NMB48 held their [Request Hour Setlist Best 30] on April 18 in Osaka and during the event some surprise announcements were made.
First of all, it was announced that popular Team N member Yamada Nana would be moved to Team M. Nana is a 1st Generation member and has always been in Team N since it was formed. Nana will take the spot of former Team M member Hikawa Ayame who graduated in December.
To fill the spots left open by Shinohara Kanna's recent graduation and Yamada Nana's move to Team M, two Kenkyusei, Koga Narumi and Nishimura Aika have been promoted to Team N.
Koga Narumi is a 2nd Generation Kenkyusei who joined the group in 2011, and now has been promoted after almost two years as a Kenkyuusei. Nishimura Aika instead is a 4th Generation Kenkyusei who had just debuted in December last year.
Congratulations to the promoted girls. I am not so sure what I should think about Nana's move to M. I don't really like team shuffles or members being switched around and Nana just fits Team N better in my opinion. But let's see how it will turn out.