Momoiro Clover Z member Momoka Ariyasu has decided to graduate from the group.
The idol made her announcement on January 15 through the group's website and her personal blog.
"Although I've been in this wonderful environment, since I was a child until now as a 22-year-old, I've been looking at the world around me from a distance. My desire to live my life as a ordinary woman has gotten strong, and I am selfishly accepting it," Ariyasu said.
Ariyasu's final activity will occur on January 21 with a final live concert. After leaving the group, the idol does not know what she will be doing.
"I haven't decided on anything specific, but I think I want to live my life without anything planned for once," she said.
Ariyasu has been a member of Momoiro Clover Z since 2009, joining the group after its first single. She was 14-years-old at the time.