NMB48's Team M member Kodakari Yuuka announced on April 13, that she will graduate from the group. The reason for her decision is poor physical health.
This announcement comes at a bad timing. Team M will start their first show [Idol no Yoake] on May 5th. They have to find a replacement for Yuuka quickly.
This is also the third graduation announcement from NMB48 in less than two weeks after Ishikawa Kokoro and Hara Mizuki , but this time it is not a Kenkyusei but a full member. Even though quite a few Kenkyusei have left NMB48 in the past months, Kodakari Yuuka is only the second full member to leave, after Mori Ayaka graduated from Team N in June last year.
Kodakari Yuuka's comment.
I have something to tell you all.
Joining NMB48 there were painful things too, but everyday was really fun and I felt satisfied.
But I, Kodakari Yuuka, will graduate from NMB48.
To be honest, I was very worried about my physical condition the whole time.
Continuing like this, I felt anxious and, honestly, very scared. Thinking about my future, I thought I should give priority to my physical health.
But I consultated my family and staff several times and they told me 'Why don't you just rest a while?'.
But I don't like doing it halfway, and even if I would continue my activities with this feelings it would be rude and a trouble to all who really support me everyday, so I made the decision to graduate. I am sorry for causing trouble.
The presents, letters, calls during the shows, blog comments from the fans who always supported me, were all my support.
Thank you a lot.
The members I always cried, laughed and worked hard together with: When there were hard times, I felt good again when I saw your smiles. Really, thank you.
From now on, I want to make the one year left of junior high life a fulfilled one while at the same time recover from my poor health. So please somehow watch over me kindly.
So many graduations from NMB48. That makes me really sad. I wish Yuuka all the best for her recovery.