Miyawaki Sakura has introduced she can be graduating from her authentic Japanese group HKT48 on June 19.
The former IZ*ONE member made the announcement on the showcase marking the release of HKT48’s 14th single “Kimi to Doko ka e Ikitai”
사쿠라 HKT48 졸업발표 pic.twitter.com/buaUuXb947
— 쿠키 (@i_sakura_you) May 15, 2021
I’ve an announcement to make. I can be graduating from HKT48. I joined HKT48 once I was 13, and have been energetic with the group for 9 years as one of many first era members. Even although I used to be away from the staff for 2 and a half years, HKT48 to me is the place I began my profession. I’ve realized that it’s going to at all times have a particular place in my coronary heart.
The idol Miyawaki Sakura was born from HKT48. I’ve spent years of my life right here and I’ve realized so many issues right here. I’ve been surrounded by so many treasured associates. Watching HKT48 these previous two and a half years, I’ve seen and felt the expansion of the newer era members, and I really feel comfortable seeing them [do well]. With that, I assumed that everybody, together with myself, is transferring to the following stage of their profession.
Because of that, although there’s solely a short while till my commencement, I need to perform my actions whereas repaying everybody for the ten years I spent with HKT48. Since I simply returned and am making my commencement announcement, I’m certain lots of you may be unhappy and disenchanted. However, till my commencement, I’m getting ready actions that may give everybody in HKT48 hope and produce happiness to the followers. I may even be holding my commencement live performance on June 19.
— Miyawaki Sakura
Previously, it was rumored that Sakura could be graduating from the group by way of a leaked report from a Japanese journal. She has additionally been linked with HYBE (beforehand Big Hit Entertainment).