AKB48’s Takeuchi Miyu will be graduating from the group this year.

On September 4, Takeuchi Miyu held a live broadcast on YouTube where she announced, “I have decided to graduate from AKB48. Of all my activities until now, it was a very heart-fluttering opportunity to have taken on the challenge of a new start in Korea’s skill-based society. I’m so thankful for everything right now, and I want to graduate from AKB48 to walk on a new path by myself. So this year, I have decided to graduate from AKB48.”

She continued, “Through my 14 years of promotions, I never had any regrets. I’ve always thought that I would graduate from AKB48 achieving something big. I had been thinking about my path for 10 years when I appeared on ‘Produce 48.’ A lot of things worked out, and so I think right now is the best timing.”

The AKB48 member added, “I’ve always thought about wanting to be active globally. I’m really happy right now. After graduating, I want to promote as an artist. Not just in singing, but I want to do everything including dancing and acting.”AKB48’s official website also stated, “Her last fan handshake event will be on December 23. We will announce the details for her graduation concert when it has been decided. She will be wrapping up her promotions this year.”

The former “Produce 48” contestant placed 17th on the show’s finale and received a lot of love throughout the survival program for her charms as well as skilled voice.

Wishing Takeuchi Miyu all the best!

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