Update: Sutou Ririka has announced she is leaving NMB48
Update 2: Sutou Ririka is getting married April 2018
NMB48 member Sutou Ririka has announced her engagement.
Announced during the senbatsu results, she mentioned that she would release more details soon.
While we might not have that many details about her engagement, it seems like reactions from fans have been rather mixed. Some mention how she stole the spotlight, while others are surprised that she would reveal this without announcing her graduation first.
Personally, I’m glad to see that she had a chance to announce the engagement with her own words rather than have it be published in a magazine without her consent (as is fairly common in the idol world). Sure, that kind of announcement deserves its own event but it’s still happy news for her.
We’ll update as more details are released, but for now congratulations Sutou Ririka!