Rion Azuma Announces Graduation From SKE48 on Valentine’s Day!
Rion Azuma broke hearts on Valentine’s Day when she announced her graduation from SKE48 during the Team S performance of “Kasaneta Ashiato” at the SKE48 Theater on February 14, 2017.
Azuma apologized for disrupting the happy mood of the evening with her announcement, continuing to express her regrets in a video on the SKE48 manager’s Twitter account and in a tweet on her own account. She also posted an entry on the SKE48 official blog where she promised to post again in more detail once she had collected her thoughts. Her official graduation is scheduled for the end of March 2017.
Azuma’s graduation announcement is the 3rd one for SKE48 Team S this year with leader Miki Yakata to graduate on February 26th and Yume Noguchi graduating on February 28th. Given the nickname “Azumarion” by Rena Matsui, she was also known for her piano/keyboard skills, often performing the synthesizer parts for “Escape” and appearing alongside Nao Furuhata in the song “Aishiteru toka, Aishiteta toka” as the duo “Furumarion”. During her time in Team S, she has been a senbatsu member for 7 straight SKE48 singles.
SEK48’s 2nd studio album “Kakumei no Oka” will be released on February 22, 2017 in three 3CD/DVD versions and a 2CD theater version.
SKE48 Official site: http://www.ske48.co.jp/
SKE48 Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/ske48official
Rion Azuma Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/rion_az13
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