AKB48 Team K member Suzuki Mariya has announced her graduation from the group.
According to her, she decided to graduate now because other members have begun to take the younger generations under their wings. She plans on continuing a career in acting.
Her final performance will be on April 30th, with her taking part of handshake events until June 10th.
In what has become an unfortunate trend, AKB48 has lost yet another member. Despite that, it seems like there is a glimmer of hope for fans since she seems to be dedicated to staying in the entertainment business as an actress.
Having joined AKB48 back in 2008 it seems like the right time for her to graduate, so we wish her the best and hope to see her in dramas and movies.
Best of luck Suzuki Mariya!