayaka!