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08 March 2012

SKE48's Mano Haruka and Yamada Erika Will Graduate Too

More SKE48 members have announced their graduation, this time it is Team E's Mano Haruka (left) and Yamada Erika (right). The two of them will graduate together with Team S's Ono Haruka at the end of March.

Just what is happening in SKE48? After a long time of stability with barely any graduations, now we have 3 graduations in just a week? And we're still in Week 1 of March. All these graduations and no promotions smells like an SKE team shuffle will come soon.

There goes another Haruka in SKE48. Now the only Haruka left is Kenkyuusei Futamura Haruka. Once Harurun and Erika graduate, there will be 3 empty spots in Team E, and a total of 5 in SKE48.

Here is a translation of the announcement after their performance today:

We have something to report to all of you.

I, Mana Haruka, and Yamada Erika, will both graduate at the end of March, after having gained a lot of experience in SKE48.

I have performed with the group for 3 years, but recently I find myself wanting to focus on my studies more, so I came to this conclusion.

I have received a lot of support from all the fans, and I am very very thankful.

There is still some time until the end of March, even though it's only a short time, please keep cheering for me.

As for me [Yamada Erica], I injured myself on January 16th, 2011.  The diagnosis is an herniated disc.

I have been getting treatment and it is getting better, but it may also come back in the future if I do not take good care of it.

So I have decided to graduate and focus on treatment.

Please keep supporting me until the end of March, which is just a short time from now.  Please also keep cheering for Team E.

Thank you for coming to the Team E performance.  To show our gratitude, we will high-five with all of the audience on your way out.

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