Keyakizaka46 member Neru Nagahama has announced that she will be graduating from the group.
The idol announced her decision on March 7 through her personal blog.
"Kuroi Hitsuji" will be Nagahama's last single with the group. It was released on February 27.
Currently, there is not a schedule for the idol's graduation. She will participate in the handshake events that were already scheduled, but whether she will participate in the group's anniversary live on April 4 remains undecided.
Despite being a Senbatsu member on Keyakizaka46's new single, Nagahama has been notably absent from performances on music programs "Music Station" and "Utacon".
Regarding her plans for after her graduation, Nagahama has said she has not made a decision about what she will do, and will allow herself time to reflect and consider what she wants.
Nagahama joined Keyakizaka46 as a first generation member and the first member of what was then known as Hiragana Keyakizaka46. She is widely considered one of the most popular members of the group.