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AKB48's Tomomi Itano Plans On Graduating From Group This Year

posted by Aysohmay on 1 February, 2013 at 03:33 pm   ·   44 comments
AKB48's Tomomi Itano Plans On Graduating From Group This Year

During the premiere event for the movie "Documentary of AKB48: No Flower Without Rain", AKB48 member Tomomi Itano revealed that she plans on graduating from the group sometime this year.

According to reports, Itano was originally going to announce her graduation during a concert this spring, but decided to slip the announcement into an interview instead after talking to Yasushi Akimoto, creator of the group, about it.

During the documentary, Itano is asked when she will be graduating. After learning the film will be released in February, 2013, the singer stated, "Since this is being released in February, I'll be graduating this year. I want to take the next step in my life."

Itano's graduation date has not been decided on yet. Despite her intention to leave AKB48 looming over her, the idol still wants to enjoy the time she has left with the group.

"I want to spending the rest of my time with AKB48 having fun with the rest of my fellow 1st generation members," she said.

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  • Posted by DKtino · 187 Jpops · 2 shares · 3 years ago  

    NOOO, I'm running out of favorite 1 generation members!

  • Posted by mikeylovesharuna · 23,590 Jpops · 104 shares · 3 years ago  

    nooooooooooo she's my favorite member, Tomochiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • Posted by Gin31 · 66 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    ah,, one of my favorite member,, i hope she change her plan at least until next year :(

  • Posted by uzumahyuuga · 337 Jpops · 4 shares · 3 years ago  

    If Tomochin's gonna leave AKB ... Then only Nyannya, Takamina, Mariko and Miichan are left from the 1st gen.


    Good luck to her :)

  • Posted by eunnah · 971 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    kinda sad but i wish her all the best.. <3

  • Posted by SiuWai · 8,975 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    TOMOCHIN don't leave.....!!!

  • Posted by Serenade135 · 490 Jpops · 3 years ago  

  • Posted by sogandn · 4,398 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    wish her all the best

  • Posted by fureyakoki · 144 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    nah, wish Tomochin all the best :)

  • Posted by adi666adi · 74 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.. why tomochin ?! :'(

    i still remember you in "yuuhi wo miteiru ka".. T_T

  • Posted by Sousuke22 · 735 Jpops · 11 shares · 3 years ago  

    Ahhh ... This is quite sad for the AKB's fans ... Well , I really like her as a solo >.<
    So yay !

  • Posted by okazakii · 1,930 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    hmm, don't really have any opinion on this other than, i hope she doesn't fade from fame, i like her as a japanese model/personality

  • Posted by kagachi · 76,916 Jpops · 307 shares · 3 years ago  


  • Posted by Radia · 476 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    wooooo... tomochiin.... wish you all the best ^^

  • Posted by squall41 · 56 Jpops · 9 shares · 3 years ago  

    oh no . why there two tomo gones. i thinkk everyone will move on. So wish them good ^^

  • Posted by olinchu · 267 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    oh noo tomochin..
    i don't know will i still love akb48 after all 1st gen member gone :(

  • Posted by Traditionally VIP · 27,515 Jpops · 13 shares · 3 years ago  

    Not surprising, her 4th election speech should be a clear enough hint that she wants to start pursuing her dreams and move on, dancing and singing as solo.

  • Posted by rurounibabe · 245 Jpops · 3 years ago  

    Well good :D
    I mean, I feel like she could do so much more on her own.
    That's how I feel anyways.
    But then again, I'm not a fan of AKB. I mostly know of her solo work and I like that X3

  • Posted by xevikira · 1,859 Jpops · 16 shares · 3 years ago  

    My 2oshi graduated, my oshimen involved in one of AKB's most widespread scandal, and now my 3oshi announced graduation... Although I am a bit sad, I am also happy that her announcement was probably the most orderly and not-so-sudden announcement we've heard in a while. Ganbatte Tomochin!

  • Posted by evangelica · 7,193 Jpops · 320 shares · 3 years ago  

    I was kind of expecting this when Acchan graduated, but as 1st generation members, they ARE the oldest members & in their mid-twenties. I'm scared of who's going to graduate next. Can Tomochin have a special solo song or something like Acchan's solo of Sakura no Hanabiratachi? So sad to see her go. ;~;

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