Serina Nagano from Idoling!!! Drops Year-End Surprise Graduation Announcement!!!
Idoling!!! member Serina Nagano (#13) announced her graduation from the group at a release event for their 23rd single “Yuki Usagi” at Diver City’s Festival Plaza on December 28, 2014.
Serina Nagano explained that she would leave the group to pursue her dream of becoming a voice actress. Known for her anime/manga otaku personality, Nagano made her show business debut as a model when she was 4-years old and appeared on the popular children’s TV program “Oha Star” before joining Idoling!!! as a 2nd generation member in 2008. With Nagano’s graduation, this makes it the second graduation announcement by a 2nd generation member in Odaiba (Ami Kikuchi, Idoling #16, announced her graduation at Tokyo Idol Festival 2014 in August) and the 3rd such announcement this year. 5th generation member Reia Kiyoku (Idoling!!! #30) announced her graduation from the group via her blog on December 22nd.
After performing a 5-song “mini-live” with the group, Nagano made her announcement, which drew exclamations of shock from the loyal fans braving the chilly winter temperatures. Fellow 2nd generation member Nao Asahi (Idoling #15) was brought to tears upon hearing the news.
Nagano commented: “It’s been 7 years since I joined Idoling!!! as a 13-year old and there have been many failures but, it has been a valuable 7 years as well. As for why I have decided to graduate, I joined Idoling!!! and while working as an idol, I was able to find my dream of becoming a voice actress, so in order to pursue that dream, I will graduate from Idoling!!!.”
Serina Nagano’s final performance with Idoling!!! “Idoling!!! #13 Nagano Serina Sotsugyo Live Puni Puni・Matane・Daisuki” will take place on March 28, 2015 at Shibuya Public Hall (Shibuya Koukaidou) so if you’re a fan of hers why not make plans to go and wish her luck on the next stage of her life? Ganbarimushroom!
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