Madoka Umemoto Announces Graduation From SKE48! Hazuki Kurokawa Announces Hiatus From NMB48!
Madoka Umemoto announced her graduation from SKE48 during the Team E performance of “Te wo Tsunaginagara” at the SKE48 Theater in Nagoya on February 3, 2016. In a statement released on SKE48’s official site, Umemoto thanked the fans for supporting her since she joined the group as a 4th generation member in 2010. She explained that through working with Nagoya Grampus and on the web sports program “SKE48 Umemoto Madoka no Supo-Kon” (SKE48 Madoka Umemoto’s Sports Spirit), she realized that she wanted to work in that field and would be graduating to get closer to realizing her dreams. Her final appearances as a member of SKE48 will be announced at a later date.
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